5Dimes have long been a part of the online gambling industry. Originally established all the way back in 1996, the room has provided users with a top-notch casino and online sportsbook for over a decade plus. The sports juggernaut added an online poker room to their repertoire a few years ago and have been building a strong player base ever since.
5Dimes is located in San Jose, Costa Rica and are rated highly by sportsbook watchdog sites. 5Dimes is highly trusted and owns a network of several other sportsbook/casino sites. All of these sites are owned by their parent company, the 5Dimes Group. They are involved in local charities and have never slow paid, that I know of, or not paid a player throughout their long history.
5Dimes is part of the Winning Poker Network, which is comprised of a number of other network rooms and uses its own proprietary software. The network released a newly improved piece of software and has vastly improved its product.
The software has an old-school feel but is still fast and is lag free even when multi-tabling. The software offers many unique features, such as fold/show, the ability to straddle and the option to chop if everyone folds to the blinds. Tables are easily resizable and can be cascaded with just one click.
The software is much improved, but it is NOT without its negatives. The lobby still seems dated and does NOT have a user-specified filter to narrow down game types. There are different lobbies for tournaments and cash games which can take up a lot of screen space if you are playing both.
Overall though, the software is much improved over its previous version and is continually being refined by 5Dimes and the Winning Poker Network. It is also supported by HoldemManager and Pokertracker, so importing hands and keeping track of your stats is painless.
5Dimes offer various ways to contact their support staff. They have three customer support phone lines and another line specifically for new accounts. In addition, they offer live support and email support. Their customer service and wagering staff is available 24/7 and are rated among the best in the industry.
5Dimes Poker is mostly populated by American bettors but still accepts players worldwide. They offer a variety of deposit options available to both US players and international ones. I suggest that you contact their customer service department upon making a deposit or withdrawal since it does change.
In addition, each player is entitled to one free withdrawal per 30 day period, during the hours of 9 am to 1 pm EDT.
5Dimes, unfortunately, does NOT provide a poker-only bonus for first-time depositors. However, new depositors do receive a 50% free play bonus in the sportsbook up to $520! As the player makes wagers, more and more of the bonus will be released. Though it is NOT a poker room bonus, it is still a strong incentive to help jump start your bankroll. Just breakeven with your sports bets, and receive most of the bonus!
5Dimes poker players will also earn Poker Points for each raked hand they play or real money tournament they enter. Those points will then be able to be cashed in for real money tournaments. Offering players a chance to earn tournament money for every hand they play! In addition, 5Dimes offers plenty of promotions such as an SNG Rake Race, Satellites to live events, and Monthly Rake Races.
The poker room offers a ton of options in regards to online poker. Texas Hold Em’, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Low, and Seven Card Stud are all offered. Heads up, 6- max and full ring tables are available for all games as well, giving players plenty of options.
Though traffic is slow, cash games are regularly running through the micros up to $2/$4 No Limit Hold Em’. The most popular game is $1/$2 No Limit with ten or more games at peak hours.
For a small and upcoming poker room, 5Dimes offers a lot of weekly tournaments with substantial overlays. Though, they are NOT the size of many of the larger rooms – 5Dimes offers over 25 weekly guaranteed tournaments! Their flagship tournament is the $15k Guaranteed Tournament each Sunday. Many more are offered throughout the week, along with daily freerolls for players who want to earn money without having to risk their own bankrolls.
5Dimes is generally an extremely fishy site. Each network site has a sportsbook attached, whose bettors will run over to the poker room if they should win betting sports. This brings a constant supply of fish to the room, therefore making the games excellent. Also, many “grinders” or professional type players have yet to hear about the room and are NOT taking advantage of the fresh fish pond.
5Dimes are one of the leading online gambling sites in the history of the industry. They smartly added poker and have increased their revenues and options for players. As the network continues to grow, the bonuses, software, and player base will only get better. The room has already grown rapidly over the past few years and could be one of the big players in the online poker industry in the coming years.