Eurobet Poker is part of the OnGame group of online poker rooms, a network which includes Holdem Poker, PokerRoom and Euro Poker. In joining this network, Eurobet Poker has made an excellent recovery from PartyPoker’s now infamous decision to sever its connections with its skins, a decision which left both Eurobet Poker and its UK arm Coral Poker (amongst others) high and dry on a network which had now lost the large majority of its playing base. But that is history now, and in OnGame Eurobet Poker has found a home with a player base in excess of five million. (It is prescient to point out at this point this review is identical to the review we have given Coral Poker – the only difference between the two is that Coral Poker is for use by UK residents only, while Eurobet is Coral’s international arm). In making the network switch, Euro Poker has upped the ante in the bonus stakes, offering one of the biggest sign-up bonuses in online poker today – namely, a 100% up to $600 bonus. The new Eurobet Poker bonus has a very reasonable play-through ratio That Eurobet has the financial muscle to back up this offer is beyond doubt, given, as all UK players will be aware, its standing as one of the UK’s ‘Big Three’ bookmakers. As such, Eurobet Poker is a very tempting proposition indeed: great network, top bonus – what more could an online poker player wish for? And this notwithstanding the option of ‘no-download’ play via the browser, of which you will find more below.

Features

OnGame, providers of Eurobet Poker, offer the online poker player the chance to play poker either via their browser or by downloading the game client. The browser version uses a Java platform and, although it works perfectly well with Windows, it is ostensibly intended to enable Mac and Linux users to play online poker without having to use a Windows emulator. The differences between the two pieces of software are minimal, but if you have the option to download Euro Poker or any of the other poker rooms on the network, then you really should do so because the Windows version posesses some features which have been excluded from the browser game for performance reasons. For example, the player has the option to check his/her playing stats on the Windows version via either a pull-down menu in the lobby or by clicking on their avatar during the game, whereas the browser version does not. With the download version players can also remove their avatar, open a bigger chat window, change the deck colour, view stats and chat simultaneously, and enable a full screen mode. Most online poker players will have played PokerRoom at some stage, and so should feel at home with the identical features Eurobet Poker provides.

The Windows version of Eurobet Poker features an enhanced stats menu with options for analysing your play in Texas Hold ’em, Omaha, Stud and Tournaments; shortcut keys; full or reduced screen size; player notes; lobby chat window; removeable avatars; auto login on startup.

Stakes

Limit Texas Hold ’em $0.15/0.30 to $500/1000, Pot & NL Texas Hold ’em $0.10/0.10 to $100/100
Limit Omaha $0.25/0.50 to $25/50, Pot and NL Omaha $0.25/0.25 to $2/2
Limit Omaha hi/lo $0.50/1 to $25/50 Pot and NL Omaha hi/lo $0.25/0.25 to $20/20
Limit Seven Card Stud $0.50/1 to $25/50
Limit Seven Card Stud hi/lo $0.50/1 to $25/50
Limit Five Card Draw $1/2 to $10/20 Pot Limit Five Card Draw $0.25/0.25 to $2/2
Limit Omaha hi/lo $0.50/1 to $25/50 Pot and NL Omaha hi/lo $0.25/0.25 to $20/20
Limit Seven Card Stud $0.50/1 to $25/50
Limit Seven Card Stud hi/lo $0.50/1 to $25/50
Limit Five Card Draw $1/2 to $10/20 Pot Limit Five Card Draw $0.25/0.25 to $2/2.

Freerolls

Eurobet Poker’s freeroll is interesting in that there are only 60 seats up for grabs and a $2500 prize. Qualifiers run Mon-Sat at 2.30pm est and the first ten places win the seats for Sunday’s final.

Eurobet Poker Bonus

Eurobet Poker offers a bonus of 100% up to $600.

Player Numbers and Growth

Eurobet Poker operates on a player base of upwards of five million – the 3rd largest in the world.

Eurobet Poker Promotions

Eurobet Poker runs the same weekly tourneys as PokerRoom, ie The ‘Big Deal,’ which is a $320 buy-in multi table tourney run every Sunday at 2pm est (for which there are various smaller buy-in satellites throughout the week).

FAQ:

1. How easy is the Eurobet Poker bonus to clear?
2. What are the negative points, if any?

ANS 1:

The Eurobet Poker bonus is awarded at the ratio of $1 to each 10 player points earned; therefore the full $600 bonus would take 6000 points to clear. The bonus is not awarded in increments, but players have a reasonable 90 days to gain the necessary points. Points are earned at the following rate: 0.7 pts per $1 raked and 5 pts per $1 of tournament entry fees paid. The full $600 bonus would be made after around 5700 raked hands if the rake averaged out at $1.50; alternatively tourney players would have to play 1200 $10 + 1 tournaments. Tough for tourney players, but well within the range of ring game players.

ANS 2:

The negative point is the lack of live support via the game client; email and telephone support is available 24/7.

Rake

Industry standard 5% to a max $3 no flop no drop. The maximum rake taken from each game is clearly displayed on each table’s window.

Deposit options

Visa, NETeller, Quick Pay, Ecocard, Moneybookers, Switch, Maestro, Solo, Delta, Electron, bank transfer.

Security

128 bit SSL encryption verified by Thawte

Customer Services

Eurobet Poker provides 24/7 email and phone support.

Conclusion: How does Eurobet Poker Shape-Up?

Eurobet Poker gives US players (and players from anywhere else in the world) a bite at the cherry. Any ring-game player with $600 to invest could do no worse than Eurobet Poker. Highly recommended.