• Unibet

    UniBet PokerUnibet can be considered one of the largest online gambling operators in Europe with massive customer base of 10 million players spanning over a hundred countries. Unibet is popular among recreational players who flock to the site for its promotional offers, steady level of traffic and ever-changing schedule of tournaments every week.

    Bonuses: Unibet offers £10 free instant play to new players, who don’t even have to make a deposit (although it comes in the form of a cash games ticket valid only for limited games). They offer a match bonus for first depositors worth 100% up to €200, which is released in increments (players have 60 days to fully clear the bonus). Entry to 4 weekly €500 Welcome Freerolls is also offered to new players, and a handy free €2 Unibet Open ticket to use in any game for the first 7 days of membership.

    Traffic: The average number of players on the Unibet site tends to peak at just over a thousand players each day (but this figure is more likely to sit at around the 550 players mark). Standard of competition is usually on the soft side, due to the majority of the site’s players drifting over form the sports site, bringing amateur players rather than serious poker aficionados.

    Games & Tournaments: Unibet’s choice of poker games mainly include the classics, Texas Hold’em and Omaha, which should make most fans happy. The site also has Banzai, a new short-stack cash game wherein players only buy-in for 10 big blinds. Unibet offers a fairly full schedule of poker tournaments, with the choice of freeze outs (i.e. a “no second chance” tournament that makes players buy-in and play until they win, or lose all their chips), multi-buy, freerolls, bounty tournaments. The site also has the weekly $150k Guaranteed on Sundays, and a monthly $250,000 that pays out over $50,000 to the winner. Daily qualifiers to enter these tournaments run with buy-ins from as low as $5.50.

    Software: Unibet’s software is modern and accessible. It has a good availability of options such as personalised avatars, changing characters and player names (up to three times a day during games), fully resizable tables and multi-tabling (8 tables can be opened at one time). Game-play is speedy and secure. The site helpfully provides player stats during play and the lobby supplies vital table statistics like average pot size, seated-player’s stack size and hands played per hour.

    Banking & Customer Service: As with most other poker sites of this calibre, there are no major issues with banking. Deposits are quick via lots pf different methods an withdrawals are similarly efficient. A helpful and usable customer service system is available here, with live online chat 24/7, as well as email and telephone. An easily navigable help centre where players can find all the FAQs they’ll ever need.

    Overall: Unibet is an great option for casual poker players, with up-to-date software and their 24/7 Player Safety Early Detection System helping players to stay in control and detect any potential dodgy behaviour. The promotions aren’t anything out of the ordinary, with a reasonably generous £10 free to new players, and a match bonus also, which isn’t too difficult to unlock.

    Best Poker Bonus Score: 7.5/10