Sat, May 18, 1:33am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Tue, Oct 8, 12:25am
Mobile URL: www.888Poker.com
Bonus: Up to AUD $888
Games: Texas hold’em poker
To play real money online poker at 888.com on a mobile device, tap the 888 app button from any supported device and you will be prompted to download the application. For Apple users, you will be directed to play via your Web browser – (a Web app identical to the downloadable app) – as non-market applications aren’t supported for downloads on iOS devices.
Following the successful download, you will need to set up an account. If you already hold an 888 account, utilise the same username and password to access your account across any platform. Registration, deposits and withdrawals can be completed directly from your smartphone or tablet.
The official 888 poker app for mobiles and tablets is a non-market application, and so you may be required to temporarily change your settings preferences to allow the installation of unknown apps (usually in security and under unknown sources). Utilising any compatible platform such as your Apple, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, or any other data-supported device, head directly to www.888Poker.com and installation will begin without any problems once you have allowed non-market apps to be installed. For Apple device users, you are taken to play 888 poker instantly via your browser, most likely Safari (gameplay is identical to the downloadable app, just instead you play via a Web app). We stress this app is entirely safe and legal for Australian customers.
Note: For those who have allowed non-market applications in their settings, you can un-check this particular setting if you feel the need to do so immediately following successful installation.
888’s specialised mobile/tablet downloadable and Web application is a simplified version of the desktop format with limited concessions, (some sacrifices are required in order to access the game anywhere, such as playing on a smaller scale, with a limited range of tournaments, and no PokerCam). The design is clean and looks great on all Android, Apple, Windows, BlackBerry and other smart devices, the game is played in landscape mode, and is easy to use. Both play money and real money games are available.
AG has taken some screenshots of the game so you can get a feel for how the interface looks before you go ahead and start killing it at the tables.
Cash games, Sit and Go tournaments, and most importantly, scheduled multi-table tournaments are offered through this application on our portable devices. The full-featured lobby which is available on our computers is understandably not nearly as detailed on our mobiles/tablets, but many players prefer the simple and trouble-free layout. Currently, Texas hold’em is the exclusive game of choice on our phones and tablets.
The game-play matches the design in its simplicity and efficiency. Players can select with ease which type and style of table they wish to play at, and as long as you have a strong data connection, speed and quality will not suffer at all.
When wanting to deposit or withdraw, click on the cashier sign ($) and you will be taken to 888’s secure banking platform. You will have all the options available to Australian players to finance your account, or cash out, such as VISA and MasterCard credit and debit cards, direct wire/bank transfers, Web-wallets like PayPal and Skrill, POLi, and more.
Don’t worry about missing out on any sign-up bonuses, promotions, or status and rewards points when playing on your mobile. You are entitled to all the great benefits offered by 888 as you would be if you were playing on a desktop, such as the welcome bonus of up to $400. We use the same account across all our devices, so points you have acquired on your laptop will still be there when you play on another platform, as will, most importantly, your funds.
Online poker requires a large network of players across the world to be in sync with each other, so problems can arise if certain players lose data connections mid-hand. However, 888 has a stringent disconnection policy in place which reads as follows:
Should a member be disconnected when playing, he/she will be automatically prompted to continue the interrupted game upon reconnection to the site. If auto prompting does not occur, the member can click on the icon of the game from which he/she was disconnected to complete the game.
888 detects your absence and subsequently provides you with extra time so you can reconnect and play out your hand. However, if unable to connect within the time provided, the following applies:
You are automatically considered all-in, with the exception of no and pot-limit games and tournaments (where your hand is auto-folded). Your cards remain in play for the rest of the hand. Following that hand, if you still have not reconnected, your hand gets auto-folded. A maximum of two ‘all-ins’ (due to disconnection) are given in any 24-hour period. Hands are folded if players have used all their all-in allocations.
Poker has presented more of a challenge for mobile developers than sports betting or other casino titles such as pokies, blackjack and roulette, but with 888’s improved technology and its assurance that our money is not lost in the case of poor connections and drops outs, mobile poker has become a thriving industry. If you enjoy the game as much as the team here at AG do, gaining access to 888’s mobile application and becoming an instant member is a no-brainer.
Note: Currently, Australian residents are not able to utilise 888’s sports betting facilities due to restrictions enforced by the national government.
Reading this content on a tablet or phone? Tap here to download the 888 app, or to utilise the Web app (for Apple), and start winning real AUD cash.