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 recreational players, 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 – 6 players from different countries (Taiwan, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Russia).
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 emoticons 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 that would come on the board), lay out several boards instead of one, display/hide cards at the end of the hand and show outs to a win, as well as encourages chat communication and usage of animated emoticons.
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 has 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 main advantages of playing at Natural8
- Weak field of players
- A large number of Asian fishes
- Games of various formats
- Rakeback up to 100%
- MTT for mobile version
The game availability and the traffic of the poker room
Natural8 focuses on the Asian market and the peak time of player activity falls at morning (ET). At this time, at the tables you can meet more than 2,000 users, half of whom are playing in cash games. The poker room is perfect for those who like to play in the daytime, as in most other rooms the peak hours fall in the late evening.
The poker room offers a huge variety of games. You can play cash games like Hold'em or Omaha, choose quick game All-In or Fold, Fortune Spin or try your hand in different tournaments. The lowest limit is NL10 and it gathers up to twenty tables. The maximum limit on Natural8 reaches NL2k, but there are also special VIP tables with NL40K and PLO40K limits.
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 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/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.
Having become acquainted with Natural8, we can say that tournaments and cash games are equally represented here. Beginners can take part in free tournaments or in events with a low buy-ins. There are many tournaments with high buy-ins for regulars, right up to $25,000 high roller tournaments with a $1,000,000 guarantee.
Rake amount at Natural8 is 5% in Hold’em and 3% in Omaha.
The CAP (a maximal rake amount from the hand) is as follows:
- at NL2-NL10: 3$ 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 cryptocurrency, 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
- 200% first deposit bonus. Upon making your first deposit at Natural8, you will receive a 200% bonus of the deposit amount up to $1688.
- $8 as a gift. Make a deposit of $10 or more, and get instant $8 to your game account for free.
- Honeymoon for beginners. Complete daily missions during a month and earn cash prizes, as well as tournament tickets.
- $375 000 for Rush & Cash players. Play at Rush & Cash fast poker tables and get some of the leaderboard prize pool.
- $200 000 AoF Festival. Play hands at All-in or Fold tables and win entries to special Giveaway Freerolls.
- Bingo in All-in or Fold. Your pocket cards at All-In or Fold tables now also become bingo cards and you can get a big cash reward.
- Bubble Protection. Get a chance to protect yourself from busting on the bubble with early registration.
- Big Hand Jackpot. Win the jackpot in the cash games of Hold'em and Omaha by making quads, straight flush or royal flush. In this case, you must invest 15 BB before you make the necessary hand, and the combination must include both your pocket cards.
- Flush Jackpot. Collect a strong combination at short deck tables and get a jackpot.
- Short deck Giveaway. Players can get a bonus during the game on Holdem 6+ tables.
- Big Bad Beats. Players daily have a chance to win $50 if they have such an unpleasant situation as bad beat.
You can find more detailed information about these and other promotions on the official website of the room.
In the poker room there is also a VIP Club Natural8 "Fish Buffet", where a player gets 1 FP (Fish Point) for every 0.01$ 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%.