A fairly new gaming site, Ignition Poker launched, along with its casino, in 2016. They have agreed on a deal with Bovada Poker, a well-known and respected name within the industry, to pool their poker players and use the same software, so if you are familiar with them you will have no problems at Ignition.
Below we take a look at several aspects of the Ignition Poker site.
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Ignition Poker Bonuses
No Deposit Bonus Code: Not available.
Welcome Bonus: 100% bonus up to $1,000 or if your deposit is made thru Bitcoin the bonus increases to 125% up to $1,250. The minimum deposit to get this offer is $20. The wagering requirement is 25x. This poker bonus will be unlocked in $5 increments for every 150 Ignition miles earned in poker. T&C Apply. 18+.
Loyalty Program: Yes, Rewards Tier points Program. You get 15 Ignition Miles for every $1 in rake collected for cash games, 15 Ignition Miles for every $1 in fees paid for tournaments, and 1.5 Ignition Miles for every $1 in buy-ins in Jackpot Sit & Gos.
Ignition Poker Games & Tournaments
Poker Games: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Zone Poker.
Game Types: Fixed Limit (FL), Pot Limit (PL), No Limit (NL) and Zone Poker (Fast-fold).
Daily & Weekly Tournaments: Play from 1-20 tournaments including Million Dollar Weekend, Monster Stack, Sit-and-go tournaments, Jackpot Sit & Go, $150K Guaranteed Poker Tournament, $2M Guaranteed Every Week, $75K Guaranteed High Roller, Mad Monday Tournaments, Wild Wednesday, and more. There are over 100 tournaments on the schedule and $300,000 in guaranteed prize money available at the Main Event.
Minimum Stake: $0.02/$0.05
Cashback: Yes. Every day at midnight if a player’s cash balance is below $10 then they will be eligible for a cashback bonus. Terms & Conditions Apply.
Casino Games: Ignition Casino offers hundreds of games such as slots, video poker, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, keno, live gaming from software providers RTG, and Rival. See our full review for our detailed list of games.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Deposit Methods Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Voucher and Zelle. Bitcoin transactions are free and all others have a fee ranging from 5.9% for Visa up to 9.9% for American Express.
Withdrawal Methods: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Check By Courier, and Voucher.
Withdrawal Times: 24-48 hours to process and then once it gets approved it should hit your wallet within 15 minutes. Check by courier takes up to 10-15 business days.
Currencies Used In Games: USD and Bitcoin
Mobile: Yes, compatible with both smartphones and tablets with a responsive design. There is the Ignition Poker app available for easy download on your mobile.
Downloads: Both browser-based or easily download their app.
Languages Supported: English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and Portuguese.
Customer Support: toll free US phone number(1-855-370-0600), Live Chat, and email support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
License Details: Not Licensed
Software and Games
They use the PaiWangLuo online poker network which shows a good amount of players compared to many poker sites and networks. As the majority of skins that use it are predominantly US-facing, the evening time here tends to be busiest. There are anywhere between 1,000 and 3,000 players at any given time.
Like any good poker site, you have the choice of playing not just the most popular poker variant, Texas Hold’em, but also Omaha, and Omaha Hi-Lo.
The software can be downloaded on both Windows and Mac and although there are no mobile apps, the site has been optimized for use on most mobile devices and there is a choice as to how you view the site on mobile.
You can also customize the tables, chips, and cards to give them a more personal feel.
The lobby is easy to navigate, meaning even if you are new to the site, it shouldn’t take you long to find the type of game and stakes that you want to play.
Ignition Poker has a large welcome bonus of up to $1,000 – $1,250 if you deposit using Bitcoin. The amount equals your 1st deposit up to this amount and it is easy to claim by simply choosing your bonus from a drop-down list when you deposit.
You receive your bonus in $5 increments, receiving payment for every 150 Ignition Miles you earn. These are earned by simply playing real money cash games or tournaments – you receive 15 Ignition Miles each time you pay $1 in rake on cash tables, pay $1 in tournament fees and 1.5 Ignition Points for every $1 in fees on Sit and Go Jackpot games.
The Sit and Go Jackpot can payout up to $1,000,000 – the prize pool is random and can be far more than the total buy-ins for a particular tournament, they also run a Bad Beat Bonus, Royal Flush Bonus and Tell a Friend scheme.
Tournaments & Tables
Tournaments on Ignition Poker are one of the best aspects of the site.
They run Freerolls totaling $2,500 every week and have scheduled tournaments with guaranteed prizes of around $1.5m every week as well.
These include their 2 biggest tournaments that run every Sunday, a $100K GTD High Roller tournament, and a $150K GTD standard one. Satellites to these tournaments run regularly throughout the week giving you the chance to earn a large payday for very little outlay.
There is a good range of tournament speeds as well ranging from the Monster Stack tournaments which give all players extra chips ensuring a good amount of play for your money right down to Turbo Tournaments which are over quickly for players who don’t want to hang around before winning.
Cash tables are anonymous meaning other players don’t see your details and you don’t see theirs – this helps new players especially as other players cannot make notes on you other than when you are sat at the table – as soon as you leave any notes are cleared.
They also offer Zone Poker which is a speed variant that has become extremely popular lately. This sees you move table as soon as you fold a hand meaning you don’t have to wait for a hand to finish before you are dealt in again.
Limits at the tables range from $0.02-$0.05 right up to $10-$20 for no limit Hold’em and $30-$60 for fixed limit.
Ignition Poker Payment Methods
Whereas you can deposit using a credit/debit card at Ignition Poker – note that some card providers may block payments to gambling sites – they prefer Bitcoin for both deposits and cashouts.
They offer better bonuses when depositing via this method so if you can use Bitcoin, we would recommend it, especially for your first deposit bonus.
You can also deposit funds via Moneygram shops using their rapid transfer option. You will need to go to the deposit section first to choose this, at this point you will be given transfer details which you need to give in any Moneygram shop.
Like Bovada, Ignition Poker doesn’t hold a license and this is perhaps their weak spot, certainly according to some players.
Not holding a license means there is no insurance should there be any issue with payments to and from Ignition Poker and any complaints are dealt with by them as opposed to a 3rd-party adjudicator.
However, we have not heard of any serious complaints about them and have no reason to believe that your funds are anything than totally safe here.
• US-friendly site
• Payments by Bitcoin accepted and actually preferred
• Able to deposit and cashout in Moneygram shops
• Large range of tournaments
• Some of the highest traffic around
• Software can be played on any mobile device
• Lack of license a worry for some
• Slightly higher than average rake
• Servers have been known to freeze during games
• 5.9% – 9.9% deposit and withdrawal fees
Conclusion Ignition Poker
Although Ignition Poker is fairly new having launched back in 2016, the fact it uses the same software and liquidity as Bovada immediately makes it a great place to play as there are always games available and the software is one of the best around. A good range of tournaments and promotions only adds to the feeling that they are one of the top places to play online poker.