In late June 2018, the PaiWangLuo Network deployed multi-table tournaments and sit-n-gos to its mobile poker offering. These tourneys are available for play on tablets and smartphones at all network sites: Bovada.lv, Ignition Casino, Bodog.eu, Bodog.com, and Bodog88. With these updates, every game type hosted by the network is now accessible on mobile.
The mobile cardroom at Bovada, Ignition, Bodog, and the rest of the network rooms works on just about any modern smart device. There's no app to download. You simply need to log into your account via any compatible mobile system. Upon going to the site on the appropriate hardware, you'll see the following announcement heralding the recent additions:
We were given a sneak peak of the new mobile poker solution and have decided to see how everything works for ourselves. After you go to the poker room's website and log in, you'll see the following games available: Cash Games, Zone Poker, Jackpot Sit & Go, and Featured Sit & Go. Any attempts to access multi-table tournaments through this screen are foredoomed to failure. Feel free to play the “Featured Sit & Go” to your heart's content however.
It turns out that non-SNG tournaments are hidden in the top-left menu, which has a list of all the game types you can play (Cash Games, Zone Poker, Sit & Go, Jackpot Sit & Go, and Tournaments).
In our review and discussions with our contacts at the PWL Network, we made the case that MTTs should be visible from the main screen. Mainly to satisfy the recreational players who are unlikely to dig through the menu to find this option. We are happy to report that this current UX may change in the future revisions as the decision-makers were keen to listen to our suggestions.
Once you choose “Tournaments,” you'll see the MTT lobby showing filters at the top and matching tournaments below. These filters let you include and exclude games based on buyin level, tournament status, betting structure, and other criteria.
The list of tournaments shows the name of each tourney, its buyin, the status of the event (i.e., registering, finished, etc.), when it starts, and the number of people registered.
Going back to the filters for a moment, we notice that they're set up as checkboxes. You can mark whichever value or range of values you want, and you can select multiple boxes. Each filter has a box labeled “All,” which basically turns off filtering for that criteria.
We decided to filter by “Tournament Type” and ticked the box marked “$100K Guaranteed.” This winnows the tournaments displayed to just the $100K Guaranteed and all satellites and sub-satellites associated with it.
To go to the lobby for a tournament, choose it from the list. Now you'll be able to see more details about it, like the length of the late registration period and the starting chip stack. This is what the lobby looks like for the $100K Guaranteed:
Entering a tournament is as simple as pressing the red “Register” button. A box appears, showing your current balance and the amount you need to pay to join. Be aware that you can only have one tourney table active at a time. If all looks good, hit the “Confirm” button to finalize your registration.
If you've entered several events and don't wish to become confused, especially given the single-table limit, there's a “My Tournaments” section that lists all the MTTs that you've registered for. To go there, open up the top-left menu and select the appropriate option.
As you can see, the $100K Guaranteed that we opted to enter is shown:
Click on the tournament within the “My Tournaments” screen to go to the tournament lobby. You'll see an “Unregister” button, which you can use if you're having second thoughts and want to unregister the event before it begins. This takes up most of the display, at least on smaller screens, but you can scroll down to view more tournament info.
Prizes, blind levels, breaks, and tournament memo all have their own tabs. Expand each tab in the accordion by pressing the “+” symbol on the right and hide it by clicking on the “-”.
That's basically all there is to registering for a mobile poker tournament at Bovada, Ignition, or Bodog. When the time comes, your table will pop up, and you'll be able to play just as you would expect.
Bovada and the rest of the network have a full weekly tournament schedule, including the $150 + $12 $100,000 Guaranteed on Sunday afternoons followed by the $300 + $25 High Roller event Sunday evenings with $75,000 guaranteed. During the week, you can try out the two Monster Stack MTTs every night, with buyins of $25 + $2.50 and $200 + $15 and guaranteed prizes that are different every day. There are many other events that guarantee more than $1.5 million in total weekly.
Every few months, there are tournament series, like the Black Diamond Poker Open and the Golden Spade Poker Open. They contain dozens of events and award millions of dollars in prize money. There are also recurring $250,000 guaranteed tournaments with buyins of $300 + $25. For all of these occasions, you can win your seat for just a few bucks through a comprehensive array of satellites.
Regardless of which of these games you wish to enjoy, you can register for them on your mobile device. All of these tournaments and many more are listed in the mobile poker lobby.
There hasn't been enough time yet for people to really become acquainted with the new mobile tournaments and SNGs at the PaiWangLuo Network rooms, but the comments we have seen indicate a great deal of enthusiasm for these new game types. Check out what a Reddit user had to say after hearing the news:
Now that the PaiWangLuo Network has all available game types supported on mobile, it's truly one of the best poker offerings for smart device users. If you haven't yet created an account on a network skin, then now's the perfect opportunity to do so.
If you're an American or Australian, the Ignition Poker is the site for you. It welcomes newcomers with a 100% up to $1,350 deposit bonus that clears at a pretty good 30% rate in tournaments and sit-n-gos. Read our thorough Ignition Casino Poker review for further details on this poker room.
Canadians and residents of select Latin American countries can sign up for Bodog instead. The bonus is also 100% up to $1,000 with a 30% cashback rate on MTTs and SNGs. Consult our Bodog Poker, sports, and casino review to apprise yourself of what this operator has in store for you.
Finally, if you're a resident of the United States who likes betting on sports in addition to grinding at the poker tables, then Bovada.lv might be the right room for you. Its poker bonus is only 100% up to $500, but on the other hand, it has a sportsbook, which Ignition lacks. Check out our Bovada.lv Poker review page to find out more.