This year, 888casino is celebrating 20 years of existence, as this Cassava Enterprises owned gambling platform was founded back in 1997. This actually means that 888 was on the market from the very onset of online gambling, considering the fact that the very first online casino was launched only three years earlier.
Throughout the years, the casino underwent a significant software evolution, transforming into a rather sophisticated gambling platform available in both download and instant play. With 20 years of experience behind them, this Gibraltar Regulatory Authority licensed casino features hundreds of games created in-house or provided by other developers.
Frustrating as it is, this is compensated by their truly awesome VIP program and 888 is indeed one of those casinos that likes to spoil their loyal members. The chosen ones are pampered with their very own account manager, redeemable points, VIP parties, events, concerts and gateways.
Promotions and Bonuses
If you are just getting around to opening an account with 888, chances are you will not regret it, especially if you manage to reach VIP Gold and Platinum level. For the newcomers, 888 has prepared Double Your Money Welcome Bonus, where the first deposit is immediately doubled on all submissions up to $200. In order word, if you deposit $20, you will be able to play with $40 as soon as you make the deposit and claim the bonus.
Premium players will be rewarded with the corresponding Premium Welcome package and receive a 30% bonus for the next 4 deposits, following the 100% match of your first deposit. For the current members, additional promotions are also available, such as Free Play Rainbow, where you can invest the minimum of $20 and see how lucky you are by playing Heads and Tails and climbing up the free play rainbow, towards the pot of gold.
Every next month of your membership will bring a new winning opportunity without any deposits or wagering. All you need to do is login every first day of the months and 888casino will reward 26 luckiest visitors with $8, $88 or $188 bonus. Blackjack players will look forward to every 21st of the months as this is when they get will get 20% bonus for deposits placed on that particular date, with 10x deposit amount wagering requirement. VIP membership is where the real fun begins, as loyalty is highly appreciated in 888casino and met with luxury getaways, cultural and sporting events, trips to Las Vegas and other extravaganzas. T&C apply.
The full list of 888casino software providers is as follows: Electracade, Cryptologic (WagerLogic), IGT, 888 Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Random Logic, Cassava and GamesOS/CTXM. If you decide to download their software, you will discover that the installation process is extremely fast but only compatible with Windows desktop. MAC and Linux OS users will be directed to Flash casino. 888Casino is available for download for iOS and Android mobile devices.
The vast majority of their games is provided by Random Logic and NetEnt, especially table/card games. In order to play, one will need to register and make a deposit using VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, iDeal, Entropay, WebMoney, Bank Transfer, Apple Pay and many more, depending on your physical location. For additional information about withdrawals (one to two business days of you are using e-wallets), you can check out their FAQ page or contact the support. Live chat service is not an option, however, you can translate the website to more than a dozen languages, including Chinese, Korean, Swedish, Russian.
Casino games are categorized under Slots, Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and Video Poker. Users who have not yet completed the registration process will have a limited access to the website, but will still be able to refer to the games general info and rules. For example, clicking on a certain slot will display the game description, jackpot info, how-to-play instructions, recent winners and other related themes.
Some of the slots that you can play on 888casino are Starbust, Zeus III, Jack and the Beanstalk and Gonzo’s Quest. Roulette tab is where you can find different variants of this popular table game, including European, American, 3D, French and Low Stakes. Here too, you can find the detailed explanation about the rules, table layout and betting options. For players who are into Blackjack, a separate category with Multihand, American, Classic and High Limit Blackjack is right next to the Roulette section, followed by Baccarat and Video Poker which includes All American Double Up, Jacks or Better, Joker Wild Double Up and Deuces Wild Double Up.
Live Casino has a similar game selection (Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, 3 Card Poker, Texas and Live Casino Hold’em) with multilingual dealers and croupiers, VIP tables, side bets, payout tables and lengthy rule books for each of the games.
888casino had plenty of time to grow and evolve and the years did not seem to go to waste. After 20 years on the playground, the casino managed to persevere, even after the expansion of competition, who, truth be told, had a far better starting point. The list of restricted countries is impressively short, payment methods include pretty much anything that you can think of and the withdrawal time is reduced to one day for e-wallet users.
The two major drawbacks are the limitations for USA player and the fact that only PC owners/users can download the software. One of the gambling industry veterans should definitely strive to perfection and resolve this asap – 20 years in the business do not allow for any loose ends.
For the time being, this can be put aside in order to congratulate them on their fascinating VIP program, worthy of every penny required to become a 888casino royalty. Divided into three entry levels (Red, Gold and Platinum), 888casino showers their clientele with cash outs, weekly appreciation reward, account manager&exclusive support staff, hospitality events and pretty much everything and anything that will show you how much you are appreciated. With this pace, we can easily see them celebrating another 20 years and going straight up that rainbow of success, heading towards their very own platinum anniversary.