888poker

Introduction

Launched in 2002, this poker site used to be known as Pacific Poker. 888Poker is owned by 888 Holdings, the same company that owns 888.com, 888games, 888sport, 888ladies (a bingo site), Casino-on-Net and Reef Club Casino. There is a high degree of integration which means that it is easy for sports bettors, casino guests, bingo players, etc to skip over to the poker section and try their luck there. 888Poker is known for having plenty of beginner's at the tables (especially at low stakes) and a lot of loose play. Even the fairly expensive $15/$30 tables are known to have an average “see flop”-percentage above 65.

888Poker is run by a subsidiary (Cassava Enterprises) based in Gibraltar, and has a gambling license from Gibraltar.

Welcome bonus

As a new member, you will get a matching bonus on your first deposit + free entrance to a beginner's tournament with a $1 000 prize pot + free entrance to 7 beginner's tournaments with a $500 prize pot per tournament.

The matching bonus will give you 100% bonus on your first deposit up to $400. The bonus money is transferred to your account as you play for real money. You need to gather 100 bonus points to release $10 into your account. Poker is not the only game that will give you bonus points; real money wagers in 888 Casino will result in points as well.

Software

You can download a poker client to your computer or play directly in your browser at 888Poker. The software went through a major overhaul in 2010 and over a hundred new features were added, including improved capacity for multi-tablin and a better search function for tournaments and cash games tables.

The downloadable client will only work with Windows, while browser play will work regardless of operative system. For browser play, you'll need Macromedia's Flash Player version 6 or later.

Game selection

There are four different poker variants available at 888Poker:

Some of the tables are Jackpot Tables where you can win progressive jackpots. There are two different progressive jackpots to hope for at 888Poker: the Bad Beat Jackpot and the Royal Jackpot.

Tournaments

The tournament selection is broad and contains everything from free rolls and $1 tournaments to tournaments where they buy-in is several hundred USD.

Every Saturday, there is a $50k GTD, every Friday there is a $15 GTD (deep stack) and every Thursday there is a $10k GTD (rebuy).

It is possible to qualify for major live poker events at 888Poker, including World Series of Poker (WSOP), European Poker Tour (EPT), Asian Poker Tour (APT), Aussie Millions and Irish Poker Open.

Support

The support department at 888Poker is available 24/7 and can be reached via phone, e-mail and live chat.

Phone number: 1-800-153-466

E-mail address: support@888poker.com

Live chat: click on the link on the site