Discovering 888 Casino
The rise of online gambling has brought with it the difficulty of deciding which of a multitude of sites to play at. If you've heard of 888 Casino and was wondering if it's for you, we've put together a quick review for your convenience.
888 Casino has all the classic table games you might hope for, including baccarat, roulette, blackjack, and poker. In addition, the site offers live options for all of these, as well as for game shows.
When it comes to slots, there's a wider than usual selection because unlike some single software developer sites, 888 has slots from a variety of leading developers (including NetEnt, Red Tiger, and Yggdrasil), which means plenty of games. For beginners after a straightforward slots game that also offers good rewards, try NetEnt's Starburst. If you want the freedom to put down larger stakes, Red Tiger's Vicky Ventura and Thor's Lightning allow wagers of up to £100, whilst Rocket Men goes up to £300. Or you can relive the bloody drama of Ancient Rome with Yggdrasil's Champions of Rome.
There are also a number of 888 original slots, with multiple, at the time of writing, offering jackpots in the millions of pounds.
Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards are popular options and functional for UK players when it comes to both deposits and withdrawals. Online banking transfers are also available, delivered courtesy of iDebit, with direct banking also possible through Interac Online or Trustly. A relatively new creation, Apple Pay is available for iPhone fans.
Another group of methods that work for both putting money in and taking it out are e-wallets. 888 accepts ecoPayz, MuchBetter, Neteller, and Skrill, as well as PayPal (some of these may be geographically restricted but should work fine in the UK).
There's also a number of funding sources for deposits only (some are not available for players in the United Kingdom). These include the Diners credit card, iWallet, bank transfers, and Nordea.
Please note bonus details change often so do check the terms for yourself. That said, welcome bonuses are common, and new players at 888 may be able to benefit from deposit matching, whereby the casino puts in money to match the player's own deposit (at a certain rate, and subject to a ceiling). Another frequently offered promotion is free cash, whereby new players simply get given a modest sum with which to play (NB wagering requirements must be hit before withdrawals can be made). 888 also offers daily deal promotions to help keep things interesting.
Licensing and Customer Service
888 in the UK is operated by 888 UK Limited, a company incorporated in Gibraltar, which is licensed and regulated by the Great Britain Gambling Commission. In the EU (with locally licensed exceptions), services are operated by Virtual Digital Services Limited, a company incorporated in Malta, and operating itself under the auspices of a gaming license provided under the laws of Malta.
The site has a clear and easy to navigate FAQs page, and, for items not covered, support can be contacted via the site itself.
888 has a good range of games, and a large selection of banking methods. Hopefully, our review helped you decide if it's the site for you.