BestPoker is one of the new poker rooms of Asian GG network. It appeared on European market in 2016. Until this time the network only operated on the territory of Asian countries. The network unites a big number of rooms (about 30), each of them specializes on particular country. In 2016, two European rooms – Lotos Poker and BestPoker – were included into the network. In 2017 Canadian room PPI Poker also became a part of it. These three poker rooms have a direct cashier in GG Network, unlike other poker rooms in this network.
GG Network is for amateurs, not regular players. It prohibits using any poker software but remains very loyal to their players.
BestPoker belongs to European gambling company BestBet Ltd, which exists since 2005. Poker room always used to be the part of Ongame (Network). As this network was shut down in the beginning of Autumn 2016, BestPoker moved/cnanged to GG Network in quite a short time (about a month).
Maximal number of connections in BestPoker can be seen on weekends in the middle of the day (by Moscow time) as most of the players come from Asia, and it’s their evening time. There are more than 4,000 players at the tables during that time. Traffic of the room in European daily time (the evening by MSK time) doesn’t lose too much to the midday maximum on number of connections.
Game currency in BestPoker is US dollar.
All the cash traffic in BestPoker is playing at 6-max tables with the smallest stakes limit being at NL10. It has up to 20 tables. At the higher stakes the situation is: NL25 – 15 tables, NL50-100 – 10 tables each, NL200 and NL400 have up to 5 tables at each limit. Maximal stakes available in the lobby are NL2K.
The special section of poker client VIP Area has private tables of NL1K and higher created by the players.
There are 5-7 tables at every stake from PLO10 to PLO100 in Omaha. The higher stakes of PLO200-PLO600 have 2-4 tables at each stakes. The most expensive Omaha table is PLO5K.
All-in or Fold are 4-max push-fold tables in BestPoker with 8bb buy-ins and random seating. They play Holdem (4 stakes limits NL25 to NL1K) and Omaha (3 stakes limits PLO50 to PLO800). Regardless of the kind of poker, each stakes limit has 20 to 40 players.
Fortune Spin (the only kind of SnG tournament in BestPoker at the moment) is variation of spins. It has three buy-ins of $1, $5 and $15 with one and five dollar buy-ins being the most popular ones.
Tournaments in GG network appeared comparably not so long ago, but there are plenty of them now and the schedule updates with new tournaments all the time. Most of the tournaments have buy-ins of $5 or more with big starting stacks and fast-growing blinds. There are bounty tournaments and rake-less satellites. There are three weekly series of tournaments – Red, Blue and Green ones with total guaranteed prize fund of $500,000 a week. There are bounty tournaments. The biggest of them is BestPoker tournament called Daily Red with $150 buy-in and $8,000 guaranteed. The tournaments are played by up to 100, overlays are also usual.
Software and Trackers
BestPoker, as the rest of GG Network poker rooms, uses poker client by EGamingLab developers.
It has many options for amateur players such as smiles, “Run it three times” option (up to 3 boards on showdown), All-in insurance if one of the player’s chance to win is 67% or more, straddle, opportunity to see the board after everyone folds. It is pretty well-done for regular players as well. There is ability to see the tables from lobby, there writing lists and notes are available. The set-up of the table skin allows multi-tabling. Bet- sizes can be adjusted.
Main lobby contains banners. The upper part of the client has menu with bookmarks of separate games. Yellow circles in the lobby show how many players are there at the certain table.
Any additional poker software in BestPoker is strictly prohibited. The lower right part of the client has Poker Craft – the option which operates in beta mode and allows players to track different game stats.
BestPoker Rake Structure
Rake at BestPoker in Holdem tables is 5% regardless of the stakes with caps from $1 to $10. Cash tables of Omaha have rake of 3% without caps. Loser contributions is the principle the rake is being calculated. This is the structure when rake is shared between the players who lost in the hand according to the share of the bets they lost.
Fortune Spin tournaments have rake of mere 5%
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- Recreational players from Asian countries
- Very weak fields at all the stakes
- Push or Fold tables
- Direct cashier
- Poker software is prohibited
- No heads-up tables
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