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The big review of 888 Casino
The 888 casino belongs since 1997 to the big names in the on-line casino range. In nearly 20 years, this casino operator has won numerous awards at international awards, more than any other casino. Of course, as part of my big comparison, I also took a closer look at 888 and subjected it to an extensive test. Here you will learn all about the strengths that have made this casino so successful, but also the weaknesses I will not let under the table.
Part of the overall test were also the topics of the live games, the mobile app and the bonus offers. Due to the complexity of these topics, these areas have been covered in more detail in our own reviews. In addition, we looked at an extra page, the terms and conditions of this provider.
The entire range of games in detail
If I take a closer look at the games, I’m not just looking at the number of different games. The payout percentages of the individual games and the betting limits are also an important part of this. The range of live dealer games, mobile games and the payout ratios are important enough for me to rate them separately.
The game selection in numbers
This casino has a very balanced range of games. There are more than 150 different casino games to choose from, where the slot machines outnumber around 100 games. There you can choose between machines with 1-5 rows, 9-20 or more than 25 winning rows. All other casino games such as roulette, blackjack, video poker, arcade games and table games are available in sufficient numbers, so that no game is too short. Whole 29 of these games are equipped with a jackpot, the largest of these can be won at the slots Millionaire Genius, Super Cubes or Grill Thrill. There are usually millions of profits. In addition, there are many more live casino games, but more in the 888 review of the live casino.
Among the total of 24 roulette and blackjack games are not only the classic game variants, but also interesting variations such as 3D roulette, rockin roulette, crazy blackjack, Spanish 21 and multiplayer variants of some table games. Other table games include Craps and Casino Poker such as Tropical Poker, Triple Card Poker or Pai Gow Poker, many of which are also still available as a multiplayer variant. Under the heading Video Poker and Arcade Games there are 27 games to be found. The highlights here are cash drop with a huge jackpot, slot box, deal or no deal as well as the classics 10 or Better, Jacks or Better or Power Bonus Poker.
Which live dealer games are offered?
The live games are among the best in the industry and are provided by the market-leading provider Evolution Gaming. Here are the games Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Holdem and Three Card Poker at several tables to choose from. The quality of the games is also very good, as you can read in the review of 888 Live Casino.
One of the best apps for mobile devices
The mobile app of 888 is also impressive and offers not only a good selection of games but also the most important live dealer games roulette and blackjack. For compatibility with Android and iOS and where to download the app, check out this app’s app review.
A look at the different betting limits
At the slots, the wagering limits per payline can vary widely. Some slot machines start at $ 0.01, on other machines you can bet several dollars per payline. So you can play in the best case with a few cents per spin or as in the case of the 100 line slots Amazon Wild with up to 300 € per spin. In the main lobby, you will be presented with a clear overview of the minimum and maximum bets as well as the number of paylines for each slot game. In addition, you’ll immediately see if this game has a jackpot, bonus games or free spins.
In the classic table games Roulette and Blackjack the lower betting limit is usually € 1 and in the Premium variants € 5. The lowest limit of 0.50 € but there are in the low stakes games. The same applies to all other table games such as Craps or Baccarat. The upper betting limits are often 300 € for these games, but some blackjack games can bet up to 10,000 € and several roulette tables allow bets up to 2000 €. Video poker and arcade games range from $ 0.01 to $ 1 and up to $ 25 to $ 500.
Good payout ratios for all games
The payout ratios (RTP) of roulette and blackjack games depend on the respective rules of the game and usually have very high values of over 97%. The same applies to other games like Craps, Baccarat or Video Poker. With the Slots the disbursement rates can fluctuate more strongly. There are vending machines with more than 96% but also less than 93%. In most cases, the RTP of the respective game is specified in the game description. The most recent eCOGRA e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance calculation in January 2015 showed slots averaging 93.61% and video slots 94.97%. Averaged over all games, the total RTP was 96.60%, which is a very good value.
All in all, the payout rates are very good. Although they do not reach peak values as in some other casinos, but are rarely very less than 90%. As a player, you do not need to worry about which game to think about the payouts.
