- Low traffic
- Random table seating
- Random VIP program
- Anonymous tables
- Generous rakeback
Run It Once Poker review
Run It Once Poker is a new poker room launched on January 6, 2019, after three years of development; the site is owned by the famous American player and coach Phil Galfond.
The Run It Once Poker developers tried to reunite all the successful ideas of modern online poker with an innovative approach to the game organization. RIO implements several ideas that have been associated with the balance of the poker ecosystem and support for amateur players:
- Random table seating;
- "Splash The Pot," a random reward system that doesn't depend on how much rake a player pays;
- Anonymization of players by assigning them random nicknames at the tables;
- Lack of tracker support;
- Dynamic avatars that change according to players' results at the tables and their gameplay.
After a while, Run It Once Poker decided to implement a few changes to encourage regular players, such as allowing to download hand histories and a classic rakeback program (Legends Rewards) that gives from 10% to 30% of direct rakeback + some additional bonuses.
Right now, the poker site can be only recommended to Omaha players up to PLO50 with a previous experience grinding without HUD.
Run It Once Poker is a poker room focused on Europe: the games are played in euros, and US players are not accepted.
The action starts from NL4 to NL500 and Omaha from PLO10 to PLO1k, all in 6-max format. Almost all traffic corresponds to two Omaha stakes: PLO10 and PLO50 (up to 50 connections each). In Hold'em, NL4 and NL20 are the most popular games with up to 20-25 connections per stake. You barely see a table at other stakes.
Run It Once Poker runs its own platform, characterized by a minimalistic design and quite bright tables. From the main lobby, players can access the cashier and general settings, and there is a switch button for cash tables.
There is no table list and the seating is random. The minimum purchase is 100bb. RIO tables stand out with their dynamic avatars, large fonts, and the possibility to customize the card deck.
RIO doesn't support trackers or HUDs; all third-party software is prohibited. Players can request their hand history to poker room support, that can be imported to Hold'em Manager 3 to conduct post-game study sessions.
Run It Once Poker handles deposits and withdrawals with all major payment processors: Visa, Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz. The maximum withdrawal time is limited to 3 business days.
At the end of 2019, Run It Once Poker is most suitable for low stakes Omaha players (PLO10 – PLO50) due to a low rake and a good rakeback deal. During the peak time, over a dozen tables can be spotted at these stakes.