888 Casino Review

Established in 1997, 888 Casino have been around for some time and is part of the prestigious 888holdings group. They claim to be one of the world’s premier online casino destinations and 25 million customers go a long way in proving this. The company have won multiple awards and have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2005. 888 Casino accept players from New Zealand and these players can expect over 270 top class games to choose from including slots, table games and a live casino, as well many different bonuses and promotions.

First Impressions

As we first arrive on to the site, we are greeted with a slick and sophisticated page which incorporates a black and green colour scheme. We are reminded of the reputation of the casino as we can see a logo advertising their 20 years of excellence in the gaming world. There is the usual promotional banner that is at the top of the page and as we scroll down there are around eight featured games. Players can also choose from slots, jackpots, table games and live casino. As you scroll further down we can see a testimonial section dedicated to recent winners and there is also a big section describing who 888 Casino are and why you should play with them. At the bottom there is loads more information such as banking, security, promotions and getting started. 888 Casino really do ensure you have all the relevant details before you commit your cash.

Software & Game Selection

One of the most important factors of a casino are the games and thankfully 888 Casino is a legit international gaming site which allows it to work with plenty of different software developers. Furthermore this gives players a bigger variety of options to choose from when selecting which games to play. The casino works with IGT, Cassava, Random Logic and many more to ensure there really is something for everybody here.

Slots usually feature the most in a casino and there’s nothing different here. All your most popular titles can be found such as Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rainbow Riches. Players also wishing to try their luck of winning a huge jackpot can do so by playing the progressive titles including Millionaire Genie, Irish Riches, Gods of Gold and Jacks Pot. These games are always a big attraction to players due to the constant rise of money that can be won.

Table games fans may be slightly disappointed at the amount on offer here, with just eight available, and there’s only roulette and blackjack to choose from. However, moving on to the live casino section there is an additional eight which somewhat makes up for it. Players wishing to get the feel of a real life casino can do so here where you can find real dealers and gamblers who you can interact with.

Promotions

Players first signing up to the site will be able to take advantage of 888 Casino’s welcome bonus in which you can get up to $100 and also have a free spin on a wheel where you can win up to £888 in money to play with. The first offer gives you 100% on your first deposit with the minimum you can use to qualify being $20. However, a wagering requirement of 30x does apply before you can withdraw the money into your account. These same wagering requirements also apply to the free wheel spin.

Other promotions that the casino is running at the moment include Gold Rush in which players can get up to $18,000 in free play money when they deposit using code GOLDRUSH. Customers who make five deposits before the 25.07.2017 can take full advantage of this offer. However, don’t worry if you have missed the deadline as they are always promoting offers like this throughout the year. Additionally, there is also an offer running called 1st of the Month in which 26 customers get a share of the $888 bonus just by logging in on the first day of the month. It’s just one of the ways the casino likes to look after its players.

The casino also offers an 888 VIP Casino Club to their most elite and most loyal members. These players are treated to exclusive hospitality events, first-class promotions and personal account management tailored to suit your needs. Players are also offered rich rewards such as prize draws giving away the latest in technology, gadgets, weekend getaways, cash bonuses and FreePlay vouchers.

Banking

888 Casino offers safe and secure banking from a number of options including, Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Moneta, PayPal, Maestro, Bank Draft, cheque, plus a lot more. New Zealand players will be pleased that they do accept New Zealand Dollars on the site. The minimum that you can deposit is $10 but for most options its $20. All deposits are processed instantly for most methods. However, the minimum that you can withdraw is $20 also which could be a small problem for low stakes players.

License

Operated by Cassava Enterprises Ltd, 888 Casino is licensed and regulated under the laws of Gibraltar and also by the Great Britain Gambling Commission which is a highly respected authority in the gaming world. This means that you are completely safe when gambling with this company. All games are RNG tested for randomness and means they are fair to players. Additionally, the casino also incorporates the latest SSL encryption technology so all your personal details and information are safe from cyber criminals.

Contact Info & Social Activity

When we tried to contact 888 Casino we was only taken to an enquiry page where we could send the company a message. There was no live chat option, no telephone number and no email address. However, there was an extensive FAQ section in which most answers would probably be answered. Additionally, the casino is also on Facebook and Twitter if you wish to contact them through there and keep up to date with the latest news and promotions.

Verdict

It is evident that 888 Casino have been around for a long time due to a number of factors. There are tons of great games from top software developers and there are also amazing bonuses and on-going promotions that can be taken advantage of. However, the lack of customer service options is something that is a huge disadvantage for the company. Many players will feel concerned that they cannot speak to a customer service agent whenever they want and it could act as a huge deterrent. However, this is the only problem in an otherwise top casino that deserves its glowing reputation.