The GGNetwork, of which GGPoker is the flagship site of, launched throughout Asia in 2014 with its main focus being the South East Asian and Chinese markets. Canada and several European countries were added throughout 2016 and 2017.
Fast forward to today and the GGNetwork is the largest in the world and the GGPoker is the fifth-largest online poker site in regards to cash game traffic.
Games Offered at GGPoker
You are spoiled for choice at GGPoker thanks to the site offering classic poker variants and some unique games, too.
You'll find cash games and multi-table tournaments in No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha. Cash games have blinds starting at $0.02/$0.05 ($0.05/$0.10 for PLO) and increase to $200/$400. Tournaments start a only $0.20 (there are dozens of freerolls every week, too), and increase to a whopping $25,000.
Action junkies can play All-In or Fold, which is exactly what it sounds like; you can either move all-in or fold!
There is also Rush & Cash, GGPoker's take on fast-fold poker. Random cash amounts are dropped onto random tables as you play Rush & Cash, taking the potential cashback to 65%! This is the fastest way to play cash games at GGPoker because you can click the "Rush" button to be whisked away to a new table with new cards and opponents!
Finally, there are Short Deck games available. Short Deck has quickly become the game of choice for high-stakes pros thanks to the action it creates having deuces through fives removed from the deck!
When it comes to tournament poker, GGPoker has you covered. At least $100,000 is guaranteed to be won in the Daily Guarantees, with all guarantees doubled on Sundays.
Daily Main Events give you the chance to win a share of at least $70,000, while the High Rollers among you can lock horns for a slice of at least $125,000 every day and $340,000 on any given Sunday.
You'll also find other exciting tournament formats including Bounty Hunters, the Omaholic Omaha Series, Chinese Zodiak Series where thousands of Yuan are on offer every day plus special GGPoker avatars.
Every 30-minutes, $1, $2, $4 and $8 buy-in T$ Builder tournaments shuffle up and deal. These tournaments are rake free and all prizes paid out in T$, giving you a different way to satellite into larger buy-in events.
Finally, for tournaments, jump into the Phoenix Rebuys that run four times per day, starting at only $0.20. Bust out and you can rebuy for 300x your starting stack, resurrecting you like a phoenix from the flames!
Special Features at GGPoker
The special features are what makes GGPoker stand out from the crowd. These features have been added following feedback from GGPoker's loyal customers.
Cash game players can Run It Three times, if both players agree, creating three different outcomes and three different pots. They can also straddle, a blind raise, before the hole cards are seen! These are just some of the amazing features:
- Run it three times
- Player staking
- Rabbit hunt cards
- Games with the game with their All In Or Fold Bingo
- Short Deck poker for serious action fans
- Rush and Cash Poker
- High Roller tournaments
- In-game progressive Jackpots
- GGMasters POY leaderboard with a massive $500K Sponsorship!
- Built-in smart HUD
Wondering if you would have hit your hand if you hadn't folded? use the Rabbit Hunt feature to see what the next community cards would have been. Be careful this doesn't put you on tilt!
Then there's All-In Insurance in cash games, which can be great for lowering variance. You can take insurance when the following conditions are met:
- You are the favorite to win the pot when you go all-in
- The total pot is at least 10 times the amount of the big blind
- There are 14 or fewer outs that your opponent can catch to beat you
- There are only two players remaining in the hand
While traditional HUDs do not work at GGPoker, the software has a Smart HUD built in. Cash game and tournament players can see how many hands an opponent is player (shown as a VPIP percentage) while the border of this figure shows if a player is running blazing hot, hot, normal, or cold! It's a great feature that everyone has access to, levelling the playing field.
That HUD also has lots of information inside it. Cash game players can discover your record against a particular player plus your three biggest hands against them. MTT grinders can see a player's total winnings and their current leaderboard ranking.
One of our favorite features is the option for tournament staking, a feature unique to GGPoker. You can buy pieces of players' action, or even sell pieces of your own. Sometimes, GGPoker ambassadors such as Daniel Negreanu, Bryn Kenney, and Felipe Ramos sell action in the events they're playing!