888sport Sports Betting Review (2020)

888sport
4.6 / 5
Bookmaker Review | 888sport
  • Highly competitive betting odds
  • Build your bet feature
  • High usability platform
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Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Deposit methods, Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply

FEATURES

UK Gambling Commission
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Live Stream
VIP Program
Cashout
Bet Builder
Support 247
Native App
Crypto Currency
Established in 1997

PROS

  • 24/7 Multi-Channel Support
  • Diversified betting portfolio
  • Dozens of leagues from all around the world
  • Separate Casino, Poker and Bingo platforms

CONS

  • Live Streaming limited to Horse Racing
  • 24/7 Multi-Channel Support
  • Diversified betting portfolio
  • Dozens of leagues from all around the world
  • Separate Casino, Poker and Bingo platforms
  • Live Streaming limited to Horse Racing

888sport is the sportsbook arm of the world-renowned 888 gambling brand. Having started way back in 1997, this brand knows what it takes to create a great product, and being one of the very few gambling companies to have gone public, you can rest assured that player safety is always going to be a priority with this bookmaker. But does safety come at the expense of a fun and entertaining betting experience? Read on as we go through it all in this 888sport review.

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Registration Process
4.5 / 5

  • Quick registration
  • Multiple currencies to choose from
  • No deposit required when registering

888Sport Registration form

Creating an account with 888sport is a 3-step process which only takes a couple of minutes. First, you are required to enter some general information, including your name and surname, email, date of birth, country of origin and gender. Second, you need to create your username and password, as well as a security question and answer.

888sport registration form showing address and mobile number fields

Finally, you need to enter your residential address, mobile number and occupation, and choose which currency you would like to wager in. You can choose between GBP, EUR, USD or SEK. Once all this information is entered, your account will be registered. You are not required to make any deposits when registering with 888sport, which gives you the freedom to explore all the features the betting site has to offer before spending any of your money.

Deposits and Withdrawals Options
5 / 5

  • Incredible number of payment options
  • Low minimum deposits
  • Quick withdrawal processsing

888sports offers a truly insane amount of payment methods for its players. Some of these options include VISA and MasterCard debit cards, ecoPayZ, iDebit, INTERAC Online, MuchBetter, NETELLER, PayPal, Skrill, Trustly, and Wire Transfer. You can also make withdrawals into your account when using all these payment methods to make a deposit.

Further deposit options that can’t receive withdrawals include Apple Pay, Bank Transfer, Diners Club, paysafecard, and PurplePay. When making a deposit with a debit card, e-wallet or pre-paid option, you are required to deposit a minimum of £10. Online and offline banking methods are more varied, with minimum deposit limits ranging from £10 for online bank transfers up to £50 for wire transfers.

deposit withdrawal options

Whilst 888sport processes withdrawals within 1 working business day, it can take 2-3 business days for the money to go into your account for internet transfers such as PayPal and Skrill, and up to 8 business days for debit cards. The minimum withdrawal limit for the following payment methods is £3 (or the equivalent in other applicable currencies): Skrill, NETELLER, PayPal, debit card and MuchBetter.

NB: As of April, changes in UK legislation means that online bettors will no longer be allowed to make deposits using a credit card.

For those of you who are still apprehensive about how this all works, we’re going to take you through our deposit and withdrawal process so you can see exactly what it involves.

Firstly, hit the ‘add funds’ button clearly marked at the left-hand side of your home screen. From here, you’ll be able to choose your preferred payment option and how much you would like to add. We used VISA and found it worked pretty much instantly. One really important thing to note is that if you want that Welcome Bonus, you will need to enter the bonus code 30f (correct at the time of writing). As you can see, there’s also customer service live chat available to help you if you get stuck at any point. Hit the deposit button and you are good to go.

888sport account showing Deposit button and £10.00 balance

Once this is completed, you should be able to see your balance has gone up by the selected amount, and it should be pretty much instant (it certainly was for us). So, if this does not change in a matter of minutes, be sure to check what is going on with customer service.

888sport bet slip showing a placed bet on Real Madrid vs Manchester City

From there, you can place your bet on whatever you wish; although do keep in mind that if you want to qualify for that welcome bonus, the odds must be above evens. We went with Manchester City over Real Madrid, because, all thing considered, it felt like they had decent odds.

bet information showing a Win result and the amount won (£23.50)

That bet won, meaning that we now had £23.50 to withdraw. You can check your account after your wager to see your results and winnings.

