Online Casino Site Reviews

Top 4 Online Casino Site Reviews

#1 888.com

888 Casino claims to be the number one online casino in the world. It’s a big claim, even for this big site, but judging by 888’s amenities and long history of player satisfaction we’re inclined to believe them. 888’s software (owned wholly by the company itself) is more than up to par, and it has its fair share of graphics-enhanced game screens, but this casino doesn’t try to impress its players with all the bells and whistles used by newer sites. 888 Casino has earned its spotless reputation by focusing instead on what real players want most: lots of games, lots of action, and lots of money.

  • The Site
    In the past, 888 Casino’s web design has been the most common complaint among its players. Recently, 888 got a makeover. The difference is obvious but not remarkable. 888 remains game-oriented with a simple, no-frills interface and information-centered page designs. The color scheme is cathartic at best and the graphics are small and simple. While players that have grown accustomed to big themes and obtrusive graphics may be put off by 888’s simplicity, more game-oriented players find it refreshing and appreciate how easy it is to get where and what they want quickly.

The good news for players of all styles is that while 888 remains at its face a function over form casino, its game screen illustrations and animations leave nothing to be desired. There is a wide variety of games from traditional card games like poker and backgammon to popular casino fare like roulette, slots and bingo. 888 even offers live sports betting and a ladies partner site. All games are depicted realistically and in 3D with customizable player avatars. The site also boasts an amazing 18 versions selectable by member language.

  • The Software
    888’s unique software remains some of the best in the industry and is constantly being upgraded. While the site may not be dressed up with a lot of graphics, the software is certainly capable of supporting them as evidenced by the impressive game screens, seamless transitions, and fluid game play.
  • Bonuses and Promotions
    Because of 888’s focus on player satisfaction, its bonuses and promotions are exceptional, some of the best in the industry. They boast the standard 100% first deposit matching bonus but with a higher than average maximum of $200. At 888’s poker flagship Pacific Poker, the first deposit bonus is even better with a maximum of $400. 888 Casino also gives their new players multiple opportunities to earn additional perks like tournament entries, free play and cash bonuses in addition to the usual loyalty program.

888 has one of the best referral bonuses, with a $150 cash bonus for the referring member and an additional $30 bonus for their new friend. The casino endeavors to keep their site exciting for both new and returning members by offering a large variety of jackpots, tournaments and special events.

  • Customer Service
    At 888 Casino it seems that customer complaints of any sort are few and far between, but when a problem does arise 888’s expansive support department is always there and prepared to fix it. Each 888 site has its own special service team that members can contact staff 24/7 via telephone, email, or an on-site problem reporting portal. Members can also talk to multi-lingual support staff around the clock thanks to 888’s live chat support feature.

#2 Casino Tropez

Casino Tropez is another fine offering from the PlayTech group. In addition to its stylish skin, top speed game play, and excellent promotions it offers its members a choice of over 100 games with fun or cash modes for each. Casino Tropez is without a doubt one of the most appealing online casinos currently available. Read on to find out why.

  • The Site
    Casino Tropez is one of the rare few online casinos that have managed to strike a usable balance between heavy graphics, real-time animation, and an interface that remains clean and easy to navigate. All of the popular pages are easy to find, as is a wealth of support and background information. From the front page you can preview the best current promotions or jump directly into the action with customized buttons for the most popular games. All affiliations are readily visible, as is customer support contact information. The site is also available in fourteen different versions to accommodate for language and currency preferences. From one page to the next, the style remains consistently sleek and the site remains easy to use. While playing, the 3D graphics are second to none and—thanks to the PlayTech software—enhance every game without being a hindrance or distraction.
  • The Software
    Casino Tropez is the perfect example of why PlayTech’s software is world-renowned. The software running this site is without a doubt top class, putting the site itself ahead of the pack in terms of ease of use and fluidity of game play. Immediately after arriving at the site, a pop-up window will appear asking if you want to download the software while browsing. Setting up Casino Tropez’s software takes less than a minute with a high speed connection. Players can also choose to use a Flash version of the site. The game screens for Casino Tropez are borderline beautiful and extremely realistic. In some games you can even request a live dealer. Even with all of these options, we never once experienced a glitch or any lag during play.
  • Bonuses and Promotions
    Casino Tropez offers the usual range of bonuses and promotions with a few unique deals thrown in. Currently their sign-on bonus package is valued at $3000. New members receive the standard 100% match on a first deposit of up to $100 and a 50% match on second deposits of up to $200. For the first 27 weeks of their membership, new players will also receive a 100% bonus of up to $100 for deposits made on Sundays. Players depositing $1000 or more will receive a 50% match the first time for a bonus of up to $500. Additionally, Casino Tropez offers incentives to players using specific payment methods and carries the traditional point-based loyalty program with an opportunity to earn comps as you play. Some of the games carry their own unique bonuses with a total of 16 progressive jackpots and 11 bonus games.
  • Customer Service
    Casino Tropez makes their customer support services easy to find and use by placing basic contact information right on the front page. They also offer a 24/7 support page with a step-by-step walk through of the sign-up process, traditional FAQ page, and four different ways to contact them (phone, fax, email or mail), including toll-free numbers for U.K., Canadian, and international members.

