Betfred Poker Review Continued...
Games and Tournaments
Part of the massively popular iPoker network, Betfred Poker provides a good selection of poker games, including Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, 7-Card Stud and Omaha Hi/Lo. There is also the new Six Plus Hold'em in addition to Razz and Soko, along with the exciting Twister Poker format, where the prize pool is randomly determined by a Wheel of Fortune style spin. Prizes can run into the €1,000s from buy-ins of just €1, adding an extra layer of excitement to the experience.
If you’d like a break from poker, you can try out the Betfred Pokasino Club, which combines table games, live games and slots to offer a fun and relaxing experience. If you spin the reels on selected slots or indulge in specific table games each week, you could grab a share of £250 in a special poker freeroll.
The Betfred Poker interface isn’t going to blow you away, but it has been updated to look more modern and stacks up well against some of the slicker operators out there. Tables are fairly clean and functional and give players the chance to personalise their accounts with an avatar image. The lobby area also looks much neater than it did previously, making it easier to use as players search through games and look for promotions.
Functionality and Features
Playtech’s iPoker software provides Betfred Poker with a solid and reliable platform for you to enjoy hitch-free poker. Another benefit of the popular network is its high volume of players, with thousands of people taking part in peak hours, meaning you will never have to wait long to find a decently-populated cash game or even tournament. There is a huge variation in opponents due to the size of the network, with plenty of fish playing alongside some serious poker sharks.
There is a helpful information section, which includes a glossary of terms for new players in addition to the meanings of many chat abbreviations, so that when somebody says to you VNH (Very Nice Hand) you won’t be taken aback. The guide also covers the major poker variants as well as general strategy, which is immensely useful for those who want to get to grips with the games as soon as possible. The Betfred Poker software also allows you to customise your experience with functions such as previous hand playback, buddy lists, player notes and an option to turn off the avatars.
Betfred operates in a number of gambling markets and its bankroll management function allows you to use your deposited funds across Betfred Poker, Betfred Casino and Betfred Sportsbook, so you can manage all of your gaming activity in a single account.
Betfred Poker Bonuses and Promotions
As you would expect from the “Bonus King”, the Betfred Poker site offers players a range of fantastic offers and loyalty schemes. Players can expect a bonus of up to 20% of their initial deposit up to £1,200 as well as £10 free when you sign up and deposit at least £5. That tenner goes pretty far, as you’ll receive a €1 Twister token, a €2 Twister token, a €5 Pokasino bonus and tokens to other tournaments and league games.
If you play in real-money games, such as ring games, Sit & Gos and multi-table tournaments, you will collect Betfred Poker loyalty points. The higher your VIP status, the more points you will accumulate, which are then converted into loyalty dollars for you to play with. As you earn more points, you can get access to exclusive freerolls for Betfred Poker users. The site also runs regular seasonal promotions as well as some super generous freeroll tournaments.
With good traffic levels, reliable software, a good choice of tournaments, entry to big events and excellent customer service, Betfred Poker is a solid frontrunner in the online poker industry and a good choice for any player.