888 Review

888 are really starting to take a stronghold on the gambling industry and are now widely regarded as one of the biggest to offer all 4 forms of online gambling; sports, casino, bingo and poker. What’s impressive about the company is that they don’t really have a weakness in their offerings and as a punter, you could easily sign up to a company such as 888 and never need an alternative, no matter which gambling discipline you were wanting to play.

888 Sport -

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The bookmaker offers up one of the best promotions in the industry. When you register a new account with 888 you will be able to get treble the odds on your first bet with the bookmaker. The beauty of this offer is that you can choose exactly what you want to bet and decide how big a risk you want to take. You will also be able to use the promotion on multiple (accumulator) bets, meaning the odds you can take could be huge.

You will need to deposit between £5 and £10 to claim this offer and any qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.00 or greater. Remember, 888 will pay out treble the odds, not treble your winnings, which essentially means you don’t the stake include in this promo. Any winnings from this offer will be paid out in free bet tokens and the maximum pay out is £5,000.

The sports book includes a plethora of betting markets to choose from, but their shining light has to be that of their pricing structure. Over the last couple of years, Oddschecker.com have reported that they are one of the most improved bookmakers in terms of pricing, which is a feature that should never be overlooked. On top of that you are getting an all-new mobile betting app and a live betting section that will rival any bookmaker in the industry.

888 Casino -

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At the casino you will be able to claim a £100 welcome bonus, which essentially works out as 100% match of your opening deposit of £20 or more. The bonus will need to played through 30 times before being able to withdraw and you will have a time frame of 90 days in which to reach this milestone. Any remaining bonus after this period will be removed from you account, along with any winnings.

The casino is powered by Random Logic software, who aren’t the biggest name when it comes to casino software providers. But, this puts 888 in an exclusive position as it allows them to work closely with Random Logic to create games that they thing will work well for the client base. However, the size of the company limits the output of games and the overall catalogue on offer at 888 is actually pretty poor and doesn’t really compete with a lot of their rivals.

888 Poker -

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The poker room will allow you to claim a welcome bonus of up to $200 when you register a new account. The bonus is a 100% match on your opening deposit and like most in the online poker industry, will require you to unlock the bonus rather than a lump sum being added straight away. So, for every 100 points you earn at 888 you will get $10 of your bonus amount and this will continue as you start to rack up more points until your bonus has been clearer. You’ll get 90 days to clear the full amount and after that time you will forfeit any remaining balance. Once the bonus has been released into your account you are free to use it as you wish.

888 are one of few companies that are still running their independent poker network. Whilst this has positives and negatives, it does mean they are in full control of what’s going on and what games they want to run. Whilst you may think that a single network will have limited traffic, you’d be surprised to see that often games are running around the clock, especially the likes of Texas Hold’em and Omaha cash. The software can be downloaded or simply played via your browser on your PC. Alternatively, you can play on your mobile on their fully compatible mobile poker room.

888 Ladies -

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The bingo hall offers a huge 500% match on your opening deposit worth up to £50. This means that to claim the full bonus you only need to deposit and wager £10 on any of the bingo games at 888. You will have to play through your bonus 4 times before being able to withdraw and only bingo specific games will count towards clearing (no side games or slots).

The bingo room is powered by Dragonfish, another fairly small independent network, which seems to be a running theme for 888. That ebbing said, you are still able to grab both 90 ball and 75 ball variants, along with a plethora of exciting side games to choose from.

About 888

888 have been in the industry since 1997 and were originally set up as an online poker room. Whilst poker is still very much associated with the brand, it could be argued that they now have more successful casino and sportsbooks and it’s here where the company invest the majority of their time.

They are based out of Gibraltar and are licensed by the Gibraltar Gambling authority for all forms of their online gambling holdings. They are also still owned by Avi and Aaron Shaked, who founded the company and decided to move them from their Antigua base to Gibraltar in 2006, which incidentally was also the year that they underwent a massive re-brand.

The companies hard work has been recognised by several of the gambling awards committees over the years, with none more prestigious than winning Online Bingo Operator of the Year in 2012 by IGA Gaming Awards.