Call it attention seeking or simply extravagant marketing, but 888 Casino has a history of attempting to stand out from the crowd with ballsie ‘were’ the best’ type of advertising campaigns. But credit where credit is due, it’s not too far from the truth.
First of all, there’s the welcome bonuses – £88 even without making a deposit, which is pretty much unheard of. Make a deposit and you’ll get a further 100% bonus up to £100. Both come with terms and conditions of course, but nothing worse than you’d see anywhere else.
Shane Warne shows us what 888 Casino has to offer – as well as some extremely white teeth!
Then there’s the use of a grinning Shane Warne (ex-cricketer and poker player) in various ads and site graphics, while the company has also created a reputation for providing some slightly strange prizes. Don’t get us wrong, they’re definitely useful, but a coffee maker isn’t something you see on offer at every online casino.
But once you look past the big numbers, Warne’s whitened teeth and the odd prizes, there’s still plenty to attract you to 888 Casino. The theme of being different continues with the use of proprietary software, so unlike most other casinos, 888 has full control all of the games they offer and offers up games that can’t be found elsewhere.
888 Casino is the online casino arm of 888 Holdings Plc, a gambling industry leader. Naturally, 888 haven’t amassed their success and reputation just through luck as you can see as soon as you sign up to the casino. Solid customer support and some one off promotions also play their parts. So don’t be surprised to get hit in the (virtual sense of the word) with some tasty email promotions and more than attentive customer support.
Licensed in Gibraltar and listed on the London Stock Exchange, you can take advantage of the bonuses found here safe in the knowledge that not only are you playing with one of the slickest outfits around, but one that can afford to pay you pronto when you hit that progressive jackpot.
To start you off there’s a solid welcome package including a £100 first deposit bonus which, with wagering requirements of 30x the bonus only, is a pretty good offer. For players not so sure, there’s a limited period offer of £88 free play. You can also earn bonus credit for referring a friend, so don’t miss out on this if you’re recommending 888 Casino to people you know.
That provides you with just a small example of the type of promotions that 888 Casino get up to. They’ve also been known to give out iPads, coffee makers and just about everything in between.
This is where 888 Casino really comes into its own with free spins, deposit match bonuses, weekly, monthly and special promotions all on offer.
Oh for the love of Latvia. Which by coincidence is where 888’s live dealer honeys, sorry, girls, are from. As the first casino to gain its own private room on Evolution Gaming’s Latvia studio, 888 have always been streets ahead of their competitors when it comes to live games. Live casino games include blackjack, roulette and baccarat, and are all available 24 hours a day with varying betting limits. So don’t be put off if you don’t want to spend a great deal, there’s a table in Latvia with your name on it.
Aside from the live dealer action, 888 also include a fine selection of recognisable slots as well as some lesser known gems. One of these is the City Life slot which, despite not having the brand power of games like The X Factor or Marvel slots, it is among the most popular games at 888 Casino.
Of course no casino is complete without a selection of table and card games and 888 is no exception. Blackjack payouts reach as high as 97.9% without playing basic strategy while all games are some of the more user-friendly ones around – perfect for people who aren’t that confident in their blackjack game play.
The chances are that at 888 Casino you’ll find a number of progressive jackpot games that you hadn’t even heard of – we certainly did.
Slots such as Millionaire Genie and Ultimate Grill Thrills were just two of the many slots attached to huge progressive jackpots. But there’s plenty more where they came from as 888 Casino claims to be ‘home to some of the largest jackpots on the internet’. This claim certainly appears justified as the two aforementioned games have jackpots that routinely reach into the millions.