SportsBook Poker

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Sportbook is an established online betting shop and casino and they are considered reliable and trustworthy operator.  Their new poker room has risen in popularity very quickly and it is definitely worth a look around.

Summary of Sportsbook Poker

Although Sportsbook have been operating for some time, their poker room is relatively new on the scene.  They are a part of the Cake Poker network however, and this has led to good player levels.  Their popularity is improving and growing at a steady rate.  The majority of games in Texas Holdem have a very good level of liquidity and their tournaments attract a high level of players, which they are able to recruit from their vast online network of sportsbook and casino sites.  There are, however, a large number of inexperienced players whose games are relatively passive.

Sportsbook’s withdrawal options adhere to typical industry norms although not all e-wallets can accept players from the US.

Promotions and Bonus Information

Sportbook help a WSOP promotional giveaway in 2007 during which players had an opportunity to win a seat in the main event without charge.  For those players who are looking to avoid some of the crowds at the freeroll satellites there is the option to qualify for tournaments via the #10 buy in sit-and-go games.  There is also a generous sign up bonus available on all initial deposits.

Sportsbook hold a large number of tournaments during which player points can be changed into monetary prizes.  There are recurring sweepstakes available and all players receive entry into a $100,000 freeroll game.

Poker Traffic

Cake Poker network is very popular and is one of the top ten sites in the world.  During the peak hour, which occurs at 7pm PT, there are ring games taking place at most levels.  Tournaments are very popular and well attended.

Software & Graphics

Sportsbook poker’s software might not have the best graphics in the world or be the most attractive, but it is functional and easy to use. It has of course been developed by poker players for poker players, who have a mission to change the way online poker looks and feels, when for most other poker operators, user friendliness has not been much of a consideration.

To begin, players need to pick an avatar, a representation of themselves for the table. There are many to choose from, all of which are realistic to look at. Once your avatar is chosen, the lobby is easily navigated with tabs to quickly take you to your game of choice.

Though the number of simultaneous tables that can be played is capped at four, this is not a major issue for most players as four tables works smoothly and you can watch an unlimited number of tables if you are a serious rail birder!

In summary the software runs very smoothly and the developers have concentrated on making the basics work very well, something that players applaud. The in-game statistics are comprehensive as well as very useful and include an instant hand history. Other features include being able to grade your opponents using colour coding and the ability to take notes on them during play.

Game Variety

A large number of different poker games are available including Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud and 7-Card stud Hi/Lo.  The majority of the games are played at the no-limit tables but with low to medium stakes in play.  The sit-and-go sections are very popular and their satellites to big live tournaments and contests attract people.  Many of them can be bought into for just $5.00.  All multi-table games are played out on Texas Holdem tables, which should not be a problem for the majority of players.

More About

Since its launch in 1996, Sportbook has risen in popularity and has won awards from the eGaming Review for the “Best US Sports Book”.  They have successfully broken several industry records including largest turnover rate and highest number of bets placed.  They regularly feature on news articles and have been mentioned on CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, ESPN and The Wall Street Journal etc.