Winner Poker Review
Winner Poker is a part of Winner.com, which is trying to make its mark in the online gambling market. The brand Winner Poker is owned by Zirconium Gaming Limited. As the site is on the iPoker network, it has substantial player traffic. Winner Poker is licensed by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
As the site is part of the iPoker network, it uses their software made by Playtech. The software is not the best when it comes to graphical details, but is very fast. This means you will not get stuck while using it. The software has several interesting features, such as the Player Notes feature. Using this you can click on a player's name and write a note about the player. This note will appear whenever you encounter the player in any future game.
You can play on a maximum of 16 tables at a time. When playing on multiple tables, you can use the countdown timers, which allow you to slow the game down on a particular table. You have a lot of helpful statistics like the average pot size and percentages of flops viewed. There is another very interesting statistic called the graphical hand history that helps you in analyzing your previous hands.
Tournaments and Games
You can play 5-card stud, 7-card stud, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Texas Hold'em at Winner Poker. The competition softness at Winner Poker is decent. But players looking for soft competition will not be disappointed as there is a good number of new players on the network as well.
At Winner Poker, a player has the option to choose from various types of tournaments: multi-table tournaments, single table tournaments and satellite tournaments. Multi-table tournaments are the most popular ones as they allow a large number of people to play at a time. Playing in satellites can make you eligible for popular land based tournaments like the Irish Winter Festival.
Steps tournaments are also popular. In these, 10 players play in sit n go's and after winning seven steps you get a token to play in the weekly $200,000 guaranteed tournament. There is a $50,000 jackpot as well which you can win by winning four sit n go's in a row.
First deposit bonus: Players making their first deposit will receive a 250% bonus on their deposit amount up to a maximum limit of $2000. Players need to redeem this bonus by earning bonus points. The bonus is released in parts and earning 500 points will release $5 of the bonus amount. The bonus has to be redeemed within 30 days.
You can earn bonus points in two ways - either through the raked hands or through tournament fees. Points are awarded on the basis of rake amount that is generated in each hand, by all the players on the table. A player can get 23.75 points for rake of value over $3. For every dollar that you give as tournament fee, you get 18 bonus points.
Bad beat bonus: The bad beat bonus is not as lucrative as it is on some other sites. If a player has a four of kings or a better hand and he loses, then he will get $250 as the bad beat bonus. Both the winning and losing hands need to include both the pocket cards.
Security and Banking
Winner Poker accepts a number of payment options. Widely used e-wallets and credit cards like Neteller, Moneybookers, Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club card are included. It does not support PayPal - a very popular e-wallet. Also, the site mentions that the players use payment options other than credit cards if possible. Winner poker uses random number generator certified by TST. It also uses 128-bit SSL encryption for securing your data.