Optibet Poker review
Optibet Poker is a new Latvian skin of the Good Game Network. After the country tightened the ban on gambling and closed the doors to unlicensed poker rooms, GG partnered with Optibet, a local company that operates the site.
Right now Optibet Poker is one of the few legal options to play online poker in Latvia, and due to its alliance with the GG Network, it's the largest one. The combination of great traffic and several games available makes of this room the best option for Latvian players.
The GG Network keeps developing fast in Europe and Asia and is currently ranks among the best TOP-10 poker rooms worldwide.
The total number of connections exceeds 12,000 during peak time. Given the expansion of the GG Network in Europe and Asia, Latvian players will find action almost 24/7 at Optibet Poker. The games are played in USD (1EUR = 1,12USD), except for some special events that are played in Chinese Yuan.
Almost all tables at Optibet Poker are played in 6-max format, only a couple of full ring tables can be seen in the lobby:
The highest stakes are played on the Featured Tables, NL5k-NL10k, and PLO5k-PLO10k, and usually, 1-2 tables are available with the networks ambassadors. The Omaha traffic is about 45% of the NLHE one.
Fast Poker tables (Rush & Cash) are played at Optibet Poker at four stakes: $0,02, $0,2, $1, and $2 ante. The action is only regular at the three first stakes with about 50 players per level.
All-in or Fold is another popular format at Optibet: 4-max tables with a 8bb buy-in where players can only go all-in or fold their hands. About 20 tables of NL25 are played and for NL100 — close to 10.
The tournament grid of Optibet Poker includes a wide selection of events that we divide into four groups:
- Daily Guaranteed: buy-ins from $5 up to $88 and GTD prizes up to $20,000;
- BLADE: the high-roller series with buy-ins up to $10,000 and $200,000 in prizes;
- Bounty Hunters — bounty type tournaments;
- MBP Tournaments — events played in Chinese Yuan
Optibet Poker uses a standard GG Network client. In the main lobby, there are banners with access to room promotions. At the top of the menu, players can switch among different game types using tabs. There are no advanced filters for the cash games tables, but those can be arranged to show empty seats, and the games can be observed from the lobby.
Players have several options to customize the tables, including the bet-sizing, card deck, table theme, etc.
Attention! The GG Network strictly forbids the use of any third-party software. A feature called Smart HUD is available to all the players, and it shows basic stats like VPIP and profits. In the Poker Craft section, the players can check their overall results.
Optibet Poker currently processes transactions through credit cards and bank transfers only. The withdrawals can take three working days.
Optibet Poker is currently the best online poker room available for Latvian players. The site attracts hundreds of recreational players from China, Korea, and other countries of Southeast Asia, and several European countries; on top of that, a high rakeback, good software, and local payment methods are the best Benefits of the poker room.
The main disadvantages of Optibet Poker are the HUD and the prohibition of support software.