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Poker770 - NetBet
About Poker770 (NetBet Poker)
Poker770 is not just one of the iPoker rooms. It is one of the biggest, with a massive presence on the French online poker market (as of July 2010 French poker players can only play in dedicated French poker networks). While a majority of Poker770’s players are French, the site is available in several languages and international players are welcome too (Poker770 is very strong in Germany in particular). Poker 770 maintains a rather large contingent of in-house professionals. Pascal Perrault plays there as well as Jerome Alonzo, Lise Vigezzi and Guillaume Darcourt.
The promotions offered by Poker770 are those of the iPoker network, which means they’re usually huge and excellent. The rake featured by Poker770 is below industry average, which is great news for players, especially because there is no rakeback on the iPoker network. On the downside: Poker770’s software tends to be a little slow, it doesn’t accept US (or French) players and therefore its traffic is weak outside of European peak hours.
200% up to £2000
The software used by Poker770 is the iPoker software you probably already know well. Overall, it is an outstandingly stable and functional online poker client and it’s only 27MB big, so downloading it won’t be a problem through any connection. The only downside to the software is the fact that the countdown timer is unusually generous, which means that play will be much slower than in other online poker rooms.
Multi tabling is also supported. Players will be able to tile up to 8 tables in standard resolution, without any sort of noticeable loss in speed or stability. The usual industry standard statistics are all available. In addition to them, Poker770 offers a feature which allows for graphic hand history replay, so you can determine in an easy to follow way what you did well and where you went wrong.
From a graphics perspective, the interface offered by Poker770 is a customized version of the iPoker software you may have seen in other poker rooms. 3D like avatars are available and players can further optimize the graphical features of the interface (4-color deck, felt color, avatar etc.). The sound is ok although it tends to become repetitive after a while. Sounds can be turned off from the options panel so that won’t be a problem either.
Promotions and Best Bonus
The sign-up bonus offered by Poker770 is a 200% match on player deposits, up to £2000
or the equivalent in USD.
In order to redeem your bonus, you’ll have to generate 100 player points for every bonus dollar. The bonus money is released in $5 increments, directly into player accounts, which basically means that you have to accumulate 500 points for every such bonus batch.
Poker770’s promotions are not just numerous, they usually offer excellent value as well. In addition to the sign-up bonus, there are other bonuses too: The Best Hand bonus is a $100 reward available on a daily basis. All you have to do to secure that money is to hit the best hand of the day while playing (it has to be better than quad Kings).
The Bad Beat bonus is worth $250, and you’ll pocket it as soon as you have your quad Kings or better beaten. The bad beat bonus has to be claimed via email.
Poker770’s VIP club offers its members a series of privileges. There are VIP levels you can attain, each of them offering gradually bigger benefits. In order to advance on the VIP ladder, you need to collect poker points. Of course, you can always opt to have your poker points converted into cash as well.
The Refer a Friend bonus can mean an extra $75 for you and an extra $25 for your referred friends.
Starting in August, Poker770 has been running a Monthly Million tourney, offering players the chance to win their share of a $1million guaranteed prize-pool.
In addition to all these, Poker770 runs a series of satellites to the ECPT Malta and to the EPT’s Deauville stop, making it possible for its players to grab a share of a fabulous live prize-pool and thus to make a name for themselves through Poker770.
Other Poker770 promotions are: the Zero $ Monster tourney, the Omaholics 2009, the International Team Poker league, the Magic Box as well as a series of freerolls and jackpot SNGs.
Poker770 offers a whole bunch of MTTs covering a wide spectrum of buy-ins as well as freerolls, SNGs and direct access satellites.
The jackpot SNGs offered by Poker770 give players a shot at a $100,000 prize. What players need to do in order to secure the money is to win 6 SNGs in a row. If no one manages to take the jackpot down, an additional $30,000 is added to it every week, until somebody wins it. The jackpot is then reset, but it will never be smaller than $25,000.
Freeroll-wise there’s plenty to choose from at Poker770. There are over 50 freerolls running each week, offering players excellent opportunities to accumulate some much needed experience and to win cash prizes as well as live event entries. If you happen to secure a live event seat through one of these freerolls, you’ll have to allow Poker770 to interview you and to possibly take your picture for their site.
Poker770’s MTTs offer a massive $15 million total prize-pool every month. There are several small buy-in events which offer high guaranteed prize-pools thus injecting some massive EV+ into the games. The weekly $250,000 Guaranteed is currently the flagship MTT of the site.
As far as unique offers go, Poker770 is one of the better endowed sites in the online poker industry. Sure, the overall package doesn’t appear to offer anything out of the ordinary, but a little research will change your mind right away: kind of like Full Tilt Poker, Poker770 keeps a large contingent of in-house pros. Some celebrities also play there, so if you fancy playing a few pots with Fabian Barthez, the goalkeeper of the World Champion French soccer squad, you can do it here.
Another interesting unique feature offered at Poker770 is the live webcam feature. Taking online poker one step further on the path to full realism, Poker770 has become the first online poker room to offer players the possibility to play face to face with their opponents, through the use of webcams. Are you adept at reading people based on their gestures? Poker770 opens up a whole new world for you then.
The professional team at Poker770 is also charged with taking care of their beginners. Rookies get the chance to play at $0 buy-in tables where professionals offer them advice on how to better themselves.
Poker770 does not accept US players
US players are not currently accepted at Poker 770. Despite that fact, the traffic seems to be just fine in European peak hours, so if you’re in Europe, you will have absolutely no problems finding competition on your preferred limit. Because traffic does take a dip outside of European peak hours though, those from other parts of the world might encounter such problems.
Drawing traffic from the mighty iPoker network and being able to offer iPoker promotions are factors that will probably weigh heavily in the long term traffic balance at Poker 770.
Poker770 support is available round the clock, seven days a week, through email, and phone. The support staff is knowledgeable and they treat their players with the utmost respect. Emails requesting support are replied to in a timely manner as the industry best iPoker standards are fully respected here. Requesting support through fax is also possible.
200% up to £2000