888poker is one of the largest poker sites out there, with a large pool of players and good variety of games. It also boasts various new features and award-winning software.
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Formerly Pacific poker, 888poker has grown into the second biggest poker network. Owned by London Stock Exchange-listed 888 Holding, 888poker is an established brand, financially secure and has won numerous awards through the years.
With the 888.com brand you get a lot of cross-over from casino players and this brings in a nice pool of recreational players. With a lot of recreational players, they have a nice variety of promotions and game formats for both serious and recreational players.
Currently, you’ll find NLH games with blinds from $0.01/$0.02 up to $25/$50 (up to $500/$1,000 is available at the Push or Fold tables), fixed limit Hold’em from $0.02/$0.04 to $500/100, and pot limit and fixed Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo from $0.01/$0.02 to $25/$50.
888poker also offers a very nice variety of tournaments with a collection of Sit & Go’s and MTTs (Multi-Table Tournaments) that range from $.01 up to $600 buy ins.
In addition to the ‘regular’ games and formats 888poker is constantly innovating and testing out new games . For instance they created the instant-fold Snap Poker and BLAST Poker Sit & Go’s, which offer quick and turbo-charged ways to play poker.
Due to cross-over with 888.com you get casino players and recreational players so generally the site is regarded as having softer competition than other poker sites. Of course as you go higher in the stakes, that may change. Viewed-flop percentages are also amongst the highest in the industry.
888poker used to have pretty average software but they have obviously done a lot of investing in this area and now boast some of the best poker software. Apart from an improved look and feel, they now offer great search functionality, great multi-tabling options, and easy table selection.
For new players 888poker offers a free £20 before you even deposit ($2 in cash and 30 x $1 tournament tickets). Upon depositing you are eligible for a further 100% bonus up to $400 deposit. There are T&Cs of course, and you are required to play a certain amount before you can withdraw.
888poker doesn’t just use rake for their loyalty programme, but rather ‘Challenges’ of which players can take up and earn Gold tokens with, with which they can redeem for various cool prizes. This concept of Challenges is great for recreational players.
Generally , with a mixed bag of players, including a large contingent of recreational players 888poker has lots of fun gimmicky promotions ongoing.