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Ignition Poker Room

This is Professional Rakeback's Ignition Casino poker site review.  We have a full review for you covering effective rakeback of bonuses, cash games, tournaments, site history and reliability, rewards breakdown, and more.

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Highlights:

Anonymous play
Soft and easy games
Largest US-friendly poker site
Fast bitcoin deposits and withdrawals
Mobile poker client for iOS and Android
Plentiful Holdem and Omaha cash games
Most Limit Holdem action available online
Initial deposit bonus equates to 100% rakeback!
Large multi-table tournments without rebuys or reentry
Ten million dollars, $10,000,000, per month in guaranteed Hold'em and Omaha tournaments

Ignition Casino is the newest site available to American players.  It boasts a large and full featured online casino, as well as, what we are most concerned with, a very large online poker following.  In fact, Ignition is the 3rd largest online poker provider in the entire world, as well as the largest option available to players in the USA.

Ignition itself has been around for a couple of years as a casino, but it did not offer poker until the fall of 2016.  In fact, they surprised everyone in the industry by coming out of nowhere to purchase all of the poker business from the former giant in the US market, Bovada.  Speculation online is that Bovada's poker operations were sold to Ignition for somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 million US dollars!  A pretty tidy sum, Ignition clearly has deep pockets, which of course bodes well for player fund security.  Not only did they purchase the player base of Bovada, but Ignition purchased all of the information technology as well, including the poker client as well as the advanced collusion and bot detection security tools.  In fact, from what we've been told, they are working on expanding the player protection resources and providing the fairest games for all players, be they recreational or professional.

Speaking of recreational players, they will be happy to know that the tables are anonymous, and sharks will be unable to track them over long periods of time, chase them should they choose to swap tables, or use advanced third party software against them.  Sharks, sorry, but unlike PokerStars, there is very little third party tracking software available for this site, but we do recommend that you make use of the (per session only) Ignition poker HUD

Something that both recreational and professional players will adore is cash game selection and availability.  This site exceeds all other US-friendly sites in this regard, offering up to twice as much traffic as its nearest competitor, Winning Poker Network.  Cash games are available round the clock for Texas Hold'em, fixed limit from micro stakes to 30/60 and no limit from penny games all the way up to $2,000 buy-in.  Omaha games also come in fixed limit and pot limit varieties,  with fixed limit being Omaha hi/lo and going up to 30/60 in stakes.  Pot limit Omaha games range from micro stakes penny games up to $2,000 buy in.  There is action across all levels of stakes.  Also in the cash game department there are "Zone Poker" games, Ignition's version of "fast fold" poker where players can play up to 1,000 hands per hour (once you fold, you get a new hand on a new table almost instantly).  Zone games run regularly up to the $100 buy-in level, and sometimes above.  One thing to keep in mind however is that Ignition hides its full tables from the lobby, making the site appear to have far less traffic than it does.  They do this to protect their recreational players from being scouted by sharks and also to keep nosy tracking sites from collating and reselling their game data.  If you happen to log in and find the lobby seemingly empty, just sit around for a minute and we bet that a table magically pops up with 5 out of 6 players seated (meaning someone just got up from their seat and the table reappeared in the lobby due to no longer being full).

Sit and Go action is also good at Ignition.  They do not offer hyper speed games of any size, relegating the faster playing games to lower stakes.  Most of the higher stakes games, as well as many of the lower stakes SNGs, are regular speed sit and goes that allow for deeper staked player for longer.  They do this to, once again, cater to the average player, many of whom they have found do not like 5 minute poker games with quickly increasing blind levels.  Ignition is also the only remaining USA site to offer Double or Nothing / DON / DUP sit and goes.  They also offer a unique triple up structure.  Buy ins range from $1.05 up to $215.  Heads up SNGs are also offered in the same buy-in ranges.

 

account creation instructions below

For players in the USA, sign up with Ignition.  For players in the rest of the world (ROW), particularly Canada, sign up with Bodog.eu! The player pools on Ignition, Bovada, Bodog, Bodog.eu and Bodog88 are the same - the brands are simply different for legal reasons.

STEP 1:  Clear your cookies - this is mandatory - you may not receive the maximum deposit bonuses (100% match up to $2,000) if you fail to do this step!  Click the appropriate browser button below for instructions.

