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888Poker Review 2015

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888Poker (Pacific Poker) Overall

888Poker (formerly Pacific Poker) has fast become a popular choice of room for many Hold'em players (as our rankings suggest) due to the loose games and high value promotions. 888Poker is part of the 888 Holdings group which is the company behind the world's largest casino, Casino-on-Net. Not short of a bob or two. As with any poker site that comes with integrated casino, the potential for loose action is always substantially higher. There is no exception here - view flop percentages are regularly over 70%, meaning that players don't know when to fold - good for profitability. The software supports Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud and Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo. Overall, game variety is pretty good and vary between No-Limit, Limit, Pot-Limit and Fixed-Limit.

The site has appeal and boasts good graphics and stable platform. The software itself has great features including an improved search function and site layout, 3D-avatars to play with and improved multi-tabling abilities with up to 4 tables tiled or the ability to have your tables cascaded. You'll also find beginner tables, a quick seat function and a function designed to allow you to play with friends. The site also has an integrated casino, bingo and backgammon platform for you in case you want the variety.

Top15Poker have an attractive bonus for all new players. You'll receive £12 FREE (or equivalent currency) as soon as you register your account and should you choose to deposit, you'll be entitled to double your money up to a max value of $400 (.i.e. deposit $200 - get $400). There are also a ream of freerolls that you will gain access to.

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Overall Presentation

The presentation of the site is impressive with a well laid out lobby and dark appealing graphics. The site is owned and operated by a massive player in the gaming field, so it comes as no shock that there is attention to detail on the presentation side of things. The lobby has great functionality and the whole site is generally very impressive with a solid, easy to navigate structure. With a free money offer, you won't be disappointed at what is now one of the largest players in the poker market, and rightly so.

888Poker Software

The last 5 years have seen a marked improvement in the software capabilities. Prior to this the graphics were mediocre supported by limited functionality - this was disappointing for a brand the size of 888.com. In may 2007 the software saw a big upgrade and a more recent upgrade moved up to the Poker 6 client, which saw huge improvements across the board. Seven years on, the client now has vastly improved graphics, an awesome game search function, 3D-avatars, a mini-view function, improved multi tabling, a wider variety of games and instant access to the 888.com integrated casino.

The lobby is well presented and shows average pot, hands played per hour, stakes and limits. In addition the speed of the tables is indicated and does vary. The software supports Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and the relatively new addition of their speed poker - SNAP. Game variety is pretty good and vary between No-Limit, Limit, Pot-Limit and Fixed-Limit.

There are Jackpot tables, a bad beat jackpot and an excellent choice of Sit N Go tournaments and heads up poker on offer. All in all, it's now a great choice for any player.

2015 Sign up Bonus

On offer is one of the most generous welcome bonuses anywhere online. Not just for the double your money up to $400 welcome bonus, but for the added extras you get when you sign up. On making your first deposit you will instantly get a £12 or equivalent in your currency. Register an account and your bankroll is boosted by £12 as soon as you sign up with a valid email address - before even making your first deposit. If you decide to deposit, you'll also get 2 free tickets to SNAP tournaments worth $5,000 each as well as a ton of free entries into tournaments that pay cash prizes.

One of the more popular tournaments is the $1,000 freeroll. All you have to do is make a deposit between Friday (00:00 GMT) and the next Thursday (23:59 GMT) in any given week and you’ll be eligible for the following Saturday’s $1,000 Depositors Freeroll. Then just register under the 'Multi Table' tab and play for free!

888Poker Promotions

There are currently over 30 different promotions running at 888Poker - here's a taste of some of the popular promotions currently running, in addition to your welcome bonus being offered.

Reload Bonus

888Poker offers reload bonuses every few months and as an existing player you will be entitled to all offers. The bonuses are usually very good with a 50% deposit match anywhere up to $500.

Player Lounge - Create your own games

The site has now launched the functionality to create private games with your friends and by creating a new session in the Lounge with your friends, you will be rewarded entry to a $3,000 freeroll.

Tweet for your seat

They are holding a monthly "$888 Twitter Freeroll" especially for our followers on Twitter. Everyone can take part! All you need to do is to follow their official Twitter channel (@888poker) and Tweet for your Seat! But that’s not all – following them on Twitter gives you access to many more exclusive promotions, prize competitions and great poker tips.

$3M XL Series

Join our XL Main Event Series of tournaments with HUGE cash prizes up for grabs. It all ends with the SUPER-SIZED $1,000,000 Main Event FINAL on 07/12/2015.

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More Freerolls

When you join and deposit, you will also be given 7 x $500 freeroll tickets to play for free cash - in addition to the $1,000 depositors freeroll.

WSOP 2015 Seats

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a WSOP Champion?  Register to the Qualifier for your chance to win a ticket to the most prestigious poker event in the world! Take home the bracelet and win 1st prize in what is expected to exceed $10,000,000 in 2015.  

Traffic / Popularity

The traffic is well above average and the volume of players on the site is heavily boosted by the online casino of which is one of the biggest about.

Figures taken in early September 2015 show approximate approx 33,000 Holdem players at peak hours, over 5,300 Omaha players at peak hours with over 32,500 tournament players.

Fish Factor

If you are in search of loose games you are onto an winner. This room is part of the 888 Holdings group which is the company behind the world's largest casino. As such there are real volumes of casino players that play at the tables as they have access to the client. With a ton of loose games the earning potential on the site is attractive to any player.

Customer Service / Support

The room provides some of the best support across all the top sites. You can contact support by telephone, email and live support and response times are first rate.

Complaints on Record

We have had no negative feedback about this site, which is little surprise given the financial backing they have. If you have any negative feedback that you think our readers would be interested in, please let us know. See our 888Poker player reviews to see what others are saying about the site.



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