Having been in the online casino game since 2013, 888 Casino has been in the loop as far as gambling goes since 1997.
Partnered with Caesars in Atlantic City, 888 Casino has won awards such as Casino Operator of the Year, Digital Operator Award and the Digital Operator of the year, stemming from 2013-2015, respectively.
Licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, 888 Casino has a selection of live dealer games — how do they compete with other big name competitors in the Garden State?
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Offering two different bonuses, 888 Casino gives you $20 simply for signing up. After that, there is a deposit match bonus. This is 50 percent for your first two deposits, up to $1000 each. This requires the promo code “WELCOME888”.
In order to access these bonus funds, players must complete a 30x playthrough. While that is on the higher end, 888 Casino’s monetary offering is on the higher end, too. This must be completed within the first 30 days of depositing. It is worth nothing that this incredible bonus counts towards all casino games, including live dealer and slots.
The registration process is broken down into three easy steps.
This process doesn’t ask for anything that isn’t normal to be asked for by licensed and regulated outlets in New Jersey. This process took us under 60 seconds to complete.
If you come across a website that doesn’t ask for this information at the time of signing up, this should serve as a red flag that the site you are using is not a licensed and regulated entity and to immediately cease exploring that website.
All of these deposit methods have a minimum amount of $10 and could take up to 10 minutes to process. For withdrawals there isn’t a lot of information outside of that it could take up to 24 hours to process. With that said, in our experience, we received our payment from PayPal in minutes.
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Available on desktop, iOS and Android, 888 Casino’s Live Casino page is separated from the rest of the casino, which adds to the exclusivity of the platform. On the page, the games are displayed prominently at the top with information about their live casino games, with several paragraphs of information.
On the mobile app, there is a drop-down menu in the upper-left-hand side of the screen where you can choose Live Casino. Minus fitting everything on the screen, this has the exact same information.
Both the login and signup button are at the top of each page. The rest of the necessary information, including the other games, promotions, the VIP Program, Banking and information for getting started is on the left-hand side of the screen, too.
888 Casino has four live casino offerings: Roulette, Blackjack, Poker and Baccarat.
The lobby that gets you into the games is exceedingly well-presented. We did not experience any interruptions loading up and were able to interact with both male and female hosts for the games. This was all totally professional. The dealers will give you all the information you need regarding the games and how to play them.
The betting limits change from game to game. AT the start of the game, the dealer will tell you about all of the different promotions and limits for each game. This adds more to the overall interaction on the site, making it that much more enjoyable to play on.
There is a VIP Program at 888 Casino. The information is relatively sparse as it is still in development, but it will include perks such as VIP events, different promotions, the ability to interact with an exclusive staff and additional gifts and perks.
At the bottom of the screen there is a “Contact” button. Here, you can upload a message to 888 Casino along with any file attachments you may need to include in your report. This appears to be the only form of customer support at the moment. The file attachment feature is great as it will allow you to take screenshots of potential issues so that your issue can be resolved that much more swiftly, limiting your time needed to get something addressed.
At the top of the screen you will find the green “Responsible Gaming” logo which brings you to a dedicated section about the topic. Here, there is information about organizations to contact, hotlines, preventative measures to prevent underage gambling, and in-house systems for session limits, deposit limits, loss limits, a cool-off period and self-exclusion.
Beyond this, they list “symptoms” for a gambling addiction and different “myths” associated with gambling like spending more money to make more money. 888 Casino goes really in-depth on this subject, at a rate that is rare.
When it comes to the Live Casino experience at 888 Casino, we were thoroughly impressed with the interface, the staff and everything associated with it. We’d like to see more customer service options, but they are thorough in their help sections to help answer any questions you may have and they have a lot of the information you’d need.
This could be a resources thing, where they choose to invest more heavily in one area, thus another tends to lag behind. This is something that can be easily addressed in the future, finances depending, of course.
888 Casino has everything you’d need at a live, online casino. We strongly encourage you to check out what 888 has to offer for your future live casino needs.
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