Coin Poker

Coin Poker
Coin Poker is a decentralized online poker room that runs on blockchain technology. Launched in early 2018, this site promises to bring the game back to the players. Coin Poker uses its own cryptocurrency to allow people to play poker with anybody around the world.

They have an interesting concept and a reputable stable of pros and advisers. But is Coin Poker ultimately worth playing at? Find out as we cover everything you need to know about this site.

Games and Limits at Coin Poker

Coin Poker may aim to connect the online poker world. But they're currently a smaller operation that only offers the basics. You can play Texas hold'em and pot-limit Omaha here, which isn't surprising when considering that they're the most-popular poker games.

This site only offers cash games and multi-table tournaments. Sit and go's aren't currently available, which is a bummer given that many players enjoy SNGs.

The highest stakes here are approximately $1/$2 (based on cryptocurrency), making this primarily a poker site for low rollers.

Coin Poker Software

You need to download the Coin Poker software to your computer or mobile device. You won't be able to see the main lobby until doing so.

The lobby filters are efficient and allow you to quickly find cash games/tournaments. Note that you must choose table settings (e.g. card decks, straddling, run it twice) in the main lobby era. This is an awkward feature given that most internet poker rooms let you change settings directly from the tables.

Coin Poker Bonus

This site doesn't offer a signup bonus. But they do have several promotions at the time of this writing, including Mission Manila (ATP prize package), tourney prize pools with added value, and contests for the "craziest" poker hands.

Join Tony G and Isabelle Mercier

One of the most-interesting aspects to Coin Poker is their advisers and sponsored pros. Famed high stakes player and current EU Parliament member Tony G serves in an advisory role.

Canadian tournament pro Isabelle Mercier is the Chief Community Manager. Mercier is also featured in some of the site's blog posts. Iranian pro Melika Razavi is listed as a Coin Poker ambassador.

CHP Crypto is the Sole Banking Option

Coin Poker is different from many cryptocurrency poker rooms in that it doesn't accept Bitcoin or Ethereum. Instead, you need to use the site's native token "CHP" to play here. CHP is trading for US$0.01 at the time of this review.

You can purchase CHP directly from the Coin Poker website once you're a member. This token can also be bought on exchanges and transferred to the site via a wallet address. Anybody with basic crypto knowledge should have no trouble doing either.

Customer Support

Customer service is available via Telegram. This is somewhat of an inconvenience for anybody who doesn't use Telegram and would rather rely on traditional support methods.

Final Verdict on Coin Poker

Coin Poker is a decent site for low stakes players who don't mind only being able to play cash games and multi-table tournaments. We also like the promotion involving tournaments with added CHP.

Another thing to like about Coin Poker is that CHP allows you to play from anywhere in the world. All you need to some of the site's native token.

However, Coin Poker also has its downsides, including limited game selection, Telegram-only support, no signup bonus, and no mid-stakes play.

In summary, Coin Poker is alright for low rollers who are also crypto enthusiasts. But SNG and mid-stakes players should find somewhere else to play.