888 Poker: a new app for a new era
|Richard Harris in Apps Friday, October 20, 2017|
UK mobile poker app with online gambling has been released for Google Play store.
888 Poker comes with pedigree, which is always a huge bonus when it comes to a new app release. 888 Holdings, the group that 888 Poker is part of, are at the cutting edge when it comes to new technologies and have access to in-house development and research teams who are experts when it comes to player experience. With an established online gaming presence since the late 90s and a superb existing online poker platform provided by their dedicated subsidiary Random Logic Software, the 888 Poker experience translates exceptionally well to Android.
Finding and downloading the 888 Poker app was easy and the download size won't have storage conscious users panicking. If you’re already an 888 user, then logging on is a breeze, but new users will need to register before depositing and playing. Luckily, the registration process is easy to complete and won't eat into your playing time. We even took advantage of the generous welcome bonus that allowed us to be a little more adventurous with our first few bets!
A wide variety of games
Accessing the decent selection of poker games (that are also available via the 888 website) in the cash games section is easy and we tried Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha Hi-Low and SNAP poker. Gameplay felt tactile and quick and the interface provided a cool, futuristic look that you'd expect in a modern land-based casino. Depositing cash is incredibly simple and all major UK cards are accepted, with withdrawals equally straightforward. Even with online tournament play, there was no lagging on a medium connection and longer games didn't feel slow at any point, even with human opponents making their decisions on potentially slower connections elsewhere.
All of 888's poker offerings are fully regulated and run using random number generators (RNGs) to provide fair, completely accurate and realistic gameplay, with full reports on payouts and security information available at the 888 website. The 888 brand is also fully committed to securely storing sensitive and helping those with gambling addiction, with both security features naturally extending to the app.
Beyond the quality and ease of access that the app offers, our favourite feature is the 888 Poker loyalty reward program. After each successful logon, deposit or game of poker played, users are rewarded with points that can be added up to unlock daily tournaments, prize scratch cards and other great rewards.
In terms of function, looks and playability, the 888 Poker app is riding very high indeed. Whether playing hour-long tournament games or for a quick pick up at lunchtime or on the bus to work, the app is the perfect option no matter how engaged you want to get. The range of games keeps things fresh and regular updates and decent support as well as the cool reward function is a welcome change from the limited mobile apps that real money casino operators have relied on for so long. Instead of going to an expensive city centre casino this weekend, we'd recommend giving 888 Poker a go. You won't be disappointed!
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