Victory Poker has a fairly generous rakeback rate of 33%, which is a little under the 35% we like, but not unreasonably so.
You can also claim a 110% match bonus on your first deposit at Victory Poker, up to $600. This is slightly better value than many other poker rooms.
Victory Poker tournaments are fine value for a mid-range room, and we have a feeling that Victory Poker will begin trying to offer big money tournaments to compete with the major sites in the near future.
Victory Poker rakeback is paid into your account once per week each Monday. This is slower than some other poker rooms, but it should be acceptable for most players.
There are no deductions and tournament fees are included in your rake calculation, which is worked out via the contributed method. This means you are credited with a proportion of the rake equivalent to what you put in the pot. For example, if you put $50 into a $100 pot, you are responsible for 50% of the rake. If the rake is $2, then you are responsible for $1 of the rake, and get 33c based on a 33% rakeback deal.
The Victory Poker games collection includes Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Seven Card Stud.
The limits available range from microstakes up to $50/$100 ring games, but most players are found at much lower stakes. Tournaments come in a wide variety of buy-in costs, with something to suit all low to mid stakes players.
We would love to go into detail about the Victory Poker software, but we think that would be irresponsible given how often it seems set to change. Victory Poker has been growing at an astonishing rate and continues to change its software provider based on that growth. Until they have settled with something for more than a year or two, we think you should avoid making decisions of whether to join based on the Victory Poker software.
Victory Poker tournaments are mid range affairs offering around $50K in prize money for the biggest events, and a few thousand for major daily events. We really do think that Victory Poker will try to offer more in the future, though, as it seems set on becoming a competitor to threaten the likes of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
Victory Poker promotions are mostly designed to appeal as much as possible to a young male demographic. This means they are about things like meeting a model or attractive female poker player, or going out partying with someone famous. This may not appeal to pro players at first, but consider how many fish such promotional strategies will draw to the room and it soon becomes clear how these promotions benefit serious players.
The Victory Poker loyalty program is nothing special, but it does offer good value in terms of the cash and bonuses you can earn from it. Basically, it runs on the well-known gold chip/gold stack/gold card loyalty program, so if you like that program at other sites you’ll like it here.
Victory Poker deposit options: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, bank transfer, Moneybookers/Skrill, Neteller, postepay, CartaSi, InstaDebit, or JCB
Victory Poker cashout options: Depends on the method of deposit you used, and cashouts at Victory Poker can have a fee of as much as $35
We think Victory Poker is a possible choice for a high rolling player not too serious about poker who still wants to get back a decent portion of their rake. Pro players probably won’t be too enthusiastic about joining this room just yet, but we could definitely see a place for pros at Victory Poker in the near future.