Sponsored App Review: 888Poker

February 21, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

If you’re a keen player of Poker, you’ll know that the internet has had a big hand in helping it reach the popularity it seems be enjoying now. Hell, Poker is everywhere, it’s on the internet, it’s on TV it’s far more common than it was just a few years ago. You might have heard of – or use regularly – the popular Poker site, 888poker.com, well now you can play 888poker on the go! Thanks to their Android app you can log in with your account and play wherever and whenever. Read on to find out more.

Description: 888Poker is a well-known Poker site for enthusiasts to play online for real money and earn prizes, now they’ve hit mobiles with their Android Poker app. With this, you can play Poker whenever and wherever you like. It’s everything you should expect from the Desktop and online versions but in your pocket or on your tablet. Read on to find out a little more about 888Poker’s Android poker app.

How it Works: To get the 888Poker Android app installed on your smartphone or tablet, you can’t just simply head over to the Play Store. You’ve got to head over to the 888Poker website and go through a short process. Don’t worry, we’ll talk you through it. First things first, if you don’t have an account with 888Poker, you’ll want to go and create one, as the Android app doesn’t work without one. Just follow this link here to do that. After you’ve gone ahead and installed, registered and received your free credit, you can get started with the Android app. If you already have an account, just make sure you have your account info handy. All you information you could need is a quick QR scan away:



The website will then download an apk file in order to download the app. To get it installed, you just have to open it up from the downloads. Once you’d gone and gotten the app installed, you’ll need to sign in with your username and password:



Once you’ve logged in you can either play the money in your account, or you can go for a practice play:



There are differing games you can play, any of the above for beginners or, you can play cash or sit & go games. If you’re not too good at Poker, or you want to familiarize yourself with the app, then why not play practice play?



When you sit down at a table, it shows the hand you have and there’s a timer at the bottom of the your name – if it’s your turn – telling you long you have left. In the bottom left-corner it will tell you what hand you have, so if you know your hands, this should be helpful to you.



To raise your stake, you can use the slider when you have the opportunity to, or call. You can also tell it what proportion you want to throw in and it will automatically work it out for you:



All-in-all, if you know how to play Poker, you’ll know how to play 888Poker, whether that be on the Desktop or here on Android. It all comes together nicely and their website is a wealth of knowledge if you’d ever need any help or technical support.

Opinion: I can see this latest addition to the already healthy amount of Poker games available for Android being pretty welcome for a lot of people. After all, those that play on line with 888 will be happy to know that they can now play whenever and wherever. While the mobile version might not be as advanced as the Desktop version, it doesn’t feeling lacking at any point and there’s little to no reason to not give it a go if you’re already a member online. For those of you out there that aren’t members of 888Poker, go ahead and sign up, you’ll get a free bonus to play with you and you can now enjoy it on Android!


  • Speed (4/5) – There were no issues in my use, and it’s perfectly fast enough, perhaps longer time to take turns but, this is a serious game.
  • Features (5/5) – Poker fans aren’t going to be disappointed here, there’s a lot on offer, and if you’re already a player on 888Poker you’re going to love the Android app.
  • Theme (3/5) – The app itself could do with a lick of paint but, it resembles the Desktop version and it doesn’t look awful or anything.
  • Overall (4/5) – Poker players are going to love the ability to play on the go with this new app from 888 Poker. It’s well worth a look for any Poker fan.


  • Easy for everyone to use, whether you’re new to 888 Poker or not.
  • Quick app that works well.
  • One of the better ways to play Poker on the go.
  • Unlike other apps there is the opportunity to play for real money, just as you would online.


  • The app could do with a fresh coat of paint and some refinement.
  • Not a good idea to poor money into a game if you’re not too good a Poker player.

Conclusion: If you’re someone that love playing Poker and spends a lot of time of playing online then there’s going to be times when you don’t want that heavy alptop on your lap or you want to get away from the desk. So, with the Android app you can enjoy the same Poker and do it from the comfort of the sofa, or wherever you are out and about. Which means you could get a quick hand in over a coffee or during your lunch break. The app is perfectly serviceable and resembles the Desktop client. Setup is a little involved but it’s nothing too outrageous and it’s well worth it to tap into your 888Poker account.