- Famous and well-established brand
- Games for every preference
- Easy mobile environment
- Game categories are a bit convoluted
888 is one of the oldest online casino brands out there. They've been trailblazing online gaming since 1997. The pioneering online casino has won several industry awards, including Best Casino Operator, throughout the years.
888 has over 25 million registered players worldwide. They're dedicated to bringing you the best gaming experience available online. 888 Casino offers a massive selection of casino games from top providers, ranging from video slots to jackpot games, classic tables games and live dealer casino.
The casino is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. In addition, 888 holds a licence from both Malta Gambling Authority and HM Government of Gibraltar.
I think all casino players will be familiar with this brand. The famous green and black branding has been the site’s theme since it launched. Personally, I'm not a fan of the dark presentation - it’s not easy on the eyes (not mine anyway). The overall presentation is decent with a sidebar menu for games, promotions and more.
The three-page sign up process was easy to follow but it did include a field for your occupation. I have never seen this before and I can only assume this is to give them an idea of your income and whether you’d be suitable for VIP status.
Once I selected a deposit amount, I was presented with a pop-up to claim a bonus on top. The bonus offer was pushed three times before I’d reached the games page. I found it a little too aggressive, but I get that many players may miss the boat on the welcome offer.
888 welcomes its new players with a Premium Welcome Offer. You can get up to £100 of bonus money and a special bonus if you go to 888 Casino from Bojoko.
Here's what's in store:
- 88 Free Spins when you sign up via Bojoko
- 1st deposit: 100% up to £100
The 88 free spins you get just for signing up come with only a 1x wagering and no winning cap.
Don't forget to check out the promotions page for additional offers and extra bonuses.
I had the option of claiming double on my first deposit up to £100. This is a standard match deposit bonus, the wagering requirements are fair at 30x. This means I can claim a bonus of up to £100 but I would have to play through any bonus money thirty times before it can become withdrawable cash. The average wagering requirements for this type of bonus is about thirty-five, so 888 ticks the box here.
Any wins from the bonus money are capped at £500 which is quite generous compared to many online casinos. I do like the 888 welcome offer but I don’t think it stands outs. There is a no deposit offer too. You can grab £88 in free play but this offer has much heavier restrictions as you would expect. The no deposit offer comes with fifty times wagering with bonus wins capped at £10.
First deposit bonus code
You don't need a bonus code to claim 888Casino's first deposit bonus.
No deposit bonus code
You don't need a bonus code to claim 888Casino's no deposit bonus.
Significant terms and conditions
- New UK players only, 18+.
- Minimum deposit £20.
- Maximum bonus £100.
- Wagering requirement 30x bonus.
- Game contribution varies.
- Bonus expires in 90 days.
- No deposit bonus has 1x wagering.
Please play responsibly.
Extra and no deposit spins
When you create an account in 888 Casino, you get 88 free spins. You need to claim the spins within 48 hours of receiving the confirmation email. The spins expire after 14 days.
These free spins have only 1x wagering requirement and have no winning cap.
You don't need a bonus code to claim 888Casino's no deposit bonus.
The wagering requirements for the no deposit bonus are 1x.
VIP / Special promotions
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- VIP Welcome Bonus
- Higher deposit limits
- Faster cash-outs
- Promotions, gifts and events tailored for our VIP players
- Dedicated VIP support team or your very own account manager on higher tiers
- Better comp points conversion rates
There are plenty of other generous promotional offers in 888 Casino:
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Casino games cover all the major categories including Video Poker, Slots, Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, and Live Casino. You can enjoy a dazzling selection of slots from some of the top game providers.
Video poker fans are treated to a lavish selection of games including Deuces Wild Double Up, All American Double Up, Joker Wild Double Up, and Jacks or Better.
Roulette fans can spin the wheel and win for real with games like American Roulette, Low Stakes Roulette, European Roulette, French Roulette, and 3D Roulette.
Blackjack and Baccarat selection includes High Limit Blackjack, Classic Blackjack, American Blackjack, Multihand Blackjack and classic Baccarat. Stay ahead of the count and you will boost your winnings. Practice for free or ante up and play for real – it’s your call.
888 split their games out on the left sidebar menu with slots, casino games and live casino all separated. I tried my hand at the slots.
The selection is pretty impressive with a decent range across top providers. However, I did find it funny how they categorise their slots. The top menu categorisation includes Jackpot, NetEnt, Red Tiger, 888 Exclusive, 1-25 lines and 25+ lines. I’ve never seen this before and just seems too random. I don’t think many players will even be familiar with the likes of Red Tiger and 25+ lines etc. It just seems a strange and random way to categorize slots.
There is a search feature in the top left corner but it’s not very visible. There needs to be a proper breakdown or an improved search feature. I wasn’t a fan of the way the slots were displayed. They are broken up into more random categories such as ‘Mother of Dragons’, ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ and ‘Night at the Movies’. It would be much easier to find a game if there was the search feature that broke games down into theme, provider and jackpot. The live casino section is neatly out with a more mindful display. Tables are categorised by game so it’s easy to find your preferred game on the virtual felt. There is a large selection with plenty of variations, it’s one of the more bulked out live casinos I’ve seen.
