Founded in 1997, 888 is one of the oldest and most trusted gaming brands in the world, and has since welcomed more than 25 million users to its online casino. More impressive than its scale, however, is its consistent commitment to innovation. At the time of writing, 888 has just added the 2015 Gaming Intelligence Award for Best Casino Operator to a host of industry awards dished out in 2014-15, and with their in-house developers constantly improving the site, gamers should fully expert the accolades to continue.
888 has an enormous amount of in-house developing talent in software subsidiary Dragonfish (formerly Random Logic), and it’s these tech wizards who design and deliver the gaming environment. The latest incarnation of 888 Casino can be accessed either as downloadable software, which PC users can install for added speed and stability, or instantly via any web browser, on any operating system. In both cases, the sign-up process is a simple web form that users must only complete once in order to access the casino.
Downloadable and browser-based casinos are available through 888 Casino. Unsurprisingly, 888 Casino is also available on the move. Continuing their commitment to flexibility, 888 have developed mobile apps that can be downloaded on iOS phones and tablets from the App Store and on Android from Google Play.
Just like their desktop client, 888’s mobile casino can also be accessed via mobile browsers. Users can simply visit 888casino.com as usual, and the mobile responsive site will load in the right format for your mobile device. As graphics are adjusted to reflect your phone’s bandwidth, you’ll find you rarely experience lag or lost connection – even on 3G. There is a restricted selection of games in the mobile casino, though; while most of 888’s own repertoire of casino games are available, selected games from other providers aren’t mobile responsive.
Although the casino software is created in-house, games include both 888 originals like Millionaire Genie, and titles from other top developers like NetEnt and Amaya Gaming. In total there are more than 280 games on offer, spanning slots, card games, table games, live dealer, arcade games, scratchcards and keno.
Virtual dealers (the programmes that power most games) use MD5 RNG random number generators, tested by running millions of rounds, and the casino works with TRUSTe, GAMCARE and eCOGRA to ensure continued fairness. Regular percentage payout reports and random reviews by eCOGRA are even published on the website for users' benefit.
Everything about 888’s latest design is geared for ease of navigation. From technical achievements like the responsive instant casinos to clever designs like the web browser style tab system, which allows seamless switching between games and areas within the casino environment, 888 has ensured everything about the experience is simple, clean and effective.
A great example of 888’s commitment to creating a user-friendly experience is the new addition of Apple/Android logos to slot games that are available on mobile as well as desktop. It’s a simple idea, but it’s something that any player who grows attached to a favourite (or lucky) slot will appreciate.
The casino is available in 23 languages too. Users simply click the ‘language’ link at the top of the page to translate to their chosen tongue.
Promotions & Bonuses
888 Casino doesn’t skimp on the promotions. A dedicated Casino Promotions page lists all the latest offers available, which commonly include deposit bonuses (for both first-time and existing customers), free plays on selected games and premium rewards for high rollers.
The 888 VIP scheme also offers added perks including special promotions, exclusive events and ticket giveaways and loyalty points on casino spending. The scheme is open to players who meet a set spending level.
Deposit & Withdrawal
As with most of the top gambling sites, 888 Casino provides an array of payment options. Players can secure their winnings and make deposits to increase those winnings with all sorts of options including cards, eWallets, and Direct Bank Transfer among others. Most stick to the popular brands like Visa, MasterCard, Entropay, Skrill, Neteller, and PayPal, all of which are offered as options at 888. Users can even see the estimated processing times for each type of deposit/withdrawal.
Support & Security
Managing your 888 Casino account is easy; flexibility, security and privacy are ensured. 888 Casino also uses advanced encryption to protect your data, and credit/debit card deposits have 3D-Secure identification for added security. Users requiring further help or assistance have access to 24/7 support via live chat or their dedicated UK freephone number; both accessed through the casino cashier.