Yahoo soon to offer online poker?

Yahoo LogoYahoo!, the internet search giant has just announced it's plan to launch a brand new online poker site in the coming months along with the expansion into many other online casino games.

Online poker, has become extremely popular in today's world with the many online operators creating a real-life ‘Vegas effect' with attractive dealers and glamorous online poker rooms.

Up until now, operators the online world has been dominated by individual poker rooms and networks with Yahoo becoming the first internet service provider to enter into the online poker world.

Yahoo Poker Portal

Yahoo Poker logoThe new Yahoo poker online platform is described as ‘Yahoo's Poker Portal‘ and can be accessed via Yahoo!

The gaming platform is linked with Yahoo's Daily Fantasy Sports site and will be titled “Poker Texas Hold’em.”

The game which was created by GameDesire also features a downloadable mobile and tablet application for android and smartphones which is available from the App Store and via Google Play.

According to Forbes, the site appears to be designed  based on the Zynga+ Poker concept, which is one of Internet’s largest free poker application of its type but its completely virtual as players cannot win real money.

However, as the state of California push for a real money online poker regulation, yahoo! are ready to offer real money online poker for U.K players in the coming months and expanding to the US when legislation is finalized.

Read our dedicated article to learn more about the legal online operators in the USA

Expected Welcome Bonuses

Yahoo poker screen shotAs the internet giant tries to break into an already competitive market, registering customer can expect to receive some excellent welcome bonuses.

Based on bonuses offered by the new platforms biggest competitors we expect some of the welcome bonuses and promotions to include:

  • 100%  first deposit bonus of up to £600
  • 200% second deposit bonus of up to £1000
  • Triple online poker points
  • Deposit £20 receive £50 to play with
  • Excellent weekly tournaments with a chance to win up to £15,000
  • Daily prizes worth between £1,000 and £5,000
  • Refer a friend bonus

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