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  • big fields

  • Americans playing

  • plenty of promos

  • HU only on Blitz

  • regular players

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2021 PokerKing Poker Room Review

PokerKing is an online poker room that is part of the Winning Poker Network (WPN). Although it doesn't directly accept U.S. players, the player pool here is shared with the other Winning Poker Network skins (including Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker ) that do accept them. Therefore, this is one of the few online poker rooms that allows you to play real money cash games against U.S. players. This strategy at the same time lets PokerKing avoid legal issues with the United States laws and focus on other markets such as South America and Europe. The traffic at PokerKing includes many recreational players that are often attracted by the casino games that the site also offers and then decide to play at a poker table or tournament.

The selection of real money cash games available at PokerKing is well varied and includes: Hold'em, Omaha (6-max, 9-max, Pot Limit), multi table tournaments for low, mid and high stakes, Sit & Go and Spin, to name a few. PokerKing offers players a VIP rakeback program called Royal Club. The rakeback deal and promotions here are one of the best found in any online poker room: up to 65% rakeback, plus reload bonuses, rake races and other promotions described in more detail in the appropriate section of our review. The traditional offer of a welcome bonus for new players is also present at PokerKing: a 100% first deposit bonus up to $2000 (with minimum deposit $25).

PokerKing accepts bitcoin for deposit & withdrawal, an innovation that PokerKing shares with the other rooms at Winning Poker Network. Bitcoin is the preferred payment method among poker players that want fast withdrawals and avoid fees. This puts Poker King and the WPN in the position of best withdrawal speed in the poker industry.

Overall, PokerKing is known for their great selection of real money poker cash games, superb traffic, soft competition, amazing rakeback deal and great and promotions. This complete PokerKing review will give you all the information you need to make the best of your time and money.

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PokerKing History

King Enterprises N.V. was founded by Vinko Dobrosevic (a respected casino operator and also the creator of IGSoft, the company responsible for the Winning Poker Network) in 2011. Vinko Dobrosevic is also the current chairman of the company.

The following year (2012) PokerKing was launched globally, when it also joined the WPN, the leading online poker site in the United States.

PokerKing headquarters are located in Curação, and there it holds a gambling licensed issued by AntillePhone N.V. Perhaps even more important than the license, however, is the strong reputation that the Winning Poker Network and PokerKing have earned and held in the online poker industry throughout the years.

PokerKing Deposit bonus and Rakeback

Both the welcome deposit bonus (100% up to $2000 for a first deposit of a new account) and the PokerKing rakeback deal (up to 65% rakeback through their VIP system called Royal Club) are some of the best promotions available in any online poker room. These bonuses offered by PokerKing operate basically underthe same conditions as the rest of the rooms of the Winning Poker Network.

  • Welcome bonus (First Deposit Bonus) 100% up to $2000 (with a minimum deposit of $25).
  • Rake back up to 65% through Royal Club (PokerKing VIP system).
  • Free roll tournament to all new players with a guaranteed prize pool of $250
  • Reload Bonuses
  • The Beast (rake race)
  • Sit & Crush (Sit & Go race)
  • Happy Hour Promotions
  • King's Treasures
  • Sit & Go Treasures
  • Big online Multi Table Tournaments series called MDS


If by any chance you were offered better conditions, let us know and we might be able to do something about it.

PokerKing Welcome Bonus

To enjoy the welcome bonus at PokerKing, the players first deposit must be a $25 minimum, then PokerKing will match every dollar on the first deposit of the new account with another dollar of added bonus, up to $2000. The bonus will not be immediately available, however: it is released in $1 increments for every 27.5 Status Points collected by the player. Status Points are accumulated at a rate of 5.5 Status Points for every $1 paid in rake, so this means it's basically equivalent to a 20% bonus rakeback deal. The time limit an account has to play and collect all the bonuses at PokerKing is 60 days.

Poker King Rakeback Deal - Royal Club (VIP system)

The PokerKing rakeback can go up to 65%. and it uses a VIP system called Royal Club.

There are 6 ranks for the PokerKing rakeback deal: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Royal and King. Your current rank gives you bonus rakeback and a Royal Points (RP) multiplier. To advance in ranks, players must pay rake at cash games table within a time limit: the first four rakeback (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum) ranks are monthly and the last two (Royal and King) are annual.

The points earned by playing at cash games are called Status Points: players get 5.5 Status Points for every $1 paid in rake at any poker table.

Bronze (monthly rank): Starting Rank (no Status Points Requirement), x1 RP multiplier, no bonus rakeback.

Silver (monthly rank): 750 SP, x1.5 RP multiplier, 12% to 14,5% bonus rake back.

Gold (monthly rank): 3 000 SP, x2 RP multiplier, 14,5% to 17,5% bonus rake back.

Platinum (monthly rank): 7 500 SP, 2.5 RP multiplier, 17,5% to 22% bonus rake back.

