888 Poker Review
888, formerly Pacific Poker, is one of the top five online poker networks in the world in terms of traffic. Although No Limit Hold’em is by far the most popular game on the site, 888 also offers Omaha, Omaha High-Low, Stud, and Stud High-Low.
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Full 888 Poker Review
888.com has a variety of themes you can utilize. The filtering system to find games and tournaments is basic; however, it’s still easy to locate the game you are looking for. 888 does not allow you to upload a customized avatar, but there are many preset avatars you can choose from. Sending money to another player is also easily done within the interface. Hand histories are stored on your hard drive, which is very useful to those who utilize a HUD.
There is also a replay button, which animates your previous hand in case you missed the action while multi-tabling. 888 has synchronized breaks on multi-table SNGs and scheduled tournaments. In addition, the software has easy access to bingo and casino games using the funds you already have in your poker account.
Unlike many other sites, 888 is Mac compatible and players can fire up the virtual felts without a download using 888’s web-based client. 888 also offers a unique experience with the ability to play both in the poker room and casino in 3D. It is also one of a few online poker rooms to allow you to use a webcam at some of the tables. The software, which was once a weakness, is now one of 888’s major strengths.
888 has some of the softest competition around. Although the competition picks up as the stakes get higher, due to casino and sports betting players visiting the poker room, there are fish at all stakes.
Security and Ethics
888.com has never had any major scandals in its history. Colluding and multi-accounting are both taken seriously by security, especially when reported by a customer. 888 also has to answer to its shareholders since it is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. At this point, 888 does not have a security token like some of the other major sites to prevent hacking of your account.
888 allows users to contact support via a toll-free number, live chat, and e-mail. It also offers a database of frequently asked questions. 888 appears very attentive to player needs and has the infrastructure to respond in both a timely and accurate manner to questions and problems.
888 allows most customers to deposit via credit card, e-wallet, bank transfer, check, or Western Union. Withdrawal options include all of the aforementioned deposit options or a check sent by mail. Cashouts are always done within a few days of requesting provided the site’s security department has verified your documents.
For an initial deposit, 888.com offers a 100% bonus up to $600. The bonus is paid in $10 increments and you have 30 days to complete it. When completed, new customers receive approximately 20% back on their rake paid to the site.
888 has a tiered system of rewarding its players, with five monthly and two annual VIP statuses available. There are weekly and monthly freeroll tournaments for any VIP tier over the initial tier as well as freerolls for all users and new depositors.
Players receive Status Points based on how much rake they contribute during a month and year. Status points can be used in the VIP store to purchase a variety of items, including clothing, live tournament tickets, cash bonuses, and 3D glasses for the 3D tables. The value of the points compared to the rake you pay in the VIP store can be worth anywhere between 2% and 36% on top of any cash bonuses.
Every Sunday, 888 hosts a $100,000 guaranteed, $82 rebuy tournament with 5,000 starting chips and 20-minute blinds. This tournament would be recommended for any serious player due to the structure.
888.com has developed into an industry leader in terms of software. It also has some of the softest games around. 888 is primarily a No Limit Hold’em site, with some limited Omaha action, but does not have a wide tournament selection compared to the other sites for mid- to high-stakes players. We would recommend 888 as a compliment to other sites you are already playing on.Download Now
Premier Regularly Scheduled Tournaments
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|$25K Tuesday Challen||Weekly||$109||2:35PM|
|$20K Friday Challeng||Weekly||$33||2:35PM|
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|$10K Monday Twins Ch||Weekly||$22||2:35PM|
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