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Unibet Poker supports a large variety of different languages, amongst which German, French, Polish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian , Finnish and others. This fact alone is a telltale clue as to which poker market Unibet really intends to conquer. Unibet has pretty much always been a European facing poker room, which is probably why it never found survival in the post UIGEA online poker world a real challenge.
Unibet’s player base has remained largely in position, and as the quality of their games and software gradually improved, it even began to grow.
Unibet’s game selection is excellent, its software highly reliable, it is often subject to updates to keep it in a highly competitive form. If you enjoy good action against mainly European competition, Unibet is the poker room for you.
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Unibet ‘s poker software is not a looker, and that’s all right since it has probably never been intended to draw players with its fancy graphics. The Microgaming interface is almost too simplistic at times, something that has is own appeal in a down to earth kind of way. You will not find all sorts of witty (and sometimes annoying) avatars blocking your view, or any sort of customizable table felts. The accent is on the game-play here, and in that respect, Unibet delivers nicely. Game-play is fast and very stable. The statistics offered are the usual ones (flops seen, average stacks and pot sizes etc). Personal statistics are visible at all times thus providing the player an immediate feedback on the efficiency of his own actions.
Hand histories are also available in the software interface but they can also be exported.
Multi tabling is aided by the presence of mini-view tables. All in all, a maximum of 8 tables can be opened by the player for simultaneous play, and there is no loss of speed or stability when these tables are open.
Players can track their performance when it comes to the number of raked hands they played, directly from the lobby
Unibet Promotions and Best Bonus
Unibet Poker offers a flat sign-up bonus (meaning that it is not an actual % match on players’ deposits). Unibet’s bonus is rather tied to player performance, and it can be as high as $750, for those who play many raked hands. In order to unlock the whole $750 and have it transferred to your bonus account, you need to generate 6,000 VIP Points. The bonus is transferred in four smaller batches like this: one batch of $187.4 (€ 125) after the first 1,500 VIP points obtained. The second batch enters the player’s possession after 3,000 VIP points generated. The third batch of $187.5 is earned upon the mustering of 4,500 VIP points and the final batch after 6,000 VIP points.
As far as promotions go, Unibet has quite a few of them. Their monthly $250,000 Guaranteed attracts a lot of attention, with satellites and sub-satellites running pretty much all through the month leading up to it. While reload bonuses are not offered, the VIP points system that Unibet has offers players cashback, which can be anything between $5 and $1,000 a month, depending on the player’s performances.
The Bad Beat Jackpot rewards unlucky players, the Desperado promotion offers daily high prize-pool tournaments which feature very low buy-ins.
Unibet also runs a series of freerolls, some of which have rather generous prize-pools.
Unibet Poker runs STTs and MTTs pretty much all day long. Buy-ins start from as low as $1, and can go as high as several hundreds of dollars. Many of Unibet’s MTTs are re-buy events, which means early play tends to be extremely loose.
Their flagship monthly $250,000 GTD never fails to draw crowds, and it can be accessed through an online qualifier for as little as $5.5.
The above mentioned Desperado promotion offers daily €500, €1,000 and €2,000 guaranteed MTTs for buy-ins ranging between €1.1 and €3.3 . There’s some excellent investment/possible return ratio in these tourneys.
Prize pools offered on freerolls can be as high as $500.
Unibet offers direct access qualifiers to some of the world’s biggest live poker events like the WPT, the EPT or the WSOP.
Unibet Special Offers
A Unibet special worthy of mentioning is the Desperado promotion. Players get a chance to cut themselves a share of a prize pool of €500, €1,000 or €2,000, for some truly minute buy-ins.
The €500 Desperado event takes place daily, and it costs only €1+€0.1 to enter. The starting stacks are 1,000 chips deep and there are 8 minute blinds.
The €1,000 Desperado event costs only €2+€0.2 to enter and it also features 8 minute blinds with a 1,000 chip starting stack. There are unlimited buy-ins in all of these Desperado events for the first 2 hours of play.
The €2,000 Event is also a daily one and it costs only €3+€0.3 to enter.
Unibet’s cashback promotion can easily be counted among the most original such loyalty schemes in the industry. The VIP points that players earn through real money play can be converted to cash, and thus at the end of the month, players can walk away with the equivalent of a nice rakeback.
Unibet Do Not Accept US Players
Unibet Poker draws its player-base from Europe. The website has been set up in a way so that it best meets European needs. Several languages are supported, and lots of regional events are featured. Unibet has never really aimed for bringing in US traffic, and now, after the UIGEA, they decided to make that stance official: they no longer accept American customers at the site.
Unibet features an excellent support. You’ll be able to reach the Unibet staff via email or phone. Phone support is available in all the 12 languages the site supports, which is great for bringing those into the fold who do not speak English.
Withdrawals cannot be made between 10 PM and 10 AM.
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