888slots has been one of the big names in online casinos since 1997. In the almost 20 years this provider has received numerous prizes at international awards, more than any other casino. Of course, as part of my big comparison, I also took a closer look at the 888 and subjected it to an extensive test. Here you will learn all about the strengths that have made these slot providers so successful, but I will not ignore the weaknesses either.
My 888slots review
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The topics of the mobile phone app and the bonus offers were also part of the entire test. Due to the complexity of these topics, these areas have been dealt with in more detail in separate reviews. In addition, we looked at the general terms and conditions of this provider on an extra page.
The entire range of games in detail
When I look more closely at the games, I don't just look at the number of different games. The payout percentages of the individual games and the betting limits are also an important part.
The game selection in numbers
This online casino has a very balanced range of games. 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.
At 888slots, the motto is class, not quantity. So you will not find thousands of slot machines like on other sites, but many exclusive slot machines and all the top slots that exist in the world of online games. There are also no slot machines with a jackpot in this online casino. You can find these on my Slots Jackpot page.
One of the best apps for mobile devices
The mobile app from 888 is also impressive and offers a good selection of games. You can find out about the compatibility with Android and iOS and where you can download the app in the app test report for this provider.
A look at the different betting limits
The betting limits per payline can vary greatly in slots. Some slot machines start at €0.01, other machines allow you to bet more per payline. In the best case, you can play with a few cents per spin or, as in the case of the 100-line Amazon Wild slot, play with the maximum legal limit per spin. In the main lobby, the minimum and maximum bets and the number of paylines are clearly displayed for each slot game. In addition, you will immediately see bonus games or free spins.
Good payout percentages for all games
The payout ratios (RTP, return to player) in the 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 given in the game description. In the last calculation of the winnings actually distributed by eCOGRA (e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) in January 2015, slots were given an average of 93.61% and video slots with 94.97%. Averaged over all games, the total RTP was 96.60%, which is a very good value.
All in all, the payout rates are very good. Although they don't reach top values like some other arcades, they are very rarely below 90%. As a player, you don't have to worry about the payouts in any game.
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 called Dragonfish. On the one hand, this is a greater effort for the company, but on the other hand, it allows you to stand out from all other online casinos with a unique range of games.
At the same time, 888slots also uses the services of other software developers such as Microgaming, NetEntertainment or Williams Interactive and thus integrates further titles into its range of games. 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 must also be noted that 888 frequently changes its range of games. From time to time, some less frequently played slots are removed from the program and replaced with 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 be content with Instant Play on the provider's website. However, in 888's defense, 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 can be found in the Mobile App Review. But there are also differences in detail between the download version and the instant browser game. Some games like Snack Times or Superman can only be found in the browser version.
When it comes to clarity and operation, the Dragonfish software doesn't 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. In addition, you can create your own favorites, which further simplifies the game selection. The entire software is also available in German. 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 with slow internet connections, but that's not the fault of the software - all in all: very good!
More details about the slot machine provider
As already mentioned, 888 has been active since 1997. It is not only one of the oldest casinos on the net, but also one of the first. Since then, 888 has built a customer base of over 25 million users and the company is not only active in the atomic games area, but also in the entire gaming area.
The company behind 888slots
The company Cassava Enterprises belongs to 888 Holdings PLC, which also has other games of chance in its portfolio in addition to the slot division. The company is active worldwide, but the focus is still on 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. This includes not only the multiple awards for "Best Provider of the Year", but also other important awards such as "Socially Responsible Provider" or "Gaming Company of the Year". 888 is also one of the leading providers in many other iGaming areas. Overall, 888 has won more awards than any other provider in recent years.
Our customer service experience
If you have any questions about the game or the payment options at 888, you can always contact customer service. This is available via online chat, free hotline or email. The customer service team is of course German-speaking, but the telephone support is not available around the clock. If you have general questions, you can also browse the extensive help page. The answers to frequently asked questions can be found here without having to contact a service employee first. The response times are given as a maximum of 24 hours, but according to our 888slots experience, emails are usually answered within 30 minutes. In my opinion, the easiest option is the live chat, which is also not staffed around the clock.
License and security - cornerstones of 888slot's seriousness
The company is licensed by the Remote Gambling Authority of Gibraltar, a globally recognized online gambling regulator. This authority reports directly to the government and only issues gambling licenses to so-called blue chips, i.e. the largest and most reliable gambling companies in the entire industry. The license of the Gambling Commissioner in Gibraltar is also an award. But the provider also holds a license from the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Interior in Germany. A suspicion of an 888slots fraud does not even arise. The technical security is also certified by eCOGRA, while the security company McAfee is responsible for protection against viruses and malware and for the validity of the SSL certificate. However, it must be noted that at 888 only the payments are processed in encrypted form. The instant game in the browser is unencrypted, and the provider should definitely make improvements here.
888 is very active in the field of gambling addiction prevention. You can not only write to the online support and ask for a limit on the bets and deposits, the player account can also be closed temporarily or completely if you wish. 888 is advised on its player protection measures by well-known non-profit organizations such as GamCare. In addition, the company has launched an extensive program called 888responsible, in which employees are constantly trained to better recognize problematic gaming behavior and take countermeasures in good time. The fact that 888 is very interested in player security is shown by the fact that the company is one of the co-founders of the 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 the random number generators. For this purpose, the payout rates of all games are calculated at regular intervals and published on the website. The relevant logs are also linked directly from the 888 website. Simply click on the eCOGRA logo in the footer of the page. There you will also find all further information on gambling regulations and technical security.
Best provider in 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 received by far the most awards at international industry awards in recent years. When it comes to promotions, the arcade offers more than any other. No other provider has a larger selection of promotions - apart from the many different deposit bonuses from the provider Mega.
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888slots also gets a bonus point for the VIP loyalty program, compared to other casinos it could have earned two if our rating had given it. Since the most popular games from other manufacturers have now also found their way into the range of games, 888 can certainly speak of the selection of the most popular slot machines. And there is also an additional point for the extraordinarily large commitment to the gambling prevention “888responsible”. All in all with 9 out of 10 possible points, 888slots is TOP.
Conclusion: First-class online game library with no real weaknesses
888 is not for nothing in the provider ranking the first place. The combination of a consistently good range of games with a large selection for all slot games, many available and fee-free payment methods, good customer service and safe and responsible gaming leaves the provider all other gambling halls behind. 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. The only disadvantage that can be chalked up is that the encryption is only limited to financial transactions.
- Good range of games
- High payout rates
- many mobile games
- no info on the RTP of some games
New players will also be happy about the numerous bonus offers and as an existing customer you can always benefit from several promotions. So it's easy to say that 888 really deserves their awards and is one of the best places to go for slot machines on the internet.
- Safe provider
- Good game selection
- Top slot available
- Very good mobile app
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