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|Rake Method||Essence Contributed for Ongame - Weighted Contributed for Microgaming|
|Reward Payment||Valueback through the Ongame VIP Program - 30% Microgaming rakeback|
|When Paid||Bonuses Purchased by players|
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Betsafe offers poker on two different platforms. Ongame is offered through its Poker Red platform, while Microgaming is offered through its Poker Black platform. Players may receive the first deposit bonus on both networks.
Betsafe Poker’s Red platform, on the Ongame Network, does not offer rakeback. In the place of rakeback, the site offers a VIP program where players can receive cashback, often called "Valueback." Players can receive 30%-40% valueback from RakeTracker by receiving an automatic upgrade to Diamond VIP. In order to receive the Betsafe Diamond VIP upgrade, please make sure to submit a Rake Tracker ticket requesting the offer. Players can receive the maximum rate when achieving the Diamond Elite status, which requires 72,000 Player Points earned over a year.
Players earn 3.6 Player Points per $1 of tournament buy-in fees or contributed cash game rake. Players should be aware that Betsafe Poker, like all Ongame sites, operates under the "Essence" system of points calculation. Essence is a complicated system that adjusts the number of Player Points earned at cash games according to skill level. Simply explained, superior players will earn fewer points than their inferior opponents. The system was designed by Ongame to bring more recreational players to the network, which is believed to help the overall quality of games.
Betsafe’s Poker Black platform offers players a 200% up to €1000 first deposit bonus. The bonus clears at a rate of €1 in bonus money for every €5 in rake or tournament fees paid. The bonus is released in 10% increments and expires after 60 days. No bonus code is needed for this bonus. The bonus automatically activates upon the player’s first transfer to the Microgaming platform.
BetSafe players that sign up through RakeTracker will also qualify for an automatic upgrade to Diamond. The Diamond tier awards players 30% Microgaming rakeback. Players may convert their points to cash through the BetSafe VIP store. Players will receive Diamond status within seven days of playing their first raked hand and all action will qualify for the 30% rakeback Diamond tier. This VIP upgrade is permanent.
|BetSafe Valueback for Ongame|
|Status Level||Points Required||Equivalent Rake||Qualification Period||Valueback|
Do not use BetSafe Poker Refer a Friend program when you sign up as it will prevent you from receiving rakeback.
BetSafe Poker first launched on the Tain Network and since established on the Ongame Network, one of Europe’s largest networks. As part of their VIP Program, players can earn up to 40% in Valueback on the Ongame platform. In order to receive the Betsafe Ongame Diamond VIP upgrade, please make sure to submit a Rake Tracker ticket requesting the offer. The Microgaming platform pays up to 30% cashback. RakeTracker members who choose to play on BetSafe Poker can do so via a PC or dedicated Mac download. An Instant play option is also available if you prefer to play through your internet browser.
As a site on one of the largest networks catering to Europeans, Bet Safe Poker has plentiful action at many stake levels, especially for No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha. Betsafe also runs a Fast Fold client called Fast Poker, which is very similiar to Full Tilt Poker's Rush Poker. They are also a haven for tournaments, with over $15 Million in guaranteed tournaments are offered each month. Players can qualify for many of the most popular tournaments through Turbo satellites.
Betsafe Poker’s Ongame platform offers players a choice of one of six sign-up bonuses up to $2,000, clearable at a 8 Player Point per $1 rate, which is the equivalent of a 45% Valueback rate at ring games and tournaments. Players gravitate towards BetSafe because of the lucrative races (totaling up to $100k per month) and freeroll promotions as well as special tournament promotions.
Betsafe’s Microgaming platform offers players a 200% up to €1000 first deposit bonus. The bonus clears at a rate of €1 for every €5 in rake paid. The bonus releases in 10% increments and any bonus that is not cleared within 60 days expires. BetSafe Microgaming players also qualify for 30% rakeback on all play. Players may convert their points at this rate in the VIP store.
|Betsafe Poker Deposit and Withdrawal Methods|
|Takes three business days|
Player to Player Transfers: No
Bonus: Choice of $25-$2,000
Referral Bonus Code: N/A to the right
Clear Rate: 8 Player Points per $1 of bonus money
Earning Player Points for Ongame Platform: At multi-table tournaments, Sit N Gos and cash games, players will earn 3.6 Player Points for every $1 in fees. A further adjustment is made for Player Points earned at cash games according to your skill level versus your opponents. A more skilled player will earn fewer points than the standard; an interior player will earn more Player Points.
Earning Player Points for Microgaming Platform: Microgaming players earn 10 Player Points for every $1 in rake or tournament entry fees paid. Player Points may be used to enter freerolls. Player Points are earned using the contributed method.
Additional Terms: The Ongame bonus releases in a lump sum. Players have 29 to 60 days to clear the sign-up bonus, depending on the bonus being cleared. Enter the bonus code when transferring into poker. The Microgaming bonus releases in 10% increments and expires in 60 days.
