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MYBET REVIEW

 

Quick Summary

myBet is part of the iPoker Network, one of the largest poker networks on the internet.  The network took a hit when it dropped U.S. customers when the UIGEA was passed in late 2006, but it dedicated itself to building its player base in Europe and absorbed several sites and networks that couldn't survive post-UIGEA, so it is now thriving.  Texas Hold'em dominates the table selection and as myBet does not allow Americans to play, peak traffic occurs during European evening hours.  All games, Hold'em or not, can be found easily in the simple lobby and the software is very player friendly.

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Room Details

Quick Facts

 
    • Name
    • mybet
    • Country
    • Mali
    • Network
    • iPoker
    • Established
    • 2003
    • Telephone
    • 00356 213 82 889 (Malta)
 

Bonuses

 
    • Deposit Bonus
    • 200% up to $1000
    • Bonus Code
    • PSmybet
 

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:

    • Multiple reliable avenues for customer support
    • Clean table layouts and crisp graphics
    • Easy to navigate lobby
    • Strong player volume

Cons:

    • Not open to U.S. customers
    • Virtually no Stud poker games

Main Review:

myBet Poker is part of a larger myBet gambling site, which also offers casino games and sports betting.  The site was founded in 2003 by Personal Exchange International Ltd., based in Malta.  A member of Playtech's iPoker Network, it is one of the many online poker sites that do not accept customers from the United States.  Despite that, the network is one of the largest on the internet, with Texas Holdem and Omaha Poker games aplenty.  The player base is a mix of casual players and regular grinders, so the games tend to be relatively well balanced.

myBet's software is easy to navigate and a pleasure to use.  Table graphics are bright and clean with all controls well laid out.

mybet - Game Types:

As is the case with any online poker room, the vast majority of the cash game traffic at myBet is at the No-Limit Hold'em tables, primarily at low and mid-stakes.  The iPoker Network is large, though, so high stakes players should be able to find some games, as well.  And if you want to play six-handed, you are in the right place, as most of the No-Limit Hold'em action is at short-handed tables.  Heads-up traffic is good, as well.  There is some Fixed-Limit Holdem to be found on myBet, but not nearly to the extent of No-Limit.  Whereas some poker rooms are Omaha ghost towns, myBet is a solid choice for the four hole card game, although really only if you want to play Pot-Limit.  Any variety of Stud is virtually non-existent.

Sit-and-Go tournaments abound at myBet, starting as cheap as $0.12 and going as high as $5,200.  The standard myBet Sit-and-Go structure isn't ideal for tight players, as chip stacks start at 1,500 and blinds increase every seven minutes.  Unique to myBet's network are "jackpot" Sit-and-Go's in which players who win a certain number of tournaments in a row at specially marked tables receive a cash prize of anywhere from $2,000 to over $100,000, depending on the promotion.

There are plenty of multi-table tournaments starting around the clock at myBet with a variety of buy-ins.  Almost all are No-Limit Hold'em, but a few Omaha tourneys run each day.

mybet - Software and Features:

myBet offers both downloadable and browser based versions of its poker software, both of which are fast to load and run smoothly.  The table view is the standard top-down view with stock player avatars in each occupied seat.  The avatars can be turned off, though. The cards are easy to read and the colors of the table window are bright.  The layout is clean, with all of the game controls and settings easy to find, while not getting in the way.  One nice feature not found at most poker rooms is that during tournaments, the level timer can be found right in the table window so that it is not necessary to flip back to the lobby to find that information.

The iPoker Network lagged behind some of the other major networks and rooms for a while when it came to software features, but it has since caught up, adding things like auto top-up in cash games and quick seating options.  As myBet is an international room, players have the option to play in U.S. Dollars, British Pounds, and Euros.

Multi-tablers will enjoy myBet, as the software makes it possible to play up to 16 games simultaneously.

The lobby is extremely easy to navigate.  Game types can be chosen via a "tree" directory on the left side, with separate tabs for cash game tables, Sit-and-Gos, multi-table tournaments, and play money.  Once a game type is chosen, the tables can be sorted by name, blinds, number of players currently seated, average pot, players to the flop, hands per hour, or waiting list size.  myBet also offers filters so that the tables displayed can be narrowed by things like stakes, maximum seats, or empty/full.

Note taking, as one would expect nowadays, is easy.  The software even reminds you when the note was last updated, so that you can have an idea of whether or not that information is current.

myBet typically offers a generous 100% first deposit bonus of several hundred dollars.  Bonuses are relatively difficult to clear for low stakes players, but fairly easy for mid-stakes and above.  Bonuses will clear much more quickly at short-handed tables than at full ring.

mybet - Behind the Scenes:

myBet offers excellent customer support via live chat, e-mail, and telephone, although phone support is not available 24/7.  Customer support responses are generally accurate and timely.

The poker room uses 128-bit SSL encryption and continuously monitors its financial transactions.  It has dedicated staff to police the site in order to weed out cheaters, although it encourages players to contact the security department should they detect anything out of the ordinary.