Unibet Poker is one of the better known online poker brands in Europe. Due to the illegal nature of funds transfers linked to online gambling and poker in the US, Unibet has suspended all US-facing activity and doesn’t currently accept US players. There’s no Unibet rakeback on offer either.
Initially powered by the 24h Poker network, Unibet made the move to Microgaming in 2006. This move proved to be an inspired one and the player base was soon consolidated. Due to rakeback issues though (individual poker rooms on the network stealing each-other’s customers by offering more and more attractive deals) the network decided that no rakeback would be given and thus Unibet too was affected by these measures.
The Microgaming software that Unibet uses is fast and reliable though it definitely isn’t over the top graphically. Statistics-wise, all the vital information is there, and players can take notes on their opponents. The hand history feature is OK, it is easy to work with in the client and it can be exported without any sort of fuss to the local machine as well. It does have its limitations though as it doesn’t show the info broken up into separate sessions.
When it comes to multi-tabling, Unibet is virtually unbeatable. The tables are fully resizable, so one can play at a huge number of tables simultaneously. Mini table views are also available.
Unibet’s traffic is decent. It draws around 2,000 real money cash game players at peak hours, and there are 10,000 players at its tournament tables.
The tournaments offer is generally good. Nothing over the top here either. There’s a weekly $250,000 Guaranteed and a plenty of small buy-in events for those who are struggling to kick-start a bankroll. The game variety is OK, and Unibet offers multi-language phone support for those urgent matters that suffer no postponement.
Now let’s see a few of the misses of the site. While there aren’t too many such factors, the few that there are, suck a lot of value out of the deal. The above mentioned phone support is not available all the time. The colors featured by the software can lead to sore eyes in the long-run and of course there’s the issue of the Unibet rakeback which doesn’t exist.