888 Casino

Name: 888 Established: 1997
Bonus: 100% / US$200 Play in CAD: No
Tax free: Yes Play for free: Yes
Mobile casino: Yes (Android, iPad, iPhone) Software: Proprietary, also games from Microgaming and Playtech
Bonus code: [none needed]

888 Casino is one of the oldest internet casinos. It was launched in 1997 and has since grown to be one of the market leaders. The casino is currently listed on London Stock Exchange.

Unfortunately for us Canadians, playing in Canadian dollars is not supported by 888. For a similar casino that supports CAD we recommend Casino.com.

888 bonus for 2017:
You get to choose from two bonuses. The options are a normal 100%/$200 bonus and a high-roller $1,500 bonus which comes in five parts. We recommend you check out 888's games for free first and then decide which bonus you want to go with.

Plusses
  • Excellent loyalty program
  • Games from Playtech and Microgaming
  • You get the option to play in browser or to download
Minuses
  • 888's own games not that hot
  • Can't play in Canadian dollars
888 home page

At 888's home page you can choose either to download the software or play in your browser.

black night

Black Night 2 - The sequel to 888's hit slot game

Games

888 has its own proprietary software which is supplemented with games from Microgaming, Playtech and others.

Most casinos get their games from outside software developers, while 888 has chosen a different route. It has games available available from Playtech and Microgaming, but most of the games found at the casino 888 develops itself.

You can play the games either by downloading 888’s software or by playing them in your internet browser at 888’s website. There is no obligation to deposit. You can play the games for free as long as you like before deciding to play with real money.

888’s game selection includes all normal casino games: slots, table games, video poker and jackpot games.

At 888, you’ll find over 100 video slots and about 20 classic slot machines. There are plenty of progressive jackpot games, so you can play for the chance to win big prizes. If you want to dream of becoming a millionaire, give Millionaire Genie a spin. Its jackpot is constantly over 1 million Canadian dollars.

Table games include a large selection of titles. You get to play Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and others. There is an especially good selection of poker games, including Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, 3 Card Poker and others.

If you play table games, note that 888 uses seemingly odd names for some of the games. For example 3 Card Poker is known as Triple Card Poker at the site. The reason for this is most likely that 888 doesn’t want to pay for the right to use 3 Card Poker’s real name.

You also get a chance to try live dealer games. Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat are available as live versions. Unique to 888 is the chance to play multiple live tables at once, giving you more chances to win.

The quality of 888’s games varies. Games they bought from outside software companies are good. Unfortunately, though, its own games don’t meet modern players’ standards.

The difference between 888 and something like Guts casino, which only has games by top developers, is huge: Guts’ games look better, play better and are just more fun.

Mobile

Over 100 mobile games for Apple & Android devices makes 888 one of the largest mobile casinos.

888 Casino has an impressive selection of games available for Apple (iPhone & iPad) and Android mobile phones and tablets. Most mobile casinos offer about 15-30 mobile games, but at 888 Casino, there are more than 100 mobile games available.

This game selection certainly makes the mobile casino attractive. You’ll also enjoy impressive bonuses when you play via your cell phone and have access to the same customer support and banking methods as desktop players.

888 Casino for Canadian players

You can’t play in Canadian dollars at 888 casino.

Unfortunately 888 does not support playing in Canadian dollars. When you deposit, your funds are converted to another currency. This is an annoying hassle and can only be avoided by playing at a CAD-friendly casino like
SpinPalace or Pokies Casino.

If you have any questions when playing at 888 Casino you can contact customer support which is available 24/7.

2017 welcome Bonus

As a new player you get to choose between a $200 and a $1,500 bonus.

When you decide to deposit at 888 casino you get to choose between two bonuses. The options are a 100%/$200 bonus and a $1,500 bonus. The bigger bonus is divided into five parts, first of which is 100%/$100.

888’s VIP program offers plenty of extra rewards for loyal players. Every time you play for real money you will be awarded comp points which you can collect and redeem for cash.

There are three levels in the VIP program – Member, Gold and Platinum – and you get more and more benefits as you climb the ladder. Benefits include increased deposit limits, invitations to events, high stake tables, special bonuses, birthday and anniversary gifts, a higher comp point conversion rate and a personal VIP account manager.

Conclusion

888 is an OK casino which mostly suffers from lack of CAD support.

888 used to have a very bad reputation. If you downloaded 888’s software 10 years ago, it would install your computer full of unwanted programs and be next to impossible to uninstall. Luckily those days are long gone, thanks to players rebelling against such shady practices.

Nowadays 888 is an online casino like all others. Its main unique feature is that it develops most of its games itself. This is actually unfortunate, since 888’s proprietary games aren’t good. From the Canadian point of view 888 also lacks some key features, like the option for playing in CAD.

Choose between a US$200 normal or a US$1500 high roller bonus