Betsafe offers occasional account specific reload bonuses that are delivered via email. Clearance rates are usually around 8 Player Points per $1 bonus and have been seen offered on a monthly basis or around special holidays.
|Ongame Bonus Amount||Ongame Bonus Code||Ongame Bonus Expires After||Points Required|
|$25||RED25||90 Days||200 (8x)|
|$75||RED75||90 Days||600 (8x)|
|$250||RED250||90 Days||2,000 (8x)|
|$1000||RED1000||70 Days||8,000 (8x)|
|$2500||RED2500||43 Days||25,000 (10x)|
|Ongame Rakeback Equivalents -- Cash Games|
|Cash Games||Full Ring||Shorthanded|
|Ongame Sign-Up Bonus RB Equivalent||45%||45%|
|Ongame Rakeback Equivalents -- Tournaments|
|Sign-Up Bonus RB Equivalent||45%|
The game of choice at BetSafe Poker is No Limit Hold’em, especially at the shorthanded tables, which comprise around 75% of all running tables. No Limit Hold’em cash game tables offer stakes ranging from $0.02/$0.04 up to $50/$100. The majority of the No Limit Hold’em action is available at limits up to $10/$20. At other games, players can be seen at Fixed Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha, with Pot Limit Omaha being the #2 most populated games on the site with activity seen at games up to $2.50/$5.00. Fixed Limit Hold’em games are available up to $5/$10, with tables also mostly available shorthanded.
Less popular games on the Ongame Network include Pot Limit Hold’em, Fixed Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Fixed Limit Omaha Hi/Lo. 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo are the games offered for Stud, while 5 Card Draw tables are available in Pot Limit and Fixed Limit. Most tables at BetSafe consist of 10 seats at the full tables and 5 at shorthanded tables. Very uniquely, BetSafe Poker also provides No Limit Hold’em tables with 3 seats at the smaller limits. The 5 Card Draw tables have 5 seats and Stud tables will always have 5 or 8 seats.
Betsafe also recently introduced Fast Poker, a new form of poker similar to Rush Poker and Zoom Poker that allows you to immediately be dealt new cards after folding your previous hand (regardless of whether action is still going on). You can play these games through a separate software available through the Betsafe site.
|Hold'em||# of Seats||Offered||Available*||Types|
|No Limit||2,3,5,10||$.02/$.04-$50/$100||Up to $25/$50||Fast Poker (separate area of client)|
|Fixed Limit||2,5,10||$.05/$.10-$500/$1000||Up to $5/$10|
|Omaha||# of Seats||Offered||Available*||Types|
|Pot Limit||2,5,10||$.10/$.10-$50/$50||Up to $20/$20|
|Omaha Hi/Lo||# of Seats||Offered||Available*||Types|
|Pot Limit||5,10||$.10/$.10-$50/$50||Up to $1/$1|
|Fixed Limit||2,5,10||$.10/$.10-$25/$50||Up to $1/$1|
|Seven Card Stud||# of Seats||Offered||Available*||Types|
|Hi||5,8||$0.10/$0.20-$50/$100||up to $0.50/$1.00|
Other Games: Limit 5 Card Draw, Fixed Limit 5 Card Draw
Players can participate in over $3 million a week in guaranteed tournaments at BetSafe Poker. The featured tournament on the site is the $200,000 guaranteed ChampionChip, held each Sunday at 18:00 CET/16:00 GMT. The buy-in for this event is $190+$10, with satellites ranging from $1+$0.20 to $30+$3.
Other notable tournaments at Bet Safe include a $100+$8 $100,000 guaranteed held on Sundays at 21:00 CET/19:00 GMT and a $40,000 guaranteed held on Tuesdays at 20:30 CET/18:30 GMT. The latter is designed for High Rollers as it sports a $500+$25 buy-in. The Ongame Network also does a good job providing guaranteed tournaments to players from all regions. For example, specialized tournaments are available for players in Brazil, Europe and Australia.
Players can qualify at certain tournaments through Mad Tilt on a daily basis. These satellites don't last long since chip stacks start at 100 and blinds go up every 3 minutes. Satellites are also available for many other popular online tournaments. Many times these satellites are available as Turbo qualifiers.
No Limit Hold'em is without a doubt are the game of choice at Betsafe and the Ongame Network; however, tournaments occasionally run in other games such as Fixed Limit Hold'em, 5 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud and Omaha. Pot Limit Omaha is especially well represented with their tournament offerings.
