888poker — Here’s Everything you need to Know

For gambling lovers, the internet offers a fantastic opportunity to play one of the most the most beloved (and most exciting) casino games, poker. There are now many places where players can enjoy their favourite game online — but not all are equal in quality and entertainment value.

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One of the most popular? That’s 888poker.

Operated by Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings PLC, 888poker was launched in 2002 as Pacific Poker and quickly became a valuable addition to the 888 network which includes casino and sport editions. It offers plenty of game variations such as the ever-popular Texas Hold’em, Omaha (High and Low) and 7 Card Stud Poker, as well as sit & go games and tournaments.

888poker can be played on a variety of different platforms, with both desktop and mobile options available to all its players.They have won the award for Best Poker Operator from EGR Awards – 3 years running – and currently have more than 10 million registered users.

How to play

Registering for 888poker is easy. Like other sites of its kind, you’ll have to create a username and password to sign up for a 888poker account. Once you’ve registered, you can begin playing games immediately.

888 accepts a variety of banking options to make your deposit. These include Visa, MasterCard, local debit cards, ApplePay, Wire Transfer, PayPal and more — in fact there are 40 different ways to make a deposit. Limits for most options start at $10-20.

888poker offers two bonuses as a welcome gift for new players; it’s a great opportunity for players new to 888poker – or even the game itself. The site offers $88 free with no deposit needed, starting with $2 in real money and $6 in tournament tickets. A new player will then receive $8 increments based on the bonus points the accumulate over a 90-day period.

After you’ve made your first deposit, 888poker awards you an additional bonus that will double your money, as well as giving you free tournament tickets.

Cashout options for 888poker include Visa, MasterCard, ApplePay and more. It’s important to note that cashouts can take up to a week to process, and the minimum cashout is between $10-$25. Depending on your level of ‘authentication’ (a process involving various standard ID checks, for security purposes), you can cash out between $5000-$50,000 a month.

If you enjoy the site and decide to refer a friend, 888poker will give you a $10 bonus as well as a free tournament ticket for a chance to win additional prizes.

What to play

If you’re new to the site, or poker itself, 888poker have you covered. Their free online poker offering enables you to play risk free and build some confidence. 

For poker-lovers, 888poker has several different games. The clear favourites, of course being Texas Hold’em and Omaha, as well as 7-Card Stud, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo and 2-7 Open-Face Chinese Poker.

Another popular option for game play is Snap Poker — a fast-fold poker game designed exclusively for 888poker, which reduces waiting time by dealing a player new cards the minute they fold. 

There are 3 options to play – a download, an instant play room and mobile poker. Special features for the site include webcam poker tables, 3D poker tables, the ability to play up to 4 tables simultaneously and the option to show your folded cards.

Try out a tournament

888poker offers a range of online tournaments, including sit & go, multi-table, heads-up, satellites and more.

A popular option is The Typhoon — a $55 buy-in which includes 5,000 starting chips as well as a guaranteed prize pool of $4,000.

For those on a budget, The Goldfish is a great choice; a $1 buy-in which includes 5,000 chips and a prize pool of $500.

And for those online high rollers there’s The Whale. The buy-in for this tournament is $600, which gets you 10,000 and has a guaranteed prize pool of $500.

One of the benefits of the 888poker site is this variety in tournament opportunities for almost every prize point and experience level.

Join the 888poker club

The 888poker club is the site’s unique version of a VIP program – and a great opportunity for their regular members to receive a variety of perks and bonuses for continued play. It’s a tiered system with 500 levels. Users gain points, and move up levels, simply by playing games, completing challenges or betting on sports.

There are tournaments for every five to ten levels up, with prize pools as high as $10,000.

From level 5 and upwards, users get to enjoy daily free rolls. Every five levels a user climbs is rewarded with a prize scratch card, where you can win everything from tournament tickets and cash bonuses to 888poker club points and live bet bonuses.

There’s no fee or registration required for the 888poker club — simply start playing and you’re in.

It’s time to give it a go!

There are so many reasons to try out 888poker. From veteran players, to those who’ve never tried the game, 888poker offers high entertainment value for a range of budgets and interests.

With two different bonus offers available for registering, you can test out the website with real money — and once you’ve begun, you’re already on your way to winning more bonuses through the 888poker club.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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