After a thorough makeover and rebranding that took place in early 2015, the famous online Bitcoin poker portal, being previously known as Seals with Clubs, is back for the multi-million virtual gambler community. The relaunched website is somehow different from its predecessor in terms of looks (not completely, though) and certain options and functionalities, but, in general terms, it can boast an impressive set of various possibilities for you to enjoy the game you love so much. What’s even more important for many, Bitcoin deposits and payouts are still there to stay as well, which is one of the reasons SwC is steadily regaining its enormous past popularity.
SwC Poker in a nutshell
SwC Poker offers a well-balanced selection of various types of poker in several different gaming formats that 90% of players would get away with. Those seeking a perfect or almost perfect environment to play poker for bitcoins will be completely satisfied with what this room has to offer them too, and there is probably nothing surprising about it at all, as SwC’s team is definitely worth their salt. Another important thing about SwC is that they accept players from the US.
SwC Poker site layout
At some point, although it’s pointless arguing about the looks and overall design, the room’s website may serve as a nice example for many of their competitors. The lines are sharp, the colors are almost classical and, to some extent, recognizable, with no flashing banners distracting you. All the meat-and-potato controls on the main page are grouped into header and footer menu directories with no special guide needed to help one comprehend their functions.
SwC is one of the few major BTC poker platforms remaining that still require their customers to download a PC client to be able to discover the full potential of the room’s gaming services offered, but you may view as a kind of old-schoolness rather than an anachronism
SwC Poker bonuses
The room does not offer any welcome bonus to newly signed-up players, nor any other cash bonuses to existing ones, which is probably something you won’t like at all, but then on the other hand, one of their greatest distinctive bonus features is one of the lowest rakes in the industry (you may want to contact the room’s support team to learn more about the promo-codes you will need to use in order to enjoy the best rake offer they can come up with for you). Up to the 50% rakeback is offered which is far more lucrative than what you can get on dozens other Bitcoin poker portals.
Also, SwC Poker indulge their players with constant limited time offers and promotions, with the possibility to win tickets to premium rolls and tournaments with special prizes.
SwC’s players can enjoy the benefits of the room’s very special player loyalty system called ‘Krill’. As part of it, one can earn Krill bonus points playing real BTC poker hands or tournaments. The system includes several stages called Waves, and you will be able to earn freeroll tickets in Waves 1 to 3, while at higher stages you are rewarded with continuously increasing rakeback rates.
SwC Poker deposit and withdrawal methods
Typically for poker platforms with integrated Bitcoin payments, you don’t get any other banking options on SwC Poker. Just BTC, nothing more. The transactions are (almost) instant taking up to several minutes to be completed, although sometimes it may take up to several hours if you withdraw several dozen bitcoins in one piece, which it’s still much better that what you have to deal with using traditional payment methods. And yes, all thanks to bitcoins, the transfers are absolutely anonymous, as no personal data or documents are required when signing up with the room.
SwC Poker game varieties
On SwC, you get both the ‘traditional’ set of poker types like No Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit and Pot Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo, and some more exotic varieties of the game including Stud and Draw, Badeucey, Badacey, Open Face Chinese, and Open Face Chinese Pineapple.
SwC’s biggest bitcoin poker tournament of the week is called the BIG BTC, and it’s held every Sunday, with the buy-in being 250 mBTC (250 chips) and a guaranteed prize pool amounting to no less than 10 bitcoins.
SwC Poker customer support
There is an abundant FAQ section on the website containing detailed information about all the possibilities to play poker on SwC, as well as giving answers to most questions you may have on how to use bitcoins to gamble online.
Still, if your questions is more specific, do not hesitate to instantly contact SwC’s experienced and user-friendly support team using the email provided in the ‘Support’ menu on the website.
SwC Poker mobile platform
As of now, SwC Poker does not offer any Android or iOS compatible app to their players, but, considering the demand, and the fact such version was available to customers previously, the odds are good the room will relaunch it.
SwC Poker security
On SwC, player’s Bitcoin funds are never used for operating expenses. The funds are stored in several safe wallets of varying accessibility for security reasons. According to SwC’s official statement on their website, they will vigilantly fight any collusion, cheating or otherwise unfair game manipulation.