Gnuf is a new online poker room and a member of the medium-sized Prima Poker Network. A wide range of stakes and games are offered at this site. This is one of the few sites to offer both Five Card Draw and Five Card Stud, however, these games are not very popular.
Gnuf offers PokerTips readers a special first-time deposit bonus of 200% up to €750. For every 260 Gnuf points accumulated, €10 of this bonus will be released. After 60 days, any remaining bonus money expires. This is a pretty generous first-time deposit bonus compared to the industry average. Please note that in order to receive this special bonus (and not the standard bonus of 100% up to €750), you must sign up at Gnuf through a link from PokerTips.
Gnuf is currently giving away electronic devices such as blu-ray players, 3-D TVs, laptops, and iPads in their 'Around the World' tournaments. Most of their promotions are targeted towards small-stakes players and come-and-go rather quickly. In general, the promotions at Gnuf are fairly weak.
In general, there are better sites out there for tournament players. Their sit-'n'-go offerings are great thanks to their "Rounders" tournaments. These tournaments give players the chance to take an $11 buy-in and climb a ladder up to a four-figure payout. However, their multi-table tournament schedule is littered with small buy-in events that fail to draw more than a couple hundred players.
Each Sunday, Gnuf holds €55+€5 rebuy tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of €100,000. This is a pretty popular tournament since lower-bankrolled players can chase a big prize pool off of just a €60 investment.
The Prima Poker software is fast and smooth. The hands-per-hour rate is among the best in the industry. The tables are re-sizable and Gnuf's color scheme is among the most visually appeasing on the network.
Most of Gnuf's games are played in Euros. The site rakes up to €3 from every pot which is way higher than industry average since most poker rooms cap their rake at $3. That alone is a pretty good reason not to play at Gnuf.
The Prima network used to be widely regarded as one of the softest places to enjoy online poker. The short-handed games are very popular on this network and are quite soft, especially at the small stakes.
The customer service at Gnuf is pretty good. They take a very hands-on approach with their players and are available to help with any issues around the clock.
Ring Games Offered
Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha hi-lo, 7-Stud, 5-Stud, 5-Draw
Fixed Limits: $0.05-$0.10 to $150-$300
NL & PL Blinds: $0.02-$0.05 to $200-$400
Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha hi-lo, 7-Stud, 5-Stud
Single-Table: $0.10 to $1,000
Multi-Table: $1 to $200