When it comes to online poker sites, it doesn’t get any more international than YaPoker. Famous in the Latin American market, the online poker site has gained a huge following in the US and international English-speaking market as well. Based on the incentives in play every day of the week, it’s easy to see why.
The big welcome bonus giveaway at Ya Poker is their headline bonus which is a 100% bonus up to $1,000. This doubles to 200% when you deposit using a cryptocurrency of your choice. Nice! Bonuses are award per $1 for every 27.5 points earnt while playing at the tables. Keep in mind; you have to play this through within 60 days. New player freerolls are also available in abundance, as well as other promotions offered daily, plus deposit bonuses offered from time to time.
YaPoker also has a poker VIP program which will be familiar to many seasoned online poker grinders. It is called Elite Benefits and it is an exact copy of the old PokerStars VIP program (circa 2012). This program yields rakeback percentages up to 70% just like Stars! But wait, it gets better. The Beast and SitandCrush promotions are added on top of the Elite Benefits VIP with NO deductions! High volume players switching from PokerStars to YaPoker to grind could end up earning more than the biggest and baddest SuperNova Elites could dream of clearing in a year. Oh, and they frequently have monthly reload bonuses worth a couple hundred dollars as well.
If the Elite Benefits VIP program is not what you seek, there is also a flat rakeback program available for YaPoker. Professional Rakeback offers you the maximum allowed by Winning Poker Network rules, which is a flat twenty-seven percent rate. YaPoker WPN rakeback is calculated using the weighted contributed methodology. One of the main benefits of the flat rakeback program is that players have access to their rakeback at any time. With YaPoker Rakeback, a player can request their rakeback be paid at any time of day or night, seven days a week, via a few clicks in the poker client. The automated rakeback payment, paid directly by YaPoker and WPN, shows up instantly. Players can claim this 27% daily rakeback at any time or save it up for larger lump sum payments, whatever they want, the rakeback never expires, just accumulates until you are good and ready to redeem it!
The software app is very solid with fast game action and minimal clutter in the card room. They aren’t in to all the special effects or graphics that some other card rooms roll with these days. The main lobby has a proper filter that will help you navigate your way around to find the games you are looking for with ease. One odd lobby set up is that they have the cash games on a separate menu from the tournaments/SNGs but after a few seconds once you figure that out the rest of the lobby is quite intuitive to use.
One of Ya Poker’s best features is their player account admin section. There you can easily see and track your bonuses and your achievement awards so you always know exactly where you stand unlike many other poker rooms that seem to like to shroud this information in a cloud of mystery.
Ya Poker offers the usual suspects as far as poker games are concerned. You can find tables for Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo. The cash games offered are heads-up, 6 seat max and full ring with stakes that range from $0.01/$0.02 up to $50/$100. The majority of the actions at the lower to mid range stakes with light traffic at the higher limits.
They also added 6+ Hold’em which is new take on the now ‘old’ game of Texas Hold’em. This version removes all cards lower than a 6 from the deck so the odds of getting a really strong hand increases for all those dealt in the hand. This of course leads to more players making big bets or going all-in. It can be quite fun but you need to show some discipline and try not to get too caught up in your great hand because the odds are pretty good that others have a strong hand also. You can find 6+ cash games from micro tables $0.01/$0.02 up to $50/$100 and on occasion they offer tournaments in that format.
Yes, bonuses are partially deducted from rakeback players (but not from VIP players), and here's the formula: [(Ring Rake + Tournament Fees) - (Bonus Earned out)] * 27% = rakeback.
This is an exclusive program for loyal customers. When players participate in a game of poker, they will earn Beast Points. And this is regardless of if the players actively contributed to the pot or they did not contribute at all. This encourages players to take part in a number of poker competitions on the platform.