888 Online Poker
Online Poker Review
888 Poker was founded in 2013 by 888 Holdings. The site partnered with Caesars Entertainment and launched on the All American Poker Network. 888 Poker began a partnership with WSOP NJ, and 888 Holdings provides the software platform for both sites as well as WSOP NV and the three Delaware online poker sites. In 2018, the launch of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Alliance allowed all 888 Holdings players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware to be in a shared pool of players on the three sites. 888 Poker is available to all PC and Mac users over the age of 18 and is available to mobile users through their iOS and Android apps.
- Wide network of competitors
- Easy to use and smooth looking platform
- Great rewards program
- Limited number of games
- Frustrating customer service
888 Poker sharing a player pool with WSOP NJ and NV as well as the three Delaware online poker sites is a major positive for the site. This creates more players for cash games and tournaments which, in turn, gives each player more chances to join games. With a wide variety of sit and go cash games and multi-table tournaments, there should always be a live game to join. Even though 888 Poker and WSOP NJ are linked through player pools and platform software, they are different sites which encourages users to create an account on both. This means that players can also reap the benefits of each site’s unique promotion codes and rewards programs. The rewards program and the sign up bonus are outlined below. 888 Poker has one of the best looking sites on the market and offers users a smooth and easy platform for their games. This extends from the web version to the mobile app which is top of the line as well.
One of the biggest cons affecting 888 Poker currently is its limited selection of games compared to other sites. Even though they offer a wide variety of the games that they do carry, Stud poker is a glaring omission from the site. Currently, 888 Poker offers Texas Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo. While this omission is frustrating, the majority of the traffic on any of New Jersey’s poker sites is found in Texas Holdem anyway. One of the other things affecting users on 888 Poker is the customer service. There are multiple reviews saying that the people at 888 Poker can be tough to get a hold of or that they take a long time to respond to issues. For some, this can be a very frustrating aspect of the site.
All players on 888 Poker are automatically entered into their reward’s program. This program is built as a tiered loyalty system in which players can earn status points by playing in games, contributing money to raked pots, and paying tournament entry fees. 888 Poker has six monthly rewards tiers in which players are put into. Listed from lowest to highest, they are: blue, iron, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Each tier has its own rakeback system ranging from 5% at blue to 35% at platinum. Once a player reaches the iron tier, they will be given tickets to exclusive freeroll tournaments. At silver status and above, players can take part in exclusive games against other VIPs.
How To Deposit
The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. The signup process includes entering in personal information and registering an email and password. This account can be used for both 888 Casino and 888 Poker. At sign up, each user is given a $20 free play bonus before the initial deposit. This is paid out in $10 of free play for casino games, $4 of money bonus for casino or poker, and six tournament tickets for free entry into poker tournaments.
After signup, the next step for users will be to deposit money. Players will be able to make deposits through a credit or debit card, ACH/eCheck, PayPal, or PayNearMe at a local 7-Eleven. Players will also be able to use a cash cage at the Caesars’ brick-and-mortar in Atlantic City. There is a $10 minimum deposit and a varying maximum deposit depending on the player. 888 Poker has a 100% first-time deposit bonus up to $1,500. To withdraw money from an 888 Poker account, user’s can choose either ACH bank transfer, PayPal, Neteller, bank draft, or visiting the cash cage at the Caesars’ brick-and-mortar in Atlantic City. The cash cage will be an immediate withdrawal while the other options take two to five days.
888 Poker is an excellent option for online poker players in New Jersey. It has an extensive pool of players through its connections with WSOP and the Delaware sites, and it has a great rewards program. Its limited option of game types and sometimes frustrating customer service should not take too much away from what is, overall, an excellent user experience.
- Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
- Game Variety: 4/5
- Game Quality: 4.5/5
- Bonuses and Promotions: 4.5/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 4.5/5
- User Experience: 4/5