888poker

  • Not open to US players

Why Play at 888poker?

  • $88 FREE no-deposit bonus with $8 instantly ($2 cash, $6 tournament tickets)
  • Exclusive Monthly $1k and Weekly $500 freerolls for PokerListings players
  • ₤12 bonus for U.K. players: $2 in cash, $18 in tournament tickets
  • New Snap Poker speed poker option

888poker

Overall Rating
  • Not open to US players

Why Play at 888poker?

  • $88 FREE no-deposit bonus with $8 instantly ($2 cash, $6 tournament tickets)
  • Exclusive Monthly $1k and Weekly $500 freerolls for PokerListings players
  • ₤12 bonus for U.K. players: $2 in cash, $18 in tournament tickets
  • New Snap Poker speed poker option

Screenshots

Score

Software & Graphics
8
Ring Game Traffic
8
Tournament Traffic
8
Rake
8
Soft Competition
9
Game Variety
9
Sign-Up Bonus
9
Loyalty Bonus
8
Promotions
8
Support
8
Financial Security
10
Deposit & Withdrawal
10

Game Selection / Volume

Cash Game
2,000
Player Volume Peak
10,000
Tournament Volume
8,000
7 Card Stud Hi-Lo
20
7 Card Stud Hi
60
Omaha Hi-Lo
40
Omaha
130
Omaha Hi
90
7 Card Stud
80
Tournaments
8,000
Texas Holdem
2,000
Heads-Up Poker
100
Limit Texas Hold'em
600
No-limit Texas Hold'em
1,400

Support Quality

24/7 Support
Yes
Web site FAQ
No
Support Features
Email, Phone, Chat
E-Mail Confirmation
Yes
Speed
Fast
Knowledge
Very good
Friendliness
90%
NETeller Payout Time
72 Hours
Withdrawal Smoothness
85%

Support

The support at 888poker is very good, with knowledgeable and friendly staff that provide e-mail, live chat and phone support.

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Full Review

Previously known as Pacific Poker, 888poker is the flagship poker room of the world's largest online casino, 888.com. That means lots of wild casino customers at the poker tables. Combined with big, high-value promotions, that also means a lot of Texas Hold'em players come to 888poker for juicy high-action tables and good bonuses.

The upgraded 888poker software (called POKER 6) offers players over 100 new features including improved search functions and layout, 3D table graphics, integrated casino play, an always-visible cashier and improved multi-tabling abilities.

Other nice functions that stand out are password-protected SNGs and hand histories you can write on your hard drive and import to hand-analysis software tools. 888poker also has a new downloadable Mac client that's just as feature-packed as the standard PC version.

Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud and Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo are available. Real-money player statistics as of July 2014 show 2000 ring-game players at peak hours and 8000 tournament players at peak hours.

Reviewed by: Pokerlistings

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Bonus Code and Promotions

Sign up through a PL.com link and get a $888

At 100%

All players who sign up via Pokerlistings link are eligible for an exclusive $888 bonus at 100% match.

All new players in eligible countries will also receive an $88 FREE instant bonus upon signing up with no deposit required.

Each bonus is paid out in two installments:

  • $8 FREE immediately: Instant $2 in cash and $6 in tournament tickets credited to new player accounts.
  • $80 FREE Gift: 10 x $8 gifts for every 250 points earned ($2 cash & $6 in tournament tickets).

Note: Countries eligible for the bonus are Australia, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Japan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Finland, Slovenia, Singapore, Hungary, India and Poland.

UK players are eligible for a ₤12 bonus with $2 in cash and $18 in tournament tickets.

888poker bonus code for PokerListings players: No code required - just sign up through PL link.

Bonus Payout: The PokerListings pending bonus is released in two stages (first $400/then up to $488) and is dispensed in $10 increments for every 100 bonus points a player earns. Clearing period is 90 days from first deposit.

Loyalty Program/Promotions

888poker has one of the most lucrative rewards program available online. As soon as you become a real-money player, you're automatically part of the program and your points start building with your first pocket cards.

As you play you collect both Status Points and Reward Points. The higher your status, the more Reward Points you get. Reward points can then be exchanged for real cash, tournament entries, merchandise and more.

888poker also offers reload bonuses roughly every other month. The bonuses are usually very good with a 50% deposit match up to $300-$500. Players can also earn a $50 bonus for each referred friend while the referred player receives $25.

