888.it Casino Review
Have you ever seen a Chinese copy of an iPhone? If not, you’re in luck, because it’s just a sad sadness. 888.it Casino looks the same - it’s just a failed copy of the well-known product. It is only playable if you’re from Italy, and even then it sucks. The games are few (though they host games from NetEnt, NextGen, and some other providers), the Welcome Bonus (a 125% match bonus up to €500 on the first deposit) takes two worst things possible (a phantom bonus and a post-wager one) and combines them into a worthless abomination. At least, the wagering requirements are 35x the bonus amount, which is pretty acceptable. Yep, they have some live games and are mobile-friendly, but you’d better stay out of this one, anyway.
- Live games are here;
- Acceptable wagering requirements - 35xB.
- Messy website interface;
- Caters only to Italian players;
- Limited support working hours;
- Small game collection;
- The Welcome Bonus is non-withdrawable.
888.it Casino is a part of 888 Holdings (no shit!), and focuses solely on Italian market (really, we’ll make Captain Obvious retire). It is licensed by AAMS (an Italian gambling authority), and only accepts players from Japan. No, sorry, from Italy. The casino uses the SSL encryption to protect all your personal data from any kind of invasion.
“The website is just like one of those Chinese iPhone clones for €39.99: it may look similar, but when you put your hands on it - it just falls apart.”
The website takes the design of other 888 products (black and green theme) but messes it up completely. It’s like one of those Chinese iPhone clones for €39.99: it may look similar, but when you put your hands on it - it just falls apart. The website is available only in Italian (SURPRISE!).
Banking: The withdrawal options are alright - PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, EntroPay, credit cards (only Visa available for withdrawals), and a couple more.
Customer Support: The support service is decent, though it’s not available round-the-clock. You can get in touch with their casino agents via email and phone line (from 8 a.m. to midnight). You can also use a live chat option, but only after you log in.
Software and Game Variety
Most of the games at 888.it Casino are provided by 888 Gaming, but they also have some titles from NetEnt, NYX, and NextGen. The number of games is far from impressive - just over a hundred. Each game category has to be accessed through a drop-down menu, the game thumbnails are huge and hurt your eyes with pixelated images, and there’s no sorting, filters, or even a game search. Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the game titles from their collection:
- Slots: Starburst, Fisticuffs, Doctor Love, Irish Riches, Nightmare on Elm Street;
- Jackpots: The Royals Go Camping, Millionaire Genie, Treasure Fair;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Casino Poker;
- Video Poker: Aces and Faces, All American, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better.
“Each game category has to be accessed through a drop-down menu, and the game thumbnails are huge and hurt your eyes with pixelated images.”
Mobile and Live Games
The casino website is optimized for mobile devices, and all the games run fine in your mobile browser. You don’t even have to download any extra application.
The casino also hosts some live-dealer games, but the selection is limited to Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette.
Bonuses and Promotions
The welcome bonus at 888.it Casino is a 125% match bonus on the first deposit, up to €500. However, there’s a trick to it - only 25% of the deposit is credited instantly, and the remaining 100% are unlocked after you fulfill the wagering requirements for the first part of this bonus. The wagering requirements seem to be 35 times the bonus amount, and the bonus itself seem to be non-withdrawable. If you’re Italian - be sure to check the full bonus terms to confirm this (we are as good at Italian as Google Translator allows us to be). If not - you can’t claim it anyway, so don’t bother.