Tournament styles at Ongame include Deep Stacks, Turbos and Rebuys. With Deep Stack tournaments, players will start out with 3000 chips, twice as many as at a normal tournament. Rebuy tournaments will allow players to buy back into the tournament after they bust. Many rebuy tournaments also have Add-ons, which allows any player to add chips to their stack after the first hour.
|ChampionChip $150k Gtd||190+10||Sundays at 18:00 CET/16:00 GMT||$200k||Yes|
|$100,000 Guaranteed||100+8||Sunday at 21:00 CET/19:00 GMT||$100k||No||One Rebuy and Add-on|
|$40,000 Euro Grand Prix||150+12||Saturdays at 20:00 CET/18:00 GMT||$40k||No|
|$40,000 Highroller||500+25||Tuesday at 20:30 CET/18:30 GMT||$25k||No|
|$40,000 European Rebuy||50+4||Daily at 21:00 CET/19:00 GMT||$30k||No||Rebuys|
|$15,000 NL Hold'em Rebuy||5+0.50||Daily at 20:00 CET/18:00 GMT||$20k||No||Rebuys|
No Limit Hold'em, the overwhelming single table tournament of choice at Betsafe Poker, offers tables with buy-ins ranging from $0.50+$0.03 up to $500+$30. However, the large majority of the action takes place at limits up to $100+$8. Most of the Sit N Go tables are available in 5 or 10 seats, but there is also some multi-table action available at tables with up to 50 seats. Most of the multi-table Sit N Go action will be seen at the 30 seat tables up to $10+$1. The one exception is that 20, 30 and 50 seat tables are available at the low buy-in $0.50+$0.03 Coin Flip tables.
In addition to No Limit Hold’em, Sit N Gos are also available in Pot Limit and Fixed Limit versions for Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and 5 Card Draw. Stud tables can be found for 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo. Despite being offered, these tables see little participation.
Betsafe Poker offers a variety of styles in their SNGs. With Coin Flip tournaments -- offered for Hold'em, Omaha, Stud and Draw -- are referred to as the "Quickest Sit N Go Earth,” and require players to go all-in on the 1st hand. Double or Nothing tournaments, which in recent years took the Sit N Go world by storm, pay the top half of the participants with double their buy-in. DONs are offered at all buy-in levels at No Limit Hold’em.
Deepstack Sit N Gos are only available at the high buy-in tournaments at $200+$15 and above. In these contests, players start out with 2,500 in chips -- up from 1,500 at standard SNGs. If you prefer a quick game, you might want to check out the Mad Tilt All-In single table tournaments. In these super-fast tournaments, players are given only 60 chips with blinds starting out at 10/20. To speed things along even more, the blinds increase every 3 minutes. These tables are available up to $10/$20.
|Betsafe Poker Rake Schedule|
|# of Players||2||3||4||5-10|
|Fixed Limit||$0.15/$0.30-$0.25/$0.50||$0.05 per $1, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $0.50 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $0.50 max (5%)|
|Fixed Limit||$0.50/$1.00-$2/$4||$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $2 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $2 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $3 max (5%)|
|Fixed Limit||$3/$6 and Up||$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $2 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $2 max (5%)||$0.01 per $0.20, $3 max (5%)|
|No Limit||$.02/$.04-$.25/$.50||$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $1.50 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $1.50 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $1.50 max (5%)|
|No Limit||$.50/$1.00 and Up||$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $2 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $2 max (5%)||$0.05 per $1, $3 max (5%)|
The rake chart above represents all currencies.
Example: At a $1/$2 fixed limit Hold'em game with 6 players seated and dealt cards, $0.05 in rake would be taken for each $1 in the pot up to a total of $3 in rake. Once the pot reaches $30, no further rake is taken. "5%" represents the % of the pot that is raked from the table at the time the rake is taken. Because many pots do not end up being raked (i.e. if no flop is seen) or if the pot is in between rake levels, effective rake levels are lower.
Betsafe Poker offers a VIP Program based on the number of Player Points that each players has accumulated during a month or yearly period. The primary benefit of the program is that players will be able to earn Valueback up to 40%, based on your VIP status level at BetSafe Poker. Earnings are paid directly to your Cash is King account on the 1st banking day of the month.
Players earn VIP status levels according to the number of Player Points earned during a monthly or yearly period. Player Points are earned at a rate of 3.6 Player Points per $1 of rake at cash games and tournament buy-in fees. An adjustment is made to Player Points earned at cash games dependent upon your skill level. Higher skilled players will earn fewer points, while inferior players will earn more points.
|Status Level||Points Required||Equivalent Rake||Qualification Period||Valueback|
Due to the complexity of the Player Point calculations for ring game players, we can only provide a rough estimate of the equivalent rake required for ring game players.
Each month, Betsafe offers $125,000 in Points Races to cash game players. The races will consist of two $60,000 races, split between the first and second half of each month. The leaderboards will award prizes to the top 100 players. The top 10 players in each leaderboard will also receive an invitation to a special freeroll where three $5,000 in additional cash will be given away will be given away.
|1st||$7,500 + Race Freeroll|
|2nd||$5,500 + Race Freeroll|
|3rd||$4,250 + Race Freeroll|
|4th||$3,250 + Race Freeroll|
|5th||$2,500 + Race Freeroll|
|6th||$2,000 + Race Freeroll|
|7th||$1,500 + Race Freeroll|
|8th||$1,200 + Race Freeroll|
|9th||$1,000 + Race Freeroll|
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