Product Review: 888Poker
888Poker has won several awards.
Poker sure has come a long way in the past decade or so. Once perceived as merely a parlour game, it is now achieved sport status in North America. Turn on any sports channel during non prime time hours and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about.
With this in mind, we recently took 888poker for a spin, and here’s what we found.
The software to play the game was easy to download — within 60 seconds it was on our system and we were in an attractive virtual lobby, perusing our options to play at one of nine different tables, with plenty more available to check out at the click of a button.
The whole layout was very intuitive and user friendly — small wonder the site has been named best poker operator at the EGR Operator Awards for the past three years. It also took home honours as the Socially Responsible Operator of the Year and Best Poker Software of the Year.
Your ability to quickly move from the lobby to the cashier, to the VIP area or to the promotions area makes this a fine user experience.
Speaking of promotions, the site is currently offering $88 free plus a ticket to a $10,000 Winter Games freeroll — all with no deposit required.
You can play on any system running Windows 95 or higher, any Mac or Linux system and there are mobile versions for the Android tablet and iPad.
Whatever your game is — be it Texas Hold ’em, Omaha High, Omaha High/Low or 7-Card Stud high/low — it’s offered here.
The site’s poker cam is one of its best special features as it makes you feel like you’re playing in a live game, offering you the opportunity to get to know your opponents and keep an eye on everything that’s going on within the game. This brings a social aspect to the game, as you may even make new friends while you play.
Miss your last poker night with the guys? No worries… here, you can arrange your own private tournament and get all the guys together online. You can bet no one has to worry about drinking and driving that night!
The real poker experts seem to agree. PokerNews.com, one of the leading poker related websites, recently ranked 888poker an impressive 9.4 out of 10.
Featuring guaranteed $100,000 weekly events, this site is a great place to get your card on.