Royal (annual rank): 100 000 SP, x3,5 RP multiplier, 26% to 46% bonus rake back.

King (annual rank): 1 000 000 SP, x5 RP multiplier, 57% to 65% bonus rake back.

Reload Bonus

Reload bonuses of 25% up to $200 are offered by PokerKing for the second and subsequent deposits in the year using the following payment methods: Bitcoin, Neteller, ecoPayz and Skrill. The required condition is that the account has no funds at the moment and players must contact support (more details in the appropriate section of the review) right after to request it. The reload bonuses expire after 30 days.

 Traffic PokerKing

PokerKing is surely a top 10 poker room in terms of traffic. Being part of the Winning Poker Network, many recreational players can be found at their tables, as usual for a poker room that also offers casino games and sports betting, as well as great tournament and promotions. There is good traffic at PokerKing around the clock.

As mentioned earlier in the review, the traffic at PokerKing is shared with the rest of the WPN, so many Americans can be found playing here, as well as Russians, Europeans and South Americans. The Peak Hours at the tables are correlated to the United States evenings (from 22:00 to 02:00 GMT).

The PokerKing security team monitors the tables 24/7 and are always ready to intervene if any unfair practices are found. This way the site provides a safe and fair environment for their games, also coupled with great transparency and customer service.

Games and Tournaments:

PokerKing offers a varied cash game selection. The usual Texas Hold'Em and Omaha can found, in 6-max and 9-max formats, as well as Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo and a unique format to PokerKing called 7-Day No Rathole.

Tournaments at PokerKing are found across all buy-ins, including low, mid and high stakes. Their flagship tournament is called the online super series, that takes place a few times a year, usually lasting about 2 weeks with limited late registration. This tournament offers at least a $10M in guaranteed prize and it includes events across all levels of buy-ins.

A few times a year there are MOSS (mini online super series) tournaments, with $2.5M guaranteed prize across over 150 events, with two $250K GTD events.

PokerKing offers daily tournaments in a weekly schedule that features an impressive $3.8M GTD and a $250 free roll to new players.

Free roll tournaments at PokerKing work on demand: registration is ongoing and the tournament starts with the 270th player. The GTD is low but hey, it's a free roll, it's a good method for new players to increase their bankroll. This system is a great alternative to other online poker rooms that offer free roll tournaments but sometimes only a few players show up in the scheduled time. This way, free rolls take place whenever there is actual demand for them.

An interesting record held by PokerKing and the Winning Poker Network is biggest prize in an online poker room payed in bitcoin, for The Venom tournament in 2019, worth over $1M at the time, but many times more in today's price. It is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. At the time, PokerKing spokesperson Michael Harris declared: “Earning the Guinness World Record title means it wasn’t just an online poker tournament, it was history in the making”. This goes to show how PokerKing has some of the best tournaments in the industry and is definitely the undisputed number 1 room for tournaments payed in bitcoin.

Bottom line is that the site has a lot of great tournaments, whether you are looking for free rolls to build your bankroll, a low, mid or high stakes player.

  • Online players: up to 9000
  • 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 fullring 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


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PokerKing Software, support and payment methods

Once again, PokerKing fairs exceptionally well in all of those aspects. The poker client here is cutting edge, compatible with almost anything. Customer support is excellent, players have access to 24/7 contact with the site. Deposit and withdrawal options are many, including bitcoin which is the fastest one, all available directly from the players account in the cashier area. You will find a more detailed review of all of those aspects below.

No Download Poker App

PokerKing offers players the convenience of instant play with its No Download Poker App. If you have anything that can run a decent web browser, you can play, whether your device is a mobile phone, Android, iOS, a MAC computer, tablets and so on.

As long as you Sign Up and create your account, you can immediately start playing via your preferred web browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. If you already play in the PC version, you can log in with your existing account (username and password). Another advantage is that you save up memory space in your phone or PC and you never have to worry about downloading updates as well, since you will always find the latest version uploaded on the site.


Developed by IGSoft, a sister company of King Enterprises N.V., PokerKing software is compatible with the most common operational systems, including mobile devices: Windows, MAC, Android and iOS. Their client features the best technology in the poker industry, having received a major update in 2019 that greatly improved gameplay. At the PokerKing lobby, players can see and sort poker tables and tournaments by game type, stakes, buy-ins, number of seats available or average pot. The graphic layout is intuitive and filters make it easy to find the tables and tournaments you are looking for.

Poker games and multi table tournaments run smoothly. The latest major update in 2019 changed the engine to a more flexible one and added other cash game options that are now immediately visible at the PokerKing lobby. At the cashier players can deposit, withdrawal and so on. HUDs and tracking software are supported, but anything that gives players an unfair advantage in games is forbidden. Other useful features include table customization, resizing the ratio of the tables (very useful when playing using special monitors and gadgets), 4-color deck and bet slider.


