One of the first online poker rooms that offered players all over the world a legal way to play online poker for real money using Bitcoin.
While we didn’t see many seals at the tables, there were more than enough fish to keep the action going and the money flowing. SealsWithClubs is accessible to everyone and currently only accepts Bitcoin as a way to deposit and withdraw from the site.
Seals With Clubs rewards players who earn rakeback after playing in the poker room with a variety of benefits. The only promotion that isn’t eligible right now is the standard first deposit bonus. SealsWithClubs rakeback is essentially a tiered poker VIP program in which loyal customers who play a lot of hands climb through the tiers and earn higher rakeback percentages over time. The cashback begins at 5% and gradually increases to 50% rakeback equivalent! Players can also participate in ever-increasing bitcoin freeroll tournaments as they progress through the stages.
Seals with Clubs offer Rakeback through a Loyalty Program that rewards Poker Players that play a lot of hands in the cash games offered by the site. It starts at 5% and goes up to 50% Rakeback! To track the progress of the players, SwC Poker uses "Krill Points" - the more a player accumulates, the better the Rakeback, as well as other bonuses such as freerolls and avatar changes.
The calculation behind the amount of Krill Points a player earn is as follows: Pot Rake times 5, divided by players dealt, multiplied again by any bonus factors (if applicable). This means that you don't need to personally be the one to generate the most rake. All players that were dealt a hand will earn Krill points taking into account the entire Pot Rake. So, for example, if there is no bonus factor involved and 4 players are dealt a hand, each of them gains Krill Points equivalent to the Pot Rake times 5 and divided by 4 (number of players), rounded down to the nearest tenth of a Krill (1.19 would become 1.1 Points).
At the moment, cash game lovers can take part in Hold’em, Pineapple Hold’em, Short Deck, Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha H/L, 5 Card Omaha, 5 Card Omaha H/L, Courchevel, Stud, Stud H/L, Razz, 2-7 Triple Draw, Badugi, Badeucy, Chinese, OFC, OFC/P, OFC/P Progressive, OFC/P 2-7, and Mixed.
The site is highly praised for offering rare types of poker. In reality, these are not likely to attract many players.
Stakes start at 0.02/0.04 and go up to 200K/400K. Games are available in full-limit, pot-limit, and no-limit formats.
SwC Poker is available for Android, Mac, iOS, Windows, and HTML5. Therefore, you can download an .apk file from the site and install it on your Android mobile device. Alternatively, you can access the site using any mobile browser.
The SwC Poker app for Android devices doesn’t look much different from the website version, although it feels a bit cluttered with all the information available at once on the screen. However, it takes just a couple of seconds to learn how to get around and start playing poker.
Playing at a bitcoin-only poker room is a liberating experience, and SwC Poker is leading the way. Creating an account, depositing, and withdrawing is all frictionless thanks to bitcoin.
It’s a real gem of a poker site, and in my opinion it's an insight in to the future of online poker. If you’re going to find me playing poker anywhere, it’s going to be here.
Withdrawals from SWC Poker take less than 12 hours.
Yes, many. SwC Poker has hourly freeroll tournaments, so you can start playing here without having to make a big investment.