Welcome package: $88 no-deposit bonus + 100% match up to $400
Games: Texas hold’em, Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo
888 Poker specialises in online tournaments and cash games for Australians, with thousands of real money poker options available every day. It offers all your favourite hold’em, Omaha and stud variants in a number of exciting formats, including a few which you will only find at 888. Combine that with award-winning desktop software, intuitive mobile gameplay and several quick, convenient deposit and withdrawal options, and you get one of the very best poker sites for Aussie players.
Online poker games at 888
First and foremost, any online poker room worth its salt needs a great selection of games. You won’t be disappointed with the range at 888 Australia, as all the following styles are available for real cash poker play:
- Texas hold’em
- Omaha high-low
- Seven card stud
- Seven card stud high-low
Each of these styles comes in a variety of stakes and betting structures, including no limit, pot limit and fixed limit poker. The 888 poker lobby boasts an especially impressive array of online no-limit hold’em games (NLH), as well as fixed-limit Texas hold’em (LH) and pot-limit Omaha (PLO).
Real money gameplay formats
There are a number of different ways you can play online poker for real Aussie dollars at 888 – more than you will find at any land-based casino.
Also known as ring games, these are virtual versions of those traditional live poker tables where you can buy in and cash out at any time. Online cash game stakes start dirt cheap – as low as 1c/2c limit holdem, in fact – which makes them accessible to seasoned veterans and fresh-faced beginners alike.
Sit & Go poker
SNG tournaments are ideal for Australian poker players who can’t always commit to scheduled starting times. As soon as a sit-and-go table is filled, the action begins. These are tailor-made for Internet play and come in myriad formats, including Turbo and Super Turbo SNG tourneys with shorter blind levels and 6-max poker events with fewer players per table.
Multi-table tournaments (MTTs)
The crowning jewel of the 888 Poker empire is its extensive range of scheduled online poker tournaments. These cover everything from no-cost freerolls to guaranteed MTT events with hundreds of thousands in prize money up for grabs.
The 888 tournament lobby also features heaps of affordable satellites, including $0.01 steps events which can take you all the way to the World Series of Poker. You can also qualify for 888Live tournaments, as well as any number of daily and weekly events such as these:
888 Mega Series tournaments
- $100,000 Mega Deep
- $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep
- $20,000 Mega Dozen
- $5,000 Mega Knockout
- $3,000 Mega Micro
888 Highrollers Series tournaments
- $200,000 Whale
- $15,000 Monsoon
- $8,000 Tornado
- $7,000 Breeze
- $6,000 Hurricane
- $5,000 Typhoon
- $5,000 Twister
- $5,000 Lightning
- $5,000 Thunder
- $5,000 Cyclone
Exclusive 888 Poker features
PokerCam – The revolutionary 888 PokerCam rooms allow you to play face-to-face with opponents from all over the globe. All you need is a functional Webcam and the 888 desktop poker suite.
3D Poker – Dig out those red-and-blue stereoscopic glasses and experience online hold’em poker like never before, with a number of unique backdrops and settings to delight the senses.
Snap Poker – This is, quite simply, the fastest real cash poker on the Net. Hit the ‘Snap Fold’ option to throw out your hand and move immediately to another table, where you will receive new cards and a fresh set of opponents in just a matter of seconds.
Software interfaces for desktop and mobile
As with all the top-ranked online casinos, 888 Australia offers its customers several convenient ways to find and play the best AUD poker games on the Web:
Desktop poker client for Windows PC – This is the complete package, giving you full hard-disk access to the tournament lobby and all the special features. It costs nothing to download, takes just a minute or two to install, and is fully protected against malware and spyware.
Instant play poker – If you want more flexibility, or if you’re running Mac OS X, 888 also offers a no-download option which works on any Flash-enabled Web browser. You miss a few added extras, like PokerCam, but you get the vast majority of the PC download’s features in a sleek interface you can load up on any computer, any time.
888 mobile poker – The ultimate digital poker platform for the modern Aussie gambler. Choose from cash games, scheduled hold’em tournaments and mobile SNG events, all of which are available on iPhone, iPad and Google Android devices.
Safe banking options for Australians
There is little point in joining a real cash poker site if you can’t move funds safely to and from your playing account. The 888 Poker cashier supports several secure transaction methods for the Australian dollar, many of which can handle both instant deposits and fast withdrawals.
- Diners Club International
Instant online banking:
- Instant Banking by Citadel
- Skrill Moneybookers
Prepaid cash cards:
- Direct bank transfer
- Money wire transfer
- Bank cheque (withdrawals only)
Licensed and secure
Like many of the leading gaming websites for Australians, 888 Poker is fully licensed and regulated by both the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. It also carries the Safe and Fair Seal of Approval from eCOGRA – the online betting industry’s top independent authority – and runs certified SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital encryptions to protect all your personal information.
888 customer support
Click/tap the ‘Online help’ link in the top-right corner of the 888.com homepage to access the customer support section. Here, you can find answers to just about every query you could dream up, thanks to hundreds of helpful FAQs covering all the key topics:
- Bonus and promotions
- My account
- Technical issues