Sky Poker Review
Being an addition to Sky’s strong selection of gaming and betting platforms available online, it’s no surprise that Skypoker provides a contemporary and vivid location to play a few hands of cards. In fact, Skypoker provides a beautiful interface with 3D card suits on its background.
In addition to its super layout, Skypoker allows players to either download the poker lobby, or play it via their web browser, catering to a range of players. The platform holds two different gambling licenses, one for UK-based players, which is from the gambling commission in Leeds, while the other caters to everyone else, being located in Alderney.
Joining Skypoker will immediately open you up to the selection of promotions available from the platform. You’ll be given £10 of tournament tokens to play with straight away, before even making your first deposit. Following this, when you’re ready to make a deposit of your own, you’ll be given a bonus of 200% up to a maximum of £500, over your first 30 days of play. You’ll also be added to the platform’s loyalty scheme, which rewards you as play. In order to receive the £10 free tournament tokens, you’ll need to enter the code, POKER when you register.
However, it wouldn’t be right for Skypoker to provide offers to new players and not keep their regulars happy, which is why there’s a slew of ongoing promotions available to take advantage of as well. The company tends to create promotions based around large events occurring. So, for example, there’ll be a football-themed offer whenever a large football event is taking place, or the same for Wimbledon. Alongside this, certain games of poker will be placed in the spotlight, featuring promotions on them to drive players to play.
The platform of Skypoker allows players to navigate through various games of poker taking place or waiting to take place. The Cash Games tab will show different options for Hold’em poker, Omaha and Omaha Hi Lo, with various games available to join from each. The lobby shows how many players are currently playing that game, what the stakes are and the average pot. There’s also the opportunity to filter the games that are shown by how high the stakes are, whether there’s a pot limit and so on.
Further to this, you’ll see a Sit & Go option, which is quite self-explanatory, as well as tournaments that can be participated in at your leisure.
The community tab will allow you to view a forum with several rooms for chat and strategies to be discussed amongst other things, while the rest of the tabs feature around your account and providing assistance to you.
Skypoker is actually very helpful when it comes to player on its platform. Not only is there a help and support page, which will offer up FAQ answers and a customer service team on hand via telephone, live chat and email, but there’s also a tab on the main page dedicated to providing assistance with learning the actual game. Entitled ‘Academy’, this tab offers up strategy videos, hand rankings, player types and a poker dictionary, allowing those less-experienced players to garner knowledge before even starting to play.
Skypoker is one of the better poker platforms available online. Apart from giving you the option to play via your browser or via download, there’s a wide selection of games available to join, and when adding this to the tournaments on offer and the sit & go feature, you’re more likely to be spoiled for choice rather than lacking in anything.