Part of the 888 Network, Poker848 is the leading provider of online poker in the Balkan territories. Available in both English and Greek, the site was created to give all players a first-class poker experience from the comfort of their own home. Using a cutting edge graphical interface, Poker848 provides its players with a platform for exciting tournaments, exclusive promotions and competitive bonuses.
The 888 Network has a reputation for being one of the easiest online poker sites in the industry. This is because, like Poker848, many of the sites on the network have a sportsbook and casino attached, which attracts gamblers in droves. During peak European hours, Poker848 sees around 4,200 real-money cash-game players seated at its tables, although the seven-day average is closer to 2,750.
As with most online poker rooms, the majority of the traffic is focused around the no-limit hold'em games, but there is still plenty of traffic at the pot-limit Omaha tables and also those spreading seven-card stud.
Poker848 100%-Up-To-€280 Bonus — Includes Instant 25% Credit
From the moment you join, Poker848.com is active in keeping you entertained. It offers you a chance at every stage to build your bankroll and maximize your winnings. For starters, all first-time depositors receive a 100% bonus up to €280. For an immediate boost, 25% of this welcome bonus is credited to your bankroll instantly before you even sit down at your first table. Poker848 is not open to players from the U.S.
Unlike many of its competitors, Poker848 puts 25% of the initial sign-up bonus into a player's account instantly, so it is available to use straight away with no clearance requirements. The other 75% of your bonus is reached by accumulating 10 Status Points per $1 of the pending bonus within 30 days.
Status Points can be earned by playing cash games, tournaments or even casino games. To help you see just how close you are to clearing your bonus, Poker848.com has cleverly installed a bonus meter above your table while you play.
Players earn Status Points at the following rates:
|Game||Status Point Rate|
|Cash games||2 Status Points per $1 in rake|
|Tournaments||2 Status Points per $1 in fees|
|Casino games||1 Status Point per $16 wagered|
To boost your welcome package a notch, Poker848 takes not one, but two unique steps further for its first-time depositors. Poker848 offers free entry to a $1,000 Depositors' Freeroll plus a free seat at seven daily $500 First Depositors’ Freerolls. There's also the chance to win a share of $3,500.
Rake and Limits
Poker848 offers cash games from as small as $0.01/$0.02 all the way up to $50/$100, so there will be a cash game running to suit all skill and bankroll levels.
The rake is the industry standard 5%, but the maximum taken is different depending on the stakes played, the game played and the number of players seated. The table below shows the rake structure for no-limit and pot-limit games:
VIP Loyalty Program
Every player on Poker848 is treated like a VIP, but they can increase their VIP status with regular play at the poker and casino tables.
The program has a total of eight monthly and two yearly tiers that rewards players with cash back ranging from 2% up to 36%. Along with cash back, players will also gain access to a bunch of freeroll tournaments with prize pools ranging from the daily $75 up to the monthly $7,000 freeroll.
Players who achieve the higher VIP status not only earn reward points at a much faster rate, but they can also receive their own personal VIP manager and are regularly invited to live corporate events to reward their loyalty.
Software and Extra Features
The Poker848 software is superb — a shining example of how online poker software should be. The lobby is easy to navigate, and when seated, the action is fast, slick and players will rack up hands in no time at all.
Playing multiple tables at once is easy because the software has built in features such as auto top-up and the intelligent queuing system, plus it is not very resource intensive so even older machines should be able to run it with ease.
The tables themselves are clean and uncluttered with an array of options and skins so you can customize your playing experience. Cards are large and easy to read, and the four-color deck makes the software a dream to play on.
- Auto Top-Up — Allows the system to automatically top your stack up in cash games, so you always have the chance to win the maximum amount of money.
- Intelligent Queuing System — Makes playing multiple tables a breeze.
- Lobby Design — Smooth customizable graphics, complete with a personal image gallery allowing one to add icons to flag opponents.
- Loyalty Rewards Program — Earn bonus points while you play. For every bet placed into a raked hand, players can earn Status Points. These points can be converted into cash and used for more play or simply withdrawn.
- Game History — A fast way to view all your Poker848 transactions. Very useful for those who keep detailed records.
- Four-Color Deck — See flushes much easier than ever before.
- Player Notes — An easy-to-use notes facility is essential for many players.
- Keyboard Controlled Actions — If you'd rather use the keyboard to make your playing actions, Poker848 offers a complete keyboard-only package.
Poker848 has toll-free help numbers for the U.K., Germany, Australia and 17 other countries. Support is in English only. Live chat support and email support is also offered. All support is generally answered swiftly and accurately. Cash outs, however, can take a few days to process and clear.