EuroBet

 

Eurobet started organised betting on the internet as early as 1996, making it one of the first companies in this growing market. In 1999, Eurobet became part of Coral, which was, and still is, one of Great Britain’s leading bookmakers. Since then, it has increased its operations to include both casino and poker. Previously, Eurobet was part of the PartyGaming network, but after a split and a quick foray into the WPC System network (which is what remained of PartyGaming when Party Poker left), Eurobet has now found its home in the PokerNetwork, together with others such as Betsson and Pokerroom.

Software and graphics
Eurobet offers its players two ways to play. It can be the traditional way of downloading software and installing the program on your computer. Or, you can play directly in your browser, without installing any software at all. This does, however, require Java - pretty common nowadays. This is a real plus for Mac users, for example, who tend to have few alternatives.

The lobby contains lots of information, although beginners may find it a bit messy. After a while, though, it all feels natural and becomes easy to navigate. Here, you can find most of the information you may want, such as average pots, hands/hour and number of players until the flop. You can also easily see what the maximum rate is at the table you are looking at. There is chat functionality in the lobby, allowing you to talk with others waiting for a good table, which is nice. There is a well developed functionality that makes it quick and easy to set up your own table and tournaments.

Tables are full of details and the avatars take up a lot of room. This makes the table look a bit messy. However, you can opt to remove the avatars, revealing just the seats, which makes it easier to get an overview.  The graphics are sharp and the blue tables are nice to look at. The sound effects can be fairly annoying, especially the card shuffling and dealing ones. Unfortunately, you are only given the option to mute everything - meaning you can't hear others checking, betting or any other warning sounds.

Games and numbers of players
At peak times, there are around 8,000 players. Hold'em has a fair spread of players around the different levels, which go from$0.15/$0.30 up to $500/$1,000 for limit and $0.10/$0.20 to $100/$200 for Pot- and No-limit. Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo and 5 Card Draw games are also offered.

Tournaments
Eurobet has relatively few tournaments compared to, for example, the Pokerstars or Party Poker poker rooms from the Prima network. However, the tournaments it does offer are good. There are freerolls, satellites to live events and normal tournaments, which often have guaranteed prizes or rebuys.

Technical support
Email and telephone support are offered. The normal telephone support is open between 9:30 am and 6 pm (GMT), although an out of hour’s number is also offered. In addition, they have a call back service, meaning you can avoid paying for the telephone call. One extra is that they offer a fax line, in case you need it.

Deposit and withdrawal options
Deposits: Visa, NETeller, Bank transfer, Delta, Switch, Solo, Quick Pay, Ecocard and Moneybookers.
Withdrawals: Visa, NETeller, Bank transfer, Delta, Switch, Solo, Quick Pay, Ecocard and Moneybookers.

Advantages
You don't need to download any software to play
Excellent support
Withdrawals direct to your bank account

Disadvantages
The tournaments are almost always Texas Hold'em
Not so many tournaments