Red Kings are fast growing online poker site that are quickly catching up with the other big names in poker thanks to their aggressive marketing strategy. Red Kings is owned by holding company RK Operation and their customer service base is in Cyprus. Their online poker software is powered by the Ongame Network and they have a white label Poker License issued by the Gibraltar Government, and they are regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.
They’re a trustworthy site and use Sun Microsystems’s Secure Random function for Java to ensure that the cards are dealt completely randomly and their shuffle is audited by respected online gaming auditor eCOGRA.
As part of the Ongame Network of poker sites, they have access to the 5th biggest online player pool in the world and that can see up to 3,500 cash game players online at a time.
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Poker Site Profile
- US Players: No
- Promo code: THO1500
- Founded: 2006
- Software: Ongame
- Updated: 09/07/2012
- Mac version: Yes
- Min. deposit: $10
- Sign up bonus: $1500
- Support : email@example.com
RedKings Poker Software
While their website may not be the flashiest in online poker, the fact that Red Kings use the Ongame software platform means that if you play there, you’ll be playing on a very popular platform that has stood the test of time. Though they’re not the most innovative or the quickest with updates the software is among the most stable clients out there and you’ll never have difficulties with disconnections and other bugs or irregularities. It is solid, without being spectacular and it features all of the important options that have become commonplace in online poker like re-sizable tables and auto-top up, as well as being available in 17 languages. The lobby is easy enough to find your way around and the quick seat option is handy for getting into games quickly, as is the display at the bottom which shows your VIP status and Player Point totals. One criticism we do have is that the game play at the tables is a little ‘cartoony’ and the lack of dedicated short-handed tables which mean players are scattered all around the table during 6-max games.
Red Kings on Linux and Macs
Red Kings is one of the better sites for Mac and Linux users. The instant play version of the software runs within your internet browser, so you’ll have no problem playing on a Mac or any machine that can run Java. As well as the instant play option, Red Kings have a client specifically for Mac users that can be downloaded and installed, and it works with the popular tracking software packages like Holdem Manager and Poker Tracker
RedKings Poker Promotions
Red Kings do things a little bit differently when it comes to signup bonuses and their unique approach is one reason why they’re attracting lots of new players. They let you choose your own bonus when signing up. They offer a 100% match on your deposit and the amount can be anything from $250 up to $1000, which is one of the biggest amounts offered at any site. However with the bonus code THO1500 (exclusive to TexasHoldemOnline.com) you can claim a 100% up to $1500 deposit bonus.
The bonuses they offer come in two varieties, incremental and lump sum. With the incremental bonus you get a little bit released into you account at a time, whereas with the lump sum bonus you get it all when you’ve accumulated the total amount of Player Points needed to release the full amount. You need less points to clear the lump sum bonuses, but it’s an all or nothing situation. If you don’t accrue all of the points you need in the given time frame, they won’t give you any of it. As an example, the incremental $250 bonus is put into your player account at a rate of $10 per 120 player points that you generate from real money play and you’ll get 3.6 player points per dollar you pay in rake and you have 90 days to get through the whole bonus. The smallest lump sum bonus is $1250 and requires you to accumulate a total of 12,500 points and you have 30 days to clear it.
Once you’re an established player at Red King the VIP system gives you access to all sorts of rewards from cash back and bonuses using your Player Points to exclusive live event offers.
Red Kings Deposits and Withdrawals
Red Kings are fairly narrow in the number of deposit and withdrawal options that they offer, but nonetheless they should cater to most people. They take credit cards, eWallets like Neteller and Skrill, cheques, and bank transfers. Also, when withdrawing they usually insist that you withdraw via the same method which you used to fund your account. On the plus side, cashout times are usually pretty quick.
Overview of the Games at Red Kings
Red Kings offer a wide range of poker variants and have good traffic for almost all of them. No Limit Holdem is the king of poker variants and has been for a long time, so naturally most of the players at Red Kings play Holdem tournaments and cash games and because Red Kings is a member of a huge poker network that pool their players together, there’s always going to be games running no matter what the time of day. In fact they have guaranteed prize pools running around the clock to suit their customers in various different time-zones.
The highlight on the tournament calendar at Red Kings is known as the ChampionChip and it takes place on Sundays at 18:00 (CET) and comes with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool for a buy in of just $200.
Aside from Holdem, Red Kings also offers Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud hi/lo, and Five Card Draw. Be warned though that the Five Card Draw Tables are usually pretty quiet.
RedKings Poker Summary
They’re one of the fastest growing poker rooms on the Ongame Network and their novel bonus structure is one that other poker rooms are beginning to copy. Aside from having a limited selection of deposit and withdrawal methods there aren’t really many better places to play on Ongame and the fact that you can use your poker balance at the Red Kings Casino and the sports betting site Bet Red Kings makes playing there even more attractive.
- High fish ratio at cash tables.
- ChampionChip $200,000 MTT.
- VIP promotions for all players.
- $1500 bonus with code THO1500.
- Downloadable client for MAC users.
- Not too many deposit and withdrawal methods.
Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Visa, Mastercard, WebMoney, Click2Pay, ClickAndBuy, Paysafecard, Ukash, Maestro,
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