|Date reviewed: Friday 7th of December 2012|
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Sky Poker ReviewSky Poker is part of Sky Betting and Gaming, a company well known throughout the UK and Europe. The Sky Poker site is run alongside Sky Poker’s TV channel, meaning customers are able to play online whilst having their hands reviewed on TV. Ever since the channel’s launch in February 2007, it has expanded to show more content from the site, as well as the Sky Poker Tour (SPT). However it’s not just the combination of TV and online play that makes Sky Poker very popular. The site hosts daily tournaments, with some huge prizes up for grabs. There is a large community section on the site, with a great deal of interaction from the amry of players at the site.
Like other Sky gaming products, Sky Poker is regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), which is on the UK’s whitelist of jurisdictions.
Sky Poker lobby and poker table
Game Play - 8/10
Sky Poker is run through Sky’s own network meaning players only ever play against other Sky Poker customers. Players are able to play in-browser rather than with downloadable software. However, if customers prefer to download software, then there is the option to do so.
Stakes at Sky Poker range from £0.02/£0.04 - £100/£200, and players can deposit in a number of currencies, including: the Pound, Euros, and US Dollars. Sky Poker has a great variety of games, such as old favourites like Texas Hold’em and Omaha. On top of this, customers can choose from cash, community and sit & go games, as well as The Open tournament with a £10 buy-in, The Primo tournament with a £55 buy-in and The Velocity tournament with a £5 buy-in.
The layout of the main site is clear and simple to navigate. Hitting the ‘Instant Play’ button means customers can start playing straight away, and the tabs at the top of the page are easily navigable. The ‘My Sky Poker’ tab is a handy feature, as it includes quick links to everything from your tables and hand history, to latest news and promotions.
Promos - 8/10
New Sky Poker customers can claim £5, no deposit required; free tournament entry to two £2500 freerolls. On top of this, they also offer a number of generous promotions, including Sunday Roller which is a £8k guaranteed prize fund every Sunday evening.
In terms of loyalty promotions, Cash For Points rewards players with a cash bonus based on the amount of ‘Poker Points’ you earn in a month. Cash bonuses start from as little as 500 points but earning between 250 and 499 points rewards you with a free entry to a £1000 GTD Tournament.
Transactions - 7/10
Withdrawing and depositing funds from or into your Sky Poker account is a straightforward procedure. The ‘My Accounts’ section is incredibly clear, and you can deposit using around 12 different payment methods, including: all major debit and credit cards, E-Wallets, and bank transfers.
Customers can deposit anything from £5 – £50,000; all transaction are safe due to the 3D Secure Card Authorisation system has been put in place to protect all transactions. If players wish to increase/decrease their limit however, they can do so at any time by contacting customer support.
Customer Service - 8/10
Customer service at Sky poker is prompt, friendly and professional. They have a dedicated customer care team who are on hand to answer you queries 24/7. There are numerous ways to contact the team, including: live chat, email, phone and fax. Chat and email support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Similarly to Sky’s other products, they also have a service for priority customers, meaning poker priority enquiries are dealt with even quicker.
Telephone support (UK): please call 08000 725 181
Telephone support (IRE): 1800 928 949
Overseas telephone support: 00 44 1423 533 104
Email support – Through the website