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Step 2:  If you've previously installed the Ignition software, you must uninstall it now before continuing.

Step 3:  Click the banner below to create your Professional Rakeback Ignition account.

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Step 4:  Click "Join Now" button.

Step 5:  Fill out account information.

Step 6:  (optional) If you wish us to verify your account was properly created, you must call Ignition at 1-855-370-0600 and ask them for your "customer number." The entire call takes less than 2 minutes.  Then simply contact us via Skype or email and provide us with your customer number (ex: 14620799) and registered email address.

Step 7:  Deposit and enjoy! The first credit card deposit is free, after that a small fee is levied. We highly recommend using bitcoin which is always free - learn how to set up bitcoin for online gambling here.  Cash transfer methods such as WU and MG are also free, for deposits > $300, as they will reimburse any fees you incur to your player account.

US State Restrictions:   Unfortunately, Ignition poker is not able to accept new players from the following US states and territoriesDelaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York.

HUD:  Did you want to use a HUD when playing?  Unfortunately the terms and conditions of the network are restrictive and very few HUD programs are allowed.  In fact, only one has seemingly passed the test.  That program is Holdem Indicator.  Professional Rakeback offers an exclusive 10% discount on Holdem Indicator and iHoldem Indicator for you Mac users, to our players.  If you are interested in a review head over to our software page and if you simply wish to purchase it now, with a ten percent discount off the retail price of $99 USD, then all you need to do is click here for PC and here for Mac.


Games Review and Other Information

Ignition is part of the Pai Wang Luo poker network.  PWL network is a world-wide based poker network operating in 12 countries (USA, Canada, China, Vietnam, Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile and Colombia.  As of February 2017, they intend to expand into more Latin American and Asian countries heading into 2020.  This network is the 3rd largest online poker network in the world behind PokerStars and 888.  The games here are easier here than at PokerStars or 888!

Cash Games offered:
NLHE: 5NL - 2000NL
PLO: 5PLO - 2000PLO
L08: 0.25/0.50 - 30/60
FLHE: 0.25/0.50 - 30/60
Zone (Zoom): 10NL - 200NL

Heads up, six max, and full ring are the game types offered in cash play. 

Sit and Goes:
Double Ups, Triple Ups, Regular, Turbo, Heads Up, 6max, 18 mans are all available.  Buy-ins range from $1 to $215.

Tournaments:
2 million dollars a week in guaranteed tournaments.  No re-entry, all freezeouts with a few rebuy + add-on events thrown in.  Sunday Major is 100k but can sometimes hit 200k.  Also they have a Mad Monday tournament series with a dozen tournaments having guarantees ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 USD.  Every two months they also run a tournament series that culminates in a main event typically having a 250 to a 500k dollar guaranteed prize pool


 

Initial Deposit Bonus

The Professional Rakeback Ignition poker initial deposit bonus is hands down the fastest clearing bonus among all poker sites. Here's how it works:

Players earn 3 points for every $1 in tournament and SNG fees paid and anywhere from 0.05 to 1 point per hand in cash games, dependent on how much is raked from the pot. Learn more about Ignition poker rake.

The "Poker Welcome Bonus" clears in 4 stages. Stage one requires 15 points to release $5. Stage two requires 85 points to release an additional $20. Stage three releases $25 more dollars for 185 points. And finally stage 4 releases $50 for 400 more points. This bonus clears fast!

Lets say you deposit $1000 and get the maximum bonus of $1000. You then buy into a juicy $50+5 multi-table tournament or sit and go tournament. Your $5 fee earns you 15 poker points. You have now cleared a $5 bonus by paying $5 in fees. This is 100% rakeback!

Lets say you continue to play $55 tournaments, five more to be exact. You've now earned another 75 points, for a total of 90 poker points and you've crossed the threshold for the second bonus tier to be released. You have now spent $30 to play 6 tournaments and earned $25 in bonuses . That is 83.3% effective rakeback!

Following the previous examples, level 3 equates to 77% rakeback and level 4 yields 74.1% rakeback. In aggregate, one can clear the maximum poker bonus at a whopping 83.6% rate!

 


Ignition's tournament cancellation policy can be found here.