Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 888Poker Launches Pokercam Tables, $8 Instant Bonus
888poker announced today it has officially launched its new "PokerCam" software feature allowing players to interact face-to-face via web cam.
All 888poker players with a web cam can now join specially marked "Video" tables in the lobby and be seen and heard by other players at the table via built-in communication technology similar to Skype.
Said Maytal Ginzburg, VP Poker at 888Holdings, in a release:
"We believe that real poker is not just about winning money, but it's about the thrill, the fun, the excitement and the social poker experience.
"Online poker has been traditionally focused on the 'money making' element - we feel that there is no reason why online poker should not enable players to meet, socialize and play together.
"Our new pokercam tables offer our customers a place to meet, play and socialize and are a true indication of our commitment to play different."
Hili Shakked, Director of Poker Offerings at 888Holdings, added:
"It's been almost a year in the making and we are delighted at the result. Now the greater challenge will be how to conceal the big smile when you get pocket aces!"
A variety of cash-game stakes will be offered, but the number of viewers for each table will be limited to 30 players.
As an added bonus to celebrate the new software launch, 888poker is also giving an $8 instant bonus to players from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and South Africa.
To sign up and receive your $8 no-deposit bonus, download the 888poker software here.