#3 Europa Casino

Europa Casino is one of the premier online sites catering to European players. Many casinos still cater to American players despite the effects of the UIGEA, but Europa Casino is a sign of the times. It is designed to meet the rapidly increasing European demand for high-profile online gaming. As an added advantage, Europa Casino is supported by the best software in the industry (provided by PlayTech). If you want quick, easy game access from a flawless player interface on a site of the most sophisticated design, then consider Europa Casino.

  • The Site
    Europa Casino offers the best of the best in all aspects. The site is simple yet attractive and sleek yet fun with all the advanced graphics that online players have come to expect from top gambling destinations plus a good deal of game variety to keep them entertained. Europa Casino offers the standard fun or for-money options on over 100 different casino games. In an effort to include even its non-European players, it accepts pounds, Euros, and dollars. The site is also available in fourteen different nation-specific versions and several different languages. The layout of the website is logical, making it easy for beginners to navigate while allowing returning members to get to the games they want instantly. Each page shares the same elegant blue and gold color scheme and simple text layout (as do the casino card tables), but the slot and arcade game screens are bright and exciting. Regardless of your personal style preferences, Europa Casino offers something for everyone.
  • The Software
    Europa Casino is another fine online establishment backed by software legends PlayTech. The PlayTech name virtually guarantees the best in site performance and Europa Casino is no exception. Downloading the site’s software is quick and easy, but Europa Casino also offers a Flash version of its site that allows Mac-using members to play instantly. Thanks to PlayTech’s advanced technology, every session offers a delightfully realistic casino experience free of lag or in-game errors, and each game screen is beautiful and unique and performs flawlessly too.
  • Bonuses and Promotions
    If there is any area in which Europa Casino lacks, it is in the form of its lackluster and unimaginative bonuses and promotions. New members can cash in on the standard 100% first deposit bonus, but the casino will only match it up to a measly $100. High rollers hoping to deposit at least $1000 or more for their first sessions will only get a 50% bonus of up to $500. Like many of its competitors, Europa Casino offers a loyalty program that promises $25/week as long as members meet playing requirements. They also have a point-based comp program for cash game players.
  • Customer Service
    Europa Casino rounds out their list of impressive amenities with a 24/7 support center. Via their support page, you can peruse a list of commonly asked questions, access step-by-step guides for signing up and withdrawing funds, and troubleshoot the deposit process. You can also reach Europa Casino’s customer support via email, fax, phone, or mail ensuring immediate resolution of any and all service issues.

#4 Prime Casino

Though relatively new, Prime Casino has quickly become one of the most wildly popular casinos on the web. Players looking for a casino that they can trust will be happy to learn that Prime Casino is a member of several watchdog associations including eCOGRA and is also authorized by Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority. U.S. players unfortunately are not allowed, but international players will appreciate the site’s eight different languages and its outstanding graphics and games.

  • The Site
    Prime Casino’s style is somewhat standard for internet casinos, but their green, black and gold color scheme is easy on the eyes and makes an excellent neutral backdrop for flashy animations and bright game screens. As mentioned above, the site is available in eight different versions, and it also accepts a variety of deposit and withdrawal methods in three different currencies. On the topic of variety, Prime Casino is among the best and offers nearly 300 different games including 30 variations of blackjack, 8 types of roulette, and an expansive selection of video poker games and slot machines.

It goes without saying that the biggest and best casinos also draw the biggest crowds, but the traffic at Prime Casino is so incredible that we felt it was worth mentioning. The site boasts of more than two million members, meaning the tables are always full and the chat is always lively.

  • The Software
    Prime Casino is powered by notable software designers Microgaming. So while Prime Casino itself is relatively new, its software is backed by years of experience and technological expertise. No bugs here! The gaming interface at Prime Casino is incredibly easy to use. While Prime makes it clear that they’d prefer for their players to download their software (a process that is quick and simple), a no-download Flash version is available for members willing to hunt the option down.

The software supports a mind boggling assortment of games, and each and every one of them loads and plays flawlessly even with the exceptional graphics and animation. The software also transitions well and offers an assortment of advanced options like auto-play features. As an added bonus, many of the progressive jackpots are connected to other Microgaming networks allowing every casino with those games to offer jackpots of $5 million or more.

  • Bonuses and Promotions
    Despite the many games, impressive jackpots, and overall user-friendliness of Prime Casino, there is one area in which it lacks when compared to other popular online casinos: promotions. Beyond the initial sign-up bonus of a 100% match on your first deposit (up to £100), Prime Casino appears to have no other bonuses. No referral bonus, no future deposit bonuses, and no monthly promotions. They make an effort to compensate with their loyalty program, but for the most part this promotion is also standard fare and of course requires you to spend money to make it.
  • Customer Service
    Prime Casino’s customer service is passable. They claim 24/7 support and offer three toll-free numbers for members in Canada, the U.K., and elsewhere, but offer only a single email address and no live chat, fax, or mailing information.