888Poker Review 2015
***THIS ROOM DOES NOT ALLOW US PLAYERS***
888Poker (formerly Pacific Poker) is one of the top choices for many Hold'em players (compare in our rankings) due to the very 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. No issues with cash flow - that's for sure. As with any poker site that comes fully integrated with online casino, the potential for loose action is much higher than those sites without. View flop percentages are regularly over 70%, meaning that players simply don't know when to fold. Good signs for your 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 with a good variety of games in no-limit, limit, pot-limit and fixed-limit.
The site has appeal and comes with impressive graphics and a highly stable platform. The software itself has a ton a great features including an much improved search function and site layout, 3D-avatars and improved multi-tabling abilities allowing you to either tile or cascaded you tables. You'll also find a ton of beginner tables, a quick seat function and a function designed to allow you to play with friends. They also have an integrated casino, bingo and backgammon platform for you in case you want the variety.
We have an attractive offer for all new players. Join the action and you'll receive £12 free (or equivalent currency) as soon as you register your account. If you don't choose to deposit, the £12 is yours. If you deposit you will also enjoy a deposit bonus up to $400. New players can also enjoy a feast of freerolls available to new depositing players.
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.
The last three 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. Eight 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.
On offer is one of the best welcome offers across all online poker sites. Not just for the double your money up to $400 welcome bonus, but for the added extras you get when you sign up. 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 a ton of free entries into tournaments that pay cash prizes.
One of the more popular tournaments is the depositors $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. Anything you win is yours..
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.
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.
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
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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 January2015 show approximate approx 33,000 Holdem players at peak hours, over 5,300 Omaha players at peak hours with over 32,500 tournament players.
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.
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.
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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