Tigergaming Poker Review

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Promotion Overview:

First Deposit Bonus 100% up to $2500
Private Freerolls 4x $250

*paid on net revenue basis

VIP-Grinders Promotions:

Private Freerolls: Bad run on Tigergaming or looking for some fun? We run weekly freerolls of $250 for our players every Sunday of the month at 6 pm, which give you the chance to compensate your losses or boost your bankroll! Please check out the freeroll promo page on how to register as well as for further information on the full freeroll schedule.


Converter Promotion: Chico network is neither supported by Hold’em Manager nor by PokerTracker, so you can’t import hand histories into Hold’em Manager or PokerTracker without a converter. Register through as with Tigergaming today and receive a 10% discount on your converter, if you want to have the huge advantage of using tracking software and a HUD while playing!

Central Promotions:

First Deposit Bonus: Join Tigergaming today and receive a first deposit bonus of 100% up to $2,500, when signing up through us, clearing at approximately 33% cashback. Please click here for more information regarding Tigergaming´s first deposit bonus.


$100,000 GTD: Play the biggest tournament on the Chico Network and win your share of a $100,000 GTD prize pool. You can win your seat for as low as $11.


Comp Points: Play at your favorite real money tables and earn Comp points (also know as VIP points). You can exchange your Comp points to buy in to variety of special tournaments!


Unlimited Bad Beat Jackpot Tables: Tigergaming has just introduced new and unlimited Bad Beat Jackpot tables and they are giving away $100,000 in cash to celebrate the lauch!


$10,000 Weekly cash race: The cash race now runs every week, with $10K in cash up for grabs! Simply play any real money games, finish in the top 20 for your preferred stakes and you will win your share of $10,000 in cash!


$5,000 First Depositor’s Freeroll: Kick off your poker play at TigerGaming with the $5,000 bounty freeroll with massive extra value running on Sundays at 8pm ET for exclusively for new players.


2x $15,000 GTD: TigerGaming now brings you two $15,000 guranteed tournaments every weekend at 7 pm on Saturdays and 4 pm ET on Sundays. Buy-in for only $30 + $3!


€20,000 MTT Challenge: Every week Tigergaming is giving away $5,000 in cash prizes, plus, the top 100 players of each category will get free entry to the leaderboard face off tournaments running on November 2nd at 7 pm ET.


Bounty Tournaments: Every time you’re responsible for knocking out another player, you will win the bounty that’s on their head! The bounty is added directly to your account after you beat the player.


$130,000 Every Weekend: Make the most of your weekend by playing Texas Hold ’em tournaments to win your share of $130,000 in guaranteed cash prizes!


$5,000 Weekly Sit and Go Leaderboard:  Secure your share of $5,000 in cash prizes every week. All you have to do is to play in your favorite real money Sit and Go to automatically earn points and climb your way to a paid spot on the leaderboard.


NOTE REGARDING TIGERGAMING BONUSES: You have to clear bonuses before a withdrawal as otherwise your bonus will be forfeited. In case you withdraw money during a bonus, you will have to wait until it expires, before you can request a new bonus. In addition to that, you need to wager the deposit amount before you can withdrawal.


NOTE REGARDING WITHDRAWALS: There is a $5.000 limit per week and a $15.000 limit per month regarding withdrawals, plus any deposits you have done during this month.  


Deal Summary:

Network: Chico
Skin: Tigergaming
Website: tigergaming.com/poker
License: Curaçao
Deposit Bonus: 100% up to $2500
Rewards Yes
Rake Calculation Method: Weighted Contributed
Skrill Loyalty: Yes
US friendly: No
P2P Option: No
Restricted Countries: France, USA and South Africa.
Support Details: Email: support@tigergaming.com
Live Chat: Yes

Client available for:


Chico Poker Network was formerly known as Action Poker Network. Despite some past issues, Chico Poker’s new management has committed itself to providing an excellent player experience and Chico has become a safe, reliable and trusted place to play poker.

