GGPoker Review

GGpoker Bonus and Bonus Codes

GGPoker offers a very decent sign up bonus. New players can choose between two different types of bonus. One is a simple $600 match bonus and the other bonus consists of 60 spin and gold tickets worth $40 plus an additional $60 for completing some easy challenges.

Match Bonus (up to $600)

The match bonus is most likely the best one for active players (i.e. grinders). Players receive up to a total of $600 bonus on the first deposits. The bonus clears at a rate of $5 per $20 rake (equivalent to 25% cash back while clearing the bonus) and you have 90 days to clear the bonus. To clear the full bonus players need to accumulate $2,400 rake.

Free Rewards Bonus (up to $100)

Recreational players most likely fare better with the Free Rewards Bonus. After a first deposit of at least $20 new players receive a total of 60 Spin and Gold tickets worth $40 over a period of 6 days. Spin and Gold tournaments are jackpot sit and gos for three players with randomly chosen prize pools.

On top of that players receive extra cash for completing daily challenges. Players simply need to play All-In or Fold hands to receive up to $60.

GGPoker Bonus Details
GGPoker Bonus Details

This bonus is perfect for low stakes players. You receive $40 in tickets with no strings attached and it is not difficult to play though most of the challenges to receive more cash.

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GGpoker Rake and Tournament Fees

GGPoker is the second best site in regards to rake according to our extensive Online Poker Rake Comparison. For some games GGPoker offers the lowest rake of all major sites.

How good or bad GGPoker is regarding rake heavily depends on the game and stakes you are playing:

  • Texas Hold’em: All NLH cash games are raked at a rate of 5%, which is industry standard. The cap depends on the stakes but is generally quite a bit higher than over at PokerStars. Especially high stakes players will notice a significant rake contribution as the cap can go up to $50 for the most expensive $200 / $400 games.
  • Fast Fold: Fast Fold games (Rush & Cash) have a substantially lower cap at the lower limits (up to $0.25 / $0.50) and are cheaper than anywhere else.
  • Omaha: Omaha cash games are raked at 5% with very reasonable caps at the lower stakes. Micro stakes ($0.05 / $0.10 and $0.10 / $0.25) are capped at 3 big blinds, mid stakes (up to $1 / $2) at 2 big blinds and stakes above are capped at 1.5 and 1 big blind. For small and low mid stakes GGPoker is cheaper than PokerStars and only Unibet offers lower Omaha rake.

Overall, the GGPoker rake deserves a particularly good, maybe even superb rating for the lower stakes (up to $0.50 / $1.00), especially for PLO and Fast Fold games. For high stakes players on the other hand GGPoker is much more expensive than all competitors. The soft competition probably makes up for that, though. These are the rake details for GGPoker:

GGPoker rakes preflop whenever there was a 3-bet

Please note: Normally all poker sites and casinos have a no-flop-no-drop rule: no rake is taken if there is no flop. But GGPoker rakes as soon as there was 3-bet before the flop.

Due to this policy more pots are raked at GGPoker. We calculated the effect this has:

0.2% higher net rake

On average the net rake (average percentage in rake paid considering rake percentage and cap) is 0.2% higher when all 3-bet hands are raked compared to only hands that see a flop. This difference is noticeable, but not devastatingly high.

GGPoker FAQ

Does GGPoker accept US players?

Right now, GGPoker does not operate in the US and players from the US cannot play at GGPoker.

Does GGPoker accept players from the UK?

GGPoker has a British license (UKGC #47768) and operates legally in the UK. Players from Great Britain can register at GGPoker and play real money games.

Can you play at GGPoker using a VPN?

It is not allowed to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to play at GGPoker and the operator enforces that rule strictly. Any player who is caught using a VPN to circumvent country restrictions will lose all funds and their account will be closed permanently.

Is GGPoker legal?

GGPoker is a young poker site, but completely legal. GGPoker is regulated with licenses from the UK and via Gaming Curacao – two regulatory bodies that ensure player safety.

Who owns GGPoker?

GGPoker is run by OK Consulting N.V., a company registered in Cyprus with offices in Curacao.

How to contact GGPoker?

GGPoker offers live chat on their homepage and you can send them an email (help@GGPoker.com). GGPoker also also it’s own discord server: http://gg.gl/discord

How long does a GGPoker withdrawal take?

The withdrawal time on GGPoker depends on the payment method used for withdrawal. E-Wallets (Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayzs) are the fastest options and processing takes only 1 business day. Before being able to withdraw, players must confirm their identity by uploading a copy of their ID.

Is GGPoker rigged?

No, GGPoker is not rigged. GGPoker is the 3rd largest poker operator worldwide. The games are monitored by multiple regulatory authorities and audited regularly. No case of “rigging” ever occurred in the history of the GGNetwork.

Are PokerTracker and Hold’em Manager allowed at GGPoker?

The use of HUDs (via PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager) is not allowed at GGPoker. The operator offers a built-in tracking tool and HUD with limited scope which helps players keep track of their hands and displays some statistics (like VPIP) while playing. But to deter high volume multi table grinders GGPoker prohibits the use of any software which might aid the player any further.