Part of the Chico Poker Network (also home to BetOnline Poker and Tiger Gaming), SB Poker is a popular sportsbook offering a great online poker platform. High-roller tournaments here come with huge jackpots and there’s a decent variety of games to try out. New players to SB Poker can avail of a first deposit match bonus when they join the site, an excellent way to boost bankroll from the get go. US players will be relieved to know that there are no state restrictions when it comes to playing on the SB Poker site.
Sportsbetting mainly attracts sportsbook bettors so it’s home to plenty of poor quality poker players who have drifted over from the sports page, therefore lots of fish to be taken advantage of. As it is populated by casual, recreational players the SB Poker site is for the most part free of poker sharks. Being a relatively small site, traffic is quite low on SB Poker, but it’s been steadily increasing recently with levels becoming more consistent.
The vast majority of games are concentrated in No Limit Texas Hold’em, but a range of other poker variants are available. Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit Omaha High/Low run frequently during peak hours. Fixed Limit Hold’em and Omaha are both available, but there isn’t much action to be found at either of these. The SB Poker sit ‘n go games are offered in in groups of 6 and 10-player tables. Ring games on the site also offer many stake levels.
SB Poker holds regular tournaments which include a wide variety of guarantees, from small jackpots geared towards recreational players to big tournaments for confident high-rollers. The SB Weekend Tournament Series boasts an impressive prizepool of $90,000, including the regular Sunday $10,000 guaranteed tournament, which players can buy into for just $20. Players from across the world come to SB Poker to enter the action at the poker tables, so traffic remains pretty good throughout most hours of the day. Tournaments here aren’t as lucrative as the more high-profile poker sites, but there are weekly tournaments with prize pools worth thousands of dollars.
New players are rewarded with a first deposit bonus of 100%, up to a value of $2,500. Players can earn a free entry (worth almost $20) into a qualifier for the $50,000 Guaranteed Tournament by making a deposit of $50 or more into their SB Poker account.
Software in the SB Poker site has recently been overhauled with an entirely new poker client available, which is easy to use and more streamlined. Older poker clients can be easily updated to the new version, with just a few clicks. A range of handy new features are now available for players to try out. SB Poker offers its downloadable client for both Windows and OSX, so Apple users can get in on the poker action here with no trouble. While the software might be considered basic, it is highly functional and the no-frills approach suits most poker players.
SB Poker offers its players a variety of safe and secure deposit and withdrawal methods, ensuring that money is perfectly safe from the moment you deposit. Withdrawals are quick and simple. Banking options are varied, with Western Union, bank wire and check all offered, as well as the usual credit and debit methods. Bitcoin is now accepted here as a currency option. Players will incur fees for transferring their funds, but can receive one free withdrawal per month if requested on a Friday.
Customer service is fast and friendly here, with a useful live chat feature which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The email responses are efficient and all problems are dealt with in a professional manner.