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Sky Poker Review

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Review of SkyPoker.com

Last Updated: December 2009

British Sky Broadcasting is the operator of the UK's largest digital pay television platform and a leading broadcaster of sports, movies, entertainment and news.  Their most recent venture is the opening of their own online poker site, Sky Poker.  Originally it was primarily a site for UK based players, but now players from all over the world are able to play on www.SkyPoker.com unless they are from the United States.  One of the most interesting things about sky poker, is at any given time, your table may be shown on Sky TV, making you an instant TV Star.

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Sky Poker.com Game Variety

Sky Poker offers most of the standard Texas Hold'em game varieties.  They have fixed limit, no limit and pot limit at a variety of different levels. You can take part in freerolls and satellites, sit 'n gos and multi-table tournaments (MTTs).

Support and Security at Sky

Sky Poker offers both telephone and email support.  Their contacts are as follows:
SkyPoker Customer Services - 08000 725185
For email, please use the form in their help section
As you probably expect from such a large business, customer service is their number 1 priority.

SkyPoker Game Options

No Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit Texas Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo, Omaha Hi, 7-Card Stud (High and Hi/Lo). Most of the traffic is focused on the Texas Holdem tables.

Deposit / Withdrawl Options

Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Switch, Delta, Laser, Paypal and Solo.  They also accept the following currencies: GBP, USD, CND, HKD, AUS, and SGD.

www.SkyPoker.com Software

Sky Pocker is a new poker room, and utilizes a very unique web based software (java client).  This means, no lengthy downloads, and you won't have to have another poker client installed on your computer.  Here are some shots of their software:



Since they use their own software, they are able to create some really interesting features.  Some of those include:

Sky Poker Points - Like many poker sites, sky poker has a points system that rewards players for their loyalty.  Every time you participate in a Real Money Game you will earn valuable Sky Poker Points. This will be based on the stakes of the table below.

Game Type Points Raked Hands
Up to 0.25 / 0.50 10 20
0.50 / 1 - 2/4 20 20
2.50 / 5 and above      30 20

You will also earn Bonus Poker Points for buying in to any Multi and Single Table Tournament. You will earn 10 Poker Points for every 1 in entrance fees paid, for example, if you enter a 10 + 1 tournament, the 10 is your contribution to the prize fund and the additional 1 is the "fee" that you pay. This means in this example that you will earn 10 Bonus Poker Points. All loyalty points earnt will be credited to your account at the end of each hand or tournament  and can be viewed by going to 'My Account'.
 

SkyPoker.com Special Features

Poker School - If you are still learning the game, Sky Poker has many great video tutorials and poker tips from their resident pros to help you improve your play.

Cool Avatars - Adopt your personality or mislead your opponents with someone else's! Fun animated avatars are available to represent you at the tables.

Sky Poker.com Avatars

Hot-O-Meter - This unique feature will provide you with a graphical opinion of the value of your hole cards. "On fire!", "Fold'em!" and "Rubbish!" are some of the messages you might see. A useful guide for beginners who find it hard to fold pre-flop!

Hand Histories - You can click a button while you are playing that will provide you with an instant hand history without having to leave the action.

Folded Cards - If you fold before the end of the hand, and forget what you were holding, your folded cards stay on the screen to remind you what you were holding.

Advantages of Sky Poker

- Operated by a huge corporation that is very focused on customer service
- Play on TV against your friends and celebrities
- Unique software with lots of interesting features
- No download required
- 500 Free Sky Points on all new accounts.  Equivalent to 2 1000$ freeroll entries.
- Free No Deposit Bonus up to 150
- Up to 500 FREE with just a 10 deposit.

 

Disadvantages of Sky Poker

- When you sign up, you must enter your credit card information right away - This would usually have me very suspicious, but with a big name like Sky Broadcasting behind the operation, I am sure there is nothing to worry about.
- Sky Poker's website can be slow during popular TV tournaments.  This problem should probably be resolved very soon.
- No client download - This is an advantage and disadvantage as some people like having the software installed on their computer rather than using a web browser.
- Limited deposit options - see above

For sheer heart-stopping excitement and entertainment, play poker against celebrities and others live on TV and the web, with skypoker.com.

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F.A.Q
Is Sky Poker US Friendly? Sky Poker Does Not Accept Players from the United States - Please visit our Best Poker Sites for Americans page for Alternatives
Does Sky Poker Accept Paypal?  Yes, Sky Poker now accepts paypal deposits for players in some countries!
Is Sky Poker Mac or Linux Compatible? Yes, Sky Pocker offers a version of their software that is compatible with Firefox.  All you have to do is run the software straight from your browser using Firefox.

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Regular Bonus N/A
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Up to 150 NO DEPOSIT BONUS +500 Sky Points Free* + Up to 500.00 FREE when you deposit


 

* Note: To receive the 500 free sky points you must click the Get Your Bonus Now button above.
1000 Freeroll = 200 Points
100 Freeroll = 25 Points
2 x
50 Freeroll = 20 Points
25 Freeroll = 10 Points

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Sky Poker Review Score
Security: 8
Software: 7
Traffic: 5
Bonus: 9
Support: 9
Reputation: 10
Game Variety: 6
Total Score: 7.7

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Sky Poker Info
Name: Sky Poker
Web Site: skypoker.com
Established: 2007
Country: UK
Auditor: Gambling Commission
Network: Sky Poker
Traffic: Low
Email: help@ skypoker.com
Telephone: 08000 725185