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Sportsbook Poker

Accepting
US Players
No

As a veteran sports book and online casino operator, Sportsbook.com is the definition of reliability. At the same time its poker room is new and cheeky and has quickly grown in popularity. It's definitely worth a buy-in.
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Bonus Information

Deposit Bonus
$1000
Bonus Match
100%

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Quick Facts

  • US players allowed
  • Great sign-up bonus
  • Very experienced operator
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Screenshots & Gameplay

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Loose games
  • Huge Guaranteed Prize Pools
  • Perfect Security
  • Amazing Bonus

Cons

  • Limited deposit options

Sportsbook Poker Facts

Name
Sportsbook Poker
Website
www.sportsbook.com/poker
Download
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Established
1997
Country
Costa Rica
Auditor
PWC
Software
Merge Gaming
Players
7700
Software Size
12.9

Score

Poker Traffic
7
Software & Graphics
6
Bonus and Promotions
7
Game Variety
6
Soft Competition
7

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Choose “Download Poker”, follow the easy instructions and get started right away.

  2. Create an account. Pick a nickname.

  3. Enter the bonus code “PJ1000PK” when making a deposit.

  4. Make a deposit to claim your sign-up bonus.

  5. Start Playing Poker

Full Review of Sportsbook Poker

Summary of Sportsbook Poker

Sportsbook is an established online sports book and casino operator. Their poker room, however, was launched only a few years ago on the Cake Poker network. In 2010, it took all its players and moved to the Merge Gaming network, instantly improving the player volume there. In Texas Hold’em, most levels have good "liquidity" with cash games running 24/7 and a tournament section with lots of players.

This is one of the few poker sites that still accept US players after the stricter legislation (except for certain states.)

Sportsbook Poker recruits a fair share of its players from their casino and sports book, resulting in many inexperienced players at the tables. The games are often loose and passive. The deposit and withdrawal options have been enhanced to normal industry standards. Remember though, that some e-wallets do not accept US players.

For in depth information about the site, here’s a full Sportsbook Poker review.

Promotions and Bonus Information

If you prefer tournaments, Sportsbook Poker has great variety on offer. In fact it's one of the best poker rooms in this aspect, with over $5 million every month in guaranteed prize pools. It is also known for its WSOP giveaway promotions, giving players the chance to win a seat in the Main Event for free. If you want to avoid the crowds at the freeroll satellites, it’s also possible to qualify through $10 buy-in sit-and-gos.

Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the generous Sportsbook sign-up bonus. To get our exclusive bonus offer, please use this Spotsbook Poker bonus code when signing up: PJ1000PK

There are lots of special tournaments and player points can be converted into cash prizes, loyal players can participate in recurring sweepstakes and Sportsbook Poker players get to play a monthly $100,000 freeroll – very good value!

Poker Traffic

The Merge Gaming network has grown fast since launch, but remained one of the smaller networks until Sportsbook and PlayersOnly moved in. At Sportsbook Poker US players are allowed and during American peak hours (usually around 7 PM PT) there are always ring-games available at most levels and the tournaments are very well visited.

Software & Graphics

After moving to Merge Gaming, Sportsbook Poker moved from one of the least attractive poker clients in the business (Cake Poker) to the latest and most up-to-date solution available. It's a basic but highly usable poker client with all the features you expect from an online poker room.

The old ugly avatars are gone - instead you get a minimalistic but efficient overview of all the action. You also have the option to upload an avatar image to represent you at the table, much like PokerStars and others.

Overall, the Sportsbook Poker download software runs very smoothly. The in-game statistics provided are very comprehensive and useful, as are the instant hand history function. You have the opportunity to take notes on your opponents during play, and all the hand histories can be exported to Poker Tracker and similar statistics tools.

Game Variety

The poker variations offered at Sportsbook Poker include: Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card stud Hi/Lo, 5-Card Stud, Razz, 5-card Draw, Triple Draw, Badugi and several mixed games. In other words - there are lots of options, but the less common games are not always populated. Most of the traffic is found in the Holdem and Omaha games as expected.

Several daily tournaments with substantial guaranteed prize pools - sometimes with added value - are held at Sportsbook Poker, and there is always action to be found in the sit-and-go section. There are satellites to big live tournaments, such as the Irish Open, with buy-ins starting at $5, and a really exciting invention: cash game qualifiers!

Unfortunately, all multi-table tournaments are played out in Texas Holdem. Also no big problem for most players.

More About

Since its start in 1996, Sportsbook.com has been a leading player in the online gaming industry. Twice has it been named the "Best US Sports Book" by eGaming Review (2005 and 2006).

Sportsbook has set most industry records that you can imagine, from largest turnover to most active users and highest number of bets made – at fifteen bets per second! The company has been talked of on CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, ESPN, Wall Street Journal etc.

Huge numbers of people come to Sportsbook to bet on sports or horses, play poker or enjoy the thrill of blackjack and other casino games.

The latest craze is called Fantasy Sports (or owner simulation). Participants pick line-ups of players in various real-life sports and accumulate points depending on the players’ real-life performance.

Twenty million Americans join in this new fun, competing for bragging rights or even cash. Read more about Sportsbook!

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