Poker Rebuy and Add-Ons: Mobile

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Here at 888poker, players can access rebuy and add-on options not just on desktop, but also when playing via mobile. Playing poker on mobile is popular all over Canada, Europe, Great Britain and right across the globe. That's why we make sure you have access to all tournament options on mobile as well as desktop!


Well, should a player lose a significant number of chips at the start of a tournament then 'rebuys' will give the player the chance to increase them again. Generally, there is an 'Available time for rebuy' which is a short period of time near the beginning of a tournament. However, players can only benefit from rebuys in a game if they only have a certain number of chips left, as specified in the specific tournament (called the 'Maximum chips for Rebuy' count).


If you have missed the slot for rebuys, then you may be able to benefit from 'Add-Ons' as the tournament progresses. These are usually offered to any player who wants to get more chips. The number of add-on opportunities available depends on the tournament. Some will have several add-on opportunities, whereas some may have none at all.

When You Can Claim Rebuys and Add-Ons

If a rebuy period or add-on period is available, then you will see a + sign. This will be found on the tournaments selection page underneath the name of the tournament. If there is none available, there will be no sign.

Finding Information on Tournament Rebuy and Add-On Period

You can find all the information on the rebuy and add-ons of the tournament you want to play in the poker tournament lobby here at 888poker.

How to Rebuy Chips at 888poker

Here are the steps you need to follow to rebuy chips at an 888poker tournament:

  • Firstly, you need to make sure that the number of chips you currently have is equal to or lower than the tournament's specified 'Maximum Chips for Rebuy' number.
  • Then you need to click on the button that says 'Rebuy'. You will then see a 'Rebuy' dialog appear and you will need to confirm your rebuy within 1 minute of it appearing.
  • Simply choose your rebuy amount and your funds will be moved from 'Available Money' to 'Money on Tables'. You will then be notified that your request is being processed.
  • As soon as it is approved, you will receive a confirmation message.

Completing Your Rebuy

As soon as your rebuy is completed and confirmed, you will then have the chips added to your final count and you can carry on playing as normal.

Activating Automatic Rebuys

888poker software allows you to access several automatic rebuy options:

Automatic Rebuy and Double Rebuy

Should you activate this, then an automatic rebuy and double rebuy will occur every time you lose all of your chips in the tournament.

Rebuy Whenever Possible

Activating this means that every time the number of chips in your stack hits or gets lower than the 'Maximum Chips for Rebuy' number, you will automatically trigger a rebuy.

How Add-Ons Work

If it is past the time for rebuys and you want to get more chips in a tournament then you will need to wait for an add-on period, if the tournament has one.

As soon as the Add-On period starts you will see an 'Add-On' button. This is only available for a period of time and you will need to click and confirm your request before the time is up.

As soon as this is confirmed, the amount you chose to 'Add-On' will be taken from your 'Available Money' over to your 'Money on Tables'.

If you lose all of your chips during an 'Add-On' period then you will automatically be given the opportunity to 'Add-On'. You will then be given 60 seconds to accept or decline.

The amount you add-on will then be moved from your Available Money to your Money on Tables amount and you will be notified when your request has been processed and confirmed.

There will also be the opportunity to activate Automatic Add Ons, which will then be triggered during the selected 'Add-On' periods.

You're all done!

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