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888Poker Review

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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 due to the loose games and good value promotions. 888Poker is part of the 888 Holdings group which is the company behind the world's largest casino, Casino-on-Net. This is always good potential for profit as there is an extremely high volume of Casino players playing on the tables, who to be fair are not good players, on the whole. For this reason there are hundreds of loose games to be found and great potential to build a considerable bankroll. View flop percentages a frequently up around 50% in the no limit games and 60-70% in the limit games. The software supports Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud and Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo. Game variety is pretty good and vary between No-Limit, Limit, Pot-Limit and Fixed-Limit.

The site is appealing with good graphics and a stable platform and the software 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. The site also has an integrated casino and bingo and Backgammon games for you in case you want the variety.

Top15Poker have a great 888Poker sign up bonus for all new players at a $400 match deposit bonus. You also will get £12 FREE (or equivalent currency) there is no deposit required to get this bonus as well as two $5K SNAP freeroll tickets. On top of this, there's also regular $1,000 Freerolls that players can play. 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 register under the 'Multi Table' tab and play for free!

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Overall Presentation

The presentation of the site is impressive with a well laid out lobby and 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. The lobby has great functionality and the whole site is generally very impressive with good structure, top marks. 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

Until a few years ago, the site wasn't really stand out, if we're being honest. There was mediocre graphics and limited functionality - especially 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 has seen 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, following this upgrade the site is now a great choice with plenty of action.

Exclusive 2014 Sign up Bonus

This is one of the most generous welcome bonuses anywhere online. Not just for the $400 welcome bonus, as there are bigger bonuses around, 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 we will guarantee your bankroll is boosted by £12 as soon as you sign up with a valid email address - before you make your first deposit. On making a deposit, you'll also get 2 free tickets to SNAP tournaments worth $5,000 each.

For those looking to build a bankroll, there's also regular freerolls open to all players. 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 an impressive selection of promotions running on the site for new and existing players. In addition to the free $400, the £12 no deposit bonus and the freeroll tickets - here's a little taste of what else is on the go at the site:

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.

WSOP 2014 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 of $10,000,000! 

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 March 2014 show approximate approx 32,000 Holdem players at peak hours, over 5,500 Omaha players at peak hours and over 32,500 tournament players.

Fish Factor

If you are in search of loose games you are onto an absolute 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. There are always a ton of loose games to be found. Unfortunately the software does not support view flop percentages, which is a real shame considering the concentration of casino players. That said, there are so many loose games you don't need to be a detective to track them down.

Customer Service / Support

The room provides excellent support. 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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