GGPoker Review 2021

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Either $100 in cash and free tickets, or a 100% matched bonus up to $600.

9.48
Casino rating
9.35
Poker rating
9.5
Reviewed by
Kathleen M.

Cryptocurrency Writer

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In this 2021 GG Poker review, I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned after hours of researching and interacting with the site.

You will find all the features, pros and cons, and many screenshots.

Most importantly, you’ll discover my honest opinion on GG Poker.

Feel free to skip directly to sections that interest you.

Let’s go!
 


GG Poker Review - Homepage


 

1. Key Takeaways 

I understand you may not have enough time to read my full GG Poker review, so here is an actionable summary to help you.
 

Pros of GGPoker

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Excellent reputation.
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There are no complaints against this casino at the time of writing this article
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Provably fair.
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Random Number Generator is certified by BMM Testlabs
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Exclusive poker games.
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All-In or Fold, Spin & Gold, Rush & Cash, Flip & Go
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Casino Games for everyone.
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Over 1000 casino games including slots and Live Casino
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GG Poker mobile app.
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Available for iOS or Android
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Unique features.
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Features not found at other casinos like SnapCam, Pokercraft, and more.

 

Cons of GGPoker

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No anonymous play.
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KYC is required for withdrawals
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No sportsbook.
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But with such an array of poker games available, you may not miss having a sportsbook.

 
 

2. Background

Year founded: 
2014

Owner: 
GG International Limited

Licence(s): 
Curaçao
United Kingdom
Isle of man

Cryptocurrencies: 
BTC
USDT

Languages: 
English
Spanish
Russian
French
German
Portuguese
Polish
Turkish
Latvian
Estonian
Indonesian
Vietnamese
Chinese(Mandarin)
Japanese
Thai

 

 
 

3. Reputation 10.0/10

GG Poker License

GG Poker has a license from the UK Gambling Commission and has an Isle of Man Gaming License. This is impressive since most gambling sites are only licensed in Curacao.
 

Security Features

You are protected by an SSL certificate as well as two-factor authentication at GG Poker. The site can immediately determine where you are located and fills that in when you register. 

You can also create a stronger password in the security tab in your account as well as a fund password for withdrawing funds. Overall the security of this site is excellent.
 

Reputation of Owners

So is GG Poker legit? Well, GG International has been around since 2000, and they have a tremendous amount of experience. They are a Gaming Labs Certified company and they have a great reputation. Seems legit to me.

Games are provably fair with their Random Number Generator certified by BMM Testlabs. BMM Testlabs has been in the industry for 30 years, so they can most certainly be trusted.

This site has well-known names as Brand Ambassadors, like Daniel Negreanu, Dan “Blitz” Bilzerian, Bertrand “ElkY” Gospellier, Fedor Holz, and many more. Those names alone should tell you much about the reputation of this company.
 

Complaints Received

I wasn’t able to find any complaints about GG International Limited or, specifically, about GG Poker at the time of this writing. I don’t know about you, but I am very impressed overall with the reputation of this company.
 
 

4. Prohibited Countries

Before I move forward with the essence of my GG Poker review, make sure you don’t play on this platform if you reside in one of the following countries:
 

AF Afghanistan
DZ Algeria
AO Angola
BH Bahrain
CU Cuba
CW Curaçao
ER Eritrea
ET Ethiopia
IR Iran
IQ Iraq
IL Israel
LY Libya
MR Mauritania
NF Norfolk Island
KP North Korea
OM Oman
PK Pakistan
RW Rwanda
SA Saudi Arabia
SO Somalia
SS South Sudan
SD Sudan
SY Syria
TN Tunisia
US United States
YE Yemen


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Furthermore, you must acknowledge that you are at least 18 and fully comply with any laws or regulations applicable to your own country or state.
 
 

5. Casino Features 9.0/10

There are many, many casino games available for your gaming enjoyment in several categories. I started counting and gave up, but I am going to guess that there are over 1000 games including:

  • Slots
  • Table games
  • Jackpot games
  • Race
  • Megaways
  • Drops & Wins
  • Jewels Jackpot

GG Poker offers over $1,260,000 in prizes every month with their various promotions and jackpot games! If you want to win big, try your luck here.
 

Slots


GG Poker Review - Slots


Take a chance at winning part of the $41,000 in daily winnings when you play slots at GG Poker. Add a little extra excitement by playing Drops & Wins like Mustang Gold and Hot Fiesta, or increase your ways to win with Megaways like Dragon Match Megaways or Pirate’s Plenty Megaways.
 

