Victor Chandler have been at the forefront of bookmaking and gaming since 1946. As one of the most trusted brands in U.K. wagering, “VC” has created a web presence second to none in the form of VC Casino, Games, Financials, and Race & Sports Book. This wealth of experience can readily be seen in VC Poker, the company’s downloadable poker room.
Powering VC Poker is Entraction software licensed in Gibraltar. The poker games offered here are linked into the Entraction Poker Network, operated by Entraction Holding AB. English is the primary language used and the basic currency unit is the Euro. However, support is available in German, Hebrew, Romanian and Spanish, and financial transactions can be made in U.S. Dollars and U.K. Pounds, too.
It used to be that VC Poker’s card rooms could be accessed only by downloading the exclusive poker application located on the web site. There was no Instant Play or Flash version offered. However, quite recently a new “Play in Browser” component has been added to enable window-based games to be played not only on PCs but also on Linux and Macintosh systems.
No matter which version is selected, VC Poker games can be played risk-free in the “Play for Fun” mode as well as for cash. To play for real money, an account must be funded, which is easy to do thanks to a wide range of payment options. They include Visa credit and debit cards, Visa Electron, Laser, Solo, Maestro, Moneybookers, NETeller, PayPal and bank wire transfer, each of which may also be used for making withdrawals.
Once the new account is up and running, all of the scheduled tournaments and sit-and-go’s offered by the site are accessible. Competition covers five major versions of poker: Texas Hold’Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 5-Card Stud and 7-Card Stud. No limit is placed on the number of games that can be played; stakes are set so that low-limit players feel just as welcome as high-roller who prefer substantial blinds and no limit games.
By way of saying “thank you” for signing up, VC Poker offers new players a First Time Deposit Bonus worth up to €1,000. It is awarded as a 100% match on the newcomer’s initial deposit of €10 to €1,000, paid out increments of €1 for every 10 VIP Points earned within 30 days of registration.
VC Poker also offers new players a free seat in its weekly €1,000 New Player Freeroll, and that’s just the first of many freerolls to come, as there is at least one offered weekly for all players. Monthly prize pools reach as high as €62,500.
VIP Points are heart of the VC Bet loyalty scheme. They are earned through play in real money cash games and tournaments, exchangeable for a broad range of free prizes and tournament tokens in the Victor Chandler Poker Store. Merchandise includes apparel, cameras, game consoles, iPods, Las Vegas holidays, and more. VIP Points can also be converted to bonus cash and used for participation in tournaments in the VC Poker card rooms.
Additional promotions at VC Poker include the Royal Flush Fortune and the Bad Beat Bonanza, which maintain prize pools and award jackpots for obtaining certain hands in ring games. There is a Progressive Caribbean Stud Jackpot available, plus a monthly leaderboard worth €30,000 in prizes. Also newly added is a Facebook Free Play Poker League at Victor Chandler Poker, offering the opportunity to win real money prizes up to twelve times for no investment whatsoever.