GuruPlay Poker

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GuruPlay Poker Review 2016

GuruPlay Poker offers online poker players practically everything they could ever need for a profitable and enjoyable poker experience – good achievable sign-up bonus, monthly reload bonuses, exclusive promotions, rakeback, soft competition, 24/7 customer service and player security. Being attached to the OnGame Network, GuruPlay Poker has a good level of cash games and tournaments played around the clock in many different disciplines of poker, and offers opportunities to qualify for major live events such as the World Poker Tour and Grand Series of Poker.

GuruPlay Poker Bonus

GuruPlay Poker is welcoming new players who register for an account on their site with a GuruPlay Poker Bonus of 100% match up to $1,000. The GuruPlay bonus is released into a player´s GuruPlay Poker account in increments of $100.00 each time the player amasses 1,000 GuruPlay Poker Points – points being awarded for rake paid on pots at the cash tables or paid in tournament entry fees. Players have 60 days in which to convert their GuruPlay Poker Welcome Bonus.

GuruPlay Poker Reload Bonus

Hopefully you will never need to take advantage of the GuruPlay Poker reload bonus but, for a limited time, GuruPlay Poker is offering online poker players a monthly 100% reload bonus on the first deposit each month up to a maximum of $200. Bonus funds are released into a player´s accounts in increments of $50 for each 500 GuruPlay Poker Points collected and, like the GuruPlay Poker Welcome Bonus, players have 60 days in which to clear the bonus requirements.

Converting the GuruPlay Poker Bonuses into Cash

There are two points scales used for converting the GuruPlay Poker bonuses into cash – one for cash game players, who receive 3.25 GuruPlay Poker Points for each dollar raked at a cash game table, while online poker tournaments and sit ´n´ go games are rewarded at a rate of 5 GuruPlay Poker Points for each dollar paid in a tournament entry fee. GuruPlay Poker operates a “no flop, no drop” policy, so you only pay rake (and receive GuruPlay Poker Points) when rake is paid on a cash game.

What it means in Your Pocket – Online Poker Cash Games

For a player who has deposited the maximum GuruPlay Poker bonus amount of $1,000, you should start – if following standard bankroll management – by playing on the $2.00/$4.00 cash tables. Short-handed NL Hold´em cash games are going on around the clock and regularly see more than 100 rakeable hands per hour. With an average pot value of $60.00 and rake at 5%, if you were to be involved in just 30% of these hands, you would be generating 146.25 GuruPlay Poker Points per hour – sufficient to release $100 of your welcome bonus every seven hours, and comfortably clear the whole bonus within a couple of weeks (depending on how many hours a day you play).

What it means in Your Pocket – Online Poker Tournaments

Again assuming that you were to deposit $1,000 and follow standard bankroll management, you would be playing in $50.00 + $4.00 tournaments or sit ´n´ go games. At this level you might struggle to find enough games to get involved in during off-peak times, so we will base our example on the $30.00 + $3.00 “Double or Nothing” Sit ´n´ Go Tournaments which are played all through the day and one rarely has to wait long for a new game to start. Each tournament lasts around 40 minutes and awards 15 GuruPlay Poker Points. If you were to multitable four of these games at a time, you would be generating 90 GuruPlay Poker Points an hour, and clear $100 of your welcome bonus every 11 hours of play (less if there are some $50.00 + $4.00 games being played).

Exclusive Promotions and Rakeback

GuruPlay Poker are not big on throwing away vast amounts of money in unattainable promotions. Instead they host a nightly $25.00 freeroll and award random $5.00 prizes throughout the day with “Chat Prizes”. There is a $100 bonus for any GuruPlay Poker player who gets a Royal Flush and a VIP program which rewards players with up to 40% rakeback. Realistically, you would have to live on the site for a year to achieve the highest level of rakeback, but with rakeback levels beginning once a player has reached 50 GuruPlay Poker Points; it is pretty easy to be earning 20% of your rake back within a short space of time.

Soft Competition

Every online poker site has its good and its bad players. Being associated with the OnGame Network, GuruPlay Poker (which has its own casino site) benefits from networked players from such sites as Bwin (primarily a European sportsbook site), BetFair (primarily a betting exchange) and Bettson (another sportsbook with a high volume of bingo players!). The quality of poker skills varies, but it is not difficult to find some soft games and to build up a portfolio of opponents who frequently boost your bankroll. Think Bwin with benefits!

24/7 Customer Service and Player Security

GuruPlay Poker is registered in Malta with offices in London and is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. GuruPlay Poker Customer Service can be contacted by phone, email or via the live chat facility on the site, and you will need to contact them to verify your account prior to being allowed to withdraw funds. There are dozens of ways in which players can transfer funds in and out of their account and all transactions are conducted with state-of-the-art SSL encryption.

Master the Game at GuruPlay Poker

Whether you are a recreational player or an experienced online poker bonus whore, you will find something to entice you to GuruPlay Poker. The sites offers all variations of Texas Hold´em, and cash games in PL Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 5 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo. The facility exists to set up your own private tournaments, but most of the existing multi table online poker tournaments are fairly easy to master and played in a friendly spirit. GuruPlay Poker insists that it enables you to “Master the Game” and offers a poker school and strategy articles to help improve your level of poker, but anybody with an average standard of ability should be able to make money on the tables with a combination of the welcome and reload bonuses, rakeback and the volume of fish that you will find in the GuruPlay Poker pool! Have fun!