888 Sport betting review

888sportPart of a London Stock Exchange listed company, 888sport offers online betting across a wide selection of UK and international sports and sits alongside 888's other online gaming brands. 888's online sportsbook features include:

- Welcome bonus for new clients: free bet basket worth up to £88
- Moneyback specials and other ongoing offers for existing clients
- Live in-running betting on a range of sports markets
- Mobile betting with 888sport Mobile (888sport account required first)

888sport also offers live scores, statistics and language and currency support for seven geographical markets, including providing online betting in £ Sterling for UK customers. Clients can also use their account to play online at 888 casino, poker, games and bingo.

» Get up to £88 in free bets with 888sport

Overall rating for 888 Sport betting : 7/10

Look and feel: 7/10
Range of sports betting markets: 8/10
Customer support: 7/10
Welcome offer: 8/10

888sport's account opening offer

888sport offers a £88 free bet basket welcome bonus for new UK sports betting clients. The bet basket is structured over eight stages as follows:

- Open a new sportsbook account with 888sport.
- 1st free bet of £10: awarded in return for placing a qualifying bet* of at least £10.
- 2nd free bet of £10: awarded after a further four qualifying bets (ie after your 5th such bet).
- 3rd free bet of £10: awarded after your 7th qualifying bet.
- 4th free bet of £10: awarded after your 10th qualifying bet.
- 5th free bet of £10: awarded after your 13th qualifying bet.
- 6rd free bet of £10: awarded after your 16th qualifying bet.
- 7th free bet of £10: awarded after your 19th qualifying bet.
- 8th free bet = £18: awarded after your 22nd qualifying bet.

* Qualifying bets are settled bets of at least £10. Bets must have been placed at odds of evens (2.0) or greater. For each way bets to qualify, the total stake must be at least £20 (2 x £10). A multiple bet can count as a single qualifying bet, subject to all component legs being placed at odds of evens or greater.

Free bet tokens are credited to sportsbook accounts automatically. Once credited, the option to redeem a free bet token will appear at the bottom of the betting slip when a bet selection has been added to the slip. To use the free bet, mark the box that appears next to it and select an outcome option from the dropdown menu shown to the right.

Terms of 888sport's free bet basket promotion include: the offer is open to first time customers only and is valid for 120 days following placement of the first qualifying bet. Bets placed from certain specified countries are not eligible (UK-based players ARE eligible). The offer is limited to one per person, per household, per computer, per email address and/or per payment details. See 888sport's site for full terms and conditions.

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Whilst we endevour to keep our reviews up to date, please check all offer details and associated terms on the bookmaker's site when registering, as free bet offers may be withdrawn or conditions changed at any time.

888sport betting

888sport offers a good range of fixed odds betting markets, which vary to reflect major upcoming events (eg Olympics, World Cup, etc). At the time of writing, betting markets include the following sports and events:

American football Australian rules football Awards
Basketball Boxing Cricket
Cycling Darts Football
Gaelic games Golf Greyhounds
Ice hockey Irish racing Motor sport
Olympic games Poker Politics
Rugby League Rugby Union Snooker
TV specials Tennis UFC
UK racing White Christmas  

The sportsbook displays odds in fractional format by default. A dropdown menu at the top right of the page enables users to switch between fractional, decimal and American odds (see our betting odds guide for explanations of each).

888sport live in running betting

888sport's Live Betting section displays sports and/or other categories (eg TV specials) on which live / in running betting is available now (Live Now) and scheduled to begin shortly (Upcoming). Having selected a market from the expandable left hand menu, click on a selection in the central area to enter it on the bet slip, which will launch in a new tab or window.

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888sport Racing iCard

888sport's Racing iCard offers convenient access to the day's UK and international horse racing racecards. Content includes the day's racing schedule with details of runners and riders for each race, a results predictor (which draws on a horseracing form database) and information about each race course. The results section has quick links that display results from recent days and a search tool for viewing less recent races.

Placing bets with 888sport

To place bets with 888sport on future events, browse the sportsbook categories / sub-categories in the left hand menu until your desired markets are shown in the page's central area. For some markets, you may need to check boxes next to chosen selections and before clicking "Submit" to add them to your bet slip. For others, a "Bet" button will be displayed next to your selection's odds.

As selections are added, 888sport's bet slip opens automatically in a new tab or window. A link to the bet slip is also permanently displayed on the sportsbook page (top right). Place win single bets by entering stakes in the boxes directly alongside each selection. The bet slip will also display stake entry boxes for any other bet types - eg doubles, trixie, patent, etc. Having entered your stakes, you can see the potential returns displayed at the bottom of the slip before clicking on "Place Bet" to confirm your bets.

Payment methods

888sport accepts payments via over 20 deposit methods, many of which are intended for non-UK clients. Deposit methods available to UK clients include credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club), debit card, NETeller, PayPal, PayPoint (e-Voucher & invoice), Paysafe, UKash and bank transfer.

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Site layout and design

888sport's online betting site is themed in black, orange and grey. Thanks to its black background, the site avoids glare and is easy on the eye. Light grey text is readily legible and an expandable categories menu helps to ease navigation.

888sport support

A comprehensive help centre launches in a new tab or window when clicking on "Help" at the top right of the sportsbook. Resources are organised in user-friendly sections in the style of questions and answers. If further help is required, a link to a contact form is provided at the lower right of the help page. At the time of writing, neither live chat nor phone support were offered.

888sport information

888sport was launched in 2008 and forms part of 888 Holdings PLC, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005. The 888 Group has its headquarters in Gibraltar. Operated by Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Ltd (888.com Plc), the sportsbook operates under licence from the Government of Gibraltar.

More from 888

In addition to sports betting, 888 offers online casino (888casino), poker (888poker), bingo (888bingo) and games (888games) sites. Clients can use a single account to play at each of these online gaming sites.


Bet online with 888sport

Ready to start betting with 888sport? Click the banner to visit their online sportsbook where you can register as a new member, deposit funds and start placing bets online today. The same account will also give you access to 888's other online gaming brands including casino, poker, bingo and games. Or to see more bookmakers, casinos and more, click a link below to browse our online gambling directory.

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