Online Poker Games Offered
The general spread of poker games at Intertops Poker is relatively basic with Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo being the primary games offered. The one difference between Intertops and other poker sites is that they offer Telesina, which is an Italian version of Five-Card Stud.
Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Omaha Hi-Lo all have games offered in Fixed Limit, Pot-Limit, and No-Limit formats. For Texas Hold’em, nearly all the action is at no-limit stakes. NL games start as low as .02/.04 and go all the way to $10/$20. On average, you’ll find action up to $5/$10.
The majority of PLO games at Intertops run at lower limits from .10/.20 to $1/$2. You will find occasional action at higher limits up to $10/$20. Most of the PLO and PLO Hi-Lo action takes place in lower stakes up to $3/$6. For Telesina, they offer extremely low stakes, but you will very seldom find any action at these tables. The game is more of a novelty than a viable game.
If you’re playing from the downloadable client, you’ll also have access to a selection of casino games featuring slot games, table games, and video poker. They also have a sportsbook available, allowing you to bet on both American sports leagues and sporting events from around the world.
Tournaments Suitable for Recreational Players
Intertops poker offers poker tournaments in all forms of poker offered on the site, except Telesina. However, the majority of tournaments are No-Limit Hold’em. Also, there are a few notable differences in the tournament schedule compared to other sites.
On average there are about two tournaments an hour. Tournament buy-ins on this site are more suited for recreational and low limit players with buy-ins starting as low as .30 and going up to just $27.50. There’s a limited number of freeroll tournaments offered throughout the month. Many of the events allow re-entry.
One thing to note is that the tournament variety is not the greatest. Most events play eight-handed with a few playing nine-handed. Also, the only true variant are deep stack and turbo tournaments. They don’t offer specialty events such as Heads-Up, Knockout, or bounty tournaments.
If you want to play a bit higher your main option is going to be Sit & Go tournaments. There are a nice selection of Sit and Go tournament available with buy-ins ranging from .09 all the way to $330. Most Sit & Go events run six-handed, but they also offer Hyper-Turbo three-handed games, Heads-Up games and Hyper Challenge games similar to Spin & Go on PokerStars. There are also a wide variety of specialty Sit & Go games, including Coin Flip, Hyper Bounty, KAMIKAZE!, and DoubleUp games.
Looking to build a bankroll from scratch by playing in freeroll tournaments? Intertops Poker offers plenty of opportunities. The site has Daily Freeroll events starting every six hours where the top three players share in $25 of cash prizes, and other players in the top twenty win a tournament entry ticket. Similar payout structures apply to further freeroll tournaments played throughout the week.
Remember, Intertops Poker does not attract as much traffic as some other US-friendly poker sites, so there are not as many players taking part in each freeroll which may be beneficial for your odds of winning.
Intertops doesn’t have specific promotions, however, they do promote many weekly tournaments with guaranteed prize pools.