Coronavirus and Online Poker. Where to play?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, quarantine measures have been put into effect in Italy, and are now stretching not only for the northern regions, but also for the whole country. Citizens are banned from moving around the country or even within the city, except for the event of dire need. All schools, universities, theatres, stadiums, restaurants and other educational, recreational and social facilities are now closed. No wonder the Italians can’t play even live poker for now. As a result, the traffic of online poker rooms has increased. Another reason for this increase in Italian rooms is that workers in many areas have to stay home where they have a plenty of time to spend on poker.

The level of an average Italian poker player is comparable to that of American poker players, i.e. they play rather poorly. New visitors to the poker rooms, who appeared as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, play even worse for the most part. This opens up new opportunities for grinders and master players who can get a good profit playing in Italian poker rooms. The following online poker rooms are currently on the top in Italy: 

  • PokerStars.it
  • iPoker.it
  • Planetwin365.it
  • 888poker.it
  • People’s Poker

PokerStars.it the most attended poker room in Italy, and ranking fifth in global traffic. This room is perfect for players of medium and high limits. As the room is out-of-reach for most regular players, competition there is quite weak. PokerStars.it features playing by the rules of No Limit Holdem and Omaha in a wide range of limits, both at full tables and in heads-up format. There are also Sit’n’Go and multi table tournaments with guaranteed prize up to €5,000. 

iPoker.it is ranking second in Italy poker room traffic, and is peculiar due to its one of the weakest fields not only within the country, but in the whole world. The most popular limits are NL50-NL100; nowadays, the traffic at NL500-NL1K tables has increased. Also, quite a lot of heads-up tables are collected in the whole range of limits. Pot-limit Omaha is also popular; several tables are regularly collected at the limits of 50-500 euros. There are also quite a lot of games in Sit’n’Go tournaments up to the limit of 250 euros. Multi table tournaments in this poker room are not very popular. 

PlanetWin365.it is an Italian reservation featuring rather poor soft and no profitable bonuses, but boasting some very luscious fishes that get get you a good profit. This is not the largest room in terms of traffic; hovewer, there is quite a bouncy game at NL25-NL200 table range in the peak time. Heads-up tables present as well. Hovewer, there is no chance to play MTT or Sit’n’Go. 

888poker.it is a reliable Italian room with a low level of opponent game. The core traffic falls on 6-max and 9-max cash tables with limits up to NL100. In Omaha the most games can be found on PLO25 and PLO50 limits. Multi table tournaments are also popular, mostly with buy-ins up to $22. Every day features tournaments with a maximum guarantee of 3,000 euros. 

People’s Poker is the top Italian poker room with a weak playing field. The room is only open to Italian players, so the number of regulars is limited. Perfectly developed bonus system for new users and amateurs. Maximum traffic behind the cash tables of 5-max and 9-max on limits up to NL1K, including heads-up. Pot Limit Omaha is best displayed on limits up to PLO400; heads-up tables present as well Initially, the room focused on MTT games, but now the priority has changed towards the cash tables. However, there are also quite a few multi table tournaments, notably with low and medium buy-ins. 

Presently, Italian poker rooms are most appealing to play as the attendance here has increased significantly, mostly owing to recreational players. Don’t miss the chance to play against weak players. Don’t hesitate to sign up for the rooms mentioned above. Contact our managers to get access to locked Italian reservations.

 


Italian Reservation Good MTT Traffic
Best software with high traffic and weak Italians. A nice play to play at HU tables at middle and high stakes.
Network: Independent
Rakeback: Ask Manager

Pros

  • High traffic at all the stakes
  • Weak level of play
  • Heads-Up tables up to NL1K

Cons

  • difficult and expensive set-up
  • low rakeback
Good Traffic HU Tables
Private Italian network of ten skins. It is on the third place in the country on the size of traffic. Play at middle and high stakes in 6-max.
Network: iPoker Italy
Rakeback: Ask Manager

Pros

  • Weak fields at all the tables
  • Trackers compatibility without converters
  • Weighted contributed (WC) rake system
  • comfortable software of iPoker network

Cons

  • cashier via agent
  • VPN needed
Italian Reservation HU Tables
Italian reservation. Comfortable software, and lots of easy opponents at all the stakes. Get top rakeback from us.
Network: Independent
Rakeback: Ask Manager

Pros

  • Heads up tables
  • Lots of easy opponents at all the stakes
  • comfortable software

Cons

  • paid converter to display stats
  • VPN needed
  • cashier via agent
Fish Players Italian Reservation
Italian reservation of one of the largest rooms – 888poker. Very weak field, consisting only of amateur Italians.
Network: Indipendent
Rakeback: Up to 10%

Pros

  • All the kinds of poker presented
  • Weak level of play
  • Comfortable software

Cons

  • VPN needed
  • Small traffic
  • Low Rakeback
Italian Reservation HU Tables
Good action with only Italians at middle stakes at 5-max tables. High rakeback in second biggest Italian network.
Network: People's Poker
Rakeback: Ask Manager

Pros

  • Heads-Up tables up to NL1K
  • Top-2 traffic of Italian players
  • Fast Cashouts

Cons

  • unusual software
  • paid converter for displaying stats
  • Bumunting at heads-up tables is prohibited

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