William Hill Poker Review

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William Hill Poker is owned by one of the oldest and biggest bookmakers in the U.K and is now on the iPoker Network.

 

William Hill Poker is popular with European players and experiences lots of traffic during peak hours on the continent. William Hill International is one of the most reputed brands in the industry and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In addition to poker, William Hill offers a range of betting products that includes sports betting and online casino games. The tables are usually filled with loose players while play in general is pretty soft with tons of micro stakes games on offer. There are around 10000 ring-game players and 55000 tournament players at the tables at William Hill Poker during peak hours. The poker room is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.


Summary

 

  • Experienced and reputed brand
  • Reliable software with smooth game play
  • Low rake limits
  • Wide selection of games and tournaments
  • Speed Poker and Twister Poker
  • Large number of guaranteed tournaments
  • Single account access to all betting products

 

William Hill Poker

 

Software and Graphics


The William Hill Poker client runs fast and smooth and offers good playability. There are several new features added in the recent past which includes auto top up, buddy list, quick seat option, and more. Hand histories are easy to use while notes are easier to handle with the input window right next to the player on the table. The 3D graphics are standard while the animations and sound are of a higher quality. Players have a choice of 10 avatars. While the Playtech powered software may not be world class, poker fans can have a comfortable time at the tables.


Poker Games


William Hill Poker offers a choice of Texas Hold’em and Omaha cash games and tournaments. These games are available in No-Limit/Limit/Pot Limit/Turbo/Heads Up/Micro/Play Money modes and are either blind size or stake. 5 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud completes the round of the game variety.  Fixed-limit games are spread up to $300/$600. Cash games feature blinds from €0.01/€0.02 to €5/€10. Much of the site’s traffic can be found at micro stakes and low stakes games. One of the popular games is Speed Poker, its version of Fast Fold poker where you get to change tables and opponents every time you fold.


Poker fans will be pleasantly surprised at the online poker room’s special sit-and-go tournament format, Twister Poker.


At William Hill Poker, the players keep the money rather than the house. The rake limits are very low, as low as $0.01 for each $0.20 in the pot with a maximum of $1 for low limit games. This applies also to higher betting amounts with rakes running at $1 for each $20 in the pot and a maximum of $5 for high limit games.


Tournaments and Freerolls


The online poker room boasts of a huge amount of guaranteed tournaments with prize pools from £400 onwards. Sit & Go tournaments are well served with its brand new format Twister Sit & Go’s leading the way. Twister Poker tournaments are played three handed with a hyper turbo blind structure. The prize pool is selected randomly by the software and is usually double to 1,000 times the initial buy-in. There are four different buy-ins – €1, €2, €5 and €10.


Shootout style Sit & Go's tournaments feature Texas Hold'em and Omaha games with up to 16 players and buy-ins ranging from €1 to €200.


Steps Sit & Go Tournaments are another draw where players can work their way up from as low as €0.5 to a €150 tournament token. Each step is a 4-player or a 6-player Sit & Go with buy-ins from €0.50 to €75.


You will find a list of freerolls with extremely loose play. Many are multi-table Texas Hold’em events. New members have the chance to play daily $50 and $100 freerolls for the first three months while there is always the opportunity to enter weekly $2,000 and $3,000 freerolls. Table rake is capped at 5% of the pot for most games while William Hill Poker does not take any rake if a hand fails to reach the flop. In No Limit and Pot Limit games the rake is capped at $3 and $5 for games up to $10/$20 and $25/$50 and up, respectively.

 

William Hill Poker Lobby


Bonuses and Promotions


William Hill Poker promises to double the first deposit of any player up to $1,200/€1,500/$2,000. The bonus can be claimed on a minimum deposit of $25, for which players receive an additional $10 in cash and five free tickets to Twister Sit & Go tournaments worth €2 each. The bonus is released in chunks of £3 / €3.50 / $5 on reaching 425 WHPoints. Players can earn 40 points for every £1 in cash game rake or tournament fees. As part of the welcome bonus package, first time depositors also receive 1,000 club points bonus that can be used at Points Buy-in tournaments and Club Bankroll Builder events.


Loyalty Club


The William Hill Players Club is open to all its members right from the day they sign up. The poker room features a 10 tier VIP scheme where players earn a higher status by accumulating WHPoints for every wager made. These points can be converted into cash or swapped for other rewards. Each tier multiplies a player’s WHPoints by a larger amount, bringing greater rewards and perks along the way.


Banking and Security


Being one of the oldest bookmakers, William Hill Poker offers an array of banking options for its members. Apart from Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Delta, Solo, Diners Club and Maestro, deposits and withdrawals can be made by a wide range eWallets such as Neteller, Skrill, and PayPal. The poker room also accepts deposits via iDeal, POLi, Western Union. Players can request cash outs by check, bank wire, ClickandBuy, and the popular eWallets.


Customer Service and Support


William Hill has one of the most wide-ranging customer support services which includes a comprehensive help center with answers to almost every common online poker room related query. From getting started to deposits, withdrawals, bet types and bet placement, you will find answers every question. Should you need immediate assistance, the poker room’s staff is available via live chat, phone and email as well.


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