Winner Poker is one of the latest offerings from the iPoker Network. It was established in 2009 and caters to a mostly European and Canadian crowd, as it does not accept U.S. players. The site can be played on by Mac or Windows players, as you can use a no-download client and play instantly. The poker room offers satellites and qualifiers to some of the top European land based events in addition to more than $10 million in guaranteed tournaments.
Bonuses & Promotions
Winner Poker has your standard first-time deposit bonuses that match the amount of your deposit along with many reload bonuses and other deals. Check out their web site for up-to-date details.
Winner Poker has customized their promotions based on the type of player you are. Tournament players can compete the top 30 race, which is a VIP promo giving players the opportunity to win up to $30,000 by placing in the top 30 each month. Additional promotions include their VIP program, where you can earn cash back on your points, and a refer-a-friend promotion that lets you collect some pocket change just by getting a friend to open an account.
As of this writing, Winner Poker players can enjoy these variants of the game: Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi Lo, Stud, Draw and Razz. All of the games are available in NL, FL and PL and you have the option of playing at tables of heads-up, six-max and full ring. The rake at Winner Poker is industry-standard.
Being a part of the huge iPoker Network, you can expect a high traffic volume at Winner Poker. On average, the network can generate up to 30,000 players during peak hours in both cash games and tournaments.
One great feature for cash game players is the ability to sit down at a table that is played in the currency of their choice. Winner Poker supports tables in Euros, Dollars, and Pounds with each game labeled by the currency symbol in the lobby. Also, if you've chosen Euros, for example, as your main currency but you sit down at a non-euro table, Winner Poker will exchange your funds for you based on that day's exchange rate.
From freerolls for new players and beginners to the monthly million dollar events, Winner Poker is a tournament poker player's dream site. All of the tournaments are available in the same format as the ring games, with the exception of draw and razz events. You'll be able to find a buy-in to suit your bankroll, from micro-stakes to high-roller. Even if you don't have the bankroll to play in a bigger buy-in event, Winner Poker has many satellites that let players try and qualify for big tournaments via a small outlay. Sit-n-Go players can enter into the popular jackpot tournaments in addition to participating in a daily sit-n-go challenge; this is a great promotion that gives $100 to the top sit-n-go winner every day. Pretty cool.
There's no excuse for poor software and sloppy graphics in the world of today's online gambling sites; Winner Poker makes sure theirs is way above industry standards by using Playtech-developed software on their site. Playtech is one of the top software developers for online casinos and poker sites, and their expertise shows through when you first visit Winner Poker: the lobby is user-friendly and provides an easy to use navigation system, as well as in game stats, live support, and plenty of player options for customizing the games and interface to suit your needs. The graphics are clean and crisp, with a pleasing color-scheme; the interface is lightening fast even while playing up to eight games simultaneously.
Players have a choice of using the PC-compatible download version or the non-download, instant-play version of the software that can support both PC and Mac.
Payment Options & Customer Support
Winner Poker's payment options are safe and secure, and always happen in a reasonable time period. It accepts most Euro payment methods including ewallets. Withdrawals are prompt and secure and never a problem.
Customer service is available around the clock through instant chat, email and phone support. Live chat is the quickest and most convenient method for contacting support, with most enquires answered within 1 - 2 minutes. There is also a detailed FAQ guide on the Winner Poker website that answers most of the commonly asked questions.
Winner Poker may be new, but it sure looks like a major player in online poker, as it does just about everything right. We're hoping game selection increases in the future, but you can't go wrong playing at this site.