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Ignition Poker Review USA

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About Ignition Poker Site

Ignition has the single biggest player pool in the United States (with Canada and some Latin American countries also involved).

Ignition Poker got started in 2016. They have already made an impact with the United States online poker rooms, offering big rewards and soft games. This site shares a back end and player pools with some established brand names. You’ll play against opponents from Bovada Poker and Bodog.

What surprises many players at Ignition is that the games are played anonymously. Instead of a screen name, you’ll simply be assigned a seat number (or tournament ticket number). This means a fresh start each time you sit down – and stops tracking tools used by pros.

Pros

  • Generous welcome bonus up to $1,000
  • Recreational Player Model is great for beginners
  • Loyalty program that adds cash to account
  • Mobile fast-fold poker
  • Huge tournaments with a large prize pool

Cons

  • Welcome Bonus used to be bigger
  • Anonymous table players

Ignition Poker Welcome Bonus and Promotions

Welcome Bonus

The headline welcome deposit bonus at Ignition – a big 100% match up to $1,000 – has been temporarily replaced by a combined Poker and Casino Welcome Bonus. Earn up to $3,000 on a Bitcoin first deposit OR up to $2,000 via first credit card deposit. These bonuses are split between Ignition and Poker. You have 30 days to earn as many points as possible toward clearing this bonus.

The bonus becomes unlocked by earning Ignition Miles. For every 30 miles, $1 of your bonus money is credited. Miles are earned after exiting a cash game or finishing a poker tournament.

Bitcoin Welcome Bonuses

Bitcoin deposit bonuses keep on coming because with every cryptocurrency reload, you’ll receive a new bonus. Every Bitcoin deposit reload comes with a 25% match up to $1,000.

Refer-and-Earn

Get paid when your friend and family sign up and join Ignition Poker! When F&F use your referral links, Ignition will give you 200% match up to $100 plus $25 if they use Bitcoin on that first deposit. Cha-ching!

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Other Promotions at Ignition

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Royal Flush Bonus

Ignition’s “Royal Flush Bonus” in a real money cash game is awesome as you will get an instant bonus of 50x the big blind – up to $200. There are also plenty of one-off promotions. Look out for these when the big poker tournament events are about to start.

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Bad Beat Bonus

The online poker room also offers a bad beat bonus. Did a four-of-a-kind take down your loaded full house? Ignition pays out a bad beat bonus of 100X the big blind up to $1,000. Those bad beats won’t get you down, they’ll get you reloaded.

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VIP Program

The main way that Ignition Poker rewards their loyal players is via a points collection program. You can swap the points you collect at any time for either tournament entries or cash.

Ignition Poker Details

Poker Gameplay

Ignition Poker uses a ‘Recreational Player Model.’ This is designed to keep the games soft compared to other online poker rooms. It makes it more difficult for ‘pro grinders’ to sit in too many games. Here is what is involved:

  • Anonymous Play: You are assigned an entry number (for tournaments) or simply use a seat number to play. When you stand up, your history is gone – allowing you to start fresh in your next game. This stops tracking services from following you and selling your weaknesses to pros.
  • Tools Ban: Many of the advice engine tools and tracking / HUD software are banned from Ignition Poker – again keeping the games soft.
  • Restriction on Multi-Tabling: To stop pros playing a nitty strategy across too many games (killing the action), you can only play four real money cash games or Sit-N-Go’s at the same time.

This model has been a big success, propelling the Ignition / Bovada / Bodog player base to become one of the biggest worldwide.

Poker Tournaments at Ignition Poker

If you enjoy lower buy-in poker tournaments, then you’ll find a huge choice at Ignition Poker. There is some higher-stakes action. Each Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, you can join the $75,000 guaranteed High Roller. The regular events such as the Black Diamond Open and Summer Millions have even bigger prize pools. The biggest tournaments have guarantees of up to $300,000.

