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888Sport Review

Review of 888Sport

Editors Note:
888Sport is the bookmaker side of gambling industry powerhouse 888.com. In this review of 888Sport we’ll cover all the main features the site has to offer and detail both bonus deals which are on offer to new punters.

When it comes to financial security you won’t get a better option than 888Sport. They are regulated in Gibraltar, licensed for UK punters and have a squeaky clean record… of late I’ve seen them really up their game in terms of quality of odds, markets available and long term value for players.

If you’re looking for a new sports betting site to join then 888Sport is well worth considering. All new customers are eligable for a bet £10 get £30 bonus offer which can be claimed by clicking the button below.

Review Ratings

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Licensing & Safety

Safest bookmaker rating
How safe is 888Sport?
10/10
  • UKGC license
  • Gibraltar Gov license
  • Founded in 1997
  • Our safest rating
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

888Sport operate under the name of Cassava Enterprises and are based in Gibraltar. They are regulated and licensed by the Gibraltar Licensing Authority, under the Gambling Act 2005 and they have acquired a UKGC license to serve punters in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Their license numbers are 039 and 022, should you want to find further information.

Because they are regulated by the Gambling Act 2005 and the UK government, they are compelled by law to:

These licenses ensure that:

  • Protect those not old enough to gamble by having sufficient measures in place to prevent them from accessing the site.
  • Assist anyone with problems related to gambling, by giving them information and guidance on where to get help from.
  • Provide a service that is completely fair to all people using the site.

Deposits & Withdrawals

Loads of options
Will I get paid?
10/10
  • Quick deposits
  • Massive range of options
  • No fees to pay
  • Quick payouts / withdrawals
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.
Method Fee Time Scale Deposit Withdraw Limit
Visa/Visa Debit £0 Instant £10 – ?
Mastercard £0 Instant £10 – ?
Diners Club £0 Instant £10 – ?
Laser £0 Instant £10 – ?
Eurocard £0 Instant £10 – ?
Maestro £0 Instant £10 – ?
Entropay £0 Instant £10 – ?
Fundsend £0 Instant £10 – ?
ClickandBuy £0 Instant £10 – ?
eWire £0 Instant £10 – ?
Skrill £0 Instant £10 – ?
Moneybookers £0 Instant £10 – ?
Neteller £0 Instant £10 – ?
PayPal £0 Instant £10 – ?
Webmoney £0 Instant £10 – ?
E-Check £0 Instant £10 – ?
INSTADEBIT £0 Instant £10 – ?
UKash £0 Instant £10 – ?
Paysafecard £0 Instant £10 – ?
Postepay £0 Instant £10 – ?
Kalibra £0 Instant £10 – ?
Paypoint E-Voucher £0 Instant £10 – ?
Bank Deposit £0 Up to 3 days £100 – ?

Markets & Odds

Massive range of sports
What sports are offered?
8/10
  • 30+ sports
  • All popular events
  • Bet & watch horse racing
  • Bet live
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

888Sport has not been around for as long as some of the more established online bookmakers, but in its short history it has managed to carve out a massive place in the online gambling industry. This is mainly due to the fact that they offer very good odds for the markets that they cover, as well as the fact that they advertise heavily.

In terms of the amount of markets that they have, they more than match all of the other online bookies. The sports that they have are:

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Aussie Rules
  • Badminton
  • Bandy
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • eSports
  • Floorball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Greyhounds
  • Handball
  • Horse Racing
  • Ice Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motorsports
  • Netball
  • Olympics
  • Politics
  • Rugby
  • Snooker
  • Specials
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Trotting
  • TV
  • UFC
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Sports

It isn’t just the fact that 888Sport offer all of these different sports that make them popular though – it is the fact that all of the sports have such depth to them. Regardless of the football match, cricket match or horse race that you want to bet on, this site will more than likely have odds for it, even if it is in a far flung corner of the globe.

In-Play Betting

Up there with the best
Is live betting offered?
8/10
  • On website & app
  • Cash out available
  • Live scores & stats
  • Instant bet feature
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

888Sport In-play888Sport also offer a solid in-play section on their site, which allows players to place bets as the match is being played.

