888 Casino is owned by 888 Holdings and has been part of the online gaming landscape since 1997. Since those early days, the casino has gone through several redesigns and continues to get better today. It manages to tick every conceivable box you could want – plus a few you may not have thought of.
Pros and Cons
- 540+ casino games
- Generous mix of developers including NetEnt and Yggdrasil
- Take part in Pokie Races and complete challenges
- You must verify your identity prior to playing
- Tough to find info on earning comp points
Promotions and Bonuses
The Welcome Bonus consists of a first deposit match up to NZ$200. It also includes 25 free spins. A maximum of NZ$500 can be claimed in bonus wins and wagering requirements are applied. These amount to 30x the bonus amount and must be achieved inside 90 days of claiming the deal. The minimum deposit is NZ$20.
There is a separate promotions area to explore too. This reveals details of daily deals, with a separate deal for each day of the week.
The yellow signup button is easy to see in the site's top corner over to the right. A new window opens to guide you through the three-step signup procedure. It feels friendly and there is a help link at the top should you need any. It takes just a minute or two to complete your details to sign up.
The verification process is required before you can do anything else, so the site checks your details to make sure everything is fine. We are pleased to see this, and we would expect nothing less from a company with the pedigree of 888.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Underneath the clear Secure Banking heading at the bottom of the screen, you'll see separate links to deposits and withdrawals. The deposit page has 12 useful areas to go through to if you want further details. One of these covers all accepted payment methods, which include debit cards, Apple Pay, various e-wallets, but no Bitcoin. The withdrawals page guides you through the six steps required to take money out of your account. It also mentions you may need to authorise a withdrawal or provide documents prior to receiving your money. This is normal and allows them to meet their security and safety requirements.
It doesn't take much effort to find your way around 888 Casino. You can look over the game collection before you even sign up. There are pages to the left and to the bottom of the site that provide handy details about everything you could think of. It never seems to take long for new games to appear either, further bolstering what is already a great collection. The lime green detailing for headings and game areas makes it easier to see where you want to go, without being too tough to look at for longer periods.
You can visit the site on any mobile device connected to the internet. The design looks just as good on the small screen as it does on a computer. However, you can get a free Android or iOS app too. The iOS app is available free from the App Store, while the free Android app can be downloaded from the Google Play store. The apps are very highly rated, as you'd expect from this company. Of course, the responsive site design allows straightforward access to 888 Casino via a mobile browser as well.
The menu above the Pokies and jackpots section allows you to see only those games from NetEnt Yggdrasil, and Red Tiger. However, we also spotted famous titles from Random Logic and Microgaming, so that gives you even more depth to the collection. Starburst is a perennial favourite from NetEnt, with other popular games such as Millionaire Genie and Arcane Reel Chaos joining lots of new releases too.
Not only do you get top picks, top Pokies, and selected table games on the home page, you can also browse hundreds of games in all from names including NetEnt and Yggdrasil. There are over 450 Pokies, 50 jackpot games and 70 '888 Originals' to choose from, among other options.
We liked the fact that lots of games feature labels. You'll see an 888 label in green for the exclusives and a new pink label for the newest games at the casino. Jackpot games feature the total available jackpot under the game logo, and this is live and updated constantly too. One highlight is the Daily Jackpot, where a game is offered with a progressive jackpot that must be won by the time the clock reaches zero.
888 delivers a superb live casino alongside the regular games. The live selection of titles is reached from the menu at the left side of the site. Billed as a 'premier live casino', it boasts roulette, poker, Blackjack, and even live game shows. Choose from over a dozen games with various minimum and maximum wagers clearly displayed underneath each one. Alongside the usual live games, we get Live Lightning Dice, Live 888 Hotseat, and Live Dragon Tiger.
There is a VIP Casino Club, but it is only available to loyal players. If you do get through the door, your membership covers 888 Casino and two fellow brands as well.
However, 888 Casino does give all paying players the chance to collect comp points. The conversion for points depends on your currency. At the time of writing, 150 points was equal to NZ$1. The terms and conditions state that players who fail to log in for 90 days would lose however many points had accrued in their account, so do be aware of this.
Support and Security
You'll see a question mark at the top of the site, connecting you to the 888 Support Centre. There are eight sections to browse through, each of which can be expanded to show more topics. Underneath those areas, you'll find popular FAQs. One of those covers contacting the team. You can use the contact button there to open a contact form to complete and send to the team. Surprisingly for such a seasoned site, we could find no evidence of live chat or phone numbers to use.
The casino is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gambling Authority (MGA), and you can access those licenses via the links at the bottom of the site. They also have the eCOGRA seal of approval.
You'll see an 888+ Responsible logo at the foot of the site as well. This takes you to an external site devoted to responsible gaming. You can learn how to take a break, set your limits, exclude yourself from the site, or seek help from the team.
The help page also provides links to GamCare and two other organisations providing expert professional advice on gambling problems. They also link you through to Be Gamble Aware, so it's clear they are taking their responsibilities seriously in this area.
888 Casino delivers a smooth online experience for anyone wanting to play casino games. Verification may hold you up for a second, but it's reassuring to know you are dealing with a responsible casino. As for comp points, they're there to be earned and you can read about them inside the promotions area. This is one of several features that stand out on the site, along with the Pokie Races and challenges. As such, 888 offers a superb casino to look around with lots of extra perks.