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Review: 888Poker

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About:

888poker, formerly Pacific Poker, is owned by 888 Holdings a subsidiary of Cassava Enterprises Ltd. 888poker is an international online poker room based and licensed in Gibraltar and established in 2002.  They also acquired licenses form the gambling authorities in 2015 for Denmark and 2012 for Spain.

888poker enjoyed early success thanks in part to its already established sister site.  While it did feel some of the effects of the United States passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006, it didn’t suffer as greatly as some other sites. With some changes to gaming regulations in 2013, 888poker was able to make a comeback in a few states. 

They are recognized in the industry for their consistent quality of games and tournaments. This reputation allowed them to be a sponsor for the World Series of Poker since 2014.

Site Traffic & Users:

While it is a highly respected online poker room, they have slightly low numbers when it comes to available players with some sighting peaks of 2-3,000 players.

Available Bonus:

No deposit bonus of $88 FREE to play some of the best online poker available! Here’s how to claim your no-deposit poker bonus today:

  1. Download the 888poker software
  2. Register at 888poker
  3. Open the email from 888poker where you will be required to verify your email address
  4. Login to the 888poker lobby with your username & password
  5. Enjoy your Free Bonus!

Once you are ready to make your first deposit of $10 of more you can get a Welcome Bonus!

Poker & Tournaments:

888poker offers both computer based web play and mobile apps. Cash games include Hold’em, Omaha, and Stud, but the vast majority of players stick exclusively to No Limit Hold’em.  As for multi-table tournaments you can find the Sunday Mega Series, low buy-in Fish’n’Chips, and daily HighRollers. You can play stand-alone Pot-Limit Omaha and No-limit Hold’em events.  Additionally they have some Sit & Go tournaments as well as two games you won’t find elsewhere: Fast-fold SNAP games and Flopomania.

Loyalty Programs:

You can join the 888poker club.  You will earn points as you play and complete challenges as you go. Once you reach the target amount of points for each level you’ll move up to the next level. Once you reach each level you will never be demoted.  Rewards you receive for achieving new levels include freeroll tickets, prize scratch cards, and Gold tokens. Gold tokens are redeemable for other rewards, such as cash and additional tournament tickets. As of December 2018, their site currently lists “Bonus Levels” as coming soon to the rewards program.  It has been pointed out that this kind of rewards program is more focused on the casual or recreational player and most advanced level players might not find what they are looking for here as there is no real method to the advancing of levels or challenges offered.

Level Structure is as follows:

Terms & Conditions Apply.  Please see website for full details. 

Banking Options:

Depositing to your account has all the standard options available for most countries.  You can use Credit cards, Prepaid cards, a Standard wire transfer or E-wallet. You can use Neteller worldwide, while PayPal is only available in Germany, Spain, UK, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Austria and Sweden.

As for withdrawal or payout, not every depositing method is available.  IT has been said that their payout times can be a little longer than some others in the industry.  On their site, payouts to credit cards for example, can take anywhere from 4-10 days total.  Neteller and PayPal are listed as 2-5 days total while wire transfer will take 5-10 days total.

Verification of identity documents that may be requested of you include but are not limited to: A copy of photographic ID, a copy of any/all credit or debit cards used for deposit or withdrawal, proof of address, notarized documentation or other documentation that they see fit.

Safety & Security:

From 888poker’s website:  “Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Ltd., which provides credit card processing services for 888.com, is one of the leading online transaction providers, with millions of online transactions processed annually.  Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Ltd. utilizes sophisticated RSA public/private key encryption technology to ensure that sensitive data is transferred securely over the internet. All credit card details are stored on a secure server, which is protected by the latest firewall system.  This means that using your credit card at 888.com is even safer than using it to order a pizza or at your local gas station.”

Disclaimer:  This review is for informational purposes only.  Please always contact your desired casino for more information on their policies and to insure that you have the most recent information.  Remember, gambling can be addictive so please play responsibly.