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Canadians who enjoy fast, unpretentious online poker could not ask for better than what is offered at 888 Poker. In addition, Poker.ca readers from Canada are eligible for a free $8 sign-up bonus! Download and registration takes only scant minutes, and finding the right online poker table for you is made even easier with the handy Quickseat option. The lobby is clear, concise and easy to navigate. Play moves quickly, and graphics are kept basic, meaning that lags and crashes are virtually non-existent. Movement of cards and chips across the screen is very smooth, and overall makes for very enjoyable, if slightly minimalist, online poker play.
Games and tournaments
Players can earn themselves a place in the Irish Poker Open through a daily satellite freeroll, which takes place every weekday, with qualifier games kicking off Sunday evenings. The winner’s prize package includes a seat at the IPO Main Event, hotel coverage, spending money, invitation to an exclusive VIP event and a Sony blog Camera to upload all your photos.
The Turn Days into Cash offer means that the more you play on 888 Poker, the more you could potentially win. Play two days a week you you will receive entry to a weekly $500 Freeroll on Saturday night; play for four days and you will have access to a weekly $4000 freeroll; six days a week and you earn a place in the fortnightly Saturday $10,000 freeroll.
Players can also test their mettle every Thursday in a bounty-hunter shoot-out against Team 888 poker professional and Spanish beauty Leo Margets, a popular poker star with a strong following in Canada. Entry costs just $10+$1, and if you manage to out-play Ms. Margets you will be rewarded the $1,000 bounty.
Bonus and promotion information
New players at 888 Poker are eligible to receive a $5 sign-up bonus, no deposit required. Canadian players who access 888 through Poker.ca, however, are eligible for an exclusive $8 bonus. They also offer a 100% welcome bonus on player’s first deposits, which can be used to receive a maximum of $400 — or up to an exclusive $700 for Poker.ca readers from Canada! Click here to claim your $8.
Bonus money is released in $10 increments after the player has earned 100 poker points at rake tables. 888 Poker also offer an Introduce a Friend scheme, whereby players will receive $50 for every friend they sign up.
Tables at 888 Poker are helpfully named after locations, so you can usually be certain of chatting with fellow players in your area. Peak hours – namely evenings in Canada – will usually see numbers of around 2,000 competing at cash tables, with tournaments enjoying numbers of over 7,000.
The software and graphics are at 888 Poker are very modest, but this is more than made up for in the speed and flow of the online game play. With basic software on offer, players can have as any other windows open on the desktop as they wish without interference. One of 888 only real drawbacks is that the gaming window is not re-sizable, and does tend to dominate the screen somewhat.
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