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Name: William Hills Poker
Website: www.williamhillpoker.com
Established: 2003 (1934 William Hills)
Software: Cryptologic
Country: United Kingdom
Peak Players 4500
Free play Yes
Download: 4.5 M
Flash Version: No
Bonus Info.
% of deposit  
Max. Bonus £25 per month
Instant credit Yes
Requirement Recieve £5 an hour up to £25 per month
Pros's
  • Soft Players
  • High Stakes Games
  • Low Rake at High Stakes
  • Financial Security
Con's
  • Dated Software
  • High Rake at Low Stakes
  • No Live Support
Features
  • Paid to Play
  • Instant Hand Histories
  • Player Note & Statistics
Overall Rating
76%
Software look & feel
6
Tournaments
7
Ring games
7
Game selection
6
Rake
7
Support
7
Banking
10
Sign up Bonus
9
Promotions
9
Player level
8

Background Info

William Hills are one of the world's leading betting companies licensed in the UK under some of the strictest gambling legislation in existence anywhere in the world.

Overall Rating - 76%

Part of the Cryptologic network William Hill bring in a lot of new players from their sportsbook and casino operations so there are a lot of loose and wild players here.

Software look & feel - 6

The software is not the nicest to look at but one advantage is games flow very quickly. The lobby shows average pot, hands per hour and players per flop. Player Notes and Statistics have been added recently which is an improvment. Online Hand histories are available (but don't show mucked hand values at showdown)

Tournaments - 7

Single table tournaments start at $2 (with a $0.40 entry fee) and go up to $1000 ($60 entry). Multi table tournaments range from $4 to $300 and have an average entry fee of 10%. At peak times there are about 2000 tournament players.

Ring games - 7

The lowest stake limit game is $0.25/$0.50, the highest is $300/$600. No-Limit games range from $0.15/$0.25 to $10/$20 and have a minimum and maximum buy-in of 10-20 big bets and 100 big bet respectively. At peak times there are about 2500 ring game players.

Game Selection - 6

Holdem, Omaha, Omaha High Low and Seven Card Stud

Rake - 7

5% of pot up to a maximum of $6 for ring games. The high stakes games get good value at the expense of the Low stakes games. Lower stakes tournaments are also bad value with an entry fee which can be up to 20% of the buy-in

Support - 7

Email, Telephone or Fax. They used to have 'Live Chat' but this is currently disabled.

Banking - 10

Payment

VISA, MasterCard, debit card, NETeller, cheque, certified check, wire transfer, money order, Citadel, FirePay. Our Recommended Payment Method for UK players is a UK debit Card.

Cashout speed and methods

Very fast in fact the only delay should be down to the payment service you have chosen

Sign up Bonus - 9 (due to the constant bonus)

None but see below

Promotions - 9

All players qualify for a £5 bonus for each hour they spend at a real money table (not tournaments) up to a maximum of £25 a month. The bonus is credited straight into your account every time it is earned. Also you may be invited to start a new table and will be paid £20 an hour if you accept up to a £40 maximum. There is also a Bad Beat and a Royal Flush Jackpot.

Player Level - 8

Quite soft due to the influx of players from William Hills sportsbook and casino operations

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