Reviewed by Online Poker News on 30 April.
Rating: 9 out of 10
888Poker is one of the known and established names in the online poker gaming scene. It was formed as a part of the re-branding and refurbishment exercise of Pacific Poker, which claims to be one of the oldest poker gaming rooms available online. All that experience and the latest in technology has helped 888Poker establish itself as a serious player and even collect a few awards along the way such as the Best Poker Operator of the Year award for 2012.
888Poker offers good levels of competition with keen popular players always available. Being associated with the casino and bingo sites does bring in a variety of fresh players some of whom stick around to become seasoned poker players. One can play a variety of poker games from Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi to Seven card Stud Hi/LO Poker in various tournaments through the year.
Some of the additional features that 888Poker offer include statistical feedback of hand history and some Customisation options such as four colour decks and resizeable tables. Another interesting feature is the Pokercam which allows one to see their opponents in real time. 888Poker offers a unique rewards programs with 10 levels of VIP statuses that gives exclusive benefits such as cashback, entry to nine different VIP tournament levels, exclusive access to stores and prizes and even greater rewards per point.
Software and Security
The Software of 888Poker is amongst the most updated user interfaces in the online Poker world. It gives users some of the best experiences with fast and sharp graphics and good customisation features such as eight different language options. Its new features can stump even the most experienced of Poker players and first timers to the improved portal should consider trying out the beginner section that is easy to use and helps one understand the complete capabilities of the new interface of 888 Poker. Once mastered, it is an easy to use platform with unique features such as the Pokercam and Push and Fold tables. eCOGRA certifies the websites’ random number generator and has also received a Seal of approval hence for its monetary deposits being safe.
888Poker offers a generous welcome bonus of 100% up to $400 for new players. For Indian players there is a $88 Free upon registration– NO DEPOSIT NEEDED Bonus. It will be credited to players in the following order: $8 FREE immediately upon registration: After claiming the offer via email link, instant $2 in cash and $6 in tournament tickets will be credited to new players’ accounts. Players can also play more freerolls and carve their way to more Bronze, Silver and Gold Freerolls. The Winter Games Freeroll are giving away $300K so make use of it now.
In addition, there are other attractive challenges for newcomers such as the $100K First depositors challenge and First Depositors’ Freeroll that could give a depositor the chance to obtain a $3500 boost to their bankroll. other standard promotions include the ‘invite a friend’ that gives both the referrer and friend eight dollars to play with, Rewards Freerolls, the $100,000 Sunday Challenge and the Aussie Gold Rush that could give one the opportunity to win an all-inclusive package to the WSOP Asia-Pacific or the Aussie Millions 2013. A seasonal promotion includes the daily Freeroll for $10,000 throughout December.
Deposit and Withdrawal techniques
The website accepts all conventional electronic modes of deposits such as using debit cards, credit cards, e-wallets and wire transfers. Withdrawals similarly can be done through Visa, direct wire transfers and e-wallets such as Paypal as well.
888 Poker has a comprehensive support team that is reachable via phone, email and even live chat. Live chat support can be quite useful when you are in the middle of the game and need immediate assistance with minimal waiting times for a response.