The software and website at a glance
Unlike most other casino providers, 888 uses the software of one of the big iGaming developers, such as NetEnt or Playtech. 888 has its own development department under the name Dragonfish. This is on the one hand for the company on the one hand, a greater effort, on the other hand, but it can stand out from all other casinos with a unique game offer. For example, you will only find the Jackpot Slot Millionaire Genie at 888 and its sister casinos Casino on Net, Lucky Ace Casino or Eurocity Casino.
At the same time, the 888 Casino also uses the services of other software developers such as Microgaming, NetEntertainment or Williams Interactive and thus integrates further titles into its range of games. So you can also find the famous NetEnt Games Starburst or Gonzo’s Quest here. Furthermore, there are the popular Age of the Gods slots but also DC comic slots like Batman. At the same time, however, one must also note that 888 frequently changes its range of games. Again and again some rare played casino games are taken out of the program and replaced by new ones.
The new software is available for the desktop as Windows Download and instant play in the browser and for mobile devices as iOS & Android download as well as web app in the browser. Unfortunately there is no Mac download at 888, here Apple users have to make do with the instant play on the homepages of the casino. However, one has to say in defense of 888 that virtually no other casino has a Mac software. All software variants are completely free. The game selection of the app is still limited, more information can be found in the Mobile App Review. But also between download version and browser instant play there are differences in the detail. Some games like Snack Times, Deal or no Deal Roulette or Superman are only available in the browser version, the Crazy Blackjack only in the 888 Casino Download Software.
As far as the clarity and operation is concerned, the Dragonfish software is no nakedness. The game categories are arranged clearly and the game list can be filtered, sorted or converted from icons to name list. In addition, you can create your own favorites, which further facilitates the game selection. The entire software is also available in German. There is also nothing to complain about in terms of stability and reliability. Only the loading times in the browser software may be a bit negative on slow Internet connections, but that’s not the fault of the software – all in all: very good!
More details about the casino provider
As already mentioned, 888 has been active since 1997. It is not only one of the oldest casinos on the net, but also one of the first. Since then, 888 has built a customer base of over 25 million users, and the company not only operates in the casino, but also in the entire gambling sector.
The company behind the 888 Casino
The company Cassava Enterprises is part of 888 Holdings PLC, which in addition to the casino division also has online poker, sports betting and bingo in its portfolio. The company is active worldwide, but the focus is still in Europe. The 888 is among the best in the industry, impressively show the many awards that the provider has received at international awards. These include not only the multiple honors for the “Best Casino of the Year”, but also other important awards such as “Socially Responsible Provider” or “Gambling Company of the Year”. Also in many other iGaming areas such as bingo or online poker 888 is one of the leading providers such as the second largest poker room after Pokerstars. Overall, 888 has won more awards in recent years than any other provider.
Our experience with customer service
If you have any questions about the game or the payment options at 888, you can always contact customer support. This is available via online chat, free hotline or by email. The customer service team is of course German-speaking, but telephone support is not available around the clock. For general questions you can also browse the extensive help page. Here are the answers to the frequently asked questions without first having to contact a service representative. The response times are given with the highest 24 hours, but our 888 casino experience after emails are answered usually within 30 minutes. The easiest option is in my opinion the live chat, which is also not occupied around the clock.
Conclusion: First-class casino without real weaknesses
888 is not in vain in the casino provider ranking the first place. The combination of consistently good gaming options with a large selection for all casino games, numerous jackpot games, many available and free of charge payment methods including PayPal, the good customer service and the safe and responsible gaming leaves all other casinos behind. Even if 888 does not always occupy the top spot in some points such as the total number of games, the decisive factor for the good 888 Casino rating is that the provider does not allow any real weaknesses in any area. Only that the encryption is limited only to the financial transactions can be cited as a disadvantage.
New players will also be happy about the numerous bonus offers and as an existing customer you can always benefit from several promotions. In the Live Casino games, 888 uses the services of industry leader Evolution Gaming. There you will find not only German-speaking croupiers but also the Live Game of the Year award winning Immersive Roulette with unique camera angles and slow motion replay – making the online game even better than playing live games in a casino!