As far as tournaments go 888Poker can offer their customers a whole host of different options. You can play all the regular tournaments like Sit & Go tourneys, Multi-Tables tourneys, Heads-Up tourneys, Satellites, and Fast Tournaments, but you can also buy in to the $20,000 Guaranteed every day and the $80,000 Guaranteed one a week if you want to get rich quick.
However, 888 Poker is fantastic for small stakes players and the tournaments are soft, frequent, and cheap. The more popular sit-n-gos on the site are played 3-6 handed, as opposed to 9-10 like most other poker rooms.
888Poker offers a good variety of poker games, including Omaha, Omaha Hi Lo, 7 card stud and 7 card stud Hi Lo, as well as all the incarnations of Texas Hold’em, which remains the most popular game on the site. Heads up play is available as well as short handed, and most games come in Fixed Limit and Pot Limit varieties, with some No Limit as well.
Cash game traffic is centered around the Hold’em games, but a decent amount of players can be found in Omaha Hi Lo and 7 card stud. Cash game traffic tops 2,500 at peak times.
888Poker doesn't accept US players which means that their peak traffic hours are as you would expect from European hours. The weekend tends to highlight the biggest influx of traffic which is due to the huge guaranteed tournaments running at the site.
888Poker’s rake is industry standard, with a no flop no drop policy keeping the rake out of hands that don’t see the flop. The rake is around 5% and maxes at $5 for the highest stake games, and around $1 for most other stakes.
There are a lot of loose games at 888Poker, with viewed flop percentages hitting 70% at some tables. Where most sites have Hold’em as their primary fishing grounds, 888Poker’s Omaha Hi Lo games are fairly loose as well.
The 888Poker support email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and there are also phone support (800-480-5186) and live chat options as well. Live chat can take a few moments for operators to log on during peak hours, but for the most part all support is quick and effective.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options
Deposit Options: VISA, MasterCard, NETeller, Citadel, FirePay, Wire Transfer, bank transfer, PaysafeCard. Minimum deposit is $30.
Withdrawal Options: NETeller, wire transfer (direct bank account transfer) and bank draft (cashier's check). Withdrawals are held for three days before processing.
You can get up to $400 free from 888Poker. To be eligible for any bonus included as part of this special 100% up to $400 Welcome Bonus promotion you must open a new 888Poker account and make a first deposit equal to or greater than the minimum required deposit.
The Promotion is comprised of two bonus levels:
a. An Instant Bonus equal to 25% of the first deposit made by a new player.
b. A Pending Bonus equal to 75% of the first deposit made by the same player.
The Instant Bonus will be remitted directly into the new player's account upon his/her first deposit.
The Pending Bonus will be remitted to the player's account in one lump sum as soon as the player has collected 14 Comp Points per every $1 of the Total Bonus, all within 30 days of his/her first deposit.
Get up to $400 free when you sign-up to 888Poker
Bonus Payout Release
Within 30 days of signing up.
888Poker''''s Reload Bonus offers vary and come along every so often. Emails with 50% deposit match up to $400 are not uncommon.