Ongame and PokerNetwork

Ongame is a Swedish company founded in 1999 that develops some of the best online poker software and owns one of the world's largest poker rooms, PokerRoom.com. They license their state-of-the-art software to PokerNetwork, one of the world's leading online poker networks. Their software is unique in that it is Java-based - no download is necessary and it works on Windows, Mac or Linux. It is the only poker software that is Macintosh compatible (and that does not require Virtual PC). They also have a download version for Windows.

NOTE: Ongame was purchased by the publicly traded BETandWIN.com Interactive Entertainment AG in March 2006.

The top poker sites using Ongame software are PokerRoom.com, Hollywood Poker, Euro Poker, and Holdem Poker. All the poker rooms in this rapidly growing network use the same software platform and share games and players, but each site in the Ongame network has a unique poker room "skin" and has different promotions, features, and special tournaments.

Top Sites using Ongame Poker Software


Top Ongame Site

Poker Room gets high ratings in all of the categories we review including players, games, tournaments, software, and support. They also have attractive promotions and give players opportunities to win seats to the WSOP each year. By playing real money games on their site, you earn points that you can spend to enter their large weekly freerolls. They have Texas Hold em, Omaha, and Stud Poker and even some casino games. If you use a Mac, this is your site!

Top PokerNetwork Site

Hollywood Poker is endorsed by actors James Woods and Vince Van Patten. Their main selling point, besides using Ongame software and being a member of PokerNetwork, is that they recruit a wide range of celebrities to play on their site. If you have patience, it can be fun playing at a table with a celebrity or two. They also give you the opportunity to win a free seat at a televised World Poker Tour event.

Poker Room for Europe

Euro Poker is a European version of HoldemPoker.com which is available in German, Spanish, Russian and Polish. You can find players there all day (and night) long. You get a 100% deposit bonus on your first deposit by following any link to EuroPoker.com from our website (their home page will still show the normal 50% bonus, but you will get the special bonus if you follow any of our links).

Holdem Poker

Holdem Poker is essentially the same site as PokerRoom.com, but with a different poker room lobby and slightly different promotions. They have a daily $500 freeroll tournament and plentiful tournament action like all of the Poker Network member sites. They also have a special 100% up to $100 sign-up bonus if you follow a link from our site (normally 20% up to $100).

Reviews of Ongame Poker Sites

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Poker Networks & Software Platforms

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