Pacific Poker Review

Pacific Poker Review – If this were a film, it would definitely not be Waterworld, because in all honesty, that film is not very good!!

Pacific Poker have experience on their side with a world class support team.  A part of the 888.com company, they operate their own world beating software and continue to develop this to meet the changing demands of you, the player.  Take a look through our  Pacific Poker Review to see if they are right for you.

Poker Room Ratings-poker room image
Software:
888
Network:
888
Bonus:
$400
Languages:
English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish
Min Deposit:
$20
Versions:
Download
Payement Methods:
Deposit Methods: Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard, Diners Club, EntroPay, Virtual Visa, Card Laser, Solo, Maestro, Bank Transfer, ACTeCASH, ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, NETELLER, PayPal, Cash PrePaid Card, paysafecard, Ukash

About

As always, we’ll start our Pacific Poker Review with a bit about the company.  Pacicfic Poker are owned by Cassava Enterprises Ltd and are registered in Gibraltar. They also own Casino-on-net and their products are all under the 888.com brand. The company have been providing a leading poker platform since 2002 and support in over 20 languages. 

Software and Playability:

We have a soft spot for the green felt table so it helps that this is the branding for Pacific Poker. The Pacific Poker room has a simple, classic feel to it and is why we believe that that this room is popular, certainly for the newer player. The company operate their own poker software and have been pretty consistent in developing this. Recent changes have improved navigation in the room lobby and the addition of the quick seat option is important.

Pacific Poker now has 3 options to view the game. They have 3D and first person views to make the action more close to life. If this isn’t for you, the classic version is there and game play is smooth and clear.   

Welcome Bonus:

This rooms Poker Shark bonus rank is
91%
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Pacific Poker offer players a 100% welcome bonus up to $400. This in itself is a very decent offer but when you realise that Pacific poker will give you 25% of that immediately, it seems even better. Deposit the full $400 and you will get $100 in your account to start playing for free with. We think that this is an amazing offer. The rest of the bonus (as is common practice within the industry) can be gained through Bonus points. It’s 10 BP for every $1 in bonuses you will receive. 

 

Earning Player Points:

At Pacific Poker, you will be earning Frequent Player Points (FPP’s) and Bonus Points (BP’s) at the same time. For every $1 paid in tournament fees you will be awarded 2 of each point. Playing in ring games you will be awarded 2 points for every $1 raked on the table. Your FPP’s can be used for tournament buy ins in addition to chips for ring games.

Games

Ranked 10
Texas Holdem
the main focus of Pacific poker is Texas and they have provided a great platform to play
Ranked 9
Seven Card Stud
Pacific poker also provide this popular game in the Hi/Lo version
Ranked 10
Omaha
A simple varient that will appeal to those wanting a fast paced game.
Ranked 1
Omaha Hi/Lo
A challenging game, not the best room to start playing.

Games and People:

We found that the selection of games at pacific poker to be slightly limited by comparison but they do offer the more popular forms; Texas Holdem, Omaha and 7 Card Stud. It may be because of this, their attention to the Holdem variant has made it one of the best available and you will always be able to find a game through the 888 network. 

 
As part of a group that operate a casino (one of the biggest online) you will find there are a lot of new players coming to the site from this network. This should be very appealing to both new and well practiced players as there is a lot of variety in playing ability. We here at Poker-Shark.co.uk certainly believe that the lower stake Texas Holdem tables are a great place to begin.

Tournaments and Promotions:

Life at Pacific poker can start very well with the first depositors freeroll offering $3,500 in the prize pool! Although they do offer promotions in other games, Texas Holdem is the main focus here and they have numerous guaranteed money tournaments, such as the $20kmonday to Saturday with $50 buy in (limited seats).

 
You have the opportunity to play for up to $100k per week using points accumulated for simply playing. There are always fun promotions coming out from the Pacific Poker team such as the 888 Poker ashes in 2009. 

Customer Service and Security:

This rooms Poker Shark trust rank is
89%
[?]

We haven’t had any issues contacting the support team at pacific poker and they supply toll free numbers for over 20 countries (including UK) with experienced staff taking the calls. The Help centre available on site is also very useful and most technical issues can be sorted quick and easily through this tool.

Intersafe Global provide financial security to players on the 888 network. They have been operating since 1997 and have continued to stay ahead of the game when it comes to internet security and financial data encryption. As with all of the leading poker rooms, fraud and collusion are taken extremely seriously at Pacific Poker, to ensure you have nothing to worry about.

 

Depositing and Withdrawing:

There is no shortage of options for depositing and withdrawing at Pacific Poker. The minimum deposit here is $20 but it’s important to remember that you get 25% of your first deposit in your account immediately with the welcome bonus. The options available can be seen below and there are more localised options available:

 
Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard, Diners Club, EntroPay, Virtual Visa, Card Laser, Solo, Maestro, Bank Transfer, ACTeCASH, ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, NETELLER, PayPal, Cash PrePaid Card, paysafecard, Ukash
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86%
PS Bonus Rank [91%]
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PS Trust Rating [89%]
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Games Avaliable
  • Texas Holdem
  • Seven Card Stud
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi/Lo