Regular games are focused on No Limit Hold’em. Most are $22 and under, with turbo and short-handed variations. You will also find re-buy tournaments, Sit-N-Go’s and more recently Jackpot Sit-N-Go’s with randomly assigned jackpots.

Cash Game Poker at Ignition

You’ll find the biggest selection of cash games available to U.S. players at Ignition Poker. Playing these anonymously keeps you safe from grinders with tracking tools, and the choice of games is huge. You can play for pennies – and will find regular games as high as $5 / $10 – with the occasional bigger-stakes game. There are three table sizes. The usual full-ring option is joined by the popular 6-max, and heads-up matches can also be found.

Fast Fold Poker

Zone Poker is a fast-fold game. This is a great option for mobile devices, where multi-tabling the regular games is not possible. Instead of a table, you will join a pool of other players. You get moved to a new hand with new opponents as soon as you fold. By cutting out the waiting time, you’ll play at least three times faster than in a regular real money cash game.

Deposit Methods

Visa

Visa

Mastercard

Mastercard

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Check Courier

Check Courier

Zelle Transfer

Zelle Transfer

Credit cards including Visa and Mastercard are the main alternative deposit option. These will work a lot of the time – though they may get blocked by the banks.

With increased bonuses, it makes sense to check out the Bitcoin option. This is now very easy and works for players who have no interest in holding Bitcoin for extended periods. To take advantage of the 125% welcome offer (plus reloads), you need to follow these five easy steps.

  1. Set up your Bitcoin wallet: I recommend one of the bigger providers such as coinbase.com.
  2. Buy some Bitcoin: You can do this using an exchange; it is cheap, fast and secure. Most exchanges will accept funds sent directly from your bank.
  3. Get a ‘Receiver ID’ from Ignition Poker: Register, go to the cashier area and choose Bitcoin. This site will generate a special ID called a ‘Receiver ID.’ For mobile Bitcoin wallets, this will be a QR code; for desktops, it is a string of letters and numbers.
  4. Send Bitcoin: You enter the Receiver ID plus the amount to send (this is shown in both United States dollars and Bitcoin). After confirming, the amount is sent immediately and will be in your Ignition account within minutes.
  5. Play in Dollars: As soon as Ignition gets your deposit, it gets exchanged into dollars. It remains in USD until you withdraw. This protects you from the volatility of the Bitcoin price.

Once you have a wallet set up, the process is just as easy as using PayPal or any other payment system. You’ll find the advantages (in terms of bonus money) well worth it!

Some players are surprised by the main withdrawal alternative to Bitcoin. This is a paper check, which will be sent once a month by courier to you. You may also request a bank wire transfer.

Ignition Mobile Poker

Downloading the Ignition Poker software client will give you full access to the cash games, tournament tickets and Sit-N-Go’s. There is an alternative – mobile play. Here you can hit the cash games. Zone Poker (the fast-fold game) has been designed with mobile use in mind. This works on both Apple and Android devices.

While the software is not flashy, it does work smoothly. The design is a distinctive white and orange – with separate areas for the different poker formats. You can play up to four cash games or Sit-N-Go tournaments at the same time on resizable tables. Multi-table tournaments do not have this restriction; you can play up to 12 of these simultaneously.

The Ignition Poker software includes a quick-seat option. This is perfect for players who do not want to scroll through long lists of games to find an open seat.

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Customer Security

Ignition Safety and Security

As of now the site does NOT have a license but with Bovada’s backing has become known as a well-trusted and safe poker site to play. (I see that is has a license by KGC on some sites, and no license on others, can’t find answer on-site)

Your account and financial information is safe thanks to Ignition’s SSL encryption, indicated by the little padlock image located near your browser address bar. This means only site staff and you can see your information.

Customer Support Options

The Ignition Poker customer support options are nice. The best way to connect with staff is via the LIVE chat. This is a perfect option when you’re in a hurry. It typically takes only 5-7 minutes to connect and get your questions answered. You can also contact the team via email or lean on the Ignition community board, which helps a lot of new users via peer-to-peer ask-and-answer.

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