BetCoin Poker Review

Reviewed by Dev Ops

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Cashout Times
Tournaments
Cash Game Traffic
Security
Bonuses
Freerolls
Competition
Customer Support
Available in United States

Name: BetCoin Poker

URL: www.betcoin.ag

Established year: 2013

License: N/A


Bonus Amount: 100% Up to 1BTC

Wagering Req: N/A


Bitcoin Only:  Yes

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Betcoin Poker Review

Betcoin Poker is apart of the Betcoin.ag brand. It’s one of the few bitcoin operators that offer an ‘all in one’ solution. All in one meaning you can play poker, casino games and bet on sports. This review will focus on their poker section, and how it compares to Seals With Clubs, their nearest competitor.


Betcoin Poker Software & Games

Have you played poker at BlackChip Poker, 5Dimes or Americas Cardroom? If you have then you will recognize Betcoin Poker’s software. They offer a download for Windows. And just recently (within the last 2-4 weeks) they added a Flash option. So now Mac and Linux players can sign up without needing an emulator. That’s what I used to review their games.

Like most poker sites you can choose from cash games, SNGs and tournaments. However, unlike most poker sites there wasn’t anyone in the cash game section. It was literally a ghost town, except for the play money games. I found some action there. Assuming you could find action; stakes vary from .02/.04 to 100/200. Variations include short stacks, caps, 2-9 players and jackpot tables. In the evening times they do seem to have a bit of cash game traffic, but games are not available 24/7.

So… not so great.

On the bright side I found a lot more action in the tournament section. I would attribute this to Betcoin’s deal with the Winning Poker Network. Their tournaments and player pool is linked together. When I last checked their traffic levels, it was hovering around 300 players. There were a dozen or so games running, too.

As for variations you can choose from turbo, knockouts, freerolls and satellites. Pretty standard stuff for a tournament section.

One thing that did stand out to me is their freerolls. When I reviewed them they had small fields, like less than 25 players. This ends up being more like a SNG than a large multi-table tournament. Having previous SNG experience myself, trust me when I tell you that a halfway decent player could clean up here.


What Else Can You Do At Betcoin.ag?

You have two (other) options – a sportsbook and casino.

I won’t dive too deep into their sportsbook since we’ve already written a review. But some highlights for me include live betting and different bet formats including American, Decimal, Fractional, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesian.

The software company, BetSoft, powers their casino. This should excite you because that means 3D games, entertaining slot themes (with fun bonus rounds and cut scenes) and a unique poker game that pits you against an AI. They also have a live dealer section – choose from live Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Excellent bonuses and promotions
  • Very high traffic for tournaments
  • Daily freerolls on offer
  • Full casino and sportsbook available

Cons

  • Low cash game traffic
  • 90 days to clear bonus

Get Free Money with Their Deposit Bonus & Vip Program

Betcoin Poker has a few different promotions. And, unlike Seals With Clubs, they offer a match deposit bonus. This bonus is a 100% match up to 1 bitcoin.  It’s not the largest bonus out there, but at least they have one. To clear the bonus you’ll need to play real money games and earn 45 status points for every .02 (bitcoin). You’ll have 90 days to clear the bonus. (Beware – without cash games this might be tough to do.)

There’s a VIP program too. Here’s what it looks like:

  • Bronze – 1 point / 1x points earning power
  • Silver – 1,000 points / 1.5x points earning power
  • Gold – 2,500 points / 2x points earning power
  • Platinum – 5,000 points / 3x  points earning power
  • Diamond – 10,000 points / 4x points earning power

The higher up you go the more cash back, monthly tournament entries and bonuses you’ll earn. That’s about it for free money opportunities. Well… sort of.

Betcoin Poker runs some freerolls and small guarantees that might as well be free money if you take advantage of them.

For example:

Daily and Weekly Freerolls – If you place in the top 50 or 100 players (based on hands and/or hours played), you’ll receive an entry to an exclusive freerolls. When I last checked these freerolls only had 15 to 20 players. This shouldn’t be difficult to earn each week given that there’s no more than 100-300 players at any given time. Definitely easy money for a good player.

3 Player Min. GTD – This runs every hour, so long as there’s at least 3 players signed up. This will pay out between .01 and .03 bitcoin, depending on the size of the field. The last one I came across only had 3 players. This can be an easy $5 with some basic strategy and patience.

Type Amount (%) Matched amount Wagering REQs
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Desktop

Desktop

Apple

Apple

Windows

Windows

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Security

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Supported languages

English

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Customer support


Phone: No
Chat: No

Verdict

SO… IS BETCOIN POKER WORTH JOINING?

Eh… that’s a tough call. If I had to give them a grade, I would give them a B. This is relative, too, meaning that as more sites spring up, this grade may move up/down based on how Betcoin compares.

As of right now they have okay software, a deposit bonus and plenty of tournaments with dead money. My biggest problem – and reason for a relatively low grade  is that like most bitcoin poker sites – they have little cash game traffic.

Traffic is the lifeblood of any poker room. Without it games won’t run and you won’t be able to play poker. And that’s why I rate Seals With Clubs a little better, despite having slightly weaker software and promotions.

But what do YOU think? Find out for yourself. Check out Betcoin Poker today.

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