Sky Poker Review

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Pros and Cons

  • Loose poker games.
  • Wide variety of betting limits.
  • Fully licensed in the UK.
  • Not as many players as large sites.
  • Only accepts players from: UK, Channel Islands, Ireland, Finland, & Gibraltar.
  • Few games during off-peak hours.

Expert View of Sky Poker

Sky Poker is a moderately-sized site that accepts players from a handful of countries. They accept real money players located in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, Ireland, Finland and Gibraltar. The United Kingdom licenses this site. There is also a separate Italian site.

Sky Betting and Gaming owns Sky Poker. This is a company that specializes in sports betting and online gaming. Sky Poker is a partner with Sky TV.

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Sky Poker Summary

Sky Poker is a partner of Sky TV, a British media company. Sky TV offers poker programming where they market Sky Poker. This makes the game quality at Sky Poker terrific. It also helps that Sky Poker does not allow affiliates to offer rakeback deals. This would attract grinders that destroy game quality. Loyal players do receive rakeback through Sky Poker’s VIP program.

Play at Sky Poker on a java platform. This makes is possible to play on any operating system as there is no download required. There is also a mobile app for iPads and iPhones.

Sky Poker only accepts players from the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Ireland, Finland and Gibraltar. All games are in the British Pounds currency.

A Personal Opinion of Sky Poker

What We do not like about Sky Poker

The player pool is very small at Sky Poker. The highest limit spread is £1/£2 so this means there are no high limit games. The software is below average and does not offer many features due to its simple java platform.

What Players are Saying About Sky Poker


“Played on many many online poker sites. Sky poker is by far the worst. And I think the poker community actually acknowledges that….”

PokerScout User


“The software is really bad, they don’t allow you to have HUDs and tournaments are often set up incorrectly or are misleading in their description.”

TrustPilot Member: Shrewdie


“as far as i know huds on there are banned.”

2+2 Member: Bertz

Sky Poker Deposits and Withdrawals

A+

Making a Deposit

Sky Poker accepts Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and PayPal for deposits.

Making a Withdrawal

Sky Poker refunds withdrawals back to the credit or debit card. This includes Maestro, Visa and Mastercard.

You can also process withdrawals using PayPal.

Notable Payment Processors
  • mastercard
  • visa
  • paypal
Deposits
  • mastercard
  • visa
  • paypal
Withdrawals

Sky Poker Bonuses

Sky Poker First Deposit Bonus

New Sky Poker players qualify for a 200% up to £500 first deposit bonus. The bonus clears at a rate of 25 Poker Points for every £1 in bonus. It releases in £10 increments. Players earn 6 Poker Points for every £1 in rake paid. This makes the bonus equal to 24% rakeback. Any bonus that is not cleared within 30 days expires.

Free Sit and Go Tickets

New players also receive four sit and go tickets. Use two £2.20 and two £3.30 sit and go tickets to enter any available table.

Sky Poker Promotions

Players that earn certain 50 Poker Points or more in a week qualify for Sky Poker Rewards. Converting points determine some returns.

  • 50-99 Poker Points – Entry to £5000 freeroll
  • 100-499 Poker Points – Entry to £5000 freeroll plus £2.20 tournament token
  • 500-999 Poker Points – 1.0p per point + to £5000 freeroll
  • 1,000-1,499 Poker Points – 1.25p per point + to £5000 freeroll
  • 1,500-1,999 Poker Points – 1.5p per point + to £5000 freeroll
  • 2,000+ Poker Points – 2.0p per point + to £5000 freeroll

Sky Poker Game Selection

Sky Poker offers four games. Texas Hold’em is available in no limit and pot limit structures. All active games are no limit. There is also Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha High/Low. Sky Poker does not bother to spread fixed limit games, even though it as an option in the lobby filter. All games offered are six-max. Full ring tables do not exist at Sky Poker except at the micro limits and nobody plays them.

Sky Poker Texas Hold’em and Omaha Games

No Limit Texas Hold’em limits start at £.02/£.04. There are small gaps between the limits. For example, there is £.04/£.08 and £.05/£.10. The next jump is £.10/£.20 to £.15/£.30. Most sites do not offer these small steps while moving up limits. This is helpful for players just starting to build a bankroll. The highest available limit is £1/£2.

There are special tables that can be featured on Sky TV poker programming. These are stickied at the top of the lobby.

There are usually a couple of Pot Limit Omaha games running with blinds of £.25/£.50 or lower. Pot Limit Omaha High/Low is tough to find, even during peak hours.

Sky Poker Tournaments

There is decent sit and go action at buyins of £2 or less. The selection becomes scarce over £5. Most sit and gos are double or nothing. This means that half of the field gets paid double the buyin, while the other half receives nothing. Most of the sit and go action is No Limit Texas Hold’em. There are a few Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha High/Low sit and gos that pop up throughout the day. Some sit and gos are TV tables. These are clearly marked in the lobby.

Multi table tournaments start every five or ten minutes. Many do not carry guaranteed prize pools. All multi table tournaments are No Limit Hold’em. The tournaments that carry guarantees are not very large. The major Sunday event has a £20,000 guarantee. The buyin to most tournaments is less than £5.

Games Offered
  • No Limit Texas Hold’em
  • Pot Limit Omaha
  • Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
  • 0.02 / 0.04
    0.04 / 0.08
    0.10 / 0.20
    0.15 / 0.30
    0.25 / 0.50
    0.40 / 0.80
    0.50 / 1
    1 / 2
  • 0.02 / 0.04
    0.04 / 0.08
    0.10 / 0.20
    0.15 / 0.30
    0.25 / 0.50
    0.40 / 0.80
    0.50 / 1
    1 / 2
  • 0.02 / 0.04
    0.04 / 0.08
    0.10 / 0.20
    0.15 / 0.30
    0.25 / 0.50
    0.40 / 0.80
    0.50 / 1
    1 / 2
Items in red bold represent limits that have games running. Limits are in $USD.

Has There Ever Been a Scandal at Sky Poker?

Sky Poker has a great reputation. It has never been involved in a scandal.

Sky Poker FAQ

What countries does Sky Poker accept?

Sky Poker accepts players from United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Ireland, Finland and Gibraltar.

What currency are games spread at Sky Poker?

All Sky Poker games are in British Pounds.

What games are available at Sky Poker?

Sky Poker spreads games of No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit Omaha High/Low.

Are there any fixed limit games at Sky Poker?

No. All games are either no limit or pot limit.

Are all games at Sky Poker six-max?

No. There are some micro limit games that are available in fixed limit but nobody plays them.

Where is Sky Poker licensed?

The United Kingdom licenses Sky Poker.

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