Tiger Gaming Poker is a part of the Chico Poker Network. Chico Poker Network is not very well-known among European poker players, but it is one of the few international poker networks that accepts real-money players from the United States. The software is quite ugly and unstable, but if you are willing to put up with it you will be rewarded with exceptionally soft cash games and tournaments. Also, you get the opportunity to play not just Texas Hold’em and Omaha, but Chinese Poker and Big Two as well.
Tiger Gaming Poker is owned by Thot Management NV. The gambling licenses comes from Curaçao.
Chico Poker Network can trace its history back to 1999, when it was known as Action Poker. In 2006, the ownership company became Playsafe Holdings AS. Five years later, the company was purchased by Julian International Holdings Ltd and the poker network was relaunched under the name Chico Poker.
What can I play?
Tiger Game Poker has a very interesting choice of poker variants. They do offer the staples Texas Hold’em and Omaha, plus the highly unusual Big Two Poker and Chinese Poker.
Big Two Poker is a poker variant where the number of cards you receive depend on the number of players at the table. It’s a shedding card game.
The cheapest regular cash game tables at Tiger Game Poker are $0.01/$0.02 while the most expensive regular cash game tables are at the $5/$10 level. As you can see, the focus for this poker room is not high stakes cash games.
Is there fast poker?
No, Tiger Gaming Poker does not offer fast poker.
The tournament assortment is quite small, but varied. You can find free rolls, turbo tournaments, 6-max tournaments, and more here. For comparatively expensive tournaments, a satellite structure is normally available. With that said, it is rare to find a scheduled tournament where the buy-in exceeds $50 at Tiger Gaming Poker. The tournament with the largest guaranteed prize pot is a $200k GTD.
Sit & Go’s are available with significantly higher buy-ins than the scheduled tournaments. The most expensive regular Sit & Go’s at Tiger Gaming Poker costs $500. Sit & Go’s are very popular here, even at the high levels.
Chico Poker Network, of which Tiger Gaming Poker is a part, is one of few international poker network that doesn’t block players from the USA. As a consequence, many non-USA players stays away from the network since they worry about the poker rooms getting into the same legal hubbub as PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, et al did in 2011. This (and the insufferable software) keeps the traffic volumes down.
Still, dipping ones toes in the Chico Poker pool might be worth it even for non-USA players, since this network offers some incredibly soft play. Just make sure not to keep a lot of money in your account at any given point.
Tiger Gaming Poker uses the same software as the rest of the poker rooms within the Chico Poker Network. Unfortunately, it is a bit buggy and quite ugly. Sometimes, there will be delays even if you are on a fast and stable internet connection.
Downloadable poker software is available for both Windows and Mac OS (OSX).
At the time of writing, Tiger Gaming Poker has no mobile poker apps.
Tiger Gaming Poker onuses and other perks
- Your first deposit to Tiger Gaming Poker gives you a 100% match bonus, up to a maximum of $1,000!
- Once you have maid your first deposit into your Tiger Gaming Poker account, you will be granted access to a First Depositors Tournament.
- The recruitment bonus is $50.
- Tiger Gaming Poker has a loyalty scheme were you gather Player Option Points (POP) by playing poker for real money. POP’s can be traded for various benefits.
- Tiger Gaming Poker is known for having generous leaderboard contests.
Tiger Gaming Poker offers email support and live chat support, but there is no phone support. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
English language support staff is available around the clock, seven days a week, year round.
Examples of transaction methods that can be used at Tiger Gaming Poker are bank transfer, MasterCard, VISA, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Paysafecard, Multibanco, Western Union, Ukash, and WebMoney.