Natural8 is a large poker room of Asian network – GGnetwork, which is one of the 10 most visited poker networks in the world and operates under the license of Curaçao. The room is focused on Asian lovers, therefore it doesn’t allow to use any third-party software.
Natural8 is one of the most popular online game platforms in Asia that offers such interesting games as Fortune Spin (an analogue of Spin&Go), All-In or Fold and innovative features like Tournament Staking (players’ backing inside the room), Rabbit Hunt (a chance to look at cards that could have come if the hand had been played), Shout out (a display of outs you need).
Natural8 Weekly hosts a lot of MTT and satellites to major Asian offline events.
Team of poker room’s ambassadors is called Team Hot, and it includes Kitty Kuo, Dong Kim, Henri Bühler, Bryan Paris, Kosei Ichinose and Adrian Attenborough. Friends of Natural8 consists of 6 players, and Russian Rinat "ZapahZamazki" Lyapin is among them.
Natural8: software review
The interface of Natural8 lobby is designed in dark colors. You are able to adjust appearance of the game table and deck according to your liking, but certain games have a special style that can’t be changed. The software itself is simple and intuitively clear.
Poker players can use funny cartoon smiles for communication during the game. Drawn characters are used as players’ avatars.
Since poker amateurs play mainly in the room - Natural8 gives its users a possibility to “complete a hand” (to view the cards would come on the flop), lay out several boards instead of one, display / hide cards at the end of the hand and show outs to get a win, as well as encourages chat communication and usage of animated smiles.
You can install Natural8 in English and few other languages or select a desired language later in the settings of the room.
The poker room prohibits any supportive software. Thus, you will not be able to play at Natural8 using Holdem Manager, Poker Tracker or other similar software. However, the poker room has got Pokercraft, an embedded program, which saves all the hands you have played, displays overall statistics of winnings and dynamics of wins / losses in each day of playing in the room.
You can download Natural8 to computer (Windows, Mac), as well as to smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices (iOS and Android).
Natural8 mobile version
Natural8 had got a convenient mobile app, which is not much inferior to the desktop client.
There are minimal requirements to install Natural8 app on mobile phone or tablet: compatibility with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for Android and compatibility with iPhone 4 and higher (a minimum requirement is iOS 6).
Using mobile version of Natural8, you are able to play at 4 tables simultaneously. In order to add a new table, a player needs to click on plus sign at the top of the screen, and if you want to switch between the tables - just scroll them through to the right and left.
The game availability and the traffic of the poker room
Natural8 is focused on the Asian market, thus the peak traffic time is at 14:30 GTM. At this time, there are more than 2 000 users at the tables, a half of whom play cash games. The poker room is perfect for those who like playing in the daytime, since in most other rooms the peak hours are in the late evening.
The poker room offers a huge variety of games. You can play cash games like Hold'em (NL2 - NL5000) or Omaha (PL2 to PL5000), choose quick game All-In or Fold, Fortune Spin or try your hand in different tournaments.
No-limit Hold'em cash games collect around 20 low-limit tables and 1-2 tables at the most expensive limits. As for Omaha, 5-8 tables are assembled at each limit up to PL400, and you can find just 1-2 tables at high-stakes games.
All-in or Fold
"All-in or Fold" game format implies that in each hand you can choose only one of two actions - either go all-in or fold the cards.
The game is held in 4-max format. In Hold'em, there are such limits as NL25, NL100, NL400 and NL1000, and in Omaha - PL50, PL200 and PL800. A player can usually find 4-6 tables at each of the limits.
Fortune Spin is an analogue of popular Spin&Go at PokeStars. The game runs in 3-max format with buy-ins of 1$, 5$ or 15$, and a prize pool of each game is defined randomly. In 42% of cases you will get x4 of buy-in, in 8% - x8 and in 50% - special cookies. By collecting 10 of these cookies, the player receives a x10 bonus.
The tournaments at Natural8 are held in varied formats and with different buy-ins. You are able to play both expensive event or freeroll and satellite (including satellites to live events mainly in Asian countries).
Every day the total guaranteed prize pool of tournaments is 100 000$, and every Sunday all guarantees are doubled.
The most popular MTT at Natural8:
- Daily tournaments with 4$-150$ buy-ins;
- Knock-out tournaments Bounty Hunters for 2$-63$;
- Omaha tournaments Omaholic for 1$, 10$ or 30$ (three times a day);
- Chinese Zodiac Freerolls – Natural8 free games where you can win special avatars and tickets to other games. New game starts every two hours.
Rake amount at Natural8 is 5% in Hold’em and 3% in Omaha.
The CAP (a maximal rake amount from the hand) is as follows:
- at NL2-NL10: 3$ from 3-6 players, 1$ from heads-up.
- at NL25-NL50: 5$ from 3-6 player, 1$ in HU.
- at NL100: 5$ from 3-6 players, 3$ in HU.
- at NL200: 8$ from 3-6 players, 5$ in HU.
- at NL400: 10$ from 3-6 players, 7$ in HU.
- at NL600: 15$ from 3-6 players, 8$ in HU.
- from NL1000: 20$ from 3-6 players, 10$ in HU.
Deposits and cash outs
Such payment systems as NETELLER, Skrill, EuroPay, VISA and MasterCard are available in the poker room, and since April, withdrawal and deposit at Natural8 is accessible in 22 types of cryptocurrency.
By replenishing account in the crypt, you will get a 10% bonus in a form of tickets to tournaments Coin Premium Event.
Please note that Neteller charges a 4% commission for withdrawal of funds. The fee is taken from the rakeback.
Natural8 official website
Official website natural8.com is available in 13 languages, including English, German and French. The site provides all the necessary information for users, possibility to contact support service and gives a list of current promotions and special offers in the room.
Actual promotions at Natural8
- 100% first deposit bonus from 100$ to 1688$. The bonus is given in parts of 10$ for every 50$ of played rake.
- Daily Mission – everyday missions by implementing which you get bonuses from Natural8 up to 3 000$.
- Tournament Leaderboard, in which top-100 best tournament players split 100 000$ between each other every month.
- $10K Invitational Freeroll – a special freeroll from Natural8 where you can play by collecting special tournament points and participating in different tournaments of the room.
- $25K Omaha Invitational is a special tournament, a ticket to which can be obtained by playing usual Omaha tournaments.
- Flush Jackpot - a special jackpot, a part of which you can win by collecting a straight flush, an ace-high flush or a royal flush at Hold’em cash table, having used both pocket cards and provided that a pot of the hand exceeds 15BB.
You can find more detailed information about these and other promotions on the official website of the room.
In the poker room there is also a VIP Club Natural8 "Fish Buffet", where a player gets 1 FP (Fish Point) for every 0.01$ of rake. By earning fish points, the player moves from level to level and thereby increases a size of the rakeback. The loyalty program of the room has 7 statuses (from plankton to shark) and 24 levels.
The size of the rakeback is determined randomly every time with the help of a special wheel, and its amount ranges from 10% to 100%.