888Caption Review

888Caption review

888caption is a tool designed to make life easier for the players of the 888 network rooms. It does not do anything supernatural: it does not display detailed statistics on opponents, such as PokerTracker 4 or Holdem Manager 3. It is designed for a comfortable game, because it significantly simplifies the use of the game client.

This multifunctional program is suitable for both amateurs and professionals.

An annual license costs $25. However, you will not have to pay for the software when playing at NL10 / PLO10 limits and for tournaments with a buy-in of no more than $3.

There is a monthly trial period – the opportunity to try out the full functionality of the program for free for 30 days (on request only!).

To activate it, you must first log in to the poker client, and then select "Request for Trial" in the "License" tab.


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888 Caption Capabilities

  • Setting of automatic bet sizing; possibility to make bets in blinds.
  • Hotkeys – you can set hotkeys for management convenience, quick creation and notes configuration.
  • Odds for call and push.
  • SPR, bluff equity, fold equity, pot odds.
  • Information about a tournament in real time.
  • Information about a country of player’s residence.
  • Information about player’s actions on previous streets (by pointing on a player with a mouse cursor).
  • ​Displaying of stacks in BB (it is useful when playing at different limits and also when moving to another limit: the numbers will not create psychological pressure and you will be able to focus on a game and on making positive decisions).
  • You can hide ads and promotions of 888 poker room.
  • You can cut the bottom uninformative part of the lobby:
  • Auto-buy-in, auto-rebuy.
  • "Table manager" tool will help you to customize a convenient table placement during multi-tabling.
  • SNG Registrator – automates the registration in tournaments due to your criteria.
  • Table configurations: color, font, window size, players’ nicknames, buttons, pot.

System Requirements and Download

For the correct operation of the program, it is necessary that your device meets certain characteristics. The minimum requirements for installing the discussed software are relatively simple, they are listed below:

OSWindows 7, 8 or 10 (x86 / x64)
DirectX version9.0c or newer
RAMmin 2 GB
Video cardmin 512 MB

Instructions for Downloading Software

The first use and setup of 888caption for beginners can be quite tricky. But still, if you decide, then read our guide ahead. 

So, download the installation file and follow these steps:

Step 1
Step 1

In order to avoid problems with launching the program in the future, initially after installing 888poker.exe, right-click on the program icon and check the box "Running as a Admin".

Also check that you are using an English version of the client.

Step 2
Step 2

Make a request for a trial, or place an order for the purchase of a utility, indicating your License ID (the number is displayed only after authorization in the game application).

Step 3
Step 3

If you are working with the first version of the program, then you definitely need to enable animation in the room settings (Settings → Game Effects / Game Display → Enable animation or Options → Information during the game → Enable animation).

Step 4
Step 4

Next, you should check if the time and (IMPORTANT!) time zone are set correctly on your computer. If this item is omitted, the inscription may appear when the application starts: "License server is not responding".

Program Configuration Details

Now let's start talking directly about the 888 caption program configuration itself. There are a lot of tabs in the lobby, let's go through each separately.

888caption Betscript tab

How to configure bet sizing on the preflop?

  • OpenRaise – bets are made on the preflop depending on a position. 1st raise – if you make an open raise. Vs 1 limp – if someone has called the blind (has made a limp).
  • 3Bet – setting of your 3Bet stakes (the bet made after someone already made the first bet before you). IP means that you are in position against the open-raiser, OOP – you are out of the position.
  • 4Bet – selection of 4Bet stake, which will depend directly on the size of the opponent’s 3Bet. You need just to set a multiplier.

The following step – postflop bets configuration:

  • Postflop – setting of bets in a usual pot.
  • Postflop 3Bet pot – setting of bets in a multi-pot.

The "Round bet to" item indicates how the bets will be rounded up.

Push if bet > % of stack – choose when to go all-in depending on the ratio of the opponent's bet size to the size of your stack.

You can set up convenient game management at the table in order to take the necessary actions as fast as possible.

Every action can be implemented by clicking on a button. You can choose which keys will implement certain actions. At multi-tabling, the hotkeys will work for the table where a mouse cursor is located.

You can set up HotKeys in such a way that one key will implement several actions (max - 4) depending on which part of the screen the mouse cursor will be at while clicking on keys:

888caption 4 zones

If you select all 4 zones, the button will work regardless of the position of the mouse cursor.

