888 Poker is a part of the huge gambling site 888, where you can also play casino games, visit the bingo hall, engage in sports betting, and more. The poker room at 888 has its roots in the Pacific Poker poker room, which premiered as early as 2002. 888 Poker is owned by Cassava Enterprises, a subsidiary to 888 Holdings plc.
Together with five other poker rooms, 888 Poker forms a small – but well trafficked – poker network. For a long time, this network has successfully held on to spot #2 on PokerScout’s list over poker rooms and poker networks with the most cash game traffic.
What can I play?
Only four poker variants are represented at 888 Poker: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha HiLo, and Seven Card Stud.
Is there fast poker?
Yes, 888 Poker offers fast poker, the type of poker where you are moved to a new table as soon as you fold. 888 Poker’s fast poker is called SNAP and is available for both traditional computers and mobile devices. With SNAP, you don’t have to wait for it to be your turn to act to fold. You can fold even if it is not your turn to act at the table. Other players at the table will not be able to see that you folded until it is your turn to act (at which point you are already sitting at another table).
In addition to the SNAP cash games, there are SNAP tournaments.
888 Poker has an impressive tournament assortment with great variety. If you’re looking for big tournaments with big guarantee pots, the weekend is your best choice.
Since 888 Poker has more traffic than any other poker room except for PokerStars, the prize pots tend to grow really big for popular tournaments.
The Whale is played every fourth Sunday, starting at 18:00 GMT. This deep stack tournament has a $200,000 guaranteed prize pot, with a $60,000 guaranteed first prize. You start with 10,000 chips. The blinds increase every 25 minutes.
The buy-in is $530. Satellites are available from $0,10.
Win your way to live tournaments
Throughout the year, you can except to always find satellites at 888 Poker that can take you to online qualifiers with at least one travel package in the prize pot. Examples of live poker events that 888 Poker is known to send a lot of players to are World Series of Poker (WSOP), European Poker Tour (EPT), Aussie Millions and Asian Poker Tour (APT). Just as with most other poker rooms, a travel package will include not just airfare and buy-in, but also hotel accommodation, pocket money and merchandise.
888 Poker belongs to (and dominates) a small poker network consisting of 888 Poker, WSOP.co.uk, Tower Torneos, Lucky Ace Poker, and Lotus Poker.
When it comes to traffic however, the 888 Poker is definitely not small. It is currently #2 on PokerScout’s list of the online poker rooms and poker networks with the most traffic to the cash game tables, and have been so for a considerable amount of time. Only PokerStars has more traffic to the cash game tables than the 888 Poker network.
888 Poker uses the same poker software as the other members of the 888 Poker network. You can play directly in your browser, or download a poker client. With the downloaded poker client, you get access to poker cam tables. Earlier, a downloadable poker client was only available for Windows, but now there is one for (Mac) OS X as well.
888 Bonuses and other perks
- Register with 888 Poker and get a $88 no deposit welcome bonus.
- You get a 100% bonus (up to a maximum of $400) on your first deposit to 888 Poker.
- When you have made your first deposit, you gain entrance to a Welcome Freeroll with a $1,000 prize pot.
- When you have made your first deposit, you gain entrance to 7 Welcome Freerolls with a $500 prize pot for each tournament.
- Each time you make a deposit into your 888 Poker account, you become eligible for the next weekly Depositors Tournament. The Depositors Tournament has a $1,000 prize pot and is held on Saturdays. Making multiple deposits during a week will not give you multiple entries to the Depositors Tournament.
- The 888 Poker recruitment bonus is $50.
888 Poker offers English language support around the clock, seven days a week, year round. You can reach the support by calling or sending an email. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay a visit to 888 Poker to find out which number your should call from your specific country; free phone is available from many countries, especially in Europe. By calling a free phone #, you don’t get billed for the call.
Examples of transaction methods that can be used at 888 Poker are bank transfer, PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, Skrill (formerly known as Moneybookers), Ewire and Neteller.