May, 2019 – Our Netbet Poker review illustrates why the site should be your first stop if you are new to the game of Texas Hold´em poker online, and well worth considering if you are an experienced, small-stakes recreational player with a limited amount of time and money who is tired of being offered unachievable promotions on other sites.
The headline promotion at the site is the Netbet Poker bonus of up to €1,500 plus €20.00 free poker money when you make your first deposit. If you would like to take advantage of this excellent welcome bonus straight away, click on the “Visit Netbet Poker” bar above and create your account using the Netbet Poker VIP Code “THPOBONUS”.
Never Heard of Netbet Before?
Netbet is a quite established skin on the iPoker Network that few players took much notice of until it absorbed the Poker 770 player database in September 2014. Since then the site has improved its software, its promotions and its player experience. As part of this improved player experience, the site recently introduced mobile poker apps for iOS and Android devices.
The site also offers a comprehensive range of sports betting opportunities that includes in-play betting and a cash out feature; plus there is an online casino, live dealer casino and “Vegas” style casino if you fancy a break from playing online poker. Both the sports betting site and the online casino site have mobile apps available to enjoy the action on the go.
The Netbet Poker Welcome Package
Netbet Poker offers new players a Welcome Package that includes a 200% match on first deposits up to €1,500 and – once your first deposit has been made – you will also receive entries into the site´s “VIP Instant Win” and “Weekly Final” freeroll tournaments that pay out hundreds of €uros in Netbet Live satellite tokens, plus €20.00 free poker money to play in any of Netbet Poker´s games.
Please note that the €20.00 free poker money is released in two units of €10.00 – one immediately, the second after seven days. You must use the Netbet Poker bonus code “FREE20” when making your deposit in order to qualify for the offer and the free poker money can only be used to play online poker games – you cannot create an account, make a deposit and then try to withdraw the bonus funds.
Clearing the Netbet Poker Bonus
One of the reasons we believe that Netbet is most suitable for new players and recreational players with limited time on their hands is the way that the Netbet Bonus is released. Like most online poker sites, the Netbet Poker bonus is cleared as you earn Netbet Points for contributing to the rake deducted from cash games or for paying a fee to enter a multi table tournament or Sit & Go game.
However, Netbet acknowledges that it is difficult for players with limited bankrolls to earn sufficient points quickly, so awards 23 points per €1.00 raked in microstakes games as opposed to 20 points per €uro raked at higher stakes tables. The site also awards 22 points per €1.00 paid in tournament and Sit & Go entry fees. Furthermore, the first €10.00 of the bonus is released in weighted stages:
- The first €2.00 of the Netbet bonus will be released when you have collected 100 Netbet Points.
- The next four €2.00 increments are released each time you have collected 135 Netbet Points.
- Each €2.00 increment thereafter is released each time you have collected 200 Netbet Points.
Players have forty-five days in which to clear as much of the Netbet Poker bonus as possible – if not all.
Netbet Poker Software and Compatibility
Netbet Poker runs on Playtech´s poker software – the platform that is used throughout the whole of the iPoker Network. Sadly (for Mac users), the software is only compatible with Windows operating systems and players who want to play Netbet Poker on a Mac will have to use a Windows emulator as there is no “Instant Play” flash version of the software available either.
Although the Netbet Poker software is resource intensive due to its many features and settings, most modern computers should be able to cope with the system requirements. I would suggest that you have 1GB of free space on your computer before starting the Netbet Poker download and an operating system with at least 2GB of RAM before trying to play at the site.
Cash Games, Sit & Go Games and Poker Tournaments
The choice of cash games, Sit & Go games and poker tournaments at Netbet Poker is quite extensive. The site hosts a range of NL Texas Hold´em PL Omaha cash games with stakes starting at €0.01/€0.02 and, during peak times, there is usually some action at the Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and 5 Card Stud poker tables. Netbet also has fast-fold “Speed Poker” tables.
A fine selection of Sit & Go games includes Jackpot Sit & Gos – in which players can win a progressive jackpot by stringing together a sequence of victories – and the three-handed, hyper-turbo “Twister Poker” that awards a random prize pool before the first hand of cards is dealt. Tournaments run around the clock and vary in value from exclusive freerolls with prizes of €25.00 to the network´s “Big Sunday” feature that has a prize pool of €75,000.
Netbet Promotions and Rewards
Netbet hosts a wide variety of promotions – both those shared with the iPoker network and some exclusive ones of its own. Many of the network´s promotions are mission based and reward players with seats in freerolls for completing specific challenges. The site´s own poker promotions mostly focus on freeroll qualifiers to its Netbet Live series and social media promotions.
Netbet Poker´s VIP Rewards program is similar to those on most other sites inasmuch as the points you collect in pursuit of clearing the Netbet Poker bonus can be used to exchange for cash, tournament tokens or goods from the online store. However, at the end of every month, active VIP Club members are also invited to take part in a SNAPWIN promotion in which players can win reload bonuses, more tournament tickets or free spins on the site´s casino side games.
The Standard of Competition at Netbet
Although we said at the beginning of this Netbet Poker review that the site is most suitable for new and recreation players, it does not mean that the standard of competition is weak. Due to its affiliation with the iPoker Network, the standard of competition can best be described as a mixed bag – with the site sharing tables with some potentially very good players from other skins on the network.
The only way to be sure of playing against other Netbet players is to stick to the site´s exclusive freeroll and social media tournaments, and the “Express” Sit & Go games. Although these games will not make you an instant millionaire, it will give you more time at the tables and enable you to enhance your skills before taking on more experienced players on the “open” tables.
Netbet Poker Review – Summary
If the prospect of playing online poker on good software in a secure environment appeals to you, give Netbet a try – at least for forty-five days while the Netbet Poker bonus is still active. We believe that the range of money-making opportunities may be modest, but they are ideal for players just entering the world of online poker or those who just want to play online poker for the fun of it.
Be sure to use the Netbet Poker VIP Code “THPOBONUS” when first creating your account to qualify for the full Welcome Package and the code “FREE20” when making your first deposit to be eligible for €20.00 free poker money. After that, just remember to enjoy yourself at the tables!