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William Hill Poker
William Hill is a huge name in sports betting, whilst also offering popular casino, bingo and poker platforms. The poker site, along with many other prestigious online gaming sites, utilises industry behemoth iPoker’s software as well as its vast network of players.
Games and Tournaments
There are always plenty of tables open across the full spectrum of poker variants at William Hill Poker and, most importantly, there are always people to play against.
New players will be disappointed that there is no free play option to allow them to hone their skills before they deposit. However, there are specific tournaments for those who have signed up in the previous 90 days, which run frequently and at least allow you take on those at a similar skill level before moving on to the larger pool.
Speed Poker is a neat addition to the site, which allows you to be instantly transferred to a new game as soon as you fold, with competitors playing against a pool of other players rather than on a specific table.
The William Hill Poker site dedicates a whole page to its monthly schedule of tournaments, with new ones starting every five minutes. In all there is a combined prize pool of over €5 million, shared between tournaments that will attract new players and seasoned users alike.
The main site seems to have had the most love and attention paid to it of all of William Hill’s online pages - some of which seem a little dated. The content sits in front of a sharp illustration of flying cards and stacked chips in a subdued corporate blue. The graphics within the sections are similarly crisp and well rendered, fitting the theme perfectly.
With the download software being provided by iPoker, the lobby and tables are similar to most of the big names in the poker market, so there will be few surprises. Of course, the reason that iPoker dominates online poker is because their product is very good - everything looks neat and uncluttered.
Functionality and Features
William Hill Poker is packed with features to enhance your playing experience. The William Hill Poker Coach is a neat download which calculates your odds at Texas Hold’em tables and offers advice about your hand. It can even profile the other players at the table, enabling you to adapt and gain an advantage.
A handy widget bar whilst you play places the ability to change the theme of the table, try out mini games and read news feeds just a click away, which is perfect for those who enjoy multitasking.
Unfortunately, the download was massively unstable during the writing of this review, and even when uninstalled and reinstalled, it struggled to load on numerous occasions. Sluggish response to live chat enquiries and a lack of mobile playing option also act as black marks against William Hill Poker.
Your first deposit will be doubled in bonus money up to £1,200, which is released in £3 increments for every 425 William Hill Points that you accrue by playing at the site within the first 90 days. You gain 41 WHPoints for every £1 of rake contributed to cash games and for every £1 paid in tournament fees. The WH Points can also be built up to allow access into special tournaments or can be swapped for cash or bonuses.
Also as a new customer you will receive a £10 casino bonus, entry to the Gifts Palooza freeroll - with prizes including Xbox Ones, Playstation 4s, Beats by Dr. Dre and more - and 100 club points. It’s a neat little way to thank new players for signing up to the site.
There are a number of promotions for current users as well, including the chance to win holidays, seats at live tournaments and cashback deals.
William Hill Poker offers so much to players through great features, solid gameplay and decent promotions that it is such a shame there’s no mobile offering, the download is prone to crashing and the customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
Once everything is running it is a joy, thanks to the added value of the coaching download and widget bar in particular. The help that it gives to new players through novice-only tournaments could be enhanced with a freeplay option, but the generous bonus offers certainly make William Hill Poker a great place to make the leap into your online poker career.
This William Hill review was updated in March 2015.
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