888poker

888 Holdings plc is the owner of a long row of gambling sites, including 888casino, 888bingo, 888games and 888poker. 888poker is run by the subsidiary Cassava Enterprises, which is based in Gibraltar and has a Gibraltarian gambling license. Before this poker site changed name to 888poker, it was known as Pacific Poker. The site has been online since 2002.

First deposit bonus and beginner's tournaments
24hPoker has a welcome package filled with the following treats:
A 100% matching bonus on your first deposit up to $400.
Free entrance to a beginner's tournament with a $1,000 prize pot
Free entrance to 7 beginner's tournaments, each with a $500 prize pot

You release your deposit bonus into your account by earning bonus points. Bonus points are not only awarded for poker play, but for casino play in 888casino as well. This sets 888poker apart from most other poker sites. You need 100 bonus points to release $10 of your deposit bonus.

Games
At 888poker, you can play Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi, Omaha Hi/Lo and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo.

There are two jackpots up for grab at the jackpot tables; a Bad Beat Jackpot and a Royal Jackpot.

Tournaments
888poker has a lot of poker tournaments, including plenty of free rolls and $1 buy-in tournaments that are known to attract inexperienced poker players from other parts of 888, e.g. from 888casino. Of course, you can also find expensive tournaments that costs several hundred USD to buy in to, plus everything in between.

When it comes to tournaments with guaranteed prize pots at 888poker, the most notables are the Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournaments. Thursday has a $10k GTD, Friday has a $15k GTD and Saturday has a $50k GTD.

888poker regularly have satellites that can take you to major live tournaments, such as World Series of Poker (WSOP), European Poker Tour (EPT), Irish Poker Open (IPO), Asian Poker Tour (APT), and Aussie Millions.

Network & Software
888poker uses proprietary software and is not part of any poker network. Both poker client play and browser play is available. The poker client only works with Windows, while browser play will work with any operative system as long as you have a browser that can handle Flash. If you encounter any problems, make sure you have Macromedia's Flash Player version 6 or later installed on the computer. You can download it for free from Macromedia.

In 2010, 888poker made a serious revamp of their poker software. Its user friendliness was improved and over a hundred new features were added. Two of the most important changes after the update was that it became easier to multitable and easier to find suitable games.

Transactions
888poker accepts many different transaction methods. A few examples of methods that can be used for both deposits and withdrawals are VISA, PayPal, Neteller, Moneybookers and Ewire. MasterCard can only be used for deposits, and check can only be used for withdrawals.

Customer service
Customer service is available 24/7.

Phone number: 800-032-4228 (Free phone numbers are available for many countries, check the site to see if your country is one of them.)

Fax number: +350-200-42693

Email address: use the email form at the site