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 Nov. 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.
However, the launch of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Alliance on May 1, 2018, means 888/WSOP players in New Jersey can play in the same player pool with players from Nevada and Delaware. The shared player pool unites the family of 888/WSOP players in all three states.
Below you will find a complete breakdown of the 888 Poker NJ product, with details for all of its software, promotions, and other features.
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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.
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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 Hold ’em
- Pot Limit Omaha (PLO)
- Pot 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 with several different ways to fund their online poker accounts.
Among available options 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?
888 Poker’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.
888 Poker’s rewards are broken out into six monthly tiers:
All tiers offer players access to increasingly better rakeback deals, ranging from 5% at blue all the way up to 35% at platinum.
Reach the iron tier or above and you 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’s 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 888 Casino, which will be credited your player’s account. For more information on the free play, please see here.
- $4 worth of money bonus that shall be credited to the player’s bankroll which can be used on 888 Poker and 888 Casino.
- Six 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 888 Poker.
The poker part of the bonus expires seven days after sign up and is released at a rate of $1 per four status points earned. Also of note, you can only get one bonus (e.g., you don’t get one at 888 Casino and then another at 888 Poker).
In addition to a free, no strings attached $20 as a new member; you will also be able to earn a 100% match bonus, up to $1,500, should you decide to make a real money deposit.
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.
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 NJ with 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 — June 2019
Did you know that 888Poker has its own e-zine? Yep, they can get you caught up on all the latest happenings with the 888Poker pros and the World Series of Poker, as well as articles on strategy, what’s going on in the world of poker, and even poker guides and tools. Read it here.
Speaking of the WSOP, 888Poker is one of this year’s sponsors and is sending their poker pros to compete for those coveted bracelets. The 888Poker Squad is also looking for a few additions for the WSOP and you could be one of them. You can qualify by participating in daily satellites or special Sunday qualifiers, which include:
- $1,050 WSOP 2019 Main Event Package – Qualifier: Runs every Sunday, winners to receive $12,600 WSOP package.
- $16.50 WSOP 2019 Main Event Package – Sub-Satellite: Runs daily, leading to $109 Satellite.
- $109 WSOP 2019 Main Event Package – Satellite: Runs every Sunday, 5 seats GTD to the $1,050 qualifier.
For those lucky enough to win a package, it will include a trip to Vegas, competing in a bracelet event, training by 888Poker pros and so much more. Find out more about it here.