Launched in 1997 and one of the older operations online, 888casino has garnered numerous awards from Gambling Online Magazine ("Best Reputation" 3 years running), and Casino Player Magazine ("Best Payout/E-Cash Program"). They serve over 120,000 players from around the world, have hosted over 500 million games, and paid out to date over $3 billion is cash prizes.
Bonuses & Promotions
The match bonus is 100% up to $50, plus players are eligible to win 00 (no deposit required) after wagering $6,000 each month. Their award-winning COMP program - Peak Rewards - awards frequent players our choice of travel gifts, merchandise, or cash bonuses. One of the nicest features of the Peak Rewards program is that it allows players to Double Dip and thus take advantage of every and any reward available. There's a $50 Refer-A-Friend bonus and a 5 Vote-For-Us incentive.
Software & Graphics
Uses Cryptologic software - a breath of fresh air with so many Microgaming sites inundating the net (despite how good it may be). Version 6.0, the latest from Cryptologic, includes more multi-player games (with player chat) than any other general online casino, plus tournaments and private rooms, two thrilling possibilities not offered by most of the competition. Cryptologic Software boasts 3D graphics and digital sound.
With over 80 games in all, the 888 Online Casino hosts a wide array of casino favorites (Keno, Video Poker, Slots, Shoot-O-Rama, Craps), including quite a few games with progressive jackpots. The games here are a nice change of pace from Microgaming, Odds-On, and PlayTech (even if this is my favorite of the four). The multi-player games, tournaments, and private rooms definitely push these games over the top.
Payouts, Cashouts & Security
888 Casino regularly posts their payout ratios on the site itself, so you'll always know your odds. They use eCash Direct, one of the most reputable and trusted internet financial intermediaries current in business, to handle all financial transactions.
If 888's hefty FAQs don't answer your questions, their live web chat support team certainly will. To round out their support system, there are 5 issue-specific email addresses and a convenient Phone-Me-Back service.