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888 Poker: a new app for a new era
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888 Poker: a new app for a new era


888 Poker: a new app for a new era

Friday, October 20, 2017

Richard Harris Richard Harris

UK mobile poker app with online gambling has been released for Google Play store.

After a long time where mobile apps were the only option for real-money online gamblers with an Android device, Google have finally allowed gambling apps to be downloaded from the Google Play Store. This has opened up online casino gaming and poker to a huge new chunk of the internet population and provided a new, supported native app for existing gamblers on Android. Online poker is still going from strength to strength, with a new generation of gamers ready to experience poker on the latest phones and tablets and 888 Poker certainly haven't hesitated to bring out an exciting new app for Android. With the decision from Google coming fairly quickly and an entire online gaming platform condensed into an app at lightning speed, does the 888 app hold up to the quality of gameplay expected from an 888 product?

888 Poker App Gameplay

Exceptional usability

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.

888 Poker App Beginners Tables

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.

The verdict

888 Poker App Tournaments Picture

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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