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History

Black Chip Poker[1] is an online poker website hosted on a .eu domain extension. Black Chip Poker is a part of the Winning Poker Network. The Winning Poker Network originally debuted as the MyPokerNetwork back in 2001. Black Chip Poker was among the first to offer 3D graphics at this time. About four years later, Black Chip Poker migrated to the Yatahay Network. Eventually, the Winning Poker Network was established in 2012.[2]

Winning Poker Network

The Winning Poker Network, also known as the WPN, is home to numerous poker websites including BlackChipPoker.eu, AmericasCardroom.eu, TruePoker.eu, YaPoker.com, and PokerKing.com.[3] The WPN is the second-largest poker network available to players from the U.S.; the WPN is the eighth-largest in the world. The WPN offers some of the largest and most varied tournaments in the industry across all stake levels. Players should have no trouble finding action; cash games have high liquidity.[4]

Software

Black Chip Poker offers a downloadable poker client for Windows and Macintosh users. The software incorporates a black and blue color scheme throughout and offers numerous features. Players can customize aspects of their playing experience from their avatars to the preset bet sliders. A few other notable features available include running it twice, player staking, and bomb-pot tables.[5] Black Chip Poker offers a mobile version of their poker room, but the games available are quite restrictive.

Mobile Devices

Players can access Black Chip Poker from their mobile devices from within their browser. No mobile download is available. Players will only be able to access Jackpot Poker, Blitz Poker, and Cyclone satellites from their mobile devices. Players will be unable to access any cash game tables or standard multi-table tournaments from their mobile devices.

Cash Game at Black Chip Poker, 2022

Cash Games

Black Chip Poker spreads a wide range of cash game types including No-Limit Hold'em, Fixed Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Stud.

Stakes offered:

  • Micro: $0.01/$0.02, $0.05/$0.10, $0.10/$0.25
  • Low: $0.25/$0.50, $0.50/$1.00
  • Medium: $1/$2, $2/$4, $3/$6
  • High: $5/$10, $10/$20, $15/$30, $25/$50
  • Nosebleed: $75/$150, $100/200

Blitz Poker

Blitz Poker is a fast-fold variant of cash game that was first available at Black Chip Poker in 2017. Blitz Poker is available at all of the various WPN websites. Blitz Poker is offered at the following stakes: $0.05/$0.10, $0.10/$0.25, $0.25/$0.50, $0.50/$1, $1/$2, $3/$6, and $5/$10. The software for Blitz Poker was revamped in 2019 following complaints of significant issues experienced on the platform. Since then, Blitz Poker has gained stability and traction.

Tournaments

Black Chip Poker, along with all of the poker rooms on the WPN, offer a wide variety of tournaments. Tournaments offered include multi-table tournaments, sit and goes, and Jackpot Poker.

Tournament Lobby at Black Chip Poker, 2022

Multi-Table Tournaments

Black Chip Poker offers a wide range of multi-table tournaments. Multi-Table Tournaments are available at multiple buy-in levels; buy-ins normally range from $0.10 up to $215. Black Chip Poker regularly offers big buy-in special events and satellites to play in live events. Large tournaments at Black Chip Poker run with great regularity across all buy-in levels.

Sit and Goes

Black Chip Poker has a wide variety of sit and goes available across all buy-in levels. Buy-ins start as low as $0.55 and go up to $212. Multiple table sizes are available including 10-max, 9-max, 8-max, 6-max, and heads up(2-max).

Jackpot Poker

Jackpot Poker Lobby at Black Chip Poker, 2022

Jackpot Poker is a 3-player sit and go variant that awards a multiplier as the prize pool. The prize pool multiplier awarded can be as small as 2x the buy-in with the largest jackpot being 2,500x the buy-in. Jackpot Poker incorporates a winner-take-all payout structure unless one of the three jackpot multipliers is awarded.[6] Black Chip Poker also offers a version of Jackpot Poker featuring a potential $1,000,000 jackpot.

  • Jackpot Poker Buy-ins
    • $2, $10, $25, $40
  • $1,000,000 Jackpot Poker Buy-ins
    • $5, $15, $50

Bonuses and Rakeback

Rakeback Summary at Black Chip Poker

Black Chip Poker offers a 100% sign-up bonus up to a maximum of $2,000. The bonus is released at a rate of $1 for every 27.5 points earned. Players will receive 5.5 points for every dollar spent on cash game rake or tournament fees.

Black Chip Poker offers 27% in flat rakeback as well as an Elite Benefits VIP program. Players can choose between the rakeback account or the Elite Benefits VIP program. Players that decide on the rakeback account can still utilize the sign-up bonus; the bonus will be deducted from the rakeback total. Only the highest-volume players who generate over $1,500 in rake per month will receive more through the Elite Benefits VIP program.[7] Black Chip Poker calculates rakeback in its cash games using the weighted contributed model.

Cashier

Black Chip Poker offers players a wide range of deposit and withdrawal options. Below, you will find a list of accepted deposit methods, along with their respective limits:

  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum – Min: $10, Max: $25,000
  • Alternative Cryptocurrencies – Min: $50, Max: $4,500
  • Credit Card – Limits Vary
  • Money Transfer – Min: $50, Max: $500
  • E-Wallets(non-USA) – Min: $10, Max: $25,000
  • Bank Deposits(Only Canada) – Min: $25, Max $2,500

Black Chip Poker offers many of the same methods for both deposits and withdrawals. Below, you will find a list of withdrawal options available for players, along with their respective limits:

  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum – Min: $10, Max: $25,000
  • Alternative Cryptocurrencies – Min: $50, Max: $4,500
  • Check – Min: $100, Max: $3,000
  • Money Transfer – Min: $100, Max: $350
  • E-Wallets(non-USA) – Min: $10, Max: $5,000

Prohibited Jurisdictions

Black Chip Poker is unavailable to players from the following Countries and US states:

  • Prohibited Countries
    • Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Martinique, Reunion, Guadeloupe
  • Prohibited US States
    • Kentucky, Maryland, Louisiana, Delaware, Washington State, New Jersey, Nevada

Black Chip Poker accepts players from Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, and Guam.

External References

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