If it is convenient for you to change the bet with the mouse wheel, then put a tick in "Mouse wheel" (Activate) and set up the bet sizing step (in BB, $ or in percentage of a pot).

The Betting hotkeys tab will allow you to set up the bet sizes on certain formulas in details:

888caption tab Betting hotkeys

HUD in 888caption

Click on Add new panel, then on Add tag; select stats for displaying in HUD.

Click on Font and Font color buttons to set up the font.

Background – color of background. Click on Invisible to make it transparent.

  • Hide Advertisement – to hide advertising, promotions, offers of the poker-room.
  • Do not hide the lobby after table opening - to prevent minimizing of the tournament lobby when the table opens.
  • Sizable lobby - adjusting the size of the poker-room window.
  • Global HotKeys - fast opening of SNAP-poker, cash-tables and registration in a tournament.
  • Minimize to tray and Start minimized – to minimize the program with icon in the bottom right corner.
  • Attach delay - enable if you want to start the program after opening the room.
  • Tooltips – configuration of displaying the tooltips.
  • Table Cropping
  • New table size & position - adjusting the size and location of tables (for example, if you want to tile your tables or place them otherwise).
  • Auto click timebank - automatic activation of timebank.
  • Remote topmost style - excludes the possibility of glitch appearing when 888poker tables hang over all the windows (it is very important when you play in several rooms simultaneously).
  • Sit out next bb if stack is more than... - is useful when playing according to the middle stack strategy (MSS). When the stack reaches a certain value, you will leave the table automatically.
  • Moving tables holding Left+Right mouse buttons - if you have cropped a top frame of the tables, you can move the windows by pressing left and right mouse buttons simultaneously.

Put ticks above the messages that disturb you when displaying.

  • «Auto accept all one-button dialogs» – when you activate this option, all pop-up windows, which have only one button (ok, agree, familiarized, etc.), will be closed automatically by clicking on this single button.
  • Buy-in – set up the buy-in by default (in BB).
  • Auto rebuy (cash) – set up the size of a stack and amount for auto rebuy.

Set up the table light according to the parameters. In order to activate the highlight, put the tick next to Activate.

In "Rule", select the conditions when the table will be highlighted with this color or the other.

The highlight will work with a certain size of stack, pot, time bank, etc.

You can find the rules and set a priority of the highlight on the left. For example, you should place Hero Action (your action) or TimeBank on the top in order to see them first.

Table Manager of 888 Caption will be useful during multi-tabling.

You can either leave the default settings or select one of the following variations manually:

  • Stack – an arrangement of tables will be stacked.
  • 3×2 - usual variant which is in the client.
  • 3×2 with activation - the size of the table increases when you point it with a mouse cursor.
  • Mini tile with activation - tables will be even smaller, but they will also increase when pointing.

Put the tick next to “Table stays in active slop until end of hand” for remaining the table active (big) until you make a move.

888caption convert chips

At this tab, you can configure displaying of stacks in the blinds for cash-games or as M number for tournaments, and also you can make that the color of the stack to be changed depending on its size.

In the Label item, you can select an inscription that will be shown next to the value of the stack.

In "BB decimals" you need to indicate how many symbols you want to see after the comma (2 is put by default).

888Caption Pricing

As far as pricing is concerned, those playing micro stakes can use 888Caption for free. These are cash tables up to NL10/PLO10 and tournaments worth $3 or less. If the software detects any other games, it will close automatically.

The annual license for this program costs $25 per year. With it, you are entitled to register the program just on one computer. If you are to replace the computer, then you can reset your license free of charge.

888 Caption Trial Version

It is also possible to activate a free 30-day trial if you want to test the tool before purchasing. You can use it at any limit without restrictions. However, a player needs to request the trial version to use it on all limits. To that end, launch the poker client, login to the system but don't run tables. Click on the “License” tab in the program and select “Request for Trial” to activate it.

If you make a purchase after the expiry of one month, it will be only available for free at micro-stakes.​

Compatible Poker Rooms

888Caption is an auxiliary tool for automating actions when playing on 888Poker and other platforms of the same network. The program is perfect for both cash and tournament players.

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✨ Where can I download the latest version of 888Caption?

You can download 888 caption on the developer's official website or on Cardmates. All the details are collected in a special article describing the functionality and cost options.

📢 What poker software is 888 Caption compatible with?

With programs like Hand2Note and TableScan Turbo.

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