QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE NEW 888 POKER iOS WEB APPLICATION
The graphics are fairly plain with an uncluttered layout. This is always a good design plan when you have to play on a small screen. The fold, call and raise buttons start at the bottom left of the screen and move over to the center. For non-limit games there is a slider on the bottom right where you can increase your bet. It has icons or buttons that allow you to quickly do 1/2, 3/4 or pot sized wagers.
Once you log into your account you can choose from three tabs; beginners, cash or sit & go. Or you can click on the cashier icon toward the top right or go to practice play icon button just below the yellow cashier button.
Choosing a game requires a different system than most mobile poker apps. You use sliders to choose number of players, stake and game type. While this makes it quick and easy to join a game, it does force you to play against whoever happens to be at the table. In other words, you really don’t have any way to shop for a table full of weak players. Joining a sit and go tournament also uses a slider system. You choose between 2, 6 or 9 players, normal, turbo or super turbo speed and then a buy in amount. Once you have made all of your choices you simply hit the play icon button.
The only possible downside is that only Texas holdem is available at this time. While some mobile apps do have games beyond Texas holdem available, they rarely have enough players to fill a table, so 888 has chosen to stick with the most popular poker variation to make sure active games are always available instead of disappointing players who can’t get a game started. Need more information? CLICK HERE to read our full review of the 888 poker app for iOS and Android.