Bwin Poker Review

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Promotion Overview:

VIP-Grinders Promotions:

$30,000 VIP LeaderboardJoin our $30,000 VIP Leaderboard and earn massive bonuses. All VIP Levels participate automatically. The Prize pool will be increased as soon as more players have joined, so sign up today!


$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.


$20,000 Party and Bwin Race: The Party and Bwin Race is a high value rake race with a staggering prize pool of $20,000, 150 paid places and $2,500 up top! All players, who sign up through us at Partypoker or Bwin participate automatically.


Exclusive Party & Bwin Chase: Join the biggest Party & Bwin Chase on the internet and get up to 15% rakeback extra on top in our exclusive VIP-Grinders Party & Bwin Chase.


Private Freerolls: Bad run on Bwin? We run weekly freerolls of $250 for our players every Sunday at 0600 PM CET. Please check out the freeroll promo page how to register and for further information on the schedule. Please note that the tournaments have a $0,01 Buy-in.

Central Promotions:

Deposit Bonus: Bwin Poker offers 100% up to $100 first deposit bonus. Bonus is credited automatically upon first deposit, is released in 10 equal segments and expires after 60 days. 2 Poker Points (PPs) are awarded for each $1 paid in cash game rake and tournament fees. Bwin first deposit bonus is worth 33% Cashback.


VIP: Bwin’s VIP program is called b’inside and consists of three status levels: Green, White and Yellow. All players start in the green category, where you can receive up to 13.7% rakeback. In the white category you can get 15,5%, while the absolute maximum of 20% can only be reached when holding the Yellow status. Status Points (SP) as well as Market Point (MPs) are awarded  for each $1 rake generated (cash and tournament fees) and you can redeem MPs for cash bonuses anytime.


Please note: After 12 weeks of inactivity 5% of your Market Points (minimum 5 Points) will expire every week.


VIP level: SPs required: Rake required:
Green 0 €0
Yellow 400 €200
White 1,000 €500


Bonus: MPs to Purchase: MPs to Release: Cashback:*
€40 1,000 200 40%
€125 2,500 625 40%
€250 3500 1,250 40%
€500 5,000 2,500 40%

*effective cashback is lower due to the reason that you need to buy the bonus and then generate points to release it.

Please click here for FAQ on b`inside.


Bwin Premium: Bwin recently introduced a new VIP tier called “Bwin Premium”, which features various bonuses and other incentives. However when you get upgraded onto Bwin Premium, you will not participate in normal B`inside loyalty system any longer but get exclusive Bwin Premium bonuses instead going further.


LIVE: Play live events all over the world and enjoy the VIP treatment that is waiting for you!


The Race: Play your favorite ring games at Bwin and win your share of $4,000 every week in The Race promotion!


Boost Your Bankroll: Earn at least 2 Poker Points in a week and you will have a chance to boost your bankroll with your share of a €1,500 prize pool.


Happy Hour: Play real money poker games during the Happy Hour and earn extra rewards.


Daily Click Card: Win Rope-A-Dope tickets, cash bonuses, and other prizes with your Daily Click Card. Every Card is a guaranteed winner!


Progressive Knockout Tournaments: Are action-packed tourneys where you can win hundreds of dollars at any moment! For every player you eliminate, you’ll win a cash prize and your own bounty will increase, leading to a frantic finish where every hand can mean mega bucks.


Cash Game Challenge: Sit down at your favourite cash game tables daily this week and grab up to $40 in bonuses! Opt in every week for that extra boost to your bankroll.


Cash Game Challenge Ultimate: Does your bankroll need the ultimate boost? Opt in every week and win up to $400 in bonuses while doing what you love most: playing cash games every day of the week.


Poker Rally to $500 Weekly Bonus: Fasten your seatbelts, hit target after target and take all of the payouts to the finish line. Remember to opt in to the Rally promotion and make sure you compete for over $500 cash per week!


Partypoker Millions: With a guarantee of £6,000,00 yes that’s right, £6 MILLION GUARANTEED and a first prize of1 Million Dollar you could be stepping into a life of luxury. Qualify now online!


$325,000 Title Fight: Prove you’re king of the ring! Get ready to grab your share of a guaranteed $325,000 and secure your place in the ring every Sunday at 8 pm CET with a $215 buy-in!


Sit & Go Challenge: Spice up your play and go for some extra rewards with our Sit & Go Challenge. Collect points on several days of the week and grab up to $100 in bonuses for your efforts!

Deal Summary:

Skin: Bwin Poker
License: Gibraltar
Sign-Up Bonus: 100% up to $100
VIP: up to 20%
Rewards Yes*
Rake Calculation Method: Weighted contributed
Skrill Loyalty: Yes
US friendly: No
P2P Option: No
Restricted Countries: Albania,  Algeria, Argentina,  Armenia, Belgium, Bolivia,  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Belarus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba,  Cyprus,  Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,  Egypt, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Hungary,  India,  Indonesia,  Iran,  Iraq,  Israel,  Italy,  Jamaica,  Jersey,  Kenya, Latvia,  Lebanon, Liberia,  Libya,  Lithuania,  Macau,  Macedonia, Monaco, Moldova, Paraguay,  Peoples Republic of China, Poland,  Portugal,  Puerto Rico, Moldova, Nigeria, Sudan, Philippines, Yemen, Romania, San Marino,  Senegal,  Serbia, Singapore, South Korea,  Spain,  Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tunisia,  Turkey, Ukraine,  United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Vietnam.
Support Details: Email:
Live Chat: No

(*= does not participate in Milestones)

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Bwin.Party is one of the oldest and most established poker networks in the world. It was founded long before the poker boom in 1997. Party Network is owned and operated by Bwin.Party, a publicly traded company. Not surprisingly, Party is an incredibly stable network that has a long and shining history of reliable cashouts and fair player treatment.

