WPT Global Review
World Poker Tour, one of the most recognized brands in Poker and Tournament host since 2002 has now (April, 2022) launched its own Real Money Poker Room, available in over 85+ countries. With a merged player pool of PokerKing Asia, which brings a lot of Asian based players and cash games offered in CNY (¥ Chinese Renminbi), we can expect a good amount of Short Deck action. Currently we can see similar traffic as on GGPoker, which is very promising.
WPT Global is not available to customers in the United States or United Kingdom. Using a VPN is not recommended. See a full list of countries here.
Traffic & Rake
Currently there are NLHE and Short Deck games available, with PLO most likely following next. The cash games section of the WPT Global client offers a variety of different stakes – Micro, Low, Mid or High. For reference, the highest stakes cash games currently on offer are ¥200/¥400/¥800 with a ¥200 ante, or ~$31/$63/$136 with a $31 ante and for Short Deck up to 500 CNY ($78).
WPT Global rake structure it seems fair and standard compared to other sites:
♦ Microstakes: 4% with caps from 75 to 150
♦ Small stakes: 3%, 1.5x straddle capped, caps from 100 to 200
♦ Mid and high-stakes: 3%, 0.75x-1.5x straddle capped, caps from 150 to 200
Software And Trackers Support
Yet a limited early release, the app is fully functional and the traffic is stunning. It offers native clients for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows and strives to be friendly to amateur players and poker pros.
A Poker HUD is not supported on WPT Global.
Deposit And Withdrawal Methods
Players can deposit using a variety of payment methods (depending on region) including Visa, bank transfer and a wide range of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and many more via Coinspaid and Coindirect. Neteller and Skrill are also available (excluding Canada). WPT Global takes no fees for deposits or withdrawals.
Overall, we consider joining an Asian-focused pool with a profitable rakeback deal backed by a trusted brand as a no-brainer. We expect WPT Global to grow a lot in the following months.