Unibet Poker

unibetUnibet Poker used to be a part of a poker network, but is nowadays a free standing poker room with a focus on hobby players rather than professional poker players. The games offered are Texas Hold’em and Omaha. Heads-up is only available in the form of Sit & Go. Unibet’s version of fast poker is called Fast Hold’em.

Poker tournaments

When you participate in a poker tournament at Unibet Poker, you only play against other Unibet-members since Unibet Poker is not a part of any poker network.

Unibet Poker has a nice selection of scheduled tournaments and Sit & Go’s. Examples of available tournament formats are bounty, double start stack, triple start stack and quadruple start stack. Looking for a free tournament? Free rolls are available around the clock, seven days a week.

For tournaments with a big buy-in, Unibet Poker will normally have satellites and qualifiers available.

Unibet Open

Unibet Open is a live poker event arranged by Unibet Poker. Satellites and qualifiers are always available online, and you can win a package that includes air plane tickets, hotel accommodation, tournament buy-in, and more.

Unibet Open typically takes place in a European city. Examples of cities that have hosted Unibet Open at least once are London, Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Dublin, Riga, Valencia, Algarve, Warsaw, Madrid, Milan, Budapest and Prague.

Poker software

Unibet Poker use bespoke poker software created by Relax Gaming. You can play directly in your browser or download a poker client. A downloadable poker client is available for both Windows and Mac OS. Want to play on your mobile device? Mobile poker apps are available for iPad and Android tablets.

unibet pokerYou can not require a specific poker table. Instead, you tell the software what poker variant you want to play, what level, and so on, and the software will place you at a suitable table. If there is no suitable table, you need to wait until two other players enter the same requirements as you. When this happens, a table is created for the three of you. More players can join you table, provided that they have entered the same requirements.

Why can’t I go to a specific poker table? Unibet Poker wants to create a poker room that is fun to play in even if you are a beginner. In poker rooms where players can pick a table freely, experienced players will often actively seek out inexperienced players and follow them around to take their money. At Unibet Poker, you can not check out a table, spot someone that you know is a weak player, and sit down there just to take his money.

Another perk with the Unibet Poker software is that you are allowed to change your alias and avatar three times a day. This makes it difficult for other players to utilize poker analyze software to store data about your habits and analyze your game.

Traffic

As mentioned above, you need to be a Unibet member to play at Unibet Poker. Unibet Poker is not a part of any poker network and their traffic consists of Unibet members only. When Unibet Poker left Microgaming’s network, this meant a drop in traffic for Unibet Poker.

At the time of writing, Unibet Poker is #20 on PokerScout’s lists of poker rooms and poker networks with the most traffic to their cash game tables. During the last seven days, the average amount of cash game players at Unibet Poker was 400 players. Although, the number for MPN (formerly Microgaming’s Poker Network) was just 650 players so the difference isn’t that big.

If it is heavy traffic you’re looking for, you will be better of visiting PokerStars. With a seven day average of 16,000 they top the PokerScout list with an enormous margin. If, on the other hand, you want a poker room that focuses on hobby players, including low-stake players, Unibet Poker is a great choice.

Perks & Special offers

  • New members get a free $15 welcome bonus, before they have made their first deposit. This free welcome bonus can only be used to play cash games NL4 €0.02/€0.04.
  • When you have made your first deposit, you will start earning bonus money as you play for real money. You can get up to €500 in bonus money this way.This is how the bonus money comes in to your poker account:
Requried rake per level Level Cash reward
€2 1 €1
€13 2 €4
€85 3 €15
€500 4 €80
€1,400 5 €400
  • Standard poker loyalty programs are often quite useless for low-level hobby players, since they are based on high turn-overs. If you don’t generate vast amounts of rake, the loyalty program will not be very beneficial for you. To make their loyalty program more appealing for low-level occasional players, Unibet Poker has opted for another program model. They post various tasks, and once you have fulfilled a task you will get a reward. A task can for instance be to see at least one flop at a cash game table three days in a row. In many cases, the rewards will be tournament tickets and similar gifts rather than cash.

Additional info about Unibet Poker

Unibet Poker was launched in 2004 and is a part of the well-established Unibet gambling site. The Unibet site is owned by Unibet Group PLC. The poker room is owned and managed by a Maltese subsidiary. The poker servers are located in Estonia.

At first, Unibet Poker was a part of the 24h Poker network, before transferring to Microgaming’s poker network (now known as MPN). In 2014, Unibet Poker broke free and became an independent poker room. Just like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, Unibet Poker is not a part of any poker network. When you play at the Unibet Poker tables, you only play against other Unibet members. This is true for both cash games and tournaments.

By not being a part of any poker network, Unibet has full control over anything from poker software and basic rules to marketing, campaigns, player perks, and more. They have used this freedom to create a poker room that encourages hobby players (including low level players and occasional players). There are no huge rake backs for professional grinders with big turnovers, and Unibet has even taken steps to make it difficult for experienced players to actively search out inexperienced players. As mentioned above, a player can change their avatar and alias several times per day, making it difficult for other players to track and analyze them long-term.

Examples of transaction methods accepted by Unibet Poker are VISA, MasterCard, bank transfer, PaysafeCard, Click2Pay, Ukash, Neteller and Skrill (Moneybookers).

English speaking support staff is available 24/7. You can call, send an email or use the convenient live chat support window. Free phone numbers are available from many countries; check with Unibet Poker to find out which number that can be called for free from your country. The email address is info@unibet.com.