I opted to spin the reels of the Wings of RA slot which has a daily jackpot drop. Unfortunately, I had no luck on this game whatsoever. But that’s not the worst of it, there was a lot of lag on the spins. I’ve spun the reels across many online casinos and the lag on 888 casino slots was very much noticeable. I’m sure there are factors with the internet speed etc, but I’ve had no issues with other slot games on other casinos I played just yesterday.
Desktop game information
Desktop game providers
You can play 888 casino games on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
The games run on your mobile browser. Alternatively, you can download dedicated apps at the Google Play Store, or the App Store.
The mobile site is a bit clunky and too close to that of the website. However, the mobile app is very good. It’s sharp, sophisticated and lays out everything clearly for a seamless user experience.
The games are presented very nicely with new slots at the top, then daily jackpots, megaways and exclusives. The slot thumbnails are attractive, round and perfectly sized for a finger which I found very inviting. You can find everything through the hamburger menu in the top left. Casino games, promotions, live casino and everything else. The live casino section has a nice and simple layout, you pick your table game before being welcomed by a variety of live streams. It also lays out tables by table limits. You can dive into something that suits your budget, rather than discover table limits after you’ve entered the live stream. The mobile app is very responsive and I found the gameplay on slots to be much better than on desktop - a lot less lag, great graphics and a lot of fun.
Mobile game information
Mobile game providers
For casino fans interested in the real deal, there’s nothing like Live Casino games.
These include Live Roulette, the Elite Lounge, Live Blackjack, Live Ultimate Texas Holdem, Live 3 Card Poker, Live Baccarat, and Live Casino Holdem.
Real dealers are dealing cards, spinning the Roulette wheel, and chatting to you in real time via a secure feed.
Live game information
Total number of live casino games: 200
Live game suppliers
At 888 Casino, responsible gambling is taken seriously. They provide links to several organisations specialising preventing and treating compulsive gambling. In addition, you can set yourself limits with a range of tools:
- Set yourself deposit limits
- Prevent reversing withdrawals
- Turn on game time reminder
- Set autoplay limits
You can also take a break ranging from 24 hours to 6 weeks, or self-exclude from the casino for 6 months or more.
Players can contact 888casino through the online help pages. The FAQ section is equally helpful since it provides useful assistance for technical, banking, gaming, and regulatory compliance.
You can submit your queries through the online contact form by simply entering the nature of your query, your email address, and attaching files if necessary.
You can expect prompt and professional responses from our customer support representatives. Customer support is available in multiple languages, listed below.
I did find the support section a little difficult to find. You need to click on your account section where you’ll find the ‘contact us’ option, which only gives you the option to send a web message. I did receive an email that said support was limited due to Covid-19.
While I was within the cashier I saw the Live Chat feature. I’m surprised this is not on the main site and you have to go within the cashier to contact support through live chat, phone and email. I didn’t think to go to the cashier to find the live chat section. When I opened the live chat feature, I was presented with a pop up that told me that live chat was unavailable. I queried this on a web message and found out that this is due to the lockdown rules. The web message response time took around eight hours.
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Japanese
Email support languages
English, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Norwegian, Portuguese
Live support languages
Phone support languages
Before you can make a deposit and access the games, you need to verify your account by completing the KYC (Know Your Customer) check. In practice, this means providing 888 Casino with the following documents:
- Valid picture ID (identification card, driving licence, passport)
- Proof of address (official letter with your name and address, e.g. utility bill, bank statement, insurance letter)
- Proof of payment method
This is another area I found it very difficult to reach. Annoyingly, after spending some time looking for the verification section. I had to consult the FAQs to find out that it’s located within the cashier section. You have the option of uploading your passport, driver’s license or general ID card. To verify my ID was very easy, I managed to swiftly upload a copy of my passport to the system, then I received a confirmation email shortly after.
888 Casino offers a wide range of deposit and withdrawal options, ranging from bank cards to online wallets and wire transfers. They also support Apple Pay deposits.
The withdrawal times vary between banking methods. The official withdrawal time is up to 72 hours, however, our 888 Casino withdrawal time test revealed much shorter waiting periods.
After going through the three-step sign up process, I had the option to make my first deposit through one of three payment options. Visa, Mastercard or the Paysafecard eWallet. When I went back to the cashier for a second deposit there were a lot more deposit options available, including PayPal, Neteller, Skrill and even phone. I can only assume that the first deposit is limited for player security reasons. I used Visa to make a deposit, this was processed instantly. I used the same method to withdraw and I received a notification saying the payment will be processed within 24 hours and the withdrawal will show on my bank within three working days. Debit card was the only withdrawal option. I’m not sure if this is because it’s the payment method I used to deposit or not. However, you have to wait for withdrawals to appear on your statement after a few days. I also noticed that there was a ‘Reverse Withdrawal’ section within the casher. This sits between the deposit and withdraw option. I know some casinos do this but it’s more prominent on 888. I don’t like this as it’s not socially responsible. It encourages players to play after they have already made a decision not to play anymore.
Mastercard 3-6 working days, Visa 7-10 working days, Wire transfer 4-10 working days, Skrill 1-5 working days, NETELLER 1-5 working days, Maestro 7-10 working days
Adam has worked within the world of iGaming for over eight years, across casino, sports, bingo, poker and lottery. He’s worked with established iGaming brands and start-up brands. He’d consider himself an industry expert who loves a little spin of the reels.