Betway Poker belongs to the Betway group, which offers sports betting, online casino and online poker out of Malta. Licensed by the LGA, Betway Poker offers excellent competition (loose and juicy games that is) and generally a good bang for your buck. Betway Poker is one of the newer members of the Microgaming network (Prima Poker) and it doesn’t accept US players. There is no Betway rakeback on offer either, which takes a lot out of the otherwise reasonable overall offer. Betway Poker boasts surprisingly good traffic for a poker room its size. There are around 2,400 players at its cash tables at peak hours. Tournament tables draw crowds of up to 13,000 players in peak hours. There is excellent value in Betway’s games as the site plays host a high number of beginners and play is generally rather chaotic.
The game variety is good. There’s Holdem, Omaha, Stud and even 5-Card Draw. Most of the traffic is focused on the Holdem tables though, and don’t be surprised if you don’t find sufficient action at the Stud or Draw tables.
The sign up bonus offered by Betway Poker is a relatively generous one. In the absence of a Betway poker rakeback deal, this is what you’ll have to settle for.
The poker rake you pay at Betfair is the usual 5%, up to a maximum of $3 or $1, depending on the number of players at your table. The tournament fees are the regular 10% ones too. It’s a shame there’s no Betway rakeback which would take a nice bite out of this rake. This is probably the reason why the poker room scores pretty low rake-wise in most reviews.
Betway rakeback offers several attractive promotions like rake races (a Betway rakeback deal would add a new dimension to those too), bad beat jackpots and a player point based loyalty system.
Betway support can only be reached via email, but the response times are relatively short and the staff is obviously knowledgeable.