The multi-award-winning 888 casino has been online since 1997 and owing to its consistent TV and media advertising campaigns, has become a household name. It is licensed both in Gibraltar and in the UK under the regulations of the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. 888 has almost 300 different games on offer, including slots, classic table games and live dealer games. Unsurprisingly, there is a considerable amount of bonuses, promotions and huge Jackpots available designed to tempt new players. The casino has its own brand of 888 software, but some games are powered by well-known brands such as Rival and NetEnt.
Most 888 Bonuses and Promotions require a 30 x playthrough with specific wagering requirements – always check Terms and Conditions.
100% Welcome Bonus – Available on first deposit, $200 deposit = $200 bonus.
Premium Player Welcome Package – A total of 5 deposits are required in the first week following registration:
- First $100 deposit = $100 bonus.
- Next four deposits of $100 = $350 bonus each.
- Total bonus = $1500.
Appropriate bonus code must be entered to be eligible, and Terms and Conditions are applicable for each.
- Sunday – ‘Sunday Funday’ – Raffle for Freeplay – 1st place: $500 Free play, 2nd–10th places: $50 Free play, 11th – 100th places: $20 Free play (on any deposit amount).
- Monday – ‘Jackpot Manic’ – 30% Freeplay/max $150 on selected Jackpot Slots.
- Tuesday – ‘Table Tuesday’ – 30% Freeplay/max $150 on selected Tables.
- Wednesday – ‘Winning Wednesday – 20% Cashback/max $20 – any game.
- Thursday – ‘Traveler Thursday’ – 20% Freeplay/max $100.
- Friday – ‘Freaky Friday’ – Bonuses between $8 and $60 on ‘Freddy’ or ‘Bloodlines’ only, min $20 deposit requirement.
- Saturday – ‘Saturday Night Live’ – 20% Bonus up to $100 on Live Dealer games.
Additionally, there is a Prize Draw on the 1st day of the month and a Blackjack Special $300 Freeplay opportunity on the 21st of every month.
Hot Promotions – The latest short-term promotion – Irish Riches – 3x playthrough of deposit and receive 30% as Freeplay, up to $1000* in total. Bonus code ‘RICH30’ can be used up to 10 times. The bonus is available for only ‘Irish Riches’ Jackpot Slots.
- $100 Bonus for referrals.
- ‘Lucky 8’ Live Roulette only – $8 bonus on number 8.
- Playing Blackjack 1pm – 1am at 888Vip Table gives a chance to win $1,200 daily bonus (in 12 mixed bonus cards).
- 888Xtra Table for Live Blackjack $750 bonus 1pm- 1am play .
Comp Points – Points are earned simply by playing at the 888 casino and can be redeemed for cash with the following conversion rates:
- 100 Points = $1 e.g. $10 wager = 1 Point.
- 150 Points = £1 e.g. £10 wager = 1.5 Points.
- 135 Points = €1 e.g. €10 wager = 1.35 Points.
VIP Club – The 888 VIP programme is so unique that it is not available simply by signing up; it is strictly by invitation only. Members of the casino that wish to be involved have to apply for the privilege, and each application is considered on an individual basis.
Once accepted, the benefits are immense, and there are three levels to achieve: the first is simply ‘Membership’, beyond that lie Gold and Platinum. All levels offer increasingly valuable benefits and offers to use in the casino, as well as outside, including complimentary event tickets and holidays, heavily discounted designer clothing/jewellery and invitations to 5* events.
The 888 Casino games can be played in with a flash plug-in direct from the browser, or its full software suite can be downloaded quickly and easily. There are over 200 slots, including 3-Reel, video slots and classic 5-reel machines. Every slot has easily-accessible information about how to play the game, minimum/maximum wager amounts and theoretical player percentage returns. Besides, you can play 9 variations of Roulette, 6 variations of Blackjack, 4 live dealer games (Poker, Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat), as well as 9 Jackpot Games. The biggest 888 win has been $4.2 million – for a $15 wager.
Transaction services for the 888 casino are provided via Cassava Enterprises, who are specialists in secure Internet payment processing and offer one of the most safely encrypted channels available currently. Only registered members can deposit funds with 888, and there are numerous methods available to do so. Most require a minimum of $20:
- Bank issued Credit/Debit Cards
- Various ‘Top-Up’ Debit Cards
- iDebit (European members)
- Wire or Bank Transfer
There are numerous other methods available for deposit, but not all methods can accept withdrawals. The 888 casino processes withdrawals every day, and they are usually payable within 1 working day. Payments to the originating deposit accounts are subject to specific timescales for the chosen medium.
24/7 customer support is available in seven languages via a special form of the website if the user didn’t find the answer in the detailed FAQ section.
The 888 casino offers full mobile compatibility for all iOS and Android devices. The app download is required, which is free of charge from the Apple Store for iOS or direct from the 888 casino website for the Android version. Most of the promotions and bonuses are available, in the same way as for static play, but there are a few ‘extras’ offered specifically for mobile members on a periodic basis. As for the games, there are over 100 games available on mobile devices.
The best description for the 888 online casino can only be ‘thorough’, as it appears to cover every aspect of using its facilities in exceptional detail. Customer support is equally exceptional and offered through every channel available. 888 has won numerous industry-related awards and is a corporation with its own Mission Statement, which it certainly abides by.