|Rakeback||up to 100%|
- Up to 100% rakeback
- Rake-free tournaments with overlays
- Low and soft traffic
- American players
5Dimes Poker review
5Dimes is a famous American bookmaker founded in 1998 (over 21 years of experience on the market) licensed and headquartered in Costa Rica. GrandPoker Network was released in 2014 and consists of a few poker rooms, including 5Dimes Poker.
The poker traffic is meager, but almost all players are gamblers from the bookmaker and the casino, which makes the lineups very weak.
5Dimes Poker was involved in a controversy for a non-paid $53k jackpot, but the network solved the problem in favor of the player, strengthening its market position.
Perhaps the main con of 5Dimes Poker is extremely low traffic. During peak time, up to 10 incomplete cash games tables can be spotted, 90% in NLH (only 1-2 PLO tables are visible).
In the Hold'em lobby, both 6-max and 9-max formats are visible:
- 9-max: NL50 (2 tables) NL100;
- 6-max: NL25 (2 tables), NL50, NL200.
About Omaha, we have only spotted up to 2 incomplete PLO25 tables.
The 5Dimes Poker MTT grid is composed of several small events with GTD prize pools from $45 to $500 for the main weekend event. Buy-ins start from as little as 10 cents up to $5, and all tournaments with added money have no rake.
- $500 Sunday Freeroll
- The Sunday $500 GTD, $5+$0
- Nightly $250 GTD Turbo, $5+$0
- $100 GTD Hyper-Turbo, $4+$0
- Longshot $100 GTD Deepstack, $3+$0
Besides being rake-free, usually, the largest events have overlays (40%–50%).
Under the Freeroll/Specials section players can find the AdvanceToGo tournaments with GTD prizes from $4 to $100; in these events, the buy-in is paid with GPP and guarantees at least 50% rakeback (100% rakeback for the winner of the tournament).
Almost all poker players at 5Dimes Poker come from the bookmaker that allows bets on virtually all popular sports events (MLB, NFL, UFC, Tennis, Boxing) and even politics, and the casino that has more than 100 Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, live-dealer games, etc.
Therefore, although traffic is not enough to make it the main poker room, it can be considered very weak.
5Dimes Poker uses its poker client that is available for Windows, Mac OS, and also an HTML5 client works on mobile devices.
Unlike the 5Dimes website, which seems very outdated, the poker client is well designed and is user-friendly.
The ring games lobby gives access to the table list (for Hold'em and Omaha) and allows you to check the tables without seating.
The tables can be resized, and each player can choose an avatar to play. Colored tags and notes are available at the tables. The customization options include hiding the avatars, changing the table theme, selecting a 4-color deck, and change the bet-slider options.
There is a quick seating tool that is not very useful due to low traffic (the player must try a lucky guess to find a table at the requested stake).
5Dimes Poker grants access to hand history via a web-browser replayer.
There is no trackers support.
5Dimes Poker processes deposits and withdrawals via credit and debit cards, MoneyGram, Electronic Check, and personal transactions for US and Canadian players, and for the global market, they recently added Bitcoin to the cashier.
Given the fluctuations in the BTC rate, when players request a deposit, the price is locked for 15 minutes. The money is credited to the bookmaker; therefore, poker players must request a transfer to the poker room.
For withdrawals, 5Dimes Poker uses Bitcoin (preferred) and cashier's check (from $1,000, up to $3,000). There are no fees applied for Bitcoin withdrawals and the processing time is up to 48 hours, although money is usually sent in less time.
5Dimes Poker is a good side poker room for those players looking to add a few mid-stakes tables to their American schedule.
Players looking to boost their bankrolls can take advantage of the rake-free MTT grid with overlays.
GrandPoker Network combines a very low rake with a high rakeback (up to 100%), which is also good news for grinders.