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888 Holdings is one of the biggest operators in the online gaming business. The Casino is available via its parent portal 888.com. Just click or tap on the link at the top of the home page. There are further links for Poker, Bingo and Sports betting. Once inside the Casino section, you will find a clear, uncluttered design with a matt black background. This simple look means that all the focus is on the games. It also makes the site particularly mobile friendly. Phone users can play on this site directly through your usual web browser, but there are some advantages to downloading the dedicated app, such as direct access from your home screen and also smoother navigation to 888s sister portals.

There is a reasonable range of games on offer, although by no means the most comprehensive around. There are around one hundred to choose from, including many of the most popular games around. These include top titles like Gonzo’s Quest, Irish Riches and Jack Hammer. For some reason, at the time of my visit (mid-April) the top promoted game was Santa’s Super Slot. Either the operators are expecting some early Christmas activity, or they are not making much effort to keep the site up to date.

Other more traditional casino games are available, although again, the selection is often bettered elsewhere. But there is some Blackjack and Roulette, and of course Poker is available on the separate portal. There are half a dozen Live gaming rooms too.

There are plenty of different payment options, although the minimum deposit of £20 is higher than most of its rivals. You can pay using Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, or via several different electronic methods, such as Neteller and PayPal. Pre-payment alternative Paysafecard is also available, but for Apple fans, the provision of Apple Pay will probably be the most efficient way to make your deposits. You can pay from just about any Apple device by using the simple to use Touch ID facility. Withdrawals are subject to the site’s 30 x your bonus wagering requirement. The maximum limit is £30,000 per month.

Help and support is available via a pre-formatted e-mail form, or by e-mailing the customer services team directly at [email protected] No phone number is indicated, and there is no live chat facility.

Licencing is via the site’s registration on the UK overseas territory of Gibraltar. This means that its operations are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, making this site safe to play for players based within the United Kingdom.

Playing on a site like 888 Casino does have the advantage of the security of playing with one of the biggest names in the business. But there aren’t too many other pluses. The selection of games is adequate but not as extensive as many of its rivals. Support options are also a little below par. It is a perfectly acceptable site if playing with a safe and reliable big player is important to you, but better alternatives are available.