Poker Games

At 888poker, you’ll get access to a wide variety of poker games including classic games like Texas Hold’em and Omaha. We offer exclusive variations such as SNAP and BLAST games as well. Each format can be played for real money or for free – and as a cash game, SNG or tournament.

There’s no better online poker site with safe and secure, state-of-the-art software. And, you’re in good company with over 10 million users, just like you, who are looking for a trustworthy place to play poker games online.

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Our interactive poker tutorial brings together all you need to know to start playing the following poker games, including Hold’em, Omaha Hi, Omaha Hi-Lo, BLAST and SNAP.

Get to know the Best Poker Games at 888poker

Texas Hold'em
Texas Hold'em

Texas Hold’em is considered the purest of all poker games by many poker players and is still the most popular format played online. If you’re a new player, there’s no better game to play than Texas Hold’em to get you up to speed with the basic rules and strategy – plus it’s a lot of fun learning how to master the poker genre!

Find out how to up your poker play on our Texas Hold'em page
Omaha Hi
Omaha Hi

If Texas Hold’em poker is the most popular poker game online, then Omaha is a close second. In Omaha, you get dealt 4 starting cards to make a hand – although you can and must only use 2 hole cards and the best five cards win. This feature makes for an exciting and action-packed game where the flops can promise staggering amounts of draws.

Discover how Omaha can improve your poker game on our Omaha Hi games page!
Omaha Hi-Lo
Omaha Hi-Lo

Omaha Hi-Lo is a draw heavy version of Omaha Hi where you can win pots with 2 made hands – a high hand and a low hand. Each winner will receive 50% of the pot at showdown. With two chances to win, players can go for a scoop where they win both the high and the low ends of the pot, holding the best 5-card hands.

Start your poker journey with us on the Omaha Hi-Lo Games page.

Snap Poker is one of the fastest ways to play poker online. As soon as you quick-fold a hand, you are instantly seated at another table and dealt a new one.

Say goodbye to waiting for your opponents to act and say hello to fast-paced poker action – just the way you like to play.


BLAST Sit & Go’s are 4-handed poker games, where you get to play for prize pools up to 10,000 x your buy-in! Once seated, the action starts off as usual in a regular Texas Hold’em tournament. But once the BLAST timer strikes, all players are put all-in into just one lucky player stands victorious.

Want to have a go? Check out our BLAST games here!
Progressive Knockouts (PKO)
Progressive Knockouts (PKO)

Progressive Knockout tournaments (PKO’s) are the next best thing in poker. With bounties on the line, players can recoup their buy-ins without having to wait to make it into the money. As players progress, their bounties start to increase, and if you outlast everyone else, you get to collect your own bounty!

Want to have a go? Check out our PKO games here

Poker Cash Games

The Cash Poker Games at 888poker run all day and all night long. So, there's no need to sit around, fidgeting in your seat, waiting for a table to fill up to start playing. You can get in there and start pushing players around, right away!
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888poker offers cash tables in a lot of different poker formats. You can find cash tables with Blast, SNAP, Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi, and Omaha Hi-Lo. So, if Hold'em isn't your favourite, you can easily get into another poker game that suits your tastes
If you're the kind of person who likes to come and go as they please, Cash Games are the perfect fit. You have full control and can sit in and post your blinds right away. Play for 10 minutes or 10 hours, it's up to you

Poker Tournament Games

Most professional players love poker tournaments. Why? Because you can buy in for small amounts (or even for nothing) and win huge piles of cash and amazing prizes. And if you win big, you could even retire early!
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Once you've paid your buy-in to a tourney, you get to play for as long as the chips last. No need to re-buy or top up. You get to see a lot more hands for your Loonies and can learn a lot from just sitting and watching other players go nuts!
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In general, Tournaments are relatively low risk. You pay one amount and that's it. For your buy-in, you could get as much as 10K – 20K chips. Although the more common starting stack is around $2K – 3K.

Learn How to Play Other Poker Variations

Poker isn’t all Texas Hold’em and Omaha. There are many other variations that you can learn to play.

At 888poker, we have easy-to-follow articles and guides to help along the way!

Check out our step-by-step poker guides for these less popular, but equally enticing, poker games:

5 Card Draw

Five Card (5 Card) Draw is a draw variant of poker. Players will hold and discard cards, replacing them with cards in the deck.


HORSE is an acronym that includes 5 different poker variants. They are: Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz (Stud Lo), Stud (Stud Hi), and Eight-or-Better (Stud Hi/Lo).


Razz is a form of Stud Poker. In the ranking system for this game, straights and flushes do not count against a low hand.

2-7 Triple Draw

In 2-7 Triple Draw, players receive their own individual 5-card hand. And they have not one, but three draw attempts to make the best “low” hand.

5-Card Omaha

In 5-Card Omaha, instead of being dealt four hole cards, each player receives five. They can only use two of the four to make the best hand.


This poker variant falls under the “draw” and “Lowball” poker families. But Badugi uses a unique hand ranking system to determine the best hand.

Chinese Poker

In Chinese poker, players each receive13 initial cards. They must divide these cards into three different poker hands, attempting to make the best/highest-ranked holdings.

Short Deck

In Short Deck poker, all deuces, threes, fours, and fives are removed from the deck – leaving 36 cards. This difference can result in a more action-packed game.

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