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Global Poker Review

Global Poker

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Global Poker’s push to the forefront began early in 2017. Since then, Global Poker has emerged as one of the few alternatives for players living outside New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.

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Global Poker, at a glance

What will you find when you login to Global Poker? Here’s a quick look:

Traffic

At any given moment, there are at least 100 tables playing on the site. For players who want Texas hold’em action, they can always find a game. Omaha players have a more limited selection, but will be able to find a seat most of the time.

Depth of game selection

Current offerings are limited to no-limit hold’em, fixed limit hold’em, and pot-limit Omaha. There is no indication that any other variants are forthcoming on the site.

Software

The online software presentation is slick and intuitive. There are many different colors, avatars, and options available for players. The format of the site mirrors many internet browsers, with tabs that are easily switched between or closed.

There is, however, no mobile app associated with Global Poker. In fact, the Global Poker app on the Apple Store is for another company.

Customer support

The main point of contact for players is through email. The support email is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

However, the only other way to contact the site is through Facebook. The site does not publish a telephone number or have a live chat function.

Promotional value

Global Poker offers players several leaderboards and other giveaways to promote the site. For instance, its promotion in the month of December is giving out Sweeps Cash every day until Christmas Eve.

However, the site is still in its infancy, and there are scant promotions beyond the main three. Due to the unique format of the site, rakeback is unlikely to ever be offered.

Global Poker software and mobile

Global Poker uses a proprietary software package that is entirely web-based for computer users.

Much of the functionality mirrors browser technology, with each click opening new tabs along the top of the interface. Players can select tabs as easily as they would in Chrome or Internet Explorer.

As such, there is no mobile application for Global Poker. In fact, another company has an app called Global Poker in the App Store.

Games offered at Global Poker

Global Poker offers players:

  • No-limit hold’em
  • Fixed limit hold’em
  • Pot-limit Omaha

Each of these options is available in:

  • Cash games
  • Sit-n-go tournaments
  • Scheduled multi-table tournaments

Game traffic is far more prevalent on the Sweeps Cash side of the site. Read on to learn more about the site’s currency.

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Banking

The secret to Global Poker’s legality is its unique currency systems. Players buy Gold Coins to play on one side of the site, in games that are restricted to this currency system.

However, each Gold Coin purchase also rewards players with another currency called Sweeps Cash. Sweeps Cash can be used for its own games and tournaments, but more importantly, can be converted into actual cash and withdrawn.

Withdrawals go to PayPal, making the withdrawal process extremely easy for players.

Player rewards/promotions

Global Poker has an active promotional department that rewards players with Sweeps Cash often. New players are awarded 5,000 Gold Coins and $2 in Sweeps Cash just for signing up.

However, access to the site’s promotions is limited until players fulfill the associated challenges, which are usually completed by seeing a required number of flops.

There are three different permanent promotions on the site:

  • Global Poker Bonanza
  • The Weekend Gold Coin Challenge
  • Gold Rush

Global Poker Bonanza

Each week, Global Poker awards $8,500 in near-freerolls to frequent players.

The main tournament is a weekly $0.11 buy-in tournament with $5,000 guaranteed in the prize pool. Players can qualify for these Sunday tournaments by playing 500 flops over the course of the week.

For players who can’t manage the 500 flops, Global Poker also offers Daily $500 Bonanza tournaments. Every player who sees 50 flops in a day can buy into these daily tournaments for $0.11.

The best part about these tournaments is that both currency systems count towards qualification. In other words, you can play in gold coin games exclusively and still qualify for a chance at Sweeps Cash and thus, real-money winnings.

The Weekend Gold Coin Challenge

If players can see 200 flops in Gold Coin games during a week, they can unlock tournaments.

Players who compete in these tournaments are awarded leaderboard points based upon their placement in the tournament results. The top five players on the leaderboard each week will win up to $500 in Sweeps Cash.

Gold Rush

The Gold Rush promotion offers players three different leaderboards upon which they can compete for extra gold coins. Each day, Global Poker will give out 100,000 Gold Coins. At the end of every week, 500,000 Gold Coins will go to player accounts. Finally, 2,500,000 Gold Coins are promised to players at the end of every month.

The winner of each leaderboard receives 20 percent of the prize pool. So, players can win up to 20,000, 100,000, or 500,000 Gold Coins on the daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards, respectively.

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Customer support

Customer support is available at [email protected] 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The site also maintains an active Facebook page, and usually replies to messages within a day.

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a customer service phone line available at this time.

Security

Global Poker employs the Mersenne Twister for its random number generation. RNGs function by running an algorithm to generate outcomes. Eventually, however, these programs will repeat themselves, and the number of outcomes it takes the algorithm to repeat is called its period.

Skilled hackers can determine the period of these generators, and can then predict outcomes. Fortunately, at Global Poker, randomness is further achieved by implementing background cycling, which causes the algorithm to skip certain outcomes and makes the sequence of numbers harder to predict.

Global Poker FAQ

How long does it take to verify documents for cashing out winnings?

Verification typically takes five days to process. After that, winnings will take an additional five days. Thankfully, verification only takes place on the first withdrawal.

What documents are required for verification?

  • Government-issued ID – driver’s license, passport, etc.
  • Proof of residence – utility bill, bank statement, etc.

What is the minimum amount of Sweeps Cash to cash out?

Players must have at least $50 Sweeps Cash to withdraw to Paypal. There is no maximum limit on cashouts.

Global Poker Review
  • Software
  • Player Pool
  • Promotions
  • Safety & Security

Summary

Global Poker uses an innovative approach to its poker economy and is growing as one of the main places for US poker players to play online poker for real money. However, the site is still young, and has some areas where it needs to grow to compete.

Still, the site is an enticing option for players who don’t live in Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, or (soon) Pennsylvania. The sweepstakes model is a bit difficult to comprehend, but some players may find great success here.

4.3

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