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SkyPoker has a weighted average rating of 3.2 out of 10 from a total of 84 reviewers

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Rating:7 / 10
Date:Sunday, October 21, 2012
Title:LOL at the moaning LOSERS on here.4 out of 8 readers found this review helpful
One thing connects every negative review on here - you all lose money playing poker. You're all losing players. Now let's look at why that is shall we.

Is it because you're bad? You make bad calls, play in bad positions, your raise sizing is bad, you play bad starting hands, you select bad tables to play on, you take on the wrong opponents at said tables, you play out of your limit, you have no clue about BRM, you don't know how to play draws, you're clueless on pot odds and implied odds, reverse implied odds - what are they? fold equity? nope, don't know that one either.

Or is it because Sky and every other poker site really is trying to nick your 4 quid off you. BTW, for you plebs that don't know, the rake is capped on every site, so past a certain point they make no money at all. Also the whole 'once you withdraw you lose' thing is laughable. My first ever post on the community was 'this sites a joke you can't beat roulette players'. Guess what? I went and learned about the game and have withdrawn 3 figures multiple times after building up from just 5 BI's.

The community is indeed full of nobs though, you're fine if your face fits round there but in general it's full of 'Sky Poker can do no wrong' ass eaters. The kind who will vehemently defend Skys AWFUL software (lag and disconnect issues are rife) and ridicule recreational players who post saying they have the problem. The problem IS with Sky, not with your computer, although the douches on the forum and Support will tell you it's your fault.

In short, please keep depositing your money because i would like to take it. Then you can perhaps convince yourself i'm part of Team Sky or something.
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Date:Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Title:If you can't beat them, join them1 out of 2 readers found this review helpful
I make hundreds a month off SkyPoker.
PokerShark will kindly highlight new players, if you chat to them then chances are they are using the atrocious web interface and will crash out, leaving them open to the ridiculous angleshooting raise. Brings sharking to a whole new level, trust me!

The funny thing is the "client" is actually exactly the same as the web version ie Flash and bad at that, with the same front end (no joke) that is slow and unresponsive, often delusional at times. For example, if a tournament says that there are 10 players registered it can mean between 2 and 200 given that there is an absolutely massive delay on the counter as well as registering/unregistering.
Hell, the protocol even uses TCP which is connection based... so even though an IDENTICAL game on PokerStars would run fine without lag, if there is a slight hiccup in your hop to the server you will feel it. The Sky servers are largely unmaintained and all players every few days notice the lags.

We see waves of people from one location at a time fall sucker to the advertising machine that is Sky, it is quite funny to watch. Hell, the Sky community is one of the most laughable on the scene for starters because the algorithm behind the cards is simply a triple-DES clock-synced pseudo-random generator, leaving ~200k combinations at any given time if you have your clock synchronised. After the flop this can be almost definitely ascertained given the pot cards and the deck cards by even a laptop power computer. Sky are fully aware of this issue but the overall "distribution" of cards means that it technically is fair overall which is the only thing their regulator looks for, so they win as the algorithm offers faster playthrough and therefore more rake per hour. Plus, bots galore everybody! You cannot beat a TSP member, they have Team 51 for show as this is entirely a human based show team but TSP is more than this.

Cashouts are rapid but obviously rare, it is cleaven in half similar to the idealistic capital world: you are either very rich and rake thousands out per month from Sky, or you are hoovered back in for more and poor/lose. You will never see a player on Sky on any of the poker search engines who has made a few thousand and quit. That is guaranteed.
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Rating:7 / 10
Date:Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Title:Decent Site with Easy Cash-Outs0 out of 1 readers found this review helpful
My own experience of Sky Poker has been an overall good one.

I think that there are a lot of people on Poker sites these days giving sites negative feedback because they lose money as their game is not upto scratch. Just my 2 cents.

I have found Sky Poker easy to use and deposits and withdrawals almost immediate. There are a range of game types and the competition is mixed, especially on the DoNs where I would say above the £0.28 level it gets noticeably harder.

I don't know about the Sky App software as I don't use it but playing directly through their website has been an easy and almost bug-free experience with only occasional glitches that normally can be fixed straight away with a table reload. I don't have the "tables don't work" problem that others have mentioned and I multi-table.

I like the fact that you don't have to make a new deposit every week to enter their hold'em free-roll tournaments and just have to get so many points which is pretty easy if you play poker anything approaching regularly. In fact, that gets you into at least 2 main free-roll tournaments every evening and there are others that come up as special events as well. These are in addition to smaller points-based free-rolls during the day.

Customer service has been helpful and you'll find Tony Kendall (a Sky Team member and pro-poker player) interacting with players on the forums and being generally very friendly and informative.

The rake is maybe slightly high at some levels but they do have a rake-back scheme and as I've already mentioned a good number of free-roll tournaments.

Overall....a good site that is far easier to setup on and withdraw funds from than most.

