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Review of 888Sport App 2019

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New customers only – 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 - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply.

888Sport is a comparative newcomer to the world of online sports betting but they’ve got a state of the art betting app and that’s the focus of our review, which aims to give you all the information you need to decide whether it’s the app for you or not.

On top of that, we’ll also offer a detailed analysis of 888Sports new customer offer, which gives punters the chance to earn £30 worth of free bets (T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.) for just a £10 first bet with the company.

App Review

Quick Jump

How To Download 888Sport On Your Phone

  1. Punters wanting to use the 888Sport app need to open an account with 888Sport – open account & claim bet £10 get £30 bonus! (T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.)
  2. If you’ve got an iPhone or other iOS device, go to the App Store and search for ‘888Sport’. You can then download the app to your device.
  3. Android device users need to head to the Google Play Store, search for ‘888Sport’ and then download the app.
  4. Once you’ve downloaded the app onto your device, you’ll be able to log into the account you created.
  5. Make a deposit and get started placing bets on whatever sports and events you like.

Note: It is still possible to bet on the move with 888Sport without downloading an app if you have a non iOS or android device. Instead, you can simply head to 888sport.com through your mobile device’s web browser.

New Customer Bonus: Bet £10 Get £30

888Sport Bonus

What New Customers Get

News customer at 888Sport receive £30 worth of free bets when the make a bet of £10 after they join.

The free bet stake comes in three parts, in the shape of two £10 free bets and one £10 free bet for mobile. All free bets must be used individually and in their entirety and are not eligible for use on each-way bets or permutations – the mobile free bet must (you guessed it) be used on mobile.

Free bets expire within 7 days if unused.

Claim your bet £10 get £30 bonus!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

How To Release Bonus

In order to trigger both tje £30 worth of free bets you must bet £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.50) as your first bet with 888Sport.

The qualifying bet must be placed within 90 days of account registration. The bonus will then be credited when that qualifying bet is settled.

How To Withdraw

The 3x £10 in free bets credited are non withdrawable but any winnings generated from the use of these bonuses are paid in cash and can be withdrawn straight away… or used again as the player wishes.

Visit the 888Sport website for full offer terms and conditions.

Key Features of the 888Sport Mobile App

888Sport FeaturesWhilst 888Sport are comparatively new to the sports betting world, their app does provide punters with a good selection of betting options. A great range of different sports from around the world are regularly covered, many of those sports have markets from a good array of different tournaments and competitions and the number of such markets is comparable with most top bookmakers.

Alongside that, the 888Sport mobile app also has a number of other features, the most notable of which are as follows:

  • A handy search feature at the head of the app’s main page allows punters to search for specific sports, leagues, teams or bets in order to get their wagers placed far more quickly.
  • The app has a dedicated ‘Live Betting’ section which has all of a punter’s in-play betting needs well covered. An excellent selection of sports have matches and events taken in-play on a regular basis and the in-play interface for each event features live scoreboards, statistics and text commentary.
  • 888Sport’s excellent array of ongoing and event specific offers and promotions are all still available to users of their mobile app and include a number of acca-centric promotions, as well as best odds guaranteed for all UK and Irish racing.
  • The ‘Bet & Watch’ feature of 888Sport’s mobile app streams live races from all of Britain and Ireland’s 85 different racecourses. In order to watch the streams, all punters need to have done is to have placed a bet worth at least £1 on the race in question.

Get the app & bet £10 get £30 bonus!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

Licence & Company Info

License888Sport is an online sports gambling company which is a subsidiary of 888 Holdings Plc. 888 Holdings Plc was established as an online gaming company back in 1997 by Israeli entrepreneurs Avi and Aaron Shaked and Shay and Ron Ben-Yitzhak. After just over a decade of success and growth, 888 Holdings Plc launched 888Sports in 2008, in an attempt to expand into the sports betting industry.

888Sport is registered and headquartered in Gibraltar and provide their services primarily to the European market. When supplying those services to countries other than the UK, 888Sport is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar. In order to legally serve UK based punters, they also hold a UK Gambling Commission licence.

What Users Think?!

