Ignition Poker Mobile 2021
Ignition has been around for a couple of years as a casino, but they did not start to offer poker until the fall of 2016. 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 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.
Ignition accepts only three forms of payment – credit or debit cards (Visa or MasterCard), bitcoin and Rapid Transfer (money transfers).If you choose to fund your account with plastic, be prepared to pay a 5.9% (or higher) fee. It’s sort of disappointing to see a fee on credit/debit cards, though it could be that they’re just trying to cover the processing costs on their end.
There are no fees for using bitcoin. Good news there. And for Rapid Transfer, you’ll pay a flat $12 fee.
As for cash outs, you’ll have 4 options.
You can use bitcoin for cash outs up to $3,000. There’s no fee, but beware that it can take 2-3 days to process your payment.
Your second option is Rapid Transfer. There is a $75 fee for this.
Your third option is a paper check. You can use these for cash outs up to $3,000. These have a $75 fee and can take 2-3 weeks to hit your mailbox.
Your fourth and final option is cashing out to your credit card. However, bear in mind this is (usually) available only to international players. This costs $75, too.
The withdrawal fees are ridiculous. But you could also argue it’s a worthwhile trade if you’re all but guaranteed to be paid from a US-facing, offshore poker room.
Ignition Poker Bonus
Ignition Poker’s first bonus (when they soft-launched in August 2016) sucked. It was something like $100 for poker players and an additional $1,000 for their casino.
Yeah, you read that right. You joined to play poker, but the majority of the bonus is for their online casino.
Meh. No thanks.
But it looks like maybe that didn’t make sense to them, either, or perhaps enough people complained. Because they improved their offer.
Right now, Ignition is offering a $2,000 welcome bonus. It’s split up into two offers. You’ll get $1,000 for the poker room and another $1,000 for the casino.
That’s much, MUCH better.
The casino bonus is given to you automatically. But you need to earn it by wagering the bonus 25x. Between the play through and the 6 months they give you to complete it, this is a very reasonable offer. The only downside is you cannot play most (if not all) blackjack games, craps, baccarat or roulette.
Your poker bonus, on the other hand, isn’t given to you right away. It’s released to you in increments based on the number of poker points you’ve earned.more
You’ll have 30 days to clear the entire offer. Which, honestly, isn’t a whole lot of time. Most people probably won’t clear the entire thing. So just do what you can.
That’s it for their core offer. But Ignition also offers a couple smaller evergreen promotions. Here are the details for those.
Bad Beat – If you lose with (a minimum of) aces full of kings, you’ll win 100x the big blind up to $1,000. Both the winning and losing hands need to use both hole cards. At least 3 players need to be dealt in the hand, too.
Royal Flush – Make a royal flush and win 50x the big blind up to $200. You need to use both hole cards to win the money.
Refer-a-Friend – Send real money playing friends to Ignition and they’ll give you 200% of your friends deposit up to $100. You can send however many friends you want.
Ignition Poker Mobile Tournaments
Ignition Poker offers over $2 million a week in tournament prize pools. These tournaments are scheduled throughout the afternoon and evenings.
Daily tournaments are scheduled from 2pm to midnight. The prize pools for these vary from $3000 to $12,000. You can buy into these daily tournaments for as little as $11.
Nightly tournaments are similar. They’re scheduled between 8pm and 11pm. They have buy-ins ranging between $55 and $109 and prize pools ranging from $5000 to $30,000.more
Turbo tournaments are offered between 2:30pm and midnight. These are smaller tournaments with lower buy-ins, starting as low as $2.20. The prize pools for these tend to run lower than $5000, but they do have a nightly tournament with a $10,000 prize pool at 10pm every night.
Sit n Go tournaments are also popular at Ignition Poker. These are tournaments which start as soon as the requisite number of players have signed up. These are available in the following games:
- 7 Card Stud
- Texas Holdem
Some sit n go tournaments are single table tournaments which start as soon as that table fills up. Other sit n go tournaments are multi-table tournaments. All of them are clearly labeled in the lobby so you can choose the tournament format you prefer.
The poker room at Ignition Poker offers a $2,000 bonus on your first deposit of $2,000. That’s a 100% matching bonus. This is not an impressively sized bonus, but we’re not going to turn it down, either. In an Internet poker environment where United States players have limited options, the size of a sign-up bonus is icing on the cake. We’re just glad to be able to find a place at which to play for real money with other American players.
Ignition Poker Rewards
The Ignition Poker Miles rewards program consists of eight tiers, and the great thing about the program is that you can never go down a tier if you take a break from playing. This is because, as you earn Ignition Miles, you also earn Tier Miles which never expire. The higher tier you achieve, the better exchange rate you receive for Ignition Miles, plus you will also be entitled to a higher rate of cashback.
The cashback promotion is relatively new at Ignition Poker, and it consists of a percentage of your losses paid back into your account on a daily basis. You have to have an account balance lower than $10 to qualify for cashback; but, if you go on a long losing streak, the cashback of up to 15% may give you the impetus you need to recover some of your losses.more
Deposit and Withdrawal Options at Ignition Poker
Typical of a US-facing poker site, there are limited deposit options at Ignition Poker. You can fund your account with credit card deposits, but these usually attract charges after your initial deposit. A far better option is Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash – which is not only free of charges when you deposit, but when you requests withdrawals as well.
Cashouts other than Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash withdrawals are processed by check or Rapid Transfer. Ignition Poker offers players one free withdrawal every four months, but other than the free withdrawal, you will have to pay charges to get your hands on your money and wait longer for a fiat currency withdrawal (typically 5-10 days) before your request is processed.
The Key Reason for Playing at Ignition Poker
Although the payment processing fees may not particularly inspire you to play at Ignition Poker, there is one very good reason why you should consider this site as an option. This is the anonymous tables that protect new and recreational players from more predatory players who use poker software to gain an advantage at the tables.
Because new and recreational players are better protected, there tends to be more of them at the tables than at other online poker sites and the general standard of play is softer. So, although there may be a lack of big money promotions and fees attached to cashing out (assuming you don´t use Bitcoin), your overall experience at Ignition Poker should be more profitable than at other poker sites.