- Poker Network: Independent
- Network Size: Large
- Mobile Poker Support: Instant Java play on web browser
- Available Games: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo
- Poker Bonus: £10 No Deposit Bonus + £10,000 New Player Freeroll
About Sky Poker
Sky Poker is one of the UK’s leading online poker rooms. Play in £’s with no download required, get cash rewards when you join and play and enjoy the thrill of having your hands reviewed on Sky Poker TV (Sky Channel 865*). They have an active community where their players can chat as well as enjoy the forums and blogs.
Sky Poker is owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group that is known for it’s satellite broadcasting in UK and Ireland. It is the largest pay-tv broadcaster in UK with over 10 million subscribers.
Very special feature of this site is that they show some of the cash games and tournaments on Skypoker TV channel. The channel can be viewed online on your browser or in UK thru Sky TV.
- 10£ Free No Deposit Bonus (UK & Irish players)
- £10,000 New Player Freeroll
All newly registered Sky Poker customers from the UK or Ireland are eligible for a £10 No Deposit Bonus when you enter promo code POKER during registration. You can use the £10 bonus on Cash games, Sit n’gos or tournaments and you can keep your winnings, no strings attached.
All new players will also qualify to play in the £10,000 New Player Freeroll. When you register you’re account and play for the first time on Sky Poker you will get invited to the next new Player Freeroll the following month.
Sky Poker can be played with browser web app or by downloading the desktop client. The software is same both as on downloaded version and as an instant play on your web browser. Sky Poker instant play on browser uses Java and it can be played on mobile that is Java compatible. Table graphics are clear and there are good betting buttons for some of the most used bets and raises (bet ½pot, bet ¾ pot etc.).
Some of the options supported are four-colour deck, notes on opponents, hand history and avatars. Avatars are pre-defined and there are many of them for you to choose from. At the moment skypoker doesn’t support any tracker software.
This is a big site and there is always plenty of action available. Usually there are couple of thousand players online. The peak hours seem to be evenings and weekends, but there are so many players here that you are sure to find games at any given time.
Sky is not the hardest places to win, that’s for sure. That is at least at low and mid stakes cash, even more at the TV Cash tables. Because Sky is browser and even TV Remote playable in UK and some of the games are shown on TV the site will attract many recreational players. And since it doesn’t offer rakeback and tracker softwares don’t work the tables aren’t filled with multi-tabling pro players. You will definitely see many crazy moves and some loose calls here, at both the cash games and tournaments.
Sky poker offer many weekly and daily guaranteed prize pool tournaments. Some of the tournaments are even shown on sky tv channels. There is something for everyone and every bankroll as the tournaments buy-ins start from 2.2£ to the biggest weekly Sunday Roller with 220£ buy-in.
Some special tournees offered are:
- Bounty Hunters
Part of the buy-in goes for the price of eliminating players from the tournament.
- Survivor Series
Weekly tournament series with a daily tournee from Sunday until next Saturday final. Weekly
prizepool is guaranteed 2000£.
- Daily Omaha Hi and Hi Lo
With guaranteed prizepools.
- TV Tournaments
These will be shown on Sky Sports or Sky Poker TV with hand analysis and commentators.
Because they are the poker site of a big Sky company they have a great support to offer for the players. Support is open 24 hours a day thru Live chat and Email. They also offer phone support that can be contacted from 9am until midnight.
The help & support pages of Skypoker also consist of Glossary, Rules and FAQs with everything from Transactions and Banking to Hand history viewing in poker.