Update September 10, 2014: Poker770 has been moved and integrated into the NetBet brand. All Poker770 players have had their accounts and balances migrated to the NetBet brand.
As one of the biggest rooms on the iPoker network, NetBet has become an incredibly popular poker room in the UK, France, Germany and many other European countries. Because it is part of the largest poker network, the iPoker network, there are always large and lucrative tournaments and promotions. The site attracts tens of thousands of players during their peak hours, which is great for finding games to play in.
NetBet has earned a reputation amongst more experienced players as having quite loose games with lots of new players, so keep this in mind if you are just starting out. A great site to test the waters for new players.
$20 Free and New Player Bonus
NetBet has a couple nice bonus features for new players, including some free cash to get you started. You can get €20 to play with for free, simply enter the code FREE20 when you make your first deposit.
They also offer a 200% bonus to new players on the first deposit. You can get up to $1,500 in that bonus and it can be used in conjunction with other welcome offers and promotions.
If you’re familiar with the iPoker software, then NetBet won’t deliver any surprises, as it uses the basic iPoker software. That said, they do have a reputation for having one of the more consistently stable software platforms on the market. The download isn’t huge either, so it won’t take much time for you to be able to start playing.
Graphically, the site is cleanly designed and easy to navigate. You can customize your avatar as well as the colors of the table felt and card deck. One of the more interesting features at NetBet is the hand replayer tool, which allows you to instantly review a hand you just played, making for an appealing feature for new players looking to improve their game.
NetBet’s software allows multi-table games of up to 8 tables, and it can do so without any noticeable lag or bugginess. More experienced players have complained about the countdown timer at the tables, as it allows for a little longer than other rooms, so if you are prone to impatience, this might get on your nerves.
VIP Program & Promotions
NetBet has attracted a loyal customer base with a wide range of bonuses designed specially for regular players. The star of their bonus show is their VIP program, which gives players access to private VIP freerolls, earn loyalty points, and be rewarded with VIP only cash bonuses.
The more rake a player contributes, the higher their VIP status goes up. There are a total of nine different levels in the VIP program, so it suits a wide variety and level of player, and you can work your way up the ladder the more you play.
NetBet is well known for its steady stream of promotions. Guaranteed tournaments, bad beat jackpots, tons of freerolls (over 50 a week) and plenty of other revolving tournaments and satellites make NetBet one of the more promotionally active poker sites on the web. Like many other sites, they offer a Refer a Friend bonus which can be up to $75 for the referrer as well as $25 for the referred friends.
Support at NetBet is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by live chat and by phone, and their email response is speedy and helpful. The FAQ help section on their website is also extremely thorough.