Sky Poker is known for their very special televised poker tournaments. People in the UK can tune to a specific channel and play tournaments on TV. A very special and unique feature indeed. The site offers only Texas Hold Hold Em, but offers it in all limits and levels. This online poker site a made for recreational players and no the serious professional. Sky Poker is known for its great customer service as well as fast, clean and nice software. The site is available in many languages and players can use many different currencies.
Sky Poker has a great loyalty programs that rewards their frequent players in different ways. After joining the site, Sky Poker gives each player 500 Poker Points instantly. These points can be used to enter real money tournaments. As well, every week the top 150 players on the site gain entry into a freeroll. There are 7 different ways to deposit onto the site and withdrawing takes on average only 4 days to receive money back.
When players open a new account, they automatically receive a $1000 bonus. The amount that the player earns depends on how many points he receives. The player will receive their bonus in $20 increments, earning about $20 for every 150 Poker Points they earn.
Currently, Players are not able to receive rakeback when playing on Sky Poker.
The prize pools are usually not that big, but Sky does a good job of making their tournaments exciting by televising them. The sit&go tournaments are also very unique on Sky Poker. Instead of the standard top 3 players getting paid, Sky poker runs sit&gos that seat 10 people and only the top 2 get paid. 1st place gets 75% of the prize pool and 2nd place gets 25% of the prize pool. If a player is talented at sit&gos, they can make a killing on Sky Poker.
Since Sky Poker is so new to the online poker community, the customer traffic is still very low. However, they are experiencing a growth in their loyal customer base. It seems once players play on Sky Poker, they always come back for more. On average, Sky Poker has above 7,000 players.
The software that Sky Poker uses is pretty unique. Players on Sky Poker do not need to download any software to play. Instead, players use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to play on Sky Poker directly using Flash technology. Because of this, the gameplay is very fast, clean and very secure.
Sky Poker offers all 3 of the main ways to communicate with support: Telephone (free), email and live chat. The quickest response is obviously the telephone, but all methods of contact are extremely quick and the support team is friendly while answering all questions accurately.
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