- good for beginners
- high traffic
- HM/PT support
- action up to NL5k
- SNG, MTT action
- bumhunt NLH / PLO
888 Poker review
888 Poker was launched more than 15 years ago. Developing with a rapid pace, 888 Poker now holds the 2nd place in the PokerScout rating as to the traffic volume. And thanks to that, it now is one of the most attractive operators on the market both for the professionals and, what is more important, the recreational players that come to the poker site due to its massive PR campaigns. The stocks of its owning company are traded on the London Exchange, which gives 888 Poker the right to be considered a truly reliable gaming platform.
The games in the network are played only in USD. Great action awaits for the players of the majority of disciplines: cash, MTT, SNG, Omaha, Snap poker, the analog of Zoom poker and jackpot SNG Blast. The peak times fall on evenings CET and the weekends.
NLHE offers dozens of tables at the micro-stakes, more than a dozen tables at the low stakes, 9–10 tables of mid-stakes and several active tables of high stakes up to NL5K. PLO players will also find action at almost every stakes up to PLO1K. The majority of cash games are played at the short tables, but approximately 25% of the action falls on 9-max tables.
The MTT lobby at 888 Poker can be envied by almost any existing network. Such guarantees and this number of regular tournaments can hardly be found anywhere else: from small daily MTT tournaments with a prize pool of $2–$3K to XL Main Event super-series with a guarantee of $1,500,000. As to SNG, this format of games is more than alive here: regular HU tournaments at the stakes of up to $100, as well as 6–9-max games of up to $30. Also, you can find episodic action at the higher stakes.
The lobby is visually nice and has a lot of functions; the client program is up-to-date and offers a wide variety of options.
The client program offers such basic options, as filters, time-bank, auto-rebuy and so on; and such advanced features as 3D-graphics and video-tables. In general, the client program meets all the necessary modern requirements and is comfortable for multi-tabling. The only downside is 1-second lags when you open a big number of tables. The poker site offers apps for Android and iOS, which, combined with modern features, ensures additional recreational traffic to the site.
888 Poker supports both Holdem Manager and Poker Tracker without any problem.
You may deposit via bank cards, Skrill, Neteller, Ecopzayz and other electronic payment systems. The withdrawals are available via almost the same methods and they require 3-4 bank days on the average.
888 Poker is the largest platform in the modern market of online poker. The variety of available disciplines and traffic are comparable only to Pokerstars'. That is why the poker site is a must for studying for all the professionals, including grinders of rare kinds of poker. The software is decent, the cashier is fast and reliable, the rakeback is satisfactory. The only downside — uncaring support service that stably gets negative feedback on all the forums — is smoothed over by our managers that are eager to help with any issues related to the game at 888 Poker.