888 Casino Bonus Review
When it comes to casino games, 888 Casino is one of the better names you can sign up for. Winner of several awards in the last few years, including Best Online Casino, 888 is a casino you can trust. The game selection is exciting, going from classic fruit machines, to progressive jackpots, to adrenaline pumping live dealers at classic table games – the list goes on. And the promotions at 888 Casino are no less impressive – the casino offers several bonuses you can count on, plus many opportunities for pleasant surprises.
No Deposit Bonus up to £888
Get a Free no deposit bonus of up to £888 in free play when you sign up for a new account at 888 Casino.
Once you create a new account you will have the opportunity to spin the wheel and claim your free play no deposit bonus.
Once you’ve got your free play, you have 48 hours in which to use it and winnings are capped at £500
100% up to £100 Deposit Bonus
New players at 888 Casino are eligible for a 100% matching bonus with their first deposit. The details are:
- 100% up to £100 bonus
- 30x wagering requirement
- 90 days to meet requirement
Game contributions are roughly as follows:
- Slots and instant games: 100%
- Roulette, Pai Gow and some table pokers: 20%
- Video pokers, all blackjacks, some live casino games: 10%
- Craps: 5%
Although the bonus only goes up to £100, the conditions are very easy, making it a good welcome bonus overall. A wagering requirement of 30x is definitely on the low end, and with 90 days to meet it, it makes it all the more easier. As usual the game contributions for table games are a bit low, but if you like roulette, pai gow, and table pokers, then it’s not such a bad deal.
£1,500 Premium Players Welcome Package
If you feel the regular welcome bonus doesn’t get you enough money, the welcome package for premium players is very tempting. The package is like this:
- 1st deposit: 100% up to £100
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th deposits: each 30% up to £350
- Must use promo codes WELCOME1, WELCOME2, WELCOME3, WELCOME4, and WELCOME5 with respective deposits
- All deposits must be made within first week
- You must wager your deposit 3x before the bonus is released
- 30x wagering requirement on the bonus
- Game contributions and other terms remain the same
At first sight, the package looks really juicy. However, with a bit of clarification, it is not the best deal there is. A 30% match rate is not very high, especially considering that you must wager 3x your deposit before the bonus released. At many other casinos, if you wager before the bonus is released, the wagering requirement tends to be significantly lower than usual.
On the other hand, this makes the total wagering requirement 33x, which is still well below most casino bonus terms. Our advice? It’s still a good bonus, so use the promo code for your first deposit and keep your options open.
Live Blackjack £1,200 Daily Bonuses
Blackjack players can enjoy something special at the Live Casino. Other than chatting with the dealer and other players at the table, there are also some surprise bonuses.
At the 888 VIP table, bonus cards are randomly added into decks every day between 13:00 and 01:00 UK time. Here are the secret cards and their values:
- 4 cards, each worth £150
- 4 cards, each worth £100
- 4 cards, each worth £50
If you are dealt a bonus card, then the value of the card will be rewarded as bonus money, subject to a 30x wagering requirement. You’re allowed to claim a maximum of 10 bonus cards every month.
We love this touch of surprise. This is a great bonus for Blackjack. The amounts of these surprise bonuses are higher than similar promotions at other casinos, and the wagering requirements here are low. The best thing is you don’t even need to make a deposit to get the bonus, which makes this daily deal extra valuable.
Live Blackjack offer of £750 Daily Bonuses
Can’t get enough of the previous blackjack promo? Then check in at the 888xtra table for more bonus cards. The secret bonus cards are distributed as follows:
- 3 cards, each worth £100
- 3 cards, each worth £75
- 3 cards, each worth £50
- 3 cards, each worth £25
The terms are exactly the same as the previous promo, except that you may only claim 3 cards per month. 888 has done a superb job at giving blackjack players something extra with these two promotions – it’s fun to have a small element of surprise in blackjack, and it’s extra fun when these surprises are generous!
Live Roulette £8 everytime ball hits 8
And there is also something for roulette players at the Live Casino too. Between 8pm and 9pm, when the ball lands on 8 on a round you’ve placed a bet, then you get a £8 bonus. What’s great about this? You don’t even need to bet on 8 – the moment the ball lands on 8, everyone wins. This can happen so often that 888 has limited this promotion to just one hour per day!
Up to 50% FreePlay with Red or Black
All players, new and experienced have the chance to win up between 10%-50% up to £250 FreePlay! By depositing £20 minimum and playing HIT50, all you need to do is guess whether the next card will be red or black and if it matches, you go up one level on the FreePlay meter – if you bust, you get a free go to try your luck again. To be eligible for this offer you must deposit and play once a day, every day, until October 3rd, 2017.
When it comes to payment options, 888 practically has them all. Withdrawal requests are processed within 3 business days, although Gold VIP members will have their request processed on the same day. How long it takes for you to receive your money depends on your payment method, but the fastest ones are Skrill, Neteller and Paypal.
Customer service at 888 is excellent. Once you’ve signed up and have an account, you’ll be able to contact their agents 24/7 through live chat. The agent we spoke with was bright and helpful. However, live chat seems to be the only way to get help as there doesn’t seem to be a phone number for support.
888 Casino has some fantastic bonuses both for slots and table game players – we especially appreciate the daily bonuses for players in Live Blackjack and Live Roulette games. Wagering requirements tend to be on the low end. Although the lower matching rates on the 2nd to 5th bonuses, initially feels like a bit of a disappointment, the Premium Player Welcome Package is still better deal than many high roller packages at other casinos.