Welcome bonus: £100 Sign Up Bonus
888 proudly display a trio of awards at the top of their online casino homepage, so it’s time to find out whether they can live up to their accolades of “Best Casino Operator” EGR 2013, “Best Digital Operator” Global Games Awards 2014, and “Best Casino Operator” Gaming Intelligence 2015.
Founded in 1997, 888’s quest to become a global casino giant has seen them amass over 20 million members, to whom it offers over 280 top-class slots which are comprised of video slots, multi-line slots, classic slots and progressive mega jackpot slots. Players can also enjoy classic table games including roulette, blackjack and baccarat, and also enjoy all the best of everything 888 has to offer on a mobile platform, too.
888 maintain that you’ll have hours of fun, and always have the chance of winning big prizes. Indeed, they paid out a staggering total of $4,373,569,197 in 2014, with one player securing a rag-to-riches dream win of $2.47 Million for just a $15 bet.
Welcome to 888
Free money is a great start to any New Customer Welcome Package, and £88 of Free Money is very generous and well worth the small effort of becoming a member. The Double Your Money First Deposit Bonus should also be taken full advantage of by depositing £100 to get £200 to play with – though you can deposit less if you wish. Play-through requirements of 30x are also pretty generous.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a high-roller, you’ll also want to take full advantage of 888’s £1,500 Premium Player Package. You’ll get the aforementioned Double Your Money First Deposit Bonus, and then enjoy a 30% bonus of up to £350 on any of your 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th deposits made within your first week as a member.
But the bonus fun doesn’t stop there at 888, as you can also pick-up between $50 and $150 at the live tables if you’re lucky enough to be dealt one of the 12 bonus cards.
There are also lots of fun “Daily Deals” to enjoy including Sunday Funday with a raffle for £500 of freeplay, whilst Jackpot Manic Monday, Table Tuesday, Winning Wednesday, Traveller Thursday, Freaky Friday and Saturday Night Live also offer plenty of free giveaways.
You can also play your way towards the 888 VIP Casino Club which is reserved for its most loyal members, and grants access to a new world of VIP Promotions, tailored account-management and lavish hospitality events. There’s also free prize draws in which members can win state-of-the-art gadgets, designer goods, cash bonuses, free-play vouchers and weekend getaways.
In The Slot
888’s slot portfolio comprises several games that are unique to the 888 Casino and created by Random Logic, and also games by other games creators. Some of their own slots are scarily good too, especially Night Mare on Elm Street. As you might have guessed, it’s based on the film franchise of the same name, and you can enjoy Wild Freddie and Progressive Jackpots. You can also enjoy progressive jackpots in the space themed Ultimate Universe, whilst in the brilliant City Life you must battle con-men in the fantastic Streetwise Bonus. You can also play one of Net Entertainment’s masterpieces on 888 in the shape of Fruit Shop, a great way of getting your 5-a-day with every fruit symbol win triggering free-spins with double prizes.
Whether you want to download an app or just open the casino on your chosen device is up to you, but you can enjoy all 888 has to offer via your iPad or iPhone, or a choice of Android Gadgets.
If there’s one major complaint about 888, it’s the lack of an obvious way to get in touch with the customer support team. Unlike many of its casino peers that make a big thing about 24/7 live support, 888 simply have a Help Section that’s separated into section of FAQs to try and resolve any problems or questions you may have. I confess that’s a slight worry but, with 20 million members, perhaps you’d be one of the unlucky ones if something did go wrong.
There’s two potential cons with 888 in that cash-outs are slower than some casino, but at no longer than a week you really shouldn’t be betting with money if you need it faster than that. Then there’s the aforementioned lack of customer support. However, 20 Million members have decided that the pros outweigh those cons – and I’m inclined to agree. £88 of freeplay money would be enough for most of us and, as there’s also the Double Your Money First Deposit Bonus, loads of Daily Bonuses, and the impressive VIP Club – membership looks a bit of a no-brainer. Then, just to sweeten the deal even further, they have a great range of slot games – many of which are exclusive to 888!