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GGPoker Review – Is it Legit?

Tonnes of Poker Games and Awesome Exclusive Games

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Casino Games
4.6/5
Licensing and Regulation
4.5/5
Payment Options
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.1/5
Mobile Availability
4.6/5
Summary
4.4/5

If you are looking for a place to play all kinds of poker games and tournaments, then GGPoker is the place for you. The website was launched in 2017 by a group of experienced poker players who wanted to provide enthusiasts with the ultimate place to play poker. The action is nonstop and there are plenty of unique games for you to try out. It does not matter whether you are a complete beginner or a master of the game, there are masses of gaming opportunities. The site is also endorsed by world-famous poker stars such as Daniel Negreanu, Dan Bilzerian, Bertrand Gospellier and many more, which speaks volumes to the reputation of GGPoker.

Pros and Cons

  • Android & iOS App
  • Unrivalled Poker Content
  • Impressive Casino Games Collection
  • Practise Sessions Available
  • Only Accessible Through the App
  • Could have More Crypto Options
  • Country Restrictions

Casino Games

4.6/5

There is a gargantuan collection of poker games at GGPoker, including all the different variants you may expect, and then some more. GGPoker also provides a number of casino games, including slots, table games and live dealer games. There are plenty of these traditional casino games, but the main part of the website is dedicated to poker. There are also plenty of guides for all the different types of poker games offered. So feel free to browse through the guides and pick up some useful tips on how to play Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker, and more. It is not all tables and sit-down poker sessions either. There are innovative games and competitions such as Battle Royale, Rush & Cash, Spin & Gold, and AoF Sit & Go that add elements to the gameplay to make it more engaging and give more context around the poker games, to enhance the gaming experience.

Poker Games:

The three types of poker you can play at GGPoker are Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker and 6+ Short Deck. When looking for a session to join, you can pick from the low stakes games, middle stakes high stakes and there are even VIP games for players who have massive wads of cash. 

Table size can vary from session to session, but in a No Limit Texas Hold’em 6-seat game, low stakes can have blinds as low as $0.01/$0.02 and go up to $0.10/$0.25. The buy-in for these games ranges from $0.50 up to $5, which is perfect for beginners or players who do not want to stake too much money in their games. That buy-in jumps up to $10 to $40 in the middle stakes games, and the blinds can range from $0.25/$0.50 up to $1/$2, which won’t break the bank with most players. If you want to bring more money to the table, then you can try out the high-stakes games, where the buy-in can be either $100 or $200 and blinds range from $2/$5 up to $5/$10.

Whether you want to go even higher depends on you – as the VIP games can have buy-ins of $1,000 up to $100,000 and the blinds range from $25/$50 up to $500/$1,000. They are definitely not for casual gaming, and perhaps if you want to take a giant leap back, then you should look for the games where the blinds are displayed with a P. These are the Play Money games, where you have free chips and can play without spending a single cent.

Exclusive Games:

Games like No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha Poker and No Limit 6+ Short Deck are pretty standard, and you should not face any surprises when playing them. If you want to explore new territory, then you can head over to the exclusive games. AoF, which stands for All-In or Fold, will keep you on the edge of your seat as you showdown against the other players in what is best described as a shootout format. Then, there are the Battle Royale games, in which the games are divided into three thrilling rounds. Up to 30 players can enter a session, which is played out in three quickfire rounds. The idea is to survive to the second and then final round and the winner takes the biggest prize. Then you can also check out Flip & Go, Spin & Gold or Rush & Cash, all of which pitch players against each other in timed games. These games have amazing jackpot prizes and are great alternatives for poker players seeking an adventurous context to their poker games.

Poker Tournaments:

Back to the conventional games, at GGPoker there are almost always tournaments being held. There are yearly festivals, such as the GGPoker World Festival, Super Million$, Road to Vegas and so on. Then, you can also find daily tournaments and frequent specials. You may want to try your luck on some themed tournaments, such as the old Western “Bounty Hunters” tournament, or the Chinese Zodiac, Mystery Bountry or Omaholic. These tournaments are not only for seasoned players, as there are many events to pick from within each tournament, and they can include low-stakes competitions (with buy-ins starting from the $1 mark).

