Mobile poker has come to New Jersey courtesy of 888poker. The 888poker mobile app in New Jersey is just like the global product with compatibility for Android, iPhone and iPad.
888poker users can play cash games, MTTs and Sit & Gos from everywhere they have their mobile device. Getting in a quick game is relatively easy thanks to the intuitive launcher but the medium amount of traffic in New Jersey means you won’t always be able to find anything other than micro-stakes running.
While you don’t get access to the complete lobby you can adjust filters to chose between 2, 6 or 9-handed games. You can pick turbo or super turbo games if you’re really in a rush.
The app is lightweight and won’t take up a ton of space on your mobile device, leaving plenty of room for more intensive applications or photos. Unfortunately you’re still limited to No-Limit Hold’em action, which means no Pot-Limit Omaha or Seven-Card Stud at the moment.
Still, 888poker is an excellent poker app and a fantastic way to kill a little of extra time and potentially earn some cash. Read our full 888poker Mobile and 888poker NJ reviews below:
Note: Effective May 1, 2018, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have entered into a player-sharing pact to increase liquidity and prize pools!
BONUS CODE AND PROMOTIONS
While playing on the 888poker mobile app in New Jersey players will be earning points towards the same rewards program available on the desktop client. That means you’ll be able to move up through the ranks of Blue, Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum while playing on your mobile device.
888poker offers some amazing perks for reaching platinum status including a staggering 35% cash back based on each reward point. Just reaching Iron status will give you 8%. One slight flaw is that it’s much easier to log into the full desktop software to see what kind of progress you are making towards reaching status.
TOURNAMENTS AND FREEROLLS
There are plenty of tournaments and freerolls on 888poker NJ but playing from a mobile device you’ll most likely be interested in the quick Sit & Gos.
Fortunately 888poker offers tons of turbo Sit & Gos, especially at the microstakes, which are a great way to get started if you’re a beginner player.
There are also quite a few freerolls but it can be tough to find them via the mobile lobby. You might have to log into the full software to find out what all is available to you.
Finally, playing a long multi-table tournament is by no means ideal on a mobile device but it’s certainly doable. Just make sure you aren’t going to be going any areas without cell reception or Wi Fi!
SOFTWARE AND GRAPHICS
The 888poker desktop client is one of the best in the business and while the mobile app isn’t quite there yet it’s very competent.
888poker has been streamlined to play on mobile devices and the actual table layout is quite spacious (although we found the type a little hard to read on an older iPhone’s 3.5 inch screen).
Right now you’re limited to Hold’em but you will have access to 888poker’s lightning-fast Snap Poker variant. It’s an ideal way to get in a lot of hands in a short amount of time considering you can only play one table anyways.
It’s actually a very eye-pleasing piece of software and we’re extremely happy that 888poker didn’t shove too much into the design. Some might call it boring but we’d rather have something that works than a busy, unintuitive program.
888poker has always been known for soft players and you can certainly find some good spots on the mobile app. Table selection is a bit harder on the mobile version of 888poker but it’s frequently worth changing tables if you hit a particularly tough one.
There are plenty of soft tables on 888poker so it’s a bit of a waste to try and beat the few sharks that patrol the micro-stakes. Fortunately the poker market in New Jersey is just getting going so it’s mostly recreational players on the site right now although that might change in the coming months.
With the new shared player pools for New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware (with more states likely to come), expect a surge in tournament traffic and even more soft players at the tables.
If you’ve played on the top international sites you might be surprised how soft the games are on 888poker, whether you’re on the mobile version or not. It’s definitely worth checking out.