Betsafe Poker Review

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Promotion Overview:

First Deposit Bonus 100% up to €1000
Rakeback 30%
$10,000 MTT & SNG VIP Leaderboard
€25,000 Micro VIP Freerolls
Private Freerolls


VIP-Grinders Promotions:

€25,000 Exclusive Micro VIP Freerolls: We have merged our $20,000 MPN VIP Freeroll and our $5,000 Exclusive Micro Freeroll to create the biggest MPN chase (Betsafe, Betsson, Triobet and NordicBet) on the internet with a staggering prize pool of €25,000!


$10,000 MTT & SNG VIP LeaderboardJoin our $10,000 MTT & SNG VIP Leaderboard and grab your share of our massive prize pool of $4k in cash and $6k in tokens.


Private Freerolls: Bad run on Betsafe or looking for some fun? We run bi- monthly freerolls of €250 for our players on Friday at 0600 PM CET. Please check out the freeroll promo page how to register and for further information on the schedule.

Central Promotions:

Deposit Bonus: New players receive up to €1.000 first deposit bonus credited when making your first deposit using any of those bonus codes below. Betsafe´s bonus is released in 2-4 segments, expires after 60 days and is worth approximately 20% cashback.


Bonus Code Bonus Amount Segments Clearing Expiry
25MGBLACK €25 €1 20% 60 days
75MGBLACK €75 €5 20% 60 days
250MGBLACK €250 €25 20% 60 days
500MGBLACK €500 €50 20% 60 days
1000MGBLACK €1000 €100 20% 60 days


Reload Bonus: Please contact us via mail to get more information on reloads.


Rakeback: Betsafe players receive 30% rakeback which is paid in points. You can change points for cash bonuses anytime.


Cash Game Festival Gibraltar: Secure your spot on top of the leaderboard and earn your seat in Gibraltar.


Bad Beat Jackpot: Opt-in for Bad Beat Jackpot and win amazing cash prizes when the Jackpot hits.


Fish and Party Jackpot Sit and Gos: Since 11th of July Betsafe is offering a new Spin and Go Format called Fish Party Sit and Gos. These are 3-handed hyper turbo SNGs, where you can win up to 5,000 times your buy-in!


10 Day Challenge: New players can earn up to 10 achievement rewards in only 10 days!


Over €3M GTD every month: Betsafe’s Daily, Weekly and massive Monthly Poker tournaments all have a guaranteed prize pool amounting to a total of 3 million euro in prize money every month.


Cash Exchange on Points: Simply sign-up, earn Loyalty Points while playing poker, and exchange the Points for cash at any time – It is as easy as that!


€10k SNG Challenge: Every month Betsafe rewards Sit and Go players with €10,000 in cash prizes in 4 monthly leaderboards.

Deal Summary:

Network: MPN (formerly Microgaming)
Skin: Betsafe
License: Malta
Sign-Up Bonus: €1000
Rakeback: 30%
Rewards Yes*
Rake Calculation Method: Contributed
Skrill Loyalty: No
US friendly: No
P2P Option: No
Restricted Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Norfolk Island, N. Korea, Oman, Portugal, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, United States and its dependencies, military bases and territories including but not limited to Am. Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, N. Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands
Support Details: Click here.
Live Chat: Yes

(*= does not participate in Milestones)

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Betsafe is a world leading supplier of online gaming products. Betsafe launched in 2006 and has established itself as a innovative and reliable gaming operator with Poker Room, Casino, Sportsbook and several more e-Gaming products.

MPN (formerly known as Microgaming) is the 8th largest poker network in the world and has a very long history as a quality poker operator. MPN began near the start of the online poker era as Prima Poker back in 2003 and established the world’s first true online casino in 1994. MPN has won several Operator of the Year awards and is based on the Isle of Man.

Traffic and Games

Games on MPN runs in Euros. Traffic peaks during European evenings and weekends, and games are of medium difficulty. While a good chunk of sportsbetting and casino players are brought to the network, MPN’s affordable rake, good rakeback offers and history of reliable service have also drawn a solid base of regulars.

MPN is the 8th largest poker network in the world by traffic, and as such traffic is solid at both Hold’em and Omaha. Games run from Microstakes to High Stakes with 6+ tables always running at every limit up to NL200 at peak times. Multiple tables per limit run all the way up to NL1k and games generally run as high as NL2k daily. HU games are popular on the network.

