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About Winner poker room
Winner.com is one of those multi-faceted operations which offer casino games poker and bingo too. As a result of that, the competition at their online poker tables is bound to be lighter than usual since poker attracts lots of casino gamblers and bingo players.
Claiming to be run by “insiders”, winner.com says it offers its players the best odds and the best insider information available anywhere to further maximize those odds. Their poker room uses Playtech (iPoker) software and obviously draws player traffic from the iPoker network. Being the world’s largest independent poker network and hosting sites like Titan Poker, VC poker and Tony G Poker, the iPoker network can certainly deliver when it comes to player traffic. There are about 35,000 players online at peak hours, and promotions like the ECOOP and generously prize-pooled monthly guarantees keep the new player flow alive.
According to their website, Winner Poker is aiming to set new standards in online poker, as far as the quality of gaming services and player support are concerned.
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Winner Poker software
As said above, Winner Poker uses the iPoker software most seasoned online poker players know like the back of their hands. Being the battle tested veteran that it is, the iPoker software is obviously highly functional. From a graphical point of view it is obviously not an industry leader, because while it does offer several avatars and customization options, the visuals are somewhat repetitive and stiff. The sounds too can grow annoying after a while but one can always turn them off so it’s OK. A 4-color deck can be used and the table felt can be customized as well. Other than that, the cards are easily readable and the software remains stable, even when all 16 tables meant to aid multi-tablers are open. The pace of the action would actually be pretty alert if it weren’t for the overly generous count-down timer that offers frustrated players the perfect tool to slow the game to a crawl and thus to upset others too.
The lobby can be navigated easily and useful statistics are readily available. In addition to your usual flops viewed percentage, average pot size etc. there are other – much more useful – stats features as well. The graphical hand history is one such addition, and you will find yourself backtracking on it even if you’re not particularly keen on analyzing past hands.
Live support is reachable directly from the software interface so if a problem emerges you can ask for help right away.
Winner Poker promotions and best bonus
When it comes to greeting new players with a sign-up bonus, Winner Poker do indeed pull out all the stops, offering what may well be one of the best first deposit bonus deals in the online poker industry.
The percentage match that new players receive on their first deposits is a whooping 250%, up to no less than €1.5k
(or $2k, depending on which currency the player is using
). The bonus money has to be redeemed through real money cash game and tournament action. The bonus is released in €5 batches, and each such batch requires 473 points to unlock. The bonus is valid for 90 days, which is indeed plenty of time for players to earn the required number of points to unlock their bonus in its entirety. Money left unredeemed at the end of the 90-day period is forfeited.
In addition to the “regular bonus” Winner Poker feature a no-deposit bonus as well. While this deal is a lot smaller one, it doesn’t require players to make an actual deposit, so at the end of the day, it too is an attractive path for someone reluctant to risk any real money on the games.
The deal we’re talking about is a $10/€10 one, and one has to be careful about it because by opting for this deal, players shall give up any and all other sign-up bonus deals at the site. This free money can only be used at specially appointed tables. These limitations can be removed though, by accumulating $/€10 in poker income.
Interestingly enough, when it comes to its promotions-system, Winner Poker isn’t quite as generous as some if the other PlayTech sites. That is not to say though that they do not have plenty of interesting things going on. They have a bunch of bankroll-building opportunities for players in the shape of daily freerolls featuring €25 prize-pools as well as a weekly one with a €250 prize-pool. There’s a Top Hand of the Day promotion as well as a Bad Beat bonus aimed at alleviating the suffering of those who get sucker-punched by Lady Luck.
Winner Poker Tournaments 2015
Tournaments-wise on the other hand, Winner Poker are a top-notch destination. Indeed, their tournament selection is ridiculously rich, so much so in fact that one will have a hard time deciding exactly which of their massive guaranteed prize-pools offer the most value from every angle. The €100k Sunday Special, which is the flagship weekend major of the site (and the iPoker network in general), definitely warrants some attention in this respect, but there’s a lot more than that on the menu. Every month, some €6 million get handed out to players in the form of guaranteed prize-pools, and every day, there’s something big going down at the site. The Twister Poker SNGs, the Big Friday €30k guaranteed, the Steps Tournaments and the various Jackpot tournaments run by the site all come with quite a bit of extra value. The Monday Night Omaha tournaments represent a special draw for those interested in this increasingly popular poker genre.
Winner Poker Special Offers 2015
As said above, Winner Poker features several uniquely interesting features among which the Monday Night Omaha Tournaments take up center stage. The Twister Poker SNGs are quite a unique speck of color as well: they represent a special adaptation of the SNG format, through which, players may find themselves playing for a prize-pool of $10k for a regular buy-in.
The Winner Bonanza is said to be the most popular tournament on the iPoker network (as it apparently draws the biggest starting fields) and it now has some €2k added to its already impressive prize-pool.
True poker sharks will love the site’s Knockout Bounty tournaments, as it gives them the chance to stalk and to hunt down their opponents for additional rewards.
Like all iPoker rooms, Winner Poker feature Speed Poker as well. The network’s own brand of fast-folding poker is always a popular attraction, as is their in-depth poker school, which comes complete with a 3D eBook.
Winner Poker Do Not Accept US Players
Although Winner Poker’s website doesn’t expressly say anything about whether US players are accepted or not, knowing that the iPoker network as a whole isn’t exactly friendly towards US players, we’ll have to assume that US players are not accepted by Winner Poker either.
The site’s traffic is excellent despite that though, as the iPoker network more than makes up for the lack of US based traffic. Winner Poker’s promotions are generally European oriented as well, so when we’re talking about “peak hours” at Winner Poker, we’re obviously talking about European peak hours.
Winner Poker support
Striving to set new standards in online poker, Winner Poker prides itself on the excellent round the clock support it offers its players.
Their support system is indeed top notch. Live support is reachable directly from the user interface, and the staff is more than knowledgeable. They’ll efficiently sort out your issues regardless of their nature.
The existence of the outstanding live chat support feature makes all other support channels look obsolete, but nonetheless, Winner Poker offers email, Fax and telephone support as well.
In addition to an international toll free number, there’s a Canadian and a UK number available as well.
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