888 Casino Review

888 Casino Review
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£88 free, up to £140 bonus
Get £88 free money and a 100% bonus up to £140.
    100% welcome bonus up to £140
  • £100 refer-a-friend bonus
  • Plenty of seasonal promotions



This casino was voted “Best Online Casino 2012” at February’s Totally Gaming conference.

It’s certainly made up very nicely, with a simple and easy-to-navigate homepage that gives you an immediate overview and choice which way to go.


You can play this one on your mobile, instantly in your browser, or download their client.


At over 270 games, among which over 100 slots, they’re very nicely equipped. Their main software supplier is Playtech, which makes for quality and safe gaming. 888 Casino is licensed in Gibraltar and subject to local gambling and gaming laws, which means that they have to submit to regular audits.


Their website features a good sitemap and comprehensive FAQs on various subjects. They’re eCOGRA-certified and offer links to organizations dealing with gambling issues.




As soon as you register with 888 Casino you can claim your welcome bonus. This comes as a deposit match bonus, which means that the casino adds money to your account balance up to a certain percentage of your deposit and limit. At the 100% bonus on up to £140 they offer, you can get up to £140 free money like this. Make sure you have a look at the terms and conditions — wagering requirements apply.




Their website doesn’t only tell you how to play at 888 Casino, it also lists plenty of promotions. Go to their promotions section and have a closer look. You’ll find a comp points scheme described, along with a whole calendar of specials. They’ve also got plenty of seasonal promo deals, like their Summer Blockbuster Slots campaign.


They also run plenty of races and tournaments, covering casino game classics as much as slots and even variety games like Keno. Also, as any other online casino, they regularly run off-site promotions, so look out for the odd 888 Casino deposit bonus code on review sites and so on.




With Playtech, Casino 888 have picked a reliable partner. This casino works across all three online media: There’s the Casino 888 PC download available for anybody who prefers using a separate client, there’s a state-of-the-art instant play site, and there are mobile apps available for Apple and Android devices. The instant play site is particularly important, as you can’t download 888 Casino for Mac. With that, they cover all the relevant media.




Casino 888 as this review is written have over 270 games available in total, 110 of which are slots. Their selection covers the whole range of what we’ve come to expect from a proper online gaming site: There are all the classic card and table games, like blackjack, baccarat and roulette; there are plenty of slots, including progressive jackpots; and there’s a fine selection of video poker and variety games as well. Worth a visit!




There’s a lot of money to be won in the progressives, which makes them the most popular category of slot game. Jackpots at 888 Casino include greats like Hulk, Thor and Millionaire Genie, which at the time of this review stands at over 3m. Have a look at how these games work right here.


Progressive games can develop a very interesting dynamic. Imagine this: Every time you try to win a jackpot at 888 Casino, a small piece of the money you bet on the game is added to the winning sum. This makes the sum grow with the number of players. Bigger sums attract more players, which in turn drives the jackpot again, and so on.


Some of these games have been pushed past 6m. A section of the rules makes sure they stay interesting: If somebody wins the jackpot, part of the winnings are used to re-seed the game, which makes the next round start out at an already impressive amount of money, which attracts players and gets the whole thing going again.


We won’t pick the best jackpot at 888 Casino for you — there are plenty to choose from, and we’re sure you’ll find something to your liking.




As they operate across many different markets, if you want to play the 888 Casino for real money you have plenty of options to make a deposit. You’ll have to do that at some point if you’re after real-money wins. Before you pick a particular payment method, have a look at our overview.


Payment methods at 888 Casino include the classics, which means that you can deposit money using a bank transfer as well as credit cards. Both Visa and MasterCard are accepted, as well as their debit card derivatives.


You should keep in mind that, ideally, what you want is a two-way connection. Making a deposit at 888 Casino is one thing, being able to withdraw a payout another. The traditional ways to do this, as above, usually take time to process (if a regular bank account is involved, this can mean waiting for things to happen for up to a week).


There are quite a number of modern Internet-based payment solutions. These so-called e-wallets, like PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers) and Neteller, work both ways, and as you set up your own account with any of these services you won’t lose time verifying your age and identity with the casino either. Some operators go so far as to offer a special bonus for players who pick these faster methods.


Again another way of depositing money are prepay cards, like the Ukash and Paysafecard vouchers. Whatever it is you go for, before you start, make sure the option is available fully in your country of residence.




The loyalty program of 888 Casino is a classic comp point system set up to reward regular players. On from the moment they sign up to the site, they collect points whenever they wager real money on a game that contributes to the points (not all games contribute evenly; check out their website for more information). The points collected can then be converted into cash at a rate set by the casino.




Over the recent years mobile devices have become commonplace. Millions of people are online around the clock and use their smartphones and tablets to entertain themselves pretty much regardless of where they are. This has created a huge new market for online gaming, which 888 Casino is a part of. Here’s more.


The 888 Casino mobile is available for the two major mobile operating systems. Users out to play mobile casino with 888 Casino will need either a Google Android device or an Apple product running iOS in order to be using the casino’s mobile platform. The app is available on their homepage, from where a scan code will take you directly to the download. Also, keep in mind that if you want to go for real-money winnings, you’ll have to sign up with the main site as well.


Availability for different operating systems:


888 Casino for Android — works very nicely. Some older and slower phones might struggle with the graphics.


888 Casino for your Windows phone — no app available for this system.


888 Casino for your iPad — runs without any problems.


888 Casino for your iPhone — works flawlessly.




Support at 888 Casino comes divided into eight sections. Among them you’ll find information on bonuses and promotions along with lots of FAQ material and technical help. If you’d like to contact customer support directly, you only have one way of doing so, namely an e-mail contact form. To find this, you’ll have to work a little. On the main page, click anywhere. The next page that shows up will feature a “Help” link in the top right corner. This will take you to the support page, where you can click your way to any FAQ and then use the “Search” function or click on a popular subject in the right-hand sidebar to eventually get to a “Contact us” button that will take you to the form.