- Casino app
- Demo mode available
- Exclusive games
888 Holdings PLC. It is one of the most important companies in the gaming sector, not only in Philippines, but throughout Europe. This British house moves millions of dollars throughout the continent, and is characterized by having three very different divisions: betting, poker and casino. While most operators offer different products in the same domain, 888 has one for each game, including 888Casino . It also highlights its fair commitment to the three products, when other operators focus mainly on one, be it betting or casino.
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888's adventure in the Philippines began with 888Poker, which appeared after the regulation of online gambling in our country. Little by little, the British company was getting licenses from AGCO under the name of 888 Philippines, PLC to offer the most popular casino games. The result, one of the most powerful casinos in the sector with the endorsement of a big player like 888. Carlos Sobera is his most visible face in the Philippines thanks to advertisements, but in his day we could also play 888Casino on television.
Our experience with 888 Casino
It is precisely this "label" of 888 that raises our expectations with 888Casino, and at first glance it meets what we expect. The first thing that catches our attention is how easy it is to navigate the website. The black and green colors that characterize the casino division of 888 - just like the orange and black in betting or the blue and black in poker - dominate, and both in the left margin of the screen and in the lower area we have quick access to games. However, the font could be a bit larger and the menus load a bit slow.
The game catalog does not disappoint, as it includes all the great classics (roulette, slot machines, blackjack) and products such as video poker. One of the most striking aspects is that on the home screen it offers information on the minimum and maximum bet limits of each game or the jackpot of each slot in real time. This way, the player can quickly decide whether or not they are interested, without the need to click and enter the game. Another plus is that the games are in demo mode if we want to try before playing with real money.
Regarding the services offered by 888Casino, it is worth highlighting the VIP club for the most regular players, where we can access interesting offers. They provide users with the most popular payment methods, and the extensive game guides offered for some of their most prominent products that enhance the gaming experience. The disappointment, live casino, and customer service.
One of the features of 888Casino is that it has its own software developer, Section 8 Studio, which allows Philippines to enjoy unique games, especially in terms of roulette or blackjack. The case of slots is different, as it combines its own with those of NetEnt, another of the big developers in the sector. The result is a wide and interesting catalog of games, with the addition of video poker, a game that has little presence in the online casinos of our country.
On the one hand, we have our own slot machines developed by Section 8 Studio, among which Millionaire Genie stands out above all for having awarded significant jackpots throughout its history. We offer slots of all kinds, including jackpot slots, 1 to 25-line slots, and slots with more than 25 lines. On the other hand, we also feature NetEnt slots, where we couldn't miss names such as Gonzo's Quest, starburst, and Guns'n'Roses. These are the most outstanding titles in the market, thus completing an excellent selection of slot machines.
Francesa, European and American versions of this essential casino game are available at 888Casino, although they are offered in different modes. All three versions are available in conventional mode, with bets ranging from 1 to 2,000$. The American and European versions are also available in “High limit” mode, with minimum bets of 5$ and maximum bets of 2,000$. But wait, there’s more! We can also play european roulette with low bets ranging from 0.50 to 300$, or with high bets ranging from 5 to 200,000$.
✅ Live Casino
We don't abandon the roulette, as in the Live Casino section of 888Casino we have the option to play either live or automatic roulette. The former has a betting limitation ranging from $1 to $50, while the live automatic roulette allows bets ranging from 50 cents to $5,000. The live roulette has the added bonus of being able to speak with the 888Casino croupier, who will offer their advice, although as usual, there is no demo mode.
888Casino offers three variations of blackjack. On one hand, we have the multi-hand blackjack and American blackjack, both with bets ranging from 1 to 3,000$; and for the more daring players, there is the possibility to play Super Stakes Blackjack, a four-deck blackjack that allows bets between 10 and 3,000$.
Although the "poker" heading in the menu confuse us, it actually refers to video poker - conventional poker is available at 888Poker. We have up to seven different video poker machines: Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker, Aces and Faces, American Stars, Tens or Better Video Poker, Jacks or Better, and Jocker's Wild. Each one has its own characteristics, but bets always range from 5 cents to $150.
