888 is one of the largest companies of the online gambling industry, incorporating multiple brands and sites, as well as their own game development studios. They have more than two decades since they got their start in this industry, having been around since 1997. They have their offices in Gibraltar, and they are listed at the London Stock Exchange.
The companies main subsidiaries are Dragonfish (software and game development) and Cassava Enterprises. It’s a company with revenues of over half a billion USD per year, which has several major brands that are based around the 888 name (888poker, 888casino and 888sport, along with Wink Bingo).
The Gibraltar gaming license which has been used by 888 is a reputable one, and fairness to players is not considered to be an issue for this large group. A Malta gaming license is also something they’ve applied for, because of UK’s announced exit from EU (Gibraltar is a British territory).
The ones creating the content for 888 are Dragonfish, and they offer the company’s platform and content to other casinos as well.
History of 888
The company was founded in 1997, with offices in Antigua at the time, by four Israeli entrepreneurs. The initial name of the company was Virtual Holdings Limited, and they started out with a gaming site called Casino-on-Net. Their next sites came a couple of years later, in 2002, and they were called Pacific Poker and Reef Club Casino. They moved their HQ in 2003, to Gibraltar, where they still are today. 2005 was the year when they got listed at London Stock Exchange. They started turning their other brands to the 888.com one in 2006.
888 made an acquisition in 2007, of the Bingo business of a company called Globalcom Limited, paying $43.4 million for it.
Dragonfish was established in 2007 as well, and they became the B2B arm of the company, developers of custom solutions and games.
2012 had them on 4th place among the online poker networks, as they managed to triple their players in just two years.
Mobile players started becoming more and more important in 2014, as the revenues of 888 began growing. In total, they had 17.8 million users which spent money on their sites.
Mostly coming via Dragonfish, the games offered directly by 888 have a total of more than 300 titles, in all categories. From video slots, to classic slots, branded content, video poker, table games and even progressive jackpots or live dealer tables, you got it all in this collection. 888’s partners benefit from the use of these games. They are one of the biggest bingo providers around, powering big sites from this category.
Out of these, there are over 40 titles in the Slots category alone, which we will be covering in a bit more detail. I’ve noticed some impressive slot machines in their collection, theme wise especially, and I would like to mention The Big Lebowski (branded), The Great War or Steampunk Nation among my favorites.
Besides The Big Lebowski, other branded titles from their collection include the likes of Ghost in the Shell and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Feel free to check out any of the branded games from 888, along with the titles with higher RTP, and you can’t really go wrong. I’d definitely check out The Big Lebowski and Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the former for the theme and design, the latter for the RTP.
Highest RTP Games
The RTP is not a strong point for the 888 slots that are developed in-house, and most of them are actually somewhere at 93% to 95%, which isn’t great these days. Some games do look a little bit better, and I’d recommend you check those out first.
The highest RTP slots in the 888 collection are Dawn of the Dinosaurs (96.72%), Seven Great Wonders of the World (at 96.10%) and Gin Joint Jackpot (96.09%).