Expekt Poker

Introduction

Founded in 1999 as a sports betting site, Expekt.com has now grown into a major gambling site with poker, casino, bingo and games in addition to the sports betting. Expekt Poker was launched in 2003 and a majority of its players live in northern Europe. The site was founded by Swedes and is quite popular in the Nordic countries, so expect plenty of tight-aggressive Scandinavian play.

Expekt Poker is a part of iPoker and uses software from PlayTech. Expekt is headquartered in Malta, but the poker section has a gambling license from Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec, Canada. In 2009, Expekt was purchased by the French gambling company Mangas Gaming. Mangas Gaming owns BetClic and Bet-at-home, and is the majority share holder in Everest Poker.

Welcome bonus

Your first deposit will be matched b y 100% up to a maximum of $600. You will also get a ticket to a $1 000 tournament and free entrance to special welcome tournaments for 90 days. These welcome tournaments are available several times per day.

Your match bonus will not show up in your account right away. Instead, it will be released as you play for real money at Expekt Poker and earn frequent player points (FPP’s). You need 400 FPP to release $2 of your bonus. You have 45 days to release your bonus.

Software

In 2005, Expekt Poker changed network from Prima to Tain and it took quite a while for Expekt to fix all the kinks caused by the shift and regain its good reputation online. The following year, Tain merged with Tribeca and iPoker to form the iPoker Network and Expekt Poker has been a part of the iPoker Network ever since.

iPoker is the largest poker network in Europe and uses software from PlayTech. While playing at Expekt Poker, you can have 16 tables running simultaneously.

Game selection

There are five different poker variants available at Expekt Poker:

  • Texas Hold’em

  • Omaha

  • Omaha Hi/Lo

  • 5 Card Stud

  • 7 Card Stud

Every variant is offered as No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit, except for Omaha Hi/Lo which is not available as No Limit.

The cheapest cash game table is $0.05/$0.10, while the most expensive is $200/$400.

There are nine side games available: European roulette, Blackjack, Jacks or Better, Casino Hold’em, Caribbean Poker, Lotto Madness, Silent Samurai, Wild Spirit, and Desert Treasure.

Tournaments

There are plenty of tournaments to chose among at Expekt Poker, including Multitable Tournaments, Sit & Go’s and Heads-Up.

A few examples of what you can find at Expekt Poker:

  • Sit & Go’s for as little as $0,75+$0,25.

  • Satellites to major live tournaments like World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

  • Every Sunday there is a $200,000 GTD.

  • Fort Knox Jackpot is a Sit & Go with a progressive jackpot starting at $50,000. There are several other progressive Sit & Go’s available as well, with smaller starting pots.

Support

The Expekt support is staffed 08:00-24:00 CET seven days a week. You can reach the support by e-mail and live chat; there is no phone support.

The e-mail address is support@expekt.com.

The live chat is open 10:00-22:00 CET seven days a week.