Withdrawal option on 888sport account

Head to the same screen as you did for deposit, but select withdrawal on the left-hand side – here you’ll be able to withdraw the amount you want via the same method used to deposit. Simply enter and confirm the amount you would like to take out, as seen in the box above.

orange withdraw button

Hit the big orange withdrawal button and you are good to go.

Withdrawal processing as shown on 888sport account

On your account you can keep track of your withdrawal process, which as you can see will be processed internally within one day via your account screen.

Bonus Offers Overview showing list of promotions and their expiry dates

After the bet is settled, you should also receive confirmation of your bonus funds via the rewards section next to your account. This will tell you what you have available, what they are valid for and when they expire.

Shortly after we received our winnings, and that was all there was to it. As you can see, 888sport have done everything they can to make this process as quick and as simple as possible.

Welcome Offer
4 / 5

  • Free bet bonus worth £30
  • Wager £10 on minimum odds of ½
  • Use code 30FB

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888sport’s welcome offer consists of a free bet bonus to the value of £30. To benefit from this promotion, simply use the code 30FB when registering an account and place your first bet with £10 or more on any market with odds of 1/2 or greater. Once your bet is settled, you will receive your £30 free bet. Your initial £10 wager can include as few or as many selections as you wish, and the £30 free bet will expire after 7 days if left unused. It is important to note that if you make your first deposit using PayPal, Entropay, Paysafe, Neteller, or Skrill, you will be unable to redeem this promotion. As is the case with most welcome offers, 888sport will not refund you the free bonus stake, but will pay out any profits to you in cash.

Sportsbook Promotions
5 / 5

  • £5 free bet bonus on a winning 4/1 bet
  • American accumulator stake refund bonus
  • VIP and loyalty promotions

In addition to the welcome offer, 888sport offer other exciting sportsbook promotions. At the time of writing, these include a free bet bonus as well as a refunded free bet.

If you are a gutsy punter, then the free bet bonus is the one for you! 888sport will award you with a £5 free bet every day when you back a 4/1+ winner on any market. You will need to need to wager a minimum of £10 to qualify for the offer and each player is eligible for one bonus every day. Awarded bonuses which are not used within 7 days will be forfeited.

£5 free bet offer banner on 888sport

The refunded free bet promotion is an American accumulator bonus, whereby 888sport will refund your stake if you lose your acca by one selection. To be eligible for this offer, simply place an acca on any American sports market, including the MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and the NFL. Bets must be of at least £5, consist of a minimum of 5 selections and each leg must have odds of at least 3/10 or more. The free bet refund can be of a maximum of £25. There isn’t much that can ease the pain of having an acca lose by one leg, but let’s be honest – a free bet is not a bad place to start!

VIP/Loyalty Programme

888sport offers its players both a loyalty programme as well as a VIP bonus. With its Premier Player Club, you can win up to £50 in cash depending on how much you bet in the previous week (Monday-Sunday). To benefit from this loyalty programme, all you have to do is play – and the more you play, the more you win! Wagering between £50-£249 on single or multiple bets with odds of 1/2 or higher will get you a £5 reward, whilst wagering £3,000 or more can get you £50 back. This programme applies to selected players only.

888sport loyalty premier player club showing stake amounts and cash rewards

888sport’s VIP bonus is called Big Bet Bounty, and consists of a VIP acca competition where you can win up to £888 worth of free bets each week. Each week, players compete against each other for a share of the £2000 prize, so the bigger your winning accas, the bigger your free bet will be. There is a maximum of one leader board entry per member.

Pre-Match Offer
4.5 / 5

  • Extensive sportsbook
  • Competitive odds
  • Cash out and bet builder options

At the time of writing, players at 888sports can wager on no less than 30 different sports, ranging from the popular football, tennis, and horse racing to the more niche ones like badminton, sumo and Australian rules. Within each sport, you can choose from dozens of leagues features matches from all around the world. Ever wanted to place a wager on a football match in Uganda? Or Myanmar? Or maybe even Kuwait? Well, at 888sport, you can! The number of markets and submarkets available to play on is equally impressive, with the top football match of the day boasting a solid amount of 385 submarkets to choose from. All popular markets are covered, including the likes of draw no bet, half time/full time, and total team goals.

