888Casino (or Casino-on-Net as its also known) is probably a familiar name to you and this wouldn't surprise me as it was one of the very first online casinos to appear on the internet many, many years ago. Since it's inception this group has grown from strength to strength and is probably one of the most recognized and well-known brands around, appearing everywhere from famous Soccer Team's shirts to Poker and Snooker shows as well as a variety of other sporting events branding.
When it comes to online gambling, 888.com is not only an ever-present brand name but also one of the most popular online casinos and it's not difficult to see why. Their Casino site is graphically appealing, well laid out and the professionalism of their complete offering is evidence of years of experience.
888Casino Bonus and Promotional Offering
While 888Casino focuses equally on their poker and casino offerings, for the purpose of this review I'm going to only go into what is available on the Casino side of things at the time of writing. For up to date bonus details please consult the bonus section of this page.
In addition to their sign up bonus, 888 Casino also offers players other regular promotions like monthly re-load and surprise bonuses (watch that e-mail) as well as a Refer-a-Friend bonus of $30 for each friend that you refer.
Casino-on-Net also hosts a $10,000 monthly slots tournament as well as range of other unique ones with large cash prizes up for grabs.
When it comes to loyalty programs 888 Casino offers players a truly outstanding and unique players club which consistently features a jam packed calendar of promotional events and tournaments where you can win very generous cash prizes during promotional periods…you have to see it to believe it!
In addition to their players club, 888.com also runs a VIP Program that is second to none and offers members exceptional benefits such as higher conversion rates on Comp points, a personal VIP loyalty manager, invitations to exclusive events, extra surprise promotions and hospitality at major sporting events and more.
To be considered for VIP status, you will need to accumulate 150,000 bonus points and a deposit minimum of $5,000 and don't forget you get even more as a VIP Gold member (of course there are levels! There has to be something for you to strive for to keep you loyal).
Download and Registration
Casino-on-Net offers you the option to play on either the Download or No Download version of the casino. As always I recommend the Download version if you're playing at home and don't mind taking up the disk space on your PC as there are just a few features available (and more games) than the Flash version. If things like that don't concern you then the Flash version is perfect too, and gets started a lot quicker as you play directly in your browser.
Once you have downloaded the software, you will have to register an account in order to play, the form shouldn't take more than a few minutes to fill in and don't worry, you don't have to be concerned about the privacy of your information, it's all fully encrypted and is for the casinos use only.
Once you've registered an account you'll log into the casino and head to the cashier to make a deposit.
Casino-on-Net has a state of the art banking system where safety and security is their top priority ensuring your peace of mind.
They offer a variety of all major deposit methods to players including Credit Card, Debit Card, ACTeCASH, ePassporte, Moneybookers, Neteller, Check Bank, Wire, Wire Transfer, Instadebit, Bank Transfer, Cash PrePaid Card and Paysafe Card.
I deposited $100 via my Neteller card and within a minute the funds appeared in my player account and so I headed off to the Casino Lobby to check out the games offering.
888.com own and makes use of Random Logic Software, and it is evident from the entire Casino and Games offering that quality is the primary focus of this organization and in my opinion they manage to offer one of the most comprehensive, balanced and attractive packages around. Their current offering extends to over 200 casino games including Card and Table Games, Slots, Video Poker and Progressives.
I decided to start my game play at Casino-on-Net with a visit to their slot machines which are comprised of an offering of 16 Classic Slots plus 4 Video Slots. I started off with a Classic Slot called One Glory and although the play is smooth, I'm still a Video Slot fan and decided to rather play Treasure Whirl which is also a Progressive Slot with a very generous jackpot whose ticker never seems to stop! This was far more entertaining and I loaded $50 into it to see whether or not I'd be the lucky winner, but unfortunately at $3 a spin that didn't last long!
I then decided to try my hand at the Blackjack tables, and started at the multi-hand tables with betting limits of $1 to $250. However, if your blood is a little richer, Casino-on-Net also offers high-rollers VIP tables with limits of up to $1,200 a hand. I had a good streak of luck at the table and was up $500 when I decided to move it before I began to lose.
On to the roulette tables for a little European Roulette and Lady Luck left…after about 30 minutes of dismal betting my balance declined rapidly and I thought I'd better try out some of the other games including Caribbean Stud poker (which was even worse) and Video Poker.
Finally I had $3 left and I decided to put it into the Progressive Millionaire Genie Video Slot and luckily I won exactly $100. With my initial deposit back in the bank I decided to call it a night…difficult as that was! But definitely a lot of fun!
I cashed out and within a short period the money was back in my Neteller account waiting for next time…
Casino-on-Net offers customer support 24/7 via toll free telephone and E-mail and Live chat also available via their website. As one would expect this is professionally managed and you will never have a problem that can't be solved!
888.com / Casino-on-Net is a casino that has been built on years of experience, this is evident in every single part of their outstanding offering. It does come with a warning though…play once and you'll be addicted for life!