PokerKing

North America Stud NLHE Omaha Zoom Spins
High stakes action Good for beginners High Traffic High Rakeback Bitcoin accepted Players' choice HUD High Deposit Bonus
Rakeback
up to 65%
Deposit bonus
2000 $
  • cryptocurrency / Bitcoin payments

  • high traffic 24/7 including US players

  • plenty of promos including up to 65% Rakeback

  • support takes a long time to answer

  • mobile app only has Blitz (aka Zoom) and Jackpot Spins

  • many regular players

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PokerKing is one of the most well-known online poker rooms, with 1,000 online players on average and reaching up to 10,000 online players during peak hours. It shares a player pool with Winning Poker Network meaning you can play against US players here. There's a wide selection of cash games: 6-max and 9-max NLHE, PLO, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Stud. Rakeback up to 65%First Deposit Bonus up to 2000 $, and the fact that it accepts Bitcoin are some of the differentials of PokerKing.

Traffic

  • micro/low: tens of Hold'em tables, decent number in PLO, Stud, SnG, Spins
  • mid: a dozen NLH tables, about 5 PLO, rarely Stud, SnG, and Spins
  • high: NLH and PLO up to 600$
  • 1,000 online players on averageup to 10,000 during peak hours

PokerKing is one of the top 10 poker rooms in terms of traffic. It is a skin of the Winning Poker Network, and therefore it shares a player pool with other rooms in it. Since Winning Poker Network is the most popular among US players, PokerKing has plenty of them, as well as others from Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, Portugal, Sweden, providing a constant flow of new players to their tables, including many casual and recreational ones.

Although Poker King itself doesn't directly allow the registration of American players, other skins of the Winning Poker Network do and that's why you can find them here.

Evidence of this is that peak hours in Poker King correspond to the rush hours in the United States: around 1800 at GMT-4. During this time there are up to 10,000 online players. But even outside peak hours, PokerKing offers traffic 24/7 with 1,000 online players on average.

There is a wide selection of cash games: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Stud, plus Sit & Go, and Spins.

Cash Games

Texas Hold'em 6-max and 9-max being the most popular cash games in PokerKing: we found around 100 tables with active players, from 0.02/0.05 $ to 25/50$.

Pot-Limit Omaha: 20 tables from PLO2 to PLO5000. There's Omaha Hi/Lo and No Limit Omaha as well, although less popular.

Other poker variants such as Seven Card Stud and Stud Hi/Lo, not often played in Europe, are offered by PokerKing and played mostly by the American players.

Blitz Poker (aka Fast-Fold / Zoom) is a recent addition to PokerKing and it is also the only cash game option for those who play via mobile devices. We found: NL10, NL50, NL100, and NL200 with 50 to 100 players for each limit. If you are willing to play with less than a full table you can mark that option on your settings and you'll be able to find a seat faster after you fold.

Sit & Go

Sit & Go tables 6-max and 9-max, with regularturbo, and hyper-turbo, from 1.65 $ to 108 $ with almost 100 tables during peak hours.

JackPot Spins

This is the unique PokerKing take on Spins. This is a format for three players and blind rise very quickly.

It's available on 9 stakes: Hold'em (7 stakes, buy-ins from 2 $ to 40 $) and Pot-Limit Omaha (buy-ins 2 $ and 10 $). You will usually have no problem finding players in any of them.

Together with Blitz, JackPot is one of the only two options available for those who play PokerKing on mobile devices.

Tournaments

Weekly schedule offering 3,000,000 $ GTD or more. Tournaments in PokerKing come in many types: Texas Hold'emPot Limit Omaha, 6-max, 8-max, 9-max, deep stack, turbo, and knockout tournaments are all regular part of their schedule, with buy-ins from 0.25 $ to 1050 $.

A few times a year, massive tournaments take place in the Winning Poker Network, some of them making their entrance to the Guinness World Book of Records for their massive prizes. Even for those big tournament series, PokerKing offers multiple buy-ins and satellite tournaments so that all players can participate.

The most recent example would be The Venom tournament series that set the record for the highest prize paid in Bitcoin in an online poker room, worth over 1,000,000 $ at the time. The Online Super Series, Mini Online Super Series, and Cub3d are honorable mentions, with multiple events with 1,000,000 $ GTD or more.

Freeroll tournaments also take place regularly in PokerKing, using an on-demand format: tournaments start once they reach 270 registrations.

  • Online players: up to 10,000
  • Game stakes and game types:

    Texas Holdem (6-max, shorthanded):

    • MICRO

    • LOW

    • MID

    • HIGH

    Texas Holdem (heads-up):

    • MICRO

    • LOW

    • MID

    • HIGH

    PL Omaha (6-max, shorthanded):

    • MICRO

    • LOW

    • MID

    • HIGH

    PL Omaha (heads-up):

    • MICRO

    • LOW

    • MID

    • HIGH

  • many full-ring tables (FR)  
  • Other cash games: Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, 6+Holdem
  • MTT: available at all stakes
  • SNG from 0,50$ to 109$, HU SNG from 2,10$ to 209$
  • Jackpots (spin&go): from 2$ to 40$
  • Blitz NL10 - NL1000, PL10 - PL200, including HU

 

Rakeback

  • up to 65% Rakeback via Royal Club (VIP program)
  • 100% first deposit bonus up to 2000 $ (no bonus code required)
  • many promotions such as The Beast (rake race), Sit & Crush (SnG rake race), Happy Hours
  • contact us for additional Rakeback

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First Deposit Bonus

100% welcome bonus up to 2000 $, no bonus code required.