888Casino has a VIP club, called 888Club, where players can earn points in both casino games and sports betting, as well as playing poker. As the player earns points, they also earn gold chips that can be exchanged for various prizes. Additionally, these VIP players have access to exclusive promotions, more favorable conditions for releasing bonuses, etc.
The choice of payment method used is not trivial, as we generally have to use the same method used to make a deposit to request a withdrawal. Thus, we can deposit funds and withdraw winnings using VISA credit and debit cards as well as through Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Apple Pay or MuchBetter. We can also make deposits via MasterCard, PaySafeCard, Trustly, virtual Visa EntroPay or Klarna (Sofortbanking) cards, but we cannot request a withdrawal using these methods.
Finally, electronic transfer is only available for requesting withdrawals, which is a good option when we have used payment methods that do not support withdrawal. The minimum deposit will always be $10, with the only exception being Trustly, which is $20, and as the law dictates, each player is limited to depositing $600 in one day, $1,500 in one week, and $3,000 in 30 days. Generally, the deposit is transferred instantly, although there be times when you have to wait up to 10 minutes for it to arrive in your account at 888Casino.
As we have already mentioned, 888Casino has the necessary licenses from the AGCO to operate the various games offered on its website. If it didn't, we wouldn't be reviewing this casino, since the AGCO license is the best guarantee of the cleanliness and integrity of the games. Moreover, if the casino were to violate these two basic principles, the license would be revoked.
You will also see the 888+ Responsible logo, an initiative by 888 to provide its players with a responsible gaming environment, including limiting underage access to gaming and preventing compulsive gambling. Each player can set their own restrictions, and we offer a series of tips for parents to prevent their underage children from accessing 888 games - and those of any other operator - as well as for setting our own restrictions, self-exclusion, etc.
888casino mobile app
The 888Casino has its own mobile application, where we can find the same selection of games as on the website: slots, roulette, blackjack, video poker... It is an application that we can download for free for both iOS and Android devices from the 888Casino website or from the App Store -Google does not allow its presence in the Play Store-. We can play from anywhere in the world with our mobile or tablet, just like we do when we are in front of the computer at home.
It is likely the weakest point of 888Casino. If we go to Help, we are presented with a screen featuring a selection of frequently asked questions from users or issues that be unclear to players, well-organized and explained in detail. When that is not enough, you can fill out the contact form provided, and they'll respond to your problem. The other option available to Philippines is to send an email to [email protected], as there is no customer support chat.
We have a third way to contact us, which is by calling +44 203 859 4706, the phone number of 888 Philippines PLC., based in Gibraltar. Naturally, it is a British phone number, so the cost of the call will be significantly higher than it would be for a Philippines phone number. A final option would be to send a letter to 888 Philippines PLC. 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar.
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: +44 203 859 4706
888 Casino: Opinions and conclusion
In general, the experience with 888Casino is more than satisfactory. Navigating the website is very simple, and it offers Philippines a catalog of games that is difficult to match by other casinos. It seems that they want to make our work easier, offering Philippines a lot of information about each game, the betting limits and allowing Philippines to play in demo mode to familiarize ourselves with the games before starting to risk our real money. The video poker deserves a special mention, as it is a game that is difficult to find in Philippines online casinos.
The proprietary games developed by Section 8 Studio are what sets them apart from other online casinos. 888Casino also sets itself apart with a VIP club that combines casino games, sports betting, and poker, as well as its payment methods. It is not very common for a casino - or an online sportsbook, bingo hall, or poker room - to allow Philippines to use methods such as ApplePay to make our deposits and withdrawals, despite it being a payment method that is becoming increasingly widespread in other sectors of society and that will eventually spread to other online gaming companies.
But all that glitters is not gold, and 888Casino has some areas that need improvement. The most obvious one is customer support, particularly the lack of a Spanish language chat or toll-free phone number for Spanish users. Other casinos or betting companies based in Gibraltar do offer such a phone number or live chat, which gives users more peace of mind than emailing. In addition, the live casino offer is very weak, especially for an operator of this caliber.
- Casino app
- Demo mode available
- Exclusive games
- The menus take too long to load
- There is no customer support phone or chat available