888 Poker Review
Current Signup Code - none required
100% up to $400 plus free seats to seven daily $500 Depositors Freerolls. Accumulate 10 Bonus Points per $1 bonus at ring tables, tournaments or casino games (more details below). Payments will be awarded in $10 increments and you will have 90 days to accrue your bonus total from your deposit date.
Additional Offer: Make your first deposit as a new member between Thursday (00:00 GMT) and the next Wednesday (23:59 GMT) in any given week to qualify for the $50k First Depositors' Challenge. The top 20 players each get a seat in the Sunday Challenge at 20:35 GMT.
Software - good
The software has really improved and these days runs at a good speed even during peak periods. There is also an easy to use notes facility and online hand history. Search function and layout are often updated with nice looking 3D-avatars. The feel is somehow very old school/new school but i don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
Playability - very good
The table layout is excellent and easy to view, it has a nicely designed lobby that has information on view flop percentage and hands played per hour. The lobby does appear cluttered at first but with the wealth of what's on offer here, that's hardly surprising. Spend a little, get aquainted with all that is available and things will become clear soon enough.
Traffic - very good
Compared to the pre-US ban era, traffic is relatively for both ring games and tournaments. This mostly shows it's effect off-peak hours and for the higher limit games. However, this doesn't mean you'll have trouble finding a game and Pacific Poker has been showing signs of recovery towards it former glory in recent months.
Support - good
Usually good response times but information not always precise. Most major deposit and withdrawal options are support although cash out speed can be a little slow.
Summary - very good
One of the oldest online poker sites, 888poker.com (also known as 888.com) is a subsidiary of Cassava Enterprises, Ltd, which owns and operates Casino-on-Net. Due to this, you get many "wild" casino customers at the tables! With the larger player base, comes many promotions and it's always worth checking in regularly to the 888 Poker homepage for updates on what's new. The software is constantly being refind and now comes in a 2D and 3D format.
Casino-on-net is one of the oldest and biggest online casinos, operating since 1996.
Intersafe Global Europe Limited, the E-cash subsidiary of the site, provides all cash and Credit Card processing to it's players.
Earn Status and Bonus Points while you play. These points can be converted into cash and used for more play or simply withdrawn.
You can earn Status Points (SP) or Bonus Points (BP) in the following ways :
1, Playing in poker ring games - earn 2 SPs + 2 BPs (if applicable) for every $1 of your contributed rake.
2, Playing poker tournaments - earn 2 SPs + 2 BPs (if applicable) for every $1 of tournament fee.
3, Playing casino games (from your poker account) -earn 1 SP + 1 BP (if applicable) for every $16 wagered in the casino.