Is Global Poker Legit? For us to answer the question about our own legitimacy seems, as Sherlock Holmes would say, “A fool’s errand.“ When someone says, “No, honestly, you can trust me,” normally that has your alarm bells ringing. However, online, a lot of third parties have an opinion on the matter; therefore, at some point, we’re going to have to address a question that many people wonder about— is Global Poker legit? It’s a fair question, given so many sites operating today are not above some suspicion.
Given all that, we’re about to tell you why we are indeed legit. Or rather, we’re going to lay before you information or perhaps more appropriately evidence, and if that does not meet your standards of legitimacy, then you are welcome to move on and go elsewhere. No judgement. We love our product and what we do, and we’ll continue to do that. Haters gonna hate, isn’t that what they say?
TL; DR — yes, we’re legit.
Global Poker’s sweepstakes promotions and prizes are regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority
Since 2017 the sweepstakes promotions and prizes (Sweeps Coins) offered at Global Poker have been regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority. If you want to see what they’re about in their own words, check out their website here. They regulate online gaming and their own mission statement is “To regulate competently the various sectors of the gaming industry that fall under the Authority by ensuring gaming is fair and transparent to the players, preventing crime, corruption and money laundering and by protecting minor and vulnerable players.”
It’s not easy, or cheap, to be licensed by these guys, and we fully support their mission to make sure that our games are fair, transparent to players and to prevent crime, corruption and money laundering. We don’t want our players to be the victims of any kind of foul play on Global Poker, and if you do, then we don’t want to play with you!
Patent number: US 10,580,256 B2. Our Sweepstakes model is patented
Yes, patented. Not ‘patent pending’; patented. It took us some sweet time and quite a pretty penny in legal expenses to get that done, proving to the United States Patent and Trademark Office that what we had presented was indeed patentable. And no, before you go asking, “So does that mean before the patent was granted Global Poker wasn’t legit?” while your patent is pending, you’re allowed to do what you do, but you aren’t necessarily protected by the law if someone else copies what you do. But we’re just giving you a bit of info. You’re welcome
Our card shuffle is certified
Global Poker’s random number generator (RNG) uses a Mersenne Twister with background cycling. This was certified by iTechLabs on 15 February 2017 who confirmed that it uses a well-known algorithm to generate random numbers. The numbers generated by this RNG have passed Marsaglia’s “diehard” tests for statistical randomness. iTech Labs has found that number sequences are unpredictable, non-repeatable and uniformly distributed. You can read more about Marsaglia on Wikipedia here.
We verify our players
If you want to do almost anything these days you need to provide a few details, like your photo ID and your address, that’s pretty normal. You need to do that so the people you’re dealing with know you are you. If it’s not you, and someone else opens a bank account in your name, then that could be pretty bad news, right? Well, that’s the view we take with our platform. If you’re using it, and you’d like to be able to purchase more Gold Coins, or redeem your winnings, it’s not unreasonable that we’d need to know who you are, is it? And if we verify who you are, and who the other players are, then we can much more easily reduce the likelihood that there’s anything evil happening on our site. And in case you’re wondering, that’s a good thing. If you think that isn’t a good thing, that says more about you than about us!
As they say, don’t take our word for it
And if you really don’t think those things listed above go towards our being serious about the brilliantly fun business of poker, why not look at our social media channels and see what our players say about our games.
The way we see it, you have two choices
If all that evidence above fails to convince you, then you have two choices, don’t you? One, you can close this and go back to looking at whatever it was you were looking at before you came here; or, two, you can give us a shot. Take a chance, feel the thrill of finding out something for yourself. Sign up—it’s free—and have a nose around. Personalize your avatar, set your preferences and take Global Poker for a whirl.
If you don’t like Global Poker, we won’t refund any Gold Coin purchases you’ve made, but, no purchase or payment is necessary to play, so…
If you really don’t like it, you can let us know and tell us what we have done to offend you so much. Maybe we can fix it. Some smart person once said ‘complaining is finding faults. Wisdom is finding solutions.’ If you can help us find solutions to your problems, then you’re our kind of person.
And if you try our poker site and you like it, then welcome to Global Poker! Come on in, the water’s nice!
If you have any questions or comments, you can send them to [email protected]. We’re always here to help answer your queries.