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Rating:9 / 10
Date:Friday, September 20, 2013
Title:Sky. Wow!! I really like it Actually!!2 out of 5 readers found this review helpful
I found the Sky Community Great, love the Live SPT's & all Presenters, [esp that Orford Geezer, could so get in his Knickers]!!

I have made many Friends on site, and continue to do so!!

.....In fact...Sky has made My Life Completly Full!

New software is Good, TV show is great!!
Dont really know what any complaints are about.

9/10 from Me!!

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Rating:9 / 10
By:Team51 Captain - Sky Poker
Date:Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Title:LOL reviews12 out of 27 readers found this review helpful
Well I've had a chuckle reading some of the reviews on here. I'm particularly interested in the poster who says that you can't beat a TSP player and that Team51 are a show team - that is just LOL! TSP is Team sky Poker and the members are largely chosen from the regular cash, STT and MTT players on the site. Team51 was started by myself and membership is open to all. There are for that matter 6 teams that regularly compete against each other on Monday evenings. The formation and running of those teams is nothing to do with Sky Poker - It's all organised and run by the team captains and members.

On a personal note: I've played poker for many years and online for close on ten years. I have been profitable for 9 of those years from just playing MTT's. I also play on Stars in the higher value MTT's and a number of other sites. I class Sky as my ''home site'' because of the community atmosphere there. I am only a part-time player with a job and a family. I have positive accounts on 4 sites and my MTT profits on Sky for 2011 are over $25,000. All that from playing a couple of MTT's a night.

There is the full spectrum of abilities on Sky, just as there are on all sites. No individual is favoured over any other. If your game is good enough you can win - if it's not you won't. Simple as that.

I'm not a bot or a Sky employee, I'm a part-time recreational player who has accounts at all the major sites but chooses to play most of his poker on Sky.

Finally, I would just like to say thanks to all the bad losers who have written most of the junk on here for contributing to my $25,000 profit this year. Keep wasting your time writing junk, and whatever you do, don't use that time to improve your game - I love you all.
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Rating:10 / 10
Date:Thursday, October 11, 2012
Title:Stop whining and get back to the tables!1 out of 3 readers found this review helpful
Accept bad beats are part of the game you morons. Dont you know anything about variance. Myself and Richard love donks like you lot, so please do not leave.
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Rating:10 / 10
Date:Sunday, September 16, 2012
Title:Great site1 out of 3 readers found this review helpful
Only been on SP for a year but find it a very good site and very trustworthy. Good TV Channel and guests as well.
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Rating:10 / 10
Date:Monday, May 21, 2012
Title:Sky2 out of 6 readers found this review helpful
This site has an incredibly weak field of players. If you can't win on this site it's not because it's fixed it's because you're sh-- at poker.

Bad thing is the player base is small but it's growing and the big plus is they play in £ not $.
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Rating:6 / 10
Date:Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Title:What a load of idiot losers writing these reviews2 out of 7 readers found this review helpful
What a ridiculous set of reviews; almost every single one is a moronic, losing player moaning about a few bad beats in a row (one even talked about one hand that was actually 40/60 and attempted to prove, using just that, that the site is rigged).

Well I'm sorry to tell you that, just because you can't win on it, that doesn't mean it is rigged.

Sky is not perfect- their software is poor- make sure you have a good internet connection if you want stability, and you can't do as many tables as on other sites, but the players are TERRIBLE. If you can't beat those players, just give up poker. The site is not rigged- if it is, I must be one of the employees without knowing it! Grow up and have a go on sky if you want to face terrible players and you are in the UK.
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Rating:9 / 10
Date:Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Title:Sounds like sour grapes3 out of 11 readers found this review helpful

Love it....

I have played over 3000 games on SKY POKER and i am in one of those 'SHOW' teams that have been described earlier...I have won many tournaments,and if you sharkscope me i am up over $5000....sure we get rivered and runner runnered..But seeing as i personally know all of the members in TSP ( team sky poker) and they have worked very hard to get there , as for the question of bots...just LOL...i mean honestly why do you think they would have bots? lets take the ROLLER £200 buyin £20 rake 50 runners.....thats £1000 in rake....for one game...or the £15 K Bounty Hunter 500 runner + at £30 +£3 thats £1500 rake.....honestly do you really think they would mess about when they take so much in rake...i personally have moved up to the higher games as most of the lower games provide entertainment for more recreational players and as such can be shove fests...

everyone has bad lets man up and take them on the chin .....

as for this runner runner quads....just lol...i have never seen fact i have never seen quads v quads in the entire 4 years i have been playing there...

i play at the casino every week.... and sometimes you just have to accept that sometimes Luck beats Skill...

as for royal flushes.. i have had 2.... one online and one at the casino....

lets think about it rationally...

i have been 1 outered a few times....

thats a 4% chance = one in 25....

odds on getting three numbers in the lottery 1 in 57...

how often you won a tenner on the lottery?

good luck at the tables...:)

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