Friday, October 29, 2004

Sportingbet Poker Site Review - Online Poker Room

Sportingbet Poker has a lot going for it, and is definitely worth a visit if you're looking for fishy players and a decent signup bonus.

One big plus about Sportingbet Poker is that it's the poker room of Sportingbet, which operates a prominent sportsbook and online casino. This means that you get all sorts of loose, horrible players popping their heads into the poker room, jonesing to throw chips at you as fast as they possibly can. You'll be amazed at how many players ALWAYS see the flop, at all levels, and how many will call all the way to river with nothing but J high.

As far as the site itself, Sportingbet Poker usually has a decent number of players online at most times. It's not a huge site but you'll usually have no problem finding a game, especially at lower limits.

The software is okay, but is lacking in support for playing more than one table at a time. While this isn't a huge sticking point, only being able to play one table at a time does slow down clearing bonuses at Sportingbet Poker. They offer all the normal varieties of poker, at every level imaginable, limit, no-limit, pot-limit, you name it. They also offer single and multi-table tournaments, as well as Stud and Omaha tables.

The Sportingbet Poker signup bonus is a decent one, especially since it requires no maximum deposit. You can receive up to $100 in bonus money, with the first $30 being released to you automatically when you play 70 raked hands, and the remaining $70 being released when you play 500 raked hands. One thing to keep in mind is that the site defines a raked hand as one you see the flop in which is ultimately raked, and not just one in which you're dealt cards in.

One very nice feature of Sportingbet Poker is that the cashouts are really, really fast, often hitting your account in an hour or two.

On a scale of 10, Sportingbet Poker gets a 7. The loose, terrible players are definitely worth the price of admission and the bonus is a decent one, if a bit slow to clear. While playing one table only is a pain, the loose play and bonus more than make up for the hindrance.

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