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Nederbet Poker is the leading Dutch skin on the iPoker Network, and like many of its better-known partners, the site offers a comprehensive range of cash games and valuable tournaments. There are some great reasons to consider playing at the site. You can either click “PLAY NOW” to check them out for yourself, or carry on reading my Nederbet Poker review.
Nederbet Poker might look a bit underwhelming from the outside, but once you investigate the site from the inside, you will find plenty there to like. A generous first deposit bonus and a valuable VIP program compliments a fantastic range of cash game opportunities, Sit & Go games and valuable poker tournaments. Provided that you do not live in one of Europe´s ring-fenced countries, the UK or the USA, Nederbet Poker is definitely worth checking out.
Massive 200% Nederbet Poker Bonus Up To $2,000
The headline promotion is the site´s 200% bonus on first deposits up to $2,000. Unlike most of the site´s iPoker partners, the Nederbet Poker bonus does not have a weighted release structure, but is cleared in increments of $5.00 every time that a player collects 400 Frequent Player Points (FPPs).
What is weighted, is the way that FPPs are earned. So, the more you play, the quicker you earn the FPPs required to clear the bonus. You have sixty days to clear as much as the Nederbet Poker bonus as possible – which can be a tough ask for recreational players – but, because of the size of the bonus, it is well worth having a go.
Summary: I would have been happier if there was more time to clear the bonus, but you cannot fault its size. Make sure you use the Nederbet Poker bonus code “POKERWEB” to qualify for this special offer. Rating 9/10.
Cash Games at Nederbet Poker
As you might expect from a site affiliated with one of the largest poker networks in the world, there is a comprehensive range of cash games available. The standards of Texas Hold´em and Omaha Poker are well represented, and there is quite a lot of interest in the variants of Stud Poker offered by the site.
Watch out for Six Plus Hold´em games – recently introduced on the network – as these have an incredibly high variance, although a lot of fun. Six Plus Hold´em, along with Texas Hold´em, is also available at the site´s fast-fold “Speed Poker” tables – a quicker method of earning the FPPs you need to clear the Nederbet Poker bonus, but with even higher levels of variance!
Summary: A good range of games and plenty of traffic to keep the tables active throughout the day and night. The addition of Six Plus Hold´em offers a unique option for players who like their action fast and furious. Rating 9/10.
Nederbet Poker´s Tournament Schedule is Well Balanced
I am a big fan of the tournament schedule as it offers a good range of events at all buy-in levels. There is also a good satellite schedule that includes some mega-satellites into the site´s €150,000 guaranteed feature tournament every Sunday, plus consolation freerolls for players who do not make it into the money.
Players who prefer the shorter Sit & Go games are well catered for. Nederbet Poker provides an excellent range of low to medium buy-in Sit n Go games that includes HUSNGs, Double or Nothing Sit & Go games and Knockout Sit n Go games. The site offers super-turbo Sit & Go action through its “Twister” games and has an ongoing Jackpot Sit n Go promotion in which players can win up to €35,000 for stringing together a series of victories.
Summary: Although the tournament schedule is good, and the range of Sit & Go games quite extraordinary, I personally would like to have seen more Omaha tournaments. More mixed poker events would have been nice as well. Rating 8/10.
Nederbet Poker´s VIP Rewards Scheme Takes Some Getting Used To
When you first start playing at Nederbet Poker, you are automatically enrolled in the site´s VIP Rewards Scheme. This scheme awards FPPs at a rate depending on a player´s status in the scheme, and then allows players to exchange the FPPs they have collected for cash – the exchange rate depending on how many FPPs are being exchanged in one go.
In reality, the VIP Rewards Scheme is not as complicated as it sounds. A player´s status is calculated on the average number of FPPs they have earned in the previous three months – weighted (50%/30%/20%) to give new players the opportunity to climb the statuses quickly without having to wait three months to qualify for a higher status.
When a player´s three-month average reaches 1,000 FPPs per month, they achieve Blue Status. Their status rises to White Status when their three-month average exceeds 5,000 FPPs per month, and Red Status when their three-month average surpasses 10,000 FPPs per month. Higher statuses can be achieved for averaging 17,000 FPPs per month (Silver Status) and 35,000 FPPs per month (Gold Status).