User ReviewsAs we’ve already mentioned, 888Sport is a comparatively newer entity within the world of online sports betting. Their mobile app, however, has been around long enough to garner a number of user reviews through both the Google Play Store and the App Store.

We’ve taken a microscope to those reviews in order to get an idea of what real 888Sport customers think of the bookmaker’s mobile apps, and the story which that tells is not a particularly positive one.

On the Google Play Store, 888Sport’s android app has achieved a rating of only two out of five stars, and has garnered more one star reviews than two, three four and five star reviews combined. If you dig into the poor reviews the app has received, too, a very noticeable trend appears. That is that the majority of users report that the app is extremely slow, unresponsive and prone to crashes and glitches.

The story when it comes to the App Store reviews of the 888Sports iOS app is little better, with the app having gleaned a two and a half star rating and many of the same issues having been reported.

What We Think?!

Cheeky Punter ReviewUser reviews of the 888Sport mobile app aren’t great but what is our experience like?

We have unfortunately found that the issues reported by users through the Play Store and the App Store are indeed quite prevalent. The app is one of the slowest to load of any of the major bookmakers’ mobile offerings and there are often issues with pages failing to load and other frustrating glitches. There are, however, a number of good features and elements of the app which do help to redeem it at least a little.

The app’s search feature, for instance, makes it really easy to locate a specific sport, event or bet and is something that other mobile apps could stand to learn from. The ‘Live Betting’ section of the app, too, caters very well to punters who like in-play betting and 888Sport’s in-play interface is also pretty good. What’s more, 888Sport also allow for live streaming of horse races from the UK and Ireland through their mobile apps, whereas some bookmakers restrict their live streams to their desktop websites only.

Those beneficial features weighed against the operational issues encountered when using the 888Sport app, therefore, explain why we have awarded it a 3.5 star rating.

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.


How Does the 888Sport Android App Differ from their iOS App?

Whilst the Android and the iOS versions of the 888Sport mobile app are obviously optimised for the specific devices they can be used on, there is actually very little functional difference between them. Each include the same major features and offer basically an identical mobile betting service to their users. The major differences, therefore, are purely cosmetic and exist only to ensure that the apps display correctly on devices running each of the main operating systems.

Can Blackberry Users Download an App?

At time of writing, 888Sport offers only an Android and an iOS version of their mobile app to download. This is broadly in common with the majority of online bookmakers and, just as is the case with those other providers, Blackberry users can still bet on the move with 888Sport through their web browser. In order to do so, they need only head to 888sport.com.

Can Windows Mobile Users Download an App?

The story for Windows Mobile devices is exactly the same as that for Blackberry operated mobile devices. That is that there is not a Windows Mobile specific app to be downloaded but that users of such devices can simply head to 888sport.com through their device’s web browser in order to place bets on the move.

How Can App Users Deposit Funds?

Most online bookmakers endeavour to make their mobile apps as functional and as user-friendly as possible, and 888Sport are no different. As such, depositing funds via the 888Sport app is quick and easy, and can be achieved simply by logging in to your account, tapping the ‘Cashier’ tab and then following the on-screen instructions. For some types of deposit, however, it is necessary to set up the payment method via the bookmaker’s desktop site before it is available through the app.

Is Self-Exclusion Possible Through the App?

In order to promote and support the idea of responsible gambling, 888Sport do indeed allow their punters to self-exclude from 888Sport’s services. To do so, a punter can simply access the 888Sport help centre, head to the ‘responsible gaming’ page and select one of the links to the bookmaker’s ‘Take a Break’ or ‘Self Exclusion’ services.

Is the App Available in Different Languages?

Given that 888Sport are a bookmaker who catered to punters across Europe, it should come as no surprise that there are a number of language options available for their mobile offering. Simply by opening the main menu within the app, a user can choose either English, German, Spanish French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian or Finnish from the ‘Choose your Language’ drop down menu.

What Measures Are In Place to Ensure User Security?

Across all of their platforms, 888Sport employ industry standard procedures and controls to ensure the safety of customers’ personal information and financial transactions. Those include secure network topology, which includes intrusion prevention and Firewall systems; encrypted communication; authentication and access control; and external and internal audit tests.

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Author: David Lenton

David Lenton
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter