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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 (£20 e/w) placed on any sports markets - 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 method and withdrawal restrictions apply - full T&C’s apply

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888sport Review and Promo Codes

888sport is a multi-national Online Sportsbook, founded in 2008 as a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange listed parent company 888 Holdings PLC. The ‘888’ brand HQ is located in Gibraltar, with the 888Sport platform focusing predominantly on the European market. 888.com also offers Casino, Poker, Games and Bingo.

888sport is the current sponsor of At The Races, which was until recently controlled by Arena Racing Company. The brand has a strong working relationship with this racecourse operator, and embarked upon sports sponsorship in 2010 by sponsoring the Grandstand at Fontwell Park Racecourse. Since then, 888sport has branched out into the sponsorship of other sports. In 2016/17, it launched a #FansFirst scheme for the supporters of the English Championship Football teams of Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Preston North End via a unique four-way sponsorship deal.

888sport is a member of ESSA (The European Sports Betting Integrity body), and its business in the UK is regulated by the Gambling Commission. In 2017, the latter named body took disciplinary action against parent company 888 Holdings PLC, issuing a record £7.8M penalty for allowing over 7,000 self-excluded customers to retain access to their 888sport betting accounts for a period of over 13 months. Despite this unfortunate high-profile ‘blip’, 888sport has been widely praised as an industry leader when it comes to the effective use of social media; with the Carl Froch/George Groves fight in 2014 viewed as a prominent example.

Pros & Cons of 888sports

Pros

  • Well established brand which helps to build a notion of trust and respect.
  • Cystal clear and easy to navigate ‘User Interface’ (Mobile and Web)
  • Extensive ‘Customer Services Support’ options.
  • Widest possible array of ‘Deposit and Withdrawal’ methods accepted.

Cons

  • Deposit Minimums of £10 (£20 for Apple Pay, £100 for Wire Transfer).
  • Some customers may remain concerned about self-exclusion policies.
  • Radio and audio services are missing.

Reasons to Join 888sport

  • An unrivalled ‘User Interface’
  • Well-known and respected established brand
  • Suite of ‘Customer Services Support’ available
  • Strong offering, featuring a vast array of sports markets
  • Wide range of ‘Deposit and Withdrawal’ methods accepted

888sport Overall

888sport is most defienitely a ‘User Interface’ industry leader. Deep orange with a white font/typeface is visually striking, and serves to draw the customer to the brand.

The range of ‘Deposit and Withdrawal’ options offered by 888sport is another USP (unique selling point), and the plethora of options provided for ‘Customer Support Services’ are highly commendable. Clearly the UK Gambling Commission have identified failings in the past with regards self-exclusion, but 888sport appear to have re-acted positively to address this thorny issue and move forward, but inevitably some customers (current or potential) may still have reservations, but these should eventually dissipate as more time passes.

In truth, it is somewhat of a challenge identifying negative aspects of the 888sport offering, but perhaps subjectively, the initial sign up offers could be more stimulating and generous, so for that reason alone, 888sport narrowly misses out on sweeping the board, and is awarded.

888sport Signing Up/User Interface

The interface itself deserves plaudits, as it is crystal clear in its design and usability, and a shining light for others to follow. The colour scheme used bears a striking resemblance to that adopted by a leading low cost airline, but this is merely coincidental, and it most certainly works very well. A dark background, with orange information bars and a white font/typeface is extremely easy on the eye for users of all ages.

The ‘Menu’ and ‘Login’ options are located exactly where users would intuitively expect them to be, with the latter very helpfully displayed in a striking green font which almost entices the user to ‘GO’ and delve into their account. Furthermore, a prominent Sports A to Z search option (Google style) is available for customers.

The ‘Menu’ sub-headings include; ‘Sports A to Z’, ‘Live Betting’, ‘Horse Racing’, ‘Special Offers’, ‘Help’ and ‘Blog’. The Blog offers tips, news and views from a sub-section of the website, and has an immensely likable feel.

The interface is adaptable depending upon the preferences or nationality of the user. 888sport is offered in multiple languages including; English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Russian, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian. Furthermore, customers have the option to display odds in various formats including; Decimal, Fractional or American.

The Customer Support options offered are strong, and out-perform those provided by many other Online Sportsbook operators. The ‘Help’ section offers clearly structured and populated advice on ‘Login’, ‘Accounts’, ‘Registration’, ‘Tech’, ‘Withdrawal’ etc, as well as a handy ‘Popular F&Qs’ section. In addition, 888sport also offers a free telephone support option (9am to 10pm; UK time), as well as social media support via a dedicated Twitter handle (@888support).

Whilst some are likely to hold reservations about the self-exclusion policies of the company in light of the record fine levied by the UK Gambling Commission in 2017, 888sport appear to be very strong on promoting ‘Responsible Gambling’, with information on the ‘Protection of Minors’ and ‘Preventing Compulsive Gambling’ available alongside relevant links to independent support organisations such as Gamcare. This responsible gambling message is also prominent within the Twitter handle of the brands light-hearted but well respected social media account (@888sport). This UK based account has over 42,500 followers (in December 2017).

888sport Betting Markets

888sport offers odds on a wide variety of sports. The ‘Sports A to Z’ section is volumous and covers all of the traditional UK favoured sports such as Football and Horse Racing, but also the popular US mainstays of Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey and American Football, as well as catering for more selective European tastes with the likes of Handball and Volleyball.

