New Customer Bonus & Promotions
If you’ve never bet with 888Sport before, you are eligible to enjoy the bookmaker’s exclusive welcome offer. That offer provides brand new customers who open an account using promo code ’30f’ with free bets worth £30 when they bet £10.
Those free bets come in the form of two standard £10 free bets and one £10 free bet for use via a mobile device. In order to trigger the free bets, a punter must deposit at least £10 and then place a wager on any sports market at odds of at least 1/2 (1.50). Once credited, the free bets remain valid for a total of seven days and free bet stakes are not returned as part of any winnings.
T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.
If you take part in the 888Sport welcome promotion and place the qualifying bet required to trigger your free bets, the three £10 tokens will be credited to your account once that bet is settled.
The tokens themselves are non-withdrawable but are available to use to place a wager on any sports market (only via a mobile device in the case of the third token). If any winnings result from the use of the free bets, they will not include the return of the stake itself.
Winnings, however, will be entirely and immediately withdrawable if you require and can be withdrawn the same way as any other funds. That is by heading to the ‘My Account’ menu when you’re logged in to 888Sport, choosing the ‘Withdrawal’ option and then following on-screen instructions.
Visit 888Sport & select the ‘Promotions’ tab to opt in and see all other promotions.
T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.
Promotions and innovative features are all well and good, but a betting site is only any good if it lets you place the bets you want to place. 888Sport offers a great range of both in-play and pre-event betting markets for the following selection of sports:
- Horse Racing
- Rugby Union
- American Football
- Aussie Rules
- Ice Hockey
- Rugby League
- Table Tennis
- Winter Sports
- WWE/Professional Wrestling
Head to the section of whichever sport you wish to bet on and you will see the markets currently offered by 888Sport. The events for each sport which are set to go in-play, are accompanied by an orange ‘Live’ symbol. To find out if a market is eligible for cash out, meanwhile, you simply need to add your selection to your bet slip and, if cash out is available, a green ‘Cash Out’ symbol will appear there.
In-Play Review of 888Sport
Like almost all major online bookmakers, 888Sport have a section of their website devoted to in-play betting. Within that section, punters will find loads of live betting events covering a multitude of different sports. Football, horse racing and tennis are three of the most popular sports for in-play betting and each benefit from an excellent in-play dashboard from 888Sport.
Select a live football match from the ‘Live Betting’ section of the 888Sport website and you will be taken straight to the match’s in-play dashboard. That dashboard displays the match score above a narrow bar displaying the number of cards and corners for each team. Below that, meanwhile, there is a representation of a football pitch, on and below which basic live text commentary of the match appears. Surrounding those graphics and stats are the many available betting markets.
As with football, selecting an ongoing tennis match from the ‘Live Betting’ section of the 888Sport website takes you to the match’s in-play dashboard. The dashboard will display all of the available betting markets, as well as a collection of handy additional features. They include a live scoreboard and a graphical representation of a tennis court, on which is displayed key statistics from the match, such as aces, double faults and first serve winning percentage.
Horse Racing In-Play
As is the case with almost every online sportsbooks, as opposed to online betting exchanges, 888Sport do not allow punters to bet in-running on horse races. As such, there is no in-play dashboard for horse racing but what 888Sport do provide is the option to live stream any UK or Irish race on which you have placed a bet worth at least £1. To view such a stream when you have made a qualifying bet, you need only head to the race within the horse racing section of the 888Sport website and the stream is displayed at the top of the page.
In order to improve the punter experience for their punters, lots of online bookmakers have started to make live streams of events available through their websites and mobile betting apps. 888Sport are no different and offer their punters the ability to watch live streams of some events from the following sports:
- Horse Racing
- Greyhound Racing
How to Access Streams
Live streams from 888Sport are available for all UK and Irish horse races, as well as the majority of UK and Irish greyhound race meetings.