Exclusive Offers for PokerListings players:

  • Exclusive Monthly $1,000 freeroll and Weekly $500 freerolls for PokerListings players. Monthly $1,000 and weekly $500 freeroll: All existing and new players who earn 100 status points in the previous month will qualify

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Freeroll Promotions

Date Name
Jul 26
Exclusive $500 weekly freerolls at 888poker
Exclusive Weekly Freerolls for PokerListings Players! All existing and new players who have signed up through Pokerlistings will qualify. Requirements: No Requirement
Qualification Ends in:
-- day(s)
-- hour(s)
-- min(s)
Qualification Between (BST)
Jul 01 - Jul 26
Aug 03
Exclusive $1,000 monthly freerolls at 888poker
All existing and new PokerListings players who've made a deposit. Requirements: Collect 100 points
Qualification Ends in:
-- day(s)
-- hour(s)
-- min(s)
Qualification Between (BST)
Jul 01 - Aug 03

Bonus Details

Max Bonus $888
Regular Bonus $400
Match Bonus 100%
Refer a Friend Bonus $50

Tournaments and Freerolls

888poker has a nice variety of tournaments with buy-ins from $1 up to a few hundred. Tournaments are busy, fast and very loose with play at any level among the loosest and juiciest out there. Even the bigger buy-in tournaments offer relatively loose play.

Aside from its crazy loose play, 888poker is also known for its Daily Challenge series. Buy-ins range from the $12+$1.20 rebuy ($10k guarantee) on Thursdays to the flagship $75+$5 ($50k guarantee) on Saturdays to the $100+$9 High Rollers event on Tuesdays ($10k guarantee).

All tournaments draw a very solid amount of players - the $30+$3 Deep Stack on Fridays ($15k guarantee, 5,000 starting chips) in particular offers great value and play. Also drawing a lot of traffic are the frequent qualifiers to big live and online poker events like the European Poker Tour, Aussie Millions and Irish Open.

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Software and Graphics

888poker's most recent software upgrade added over 100 new features to the site.

The previously OK software is now a veritable monster, offering great search functions, convenient table selection, great tiling/cascading functions for multi-tabling, instant access to the cashier, bingo and casino games and a vastly improved look and feel.

Beginners get a suggestion of six low-limit cash games and tournaments to click on in the lobby and get a seat right away. More advanced players can use the quick-seat function. Old school players can also open a classic poker-room lobby.

When multi-tabling, you can decide how you want to arrange the game windows right at the table and switch between tiling and cascading as you wish. In the tournament details there's also a list of satellite tournaments to that specific event, which is unique and very useful.

One killer aspect of the 888poker software is the ability to run private games via the "lounge" option. 888poker is also the only site that offers Poker Cam tournaments where you can actually see every opponent in real time.

888poker has also added a new Mac client with the same great functionality as the PC version. Other smart additions are the "confirm all-in" feature and an action hand replay. For a free and direct 888poker download, click the download link above.

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Soft Competition

888poker has some of the juiciest games online. However, the viewed-flop percentages at $15/$30 tables have dropped to about 65-70% (at best) from a previously whopping 85%.

Thanks to Casino-on-Net's operations, there are many less-experienced poker players often with a sweet tooth for gambling. At peak hours, you typically find one or two full-ring games (10 players) with a viewed-flop percentage in the 50s or 60s. If you are looking to make a profit, the Omaha Hi-Lo tables are very good as well.

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Supported Devices

Hits and Misses

Hits

  • Known for loose and juicy Hold'em
  • Great graphics and Poker Cam tournaments
  • Download client for both Mac and PC
  • Massive guarantees and satellites to live events

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Info

Name
888poker
Web site
www.888poker.com/
Established
2002
Country
Gibraltar
Auditor
Network
888
License
Size
15.5 MB
E-Mail
support@888poker.com
Telephone
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Deposit & Withdrawal

Deposit Options: VISA, MasterCard, EuroCard, Diners Club, Solo, laser Debit Cards, Maestro, Bank transfer, Boleto, Deposito Refrenciado, European checks, E-checks, PayPoint Invoice, Wire transfers, Commerzbank OnlineBanking Web, Deutsche bank 24 Direct Debit, Dresdner bank InternetBanking, ELBA, Direct Debit, eNETS, hansabank, Neteller, InstaDebit, ClickandBuy, ACTeCASH, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), ukash, bank transfer, PaysafeCard, EntroPay, PayPoint, Dankort debit card (Denmark), Nordea online bank account (Sweden/Finland), Paypal (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and UK).

Withdrawal Options: Visa, Mastercard, Debit Cards, Neteller, [Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), PayPal, wire transfer (direct bank account transfer) and bank draft (cashier's check). Withdrawals are held for three days before processing.

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