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GGPoker is the poker room of the Asian network GG Network, one of the best hobby players in terms of share. Here they play Hold’em, Omaha, Texas 6+ Holdem, lottery All-in or fold, as well as fast poker Rush & Cash. The room gives a 200% bonus on your first deposit and offers to participate in the “Honeymoon” – a challenge for beginners with a prize of up to $300.
Support software is prohibited in the room, and this reduces the share of regulars, but there is a PokerCraft base for analyzing your game and a backing exchange for safe buying and selling of shares in tournaments.
Overview of games and traffic at GGPoker
GGPoker offers users 3 types of poker: Hold’em, Omaha and Short Deck (Hold’em with a short deck). At the classic 6-max tables you can play each of them. In the All-in or Fold format, only Hold’em and Omaha are available. In the Rush & Cash format, only Hold’em.
In all formats, there are at least 5-10 active tables around the clock. Peak traffic falls in the evening – from about 6 to 11-12 pm. The lowest traffic is from 5am to 2-3pm. On weekdays, the total evening traffic of the GG Network is 20-25 thousand users. On weekends, it increases by 20-30%.
To review the average activity in the cash game for the week, we take the data for Thursday (20:00):
- Holdem. 650-700 players online and 115-120 active tables. On the NL100-NL1000, 5-10 tables with 2+ players;
- Omaha. 350-400 players and 60-70 active tables. PLO100-PLO2000 has 4-8 tables with 2+ players;
- 6+ Short Deck Holdem. 5-6 tables with the big blind ¥1 (~ $0.14) and 1-2 with the big blind ¥50 (~ $7.21);
- Rush & Cash. 120-140 players on the NL5-NL10, 70-80 on the NL50, 40-50 on the NL200;
- All-in or Fold (Hold’em / Omaha). Buy-in $2 – 55/12. Buy-in $8 – 13/5. Buy-in $32- $80 – 12/0.
The most popular formats for Asian players are Omaha, Short Dec and All-in or fold. Less commonly, they are found in Hold’em. Fast Rush & Cash poker is the format with the largest share of European players.
The GGPoker tournament grid is made up of Hold’em and Omaha events. Most tournaments have a hyper-turbo and turbo structure. At a slow pace are the Daily Green, Sunday Yellow, the daily and weekly Main Event, High Rollers and GG Masters.
Freerolls are only available as part of the Daily AoF Giveaway promotion. A ticket to the tournament is received by everyone who plays 200 hands in a day, in which at least 3 players flop.
For Omaha lovers, there is the daily Omaholic series. It includes freezeouts and knockout rewards tournaments.
T$ Builder tournaments are offered for those wishing to increase the bankroll for MTT without unnecessary rack load. In them, the room does not take commission from buy-ins, and gives prizes in tournament dollars.
A detailed schedule can be found in the poker room client. It can be filtered and sorted by event category, buy-in size, current status, number of participants and warranty.
GGPoker rake structure
The size of the rake at the tables of the GGPoker poker room depends on the format:
- Hold’em: 5% from the bank;
- Omaha: 3% from the bank;
- Rush & Cash: 6.25% from the bank, if there are 6 players at the table;
- 6+ Short Deck: 3% from the bank;
- All-in or Fold: 10% of the big blind, 5% – rake, 5% – jackpot contribution.
In Hold’em, Rush & Cash and Short Deck there is a cap – the maximum amount of rake that the room can take from the bank. There are no caps in Omaha – no matter how big the bank is, the commission from it is 3%.
In tournaments, rake is included in the buy-in. It is displayed in the lobby under the Info tab. The higher the limit, the lower the rake in buy-in. If the buy-in is $5, the rake is $0.50 (10%). If the buy-in is $150, the rake is $12 (8%).
A loyalty program called Fish Buffet is available in the room. It is a multi-level reward system where conditions are improved with each rise to a new level. The most important component of the loyalty program is cashback. Everything is simple here – the more you play rake, the more you get in the form of cashback.
Participation in the loyalty program is automatic, and begins when you first registered in the room. For every cent of the generated rake you get 1 Fish Buffet Point.
There are 25 different levels in the system, from Shrimp to Sharks. Levels are distinguished by the required number of FP scored, and the number of prizes for certain achievements. The set of each level has a certain time frame, from a day to three months. The cashback indicator at each level is determined using the wheel of fortune, where, among other things, valuable prizes are played.
The rakeback value is determined arbitrarily. The minimum it can be 10%, and the maximum depends on the current status in the VIP-system, it can be from 40% to 100%.
Description of GGPoker software: settings, unique chips and restrictions
GGPoker uses the standard GG Network desktop client. In the center of the main lobby, the main block is the game tabs and table / tournament lists. On the right are the buttons to go to the cashier and profile. Below are the client settings buttons.
- checkout, private messages and PokerCraft open only in a browser;
- impossible to remove avatars of rivals;
- the Squeeze option is enabled by default — cards are dealt face-up. It is necessary to click on them with the mouse to raise;
- the tables display the built-in HUD. It shows VPIP, the frequency of victories, the history of personally played hands against an opponent;
- You can’t remove opponents’ messages from the chat or leave only informational notifications;
- there is a backing exchange in the tournament lobby. You can safely sell and buy shares in any tournaments, except for satellites and rebuy tournaments;
- You cannot open more than 4 cache tables at a time. There are no restrictions for tournaments.
GGPoker cannot use poker trackers and programs that display supporting information on the table. Holdem Manager and Poker Tracker do not display statistics in the room by default. And attempts to use other similar software are monitored by the security service.
You can download hand histories at GGPoker through the PokerCraft database. But to use it in practice will not work. Opponents in the file are anonymized, because the statistics on them are mixed, if you try to study it through the tracker.
How to download GGPoker to a PC or smartphone
The poker room has released game clients for computers on Windows and Mac. They can be downloaded on the official website – the Download link is located in the horizontal title bar. The site itself determines the operating system, so the download starts automatically. If this does not happen, click the Download Now button.
You can download GGPoker on Android or iPhone on the website or through the desktop client. The Mobile button under the main lobby opens a QR code with a link to download and installation instructions.
GG Network Regular Promotions
GGPoker organizes promotions for each type of game available in the lobby. Cash lovers compete in rake races and play jackpots, tournament players participate in regular series and fight for the title Player of the Year. For beginners, the room offers a welcome bonus and a 30-day Honeymoon Challenge.
Welcome Bonus up to $600
The first deposit bonus at GGPoker is 200% of the amount deposited, but not more than $600. To receive it, you need to replenish the account in the form of choosing the type of bonus Welcome Bonus. Bonus money is credited to the account automatically and unlocked as rake is paid in cash games and tournaments. The bonus is valid 90 days from the day of the first deposit – after this the unredeemed bonus amount is burned out.
Supported deposit and cashout methods
GGPoker accepts payments from bank cards, Neteller, Skrill, ecoPayz and Bitcoin payment systems. When replenishing, money appears on the account instantly.
Withdrawal of money is available only after verification of the account. To get through it, you need to send documents to the support service – it is better to clarify in live chat or by mail which ones are suitable. Verification usually takes 1-2 days.
When withdrawing to an electronic wallet, the average time from creating a request to receiving money in an account is 1 day. On a bank card – up to 3 days. To bank account – up to 5 days.
The main advantages:
- A large number of players during rush hour.
- A wide selection of games – even those that you will not meet in other rooms.
- High rakeback.
- Generous deposit bonuses.
- At least a $100,000 guarantee every day.
- Constant promotions and the presence of freerolls.
- Convenient deposit / withdrawal of funds.
- Highly qualified support service.