888sport Sportsbook

888 is a very well known online gambling brand, with a very popular casino, poker room and more. Using their well-established reputation in the online gaming industry, they have opened up 888sport, initially partnering with Blue Square to bring players odds. attention. Established in 1988, Paddy Power has a long history to back up their reputation as a fun and fair place to enjoy online sports betting.

Software

888sports website is well organized, with different sporting events sorted into neat categories and easy to find. The most popular options including live betting linked directly on the front page. And while the sports are easy to find, many players will enjoy how quick and easy it is to change the odds. There’s a simple link on the top right that allows players to choose Decimal, Fraction, and American odds.

For bettors on the go, 888sports offers mobile betting. Payers can download the app three different ways: directing the phone to the 888sport mobile website, Text SPORT to 83311, or enter in your telephone number to receive a text with the link. After it is downloaded, the mobile app directs players to an optimized website that runs on Java, which means that iPhones, iPads, Android, Nokia and Blackberry are all compatible.

Betting Options

888sport offers many sporting events and special events to wager on, so many that their website is packed full of information. All the most popular sporting events are offered, and many more players may not be familiar with. Some of the wagering options include:

Football (American)

Basketball

Boxing

Horse Racing

Olympics

Cricket

Soccer (Football)

Motor Racing

… and many more!

There are 22 different types of events listed to wager on the front page, as well as links to events happening later in the day. Players will find it easy to find bets they’re interested in.

Promotions

The 888 brand regularly offers great promotions, and their sport betting site is no different. There are Euro 2012 Celebrations, where players can win one of 88 prizes, join mini leagues, and even have a chance win £888,888.

If bettors like to win free bets, there are a few different options. There is also a Late Winner bonus, where bettors can win up to £/€/$50 if their bet loses by a goal in the 88th minute (up to the 90 minute mark) if the final goal makes their wager of at least £/€/$5 a losing bet. Bettors can also win a free bet if their horse wins by 8 lengths or more at Fontwell Park. For tennis fans, 5 wagers of £/€/$5 or more on 5 matches, or a minimum of £/€/$5 on 10 different live wagers will also credit free bets, as well as tickets into a raffle where they can win tennis gear.

For players who want to wager on the go, there’s a promotion where players can earn a £/€/$5 No-Lose bet after they place their first wager on the mobile app. There’s also plenty of opportunities to earn free bets, and the promotions page is updated regularly.

Banking

888sport accepts 5 different types of currency: GBP, Euro, USD, DKK and SEK. Depending on the currency you use, there are different minimum deposit amounts. Bettors can deposit using Visa, Mastercard, Entropay, and Debit cards. E-wallet options include ClickandBuy, Skrill, Neteller, Paypal, uKash, Webmoney, and more. Of course, there are more traditional options available such as Bank Transfers, Personal Checks, Direct Deposit, and Wire Transfers. Some options are only available to players in specific regions, so bettors should always verify what deposit and withdrawal options are available to them before depositing, and what processing time these options have.

Customer Service

888sport has a very detailed FAQ. Bettors can search for answers to their questions, and rate their helpfulness. However, it can be difficult to find the Contact information for players who need to speak to staff. There is a contact form in the FAQ, which players can outline their questions and concerns, as well as attach a file. This can be very useful when players need to submit more documentation. Despite this, 888sport offers support in 5 languages, email and phone support, and are available 9am to 10pm GMT.

Brad McGrath

About Brad McGrath (All Articles)

Brad McGrath

About Brad McGrath (All Articles)

Brad is a keen sports follower and punter. He REALLY loves the AFL, horse racing, winter sports and cricket and just loves the other sports. He grew up in the country where it was mandatory to play at least one football code and the choice was AFL. Brad is the executive editor of Race Media and has worked at various Fairfax publications as a reporter and editor.

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