Natural8 poker room overview
Natural8 is the biggest Asian poker room online. On average, you will find over 150,000 players playing simultaneously. The room offers tournaments, Sit & Gos, cash games, a Bad Beat Jackpot, a casino and several promotions that will interest you (see below for an overview of current promotions). The gaming room is endorsed by many professional players; it is stable, safe, legal and very dynamic. Importantly, your money is safe and your withdrawals are processed quickly
Natural8 vs GGPoker; what's the difference ?
It is important to mention up front that Natural8 is related to the gaming room GGPoker. Both arcades operate under the same license (Master License of Gaming Services Provider), although each site has its own sub-license. Each of the gaming rooms is a different skin of the same network (the GGNetwork). Natural8's mission is to offer a more personalized service to players in Asia, notably by offering the possibility to translate the software into several Asian languages:
The promotions on both sites are very similar. Although you can open an account at GGPoker and an account at Natural8 without any problems, you will not be able to play at both sites simultaneously. So, yes, you can have an account on each of the rooms in the GGNetwork, but no, you can't open both programs at the same time (mainly because you are playing against the same players on both rooms and we want to avoid collusion).
Each cardroom has a different company as its payment processor (OKC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED for GGPoker and MoneyMatrix Ltd for Natural8). For this reason, each cardroom will accept different payment methods (the payment methods will also depend on your geographical location)
Incidentally, the GGPoker poker room holds a Guinness World Record for hosting the largest prizepool online poker tournament in history. On September 6, 2020, the $5000 event number 77 of the World Series of Poker Online generated an unprecedented $27,559,500 prizepool.
Importantly, the player pool on the GGNetwork is also larger than the one on PokerStars, which has been the benchmark for 15 years (when it surpassed PartyPoker in popularity). So we can say that a new era has begun, the era of GGNetwork's reign
In summary, if you are located in Asia, you should open an account at Natural8 to access the GGNetwork player pool and if you are in the rest of the world, you should favor GGPoker. But since it is perfectly legal to have 1 account on each skin and sometimes the promotions are not the same on both rooms, you can open an account on both rooms to take advantage of all the bonuses and promotions.
Download and install Natural8
Natural8 is available for free download by clicking here
To start the download, press DOWNLOAD & PLAY :
Natural8 is available for the following environments (Windows, MAC, Android and iOS) :
For this demonstration, we will install Natural8 for Windows only. The method is similar for MAC. After clicking on DOWNLOAD & PLAY, click on DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS :
Select the location of your choice on your computer to save the installation executable file and click "Save"
Once you have downloaded the installer, you can launch it to begin installing the Natural8 software
The software will be able to install in 14 languages as follows:
Choose your installation language and click on "Install".
The installation is now in progress:
(Yes, this is indeed a design by Daniel Negreanu who is one of the representatives of the room. GGPoker).
The installation can take between 1 and 5 minutes depending on the speed of your device.
Now that Natural8 is installed, it's time to create an account before you start playing
Create an account at Natural8
When you open the Natural8 software, you will see the following home page:
To create an account, please click on "Register" (see red box in the image above).
You will see the following page:
After entering your country, email and password, click on "Continue" (don't forget the CAPTCHA).
Once you have completed this step, you will receive a verification number in your email box. Now enter the 4 digits you received by email and press "Submit" :
Once you have successfully completed this step, your account will be created and active:
You will then be able to log in to your account on the home page by clicking on "Log In".
Exploring the software of Natural8
Like its big brother GGPoker, Natural8 has an impressive range of games.
Let's review some of the most popular game offerings.
All in or Fold Poker
You'll be able to play the All in or Fold variant of Hold'em or Omaha. In both cases, you'll be at four-player tables. As the name suggests, this variant is played primarily preflop. Preflop, you can no longer limp or call or raise by just a few blinds, you will have to push all in or fold. A simpler, but more exciting form of poker. Expect a lot of variance at this type of table!
