VIP live casino and custom concept Elite Lounge, launched in the summer of 2017 by industry heavyweight 888.
It targets the operator’s most valued and high-rolling members, although it’s available to all players registered at the site. Billed as a ‘crème de la crème’ gaming experience, offering an online casino product that you won’t find anywhere else.
Expect the red-carpet treatment in a fully immersive arena including incredible lighting, glossy floors, amazing skyline views, acoustics and generally superior quality, all designed to create a feeling of exclusive luxury.
So grab your dinner jacket or heels and smart frock – and get stuck in!
How to play
You’ll have stunning views of the gaming tables in a classy nightclub-style venue, with impeccable, highly professional and immaculately dressed dealers offering a superlative service.
You can communicate with them just as you would with croupiers in a real casino. And because the lounge is open for only 12 hours a day (from 4 pm to 4 am), seven days a week, you can look forward to a highly structured, tailored experience.
At the time of writing, there were five blackjack tables plus a roulette facility hosted in the Elite Lounge. (With a couple of blackjack tables running outside standard opening hours.)
Games offered include 888’s Opal and Pearl Blackjack, and Ruby Roulette.
Elite Lounge Special features
Because this is about casino games, you won’t find any particular bonus games here.
However, exclusivity has its perks, including, in the Elite Lounge, promotions you won’t find anywhere else on the 888 site and betting limits which are higher than offered elsewhere by this operator.
There are other general benefits to playing with 888, including the way it uses its own software to create many of its platforms exclusive games.
Equally, the operator offers a range of methods for when it comes to withdrawing from and depositing into an account, and for contacting the customer service team.
Also, if you want to play something else in their portfolio, you can slip out of the lounge anytime to do just that.
Unfortunately, you won’t find a progressive jackpot as such in the Elite Lounge.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP will vary according to individual games, and with table games, these tend to be higher than for slot offerings.
As well as being upscale, there’s a nicely positive atmosphere at Elite Lounge, and remember you can join whatever your level of playing experience. It’s also a pretty revolutionary concept.
What’s more, you’ll be playing with a very well-known and reputable operator, one which has grown considerably since its launch back in 1997 and now has millions of members. It takes player security and customer service very seriously indeed, so you know you’ll be in safe hands from the outset.
In fact, once you’ve sampled the Elite Lounge, any other live casino experience may simply not be good enough. If you’re not a higher roller, however, or you are not so bothered about a luxurious feel to your gaming, you may be perfectly contented elsewhere.
But give the Elite Lounge a go – and tell us what you made of it.