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Red Kings Poker

Red Kings Poker is the site you should be playing at in you love free poker money. The site offers a 200% match up to an amount of €1,000 welcome bonus, gives away $2,000 each week in rake races, shoves instant rewards at players and pays out cash when a player is dealt pocket red kings. The prize pools in selected Sit n Go games have added money and players can qualify through undersubscribed Red Kings satellites for some of the most valuable live poker tournaments in Europe.

A Short Introduction to Red Kings

Red Kings Poker is a Cyprus registered online poker site which launched in 2006 and operates on the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). In addition to poker, Red Kings offers a casino and sports book. The site is licensed in both Malta and Gibraltar and regulated in the UK. Red Kings Poker has developed a reputation for integrity and security, and publishes its audited “Fairness Reports” on its web site for all to see.

Red Kings Poker is one of the most accessible online poker sites in the world – offering players the choice of a Windows poker download, a Mac poker download, an Instant Play option and mobile apps that are compatible with iOS and Android devices, and which offer a full range of cash and Sit n Go games (including the site´s fast-fold poker game “Strobe Poker”).

Red Kings Poker Bonus

Red Kings offers six different bonuses to suit players of all bankrolls. The table below shows the bonuses, which Red Kings Poker bonus codes to use, the clearing requirements and how long players have in which to redeem each of the bonuses. Please note that you must clear the full “Lump Sum Bonuses” within the allowed time to receive any of the bonus amount.

Red Kings Poker Bonus Code Amount up to $ per Points Type Qualifying Period
Hearts250 $250.00 $10.00 / 120 Points Incremental 90 days
Diamonds500 $500.00 $50.00 / 500 Points Incremental 55 days
Kings1000 $1,000.00 $100.00 / 900 Points Incremental 40 days
Kingsize1250 $1,250.00 12,250 Points Lump Sum 30 days
Kingsize2000 $2,000.00 18,000 Points Lump Sum 30 days
Kingsize2500 $2,500.00 20,000 Points Lump Sum 21 days

Clearing the Poker Bonus

The Red Kings Poker bonus is cleared by earning points for paying a fee to enter a tournament or Sit n Go game or for contributing to the rake deducted from ring games. Players are awarded a straightforward 3.6 points per dollar when they pay a fee to enter a tournament or Sit n Go game, but the method of point distribution in ring games is particularly convoluted.

Points are awarded in ring games according to the stakes you are playing at, the size of the pot and the “individual relationship” of the players involved in the game. As a guide, one Player Point is shared among those who have contributed to a ring game pot for each $6.15 in the pot.

Fractions of points will be shared out once the pot reaches a certain amount (i.e. in micro-stakes games there has to be at least $0.20 in the pot before any points are awarded) and a player´s share of the awarded points can be adjusted according to whether they are playing against a table full of newbies or up against more experienced players (a notable advantage for new players at Red Kings Poker to help them clear the bonus faster).

Red Kings Poker Software & Compatibility

As mentioned in our “Introduction to Red Kings”, the site provides a native poker client for Windows and Mac and an “Instant Play” version of the software for players on shared computers. If you have not played at an Microgaming Network site before, the software is easy to install and navigate, and fairly light on your computer´s resources.

Red Kings Poker Download for Windows for Macintosh
System Requirements Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows XP Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.4 Mac OS X 10.7+
Processor 1GHz Pentium 2GHz Pentium 1GHz G3 2GHz G3
Memory 512MB RAM 1GB RAM 512MB RAM 1GB RAM
Disc Space 20MB 60MB 40MB 80MB
Screen Resolution 800×600 1024×768 800×600 1024×768

You will need to have Java installed on your computer to take advantage of the “Instant Play” version of the Red Kings Poker software which, although not as good graphically as the full Red Kings Poker download, provides access to the full range of games. Only cash games and Sit n Go games are available through the mobile apps for Android and iOS devices, but both apps provide particularly good graphics and gameplay experience.

Poker Games and Tournaments

If you are playing poker on the downloadable Red Kings software, you will get access to the site´s full range of poker games and tournaments. Cash games include NL Hold´em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo and 5 Card Stud, and – unusually for a relatively small network – the site also schedules tournaments in Omaha and Stud (and they are often well attended).

The tournament schedule also includes a good number of freeroll events and tournaments with low buy-ins, while the feature tournament each week is a $15,000 guarantee “ChampionChip” event. Watch out too for the regular “Fishmarket” $10,000 guaranteed tournament – which offers a stack of additional prizes – and satellites for “Grand Live” live poker events, which are frequently undersubscribed and represent additional value to players who qualify through them

Poker Rewards and Promotions

Red Kings Poker claims to have the most rewarding poker loyalty program online today, and although we did not have a full opportunity to put the claim fully to the test while compiling this Red Kings Poker review, we were pretty impressed with the “Level Up” bonuses for achieving higher statuses and the fact that players would be rewarded with entries into “Live Grand” events for maintaining a relatively low status level for a year.

What we particularly liked about the promotions at Red Kings Poker is that they remain fairly constant. Some players like change, but others resent having to read through pages of terms and conditions each week to find out what they have to do to qualify for a promotion. Consequently we can be pretty confident that the next time we log into our Red Kings account we will still be able to compete in the weekly rake race, pick up an instant cash award for winning a hand with selected cards, get paid for being dealt a pair of red kings, or play in Sit n Go games with added prize money.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options

There are plenty of deposit and withdrawal options available at Red Kings Poker, including MasterCard and Visa, Moneybookers and Skrill, Click2Pay and UKash/Paysafe. If you have access to account that is maintained in US dollars, it would probably be more beneficial to you to deposit using that source, as all the games are played in US dollars and you don´t want to be stuck with currency exchange fees or currency fluctuations.

All withdrawal requests are processed as soon as they are received and usually sent back to the source that was used to deposit into your Red Kings account. You can opt to receive your winnings via bank transfer, but minimum limits apply and there may be a charge depending on the amount you wish to withdraw. Under its licensing and regulation terms, Red Kings keeps players fund separate from its own operational accounts.

Red Kings Poker – Review Summary

Red Kings Poker is a decent online poker room to play at, offering a wide choice of poker games, plenty of traffic throughout most of the day and a sportsbook and casino to fill the rare times when you may be waiting for a tournament to start or a Sit n Go table to fill. The range of first deposit bonuses and themed promotions suit appeal to players with practically every type of bankroll.

We believe that Red Kings is a good venue for both novice and experienced players. The standard of play is fairly loose at the lower stakes, but improves as the prizes get more valuable. Players of all standards will benefit from the Instant Rewards promotion, while there are few better sites through which to qualify for live poker events.