Casino Games


GG Poker Review - Casino


There are plenty of new games featured at GG Poker. Here are a few of them:

  • Fruit Party
  • Sweet Bonanza
  • Gates of Olympus
  • Super Wolf
  • The Dog House Megaways
  • John Hunter and The Book of Tut
  • Wild, Wild Riches
  • Chilli Heat

 

Live Casino

You’ll also find a nice assortment of live casino games at GG Poker.

Choose from:

  • Game Shows
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Roulette
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Casino Holdem
  • Lucky 7
  • And more...


GG Poker Review - Live Casino


GG Poker offers exclusive games like 5 Lions Megaways from Pragmatic Play. You’ll also find many games from iSoftbet, a company known for creating games that play as well on mobile devices as on your computer.
 
 

6. Sportsbook Features 

Unfortunately, there is no sportsbook option on GG Poker apart from video poker. But if anything changes, we’ll be sure to review it here!
 
 

7. Poker Features 10.0/10

What is GG Poker, if not an amazing and unique poker platform? They offer cash games 24/7 so you can jump into a game any time the poker bug bites you. Here you’ll find everything you expect to find at a top poker site. Multi-table tournaments, Sunday tournaments, freerolls, daily guarantees, and more.

This is the place for playing Hold’em or Omaha with a wide range of stakes. You’ll also find Short Deck, PLO, and VIP games.

Not enough?  How about some more unique games like Flip & Go, All-In or Fold, Spin & Gold, and fast-fold Rush & Cash.
 


GG Poker Review - Spin & Gold


And speaking of uniqueness, check out these features!
 

Staking Platform

With the unique Staking Platform at GG Poker, you can buy into the action of your favorite players. Back your friends, Brand Ambassadors, or anyone else you’d like. You can back several players in an event or you can sell your own action in an event that you want to compete in. 

Staking is offered in 1% increments for most tournaments, and 0.1% for tournaments with buy-ins of $5000 or more. There is no fee for players, and backers receive a percentage of the winnings based on the percentage they bought.
 

Pokercraft

With Pokercraft, every hand you play is saved on a database. You can then use this information to analyze and improve your game!  You can also save and export any hand to Hand Moments and share them to your social media accounts.
 

SnapCam

SnapCam records up to 15 seconds of video that you can share with everyone at the table. Wins or losses, show your reactions and your excitement (or disappointment).
 

Smart Betting

Smart Betting makes the game easier for players using the mobile app. It suggests bet sizes based on your past behavior. If you don’t like the suggestion, you can get different suggestions.
 

Smart HUD

Smart HUD allows you to keep track of rivals, analyze your encounters with them, and learn their style!
 

All-In Insurance

Insurance? Yes! This feature gives you the option to insure your chips when you go all-in and you’re the favorite against one other player. 

If you can’t find something to get your adrenaline going at GG Poker, you might want to check your pulse. 
 
 

8. Player Experience 8.0/10

GG Poker offers a fantastic player experience that’s tough to beat. But it’s not perfect. Let’s break it down into a few key points.
 

Anonymity

The one sticking point for me is the lack of anonymity. You can’t take advantage of the Daily Freebie without going through Know Your Customer, aka KYC. You also need it to deposit and withdraw funds.
 


GG Poker Review - KYC Verification Required


You can’t even play free demo slots. If you click a slot game, it asks for your information immediately. For a player who wants anonymity, this is disappointing.
 

Platform Features and Functionality 

The platform for GG Poker is nicely put together. The platform is smooth and well organized, making it easy to find just about anything you need!

You can download a desktop client or a mobile app and play any time, anywhere, easily. Whichever you choose, you’ll find that it’s compatible with any computer, iOS, or Android phone.
 


GG Poker Review - Compatible Devices


 

Design and Appearance

I really love the design of the site and I have to admit, I love the caricatures of all the big-name players. Something about it just makes me want to play too.
 


GG Poker Review - Caricatures


You’ll easily find, not only game menus, but all the special features, offers, promotions, and pretty much everything else you can think of. The home page reminds me of a colorful bulletin board with an array of posters promoting exciting events.
 

Registration Process

The registration process is simple enough. All you need is your country, email address, and password. There is also a spot for a GG Poker sign-up bonus code if you have one.
 


GG Poker Review - Registration


After you fill out the form, you’ll receive a verification email to validate your account. Don’t skip this or wait too long to click the link, because it does expire. Fortunately, if you aren’t fast enough you can have the email resent from your account.
 
 

9. Welcome Bonus

At GG Poker you get to choose between two different welcome bonuses. Either $100 in cash and free tickets or a 100% matched bonus up to $600. 
 


GG Poker Review - Welcome Bonuses


Can’t decide? Here are the terms so you can figure out which is best for you.
 

Terms of the welcome bonus

The $100 Reward Bonus gives you $40 in tickets over six days once you’ve made an eligible deposit of at least $20. You can also get an additional $60 in rewards for completing extra All-In or Fold challenges on each of the six days.