The minimum deposit to receive the bonus is 25 $ and it is released in increments of 1 $ per 27.5 Award Points collected. These points are collected at a rate of 5.5 for every $1 paid in rake in PokerKing, so it's equivalent to 20% Rakeback. The time limit to collect the first deposit bonus is 60 days after making the first deposit.

Royal Club (Rakeback program)

PokerKing offers a Rakeback program that goes up to 65% called Royal Club. It is the same used by the other poker rooms in the Winning Poker Network.

Royal Club is divided into 6 ranks: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Royal, and King. Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum are monthly, Royal and King are annual ranks.

Players improve their Rank by collecting Status Points: 6.6 for every $1 paid in rake. The higher your Rank, the more RP you earn. You then go to the PokerKing cashier to redeem RP for cash.

We'll show you the required Status Points for each Rank and the Rakeback obtainable.

Bronze: no requirement.

Silver: 750 SP required, 12 to 15% Rakeback.

Gold: 3,000 SP required, 15 to 21% Rakeback.

Platinum: 7,500 SP required, 18% to 22% Rakeback.

Royal: 100,000 SP required, 26% to 46% Rakeback.

King: 1,000,000 SP required, 57% to 65% Rakeback.

Contact us if you're interested in a private Rakeback deal for PokerKing.

Rake Races

PokerKing has two: The Beast, the Rake Race for players of cash games, and Sit & Crush for SnG players, including JackPot Spins. One of the biggest leaderboards in online poker, with over 500 prizes paid by Poker King weekly to the players that rake the most (regardless of winning).

Rake Structure

The rake is 5% up to 3 $. Be sure to make the best of PokerKing Rakeback system and promotions such as Rake Races.

Software

PokerKing software is available for Windows and Mac. Mobile devices can play via browser but with limitations (see below about the PokerKing App). PokerKing lobby is easy to navigate and intuitive to understand, being one of the best in the online poker industry. It's also known to be very reliable, a reputation well earned throughout the years that this poker room has been operating.

PokerKing supports HUD.

PokerKing App

There's currently no dedicated PokerKing App. Players using mobile devices can go to the official PokerKing website and play on the browser. The functionality of this is very limited: you can only play Blitz Poker and JackPot Spins. An update to the PokerKing mobile app with all the functionalities available is expected for the end of this year.

Support

Contact with the PokerKing support team is not easy - they usually take a few days to respond. It is possible on support@PokerKing.com.

Payments

  • Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin accepted, also Skrill and Neteller
  • Allows player-to-player transfers

PokerKing accepts e-wallets such as Neteller and Skrill, but there has been a recent shift towards the use of cryptocurrencies as the default payment method. They offer speed, privacy and avoid fees and legal issues that other payment options might have. Reach out to us if you need more information.

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P2P transfer (Player to Player)

A feature that has been recently introduced, PokerKing allows player-to-player transfers and it's quite easy to do: simply go to your account, insert the desired amount and table name of the receiver and in a few minutes it's complete. If for some reason a new player receives a transfer instead of making the first deposit, the transfer will count for the first deposit bonus instead. However, for security reasons, Poker King doesn't immediately allow a new account to be the receiver of a P2P transfer, but this function is unlocked after 24 hours of the account's creation. The player must generate rake equal to 10% of the value to be able to cash out the money.

Registration

Contact us to assist you with the registration process and get a Rakeback deal. Even if your country of residence won’t allow you to play on PokerKing, let's talk and we might be able to find a solution.

Software language: English, Russian

Rake: 5%, with 3$ CAP

Currency: USD

HUD: yes

Support

Payment methods (may vary by country): Skrill, Neteller, Bank Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Bitcoin, Ecopayz

Withdrawal speed:


Reviews

Pros (5)

Your comment
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DonkHunter

cryptocurrency / Bitcoin payments

2019-12-06 12:46:06

DonkHunter

high traffic 24/7 including US players

2019-12-06 12:46:06

DonkHunter

plenty of promos including up to 65% Rakeback

2019-12-06 12:46:06

Lelouch97

The first deposit bonus is very attractive, as well as the Rakeback offer, much higher than what is offered in most other poker rooms. MTTs here are also huge, with lots of traffic and immense guarantees. Accepting Bitcoin is another plus.

2021-07-12 13:27:12

angler777

let'splay

2020-10-04 08:44:08

Cons (4)

Your comment
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DonkHunter

support takes a long time to answer

2019-12-06 12:46:06

DonkHunter

mobile app only has Blitz (aka Zoom) and Jackpot Spins

2019-12-06 12:46:06

DonkHunter

many regular players

2019-12-06 12:46:06

AllIsMine22

Quick contact with PokerKing's support is almost impossible. Every time when I need to contact them I lose a week. If they want to compete with other big names, should improve it...

2021-07-16 22:04:16


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