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Black chip poker Review
Black Chip Poker is part of the Winning Poker Network. It’s predominantly a European online poker room serving the European and USA online poker scene.
As part of the same network, Black Chip Poker shares the same player pool as America’s Card Room, making it one of the busiest online poker rooms serving the USA.
How to Sign-up to America's cardroom
You can sign-up on Black Chip Poker with a few easy steps:
Step 1. Open an incognito window with your browser or delete cookies from your web browser.
Step 2. Visit Black Chip Pokers main page by clicking here:
Step 3. Download and install the BCP poker client
Step 4. Open up and click on ‘Create New Account’
Step 5. Choose a deposit method and first deposit bonus, make the deposit and start playing!
the welcome bonus
The brand offers a huge first deposit 100% match welcome bonus of up to $2,000 for new BCP Players.
Getting it is very simple, all you need to do is make that first deposit of $25 or more and your deposit bonus is automatically added to your account.
The bonus is released in increments of $1 for every 27.5 Award points you earn at BCP. You earn these awards through the platform’s Elite Loyalty Program which awards you 5.5 points for every $1 paid in rake or fees.
You have 60 days to make use of your first deposit welcome bonus.
Why is black chip poker so popular
Black chip poker UI
One of the first things you’ll notice about Black Chip Pokers software is that it’s much the same as ACR (big surprise there!)
The seemingly endless customization options are pretty cool but not it’s just eye candy, right? However, the lobby is quite easy to navigate and everything you need is simple enough to find.
Since the Winning Poker Network made the change to SJH software, the brand now offers support for Mac and mobile devices. Interestingly, this is where the brand was way behind its competitors for many years, but now Black Chip Poker mobile version is available on both iOS and Android.
We like the sharp graphics and the avatars but there are still a few glitches here and there such as the fact that the waiting list doesn’t always work correctly. Yet, we’d say the mobile device version is worth trying out if you’re on the move a lot!
Overall we’d still give this software a solid 7/10.
Traffic overview and game selection
BCP is one of the top 10 poker sites in the world for traffic, believe it or not.
The peak player number is around 1,000 – 1,500 a day, which can easily double when the huge poker tournaments are running (Such as the Venom).
The traffic is good, but what about the real money cash games & tournaments?
You’ve got No-Limit Texas Hold’em as the standout most popular games, they go as high as $15/$50, however Pot Limit Omaha are also very popular and gaining each day.
Players can also play BCP’s version of Fast Fold or Zoom poker called Blitz Poker. It’s fast and full of action.
An online poker room without good traffic and game variety is like a near-empty nightclub where the atmosphere is cold and just a few people are out on the dance floor. The traffic a poker site has is a key factor when it comes to choosing where to play, not to mention all different poker variants offered.
If you’re like most poker players, having the following game formats available is a must:
Besides the usual game formats, exotic game formats can be quite profitable once you’ve become somewhat good in the most popular games like No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha. If you prefer to play a quick game of poker, you can try out speed poker formats like Fast-fold or Zoom where you don’t have to wait for the next hand to be dealt after the previous one has ended on your part. If you like some exotic game formats, you might also look for the following:
One thing to keep in mind is that a big number of registered players doesn’t guarantee good games at online poker sites. Sometimes you can find a truly amazing exotic game running regularly at a smaller traffic poker site – our Beasts Of Poker Team Pros have crushed games like these for big 5-figures or even 6-figures!
+ Variety of tournaments for every buy-in level
+ Good action available 24/7
+ Best tournaments in the USA
+ Good rakeback deal at 27%
+ Massive promotions
– Lack of some games on mobile
– HUDS allowed means tougher games
– Software has a few bugs