888 Holdings has been one of the busiest entities in the early stages of the US online poker market. 888 is the only company with licensed online poker rooms in all three states that have passed online gambling legislation (Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey).
As such, 888 has quickly become one of the key players in the nascent US iGaming market.
In New Jersey, 888 teamed up with Caesars Entertainment and launched us.888Poker.com on the All American Poker Network. 888 came online on November 21, 2013 during the New Jersey online gambling soft-launch period, and on November 26, 2013 was cleared for play by NJ regulators.
It would later forge a partial liquidity sharing partnership with sister site WSOP NJ.
Below you will find a complete breakdown of the 888 Poker NJ product, with details for all of its software, promotions, and other features.
Last verified: September 1, 2017
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888 Poker operates in partnership with WSOP.com and the result is arguably NJ's leading online poker network. While the two rooms share quite a bit of traffic, they still offer unique promotions and bonuses. Plus, players can have accounts on both, doubling the number of welcome offers they receive, and increasing overall value. Customer service and software are the weak spots for this NJ online poker site.
Playing online poker at 888 Poker NJ
Games available at the us.888Poker.com online poker room
888 Poker offers its customers a few different poker formats on its software platform:
- No Limit Holdem
- Pot Limit Omaha (PLO)
- Pol Limit Omaha Hi-Lo (O8)
888 Poker also offers a multitude of Sit & Go and Multi-Table Tournaments, primarily of the NLHE, PLO, and O8 varieties.
How can I deposit at the 888 Poker’s online poker site?
US.888Poker.com offers NJ online poker players several different ways to fund their online poker accounts.
Among the options available are Visa and MasterCard (depending on your bank, credit / debit card transactions may or may not be accepted), ACH bank transfers, and third party processors PayPal, Neteller and PayNearMe.
Players can also head down to Caesars’ brick and mortar casino in Atlantic City and load their account at the casino cage.
888 Poker customers can withdraw via ACH bank transfers, Paypal, Neteller or bank draft, as well as by visiting the casino and withdrawing via a cashier window.
Does US.888Poker.com have an online poker VIP program?
888poker’s Rewards is a tiered loyalty system where players earn status points by contributing to raked pots and paying SNG / MTT entry fees. As is the case with most VIP schemes, the more points players earn, the higher the tier they can potentially achieve.
888poker’s Rewards is broken out into six monthly tiers:
All tiers offer players access to increasingly better rakeback deals, ranging from 5 percent at Blue all the way up to 35 percent at Platinum.
Reach the Iron tier or above and players will also be showered with a litany of tickets to exclusive freerolls. Achieve Silver status, and compete with other VIPs for $3,000 a month.
888 Poker sign up bonus
The sign up bonuses for New Jersey online casinos tend to be fairly similar from website to website. This holds true at 888, where players are eligible for $20 free without any real money deposit whatsoever.
The bonus includes:
- $10 in free play for selected casino games on 888casino, which will be credited your player’s account. For more information on free play, please see here.
- $4 worth of money bonus that shall be credited to the player’s bankroll which can be used on 888poker and 888casino.
- 6 Tournament Tickets with a value of $1 each, for use as entry tickets to the poker tournaments (the “Tournament Tickets”), which may only be used on 888poker.
The bonus expires 7 days after sign up and is subject to wagering requirements of 30x the bonus. Also of note, you can only get one bonus (e.g., you don’t get one at 888casino and then another at 888poker).
In addition to a free, no-strings-attached $20 as a new member, you will also be able to earn a 50% match bonus, up to $500 should you decide to make a real money deposit. Additionally, you can receive a 50% match bonus up to $1000 on your second deposit if you use promo code WELCOME888. Some New Jersey casinos offer either a free money or deposit bonus promotion, but 888 has both, and you don’t have to choose one or the other.
Players who join the poker room are also eligible for $10 free, in addition to two entries into the 888 “Weekend Warrior” freeroll.
What other brands feed into this poker site?
At this time, 888 Poker NJ shares liquidity across most cash game stakes with WSOP NJ. Tournament and sit & go liquidity is also shared for most events.
The two first entered into a pact in January 2015, and collectively attract nearly as much traffic (sometimes more) as market share leading PokerStars.
Latest news at 888 Poker
888 Poker has debuted a new online poker format.
BLAST is a lottery sit & go variant that bares some base similarities to Spin & Go’s on PokerStars. Namely, both variants feature randomized payouts, huge jackpots, and a frenetic pace of play that makes the game feel more like gambling and less like poker.
The main difference is that BLAST is an even more luck dependent game, as after just a few blind levels all player decision making is stripped away in favor of an All-In Shootout format. From that point onward, players can only cross their fingers and hope.
To celebrate the launch, 888 is hosting a BLAST promotion, where players can win BLAST tickets via tournament freerolls. Prizes range from $1 to $30 tickets, with the value dependent upon a player’s finish.
A look at the software at US.888Poker.com
Who provides the software for US.888Poker.com?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who is supplying 888 Poker NJwith its poker software, as the answer is right in the site’s name, 888 Holdings.
The site uses 888’s Dragonfish Software, which is also being used at WSOP.com in both New Jersey and Nevada, and powering the online poker rooms in Delaware.
Does US.888Poker.com offer a mobile app?
The mobile version of US.888Poker.com is available for all iOS devices including iPads and iPhones. You can find the free app in the iTunes store. There is also an Android app available.
Does US.888Poker.com have a Mac option?
888 Poker offers both a PC and Mac download
You can stay on top of the latest 888 Poker promotions, news, and information, as well as all of the latest news from the New Jersey iGaming industry by bookmarking our New Jersey online gambling news section.
888 Poker Updates September 2017
Every Sunday, the WSOP.com and 888Poker network hosts The Warrior, a $215 buy-in tournament with a $40k guarantee. Last week they were just one entry shy of the #1 network and easily met its guarantee for the second consecutive week, with a final prize pool total of $45,600. If that tourney is too rich for your blood, check out the $50 Warrior’s Opening Strike or the $100 Fierce Warrior, both with a guaranteed $10k prize pool.
Flopomania has arrived at 888Poker, providing the opportunity for you to win up $100,000 every day. 888Poker has reimagined the game’s format, which lets you start from the flop, providing more action and less waiting. Until September 7, all you need to do is play 50 hands of Flopomania and you’ll receive an Action Scratchcard (up to 3 per day), where you can win a tournament ticket to the $3,000 Daily All-in Tournament, bonus money or the $100,000 jackpot.