888sport sportsbook showing betting markets with odds displayed

A great sportsbook means nothing, however, if the bookmaker’s odds are not competitive. In order to assess whether 888sport offers quality margins, we used the odds overround. This is a figure which consists of the probability of all selections in a match coming true. Naturally, this should come to 100%, but it does not take the bookie’s profits into consideration. It is therefore typically understood that having an overround of less than 110% is acceptable. To assess 888sport’s margins, we looked at 3 random football matches from the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, and the German Bundesliga. The results came to 104.7%, 104.9%, and 106.5% which suggest that, overall, 888sport does offer quality odds. If you would like to calculate the odds overround for a match of your choice, we’ve created a handy overround calculator on our website which you can access using the link above. You can choose to use fractional, decimal, or American odds on 888sport.

Esports

On 888sport you can bet on a whole host of different esports, including Call of Duty, CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Magic: The Gathering, Overwatch, and Rainbow 6. Unfortunately, at the time of writing there are only a couple of markets per match available to bet on. Given the rate at which the world of esports has exploded over the last few years and the huge betting potential that it brings with it, this is definitely an area where we think 888sport could improve its offering.

Other Specials

If you feel like taking a break from sports betting, 888sport gives you the opportunity to bet on a wide range of other specials, including politics, TV & novelty bets. Want to place a wager on who will win the next US general election, get eliminated next on Love Island, or come out on top at the Oscars? You can do all that on 888sport.

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Cash Out and Bet Builder

Given its status as a renowned betting site, it should come as no surprise that 888sport offers a Cash Out feature for its players. If you’re feeling uncertain about your choice of bets, cashing out early can mean the difference between getting back some winnings or losing it all. 888sport also provides a very useful Bet Builder feature though which players can create their own bets. You can choose some of the most popular markets from either pre-match or in-play games to build your bet and watch as the odds are compiled instantly. The only limit is your imagination!

Live Offer
4 / 5

  • Great in-play betting
  • Detailed live match updates
  • All horse racing matches streamed live

888sport’s in-play betting experience is fantastic, with thousands of in-play betting events every single day. Live matches are displayed in virtually all of the sports mentioned earlier, and you can choose to bet on dozens of in-play markets. Once a specific match is selected, there is also an animated graphic which shows live match updates as well as crucial match statistics. In terms of live streaming, if horse racing is what you fancy, you will be pleased to note that 888sport now stream live from every single race track in in Britain and Ireland – that’s 85 racecourses! To take advantage of this feature, all you have to do is wager a £1 or a 50p each way bet. In addition to the their in-play section, 888sport also features a ‘Starting Soon’ tab, where you can see what matches are starting shortly and plan your bets accordingly.

Security
5 / 5

  • Licensed by Great Britain Gambling Commission
  • Ability to set controls and restrictions on account
  • Straight forward complaints procedure

When it comes to security of its players, 888sport is way ahead of the pack. The company is licensed and regulated by the Great Britain Gambling Commission.

Ensuring that its players engage in responsible gambling seems to be a big priority for 888sport. The bookmaker adheres to the standards set out by the third-party player protection agency eCOGRA and has set numerous company tools to protect its players. Firstly, the site provides links to internet security providers such as Cyber Patrol and GamBlock which can help parents stop their unattended minors from accessing gambling sites. Secondly, you can set Self-Limits on your account to control the maximum amount that you will be allowed to deposit. You can do this online through the site’s cashier service.

888sport responsible gambling logo

You can also set Game Time Reminders to alert you when you have been actively betting for an excessive amount of time. Finally, you can set Take a Break periods or Self-Exclusions. With a Take a Break period, your account will be suspended temporarily for a period of time that you set yourself. This can range from 24 hours all the way up to six weeks. A self-exclusion is a more permanent suspension starting from a minimum of six months. Once enforced, self-exclusions are irrevocable and once the period has ended, you will need to contact a member of staff to reactivate your account.

888sport also has an extensive privacy and cookie policy which states how your data is collected and used, and provides tips for identifying spoofed emails. The company guarantees that there are no forms of spyware, malware or firmware on its site. Should you for any reason wish to make a complaint, resolve a dispute, or make a legal claim, the bookmaker also has a straightforward complaints procedure which you can use at your convenience.

Service and Customer Support
4.5 / 5

  • Detailed FAQs section
  • 24/7 multi-channel support
  • Available in 8 languages

On the 888sport website, you can find a very robust FAQs section where detailed answers to the most common queries are provided by the bookie to ensure that questions can be resolved in the least amount of time possible. If you think you are unable to find what you are looking for, however, you can contact 888sport’s customer support service 24/7 by toll-free phone, email, or through their live chat function. Support is offered in 8 different languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Spanish, Russian, and Norwegian.

888sport help section showing different categories and search function

However, we weren’t just going to take 888Sport’s word for it and decided to check out each of their customer service options ourselves, beginning with the live chat.

