BetOnline Poker Review
BetOnline has been in business under a variety of names since 1991. In 1998 they decided to take their business online and did very well in the sportsbetting and casino markets. Now in 2010 they have entered the volitile US poker market and once again are doing very well. Many think they are the next big player and have a distinct advantage with their proprietary software.
Overall, BetOnline is a great up and coming poker room They are growing quickly by gaining players from their sportsbook and casino coupled with great software and expertise in the business. Even though their traffic is a little low we recommend it as one our top recommendations.
The BetOnline software is proprietary and we believe the fastest out there. They arent a member of a network and dont use skins like many other poker rooms. The speedy game play allows users to multi-table easily. They offer both a PC version and a MAC version. The lobby is easy to navigateand offers all the usual filtering and tab options.
The players are very soft in general. This is becuase they come from their casino and sportsbook and are not very good poker players. There is no big network pool of players like other sites that use skins. The trafic is not as strong as other top sites but thats becuase they are a new poker room. Still, there are plenty of players online at the Holdem cash game and tournament tables 24/7
BetOnline offers live chat support which is essential in our opinion. It very easy to use and always available. The company offers telephone operations due to its sportsbook. The telephones are manned 24 hours a day with knowledgeable and efficient representatives. They also offer email and Skype.
BetOnline Poker mainly offers two games Texas Hold'Em and Omaha Poker. Texas Hold'Em in all formats and Omaha in both Hi and Hi/Lo formats.
Games are available in Fixed Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit. Heads-up, short-handed and full-table action.
BetOnline offers all of the normal types of tournaments like turbo, deep stack, and guaranteed. Players will find plenty of multi-table and sit'n'go tournaments running on a daily basis. BetOnline offers $150,000 in guaranteed tournaments monthly.
There is a Tournament Bonus Guarantee available. Every time you make a deposit you can request poker promobucks. You get four for every dollar you deposit, and they can be used use to enter guaranteed tournaments for free
BetOnline offers Hit & Run Freerolls which offers a free shot at daily freerolls, a great way to build you bankroll. These freerolls run every day, 24 hours a day.