888 Casino Review
The 100% welcome bonus up to €140 is pretty good, with x30 wagering requirements (x40 for Neteller deposits and x20 for Japan citizens).
For the UK players the bonus is a 100% match up to 100.
The worst part is that this casino has some nice games and their live dealer section is highly rated. We just wish they’d get on par with their live casino and get up-to-date with 24/7 live chat options.
- License from the UK;
- Already in operation for 20 years;
- Listed on the London Stock Exchange;
- Redonk amount of banking options.
- No live chat or phone;
- Questionable track record;
- Very poor reputation among top watchdog portals.
Ah, 888 Casino - a bastion of online gambling. These guys have been kicking it for over 20 years now, and you’d think that after so much experience, they’d know they need to stick with the times and constantly revamp and reinvent themselves to keep players coming. While the game selection is good and they’ve got the games people want to play - 888 Casino shows some apparent signs of its age.
The site design for example - why? This looks like a site created by a student just starting to dabble in HTML and CSS. Nothing screams “Ignore me!” louder than uninspiring site design. They have a lot of information there, though. Starting with the brief history of slot machines and ending with thorough how-to guides and informative articles, they have every single guide that a newcomer might need.
Even with great games, 888 Casino shows some apparent signs of its age.
Banking: Without completely shitting all over this place, we need to give credit where it is due: they do have strict audits that they pass consistently, and are fully licensed for people to play games there. On top of that, there are some ways to do your banking (with many popular methods like PayPal, Neteller, and Mastercard). The con is that the withdrawals are too slow for such a popular casino: they offer 4-5 days for e-wallet withdrawals and ten days for cards and bank transfers.
Customer Support: But on that note, we have to talk shit again: no live chat options. Are you fo’shizzles, 888 Casino? In fact, as far as we can tell - player support amounts to sending an e-mail and hoping you get a response in 3 days.
Games and Software Variety
What makes this review even more scathing is the fact that there are good games here. The proprietary software from 888 Casino (Random Logic Software) is cool. They offer games from other big providers like WMS and Net Entertainment, so why can’t they take the extra effort to match the quality games on offer? Anyway, here are some examples of what you’ll get:
- Slots: Jack Hammer, The Big Lebowski, Raging Rhino;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Oasis Poker;
- Video Poker: Deuces Wild, Aces & Faces, Tens or Better;
- Progressive Jackpots: Millionaire Genie, Irish Riches, Pirates Millions.
Mobile and Live Gaming Options
There is a completely functioning mobile version of the website. It looks marginally better than the main website. Anyway, you have to sign up, and then you’ll have access to a selection of popular games - mostly slots - that you can play anywhere.
The Live Dealer section of the site gets a rated highly in player reviews.
A lot of buzz from 888 Casino comes from their live casino. You’ve got options for roulette, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, three card poker, casino hold’em, and even ultimate Texas hold’em. There is even an “Elite Lounge” for the elitists among you. (You know who you are.)
Promotions and Bonuses
For new players, you’re looking at a 100% bonus up to €140. That means if you were to deposit something like €40, you’d play with €80. Likewise, if you deposit €140, you’ll get €280 to play with. Read the terms and conditions, because depending on how you made your deposit, you could have to wager 30 or 40 times to meet the requirements (40x applies to Neteller deposits).
They also have a €88 no-deposit bonus. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Just sign up and get it for free. Yeah, right. First, it is only available in a couple of countries. Second, everything you win from it will get 30x wagering attached. Third, the winnings from it are capped at €15. It’s OK for a no-dep bonus; we just don’t want you to get too excited.