FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is Beluga Poker?
Beluga Poker is an online poker mobile application that allows players to win REAL MONEY for FREE. Yes, you read that correctly!
I have never played poker before, will I still be able to play?
If you have never played poker before don’t be intimidated! Our games are much quicker and simpler than most poker games. We also offer some tools to help you out! We recommend watching some of our instructional Youtube videos to teach you the basics. Beluga Poker is a great way to learn because you never have to risk any money if you don’t want to and you can still win!
How do I play?
To play, download the Beluga Poker application from the iOS or Android App Stores. Sign up an account by entering and confirming your phone number and then you can join one of our daily tournaments or play the Whale of Fortune mini game!
Who can play?
To play on Beluga Poker, you must be at least 18 years of age and be located in the U.S. or Canada. There is more information on eligibility in our terms and conditions.
Is it legal?
Beluga Poker is 100% legal because all of our games are no purchase required to play. You never have to spend a cent on our app if you don’t want to! You can view more information on legality and who is eligible to play and claim prizes in our terms and conditions.
How long does a game take?
Our daily tournaments take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. This is much quicker than other large poker tournaments which can take upwards of 4 hours. If you last the entire 20-30 minutes, you will most likely be winning a nice prize! The Whale of Fortune mini game only takes 2-3 minutes!
How much does it cost?
Beluga Poker is 100% free to play! Every player gets a free entry into each daily tournament and the Whale of Fortune game is also free to play every 6 hours. We offer optional in-app purchases like extra lives for daily tournaments, and pearls to play Whale of Fortune again without waiting.
Is it real money?
YES! All prizes are real cash. Prizes are paid in Canadian Dollars.
Where does the prize money come from?
The prize money comes from advertisements, tournament sponsorships and in-app purchases. Beluga Gaming Technologies Inc. also contributes our own money to the prizes to grow the app!
How do I get my winnings?
You can cash out your winnings to a Paypal account. Winnings will arrive in your PayPal account within 2-3 business days. We will be adding more withdrawal methods in the future. You must have a minimum winnings balance of $10 to request a cash out. You may be asked to verify your identify or for more information to claim a large prize.
Do I require a phone number to signup?
Yes, we require phone numbers to verify and protect accounts. We need to keep accounts safe.
What are extra lives?
Extra lives are used to re-enter a daily tournament if you lose during the late registration period. When you use an extra life you will be automatically re-entered into the tournament with the full starting amount of chips. Extra lives can be won as prizes in some games, earned by referring friends or bought as an in-app purchase.
What are pearls?
Pearls are used to speed up the waiting time to play Whale of Fortune again. Pearls can be won as prizes in some games, earned by referring friends or bought as an in-app purchase.
What is Whale of Fortune?
Whale of Fortune is a mini game we offer in addition to the daily tournaments. In Whale of Fortune, players participate in a mini 3 person tournament that only lasts 2-3 minutes! The winner of the tournament moves on the spin the wheel. The wheel includes many different prizes including extra lives, pearls, $10, $100, $5000 and $1,000,000!! More information on the odds of winning each prize can be found in the prizes section.
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Open to U.S. and Canadian players 18+ only. To view full eligibility rules, please check our terms of use.