888SPORT REVIEW

Summary:

888Sport are a less well known online bookmaker who are making a splash with their new customer offer and wide range of odds and markets.

Enhanced Odds Offer
Treble odds on your first bet.

Pros & Cons
Pros
  • » Unique opening bonus.
  • » Additional £5 casino bonus.
  • » Free bets every weekend.
  • » In-play betting.
Cons
  • » No live streaming.
  • » Treble odds winnings paid as free bet.
  • » Less well known.

Welcome Bonus

New customers to 888Sport receive treble the odds on their first bet with the company as a welcome promotion. The offer applies to bets of a minimum size of £5 and a maximum size of £10 and if the bet is of more than £10, any winnings from beyond the first £10 are paid out at the normal and not the enhanced odds.

The qualifying bet must be placed individually on the customer’s bet slip, within 90 days of registration and must be on a single selection or ‘straight line’ multiple in order to be eligible for the enhanced odds. Any additional winnings will be paid out within 72 hours of the bet being settled in free bet cash and are capped at a maximum of £5000 per customer.

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More Info: full details of the offer on our 888Sport bonus page.

Top Promotions

As well as that offer for new customers, 888Sport also provide a selection of ongoing promotions, which include:

‘American Dream’ Acca Refund – Customers can get their stake back as a free bet up to a maximum of £25 if a five plus selection accumulator on the NBA, NHL or NFL misses out because of just one leg.

‘Free Bet Saturdays’ – A weekly promotions run by 888Sport, ‘free bet Saturdays’ offer customers a free bet worth £5 if they place a £10 single pre-match bet and a £10 single in-play bet on the same Premier League game. The free bet must be place on an in-play market the next day.

‘Beaten by the Rag’ Refund – Another ongoing refund offer provided by 888Sport, this ‘Beaten by the Rag’ promotion provides customers with their stake back as a free bet up to a maximum of £25 if their selection in any UK horse race finishes second to a 20/1 shot or longer.

Review of 888Sport Features

You don’t get to being one of the top online bookmakers purely through providing offers and promotions, and as such 888Sport do provide a good range of features for customers which include:

  • Live Betting – 888Sport’s ‘Live Betting’ section of their website provides in-play markets for a huge variety of sports, all around the world and on a daily basis. It even includes an in-depth calendar showing the events where in-play markets will be offer during the next seven days.
  • Live Betting Stats and Extras – When you view the in-play markets for any event, you will also be able to see a live scoreboard and other basic stats for the match or event in question. What’s more, there is also a separate in-depth results and scores centre and a statistics service for every sport under the sun.
  • Bet & Watch – A feature offered for all Great Britain and Ireland horse races, Bet & Watch allows punters to watch any flat or national hunt race that is held, as long as they have bet at least £1 or 50p each way on the race. A variety of other sports streams are also occasionally available to any customer with a funded account or who has placed a bet in the past 24 hours.

888Sport Mobile App Review

As is now routinely the case with all of the top online bookmakers, 888Sport do provide their services by way of a mobile app to allow customers to bet on the move via a variety of different devices.

That range of devices on which the 888Sport service is available in fact, couldn’t be more comprehensive, as all operating systems and device types are well catered for. There are iOS and Android 888Sport apps which are downloadable through a variety of channels, including QR codes and text links on the main desktop 888Sport site, and their mobile site is accessible via any device’s web browser too.

Once a customer has accessed the 888Sport mobile app, they will find it to be both attractive and user-friendly, with a number of handy features to speed up navigation and a really intuitive and simple to use bet slip.

Another big tick in the yes column of our review of 888Sport.

Popularity & Reputation

The ‘888’ brand has been present in online gaming and gambling since 1997 and covers an array of subsidiary companies, including 888 Poker, 888 Bingo and of course 888Sport which was first launched in 2008.

As a comparatively young bookmaker therefore, 888Sport have had to work hard to garner popularity and custom from the longer established sites but in the most part have succeeded in doing so, as you’ll tell from the positive nature of our 888Sport review so far. Operating out of Gibraltar, the bookmaker now has a very large customer base which is mostly focussed in the UK and is viewed by many as now being amongst the big boys when it comes to online sports betting.

Safety & Security

As a top provider of online sports betting, 888Sport routinely deal with millions of transactions and as such have top class security measures in place. These include the use of what they describe as ‘sophisticated RSA public/private key encryption technology’ to ensure the security of any financial details dealt with by the site by the way of financial transactions.

Furthermore, 888 Sport store all customer and financial details on a secure server protected by a number of advanced firewalls to further guard against any potential breaches. The company too, look to promote responsible gambling and to that end provide wide-ranging self-limiting and self-exclusion services so that any customer can put a cap on how much they bet or remove themselves from temptation entirely.

Customer Support

Throughout the 888 Sport website customers will find ‘Contact Us’ links, which take them to a page where they can fill out an online form to seek assistance and support on any issue. Replies to that form submission come by way of an email.

If you wish to speak to someone directly, you can also find a ‘Member Support’ telephone number for your country via the 888 Sport website, which can be contacted between 09.00 – 22.00 GMT.

Support Email: support@888sport.com
Support Phone: 08000964780

Overall Review

Despite being a relative newcomer to the online bookmaking market having only been established in 2008, 888Sport provides a really good all-around service to customers which makes it a top choice for anyone from the casual punter to the dedicated gambler.

Both the desktop version of the site and the mobile app are pleasing to the eye and really simple to navigate, and make finding and placing a bet on a chosen market simple and swift. The fact that the mobile app is easily accessible via all kinds of device is also another big plus.

The provision of live scores and statistics, great in-play betting and a good variety of live streaming – especially of horse racing – is yet another positive, and when you add the interesting variety of ongoing promotions to the mix you get a really impressive package.

Overall rating: 8.35/10

What Could Be Improved?

As we’ve mentioned above, the 888Sport service is a well-rounded and impressive one but there are a few small areas where it could yet be improved to place it right at the head of the market when it comes to online bookmakers.

The welcome promotion for instance, which offers to treble the odds of a customer’s first bet is actually one of the least generous around. Many customers after all will get no benefit from the offer at all, whilst the maximum size of bet which it can apply to is only £10 and that limits the realistic amount that any customer could get even if their first bet wins.

The range of live streaming options offered by 888Sport outside of horse racing is also limited when compared to some competitors, but it is difficult to criticise this too much all they while that there are other providers who do not provide the service at all.

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Site & Contact Info

Name: 888Sport
Website: https://www.888sport.com/
Founded: 2008
Email: support@888sport.com
Phone: 08000964780
Address: 601-701 Europort, Gibraltar
Licensed By: Government of Gibraltar Licensing Authority and UK Gambling Commission
Operating Base: Gibraltar
Owner/s: 888 Holdings ltd. A company owned by Avi and Aaron Shaked.

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Dave Jackson

Author: Dave Jackson

Dave is an absolute resourse of information when it comes to tennis and football betting. He's currently writing his first book ‘Smash & Grab – Punters Guide To Accumulator Betting’ which is out later this year.

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