888 Poker is a part of the big 888 family of gambling sites, which means that it has close ties to 888 Casino, 888 Sport, 888 Games and 888 Bingo.
888 Poker is a part of poker network comprised of just four poker rooms, and 888 Poker brings in almost all of the traffic. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that the player volumes are low – this online poker network is actually one of the most heavily trafficked ones of all.
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888 Poker uses software developed by 888. A downloadable poker client is available for both Windows, Mac and Linux, and it is also possible to play directly in the web browser – provided that the browser can handle Flash.
888 Poker has a lot of interesting features, such as support for poker cams. Finding suitable tables is easy, and the software has excellent support for multi-tabling.
Poker cams are only used at the designated poker cam tables (Face2Face). In the lobby, they are marked with a camera symbol. A majority of the poker cam tables are 6-max cash tables.
888 Poker has a mobile poker app for mobile phones and tablets.
888 Poker is a part of a poker network that also includes LotosPoker (in Russian), TowerTorneos (in Brazilian Portuguese) and WSOP.co.uk. 888 Poker is much bigger than the other three poker rooms, and the poker network is simply known as 888 Poker.
At the time of writing, the 888 Poker network is found on place #2 on PokerScout’s list over poker rooms and poker networks with the most traffic to their cash game tables. This means that only PokerStars have more cash game traffic than 888 Poker. The difference between PokerStars and 888 Poker in terms of traffic is big. The 7 day cash game table average for 888 Poker is 2,400 players, while it is a whopping 17,500 players for PokerStars. Place #3 on the list is currently held by the iPoker network, with a 7 day average of 1,600 players.
888 Poker is renowned for having a lot of soft players that are very eager to see the flop even with a minuscule starting hand – and even at the not so inexpensive tables. It is not difficult to find $15/$30 tables where the see flop percentage is over 60 percent.
Examples of available poker variants
- Texas Hold’em
- Omaha Hi
- Omaha Hi/Lo
- Seven Card Stud
- Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo
Fast poker is called SNAP Poker at 888 Poker. SNAP is available for both cash game and tournament format. Click on ‘SNAP Tournaments’ to see a list of SNAP Tournaments that are open for registration, including SNAP Sit & Go games.
You can play SNAP poker on a computer, on a smartphone or on a tablet.
888 Poker has a great selection of tournaments available, both scheduled ones and sit ‘n go tournaments. Every Saturday, there is a tournament with a $50,000 guarantee pot.
888 Poker has travel packages to hand out for many offline poker events around the world, including World Series of Poker (WSOP), Aussie Millions, Irish Poker Open, European Poker Tour (EPT) och Asian Poker Tour (APT).
- 888 Poker has a $8 no-deposit welcome bonus for new members.
- You get a 100% welcome bonus on your first deposit to 888 Poker, up to a maximum of $400.
- When you have made your first deposit, you will gain entry to a welcome freeroll with a $1,000 prize pot.
- When you have made your first deposit, you will gain entry to 7 welcome freerolls, each of them having a $500 prize pot.
The 888 Poker support is staffed 24/7, but phone support is only available from 09:00 GMT to 22:00 GMT.
UK phone #: 0-808-096-4780
International phone #: +350 200 41387
Fax #: +350-200-426 93
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the email form at 888 Poker to send your email directly to the poker support
Examples of transaction methods accepted by 888:
- Bank transfer
888 Poker is owned by Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary to 888 Holdings plc. 888 Holdings plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Through its subsidiaries, 888 Holdings plc owns a big family of gambling sites, with some sites having been online since the 1990s. 888 Poker has its roots in a poker site named Pacific Poker, launched in 2002.
Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited has a gambling license from Gibraltar. Services in UK are operated by 888 UK Limited (a company based in Gibraltar) which holds a gambling license from the UK Gambling Commission.