Pacific Poker was established in 2002 and is located in Gibraltar. It features Texas hold’em and Omaha at a variety of different stakes and buy-ins. Pacific Poker is the poker arm of 888.com, an enormous online betting site that services the entire global gaming community.
888, Cassava Enterprises and Pacific Poker
888 Holdings is the owner of Cassava Enterprises, founded in 1997, which manages a number of different gambling websites including 888.com, Casino-on-Net and Pacific Poker.
888.com was founded in 1995 and covers Casino-on-Net for online casino action and Pacific Poker for online poker play.
The relationship of Pacific Poker to Casino-on-Net is favorable to Pacific Poker because it tends to draw unskilled gamblers from the online casino to the online poker site.
888, Pacific Poker and U.S. Players
In the wake of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, 888.com divested all of its online gambling services from the U.S. As Pacific Poker is included under this umbrella, Pacific Poker no longer accepts U.S. players as of 2006.
Popularity of Pacific Poker
Pacific Poker is popular among players who are already registered with Casino-on-Net as well as players looking for loose, soft, high-action games.
Pacific Poker is offering $75,000 worth of freerolls to the World Series of Poker for players who sign up for the site through Pokerlistings.
The site features cash games and tournaments as well as a variety of game structures, no-limit,-pot limit and fixed-limit, with full ring games, shorthanded tables and heads-up play.