Introduction to 888 Poker:
888 is a company that you have probably heard of, whether you are interested in gambling, gaming, poker, bingo, or even sports. Their advertisements and sponsors are everywhere, and you can see the evidence of their slick presentation on football shirts, television and magazine adverts.
888poker is 888s poker provider, and offers one of the biggest poker portals online. Over 2600 cash players are online at any one time, and it tends to peak at over 3000 players. This places it in the top 5 poker sites in the world, with players all over the world competing for chips.
Being such a big name, a lot of casual players end up here, and so whether you are an experienced player looking for fish, or a novice player looking for a fair match up, you will find it here. The number of novice players means that there are a number of unorthodox moves who tend to go all in at the strangest times. It is certainly worth watching tables before you play to know what you are getting into.
Currently 888 poker uses its own software that has a few industry firsts. Its graphics offer a realistic 3D experience, and provides a good atmosphere. They have a Beginners lobby, and they certainly cater to the new player. As an experienced player, you may find these features unnecessary and detracting, but they are also functional. All the improvements that 888 have put together have made the software the best improved in the last few years.
Unfortunately 888 do not offer a feature to track other players so you cannot find friends easily, or keep an eye on the top players.
888 also allows a direct connection to all the other gambling areas, such as the casino, bingo, and sports, and gamers also filter the other way.
888 also offer webcam tables for those who want to have a more land like poker feel to their games.
The large number of small stake players means that 888 have catered to those who want a cheap buy in. That means that there are opportunities to make money, but there are also a few pros who float around in the tournaments trying to mop up the weak competition. The biggest regular tournaments are $90 buy ins for a $100 000 event.
Customer Service and Support:
The customer support is online and also can be contacted by telephone at all times. They are helpful, but one let down is that the banking withdrawals are slow. Most withdrawals take up to 4 business days, so you may be kept waiting.
Bonuses and Promotions:
Currently 888poker are offering £5 absolutely FREE to all new players without any deposit. This means that you can get playing straight away with real money. You also get a matched bonus up to $400 so you can have the bankroll to gain some real experience.