Hey Poker review
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Why play at Hey Poker?
Hey Poker players! (Sorry, couldn't resist). Hey Poker is a very well established, increasingly popular part of the Ongame network and frankly it kicks ass. The great thing about it is it caters to all poker players, no matter what stakes or game you prefer. There's some huge bonuses up for grabs, and monthly cashback, making it a great place to earn some money on.
You'll also find the competition on the Ongame network is really soft so there's a whole load of dead money out there waiting for you to scoop it up.
Hey Poker software
The Hey Poker software is simple, well designed and really easy to use. The lobby has a handful of tabs at the top, and then you can use the various drop down menus to filter down and find the type and stake of poker game you want to play. No fuss, just a beautifully simple interface that makes it quick for you to start playing.
The gameplay is great too - support for multitabling is good (you can play up to 12 at once). If you want to open another table of the same type you can just click the green cross button on the top right.
The 'Game Play info' tab to the right of the table is really helpful as it allows you to easily follow the betting in that and previous hands.
Hey Poker screenshots
Hey Poker games
Hey Poker offers something for everyone, The poker variants here are Texas Hold'em (No, Pot and Fixed Limit), Omaha (Pot and Fixed Limit), Omaha Hi/Low (Pot and Fixed Limit), 5 Card Draw and 7 Card Stud.
Hey Poker has a great range of stakes available including cash games from $0.02/$0.04 to $25/$50 and SNGs from $0.53 to $525.
Also on offer is is the 'trial games' section where you can try the poker formats using play money rather than risking any of your own funds - great if you want to 'try before you buy.
Hey Poker welcome bonus
One of the best selling points about Hey Poker is their innovative first time deposit poker bonuses - there are five to choose from depending on how much you want to deposit, from 'Small' ($20) to 'XXL' ($2000). The deposit amounts needed vary as do the clearance times but these all offer superb value. The 'XXL' for example, offers superb value to any player who's going to be putting in decent volume and the minimum deposit for this one is just $400 - so provided you can put in the playing time you could be earning 5x your deposit!.
Great, how do I earn the bonus? The principle with all the Hey Poker bonuses is the same - you'll need to earn a certain amount of player points within the given timescale. How many and how long you have depends on which bonus you've chosen. For example. let's say you choose the 'L' (Large) bonus - with this one you'd have up to 50 days to clear the bonus and will get $250 of it every time you collect 2750 player points.
Hey Poker player reward/loyalty scheme
Hey Poker offers its players an excellent, innovative loyalty programme, based around getting monthly cashback. There are four tiers depending on how many PPs (Player Points) you earn, from Silver (0-999 in a month) to Platinum Plus (12,000 in last 12 months). The cashback rates vary from 8% all the way up to 40%.
So the basic idea is that the more poker you play, the more cashback you can get. Remember that as well as volume played, the stakes you play will influence how many points you can earn (and therefore your bonus) too.
It's a nice and simple reward scheme that's easy to understand and can be very lucrative, especially for high volume players/'grinders'.
Hey Poker traffic
Hey Poker benefits from being part of the huge Ongame network. A network is a group of poker rooms which pool their players together across the games, making for busier and more active tables. To give you an idea, Ongame is currently the fifth busiest network/room in the world. What this means for you as a Hey Poker player is little waiting around for SNGs to fill up, and busy cash games 24/7.
Hey Poker factsheet
USA online poker players allowed? No
Hey Poker IS Mac-Friendly
How many games can I play at once? 12
Been around since: 2005
Deposit options: Hey Poker accepts a variety of deposit methods, including Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Neteller, WebMoney, InstantBank and Skrill (formerly Moneybookers).
Minimum deposit: This varies by deposit method but the minimum for credit card deposits is 15 Euros. Remember though that when you make your first deposit, the amount you put down will impact how much of the first time deposit welcome bonus you're entitled to.
Withdrawal options: When you want to cash out your Hey Poker winnings, you can do so using Neteller, Instant Bank Transfer, Skrill (Moneybookers), Credit Card and WebMoney.
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