Spin & Gold
This is a 3 or 6 player Sit & Go with a randomly drawn prize. The entry price for Spin & Gold ranges from $1 to $200. The multiplier factor will vary depending on the type of Spin & Gold and the entry price. Here is how the multiplier factors work:
For example, if you enter a $200 Spin & Gold and the randomly drawn multiplier is "x 5000", you will play for $1 million (5000 * $200). In 3-player Spin & Gold, all players are guaranteed a paid seat. The player finishing 3rd will win $200,000, the player finishing 2nd will win $300,000 and the player finishing 1st will win $500,000.
These are 30-player Sit & Gos with buy-ins between $0.25 and $10. Sit & Gos are in 3 stages. Sit & Gos are fast-paced, so after the first stage, there must be 15 players left after 15 minutes. If this is not the case, each player will be in "push or fold" mode until there are only 15 players left. The action will then continue until the final table. All players who reach the final table will be in the money. This type of Sit & Go rewards mostly aggressive players.
Rush & Cash
These are standard Rush Poker cash game tables (like Full Tilt Poker back in the day, which was the first cardroom to launch this type of table) and Zoom Poker (the name given to this variant on PokerStars). Basically, when you don't like your hand, you can "fast fold" quickly and you'll be immediately sent to another table. This is a great way to play a lot of hands quickly. One table of Rush & Cash will give you as much action as four regular tables of cash games.
Short Deck (6+)
This is a variant of Hold'em in which all 2, 3, 4 and 5 cards are removed (so a total of 16 cards are removed from the deck). In addition, the strength of the hands changes a bit as the Flush beats the Full House. You can also make a Straight with A-6-7-8-9 (since the 5 was removed).
Some of the promotions and bonuses on Natural8 Poker
First deposit bonus
Get 200% off your first deposit up to a maximum of $1000. So you get the maximum bonus by depositing $500. This offer is valid for new Natural8 customers on their first deposit only. The bonus is released as you play on Natural8 tables
$8 instant bonus
When you deposit a minimum of $10 at Natural8, you will get an $8 instant bonus.
First Deposit Freeroll
When you make your first deposit at Natural8, you also get an entry into a freeroll (free tournament) with cash prizes totaling $250. The minimum deposit to qualify for the freeroll is $10. The tournaments are held every Sunday at 8:00 am and 11:00 pm (UTC). The competition in these tournaments is usually low and this is a great way to build a bankroll
Bad Beat Jackpot
Natural8 also offers a Bad Beat Jackpot for Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha-5 and Short Deck. You can check the Natural8 website for more details, but as an example, in Hold'em, if you lose a pot with AAATT in hand and better, you are eligible for the Bad Beat Jackpot. Your cash prize will vary depending on the limit you play at.
Keep an eye on the Natural8 website regularly as promotions are frequent and numerous. Here is an example of the current promotions:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to play on Natural8?
Natural8 is part of the GGNetwork which is licensed to operate. It is legal and safe to play at Natural8 (if online poker is legal in your country of course). Please note that it is forbidden for US citizens to play at Natural8.
What deposit method can I use at Natural8?
The deposit methods available depend on your country of origin. For this reason, we invite you to contact Natural8 support for more details.
Can I use a Heads-Up Display (HUD) like Poker Tracker 4 on Natural8 ?
dataming and HUD (Heads-Up Display) tools like Poker Tracker 4, Hold'em Manager 3 or Hand 2 Note, are not tolerated on Natural8. However, you can use other tools to help you with multi-tabling. If you are not sure whether your tool is supported on Natural8, we encourage you to ask your questions to the support
I recently made a withdrawal on Natural8, how long will it take for me to get my money back?
Withdrawals are usually processed within 24 hours. From the moment the withdrawal has been processed, you will receive the money in your bank account approximately 3 business days later. This is a very fast turnaround time if you compare to other gaming rooms
Is there 24/7 action at the Natural8 tables?
The GGNetwork on which Natural8 is based is one of the most popular. Therefore, you will find tables available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This feature will ensure that no matter where you are in the world, no matter what time of day you want to play poker, you will always find action at Natural8
In summary, GGPoker and Natural8 Poker are among the best online poker rooms to play poker. The game rooms are stable, secure, the support is responsive, the traffic is excellent, you can play on Windows, MAC, Android, iOS, your money is safe, your withdrawals are processed quickly, not to mention that the promotions and bonuses are numerous and frequent.
Good luck on the tables at Natural8 !