William Hill Poker Review
William Hill Poker opened their doors in 2002, which was just before the online poker boom. Currently William Hill Poker resides on the iPoker Network, which has quietly become one of the fastest growing networks in the online poker industry. William Hill Poker is one of the poker rooms licensed in Gibraltar and the poker room follows strict regulations. Unfortunately if you live in the USA you won’t be able to play in the William Hill Poker room, but thankfully almost everyone else can join the games.
If you live in the UK you definitely know what the William Hill brand represents. For those of you that don’t know, William Hill owns the biggest network of betting shops in the UK and has a huge loyal following of gamblers. Most of the poker room traffic is British at William Hill Poker and they’ve been doing their best to market in other regions. William Hill Poker is now available in a half-dozen languages, which should help attract more players from Europe and abroad.
William Hill Poker Bonus
William Hill Poker offers a sign-up bonus of 200% for up to $2000, €900 or £800 depending upon the currency you decide to play with when you join the poker room. To clear the sign-up bonus you need to earn 350 WH Points per $5 and if you’re playing in another currency the wagering requirements will be adjusted accordingly. Every new players at William Hill Poker that makes a deposit will also receive 4 tickets to the $1K Wednesday Freerolls plus 1 ticket to a monthly new depositors tournament where the winner will be able to win a Nintendo Wii or various other electronics.
William Hill Poker Software
William Hill Poker is on the iPoker Network and uses their software. They recently updated the software and added multi-currency poker games to the mix again, which means you can play in EUR and GBP at William Hill Poker again. There is also a new “Casino” tab that you can click on to play some of the most popular casino games in the William Hill Casino. You’ll need to download the software at William Hill Poker before you can start playing poker, but once you download the software once it’ll update itself.
William Hill Poker Games & Tournaments
William Hill Poker spreads Holdem, Omaha and Stud poker games with a nice selection of various games. You can play 5 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo. William Hill Poker has a great player base due to being on the iPoker Network and it ensures that there are always real money poker games running in the poker room. I like the new casino tab as well, which allows you to take a break and play some side games such as blackjack and roulette among others.
Tournament players will actually love the selection at William Hill Poker. You won’t find hundreds of big MTT’s like PokerStars, but they offer daily MTT’s with decent prize pools. William Hill Poker hosts a weekly $250K GTD every Sunday plus a $100K GTD every Friday night. You can also compete in daily freeroll tournaments plus special monster tournaments with prize pools up to $50K. William Hill Poker actually hosts over $13M in guaranteed prize pool tournaments every month, which is up there with the top sites.
William Hill Poker VIP Program & Promotions
The William Hill Poker VIP program isn’t that great and it’s one area where the poker room is lacking. You can earn various point milestones at William Hill Poker and each time you earn a level you’ll receive a cash prize. There are also monthly VIP freerolls that players can participate in, but you need to be a certain VIP level to be eligible for the freeroll tournaments. Overall the VIP program could use some more rewards, but at least there is a VIP program.
There aren’t a lot of poker promotions for players at William Hill either, but that isn’t that big of a concern. You’ll be able to play in online qualifiers to live poker events such as the Irish Poker Open and other live poker events. William Hill Poker also offers the popular jackpot sit and go tournaments where you can win a progressive jackpot if you manage to win a few tournaments in a row, which is never easy to do in these tough tourneys.
William Hill Poker Overall Summary
William Hill Poker is on the iPoker Network and one of the safest options on the network. William Hill will always be around and they always payout players extremely quickly, which they’ve done for decades. Non-US poker players will love William Hill Poker if you can live without lots of promotions and a rewarding VIP program. The software has some nice features including the ability to play casino games without downloading the William Hill Casino software.