Betfair to Launch iPoker Site

Betfair to Launch iPoker Site

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Poker players at betting exchange Betfair will soon have two poker sites to choose from. “New Betfair Poker” on the iPoker Network is set to go live later this month and will run alongside “Classic Betfair Poker”, which will continue to be provided by Ongame.

“New Betfair Poker” will offer customers enhanced tournament options, more tables to play on and more recreational players to play against and will include the increasingly popular “Speed Poker” feature. The iPoker network site will also feature a selection new, but as yet unnamed, promotions and a rewarding loyalty scheme. New players will also be offered a selection of sign up bonuses.

“Our intention has always been to offer our customers a rewarding and varied poker experience,” said Sam Hobcraft, Betfair’s Director of Gaming. “Launching “New Betfair Poker” on Playtech’s platform will help us to continue to achieve this goal. It’s a world-class product, offering unique and innovative features. This coupled with Betfair Poker’s renowned community and loyalty offerings will help us better retain our existing player base and attract a new audience to Betfair poker.”

Roei Gavish, Head of Playtech’s iPoker added, “We’re delighted to announce Betfair’s migration to Our network continues to see positive development from both a liquidity and technological standpoint, which not only benefits a large operator like Betfair but also secures Playtech’s leadership in the Poker B2B market.”

iPoker is currently the fourth largest poker platform in terms of active players and currently has a total of 6 million customers.

New players can sign up at the Classic Betfair Site and bag a first deposit bonus of up to $2,500. Sign up here.

Tags: Betfair Poker, OnGame, iPoker