Casino Games:

Though the website is fully dedicated to poker, it includes a good-sized catalogue of casino games. There are around 1,000 casino titles to pick from, including a large number of slots. The content is not bad either, as you can find some classics such as Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, Super Lion, Dead or Alive, and more. Then, there are also a number of standard casino games such as Blackjack and Roulette. These are available both as table games and as live games, in which there are live dealers spinning real Roulette wheels or dealing decks of cards. The collection of games is not bad at all and can hold its own ground against most mid to larger-sized online casinos.

Licensing and Regulation

4.5/5

GGPoker has a large international reach, especially in the Canadian and UK markets. It is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, which is one of the most highly esteemed gambling regulators in the world. This licence allows GGPoker to offer its games and advertise not only in the UK but also in Canada and many other jurisdictions around the world. In addition to this, GGPoker has won numerous awards for its excellent gaming services, including an ISO 27001 Certification for information security.

The software that it uses is extremely safe to use and all the content at GGPoker is thoroughly tested for fairness by BMM Testlabs. GGPoker also works with institutions such as Gamcare and BeGambleAware to promote the dangers of gambling and provide help to players so that they can gamble responsibly.

Payment Options

4.0/5

There are many ways you can top up your account at GGPoker or withdraw your funds. The site may offer slightly different options depending on which country you live in. For example, the Canadian market may be offered Interac, which is one of the most popular electronic payment services in Canada.

In the UK, credit card deposits are not accepted, which is mandated by law. The website works with a closed-loop system, meaning whatever method you use to make your deposit will be the default way you can withdraw it. Of course, you can request otherwise, but in most cases, GGPoker wants to keep the payments straightforward and secure.

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • MuchBetter
  • Luxon Pay
  • Interac
  • WebMoney

Typically, it takes up to 5 days for transfers between banks, whilst e-wallet transactions can be resolved far quicker. GGPoker also supports Bitcoin and USDT payments, but this also may vary depending on where you are playing. Minimum and maximum amounts for deposits/withdrawals depend on what payment service you use, but in general, you can expect withdrawals to be a minimum of $10 (or the equivalent in your chosen currency).

Customer Support

4.1/5

GGPoker has a highly professional customer support team that works around the clock. You can open the chatbox and send a message at any time of the day, and a customer support representative should join the chat in no time at all. The chat is available for both members of GGPoker and for newcomers who have not made an account yet – but for the latter, the response will only come via email. You can also email customer support with enquiries about a game, a bonus, the cashier or anything else.

GGPoker has quite a big social media presence and it has a massive blog, in which you may find solutions to your problem. The guides and help articles are written very clearly and answer many general queries or problems. If you are a member, then you can also try reaching out to the GGPoker community in Discord.

Mobile Availability

4.6/5

The GGPoker software was built from scratch, and it has a wonderful well thought-out interface. There is a lot of information to go through, and even more, games to be tried out, but this is executed with a minimalistic design, vast FAQ archives and lots of links all over the site. 

To play at GGPoker, you will need to download the app, which is available for Windows, iOS and Android devices, and across all platforms. You can download the software on your smartphone or on your laptop, or both if you wish to do so. The software runs perfectly on all devices and there is no compromise in quality or performance on mobile devices. If you have never played online poker on your phone or tablet then you have nothing to worry about. You can access all the same content and everything has been designed down to the last detail so that it can fit neatly on your screen and you can enjoy the same thrills.

Summary

4.4/5

It is a huge boon to any operator when celebrities endorse their product. Daniel Negreanu, Dan Bilzerian, Fedor Holz and many other celebrity poker players have joined GGPoker, and the community has expanded at an exponential rate. At GGPoker, you can play standard poker as well as AoF, Battle Royale, and all the other excellent game formats.

The tournaments are also highly inclusive, with events for players of all budgets. There may be a few country restrictions which is not great, but Canadian and UK players have nothing to worry about. Also, the provision of cryptocurrency payments is a great plus, but it does not include a large number of cryptocurrencies.

If you just want to play some good poker or fancy your chances at one of the roller coaster adventurous tournaments, then this is the place for you. GGPoker has good customer support and it is extremely easy to join and start playing.