Do you want a 100% legal and risk free way to win money playing online poker? Then say hello to ClubWPT, a site offering players a way to enjoy the game of poker without depositing a dime. And no, this is not play money. VIP members have the chance to compete for over $100,000 per month!
ClubWPT is presented by the World Poker Tour, which has coined the irresistible slogan of “Never lose a dime playing poker…guaranteed!” For just $19.95 a month, you become a ClubWPT VIP Member and immediately receive access to a huge variety of benefits.
The benefits start with an online subscription to WPT Poker magazine. You get inside access to a variety of poker articles, and you also receive access to special WPT footage. Where online poker is concerned, you have the chance to play No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, or Elimination Blackjack.
Every month there are over 5,000 online tournaments available on ClubWPT with over $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. For example, they host tournaments with guaranteed prize pools that pay cash to a certain percentage of the field. You can win WPT Boot Camp seats, exclusive sunglasses, and Zino Platinum cigars. If you enjoy the tournament grind, you can even play as many tournaments as possible and try to win the poker leaderboard competition. The promotions change every month, which means you’ll never get bored and you’ll always have something new to try!
You are probably wondering how ClubWPT is different from the typical online poker site. ClubWPT was created in 2008 and it is NOT considered a gambling site. This is because players pay a subscription cost to join a club that offers more than just card games. You can play poker, but there are no deposits and therefore no risks.
Furthermore, ClubWPT considers their prizes sweepstakes winnings. This means that their “contests” exclude people from states and countries in which sweepstakes are illegal. Here is a full list of states that are not eligible to join Club WPT:
If your state is not in the above list, you can be confident that it is legal to join ClubWPT where you live. ClubWPT also accepts players from Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
It is easy to become a member of Club WPT. You can join for just $19.95 per month, although committing to longer terms grants you a discount. You can join for 3 months for $53.85, which is a 10% discount. Or you can join for an entire year for $179.40, which means that you’re saving 25%. To pay your fees, you can choose between Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
The ClubWPT download is nice to look at and quite easy to operate. The lobby is very straightforward, offering tabs on the left side to switch from Poker to Blackjack with ease. For lobby options, you can click on Options in the upper left.
The Options tab also allows you to personalize your table and chat. You can turn off animation, turn on a four color deck, and pick and choose between your sounds. There are also plenty of backgrounds to choose from for your table. Perhaps you would like a Costa Rica Mountain House or even the Chicago Skyline behind your table. If you are prone to distractions, you can stick with a classy grey background.
When you are at the table, it is a pleasant gaming experience. The lack of avatars for each player makes it easy to see everyone’s stack size without making the table too cluttered. The pot size and the bets are also clearly labelled.
When it is your turn to act, you can choose to bet using a slider or you can enter your bet manually. I found it a little difficult to use the slider because clicking on it usually increased the bet amount by more than I wanted. Therefore, I stuck to typing in my bets.
The biggest thing that the ClubWPT tables lack is a timer so that you can see how much time you have in a hand. They notify you that you are running out of time once you have just six seconds remaining, which is not much warning at all! Until the site implements a visible timer, you will have to learn to act quickly.
Fans of multi-tabling will be pleased to know that the tables are very easily resizable. In fact, I found them even easier to re-size than some of the big-name poker sites out there. There are also options to cascade and tile the tables once you have a few of them up.
Overall the ClubWPT software is well done and easy to use. They lack a few of the fancy features that some of the big-name sites have such as customizable bet sliders and tournament filters, but that’s to be expected for a relatively new poker site. The important thing is that their games run smoothly and that their lobbies are easy to navigate. All the fancy stuff can come later!