Horse Racing has its own distinct and easy to access section, which covers all of the fixtures in the UK and Ireland as well as France and South Africa, with Ante-Post fans catered for with a range of options for key events such as the Cheltenham Festival. The importance of Horse Racing to 888sport is best reflected by the fact that the former Channel 4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer has been retained as a ‘Horse Racing Ambassador’ for the brand since 2014.

Football features heavily on the 888sport homepage, in fact it is pretty much the first sport available, with the most prominent upcoming matches (‘Starting Soon’) listed first, followed swiftly by those events (often football) that are ‘In-Play’.

Sportsbook offerings in the ‘Trending’ section demonstrate the social media awareness of 888sport, with the much talked about T20 Big Bash League featuring strongly on the day of this product review.

888sport Promotions and 888sport Bonuses

The ‘New Customer’ offer is immediately visible on the 888sport homepage, and offers £30 in ‘Free Bets’, plus a £10 Casino Bonus upon settlement of the first bet of £10 or more (odds of 1.50 plus). These ‘Free Bets’ are credited within 72 hours, but expire within just seven days.

888sport also offer other promotions for customers including ‘Acca Insurance’ and ‘Acca Attack’ for sports customers; doubtless aimed towards multiple wagering football clients. For Horse Racing, Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) is offered on the day of the event on all UK and Irish action (UK and Irish Customers only). This covers single, multiple and each-way wagers with a maximum ‘BOG’ payout capped at £25,000. Whilst this is fast becoming the industry standard, 888sport also offers ‘Faller Insurance’ at clearly stated selected fixtures during the National Hunt Season. For bets placed at a minimum stake of £5 (odds of 1.50 plus), customers will receive their stake back as a ‘Free Bet’ (upto £25) if their horse falls, unseats or is brought down during a race. Once more these ‘Free Bets’ have a very short shelf life of just seven days.

888sport Live Streaming And Content

As is now commonplace with the majority of leading players in the Online Sports Betting industry (i.e. Bet365, Paddy Power), ‘Live Streaming’ is viewed as an absolue neccesity.

888sport meets this basic requirement with a free offering that covers the majority of sports (identifiable via a TV icon) on the condition that an account is in credit. Customers can view any GB or Irish Horse Race with a minimum bet of £1 staked.

They company do not offer sports radio and commentary which is a key omission as proven ways to engage with punters.

888sport offers a reasonable level of sports statistics and customer insight, with its Blog content (structured by section) a handy addition, but as always, it’s worth bearing in mind that this information mightn’t always be totally accurate.

888sport Banking

Signing up with 888sport is user-friendly, and whilst fully respectful of complying with basic security demands, the company are keen to readily accept funds. An array of options are available with a £10 minimum for traditional payment methods made by VISA/Mastercard and Diners Club cards, with E Wallet users (Skrill/Neteller/PayPal/WebMoney) also welcomed. Other payment methods accepted include E-Checks, Pre-Paid Cards, Bank Account (Wire Transfer (£100 minimum)) and rather trendily also via Apple Pay (£20 minimum).

Withdrawals are made within a single working day, and customer complaints with regards the withdrawal process would appear to be relatively thin on the ground.

888sport Bet And Watch

888sport are streaming racing from every track in Britain and Ireland. The minimum bet is £1 on your selected race and you will be able to stream the race for free

888sport Acca Attack

Each time you place and win an acca of five legs or more on any combination of sports, 888sport will give you a Profit Boost Token to then use on any bet (max £5)

888sport Live Chat

Get access to customer support around the clock, thanks to 24/7 live support

888sport Betting Margin And Depth of Markets

A host of sub markets for most sports is an attractive feature and will appeal to even betting experts

Key Features of 888sport Screenshots

Opening an 888sport account

Signing up for an 888 online betting account is refreshingly simple compared to some of their competitors – just three quick steps and you will be registered. All you need to do is enter the required personal details on the 888sport website and some security checks and you can go ahead and explore the site.

See below for steps to register.

Claiming the 888sport Offer

The 888 online betting account welcome offer gets you £30 in free bets once you have signed up and placed a qualifying £10 bet. The £30 is split between two free £10 bets and another £10 888 free sports bet to be used on your mobile.

 

A few important things to note here are that once your qualifying 888 bet has been settled you have seven days to claim the welcome offer free bets. They can be used on any sports market as long as the odds are at least 1/2. (1.5). You will need to make your first deposit into your new account using the promo code 30f and free bet stakes are not included in any returns.

There will be a few other bookmakers who have bigger welcome offers but this is fairly standard and there are no wagering demands as there are with other sites. Claiming the offer is very straightforward as well so it is a good way of getting your account off to a hopefully winning start. The required introduction of using your mobile phone is a nice touch too.

All you need to do is make your first deposit using the promo code and you’re away.

See below for instructions on how to claim the offer.

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!

Our Opinions of 888sport

While its welcome offers can’t compare to top bookmakers, 888sport is well established and known amongst punters for its strong offerings, ease of use and its dependable customer support.

  1. Regular rotation of promos and bonuses
  2. The top desktop and mobile interface for UK punters
  3. Strong set of features and markets backed by dependable support

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  • Regular promos and bonuses
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