888 Poker Celebrates 15 Years Online

By: Mark / August 17, 2012

888 Poker Celebrates 15 Years Online

It may be 888 Poker´s birthday, but it is the online poker room who are giving away the presents, with more than $10,000 in freerolls over the next few days.

Back in 1997, a relatively small, real money gambling site – Casino-on-Net – was launched by the Antiguan-based company, Virtual Holdings Limited. The popularity on the innovative (at the time) casino site grew quickly and, since its launch, more than 13 million people worldwide have downloaded the casino software.

In 2002, the company increased its online presence with the release of the Reef Club Casino and Pacific Poker. Pacific Poker was rebranded as 888 Poker when the company expanded its portfolio to include bingo and sports betting over the next few years and, retaining its innovative approach to providing players with a superlative poker experience – now sits as the third most popular online poker room.

To celebrate fifteen years of being online, 888 Poker is hosting a daily freeroll with $888.00 in prize money between Wednesday 15th August and Saturday 18th August, with an $8,888.00 tournament scheduled for Sunday 19th August. Entry to the feature birthday event costs 1c or is free to existing players making a deposit between now and Sunday using the 888 Poker bonus code “BIRTHDAY”.

Players who do not yet have an account with 888 Poker should use our exclusive 888 Poker link to visit the site and take advantage a free no-deposit poker bonus of $8.00, a 100% match bonus on deposits up to $600.00 (normally $400.00) and a chance to win a seat in the 888 Poker $100K guaranteed Sunday Challenge. In order to get a free ticket into the $8,888.00 freeroll on Sunday 19th August use the 888 Poker bonus code “HAPPY”.

888 Poker News Extra – The 888 Poker Moroccan Open has been put back two weeks to avoid clashing with the WSOPE in Cannes. The event is now to be held from October 8th – October 11th and the online qualifiers have been extended to account for the change in dates. Details of the event, and how you can win a package to the 888 Poker Moroccan Open for just $0.30, can be found in our dedicated news item or on the 888 Poker site.

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