888poker Review

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If you’re seeking an enjoyable and exciting online poker experience, 888poker could be right up your street. The second largest online poker site in the world provides players with the opportunity to play three variations of the classic card game, has an excellent user-friendly interface, and offers mouth-watering bonuses. The site won the EGR Best Poker Operator of the Year award in 2011 and 2012, Best Gaming Product in 2012, and Socially Responsible Operator of the Year in 2013. Let’s take a look at how 888poker is managing to claim so many accolades.


888poker offers the choice to play Texas Hold’em, Omaha (High and Low), or 7 Card Stud. In each of the variations there is also the option to play Sit and Go cash games, or tournaments for larger prizes. Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular forms of poker in the world, and there are more games available when playing this version.

For beginners, there are detailed instructions and guides on how to play each of the games, meaning that players can avoid making mistakes that may cause them to lose money. The plethora of tournaments on the site gives players the chance to get to grips with the game and build confidence with a relatively low risk. Once you have bought into the tournament you can stay until your chips run out. Then, often you will have the chance to rebuy a certain number of times.

888poker also offers a couple of revolutionary features that have never been done before. The new “Snap” games allow players to fold their hand quickly, and they are then instantly moved to another table where they will receive a new hand. This is ideal for people who don’t like to wait and watch a whole hand play out before receiving their next set of cards. The “Blast” sit-and-go tournaments are another enticing new addition. In this game, four players battle for a randomly drawn prize which could equal up to 10,000 times the buy-in.



The site has an incredibly easy to navigate user interface, where games, bonuses, features, and instructions are all easy to find with a few clicks of the mouse. Click on the top right hand corner and a drop down menu appears with a few useful tabs to choose from. These are: How to Play, Deposit and Cashout, Special Offers, Tournaments, eMagazine, Change Language (11 choices available), and a tab with links to other 888 sites including 888ladies, 888sport, and 888casino.  There is plenty of information about betting such as what terms like “Pot Limit”, “No Limit”, and “Fixed Limit” mean, along with more general articles about new types of poker, and guides on how to play. Perhaps most importantly, there is 24/7 online support should any problems arise.



Bonuses and special offers are how poker sites attempt to outdo their competition and win the clientele. 888poker seems to recognise the importance of providing the best promotions, which is probably why it is the second most popular online poker site in the world. New players are met with a tantalising offer on the site’s homepage. Upon downloading the 888poker app, users will receive an $88 no deposit bonus. There are also various “hot offers”, such as Manic Monday where players are given a 30% deposit match bonus up to $100. It would be advisable to read all the terms and conditions thoroughly, though, before enjoying any of these bonuses.

Along with all these impressive features, 888poker gives players the opportunity to play against opponents all over the world using webcams. This means you can actually attempt to read their body language before you bet. With the option to play for low or high stakes, this site is a comprehensive poker experience for beginners and experts.

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