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Name: VC Poker
Software: Entraction
Established: 1946
Licensed in: Gibraltar
Minimum Deposit: $20
Bonus: 100% up to $1000 Bonus
Flash Software (No-Download): No





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VC Poker Review
VC Poker is a part of the Victor Chandler group of businesses; one of the world’s leading independent bookmaking and gaming groups with offices in London, Gibraltar and the Far East. Victor Chandler has been steadily growing since its inception in 1946 offering a wide range of gaming products tailored to individual markets. Their main brand is VC offering online casino, sports betting and poker services. VC provides gaming services to 160 different countries in 12 languages. Unfortunately, the U.S. is not counted as one of the 160 countries that they do offer services to. The majority of their business comes from their European customer base.

The quality of the software at VC Poker is quite good, which shouldn’t come as a surprise from a member of the Entraction Network. Their service runs quite smoothly and everything is designed in a very logical manner so it is easy for the user to become accustomed. Their security, of course, is flawless.

As VC is primarily known for its sports betting and casino services, you will find a tremendous percentage of wild casino gamblers and sports betters roaming the rooms being very loose with their money. These players make for a very comfortable playing atmosphere and offer the experienced player an excellent opportunity to make money.

The Action
Sports betters and online gamblers inundate the VC Poker room from the VC sports betting and casino sites. This is exactly the type of action that one wants to see. The viewed flop percentages on the VC Poker tables are high and the play is pretty wild well into the middle stake levels. VC Poker offers a fairly wide range of different stake levels from $0.05/$0.10 up to $50/$100. The game selection at VC Poker is pretty good. Most of the traffic on the Entraction Network, and therefore on VC Poker, revolves around the Texas Hold’em tables. What can be said, Texas Hold’em is the game of choice for most people. All of the games offered on VC Poker, can be played in the usual betting structures of Limit, No-Limit and Pot Limit. In addition to the standard fair, VC Poker offers Badugi which has proven to be surprisingly popular.

The poker games offered at VC Poker include:

• Texas Hold’em
• Omaha
• Omaha Hi/Lo
• 7 Card Stud
• 5 Card Stud
• Badugi

Offering both Entraction Network tournaments and exclusive tournaments, VC Poker is host to a decent tournament schedule. VC Poker offers just about every kind of tournament available in the industry and you can be sure to find a new tourney up and running every 5 minutes or so.

VC Poker offers an excellent selection of Sit & Go tournaments. Their Sit & Go tournaments are available with tables of 10 seats, 6 seats and heads-up tables and offered in either Standard, Speed and Extended Blind formats. Buy-ins for VC Poker Sit & Go tournaments range from $0.10 all the way up to $1,000. In addition to their regular Sit & Go’s, VC Poker offers Progressive Sit & Go Jackpot tournaments with jackpots beginning between $2,000 and $50,000 and sometimes reaching payouts well into the hundreds of thousands. VC Poker’s progressive jackpot Sit & Go’s are available in tables of 12 seats, 10 seats and 6 seats depending upon which of the jackpot Sit & Go tournaments you choose to play.

VC Poker offers a comprehensive multi table tournament schedule with over $12,500,000 in tournament guarantees and freeroll payouts. There are major guarantee tournaments running both daily; $10K and $20K guaranteed tournaments; and weekly; $100K Fridays, $50K Saturdays and their massive $250K each Sunday. VC Poker also has a great freeroll schedule that offers an astounding $20,000 in monthly cash prizes.

If live tournaments are your thing, then you will be happy to hear that VC Poker has regularly running qualifiers to all of the big live tournaments around the world; including, the Irish Open, the Aussie Millions and of course the World Series of Poker.

For The Beginner
It is a mystery as to why many poker sites advertise a “poker school” when all that they offer are a couple of “How To” articles, a glossary of poker terms and a couple of rudimentary strategy articles. “School” implies classes, instructors and a library of resource material whether it be audio, video or written. As you must have already guessed, the VC Poker “poker school” won’t be annexed by Oxford University any time soon. The VC Poker “poker school” offers no classes, no audio library, no video library, no podcasts; it is very much a no more pencils, no more books no more teachers’ dirty looks type of flavor.

What they do offer are very basic “how to” articles for Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 5 card stud and 7 card stud, as well as one very simple strategy article that accompanies each one of the four types of poker that they provide instruction for. Aside from that, they have a glossary of poker terms, poker hand rankings and that is about it.

Things aren’t all gloom and doom. There are plenty of micro limit games running with very loose players so beginners can get in on some real betting games without worrying about losing their shirts. The reality of the situation is that “poker schools” are not the “be all and end all” as regards whether a site is good for beginners. The truth is that VC Poker offers a fair playing environment for beginners and the internet is home to millions of poker articles geared to the novice player if that is what you require.

