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888 Live Casino Review - 9.1/10by Gambling.com™
Like most online casinos, 888 uses a separate bricks and mortar casino to manage and stream its live games. The online bookmakers (and 888 only operates on the web, meaning it pays special attention to all its internet services) are in control of money exchanges and provide 24/7 support and assistance for any punters with a query.
Platform and Games
Customers have the option of downloading the 888casino or playing via a Flash stream; preference is likely to be subjective as they are relatively similar in terms of usability and convenience. For the most part, your stream will be in a window mode, leading to a decent graphical display towards the top-centre of your screen. Some games can be maximised, though, which adds to the user experience as immersion levels are heightened. A high definition, full window display screen for all games would be a polished touch but, on the whole, the dealers and screen set up more than make up for any small graphical misgivings.
The 888 live casino uses two separate casinos to deliver a wider variety of games. The first is Evolution Gaming, a popular platform streamed directly from Latvia. The games on offer here are live roulette, baccarat and blackjack, all dealt by hard working, professional dealers who understand the varying pace certain games must be played at in accordance with a player’s understanding and wishes. When it comes to live roulette services, choose between French and European configurations, or Venezia roulette, which has a European wheel and an Italian speaking dealer. The VIP services offered across all the games allow for considerably larger bet sizes.
The other platform is provided by EntwineTech Casino, which is based in the Philippines. Again, live roulette is offered in the form of European and Asian varieties, while you can choose between three baccarat formats; standard, super (which is standard in high definition and full screen) and premium, which uses a squeeze card and has 14 seats instead of seven. Other games include standard blackjack and Crazy21, an enjoyable blackjack variant. There are a large number of tables to choose from in this card room, so you will be able to find the dealer and bet levels that suit you, whatever game you decide to play.
The stream and video quality from both casinos is highly commendable, there are no wait times thanks to the variety of tables on offer and the whole process of choosing tables, placing bets and leaving is very smooth. Dealers are knowledgeable, and you can communicate directly with them and other players at the table via a chat window – all adding to the authenticity of the experience.
The 888 live casino also entices players with attractive bonuses. The same welcome package available to all new customers to 888 – the live casino and standard online casino – can be taken advantage of by logging in using 888casino software (as opposed to 888poker or 888sport). This welcome bonus soon turns into a rewarding loyalty scheme if you continue to ply your trade in the live casino for some time.
All in all, the 888 live casino delivers on all fronts. There is a healthy variety of games, a diverse range of different dealers and bet limits, a highly efficient streaming service and all the assistance and support you would expect from a top class online bookmaker.