32Red Poker is one of the largest sites on the Microgaming Poker network, where customers can choose from a wide range of the most popular poker games, claim some generous bonuses when signing up and take advantage of some excellent repeat promotions for regular players.
They are a major part of the 32Red business, which consists of an online casino, bingo site, games arcade and sportsbook, all of which are run from their head office in Gibraltar by a small team of around 40 staff, headed by a former Managing Director of Ladbrokes International.
The 32Red Poker site is presented in the dark red colours used across the business and potential signups will first see details of the current welcome bonus, with quick links to get playing quickly, plus a useful tournament schedule and news page. It is a good looking, easy to navigate set up, designed to help people join up with the minimum of fuss. Portable devices are not currently supported.
32Red are one of the leading partners in the Microgaming Poker network which pays more than 3 million Euros in monthly guaranteed tournaments and has some 500,000 registered players, with 10,000 to 15,000 online at peak hours. Unlike most poker software, the games can be played either by downloading software or No Limit Holdem can be played online, with no need to download anything first. All of the most widely played poker styles are available for download including:
Each one is accessed via an easy to use lobby area. Being such a large network means that there are always a huge range of games to join at various prices, with plenty of cash tables, scheduled and Sit and Go tournaments to choose from.
The tables are very clearly presented, with smooth, stable graphics and can be highly customised to suit each players own preferences, with the option of using an avatar, displaying statistics and hand history, sound effects or chat. It's possible to play up to seven tables at one time, letting more experienced users enjoy faster action against multiple competitors.
32Red features anonymous tables where players can take part without needing to reveal their identities, allowing each user to just use their skills without knowing if they are playing against a complete newcomer or professional poker player. Another popular game, unique to this network, is Blaze Poker which lets competitors enjoy fast paced games as they are part of a large pool of players where each one can fold immediately and move on to another table. Unusually, for a site mainly used by customers from the UK, most games are played in Euros, with just a few in Pounds or Dollars, although due to US laws, 32Red Poker cannot be accessed by US residents.
There is a detailed Poker School here, which introduces the various types of the game, explaining how they differ, as well as some information on history, poker craft, hand ranking, tips and strategies. A blog keeps customers informed about the latest poker news, discussions and further advice on how to get the most out of playing.
Promotions at poker sites tend to be quite generous and 32Red is no exception, with both new customers and returning clients able to claim a range of bonuses, loyalty points and cashback deals.
The introductory benefits for anyone signing up to 32Red vary occasionally in the details, but will normally include a welcome bonus that increases the more poker is played during the first month of membership, plus entry to exclusive freeroll tournaments. To maximise the bonus, players need to collect Redbacks, which is the name given to their loyalty points, and the more Redbacks earned during this period, the bigger the eventual reward will be. Players must wait until the end of this time before seeing any of the bonus.
Redbacks are also earned by regular customers at the rate of 30 for every $1 in rake generated or tournament fees paid, with 100 points being converted into $1 in playing chips. This is a very good conversion rate, equivalent to a 30% rakeback, which can quickly add up to a significant sum. The playing chips accumulated using Redbacks can be redeemed at cash tables and certain tournaments. Additional offers can vary, with surprise bonuses, free player chips for tournament leaders and special jackpot side games, which players opt into and can win a share of the prize even if they are not currently playing.
Although based in Gibraltar, 32Red are very much a British company, so the deposit options are aimed at UK players. Most credit and debit cards, prepaid vouchers and e-wallets are welcomed here, with both deposits and withdrawals processed very quickly. If possible, withdrawals are returned to the same method or card used to make the last deposit. Unlike many operators using this poker network, the banking facilities are managed in-house using 128-bit SSL security systems to ensure that all transactions are carried out safely and securely and that all customer's details are protected.
32Red Poker software may not be the most feature packed, but it runs very well and is not complicated to install. The Microgaming network has lots of traffic, so players can always find a good selection of games and a wide range of prices, while tournaments start every few minutes with some impressive guaranteed jackpots to be won.
While the new customer bonus can get quite high, players need to wait until they have accumulated loyalty points over the first 30 days of play before anything can be claimed, which may not suit some people but the Redbacks scheme can reward consistent users with a generous number of free chips.
|Range of games, tables and buy-ins.|
|Redbacks scheme for regular players.|
|Excellent customer support.|
|30 day wait to claim signup bonus.|
|Few international players.|
|License Number: 39430|
|Registration Number: 23|
Edward Ware is the current chief executive of 32Red who prior to his appointment worked as managing director of Ladbrokes International for 14 years.