The Matched Deposit Bonus gives you a 100% match for your deposit, up to $600. You must make a minimum of a $10 deposit to be eligible. Your deposit is released at $5 for every $20 paid in net rake or tournament fees.

Bonus cash must be unlocked within 90 days or it will expire. There is no GG Poker bonus code required to receive your welcome bonus; it is automatically credited to your account.
 
 

10. Promotions 10.0/10

Promotions... So many promotions that I don’t know where to begin. Let me try to sort them out for you. Pay attention now, because there’s a lot.
 


GG Poker Review - Loyalty Bonus


 

Daily Promotions

There are a bunch of daily promotions to take advantage of. Here’s a list.

  • Cash Giveaways - These vary from month to month
  • Daily Freebie - Log in each day and get a free reward
  • All-In or Fold Daily $50K Leaderboard - Play All-In or Fold every day to collect points
  • Spin & Gold Daily $50K Leaderboard - Choose your buy-in, play Spin & Gold, get gold based on your rank.
  • PLO/PLO-5 Daily $25K Leaderboard - Rank is determined by the number of raked hands played and your stake level
  • Rush & Cash Daily $40K Leaderboard - Stack points for cash prizes
  • Hold’em Daily $20K Leaderboard - Rank is determined by the number of raked hands played and your stake level
  • Short Deck Daily $5K Leaderboard - Rank is determined by the number of raked hands played and your stake level
  • Flip & Go Daily $5K Leaderboard - Get points for buy-ins and flip bonuses. 

These promos may vary from month to month.
 

Signature Bonuses

  • GGCare - If you experience a Bad Bet, Suckout, or Cooler, you are entered into the Daily Flipout for prize money.
  • Face-Off Challenge Promo - See the world’s top plays compete head-to-head
  • Saturday Session - Check out innovative tournaments and promotions on Saturdays
  • Honeymoon for Newcomers - A 30-day “honeymoon” with missions and rewards
  • Bubble Protection - Register early for tournaments and your buy-in is protected if you fall just short.
  • Spin & Gold Challenge - Complete the Challenge and win up to 80% cash back

 

Jackpots

  • Big Hand Jackpot - Play standard Hold’em and Omaha for a chance at an instant cash prize
  • Flush Jackpot - Make one of the jackpot hands and meet the requirements; hit the jackpot regardless of who wins
  • All-In or Fold Jackpot - Qualifying hand in Hold’em or Omaha eligible for the jackpot
  • All-In or Fold Bingo - Play bingo while you play All-In or Fold and get a shot at a big payout

 

Loyalty

The Fish Buffet Reboot is a 25 level loyalty program that earns rewards for your time playing at GG Poker. You earn cash back based on your rank. You have the option of switching to a lower Platinum rank to get weekly cash back

Whew! Did you get all that?
 
 

11. Customer Service 9.0/10

Customer service is available via chat or email. Whichever option you choose, it’s easy to find. Service reps are friendly and prompt with their replies.

GG Poker also offers a help section to allow you to find your own answers and then use customer service as a last resort. The help section is pretty extensive so chances are pretty good that you’ll find what you need there.

Chat is not 24/7, which seems odd since poker is 24/7, but you have the option to send a message through the chat box if you need to.
 
 

12. Payments 9.0/10

Payment options are pretty typical, however, there are very few cryptocurrency options.
 

Deposits

The deposit methods available on GGPoker are:

Credit Cards

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • AstroPay

Ewallets

  • EcoPayz
  • CoinPayments
  • MuchBetter
  • Luxon
  • e-Wallet

Instant Banking

  • Paysafe Card
  • Interac

Note that crypto must be deposited through Coin Payments, and they allow only Bitcoin and Tether.
 

Withdrawals

The withdrawal methods available on GGPoker are:

Credit Cards

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • AstroPay

Ewallets

  • EcoPayz
  • CoinPayments
  • MuchBetter
  • Luxon
  • e-Wallet

Instant Banking

  • Paysafe Card
  • Interac

While GG Poker charges no fees for deposits and only $1 for withdrawals, there may be fees associated with your preferred deposit/withdrawal method. Bitcoin withdrawals are free.
 

Withdrawal Limits

The GG Poker minimum deposit depends on the deposit method you are using. Deposits can range from $10 to $5000 depending on your deposit method. Similarly, withdrawal limits vary depending on your method of withdrawal. GG Poker has a $20,000 limit per month.
 

Withdrawal Speed

Transactions can take up to 30 minutes and there have been no complaints about slow or missing transactions.
 
 

GG Poker Review: Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this review of GG Poker

What is the best feature of GG Poker, in your opinion? What does the platform need to improve?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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