- Household name ensures quality
- EU licensed - Tax Free winnings
- Sportsbook traffic = weak competition
- Eligible for Entraction Network promotions
- No charge on deposits & withdrawals
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Poker sharks love when a sportsbook or casino decides to open a poker room. BetVictor Poker, who decided to change its name from Victor Chandler Poker or VC Poker on December 1st, 2011 but is still remain under Victor Chandler umbrella, is another example of this phenomenon. Sportsbook and casino gambling traffic guarantees weak competition at almost all stakes, and Bet Victor Poker is no aberration. Since opening their poker room in 2003, BetVictor Poker has built up one of the largest poker player bases in Europe, with most of the traffic at cash games.
Of course, like every other poker room / sportsbook hybrid, there’s not much action at anything above mid-range stakes. But there are plenty of fish in the sea at poker tables ranging from $0.02 – $50. If you have any poker skills whatsoever, you can clean up at BetVictor Poker.
Being a (newly minted) member of the Entraction network means your poker customers are playing on Entraction' own homemade poker software. Each skin on the Entraction network runs the same ersatz software with slight differences in color and appearance. Entraction is not known for flashy 3D graphics, but the software used at Entraction is good enough to allow multitablers to strut their stuff without lag. You get extra thinking time on big pots at Entraction, a nice feature for poker newbies.
BetVictor Poker on the Microgaming poker network is an option for players from certain countries and territories, like Israel, Canada, Norway and Russia, where the Entraction network is not available. This move by Victor Chandler is a sign of their commitment to the customer.
The disappearance of US players from VC Poker’s rooms didn’t do them much harm, mostly because VC Poker has always been more popular with Europeans. Cash games are extremely popular at peak Euro play times, with well over 1,000 real money tables running simultaneously during rush hour. Joining the iPoker Network (the network prior to Entraction and Microgaming switchover) more than overcame the impact of the loss of American cash.
One strange feature of BVPoker is the lack of enthusiasm for tournament play. Most poker rooms have no trouble filling out tournaments, but VC Poker can hardly maintain a tourney schedule.
Like any room attached to a sports betting page, BetVictor Poker is a fisherman’s haven. There’s soft competition all the way up to $50 stakes especially in No Limit holdem. Don’t forget there are more than a few pros at Bet Victor Poker who populate the high stakes tables, so don’t peek in there unless you enjoy losing your money.
BV Poker’s VIP Programme offers three types of rewards: cash, merchandise in the VC shop, and entry into freerolls and other tournaments. Since there are no tiers in their VIP Programme, you get the same cash deal for points no matter how long you’ve been a member or how many points you earn—you can trade your points for 25% of their value in cash.
First-time depositors can earn up to €1,000 at a match rate of 200%, and gain entry into a €1,000 freeroll right off the bat. BetVictor Poker is a little light on reload bonuses and other random promotions, though their VIP Programme makes up for that.
Like other poker rooms, you can earn cash for referring friends (€50), special cash rewards for high hands (like their Royal Flush Fortune promotion), and a Bad Beat Bonanza, a feature becoming more and more common in top-tier poker rooms.