SwC Poker review
SWCPoker.eu flows organically from the largest Bitcoin room of the past — Seals With Clubs.
Seals stopped operating in early 2015 due to its ungovernable operation in the US. Shortly after the Seals With Clubs servers were shut down, its founder, Micon, paid off all the players and sarcastically pointed out to the gambling community that he, perhaps, was the only poker-room owner who actually kept the players' money on his accounts instead of using it in various investments schemes.
The room lost a significant part of its traffic after the servers had been moved elsewhere and the main domain moved to SWCPoker.eu, but introduced a new and more comfortable poker client focused on the OFC Chinese poker. At the moment, the room is good as new and the Bitcoin cashouts are fast as they used to be.
Taking into account the anonymous games and transactions, as well as the absence of security check-ups, SWCPoker.eu, as explained by its owner, — is the Wild West of online-poker.
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The average number of connections hardly goes over 200 players. We couldn't detect strongly-marked peak times but noted that the traffic spreads evenly across all time zones. Main donators of the room are players in countries where the use of Neteller and Skrill is restricted — USA and Canada — so the peak times fall on evenings in these countries.
The most action takes place in the OFC poker games and at high stakes HU tables. PLO is also available in 2-max mode.
The new version of the client program software introduced a lot of helpful functions for players: 4-color deck, sound settings, animation and cards display, hand history saving and more.
The new version of the client program software does not support trackers directly, but our players get a hand converter as a gift after they make a deposit and generate 20$ of rake.
Deposits and withdrawals in SWCPoker.eu are maintained only in the form of Bitcoin crypto-currency, which makes possible handling the cashouts within less than 12 hours.
SWCPoker.eu offers action in the most exotic poker disciplines and one of the lowest rakes in industry.
We consider the safety of the players' funds to be adequate.
We made several withdrawals and they all were handled ASAP. Some of our players have been successfully playing at SWC since the times of main domain, but it's still important to know that SWCPoker resides in a weakly governed field, and all the cash transactions must be made taking into account the provided information and related risks.
At the same time, the speed of withdrawals of funds when the first domain was shut down showed how convenient Bitcoins were in terms of online-gambling.
That's why we have mixed feelings towards SWCPoker.
At this stage, we recommend keeping not more than several buy-ins of your game and requesting withdrawals on a regular basis. Thanks to the Bitcoin technology, all transfers are free, so the Treasury of the room won't be annoyed by frequent withdrawals.