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Betway Poker review
Betway Poker was closed on January 14, 2019.
Betway Poker is the poker room belongs to the Betway Group, which is a part of the holding company "Carmen Media Group Ltd". Founded in 2002 as a bookmaker. The office is located in Malta. Almost half of Betway customers are the citizens of the UK also play a lot the Germans and Norwegians. Betway Group is a modern European multi-platform. The main feature of modern Betway is betting on eSports. The poker room was opened in 2006 and is part of the Microgaming network.
Microgaming is a well-known European poker network with an excellent reputation with orientation on cash game traffic. Low rake and the possibility of high cashback have always done Microgaming attractive to players.
All the tables and tournaments in Betway are played in Euro. The peak of traffic have on the evening in Europe, but in more early hours than in other European rooms and networks such as IPoker and Partypoker. At that time the total number of connections usually is 4-5 thousand. At Betway, like almost all sites of the network, a lot of weak players come from the bets and casino.
Most players in Betway poker is concentrated in 6-max hold'em tables. At micro limits usually can find 20-30 tables in each. Low-mid stakes NL50-100-200 going up to a dozen tables. The poker site offers daily action at the high stakes: 4-6 tables per stake up to NL2K. A lot of PLO tables on all limits either. An exception is high stakes, where is action much less compared NLHE and good tables can find mostly on the weekends.
The most part of the action takes place at the anonymous tables, but as at usual tables statistic software is not supported, so there is no difference between them. Anonymous tables attract amateurs, who usually suspicious of any poker software. Betway offers fast poker (Blaze poker) too, but action can be found only at the micro-stakes.
The MTT lobby is a standard for a large network: a wide choice From freerolls to tournaments with buy-ins 215 Sunday Showdown with a guarantee of 15,000 and up to 100 players. The most popular is MTT with a buy-in of 11 and guarantees from 1,000 to 4,000. Betway regularly runs satellites to live series MPN Poker Tour.
The action in SNG is mostly presented in a heads-up turbo and super-turbo on limits up to 33 and above. There is also the analog Spin Go with the progressive jackpot Fish Party with a rake of 5.85%. Buy-ins: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50. The maximum multiplier is x5,000.
Betway poker client made in a black and white color scheme. In general software of Microgaming network is stable and has all the basic functions - auto-rebuy, time bank, convenient to use bet slider, game's and stake's filters and waiting lists. There are several styles of tables with the possibility of modding and installation layouts. Software Tools MPN allows customization of tables, transfer stakes to BB, customize the keys and more.
Betway does not support the Holdem Manager and PokerTracker.
The room supports the following payment systems: Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz, Mastercard, Visa, PaysafeCard, Direct Bank Transfer. Withdrawal using e-wallets is usually processed within two business days.
Betway Poker is one of the best skin of MPN with good traffic at almost any time of the day. Besides, good rakeback and convenient software make Betway a good choice for players at low and high limits. Restrictions of statistics tracking software and the HUD shouldn't be a problem, because the game is mainly focused on anonymous tables. Using notes for opponents partially neutralizes this disadvantage.
Should be noted that Microgaming network has the lowest rake in cash games and SNG compared to other European poker rooms