YA POKER REVIEW

 

Quick Summary

Ya Poker has carved out a niche for themselves by catering to online poker players in Central and South America.  After joining the Winning Poker Network (WPN) in 2013 they have expanded their player reach to most countries would wide.   They have an excellent reputation of cash out reliability and customer service. 

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Room Details

Quick Facts

 
    • Name
    • Ya Poker
    • Country
    • Costa Rica
    • Network
    • Winning Poker Network
    • Established
    • 2013
    • Telephone
    • 506-4052-0165
 

Bonuses

 
    • Deposit Bonus
    • 100% up to $1,000
    • Bonus Code
    • None
 

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:

    • Solid action in all table stakes for Hold’em
    • Good cash out reputation 
    • Many good poker client features

Cons:

    • Poor action outside of Hold’em, Omaha, and 7 card stud
    • Few cash out and deposit options

Main Review:

Ya Poker started their life as a Latin American poker room marketing primarily in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica (where they are based), Dominican Republic, Panama and Venezuela.  They have since expanded their marketing efforts to most other Central and South American and Caribbean countries.    Ya Poker joined the Winning Poker Network (WPN) in 2013, sharing the customer base with Americas Cardroom and Blackchip Poker .  

Players can take advantage of excellent promotions from their very solid welcome bonus to their weekly free to join site wide rake race called “The Beast” where the top cash game players receive a handsome payout.  The top grinders also earn a satellite seat to a monthly big online tournament or a live event in a great vacation destination like Costa Rica. 

Ya Poker - Game Types:

Ya Poker offers the usual suspects as far as poker games are concerned. You can find tables for Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo.  The cash games offered are heads-up, 6 seat max and full ring with stakes that range from $0.01/$0.02 up to $50/$100.  The majority of the actions at the lower to mid range stakes with light traffic at the higher limits. 

They also added 6+ Hold’em which is new take on the now ‘old’ game of Texas Hold’em.  This version removes all cards lower than a 6 from the deck so the odds of getting a really strong hand increases for all those dealt in the hand. This of course leads to more players making big bets or going all-in.  It can be quite fun but you need to show some discipline and try not to get too caught up in your great hand because the odds are pretty good that others have a strong hand also.   You can find 6+ cash games from micro tables $0.01/$0.02 up to $50/$100 and on occasion they offer tournaments in that format. 

Ya Poker - Software and Features:

The software app is very solid with fast game action and minimal clutter in the card room.  They aren’t in to all the special effects or graphics that some other card rooms roll with these days.  The main lobby has a proper filter that will help you navigate your way around to find the games you are looking for with ease.  One odd lobby set up is that they have the cash games on a separate menu from the tournaments/SNGs but after a few seconds once you figure that out the rest of the lobby is quite intuitive to use. 

One of Ya Poker’s best features is their player account admin section. There you can easily see and track your bonuses and your achievement awards so you always know exactly where you stand unlike many other poker rooms that seem to like to shroud this information in a cloud of mystery.

Ya Poker - Behind the Scenes:

The customer support is fantastic at Ya Poker.  They offer 24/7 phone, Live Chat and email support answering your questions and solving your problems quickly and politely.  The deposit and cash out options are not very comprehensive but they do offer all the most common options like Skrill and Neteller.  Ya Poker offers excellent welcome bonuses and on going re-load bonuses plus a VIP program for the true grinders where you can earn up to 44% cash back. 

They offer many weekly guaranteed tournaments including their life changing flag-ship Million Dollar Sunday event complete with lots of satellite events so you can try to win your way in if you don’t want to put up the big buy-in.  Ya Poker offers an overall good to excellent online poker playing experience on par with most other poker rooms.