In order to be eligible to view the live streams, a punter has to have placed a bet on the race which they want to watch. That bet must be worth at least £1 but can be placed on any available market. Assuming they have placed such a bet and are logged in to their account, they can then view the stream simply by heading to the race’s page within the 888Sport website. The stream will then be available to watch at the top of that page, above the available betting markets for the race.
Visit 888sport.com & navigate to your chosen market to see if the races is streaming live.
Geo restrictions apply, bet & watch.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options
|Method||Min Deposit||Withdraw||Min Withdraw|
|Local Debit Cards||£20||Yes||£3|
|Diners Credit Card||£20||No||N/A|
|Visi QIWI Wallet||£20||No||N/A|
888Sport’s parent company 888 Holdings was founded by Israeli businessmen Avi and Aaron Shaked and Shay and Ron Ben-Yitzhak.
888Sport was launched as the dedicated sports betting arm of 888 Holdings in March 2008. The brand was aimed at providing online betting to predominantly European markets.
888Sport began to get involved with sports sponsorships. They began by sponsoring a stand at the Fontwell Park racecourse and have subsequently sponsored Birmingham City, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End in the Championship.
888Sport has grown in reputation and popularity, and has managed to secure the services of the likes of Emma Spencer, Ian Wright and Santiago Cañizares as high profile brand ambassadors.
Bad Reviews & Complaints
Just like any bookmaker, or in fact any customer facing business, 888Sport does receive the odd negative review and is the subject of some customer complaints. We’ve taken a look at some of those reviews and complaints, through channels such as Trust Pilot and the App Store, in order to ascertain whether they reveal any genuine and notable problems with the company.
When you do peruse the online customer reviews of 888Sport, there are quite a surprising number of negative reviews which have been posted. This is obviously concerning for anyone who is considering using the bookmaker, but not all of those negative reviews should be taken at face value.
A large number of the negative reviews, for instance, complain about the terms and conditions of the 888Sport welcome offer. Whilst punters would obviously prefer an offer to have no limitations, the terms of 888Sport’s promotions are readily available for customers to read and don’t differ much from the conditions applied to almost every other similar offer from other bookmakers.
Another common cause for complaint by disgruntled 888Sport customers is that they have been asked by the company to verify their identity. Whilst it’s understandable that the time this can take is often frustrating and the fact that verification is often requested when attempting to withdraw rather than deposit is a little annoying, such verification is something which 888Sport are required to do by law. They are bound by the terms of their licence, after all, to prevent their site from being accessed by anyone underage and to prevent any other criminal activity from taking place.
Not all complaints posted about 888Sport are as easily explained or mitigated, however, and negative reviews regarding the bookmaker’s mobile apps are a good example. The vast majority of those reviews complain of the apps being slow and prone to crashes, and this is worth keeping in mind if you like to bet swiftly, on the move.
888Sport Review – Our Rating
- Wide range of markets. 888Sport cover a huge range of different sports and take lots of events in-play.
- Multiple promotions. A wide selection of ongoing promotions are run for new and existing customers.
- Horse & greyhound live streams. Punters placing at least a £1 bet on races can watch those races live.
- Simple & generous welcome offer. Bet £10 get £30 promotion is similar to most other bookmakers’ offers and is easy to claim.
- Impressive In-Play. In-play events benefit from a good selection of markets and dashboards feature live scoring and other graphics.
- Other sports streams. Unlike many major competitors, 888Sport do not offer streams of events other than horse or greyhound racing.
- Slow & unresponsive apps. 888Sport’s downloadable apps can be a little ponderous to use and are prone to annoying glitches.
- 1/3 of welcome offer limited to mobile. 888Sport stipulate that one of the £10 free bets available via their welcome promotion, has to be placed using a mobile device.
888Sport are one of a number of major online bookmakers who provide a very good online betting service to punters. The bookmaker’s array of markets and sports covered by those markets are excellent, and they also run an interesting a potentially beneficial selection of promotions. The 888Sport service isn’t without problems, however, and those include a lack of live streams away from horse and greyhound racing and somewhat sluggish mobile apps. Star Rating: 4 out of 5.
T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.