888poker unveils major new mobile update

Riding the upswing of online poker these past couple of months, 888poker has invested in its online software to match those of rival poker sites. Having pre-launched its mobile application back in August, 888poker’s mobile experience has already seen a massive overhaul aimed to improve overall gameplay and navigation. The new release, marketed under the tagline “Made to Play”, introduces a number of added features that cater specifically to its market of users.

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Available now in Google Play and Apple App Store, 888poker unveils its major new mobile update adopting fresh functionalities that enable players to have a seamless experience on their devices. With the foot traffic in online poker continuously on the rise, the new-found application will definitely benefit the poker site in a multitude of ways.

Some of the notable changes in the recent update include:

Portrait mode

Embracing the latest trend of vertical poker clients, 888poker is now also available in portrait mode, making one-handed play possible for its thousands of players. Users can easily scroll through the lobby to view all available games and utilize its newly adjusted filters to tailor the results to their own liking.


Multi-tabling option

With limited screen space, 888poker has successfully added a multi-tabling option of up to four tables at once, interchanging with a single swipe. A preview of the hole cards can likewise be seen on a tab on the top screen with alert notifications to call the player’s attention when action is due. While this function was previously unsupported by the application, the new feature allows players to divulge in more action and add more excitement to their gameplay.

Player chat upgrade

While player chat was initially available, the text chat feature has now been upgraded to an emoji-based chat system to make interacting more viable and quick for mobile users. Its throwable feature which was originally introduced by the brand over a decade ago, has also been expanded to include the following items: an egg, tomato, trophy, cake or snowball to be thrown at their opponents. With the site more popular with low stakes players, this player-friendly feature will gear towards a fun atmosphere and a generally lighter environment.

Lobby customization

Aside from its modern look, the lobby has been modified as well to make navigation easier for everyone. The pre-defined stake range enables players to find the perfect tournament they wish to play at a single glance, compared to the previous use of sliders which is technically more difficult to control especially with a mobile device.

In addition to the application’s positive changes, 888poker has opted to include its other offerings besides poker. The lobby, which features poker games in a variety of formats Blast, Snap, Sit N Go’s, and tournaments, also allow access to its casino and sports betting worlds. With so many options to choose from, 888poker users are sure to find a game of their choosing with a click away.

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Tagged as the 8th leading poker site in traffic according to Pokerscout, 888poker is heading towards the right direction to expand its pool of players and increase its market share. Opening up its online system to technological advancement given the uncertainty the current global health crisis brings, is a great step to leveling the field as well as in upholding its brand and reputation in the poker industry.

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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