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Yachting Poker

Yachting Poker Review

CliffnotesYachting Poker is a small upcoming room you may not have heard of yet, with fishy Euro traffic and surprisingly good software, rakeback and support. User reviews have been overwhelmingly positive in the few years the room has been around.


Yachting Poker opened August 12, 2011 as a standalone site on it’s own software platform, purchased from DraculaHoldem and upgraded by the B3W Group. Later on other sites were added with the same software to form a network – the Hive Network.

Yachting is regulated by the LGA in Malta with segregated funds and all the security protocols you’d expect from a poker site. The rooms reputation on forums has been very positive for an otherwise small, relatively unknown room, with excellent support threads on the TwoPlusTwo forums.


Compatible with both Mac and Windows, Yachting Poker’s lightweight software runs quickly and smoothly with no table max and stack / tile capability. See our in-depth Yachting software review for more.

Yachting Poker Review - Software

Software such as Holdem Manager, PokerTracker & TST are not currently supported at Yachting. A mobile client is currently available for Yachting Casino and in development for Yachting Poker.


Yachting Poker offers the standard cash games and tournaments you’d expect (NLHE, PLO) at stakes up to €10/20 as well as uncommon formats like Telesina and 32 Card Draw. They also have a fast fold poker format, InstaPoker. See the full games list here.

Games are juicy with a large amount of Italian traffic. Unfortunately Yachting Poker is not open to the USA.

Play legal online poker in the US at Americas CardroomBovadaCarbon Poker and Juicy Stakes.


Yachting Poker uses weighted contributed rake and a standard up to 5% rake – see exact rake tables in our Yachting rake review.


Yachting Poker now has a VIP program rather than flat rakeback (their previous system) but their VIP rewards are very close to rakeback in design –  they’re equivalent to 25% cashback at every level, and the lowest level is relatively easy to reach.

Therefore everyone is essentially on the same level, and even with low volume at microstakes you should be able to manage 25% returns, especially as you start off with the €1,200 deposit bonus being equivalent to 25%. Read more in our Yachting rakeback review.


Yachting’s official support thread on TwoPlusTwo closed but site rep Justin still promptly answers questions in an unofficial thread.

Email support, live chat, and phone support (free call back) are also available daily 08:00 – 00:00 CET.


The Hive Network sees a 7 day average of ~800 players with its 24 hour peak approaching 1,700.

Yachting Poker Review - Traffic

PokerScout ranks it the #13 highest traffic network at the time of writing, with plenty of 50NL - 200NL action.


An easy extra 10% rakeback is available for NLHE players in Yachting Poker’s main promotion. Other promos include a High Hand jackpot in PLO – read more on our Yachting promotions review.


All the usual deposit and cashout options are available, including VISA, Skrill, Neteller, and more – see a full breakdown on our Yachting withdrawals page

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