A good portion of the network’s traffic occurs on anonymous tables. The anonymous tables are by far the fishiest, but HUD software does not function on these tables. There is also Blaze Poker, MPN’s fast-fold variant, though traffic is more sporadic and generally not good above NL25.

SNG traffic on MPN is good and covers a wide variety of formats and stakes all the way up to occasional highstakes games. MTT traffic is solid as well. Over €50,000 of guarantees run on Sunday and over €15,000 in guarantees run nightly. We invite you to follow the Monthly MTT schedule we publish on our blog.

Software and Tracking

We have nothing but good things to say about MPN’s software. It looks great, works well and has all the necessary features. A wide variety of customization options are available to make grinding easy. The client looks great and can be visually customized to your preferences. Tables tile cleanly, games progress smoothly and finding and joining games is a breeze with the lobby’s built in filters.

betsafe-black-lobbyThe lobby is well-organized and easy to navigate.

The tables have a foldable hand history sidebar and on-table customization options. There is also a classic racetrack style poker table format without advanced graphics. Hold’em Manager and Pokertracker natively support MPN, meaning your database and HUD software will work with minimal customization.

betsafe-tableBetsafe’s great looking poker tables.

Cashier and Payment Options

Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Entropay, Neteller, Skrill, Citadel, Trustly, iDeal are available as payment options. Cashouts are generally processed within 1-2 business days to e-Wallets.

Rake Structure and Rakeback

Stake Rake Cap
NL2 5% HU: €0.02 | 3-4 players: €0.04 | 5+ players: €0.06
NL4 5% HU: €0.04 | 3-4 players: €0.08 | 5+ players: €0.12
NL10 5% HU: €0.10 | 3-4 players: €0.20 | 5+ players: €0.30
NL20 5% HU: €0.20 | 3-4 players: €0.40 | 5+ players: €0.60
NL50 5% HU: €0.50 | 3-4 players: €1.00 | 5+ players: €1.50
NL100 5% HU: €1.00 | 3-4 players: €2.00 | 5+ players: €3.00
NL200 and above 5% HU: €2.00 | 3-4 players: €3.00 | 5+ players: €3.00

Rake structure on Microgaming.

The first thing to note is that the rake structure at MPN is extremely affordable. HU rake caps are no more than 1 big blind and the microstakes rake caps scale all the way down to NL2, meaning the rake struture is much more microstakes-friendly than elsewhere on the internet. Furthermore, rake is actually less than 5% at microstakes, since €0.01 in rake is taken for every €0.20 in the pot. Pots of €0.39 for example are only raked €0.01, significantly reducing the amount raked at microstakes. Finally, low-high stakes caps of €3.00 are extremely competitive across the industry and make for a low-rake environment.

Betsafe offers a 100% deposit bonus of up to €1000 clearing at approximately 20% and expiring after 60 days. Reload bonuses are also available.

Betsafe’s €10,000 Monthly SNG Challenge is a series of 4 monthly leaderboards that reward you even further for how well you place in SNG tournaments.

SNG CHallenge MG

Betsafe’s four SNG challenge monthly leaderboards.

Players receive 30% in flat rakeback in addition to a significant cashback percentage through our other promotions. Players have access to our internal VIP Rewards promotions like the Grand Masters $155k Yearly Leaderboard,  $34,000 Monthly Leaderboard, $1,500 Rookie Leaderboard and Milestones Rewards. Our players on Microgaming also have access to huge value rake races like the $40,000 Grinders Race and $20,000 Betsson/Betsafe Points Race.

In summary, you can earn a massive amount of rakeback playing on Betsafe. Please view our Deal Overview for full details.


MPN is one of the fastest growing poker networks with good traffic at NLHE, PLO, SNGs and MTTs. Rake is highly affordable and our Rewards Featured Deal offers the chance to earn massive cashback. Cashouts are prompt and the software is great. The only downside to the network is that it lacks the massive fishiness of some of our other European partners. Nonetheless, Betsafe remains a fantastic place to grind and we would highly recommend it to nearly any grinder.

We invite you to contact us here with any questions or to discuss how we can make your grinding more profitable for you.