The 888slots has been one of the big names in the online gaming industry since 1997. In the almost 20 years, this provider has won numerous prizes at international awards, more than any other gambling house. As part of my big comparison, I naturally also took a closer look at 888 and subjected it to an extensive test. Here you will learn everything about the strengths that have made this provider of slots so successful, but also the weaknesses I will not drop under the table.
Part of the entire test were also the topics of the mobile app and the bonus offers. Due to the complexity of these topics, these areas were covered in more detail in their own reviews. Additionally, we took a look at the terms and conditions of this provider on an extra page.
The entire range of games in detail
When I take a closer look at the games, I don’t just look at the number of different games alone. The payout ratios of the individual games and the betting limits are also an important component.
The game selection in numbers
This online casino has a very balanced game selection. In total, there are well over 150 different slot games to choose from. There you can choose between machines with 1-5 rows, 9-20 or more than 25 winning rows.
One of the best apps for mobile devices
The mobile app of 888 can also be seen and offers a good selection of games. You can find out what the compatibility with Android and iOS is like and where you can download the app in the app review for this provider.
A look at the different betting limits
On the slots, the betting limits per payline can vary greatly. Some slots start at €0.01, on other machines you can bet more per payline. So you can play with a few cents per spin in the best case or, as in the case of the 100 line slot Amazon Wild, you can play with the legal maximum limit per spin. In the main lobby, the minimum and maximum bets as well as the number of paylines are clearly displayed for each slot game. Additionally, you will immediately see bonus games or free spins possessed.
Good payout odds for all games
The payout ratios (RTP, return to player) for slots vary greatly. There are machines with over 96% but also under 93%. In the vast majority of cases, the RTP of the respective game is stated in the game description. In the last calculation of the actual distributed winnings by eCOGRA (e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) in January 2015, slots were indicated with an average of 93.61% and video slots with 94.97%. Averaged across all games, the overall RTP was 96.60%, which is a very good figure.
All in all, the payout rates are very good. While they do not reach peak values like some other arcades, they are very rarely below 90%. As a player, you don’t need to worry about the payouts no matter which game you play.
The software and website at a glance
Unlike most other providers, 888 does not use the software of one of the big iGaming developers like NetEnt or Playtech. 888 has its own development department under the name Dragonfish. On the one hand, this is a bigger expense for the company, but on the other hand, it allows them to stand out from all other online casinos with a unique range of games.
At the same time, the 888slots also uses the services of other software developers such as Microgaming, NetEntertainment or Williams Interactive and thus integrates more titles into its game offer. Thus, the famous NetEnt games Starburst or Gonzo’s Quest can also be found here. Furthermore, there are also the popular Age of the Gods slots but also DC Comic slots like Batman. At the same time, it should be noted that 888 changes its game offer frequently. Every now and then, some rarely played slots are taken out of the program and replaced by new ones.
The new software is available for the desktop as a Windows download and instant play in the browser and for mobile devices as an iOS & Android download and web app in the browser. Unfortunately, 888 does not offer a Mac download, so Apple users have to make do with the Instant Play on the provider’s homepage. However, in 888’s defense, it has to be said that virtually no other arcade has Mac software. All software variants are completely free of charge. The game selection of the app is still limited, more information on this can be found in the mobile app review. But there are also differences in detail between the download version and the browser instant play. Some games like Snack Times or Superman are only available in the browser version.
In terms of clarity and operation, however, the Dragonfish software does not show any weaknesses. The game categories are clearly arranged and the game list can be filtered, sorted or switched from icons to a list of names. Additionally, you can create your own favorites, which further simplifies the game selection. There is also nothing to complain about in terms of stability and reliability. Only the loading times of the browser software can be a bit negative for slow Internet connections, but that’s not the software’s fault – all in all: very good!
More details about the slot provider
As mentioned at the beginning, 888 has been active since 1997. It is thus not only one of the oldest casinos on the net, but also one of the first. Since then, 888 has built up a customer base of over 25 million users and the company is not only active in the atomat games sector, but also in the entire gambling sector.
The company behind 888slots
Cassava Enterprises is part of 888 Holdings PLC, which has other gambling games in its portfolio in addition to the slots division. The company is thereby active worldwide, but the focus is still in Europe. The fact that 888 is one of the best in the industry is impressively demonstrated by the many awards that the provider has received at international awards. These include not only the multiple honors as “Best Provider of the Year”, but also other important awards such as “Socially Responsible Provider” or “Gambling Company of the Year”. 888 is also one of the leading providers in many other iGaming areas. Overall, 888 has cleared more awards than any other provider in recent years.
