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Betfair Poker Review

Overall
86
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Ease of Competition
88
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Tournaments
83
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Customer Service
85
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Software
80
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Overview
Betfair is a well-known UK gaming brand that runs a poker site on the large Ongame Network. This poker room has changed around a lot: they used to be on the Cryptologic Network, then they were on a stand-alone network for a while and recently they joined the Ongame Network. The merger is good news for Betfair Poker players since it means there are more games to choose from.

Bonus
Betfair Poker offers a unique deposit bonus exclusive to PokerTips.org readers. Make any deposit (the minimum is $10) using bonus code TIP650 and receive $50 in bonus money for every 450 Player Points earned, up to $650. Any uncleared bonus money expires after 60 days.

3.25 Player Points are awarded for every $1 in rake and 5 Player Points are awarded for every $1 in tournament fees. This means the bonus effectively amounts to 36% rakeback on cash-game play and 55% rakeback on tournament fees for your first 60 days of play at Betfair.

Once you play your first raked hand or real money tournament at Betfair, you qualify to receive a ticket good for entry into their weekly $2,500 depositor's freeroll. The ticket is valid for 30 days. A freeroll is held every Thursday.

Promotions
Betfair Poker gives away $8,000 every month through freerolls and added money tournaments. Three times a day, a $50 freeroll is held to help players build a bankroll from nothing. They also add $110 a day to various freeroll tournaments that have a $0.25 add-on and rebuy option.

Most of Betfair's promotions revolve around giving players free money based on accumulating a lot of raked hands. They also send players to various live tournaments around the world.

Tournaments
Betfair is a pretty good site for small-stakes tournament players. The competition tends to be soft. They have a daily $5 rebuy with a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool that can be a great bankroll builder.

Software
The Ongame software is really fast which means you can play a lot more hands at Betfair Poker than an average online poker room. Sometimes the software can be a little buggy though.

Competition Level
The competition you'll find at Betfair is pretty average. There are a lot of bad players on the Ongame network, but of course plenty of good ones too, especially at the higher stakes.

Ring Games Offered
Texas Hold'em, Omaha hi-lo, Omaha, 7-stud

Fixed Limits: $0.10-$0.20 to $250-$500
NL & PL Blinds: $0.05-$0.10 to $250-$500

Tournaments Offered
Single Table and Multi-Table Hold'em

Heads-Up: $10 to $5,000
Single-Table: $2.50 to $800
Multi-Table: $5 to $250

 


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