Why HUDS are being banned from online poker?
Recently we posted an extensive article studying this subject, but in short, the online poker industry is adapting to a new environment and the restrictions of the third-party tools are profit-driven measures looking to make the business sustainable in the long term. Nevertheless, some online poker rooms have not enforced support software restrictions.
iPoker Network: largest HUD-friendly network in 2019
Currently, the largest HUD-friendly network is iPoker. Ranked 8th in the PokerScout list, this long-time established European network offers excellent action for cash games players up to NL1k and PLO100 (there are not a lot of PLO tables tough). iPoker also has a good MTT grid, spins (Twister), and on top of that, Worldpokerdeals guarantees the best rakeback deals up to 40% and private rake races.
In addition to HUD, support software for managing tables like iPoker Tools and others are still compatible with the network.
Winning Poker Network: largest US and HUD-friendly network in 2019
The WPN's CEO confirmed us in an exclusive interview that banning HUDs wasn't in the company's plans. WPN (PokerKing, Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker) follows closely iPoker in terms of traffic, but with several advantages:
- The tournament grid is much better, even in July 2019 the network will host a $5M GTD tournament;
- For being an US-friendly network, the lineups tend to be softer.
WPN has both NLH and PLO action up to NL5k and PLO1k, and fast poker tables and spins can be found in the lobby. Additional tools like WPN Tools Lite are compatible and enhance the player's experience. In May 2019 WPN rolled out a major software update and the team is currently struggling to make it work, but right after the update, the network will remain as one of the best HUD-friendly networks in 2019.
Chico Network: softest US and HUD-friendly network
Ranked 15th in the PokerScoust list, the Chico network rooms (TigerGaming, BetOnline, SportsBetting) is currently the softest US network that still allows HUDs at the tables. Players must install a hand converter to display statistics at the tables, please contact our support team to get an exclusive discount in this piece of software.
Chico is a great room for SnG and cash games players, with permanent action up to NL2000 and PLO600. This year, the network has launched several promotions to attract more players and several formats have been added to the SnG lobby.
PPPoker and mobile applications: using HUD with Chinese fishes
In the twilight of the Chinese poker boom, PPPoker, Upoker, HiPoker, and other small apps remain as the best mobile poker applications with Asian amateurs at HUD-friendly tables. Our mobile poker applications exclusive deal includes rakeback, full bankroll guarantees* and discounts in HUD.
Mobile applications have soft low to high-stakes action in NLH, PLO, 5-cards Omaha and OFC and the tables are still EV+ for regs.
* To be confirmed with our manager
Spartan Poker: softest Indian room
Online poker in Indian is growing very fast. With lots of soft Indian players at the tables, our full bankroll guarantee, discounts in software and also on the Indian tax, joining Spartan Poker is an EV+ decision for all regs. The action goes from NL10 to NL600 and PLO10 to PLO1000, including HU tables.
Even in the grave all is not lost. Although almost 40% of the largest poker networks have prohibited HUDs, there are still good options to play online with support software. Worldpokerdeals offers the best rakeback deals on HUD-friendly networks, please contact our support team to get more information.
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