Chico Poker is a popular US-friendly poker network, even though Tigergaming does not accept US players. Tigergaming is the flagship skin on the Chico Poker Network, and has been a fair, secure and trusted poker room since 1999. Tigergaming introduced a policy this year to provide cashouts within 24 hours and established 24/7 support. Overall, Tigergaming is a great site to play online poker against a weak, US-facing player pool.

Traffic and Games:

Most of the players are American and Canadian. Thus, all games run in USD and traffic peaks during North American evenings and weekends. The vast majority of traffic is at No-Limit Hold’em, however one or two PLO games run at each limit up to PLO400 and occasionally even higher during peak hours. The majority of the skins are focusing on sportbooks, and this is how they generate their fishy traffic. Overall, the traffic is split roughly 70%/30% between 6-max and full ring games and the traffic is good from the micro stakes all the way up to the mid stakes. Typical traffic at peak hours is 15-20 tables of NL25, 5-10 tables of NL50, 8-10 tables of NL100, 5-6 tables of NL200, 2-4 tables of NL400 and 1-2 tables of NL1k. The competition is very soft with multiple casual players sitting at each table.

Tigergaming-Lobby1 Tigergaming Lobby

Typical low and mistakes traffic on Chico

SNG and tournament traffic are decent. In particular, Double or Nothing SnGs from $10+1 to $33+3 and the weekly Sunday 20k guaranteed are popular on Chico.

Software and Tracking:

The best way to describe the Chico software is functional. All of the basic features work and games run smoothly, but there’s no denying that the client is significantly behind the industry standard. There isn’t much downtime and hands run quickly, but it can be very annoying that timing out, while not facing any bet, is considered as a fold rather than a check. Advanced lobby sorting, disconnect protection, timebank, auto-rebuy and auto-top-up are not available either. Still, the software does everything it has to, looks decent and has some graphical customization options. One particularly nice feature of the client is the inclusion of live chat support in the lobby.



Tigergaming Client

Despite a lack of gameplay options, Chico’s lobby is attractive and easy to navigate

Holdem Manager and Pokertracker are not natively supported by the software, however we offer 10% discount on the hand converter, make sure to get your HUD and tracking software running.  For more details please click here.


Tigergaming Tables

Tables are attractive and scale nicely. While mass-tabling may be difficult, standard multitabling is manageable

Cashier and Payment Options:

Neteller, Skrill, Credit Card, Bank Wire, EcoPayz, Instadebit, Paysafecard and UKash are accepted as payment options.

In early 2014 Tigergaming promised its players cashouts within 24 hours and followed through on that promise, guaranteeing cashouts within 1 business day to E-wallets of verified players. Tigergaming backs up this guarantee with a promise to double your cashout if not received within 24 hours. Withdrawals are processed quickly through other methods as well.

The only downside to Tigergaming’s payout policy is the monthly withdrawal limit of $15,000 and the fact that after one free cashout per month, additional cashouts are charged 1%. Nonetheless, Tigergaming’s excellent cashout policy provides for safe, fast and reliable cashouts with a very reasonable limit on withdrawals.

Rake Structure and Rakeback:

Stakes: Rake: HU Cap:
4max+ Cap:
NL2-NL6 5.5% $0.25 $0.50
NL10 5.5% $0.50 $1.00
NL25-NL50 5.5% $1.00 $2.00
NL100+ 5.5% $1.50 $3.00

Rake at Tigergaming follows the structure above and is calculated using the weighted contributed method.

For more information, or to discuss your personal Tigergaming deal please contact us here.


Tigergaming is an established and reliable poker skin on US-facing Chico network that you can trust for reliable cashouts and prompt customer service. Though the software leaves much to be desired, volume at American peaks is good and a large portion of the player base are recreational poker players. Overall, Tigergaming is a solid choice for players, particularly for those who prefer smaller networks and soft playing fields and those willing to accept less than ideal software. We invite you to contact us here to discuss how we can make playing on Tigergaming profitable for you.