Our experience with the customer service
If you have any questions about the game or the payment options at 888, you can always contact the customer service. This is available via online chat, free hotline or email. For general questions, you can also browse the extensive help page. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions without having to contact a service employee first. The response times are stated with a maximum of 24 hours, but according to our 888slots experience, emails are usually answered within 30 minutes. The easiest option, in my opinion, is the live chat, which is also not manned around the clock.
License and security – cornerstones of 888slot’s seriousness.
The company holds a license from Gibraltar’s Remote Gambling Authority, a globally recognized regulatory body for online gambling. This authority reports directly to the government and grants gambling licenses exclusively to so-called blue chips, i.e. the largest and most reliable gambling companies in the entire industry. Thus, the Gambling Commissioner’s license in Gibraltar is virtually also an award. A suspicion of an 888slots fraud does not even arise. The technical security is also certified by eCOGRA, and at the same time the security company McAfee is responsible for the protection against viruses and malware as well as the validity of the SSL certificate. However, it should be noted that at 888 only the payments are processed in encrypted form. Instant play in the browser is not encrypted, and the provider should definitely improve this.
In the area of gambling addiction prevention, 888 is very strongly committed. You can not only write to the online support and ask for a limitation of the stakes and deposits, if desired, the player account can also be closed temporarily or completely. 888 is advised on its player protection measures by renowned non-profit organizations such as GamCare. In addition, the company has launched 888responsible, an extensive program in which employees are constantly trained to better recognize problem gambling behavior and thus take countermeasures in good time. The fact that 888 is very interested in player safety can be seen from the fact that the company is even one of the co-founders of e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA).
eCOGRA is a recognized testing body, which also takes care of the control and evaluation of random number generators. For this purpose, the payout rates of all games are calculated at regular intervals and published on the website. The corresponding protocols are also linked directly from the 888 website. Just click on the eCOGRA logo in the footer of the page. There you will also find all further information on gambling regulation and technical security.
Best provider in the bonus points
In the bonus points category, 888slots has left the competition far behind. It is also the only one that was able to get the full 3 bonus points for its awards. This is because 888 has won by far the most awards at international industry awards in recent years. The arcade also offers more than any other when it comes to promotions. No other provider has a larger selection of promotions – not to mention the many different deposit bonuses offered by the provider Mega.
888slots also gets a bonus point for its VIP loyalty program, and compared to other arcades, it could have earned two if our rating had given it away. Since the most popular games from other manufacturers have now also made their way into the gaming offer, you can definitely talk about the selection of the most popular slot machines at 888. And there is also an additional point for the exceptionally great commitment to gambling prevention “888responsible”. All in all, with 9 out of 10 possible points, the 888slots is TOP.
Conclusion: First-class online gambling house without any real weaknesses
888 is not for nothing the first place in the provider ranking. The combination of consistently good game offer with a large selection for all slot games, many available and fee-free payment methods, the good customer service and the safe and responsible play leaves the provider behind all other gaming halls. Even if 888 does not always take the top spot in individual points such as the total number of games, the decisive factor for the good 888slots rating is that the provider does not allow itself any real weaknesses in any area. Only that the encryption is limited to financial transactions can be chalked up as a disadvantage.
New players will also be pleased with the numerous bonus offers and as an existing customer you can benefit from several promotions at any time. Thus, you can easily conclude that 888 has really earned its awards and is one of the best addresses for slot machines on the Internet.
Questions and answers
We receive questions about our 888slots test from time to time, which we would like to answer here.
Why do I have to prove my residential address to 888 Casino?
The identity check also includes proof of address, which you provide when registering, in order to be able to clearly assign the payouts to your person. In addition, this must be done to combat money laundering, these are clear requirements of the regulatory authorities, which every gaming house must comply with.
Why does the chip generator not work?
For this question I have to assume that you have downloaded a tool that promises to increase the chip level. There is no official program for it and so I have to assume that it is a fake or even malicious program. Cheat programs like bots, hacks or other tips and tricks do not work and their use is also explicitly prohibited according to the terms and conditions. Besides, there is a very high chance that you will catch Trojans or malware by installing such tools.