This week we’re talking about Sky Poker, a standalone poker site with its own software. Sky Poker is part of the BSkyB group so has a very well known and solid foundation. A bonus of this is that the action on the Sky Poker tables is shown by the television arm almost every day. Sky subscribers can even use their remote control to login and play from the comfort of their armchair.
There is nearly always action at mid to low stakes but you may struggle for a game beyond that. Play is in GBP which is strangely comforting for a lot of UK players but also, in conjunction with the TV coverage, seems to make the tables quite loose. Without hordes of rakeback players the experience is more rewarding on Sky and you might argue more fun. With the emphasis firmly on short handed play it certainly seems more profitable.
CASH GAME PLAYERS
Priority Club – VIP Club for those earning 10,000 or more Poker Points in a month.
Cash For Points – Cash bonus rewards for those earning 500 + Poker Points in a month.
Happy Hours – 50% extra Poker Points awarded during quiet periods.
Action Tables – Small and big blind are the same.
Top Of The Pots and Master Cash – TV tables and the biggest pots of the week televised.
Viva Las Vegas – May sees the last chance to win a £10,000 trip to Vegas. Daily satellites start at £2.50.
Sky Poker Tour – live UK tournament series with £250,000 in guaranteed prizes.
Timed Tournaments – tournaments paying out on chip equity at the 15, 30 or 60 minute mark.
The Jackpot – £6,400 and growing jackpot for anyone winning the two special tournaments on the same night.
Survivor Series – £1,000 guaranteed tournament series running from Sunday to Saturday.
2 x £2,500 New Player Freeroll entries and £5 tournament entry.