Software Graphics and Features
The VC Poker client offers all of the industry standard features and Entraction releases new features all the time and list them in the VC Poker website under Support/New Client Features from their Home page. The table layout is extremely clean and has rather large buttons so that you can execute your actions quickly. VC Poker also offers a slide bar to increase of decrease your bet as well as predefined bets ( 2x, 3x, Pot and All-In). Players may play on up to five tables simultaneously on VC Poker and a mini-view function is offered that changes the sizes of the tables so that they all fit on one screen.

• Clean graphics
• Smooth play
• 4 card colors
• Multiple Avatar options
• Supports 5 table simultaneous play
• Buddy list
• Player history
• Player notes
• Last Hand feature

VC Poker offers a great deposit bonus and some nice promotions for their new players. VC Poker will meet their new member’s initial deposit with a 100% sign-up bonus up to $1000. The sign up bonus is released at the rate of $5 for every 300 Action Points accrued in real money cash games and tournaments.

In addition to their sign-up bonuses, VC Poker also offers new players the opportunity to play in one of their $1,000 New Player Freerolls and to win money in their New Player Leaderboards promotion. Upon making a first deposit, new players receive a token (redeemable for up to 30 days) to one of the bi-monthly runnings of the $1,000 New Player Freerolls. With the first deposit also comes the opportunity to earn extra money in VC Poker’s New Player Leaderboard promotion where, for 13 weeks, players will have the opportunity to earn additional cash by finishing at the top of the New Player Leaderboard.

All new real money players to VC Poker are automatically enrolled in their VIP program at the entry level of “Garnet.” Players climb the VIP levels as they generate Action Points playing in real money ring games and tournaments. Action Points are accrued in ring games at a staggered rate defined by the rake taken per hand; with .5 Action Points awarded per hand when $0.01-$0.10 is raked and 34 Action Points awarded per hand when over $3 is raked. One’s VIP level is determined at the 1st of each month where the monthly Action Points average is calculated according to the previous 3 months. Each VIP level offers rewards to players; the higher the VIP level, the better the rewards.

Action Points can be used to:

• Purchase a variety of excellent products; including, apparel, electronics, books and more.
• Gain entry into a variety of different VC Poker tournaments.

In addition to Action Points and VIP rewards, VC Poker offers a whole host of promotions including:

• Beat Victor Challenge Part II- Be one of thirty players to play a Live Final in Spain for a share of the $100,000 prize pool as well as a shot to play the Chairman of The Board, Victor Chandler, heads-up for a further $55,000 in prize money.
• Bad Beat Bonanza- Lose holding Aces Full of Kings in any real money Texas Hold’em ring game and win a bonus cash payment of 100 times the small blind of the table for a maximum of $1,500.
• Royal Flush Fortune- “Simply” hit a Royal Flush in any real money Texas Hold’em ring game and win a bonus cash payment of 50 times the small blind of the table for a maximum of $1,000.
• Grosvenor UK Poker Tour- Play for the chance to win an all expense paid trip worth £1,800 to the Walsall leg of the 2010 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour.
• ECPoker Tour Barcelona- Play for the chance to win an all expense paid trip worth €4,800 to the 2010 ECPoker Tour Barcelona.
• The Irish Open 2010- Play for the chance to win an all expense paid trip worth $7,200 to the 2010 Irish Open Main Event.
• Fort Knox $50,000 Jackpot- Win six consecutive six-player Fort Knox Sit & Go tournaments and claim the Fort Knox Jackpot. The jackpot begins at $50,000 and increases by $10,000 per week until a player succeeds in claiming it.
• Maui Jackpot- Win in five Maui jackpot Sit & Go tournaments in a row and claim the Maui Jackpot. The jackpot starts at $15,000 and increases by $3,500 per week until the jackpot is finally claimed by a lucky player.
• Rio Jackpot- Win in six consecutive Rio Sit & Go tournaments and claim the Rio Jackpot. The jackpot starts at $25,000 and increases by $10,000 per week until a player succeeds in claiming it.
• Dirty Dozen- Win in four consecutive 12-player Dirty Dozen Sit & Go tournaments and claim the $2,000 Dirty Dozen Jackpot.

Having been in the betting and gaming industry for well over half a century, Victor Chandler certainly understands the importance of customer support. VC Poker offers their clients a fantastic customer service department with all of the accepted avenues of communication available; including, 24/7 telephone support, live chat support and email support in addition to an excellent system of FAQ’s. VC Poker’s support team is exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly and capable of handling any service issue that might confront them.
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