Players can get Poker King support 24/7 via e-mail (, phone number and live chat. They are very friendly and respond fast, helping players with information about promotions, bonuses, cash withdrawals, account issues and anything else that is needed.

Deposit and Withdrawal methods

PokerKing has a number deposit and cash out options, the most notable one is bitcoin: it is fast, the fees are low and after you deposit bitcoin, money is credited to your account and ready to be used for playing at PokerKing tables in only a few minutes. Other payment methods offered by PokerKing are: Neteller, Ecopayz, Skrill, Bank Transfer, Visa and Mastercard.

Software, support and payment methods PokerKing:

Software language: English, Russian

Rake: 5%, with 3$ CAP

Currency: USD

HUD: supported


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

Withdrawal speed:

Restricted Countries

Due to local regulations, the site currently doesn't accept players from the following countries (but you can still access PokerKing player traffic through other rooms in the Winning Poker Network or other methods): United States and United States Territories, France and French Territories, Portugal, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and Netherlands Territories, Dutch West Indies, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, Sweden, Spain, and Spanish Territories.

If your country of residence won’t allow you to play on PokerKing, try talking with us and we might be able to find a solution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is PokerKing legit?

Yes, for sure. PokerKing is part of the Winning Poker Network and has a strong reputation earned and maintained during its many years in operation. It is a well trusted company.

PokerKing also has a gambling license by issued by AntillePhone N.V. and it processes thousands of games and payments daily with no issues whatsoever.

Is playing at PokerKing profitable?

Yes, PokerKing is one of the best rooms to make profit, arguably the best in the WPN. If you decide to play here, you will get a chance to compete against US players.

The site is legit, it has good traffic around the clock, great customer service, a VIP rakeback system (Royal Club) that offers up to 65% rakeback, great tournaments and promotions. We highly recommend this site.

Does PokerKing accept bitcoin?

Yes, in fact bitcoin is the preferred payment method by many players at PokerKing. Transactions are fast and fees are very small. It is accepted for both deposits and withdrawals. Bitcoin withdrawals have a limit of $10.000 per transaction.

What are the peak hours to play at PokerKing?

Peak traffic at cash tables corresponds to the evenings in the United States: from 22:00 to 02:00 GMT.

What is the PokerKing rakeback deal?

PokerKing offers a up to 65% rakeback deal with its VIP system (named Royal Club), which is explained in more detail above in the appropriate section of the review (see "PokerKing rakeback").

Does PokerKing accept players from the United States?

PokerKing doesn't open account for players in the United States, but it shares traffic with the rest of the WPN that includes Americas Cardroom, where U.S. players can open an account. This means there are plenty of United States players present at PokerKing cash games tables.

Does PokerKing offer a First Deposit Bonus?

Yes, if you create an account and make a minimum first deposit of $25, PokerKing first deposit bonus is 100% up to $2000.

How can I talk to PokerKing Support?

Players can do so via e-mail (, phone number and live chat.

What is the rake at PokerKing?

The rake charged at PokerKing is 5%, according to a rake structure that caps at $3, which is usual for most online poker rooms.

What network does PokerKing belong to?

PokerKing belongs to the Winning Poker Network (same as Americas Cardroom).

Can you play PokerKing at mobile devices, MAC and / or iOS devices?

Yes, PokerKing software is compatible with Windows, MAC, Android, iOS and mobile devices.

What are the restricted countries at PokerKing?

United States and United States Territories, France and French Territories, Portugal, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and Netherlands Territories, Dutch West Indies, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, Sweden, Spain and Spanish Territories.

How good is the cashout processing at PokerKing?

It's probably the best there is! PokerKing processes cashouts in an extremely reliable and fast way, specially with bitcoin, delays and other similar issues are unheard of in this room. Using crypto currency, you can do it all in only a few minutes and with a good degree of anonymity.

Does PokerKing have a mobile app?

Yes and no. PokerKing has a no download, web browser app that works just fine on mobile devices and most popular operational systems: Android, iOS, etc.

This way you don't have to download anything and can play instantly, which is very convenient and guarantees the software compatibility with anything that runs a web browser.

What is special about PokerKing?

Many things! The site has one of the strongest reputations in the industry. There's good traffic 24/7, with a lot of recreational players attracted by the casino and sports betting also offered by PokerKing.

The poker client and software runs smoothly. The rakeback and deposit bonus are very high, as well as many other promotions that the site offers. The tournaments are frequent and offer massive prizes. Deposit and withdrawals are fast. Seriously, what else could you ask for? Sign up with us today!


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big fields

2019-12-06 12:46:06


Americans playing

2019-12-06 12:46:06


plenty of promos

2019-12-06 12:46:06


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



2020-10-04 08:44:08

Cons (3)

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HU only on Blitz

2019-12-06 12:46:06


regular players

2019-12-06 12:46:06


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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