Taking player safety seriously
Pacific Poker is a member of the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC), a group for consumer support based in the US. Pacific has adopted its Code of Conduct, regulating the security and integrity of online gamers.
Pacific Poker is not the oldest poker room, but it was actually launched before online poker even existed. At the time, Casino-on-Net was an ambitious gambling site with a lot of players.
Self-made old man in online poker
They entered the online poker market with their own, proprietary software which suffered from most every problem you can imagine.
However, rumor had it that games on Pacific were juicy and profitable, and players showed up in numbers.
The software has since been greatly improved, and Pacific now competes on level with the rest of the band.
Figuring out what separates 888.com from Pacific Poker is a bit tricky, it seems to be pretty much the same thing with two different names, or brands. They have a long history of very aggressive marketing, so who knows what thinking lures behind the scene here.
Superstar signed up as poker pro
Recently, Australian cricket superstar Shane Warne announced he's going into professional poker. He signed a sponsorship contract with 888.com and Pacific Poker. To start with, he'll represent them in four upcoming big events: New Zealand Poker Champs, 2008 WSOP, United Kingdom Poker Open and the Poker Nations Cup.
"Nothing will replace the 20 years of cricket in my life but there are a lot of similarities,'' Warne said about his new endeavor. "It's a game of skill. You have to be disciplined.''
Warne will be blogging about his new career on pacificpoker.com. We'll certainly be back with more on this as soon as he's got the blog up and running.