Apparently nobody has a clue about this "free $8". Whenever a poker site
wants to give me 'free money' I am always a little wary about it...
Here is what you are agreeing to when you get the free $8, which it clearly doesn't tell you when you sign up:
There is a withdrawal restriction on both the $8 and any winnings you make with that $8. Both have to be turned over 40 times!!
Example: You buy-in to a tourney for $5 and win $100. You now have to spend 100x40 = $4000 worth of buy-ins before you can withdraw that $100.
So basically if you accept, and wager that "free $8" you will never see any winnings you make from it. Unless you play ALOT. God forbid you hit a big score of $1000+. That would be a rude awakening.
Copy/paste from my chat with live agent at 888:
you: what if I win $25 with the free $8, can I withdraw that $25?
Alice: you have to play the 8 and the winnings 40 times