With the eyes of poker players fixed on the mid-term elections, it might have been easy to miss the creation of a brand new poker network. 5Dimes, better known for their huge sportsbook, have split with previous partner the ‘Equity Poker Network’ and formed their own pool – using the name Grand Poker Network.
This will be a minnow as far as global poker networks are concerned. Equity was only in 30th place, and 5Dimes were just a small part of that group. For me, there will be two main positives going for this site:
- First, the people at the tables will be sports betting fans, mainly regular people who like to relax with a bet or quick game of poker. You will not find the multi-tabling ‘grinders’ here killing off the games. Expect loose, wild action more similar to what you would expect to find in a Vegas casino.
- Second, this is a new option, more sportsbooks might join, maybe even international sites. Anything which gives players extra choice has to be welcomed.
Equity has done quite well after starting only last year. 5Dimes was not a critical size, and so their departure should not affect the network too badly. Sites on this network are part-owners of the whole, and there are rules in place to stop the so-called ‘parasitic skins’ from poaching players with rakeback or VIP deals. The biggest site currently on this network is the popular Full Flush Poker. This site welcomes US players, and has some very generous offers at the moment.
What to Expect at 5Dimes?
You can expect a world-class sportsbooks with some of the best lines around – and a huge range of sports covered too (see our 5Dimes Sportsbook Review for the details). There is also a comprehensive casino, powered by DDG games, which includes some Live Dealer tables with lower than average stakes (we have a separate review for Casino fans here). Add to this the new poker site, generous bonuses and the trust that comes with a brand with more than 10 years of experience – and I you can see why this outfit are definitely worth a click.