888casino is regarded as one of the flagship online casinos of 888 Group. Since it went online, it is claimed that it has already served more than 20 million players in different parts of the world. It has won several industry awards and recognitions. In 2015, it received the Gaming Intelligence Award for being the Best Casino Operator. In 2014, it was given the recognition as the Operator of the Year and Best Digital Operator at the Global Gaming Awards. Also in 2013, it received the awards for being EGR Operator Awards’ Casino Operator of the Year, Operator of the Year, and Poker Operator of the Year. These awards can be perceived as proofs of 888casino’s commitment to providing the best online casino gaming experience. However, does it really live up to all the hype these awards create?
888 casino is a fully certified casino that offers a wide variety of games, various bonuses and promotions, as well as secure transactions. Its collection of games are also said to be strictly regulated and fair. It supports mobile playing. You can play the games by downloading the 888casino software or by simply playing the games on your web browser.
This 888casino review will focus more on the browser-based version of the games instead of the downloadable game client. The games that can be accessed by both options are similar anyway. Also, the account created online can be used across platforms.
On its website, 888casino claims to offer more than 200 games but we found less than this number when we did our manual count. We found only 164 games on the site.
- There are 75 slot games on the site including 1-20 line and 25+ line slot games.
- There are 26 card and table games including 9 roulette, 3 blackjack, 11 poker, 2 keno, and 1 baccarat games.
- There are 16 live roulette, 41 live blackjack, 3 live baccarat, 1 live casino hold’em, 1 live Caribbean stud, and 1 live three-card poker games on 888 casino. That’s a total of 63 live games.
The games on 888casino are not the fastest-loading games we have encountered. There were also times when we encountered games that were “not available at the moment.” We also don’t like that we don’t get to see a progress indicator as the game loads. Nevertheless, the graphics and overall aesthetics are great. Also, the tabbed presentation of games is great and enables the opening of multiple (maximum of 2) games at a time. You can’t switch tabs, though, if a game is still loading. You may only switch to other tabs once a game is ready to play.
888casino uses three currencies: US dollar (USD), British pound (GBP), and euro (EUR). However, there are plans to integrate bitcoin payments in the future that’s why we are including it in our review of bitcoin gambling sites. Also, it is possible to pay using bitcoins through Neteller, which is supported as one of the payment methods on 888 casino.
Deposits can be made through Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, EntroPay, Diners Club cards, wire transfer, and Neteller. The minimum and maximum deposit limits vary according to the payment method. For Visa, the minimum single deposit is 20 USD while the maximum is 3,000 USD. For MasterCard, the minimum and maximum limits are 20 USD and 5,000 USD respectively, For Diners Club and EntroPay deposits, it is 20 USD to 9,000 USD. For wire transfers, the minimum is 100 USD while the maximum is 3,000 USD. Neteller deposits, on the other hand, have 20 USD to 10,000 USD minimum and maximum deposit amounts. There are also limits for per day and per month deposit transactions. The highest of which are 25,000 USD and 100,000 USD for the Visa and MasterCard deposits.
There are actually more deposit methods described on the Help resource of 888casino, including PayPal and Skrill, but we did not find these options at the Cashier page so we will no longer be discussing them. Deposits are completed after 10 minutes to 5 days (for wire transfers).
For withdrawals, we only found two options at the Cashier page: credit card and bank draft. These withdrawal options take up to 8 business days (6 for VIPs) for the credit cards and up to 18 business days (16 for VIPs) for the bank draft. Wire transfer may also be an option, depending on where you are located. Wire transfer withdrawals take 7 to 10 business days (5-8 for VIPs).
888casino does not impose charges on deposits and withdrawals but the payment methods do. Refer to these payment methods for the details on the fees you need to pay to them.
Account verification is required to be able to make withdrawals. This verification entails the uploading of proofs of identity such as credit or debit cards, government-issued IDs, proof of address, and notarized documentation.
100% First Deposit Bonus or Welcome Bonus of up to 200 USD or 100 GBP or 140 EUR
- Client-based (download) and instant (web-based) ways for playing
- Tabbed game interface
- Good collection of games with nice graphics
- Mobile-friendly site
- Multiple payment methods supported
- Anonymous gambling not supported
- Not provably fair games
- No instant deposits and withdrawals
- Difficult-to-navigate game gallery. Game gallery/collection is not shown in full page so your scrolling is limited and the thumbnails are small
- A number of games were not available when we did this review
- No live chat support