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BWIN POKER REVIEW

 

Quick Summary

bwin Poker is the primary poker room on the popular OnGame poker network.  OnGame is the second largest poker network and have about 5,000 cash players at peak hours throughout out the week.  Traffic is good up to mid stakes levels, however it is significantly lower now that they have banned US players.   bwin as a company offers a huge sports book as well and can be seen sponsoring several top level football team in Europe.  This is a testament to their financial stability in the gaming industry.

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Room Details

Quick Facts

 
    • Name
    • bwin Poker
    • Country
    • Gibraltar
    • Network
    • PartyGaming
    • Established
    • 1999
    • Telephone
    • 00350 200 777 61
 

Bonuses

 
    • Deposit Bonus
    • 100% up to $500
    • Bonus Code
    • Not Required
 

Rakeback

 
    • Rakeback
    • N/A
    • Statistics
    • N/A
 

Deductions

 
    • Tournaments
    • N/A
    • Bonuses
    • N/A
 

Payments

 
    • Payments
    • N/A
    • Deposit and Withdraw Methods
    • N/A
 

Pros:

    • Four color decks with nice design.
    • No-download client available for Mac and Linux users.
    • Real time hand histories are available.
    • Full screen display option.

Cons:

    • The software is resource intensive.
    • Some hand histories have errors.
    • The wait list feature can be improved.

Main Review:

bwin Poker is the primary poker room on the popular PartyGaming poker network. Traffic is good up to mid stakes levels, however it is significantly lower now that they have banned US players. During European late night hours the action is very scarce. They have been in business since 1999 with a solid reputation making them one of the 'older' poker rooms online. They are licensed by the government of Gibraltar.

bwin Poker - Game Types:

bwin offers a variety of games including Limit and No-Limit Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, and 5 Card Stud. They offer a wide variety of tournaments that run at all times of the day. It is rare for any games other than No-Limit Texas Hold'em to have traffic above the lowest levels. Hold'em games are well populated up to around the $2/4 No-Limit (NL) and $5/10 Limit (FL) games. Traffic is highest during the European afternoon.

At the lower limits the play is extremely poor and can be very profitable (and high variance). At mid-stakes and up you run into many seasoned veterans playing for the bonuses that bwin Poker and other PartyGaming skins offers. These games can be very tough to beat as many players are very tight and aggressive.

bwin Poker - Software and Features:

bwin Poker's software has a good lobby that makes it easy to find your game of choice. Your balance and latency is always displayed at the bottom of the lobby screen. The tables are well laid out and allow you to easily see which players are in the hand, how much money they have, how much they have bet, and where the button is.

The software has a useful if not annoying feature where when you join a table and you must click "sit in" to start playing. Hands play out fairly quickly other than when two players are all in. In that situation both hands are shown and the odds of each hand winning are displayed. This feature is useful for new players trying to learn the odds, but will be annoying to more seasoned players. Action keys (fold, call, raise) are all hot linked to the function keys on your keyboard so you can rest your mouse hand if needed.

Statistics on your play are available including break downs for each session that you have played. Hand histories are available as well. In addition, you can look up hand histories on their website. bwin Poker ring games are supported by PokerTracker, although tournaments are not.

bwin Poker also offers one of the first "no-download" poker rooms, which offers the client through a java browser application. This makes bwin one of the few poker rooms that Mac and Linux users can play on.

bwin Poker - Behind the Scenes:

bwin Poker is very responsive to customer inquiries. They offer customer support via email or phone.

bwin is a major presence in Europe and is owned by the publicly traded company bwin Interactive Entertainment AG. They even sponsor the football (soccer) team AC Milan.