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Betting Review & Available Markets
888Sport offers a very wide range of bets across a number of different sports although it has to be said that the number of sports available isn’t perhaps quite as extensive as some other sites.
That said there are some sports you can bet on here that are not so easy to find on other sites (Chess, WWE and Surfing to name but three). The site does have a strong following for top sports, particularly football, horse racing and darts.
Across each of the sports, the markets offered by 888Sport echo the most popular markets of other sites. The company also offers selected Enhanced Offers on certain markets each day which can increase the value of selected bets on popular sports events for the punter.
The number of bets available on top sporting events is excellent with over 320 available on matchday for top Premier League games being a good example.
888Sport Horse Racing Betting
After football betting, horse racing betting is the most important betting market on 888Sport.
You can find the link to this in the Popular bets section and underneath in the Sports list. Clicking on the link brings up the Horse Racing section which lists the days racing. You can click on the time of each race to bring up all the individual information about the riders and runners.
Clicking on the Show Details option, expands the information available for each of the runners to include the age, weight, trainer and previous odds of that runner.
When you click on a number you can place a bet by selecting the odds of your selection to add it to your bet slip, while underneath the list of runners is a list of other bets, such as Forecast and Tricast bets, that you may wish to place on the race.
Place a bet of £1 or more on any selection in any UK and Ireland race and you can view the race via a live stream thanks to the 888Sport Bet & Watch service.
Horse Racing Promotions
888 Sport offers three promotions that can be used for horse racing bets:
- Faller Insurance – Back a horse with 888Sport and if your horse falls, unseats its rider or is brought down by another horse falling, 888Sport will credit your account with a free bet.
- Best Odds Guaranteed on UK and Irish Racing – Place a bet at any time with 888Sport on any horse running in a UK or Irish race and whatever is the largest odds out of the odds you took when placing the bet, or the Starting Price, 888Sport will pay you out at the higher price.
- Acca Payback – Place an accumulator bet on horse racing (or soccer) with 888Sport of a stated number of selections and if your bet fails by one (or in some cases two) selections, you receive £10 free play at 888 Casino.
888Sport Football Betting
Football betting is clearly the number one attraction for 888 customers given the high profile it occupies on the site.
You can click on the main Football betting link in both the Popular bets section and at the top of the main section, plus there are a number of promotional offers displayed on the main part of the website and many of these are linked to football bets.
The choice of markets on the larger football matches is exceptional with some matches having over 300 different betting markets available on that game alone.
Lesser matches have fewer markets but you will find all the most popular types of bets, such as Both Teams to Score, Over/Under 2.5 Goals, goalscorer betting and of course Match Result betting all readily available and with excellent value in terms of odds when compared with rival bookmakers.
888Sport offers a number of popular promotions for football, some shorter-term offers and others that are available over the longer term.
- Bet In Europe Offer – Place 3 doubles on the midweek European Football action (Champions League and Europa League) with 888 Sport and when you do, 888 Sport offer you a free bet on the weekend’s football action.
- Money Back Offer – Get your stake back as a free bet if one of 888Sport sponsored Championship teams (Preston North End, Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Birmingham City) fail to score at home this season.
- Acca Payback – The same offer outlined above for horse racing is available for accumulator bets on soccer matches.
- Free Bet Saturday – Place three live in play bets every Saturday with 888 Sport and if you do then you will receive a free £5 bet.
- 88th Minute Special – Get your stake money back (up to £25) as a free bet if a goal scored in the match in the 88th minute or later means your bet is now a loser.
- Goals Bonanza – Get your money back as a free bet when you place a goalscorer bet that loses in matches that have five or more goals.
- Scots Surprise – 888 Sport are offering a number of free bets on the Scottish Premier League this season in celebration of Rangers and Celtic being in the same league for the first time in four years.
888Sport does offer a live streaming service for horse racing where if you bet £1 or more on a race on any race run in the UK and Ireland you can watch a live stream of that race from just a few minutes before the race starts.
The company also offers live streaming services across a number of sports including football, ice hockey, basketball and more. The service is free to use if you have placed a bet within the preceding 24 hours, or if you have a credit balance at 888Sport.
Any events that offer a live stream are demarcated by the use of a logo, which is the play button logo and TV next to it. Click on this to view the live stream of that sport if your account meets the requirements outlined above.
888Sport Mobile App
888Sport offers its mobile customers a choice of different apps depending on the device that you are using. There is an app available for Android smartphones and tablets as well as a separate app available for iOS (Apple) iPhones and iPads. There are several ways that you can download these services.
You can visit the 888Sport Mobile page and enter your email address and 888Sport will send you a link to your email to download the app for your device.
