Review of 888Sport App For Mobile and Tablet

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888Sport Applicaton

888Sport is one of the newest additions to the online sports gambling industry. Although 888 have been operating as a bookmaker since 1997, it didn’t launch its online betting site until 2008. You can bet on a number of markets including horse racing, football, rugby, cricket and special events such as reality TV outcomes. 888Sport is also available in six countries, and supports five currencies. There are many features available such as in-play, and a wide range of deposit and withdrawal options.

How to the get 888Sport Mobile on your Phone

NOTE before you can use the 888Sport app you need to have an account with them. – Click to open an account and bet £10 get £30 bonus! T&C’s apply.

Like most online bookmakers, 888Sport don’t have an actual “app” per se. Instead, you access an optimised version of their site from your phone that is specially designed for mobile phones. This site uses Java, so it’s compatible with Apple devices such as iPads and iPhones as well as all other smart phones.

There are actually three ways to access the 888Sport site from your phone

1. Click here to visit 888Sport.com and open an account then download the app from their mobile page!

2a. Open an account here and then send a text message containing the word “Sport” to 83311, and a link to the site will be texted back to you.

2b. Visit this link on your mobile phone to get the app and open an account!

2c. Go to 888sport.com home page and open an account then fill in your mobile number on the mobile page. The site will then text you back a link that can then be used to access the site.

Once you have accessed the site in one of these ways, don’t forget to bookmark the site, or add it to your favourites.

Remember you MUST open an account with 888Sport before you can use the mobile app – click here to do that now!

*Full bonus T&C’s on the 888Sport website.

Key Features of the 888Sport Betting App

A lot of thought has been put into the 888Sport app, especially with mobile users in mind. There are a great number of sports available to bet on, and many of these can be played “in-play”. The layouts are easy to use, and the black and orange livery of the site actually stands out quite nicely on a mobile device. As well as sports there are a number of other markets available too, such as the Oscars, Politics and TV Specials. A live results service is available, as well as dedicated stats pages.

  • Clean and easy-to-use layout
  • Bet in-play
  • Thousands of markets including special events
  • Live scores and results service
  • Full form and stats always available
  • Regular special offers and promotions
  • Many deposit and withdrawal options
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-language
  • Good odds

888Sport App Compatibility

As this is a web site designed for mobile devices, it’s available for use on all phones and tablet computers that offer an Internet connection and web-browser. This includes Android devices, Blackberries and Nokia phones, and because the page doesn’t use flash in any way, iPhone and iPad users are able to use all features.

Mobile Application vs iPad Application

888Sport For iPad

The main difference between using the 888Sport app from a mobile compared to an iPad is simply that the larger screen size of the iPad allows for a lot more information to be displayed on screen at any one time (as you can see from the image above), especially when compared to smaller smartphones (such as a BlackBerry Touch). These compact devices only have a relatively small screen and as such, can only display a few items at any one time.

Logging in and using the app on each device is very similar and the front page on both quickly link to live sporting events, or you can browse around the available betting markets online.

Navigation is certainly easier on the larger 888Sport iPad app than the smartphone, but phones with larger screens and touch-screen technology are equally easy to use with the site. On smaller smartphones it does become more cramped and difficult to easily locate and wager on the bet you want and very easy to select the wrong bet or menu.

Basically there’s no vast difference between the 888Sport ipad app and the mobile app – both have the same no thrills interface and could use updating to compete with the like of Bet365 or BetVictor.

The Verdict

This is a strong entry into the mobile market, and 888Sport have obviously spent a great deal of time working on the usability of their site. Everything is laid out nicely, and placing a bet is hassle-free. There is a minimum deposit of £10 per day, and the maximum pay-out is £250,000, whereas many other sites offer unlimited pay-outs. Unless you’re a super high roller this shouldn’t be a problem.

The good news however is that you can access the site in six different languages, and there are no less than 21 methods of deposit and withdrawal, making this one of the most accessible bookmakers available.

Overall the 888Sport experience is good. For those who enjoy games as well as sports, there are also a number of casino and gaming options to try, all of which can be played on your mobile device too.

Check out our 888Sport review for more info or click this link to open a new account to get access to the 888Sport app.

the Cheeky Punter

the Cheeky Punter

The Cheeky Punter is an professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for a number of top bookmakers including Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. He's also written for a number of leading news outlets including the Guardian, i (newspaper) and Soccer Lens. More about him here.