Briefly – 888 Poker is one of the biggest and most esteemed poker operators in the world. It was founded in 1997 and began its history as ‘Pacific Poker’ before the company-owner took the decision to re-brand it to 888Poker. The website is operated by Cassava Enterprises and the gaming services are regulated by the government of Gibraltar. 888Poker also holds licenses from the Gambling Commissions in UK and Ireland.
The operator is in the top 10 in terms of average traffic, currently ranking 7th. The poker software developed in-house is widely considered one of the best in the industry. It hasn’t changed its look much in the last 10 years, so it might seem a little retro. However, 888Poker is more than up-to-speed with the requirements of modern players. The mobile app is all you can possibly dream of, which accounts for 888Poker’s high mobile market share.
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888poker once held a top position in terms of active players, but due to USA’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which passed in 2006 and made online gambling illegal in the United States, 888poker had to withdraw from the US market and took a big hit. While this means the Black Friday was good news for the Gibraltar-based operator, it certainly wasn’t easy for 888Poker to recover its market share. Nowadays, 888poker is the 7th largest poker room with traffic peak of approx. 1,400 active players and they’re fighting tooth and nail with a group of competitors in order to maintain and improve that position.
While 888Poker’s player pool is not the fish party it used to be 10 years ago, the playing field is still comparatively soft. You will meet lots of weak opponents even as high as NL200.