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Betsafe Poker Review

Betsafe is one of the only online poker sites that actually offers two different clients, Microgaming and Ongame. The company has been operating since 2006. Betsafe software is quite solid and comes with extended support for OSX.

Our Betsafe review showed that the player base is focused largely on Hold’em, with Omaha and 7-Card Stud being relatively unpopular.

Gaming

Gaming Variations

Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha High/Low

7-Card Stud,  7-Card Stud High/Low

5-Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw

Gaming Technology

The software also has support for a variety of games including No-Limit Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud and even Five-Card Draw Poker although those games don’t have that many fans. The software is quite solid and comes with support for OSX.

Poker Tournaments

Single Table Tournaments

This type of tournaments run continuously, as long as the required number of players is available. Once the minimum number of players required has joined the tournament, the fun begins.

Multi Table Tournaments

Sit and Go Tournaments are displayed in the Multi-Table game type option players need to choose from the lobby. The max number of players that can enter the tournament may be limited or not, depending on the tournament.

Promotions

Type

Up To

Amount(%)

Bonus

£ 1000

100%

Legalities

Licenses

For UK residents betsafe.com is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, account number (39579)

licenses, issued and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority: License Numbers MGA/CL1/1322/2017.

Restricted Countries

Countries that are not allowed to play poker by Microgaming due to restrictions from the platform are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Belgium, China, Cuba, Denmark, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Norfolk Island, N. Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia UAE, Yemen, United Kingdom, United States and its dependencies, military bases and territories including but not limited to Am. Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, N. Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands

Security

Servers reside in highly secured data centres, behind top-of-the-line firewalls.

The entire site of Betsafe is behind an SSL encryption.

Support

Email: support-en@betsafe.com

Live chat

Telephone: +44 808 238 0028

Payment Methods & Withdrawals

Payment Method

Deposit Amount

Withdrawal Amount

Withdraw Time

Visa

Min. £ 10

Min. £ 20

2-5 days

Mastercard

Min. £ 10

N/A

N/A

EntroPay

Min. £ 10

Min. £ 20

2-5 days

Neteller

Min. £ 10

Min. £ 20

Instant

Skrill

Min. £ 10

Min. £ 20

Instant

Paysafe Card

Min. £ 10

N/A

N/A

Bank Transfer

Min. £ 10

Min. £ 20

2-5 days

PayPal

Min. £ 10

Min. £ 10

Instant

Pros

  • Good and stylish interface
  • Good number of payment options
  • Decent ongoing promotions and the occasional Betsafe promo code
  • Good support team

Cons

  • No love for Omaha or 7-Card Stud
  • Many restricted territories
  • Player base could be bigger

Conclusion

Betsafe is among the best designed poker sites, UK. Its interface is really slick and inviting, and the trademark atmosphere has been transferred to the mobile apps quite successfully. The main issue with it is the relatively limited player base and the fact that Hold’em is virtually the only poker variation available at all times.

Other than that, Betsafe really embodies what all poker sites should look like.

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