888 Poker Instant Play

Along with providing players free, downloadable software of the highest quality, 888 Poker also offers a No Download version. The Instant Play rendition is accessible to both Mac and Linux computer users, as well as those players using Windows who would prefer not to download or install software onto their computers. Using the Instant Play version is easy and you’ll be able to play the exciting real money tournaments and ring games hosted by 888 Poker.

Computer System Requirements

Most every computer released on the market in recent years should be compatible with the system requirements for playing in the No Download version at 888 Poker. In order to play smoothly and avoid service interruptions and other glitches, your computer will have to meet the following standards: compatible operating systems include Mac OS X, Linux or Windows XP; central processing unit (CPU) of 400 MHz PowerPC G4 or Pentium 3; 128 MB of RAM; browsers to be used are Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari; your monitor should have at least 800 x 600 screen resolution with 16 bit color. For optimum performance, it is highly recommended that you use a more modern or newer Intel Dual Core processor, the newest version of the Mac, Linux or Windows operating system, 512 MB of RAM, and a broadband internet connection employing a relatively high speed.

Get Up And Running In No Download

The simplicity in which you are able to get started and begin playing the 888 cash games and tournament poker for real money via the No Download version is incredible. Using the aforementioned browsers of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Apple Safari, click your way to the home page at 888.com. If you’re on a Linux or Mac computer, 888 Poker should direct you to the No Download page automatically. If for some reason this does not happen, or if you are using Windows and prefer to access 888 Poker via Instant Play, simply click on Quick Play to the left of the page. From there, click Log In and register your account information, including a password and user name. Upon completing those steps, you will be in the poker lobby where a wide variety of available games are waiting for you to join and play. Once you are a registerd player at 888 Poker, anytime you want to play fun-filled, action-packed poker, simply direct your browser to 888.com, click on Quick Play, Log In with your username and password, and you are good to go in the No Download version.

Advantages of Instant Play Over Download

Playing poker via the No Download version instead of downloading the software onto your computer has several distinct advantages. The greatest benefit is that you can play poker on any computer that is connected to the Internet. You can access and play for real money at work, at home, in a public library, or in an Internet cafe where downloading software may be prohibited or limited. Also, Instant Play through your web browser prevents your hard drive from becoming burdened with unnecessary software that can sometimes put a strain on your system. Lastly, you can play on Linux, Mac OS and Windows, as opposed to the downloadable offering, which can only accept Windows. Many players favor the No Download version for these reasons.

Additional No Download Concerns

Playing poker at 888 Poker without downloading via an internet web browser allows for multi-tabling capabilities just as in the downloadable version. Other concerns of players include situations such as closing the web browser or experiencing a game or table freeze. In such circumstances, the result is similar to losing power or becoming disconnected from the internet. If your game freezes often or on a regular basis, it’s a good indication that your computer does not meet the system requirements as set forth in a previous section. Any such problems or issues can be rectified by contacting [email protected]

Secure And Safe Play

As in the downloadable version, 888 Poker utilizes highly advanced encryption technology in the Instant Play version that provides a safe poker-playing environment in which your personal account information and real money financial transactions are protected and secure from computer hackers and identity thieves. The use of an often-tested random number generator and the latest technology designed to prevent cheating are employed by 888 Poker to guarantee fair play. 888 Poker earned the distinction of 2013′s Poker Operator of the Year and is committed to maintaining the standards of excellence that were responsible for achieving that recognition.