Alternatively, you can scan a QR code with your device to download the app for your device, or if you have a mobile number attached to your device, you can enter that to receive a link directly to the app. You can also download the app for iPhone and iPad from the App Store.
What’s good about the 888Sports app?
888Sport’s betting app is simply designed with access to the most popular bets and betting markets, as well as current In Play betting, available immediately when you open up the app.
The focus on the app is very much on the Live In Play betting side of the site, although you can click on the menu bar to bring up the full list of sports and bets available.
The design is very similar to that of the website and the way you navigate the app reflects that too. Placing a bet is very simple and quick and in general, 888Sport offers competitive odds, especially on some soccer betting markets where the company offers punters generally excellent value.
When available you can also receive live streams of sporting events to the app.
What’s not so great about the 888Sports app?
The focus of the 888Sports app is very much on In Play betting which does command a huge amount of the space when you load up.
It can be annoying to have to click on the Menu bar to bring up all other forms of betting. Also links to specific facilities of the site, such as contact information, live streaming etc could be made considerably easier and more visible.
There is a bit of a knack to locating the customer support services on the 888Sport site and it isn’t as obvious to find as on some competitor sites.
A quick glance at the sites home page reveals no obvious link to the services for customers, however if you hover the mouse over the 888 icon near the top right corner of the screen next to the social media icons, you will see a menu appear and at the bottom is listed Online Help.
When you click on this, it opens up the Support Home Page and from here you can select from a choice of eight different categories to view the most popular questions asked about different aspects of the site. You can often find the answer to most queries regarding issue with the site here. There is a search facility you can use to search for key phrases.
If your query cannot be resolved using the Support Home Page, scroll to the bottom of the page and near the bottom is a greyed out section of links to different parts of the site. The Contact Us section is listed here. You can use the following methods to contact 888Sport:
Contact Us Button – Througout the Help Sections on the Support Home Page, there are numerous Contact Us buttons. Click on this and you can send an email to 888Sport outlining the details of your query. You can also attach any documents in support of your query from here.
Phone – You can contact 888Sport easily from the UK on the following number 0800 096 4780. There are different phone numbers available for other parts of the world including a different number for Ireland (1800 930 215). Customer support is available via phone between 9am and 10pm GMT.
Email – You can email 888Sport directly at email@example.com
888Sport Restricted Countries
The following countries do not permit their citizens to bet at 888 Sport:
- American Samoa
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Ascension Island
- Bouvet Island
- Heard and McDonald Islands
- Hong Kong
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Barthelemy
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- US Virgin Islands
888Sport Bonus Review
If you are a new customer with 888Sport then the company offers you a very interesting sign up offer in the form of a bet £10 get £40 in bonuses deal.
As a new customer, when you place your first bet with 888Sport (of £10 or more at odds of 1.50 or higher), then you will receive £30 in free sports bets and £10 in casino bonus cash and that’s regardless of the result of your first bet.
Claiming this free bet offer is very easy to do:
- Visit the 888Sport site and click on the Join Now button.
- Enter your details in the sections provided on the three-part registration form to set up your account, remembering to confirm you are over 18 years of age and that you accept the terms and conditions.
- Once you have created your account information (such as your username and password) you will then have your application processed. This should take just a few seconds before your application to become a customer is confirmed.
- Now you are a member, you can log in to your account and make a deposit. You can deposit as much as you like, but remember the opening offer is reliant on a £10 first bet stake.
- Once you have funds in your account, you can now search through the wide range of sports bets on offer at 888Sport before making a selection as to which bet will be your first bet.
- Click on the odds for that bet to add it to your bet slip (make sure its 1.50 odds or bigger). You can place single bets (including each way bets) and straight line multiple selection bets (such as accumulators).
- Once you have your bet selected, place the bet with 888Sport.
- Win or lose you’ll get £30 in free bets and £10 in casino bonuses added to your account.
- You must make your qualifying bet within 90 days of registration to qualify for the offer.
Positive Points – 888Sport offer an excellent betting service for customers across a wide range of sports, with particular focus on football betting. The options for the football punters are exceptional, but perhaps the offers for other sports are not quite as in depth.
There are a good mix of long term and short term promotional offers available and the bet £10 get £30 + £10 initial offer does offer a potentially larger reward than most introductory offers and it should be noted that this offer will bet triggered by a winning or losing first bet with the bookmakers.
What needs to be Improved? – Better linking between the sites key areas, such as between In Play and Live Streaming services and particularly between the app and live streaming, would certainly improve the 888Sport service, that and adding some more markets for sports other than football would also be a wise addition.
888Sport Rating: 4.5/5