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Poker Host Review

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Pros and Cons

  • Fast cashouts.
  • Free Bitcoin withdrawals.
  • $1 million guaranteed tournaments.
  • Chop and straddle options.
  • Network has some server issues.
  • Software could use improvement.
  • Withdrawals not processed on weekends.

Expert View of Poker Host

Poker Host is a journeyman poker site that accepts U.S. players. It has been a member of Dobrosoft, Microgaming, Cake, Merge Gaming and Equity poker networks. It is on the Winning Poker Network today. While many sites that constantly bounce from one network to another are risky, Poker Host is different. Most of its moves have to do with the decline of the network it was on or the banning of U.S. players.

The Winning Poker Network is the second largest that accepts American online poker players. It spreads several million dollar guaranteed tournaments each year. It also offers software with unique features like chop and straddle. One of the most popular promotions at Winning Poker is its jackpot sit and gos.

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Poker Host Summary

Poker Host is the U.S. friendly poker room of online sports book SBG Global.  They have more than 10 years of experience in the online gambling industry.  Poker Host was a part of the Merge Gaming Network, but moved to the Equity Poker Network on April 8, 2014.

Poker Host moved to the Winning Poker Network later in 2014. Poker Host runs its own cashier and support systems.

A Personal Opinion on Poker Host

What We do not like about Poker Host

Poker Host is related to SBG Global, a low grade sportsbook. This causes us some concern although the poker site has never been the subject of any problems. Withdrawals are not processed on weekends.

What Players are Saying About Poker Host

Poker Host flies under the radar. There is virtually no recent discussion of Poker Host in forums or social media.

Poker Host Depostis and Withdrawals

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Poker Host offers a number of deposit and withdrawal options. These include credit cards and Bitcoin.

Making a Deposit

There are five ways to deposit money at Poker Host. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are the credit card options. Debit and prepaid cards with these logos are also accepted. Cash transfers are available. Poker Host will pick up the fee on a cash transfer of $300 or more. Bitcoin is also available as a deposit option.

Making a Withdrawal

There are three ways to withdraw from Poker Host. Bitcoin is the most popular way. It is always free. Checks are available in amounts up to $3,000 for a fee of $35 to $85, depending on the amount of the withdrawal. Some players have access to cash transfers up to $500 with a 10-15% fee. High volume players will have bank wires in their cashier available.

Notable Payment Processors
  • american-express
  • bitcoin
  • debit-cards
  • mastercard
  • moneygram
  • visa
  • westernunion
Deposits
  • bitcoin
  • check
  • moneygram
  • wiretransfer
Withdrawals

Poker Host Bonuses

Poker Host Deposit Bonus

New Poker Host players receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus. The bonus code is FDBTP100. The bonus clears at a rate of $1 for every 27.5 Prestige Points earned. The bonus is released in $1 increments. Players earn 5.5 Prestige Points for every $1 in contributed rake and tournament fees paid. This means that the first deposit bonus clears at a rate of 20% rakeback. Players have 40 days to clear the bonus.

Reload Bonuses

Poker Host offers frequent reload bonuses. The bonuses are most often 75% up to $375. Reload bonuses clear at a rate of 137.5 Points for every $5 in bonus. The bonus releases in $5 increments and expire after 60 days.

Birthday Bonus

All players that have deposited $50 or more will receive a $10 bonus on their birthday. Players must earn 75 VIP Points to withdraw the birthday bonus.

How are Poker Host Prestige Points Earned?

Players earn 5.5 Prestige Points for every $1 in cash game rake or tournament fees paid.

Poker Host Promotions

Players that prefer not to have rakeback at Poker Host will receive the Platinum Rewards VIP program. Players earn 5.5 Prestige Points for every $1 earned in the Platinum Rewards VIP program.

Poker Host Rakeback

Poker Host will pay 27% rakeback to any player that asks for it. The contributed method is used. This means that a player only receives rakeback on the portion of rake attributed based on the percentage of the pot contributed. Players also receive 27% rakeback on tournament admin fees.

Poker Host Monthly VIP Tiers

  • Players start Platinum Rewards out at Bronze. These players earn 3.5 Master Points for every Prestige Point earned.
  • Players that earn 750 Prestige Points in a month will achieve the Silver level. Those players earn 1.5 times the Master Points.
  • Players that earn 3,000 Prestige Points in a month will reach the Gold level. Those players receive two times points.
  • Players receive Diamond for earning 7,500 Prestige Points in a month where players receive 2.5 times points.

Players retain the VIP level for the remainder of the current month and the entirety of the next one.

Poker Host Annual VIP Tiers

There are two annual VIP tiers.

  • Players that earn 100,000 Prestige Points in a year achieve Executive Platinum. These players receive 3.5 times the Master Points.
  • Platinum Elite is awarded when a player earns 1,000,000 Prestige Points. Those players earn 5 times Master Points.

How to Convert Master Points into Cash

Players will earn $10 at each of these Master Point levels:

  • 750
  • 2,250
  • 4,000
  • 1,500
  • 3,000

Players earn $50 at these Master Point levels:
  • 5,000
  • 15,000
  • 25,000
  • 35,000
  • 45,000
  • 10,000
  • 20,000
  • 30,000
  • 40,000

Players earn $100 at these Master Point levels
  • 50,000
  • 70,000
  • 90,000
  • 60,000
  • 80,000

Players earn $200 for every 100,000 points earned after. There are $10,000 milestones for every 1,000,000 points earned after the tiers.

Poker Host Game Selection

Cash Games

Poker Host is a member of the second largest U.S.-facing network, Winning Poker. Players will regularly find No Limit Texas Hold’em games up to 2/4 blinds. Peak periods may find 5/10, 10/20 and 15/30 blinds.

Pot Limit Omaha is the second most popular game on Winning Poker. Blinds start at pennies and typically run to at least 2/4 most hours of the day. Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Low games only run up to about the .50/1 level.

Sit and Gos

All sit and gos that run are No Limit Texas Hold’em. Most of these tournaments are one table with buyins of $11 or lower. There is a lot of action at heads up sit and gos. Single table tournaments with six or ten seats do not get off the ground often.

Multi Table Tournaments

Multi table tournaments are offered at least once per hour. Many have guaranteed prize pools. The largest is a $100,000 held every Sunday. There is a daily $10,000 guaranteed event.

Games Offered
  • No Limit Hold’em
  • Fixed Limit Hold’em
  • Pot Limit Omaha
  • Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Stud
  • Other Games
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  • Pot Limit Hold’em
    Omaha Hi/Lo (FL, NL)
    7 Card Hi/Lo
Items in red bold represent limits that have games running. Limits are in $USD.

Has There Ever Been a Scandal at Poker Host?

Poker Host runs a clean ship. It has never been involved in a scandal. In fact, the site has been known to leave networks that gave the appearance of being close to disaster. All Poker Host players have always been paid. The sportsbook related to Poker Host is not as reputable. We recommend avoiding it.

Poker Host FAQ

Does Poker Host accept U.S. players?

Yes. Americans from most states are accepted by Poker Host.

What network is Poker Host on?

Poker Host is a member of the Winning Poker Network.

What is the first deposit bonus at Poker Host?

New Poker Host players receive a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus.

What are the terms for the Poker Host first deposit bonus?

The Poker Host bonus clears at a rate of 20% rakeback.  Players have 60 days to clear the bonus.

Is Poker Host on the Equity Poker Network?

No. Poker Host moved to Winning Poker in 2014.

Does Poker Host use the Winning Poker cashier?

No. Poker Host has its own banking system.

 

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  • Excellent and consistent payment processing.
  • Relatively juicy games.
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