As mentioned in my section about the Nederbet Poker bonus, the level of status you achieve directly relates to the FPPs you receive for each $1.00 you contribute to the rake in cash games or pay to enter a Sit & Go game or poker tournament. Please note that different values of FPPs are awarded for cash games and Sit & Go/Tourneys.
|Status||Points Requirement||FPPs/$ Cash Games||FPPs/$ Tournaments|
|VIP Member||< 1,000 FPPs/month||8||9|
|Blue Status||1,000 – 4,999 FPPs/month||8||12|
|White Status||5,000 – 9,999 FPPS/month||10||15|
|Red Status||10,000 – 16,999 FPPs/month||10||18|
|Silver Status||17,000 – 54,999 FPPs/month||12||21|
|Gold Status||> 53,000 FPPS/month||12||24|
When it is time to exchange your FPPs for cash, the more you exchange in one go, the better exchange rate you get. If you cash out up to 5,000 FPPs, you will get the exchange rate of $4.00 per 1,000 FPPs. If you cash out between 5,001 and 10,000 FPPs, you will get a better rate of $5.00 per 1,000 FPPs. The rate keeps improving up to the top level of $10.00 per 1,000 FPPs for cashing out more than 200,000 FPPs in one go.
Summary: Understanding the VIP Rewards Scheme is quite important, because how the FPPs are distributed affects how quickly you can clear the Nederbet Poker bonus. At the top levels, the VIP Rewards Scheme is pretty lucrative. Rating 7/10.
The Standard of Play at Nederbet Poker
Like most online poker sites, the standard of play at Nederbet Poker increases the higher stakes you play. As a rule, most low to mid-stakes cash games are beatable for a fairly skilled player, and it is not difficult to run up a series of cashes in some of the site´s lower buy-in guaranteed poker tournaments. However, taking down the top tournament prizes can be a little harder than you might imagine.
This is because, although UK players are not allowed to register for an account with Nederbet Poker (because the site is not licensed by the UK Gaming Commission), there are UK players in the network´s player pool playing from other sites. Consequently you could find yourself on a table with some very experienced players that (generally) have a higher skill set than those from the rest of Europe.
Summary: Novice players might find it a little difficult to come to terms with the standard of play at Nederbet Poker but, for players with a little more experience, there are plenty of opportunities if you select your games carefully. Rating 8/10.
Getting Started at Nederbet Poker
Once you have chosen to play at the site, getting started is really simply. The Nederbet Poker download is compatible with all Windows operating systems from Windows XP and later, and you will be guided through the installation process by a set-up Wizard once the Nederbet Poker download is completed.
You can create your account either through the poker client or directly through the Nederbet website. The initial registration process is easy to complete and it is recommended that you verify your account as soon as you have received a verification email from Nederbet to add another level of security to your account.
Summary: The Nederbet Poker download and account registration process is quick and secure. Once you have created your Nederbet account and funded it, you can transfer funds from your poker wallet into a casino or sports betting wallet. Rating: 10/10
Deposit Options at Nederbet Poker
Although not as comprehensive as some other online poker sites, there is a deposit option at Nederbet Poker to suit practically everybody. You can deposit into a Nederbet account using a Visa or MasterCard, from an iDeal, Skrill or Neteller account or with a PaySafeCard. Accounts can be opened in US dollars or in Euros.
Withdrawal options are a bit more limited. Withdrawals from the site are only available into Skrill or Neteller accounts or by bank transfers. There are minimum withdrawal limits of €25.00 and you might get charged a commission if an insufficient amount of revenue has been generated from your deposit. Watch out for currency exchange charges as well!
Summary: Hmmm. Two working days before withdrawals are processed and potential commission charges. It didn´t affect my experience of Nederbet Poker (I use Neteller), but I can see some players will be unhappy about it. Rating 6/10.
Nederbet Customer Support is Reliable
With so much information available on the Nederbet website, it is unlikely that most players will ever need the services of Customer Support. My initial reaction to only being able to contact customer support by email was disappointing, but then I found that there is a Malta-based telephone number you can call if you need a quick answer to your enquiry.
I found that the Nederbet Customer Support email service was good enough. It runs around the clock and copes admirably with a variety of European languages. If you become a VIP casino or sportsbook customer, you also get a dedicated account manager. I obviously didn´t spend enough money while testing out the site for this Nederbet Poker review!
Summary: You have to use the online contact form to email Nederbet Customer Support, and strangely there is no drop down box to request specific assistance with any poker queries. Rating 8/10.
Nederbet Poker Review Conclusion
Being a site targeted at European poker players – particularly Dutch poker players – Nederbet Poker lacks a bit of the gloss that you would find at most international online poker sites, but look beneath the outer shell and Nederbet Poker has a fair bit to offer. I certainly believe that players with the time and bankroll to take advantage of the Nederbet Poker bonus should not pass up on this opportunity. Overall Rating 8.1/10.