Party Network closed its doors to US players before Black Friday, however it is slowly reopening to US states as a licensed online poker provider. Bwin is a large skin on the Party Network that has an excellent history of value, service and reliability.

Traffic and Games:

Party caters towards European players, and so traffic peaks during evenings in CET time and on weekends. Despite the heavily European player base, all games run in $USD. Recreational players are common at all limits and game types.

NLHE traffic is excellent, with dozens of tables at every limit from microstakes to lowstakes. At peak times roughly 30 tables of NL100, 25 tables of NL200, 15 tables of NL400, 10 tables of NL600 and 8 tables of NL1k run. About 1/6th of the NLHE cash game traffic is full ring with the rest being 6 handed tables. NLHE HU traffic is solid, with 2-3 games running and dozens of games waiting at every limit. Party also offers fastforward poker from NL4 to NL100. Traffic is solid at each game with up to a player pool of around 50 players at NL100 during peak times.

PLO microstakes traffic is decent, with several tables running at each limit from PLO2 to PLO10. Traffic picks up at PLO25 where about 10 tables run during peak times. 4-6 tables run at each limit from PLO50 to PLO200. Peak PLO traffic at mid and high stakes is good, with 6-8 games running at PLO400 and PLO600 combined and another 5-6 tables running at PLO1k.

Tournament traffic is excellent with dozens of major tournaments running each weekend. 15K and 10K GTD tournaments of different formats run on both Saturday and Sunday, while Party’s flagship Sunday $200k Guaranteed NLHE and $5000 Guaranteed PLO tournaments attract a much larger player pool. Several different smaller tournaments with guaranteed pools of 1k-3k run as well. SNG traffic is decent as well with several games running at many different stakes and formats.

You can view monthly tournament schedules for Bwin Poker as well as many of our other partners at our blog here.

Software and Tracking:

Players familiar with the older Party software will be shocked by how beautiful and functional the new version is. The lobby is incredibly attractive, easy to navigate, and detailed information can be toggled on/off. Advanced filters are available to find your game of choice and the search function helps locate your favourite fish to play against.

bwinLobbyBwin’s lobby is well-structured and incredibly easy to navigate.


Every standard gameplay option is available and a huge number of advanced features are available to make multitabling easy. The software can be toggled to support multiple monitors or give players special notifications in big pots or when they have strong hands. Custom betsizing sliders as well as keyboard shortcuts are natively supported by the software. Table tiling is customizable and table graphics can be customized to your liking. Overall, the party software is excellent and multitabling is a breeze.


The tables are very functional making multitabling easy.


The Party software is natively supported by Holdem Manager and Pokertracker and a variety of third party tools and customization options are available.

Party also offers a mobile and browser version of its client which can be convenient, but more importantly significantly increases the network’s ability to attract recreational players.

Cashier and Payment Options:

Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, Instadebit, Bank Transfer, Credit Card,, Webmoney, Ukash, Paysafecard, Clickandbuy, Check, Abaqoos, SOFORT, Diners Club Card, Electronic Transfer, Entropay, eps, Fast Bank Transfer, giropay, iDeal, Instant Banking, Kalixa Pay, Mister Cash, MyMonedero, paybox, POLi, Przelewy24, QIWI, Teleingreso, and Ticket Premium are accepted as payment options.

Cashouts are always processed reliably, and usually within a few days to e-Wallets.

Rake Structure and Rakeback:

Blinds Number of Players Rake Maximum
NL25 to NL1K 2 5% $1.00
3-4 5% $2.00
5-10 5% $3.00
NL2-NL10 2-10 5% $1.00

Rake at Bwin Poker follows the structure above and is calculated using the Weighted Contributed method.

Bwin offers a First Deposit Bonus of 100% up to $500 clearing at 25%.  Furthermore, until the end of August players are eligible for Bwin’s Bonus Builder.  Every other week, players play to determine the amount of the bonus they will grind for the following week.  The bonus amount is determined according to the following table:

Level: Points: Bonus:
1 5 $5
2 10 $10
3 50 $50
4 300 $150
5 1.000 $250
6 5.000 $1000

Players then have the next 7 days to clear the bonus by raking 12 times the bonus amount in points (6 times the bonus amount in rake, making the bonuses worth roughly 17% in Rakeback.  The following week players must grind to determine the bonus size they will play for the week after.

The VIP system at Bwin operates with 3 monthly VIP levels.  For every $1 in rake generated, 2 Status Points and 2 Market Points are awarded. Status points determine one’s VIP level according to the table below:

VIP level: SPs required: Rake required:
Green 0 0
White 400 $200
Yellow 1,000 $500

Bonuses are purchased using market points.  Please note that a certain number of MPs need to be generated to release the bonus, however these MPs are not consumed and can be used to purchase further bonuses.  MPs can be used to purchase bonuses according to the table below:

Bonus: MPs to Purchase: MPs to Release: Cashback*:
€40 1,000 200 40%
€125 2,500 625 40%
€250 3,500 1250 40%
€500 5,000 2500 40%

Players who significantly exceed the requirements of the VIP Yellow tier can be upgraded onto Bwin Premium.  Bwin Premium provides exclusive, higher-value bonuses to its largest rakers.


Bwin.Party is one of the oldest poker networks, which has a shining reputation in the poker industry. NLHE traffic is excellent and PLO traffic is good, with recreational players being common in all games. The new software is excellent and the VIP system provides excellent Bwin Poker cashback. Overall, Bwin Poker is an excellent choice for players of all games and limits who are looking for excellent software, massive value and reliable service.