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Pacific 888 Poker

Powered by the dominant 888 Holdings groups, Pacific poker is currently the world’s 4 largest online poker game website. They have a solid base of non US customers as the website is taken out of US from 2006. People who wish to gamble have lot of games readily waiting for them always. Our review throws more light in to this virtual world of casinos and poker game.

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Game Variants

Pacific Poker has the reputation of having the best Texas Hold’em online games. Apart from this other games include

  • Omaha & 7 Card Stud Hi version
  • Omaha & 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo

You also have choices of different tournament like multi tables and sit n go. Guaranteed tournaments can be seen daily with prize money as high as $20,000 on normal days and $80,000 on Sundays. Another highlight of Pacific Poker is satellite tournaments which reward the player a seat to the World Series of Poker or World Poker tournament itself.

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Special New Features

Pacific Poker has a high tech online gaming environment which gives the best experience for its players. Some of its major features include:

  • Upgraded software: The new functionalities include superb search functions, 3D avatars, online cashiers, more multi tabling abilities etc. The look and feel of the site is more presentable with the improved version.
  • No download client: Accommodates more players.
  • Offers Guaranteed tournaments.
  • Great promotions and bonuses.

Pacific Poker runs great promotions for its players and a mandatory bonus is given to all new players. Their sign up bonus is 100% up to $400. Apart from that referral bonus, loyalty bonus, reload bonus etc are some other attractions of them.

Rakes and Limits

Our review shows the policy of Pacific Poker is not so open as compared to other online poker websites. Almost all the games have limits that start as low as $0.01/$0.02 and extend till $250/$500. A variety of tables with limits and number of players specified on each can be seen in the website. This helps them to accommodate players of all levels.
Like its counterparts, they also follow the ‘no flop, no drop’ rake policy. The house takes less than a dollar for lower limit games below $1 bets. For $1-$2 bet games, the rake has a maximum cap of $1.25. The high limit games at $2-$4 bets caps at $4-$5. The rake schedule is not affected by the number of players or hands played.

Operating Platform

Pacific Poker runs on private software developed by the 888 network. As with case of other online pokers, this also runs on both Windows and Mac Operating systems. Only Windows version 95 and above is recognized by this software.

Banking

Using advanced RSA encryption techniques, Pacific poker safeguards the data of the player. In this business for quite a long time, they have earned the status of being reliable and secure. It accommodates all the available banking facilities for deposits and withdrawal. To name a few - Visa, master Card, Euro Card, laser debit cards, pay point invoice, Neteller, E-cheques, wire transfers etc.

Customer Service

All the major support services – toll free telephones, e-mail and live chat are available with Pacific Poker. With an excellent track record of customer service, they also have a detailed FAQ section for players to check with.

Conclusion

One major disadvantage of Pacific poker is its thin variety of games and absence of US players. Some players feel a lack of reality in this website. But with their strongly established Hold’em games and huge European players’ base, Pacific poker still stands out to be one of the gems in the crown of Poker games.

 

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