What's the best bitcoin poker site for beginners?

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Poker' started by Umair, Jul 7, 2016.

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  1. Umair

    Umair Member

    I play Texas Hold'em with my friends from time to time but besides that I'm pretty inexperienced. Can anyone recommend a good poker room that isn't full of sharks? Ideally there should be some play-for-free games too
     
  2. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Choice of poker room ultimately comes down to personal preference but these are the two bitcoin poker sites that I would recommend for beginners....

    BETCOIN POKER - BETCOIN.AG (CLOSED)
    • Play money tables are available for beginners to try out the software.
    • There is a busy freeroll tournament schedule where you can hone your skill without risking any money.
    • They share tournaments with major fiat currency poker sites like Americas Cardroom so plenty of traffic and big prize pools.
    • Rake is a little high (2% - 4%) for a BTC poker room but they do they do have a very generous rakeback program.
    • Plenty of traffic at the micro limits and competition is soft.
    • >> Betcoin BTC Poker Review.

    NITROGEN POKER - NITROGENSPORTS.EU
    • Both mBTC and Play Money tables available.
    • Play on your tablet, smartphone or from your desktop.
    • Daily Texas Hold'em and Omaha freeroll tournaments where you can practice for free.
    • Many of the players have come from the sportsbook so there are plenty of other inexperience players to play against.
    • Low rake starting at just 1% at some tables.
    • Start playing instantly. There's no software to install.
    • >> Nitrogen BTC Poker Review.
    BETONLINE POKER - BETONLINE.AG
    • Available anywhere in the world, including the United States.
    • Awesome app for Android and iOS that offers exactly the same features as the main client for Windows and Mac.
    • You can create private rooms that are a great place for beginners to practice with their mates.
    • They are part of a major poker network so you'll find thousands of players online at any one time.
    • Deposit or withdraw with bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin for free.
    • Practice playing ring games, tournaments or SNG's.
    • >> BetOnline Crypto Poker Review
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
  3. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  4. Good feature for learners. Do Betcoin or Nitrogen Sports offer private tables?
     
  5. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    I don't think Nitrogen Sports offer private poker games but if you send an email to Betcoin support they will create a private poker table for you.
     
  6. EthHead

    EthHead Member

    What about Bovada poker? Don't they accept bitcoin now also and there is plenty of action at the lower stakes tables for beginners.
     
  7. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Bovada were forced to close their poker site, for legal reason we presume, but don't despair. Ignition Casino acquired Bovada's player pool and software and they also accept bitcoin so check them out http://www.bitcoingambling.io/ignition-poker.html Like Bovada, they only accept real-money poker players from the United States of America.
     
  8. Lance

    Lance Member

    Do these rooms also have play money tables were you can practice and play just for fun?
     
  9. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure every bitcoin-friendly poker site allows you to play for real-money or at practice tables. It's pretty standard at this stage.
     
  10. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    BetOnline (bitcoin-friendly) have recently launched a new mobile poker client that allows United States poker players to play on any Android, iOS or Windows Phone device. The BetOnline poker app also allows you to create private tables where you can practice playing against friends on your phone or tablet.
     
  11. Dara

    Dara Member

    which btc poker room has the softest competition?
     
  12. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    In my experience, BetOnline poker has pretty weak players so it's worth checking out - http://www.bitcoingambling.io/betonline-poker.html

    It might also interest some of you that Bovada Poker has reopened in Latin America and the USA. They were the largest U.S. facing poker room until they close in early 2016 so we're glad to here they have relaunched since there were always plenty of poker fish there at the lower stakes tables.
     
  13. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  14. NKOTB

    NKOTB Member

    i'm gutted that betcoin poker shutdown. what is the best alternative now for someone who wants to play at a crypto-only poker room?
     
  15. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    There are very few anonymous poker rooms that exclusively accept cryptocurrencies. You have Seal With Clubs but they have no traffic and their software doesn't work on Mac, iOS or Android. The best bitcoin-one poker room in our opinion is Nitrogen Sports Poker. Traffic is still a bit low but it's the best option we have right now until some other sites open.
     
  16. PokerGod

    PokerGod Member

    has anyone tried coinpoker.io? they are crypo-only, right?
     
  17. Dara

    Dara Member

    i think they only accept their own token which always sounds like a scam to me. why can't i just deposit using bitcoin or ethereum . they also ran an ICO which makes me weary of a particular site.
     
  18. Pony

    Pony Member

    has anyone played at betcoin poker since it reopened. they screwed some of their players when they closed last time so i'm a little wary even if they claim it's completely new management. once bitten...
     
  19. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    We've heard a few fishy stories so we haven't reinstated them in our crypto poker recommendations page. It's best to keep your distance until we find out a little more about this new management team and owners.
     
  20. Kaboom

    Kaboom Member

    Personally I think Americas Cardroom is a pretty good place to start playing.
    • You can deposit using dozens of cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Litecoin, DASH, Bitcoin etc.
    • They offer some poker games on iOS or Android which is great for newbies.
    • Make your first deposit with any of their 60 cryptocurrencies and they'll double your deposit bonus.
    • New depositors get access to freerolls, which are a great way to practice without any risk.
    • They welcome players from the USA, Europe, Asia, Latin America and just about everywhere except Australia.
    • There are tons of tournaments to choose from to suit all levels of experience.
    • They've been around since 2001 so they are not going to disappear with your crypto.
     

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