It is time to say goodbye to the OnGame Network and introduce the new name of the NYX Poker Network. This page gives you an overview of the new NYX Poker network, and the best available bonus for players looking to check it out!
I have to say that OnGame was a neglected by the two previous owners… Amaya had the big brands of PokerStars and Full Tilt instead, and before that BWin merged their players into the Party System – leaving OnGame Completely. This network does not allow US players.
NYX Gaming is an established player in the gambling market – with offices on 3 continents (Vegas, Stockholm and South Africa). They have a suite of top quality casino games and slots, as well as a bingo product. With poker moving towards a recreational model as we go into 2016, this could be a smart acquisition of a network at just the right time.
My personal favorite site on the NYX network is Red Kings Poker, one of the original OnGame members – I have explained why below.
What to Expect on the NYX Network?
This is not the biggest network, sitting in around 12th place according to the ever helpful Poker Scout – with peaks of 315 cash game players and many times that enjoying the sit n goes and tournaments.
What you will find is here are very few of the ‘pro grinder’ types, and a lot more regular people who enjoy the occasional game… there are a lot of sports betting brands on this network, and many players cross over from there to the poker room. This makes NYX Poker sites a great place to enjoy a relaxing game, and for those with some experience the games can be very profitable too.
Holdem is where the action is, though there is smaller selection of Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo too.
Here are some other features for players not familiar with the NYX Network:
- Blaze Poker (a fast-fold variation which works great on smartphones).
- Grand Series of Poker (European tour of live tournaments where you can qualify online)
- Very slick software, compatible with most devices
- Fishmarket Tournaments (new players get free $11 entry, making the fields very soft, runs intermittently)
- Free Holdem Manager 2 Pro (as part of a sign up deal).
- Special ‘Red Kings’ Bonus (only at Red Kings, see below).
Best NYX Network Site?
My personal favorite site on the new NYX Network was one of the original and most innovative members of OnGame – Red Kings Poker.
This was the first site to have a mobile poker client, the first to have a Mac download (for those too young to remember, poker was dominated by Windows-only download sites for many years!).
Red Kings also offer the best bonuses on the NYX Poker Network… both the initial bonus and the ongoing loyalty rewards.
First up, you’ll get a 100% match of between $250 and $2500 (the bonus code is CLUB250, CLUB500, CLUB1000 and so on).
Next you get an additional $300 bonus the first time you are dealt the 2 red kings together in a real money cash game. This goes up to $500 if you lose at showdown with them (please do not say in the chat box what you are doing, this is against the rules).
If there is a Fishmarket tournament due you’ll get an $11 entry token for that. If not then there are usually a long list of promotions and specials going on, so make sure that you check out their website.
Red Kings really know how to look after their loyal players. With the new network owners NYX poised to do a better job than the previous 2 owners, this site could be a big success story for 2016. Head on over to www.redkings.com and see the soft games for yourself now!