This means that the odds are constantly being updated to reflect the state of the game. The interface for this system is pretty good and will be accessible even to the novice user. It not only shows the current events that can be bet on, but it also shows all of the upcoming events as well, so you’ll never miss out on the sporting event you are waiting for.

To access the live feature, simply click on the “Live Betting” tab on the left hand side of the page. You can then use the interface to click between the different events you are interested in and to see the in depth – and ever changing – odds for each of them.

Provided on screen in the main content area are live scores for each event you click on. There’s plenty of game data to look through and these are updated all the time.

Slight negatives include the simplicity of their stats and graphical representations of the current state of play and a lack of live streaming outside horse racing.

Live Streaming at 888Sport…

As previously mentioned live streaming isn’t widely available at 888Sport.

Bet & WatchYou can however bet and watch all horse racing from the UK and Ireland across 85 different tracks. You’ll get access to watch any race you have staked at least £1 on (includes 50p e/w). Just look out for the TV logo next to the race meeting to confirm you can bet and watch.

Obviously we’d like to see football, tennis and other sports added to 888Sport’s live streaming options so unfortunately we’ve have to mark them down slightly in this category – there’s still room for improvement.

Welcome Bonus

Bet £10 bet £30
New Customer Offer
9/10
  • 2x £10 free bets
  • 1x £10 mobile free bet
  • Min odds 1.50 (1/2)
  • Withdraw free bet winnings
T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

888Sport are currently offering unique bonus to all their new customers. They will award £30 in free sports bets (2x £10 regular and 1x £10 mobile) to all new customers who sign up today and place a £10 bet.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click here to open an 888Sport account.
  2. Click one of the ‘Join’ or ‘Register’ buttons on screen.
  3. Enter your personal details and choose a username and password.
  4. Log into your account.
  5. Deposit £10.
  6. Place a bet of £10 at odds of 1.50 (1/2) odds or higher.
  7. Win or lose get £30 in free bets total!

Bet £10 GET £30 at 888Sport!

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

Note: If asked for any 888Sport promo code of any kind leave the field empty – clicking the link above auto tags the bonus to your new account.

Overall Review

Here’s our overall take on things…
Our Verdict of 888Sport
Very close to the best in the business
Our Rating for:
888Sport
4.5/5

After doing out 888Sport review we decided to award them with a 4.5 star rating. This is the second best rating that we dish out behind only the full 5 stars (see our those bookmakers in our reviews section).

However that rating doesn’t really mean anything unless we explain it to you…

The main reason we rate 888Sport so highly is because they are backed by the 888 brand who’ve got an impeccable reputation in the online gaming world. You can rest safe in the knowledge that your funds are safe and protected with any 888 brand and you’ll always be paid out on winning wagers in a timely manner. They tick all the boxes as far as safety and security are concerned.

The betting site itself has all the features you’d expect from a top player in the industry. The only thing that’s lacking is additional live streaming on top of the already established horse racing service.

We actually quite like the bonus deal 888Sport have on offer to new customers – it doesn’t matter if you win or lose your qualifying bet as you’ll still get the bonus and at 300% your deposit amount it’s a pretty tasty offer.

Plus any winnings you make from your free bets are available to withdraw instantly.

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

User Reviews

What actual customers are saying…
  • TheDon
    August 22, 2018

    Is it just me or is the 888Sport site a bit confusing? It’s not that well laid out and the way you have to drill down by market is way overly complicated – too many hoops to jump through it feels like. The app is much better and to be honest all I use these days.

    That being said, once I have found and placed bets on 888Sport I’ve never had any problems getting them to pay out. Depositing and withdrawing from the bookie is surprisingly easy given the poor layout of the site, too. In the end, suppose I’d rather have things that way round than the other.

  • Jane.P
    August 31, 2018

    I’m a happy 888Sport customer. I don’t use the sports betting side of the site as much as some of the others but they always pay out. I’ve never had a problem getting any winnings so at least their honest on that front.

  • GavWal
    September 11, 2018

    These guys don’t make as much noise as a lot of the big bookmakers so wouldn’t be surprised if lots hadn’t heard of them.

    I signed up for the bet £10 and get £30 in free bets offer which was a piece of whizz to claim and there’s no withdrawal restrictions you just place your free bets and whatever you win you can take out.

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The Cheeky Punter is an ex 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.