888sport live chat window showing changing queue positions

You’ll find live chat either during the banking or registration process, or more generally as part of your account page.

They offer you the option to find answers from their FAQs first, after which you then need to type in “live chat” and once again confirm you wish to proceed before getting through.

We think all these steps are a little bit of an overkill, but overall, it’s a small complaint, and is obviously there to stop their team getting clogged up with issues that can otherwise be solved via the FAQ section.

In terms of how long you’ll take to wait in the queue, we contacted them during peak hours and were given an expected waiting time of 7 minutes; however, they got back to us well within 5.

We asked them whether we needed to meet any wagering requirements for our free bets – they said no, and also went into more detail about relevant terms and conditions. So, they really went above and beyond what we asked them and were very helpful.

Email transcript from 888sport

We also contacted them via email. There was actually an issue with getting back into the account-  probably just due to a typo on our part – so we emailed them and asked them to reset the password.

They got back to me in around 4 minutes, which is actually a touch faster than live chat, although this was during their off-peak hours. Both options are terrifically quick. And because of this, we were able to get back into the account in around 5 minutes, so two thumbs up for this interaction.

Finally, there’s the phoneline, which is open between 9 am and midnight. One really great thing that we found out was that if they aren’t able to take your call right away, you can get a call back by simply selecting “1” on your phone keypad. We did this and got a callback a few minutes later. We asked why our promotions weren’t showing up because we didn’t realise you had to go into the rewards section to find them, and they were very friendly and helpful in talking us through this process.

Design and Usability
5 / 5

  • Very user-friendly interface
  • Simple betting process
  • Details statistics section provided

It doesn’t take much to see that 888sport’s interface is wonderfully designed. The site has a simple, modern layout, with an orange and black colour scheme that is instantly recognisable and does not rely on any cheap gimmicks to draw attention. All the information is laid out nicely and it is extremely easy to navigate through the different sections of the site. Overall, the site is very user friendly and would likely even appeal to the least tech-savvy individuals out there. 888sport can be used in 7 different languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Finnish.

If you are relatively new to the world of betting, 888sport provides a very comprehensive Betting Rules section which explains the different terminology and types of bets that can be made on the different sports. The bookie has also developed a handy Bet Calculator so that you can work out exactly how much you could earn from your bets. 888sport has also created a detailed blog featuring all sorts of content including information about upcoming matches, betting tips, previews and predictions.

What we especially like is the comprehensive sports statistics section of the site, where you can choose a sports, a league, and/or individual teams and read up on some important information, including team news, league tables, head-to-head records and more. These statistics could prove vital when it comes to making an informed bet.

Mobile
4 / 5

  • App available on iPhone and Android systems
  • Same features as main site
  • Very easy to navigate

888sport banner showing different features of the app

The 888sport mobile app is available to download for free for both iPhone and Android users. Just like the main site, on the mobile app you can bet on thousands of markets across a wide range of sports, both pre-match and in-play. A key feature on this app is the search bar, which lets you find markets, sports, teams, and prices with a single tap. Furthermore, with one account, you can use the mobile app to play Poker, Bingo and 888 Casino games – perfect for the ultimate gambling experience. We have to say that, when compared to some other top bookmakers’ apps, this app does feel a little slow and occasionally glitchy, though we have no doubt that this could be easily resolved with a few bug fixes.

Other Products

  • Casino, poker, and bingo platforms

 

Anybody who is familiar with the 888 brand knows that it is a prominent figure across a wide range of gambling sectors. In fact, the bookmaker operates casino, poker, and bingo platforms for its users to enjoy. Their casino platform is particularly extensive, featuring slot and jackpots, casino games, and live casino.

ThePuntersPage Final Say & Overall Rating

888 is one of the most trustworthy betting companies in the world, and with more than 1 million registered users, it is clear that their sportsbook product is no different. As we mentioned earlier in this 888sport review, this company really leads the way in terms of player safety and security. The bookmaker offers a vast number of sports to bet on and features some extremely competitive odds, as well as lots of exciting promotions throughout the year. We have to admit that we would have liked to see some more markets to play on; however, this might not be a problem for many bettors who like to stick the most popular ones. 888sport is one of the leaders in payment processing and with such an extensive range of payment options to choose from, it is not difficult to see why. All in all, this is a bookmaker where you know you are going to get both an enjoyable as well as a reliable betting experience, and if you are looking for a new place to bet, we would definitely recommend checking out 888sport.

OVERALL RATING:
4.6 / 5