Tonybet Poker was launched as an independent poker network in December 2013 and is licensed and regulated by the Estonian gaming authorities. Although fairly new to the online poker scene, Tonybet Poker has already gained a significant popularity among a large number of online poker players for its being the only global site solely dedicated to real-money online Open Face Chinese Poker games.
Tonybet Poker is currently in Beta and is available for download on a on PCs and Macs and also offers a free app for Android smartphones and tablets available on Google Play. Apps for iPhone and iPad have already been announced and will be available within weeks.
If you like Open Face Chinese Poker, Tonybet Poker is the right site for you. The games are available include Regular 13-Card Chinese Poker, Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker, and Turbo Open Face Chinese Poker. All the games are currently available in ring game format only, however, tournaments and sit n go's will be added once the site will be out of its Beta testing phase.
To help players to get started with open-face Chinese, TonyBet Poker also launched some shortstack tables that allow people to sit at real high-stakes tables with half the buy in usually needed and a large number of sit-and-go freerolls with guaranteed prizes ranging from €0.20 to €0.75 a game.
If you are not already familiar with Open Face Chinese Poker, rest assured that the site not only clearly explains the rules, but also the standard scoring systems used for each game type.
Tonybet Poker is available in 5 languages, and 6 different currencies. The Tonybet Poker lobby is intuitively designed for players to easily find their preferred games and limits.
Although the site just launched and this might suggest an average low traffic, TonyBet poker already reached the target of over 100 real money players connected at the same time during peak hours. Most of the games available right now are low-stakes one varying from €0.02 to €1.00 a point. It is surely worth specifying that the games are currently soft due to the traffic consisting of many sports betters, casino players, and casual players.
Software and Extra Features
Tonybet Poker is powered by a software developed in-house that delivers a strong and steady playing interface which is both well designed and attractive. There are a number of other features that are special to Tonybet Poker. These include:
- Many Chinese Poker Variants – Games include Open Face Chinese Poker, Regular Chinese Poker, Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker and Turbo Open Face Chinese Poker.
- Avatars – It is easy to select yours from one of the many available.
- Lobby – Well organized, it makes easy for players to find the game of their choice .
- Mac – Fully downloadable Mac client.
- Mobile - Free app to play from Android smartphones and tablets.
Tonybet Poker offers telephone support in English, Russian and Lithuanian. While live chat support is not available, Tonybet Poker does have dedicated email support for each of the different languages supported on Tonybet Poker. We found the responses we received being generally quick, accurate, and helpful.