During big tournaments like the Copa America, 888 offers free bet refunds on late goals, and £25 cash bonuses on selected hat-tricks
888’s betting sites have been around since the late 1990s, and 888sport certainly has its work cut out if it’s to match the heights of 888casino, 888poker et al.
With a massive TV advertising presence, you’d expect 888sport to put its money where its sports bets was, but does the site match up to the expectation of a lavish ad campaign? Let’s get out the readies and see if 888sport is where our horseracing bankroll should be going.
- Thousands of markets with every big sport covered
- Regular promotions like free bets on Wimbledon
- Excellent Live Streaming service, free to customers
- Innovative 'Ca$h-In' bet lets you bet late on a game
- Clunky lobby is a bit of a mess
- Low limit on the welcome bonus
- Customer support options lacking
888sport offers a pretty juicy welcome offer for new customers. You get treble your odds on your first bet PLUS a casino bonus worth £5. There’s a maximum of £10 for the first bet, with a £5,000 cap on winnings.
Markets and Bets
While the 888sport lobby can be a bit of a mess, you can’t doubt the site’s range of markets. Cricket fans have a bewildering array of markets, from the Caribbean Premier League and T20 Big Bash League to the ICC World Cup. We found over 30 extra markets alone on the first Ashes test between England and Australia, including method of dismissal and toss winner.
Similarly, football betting nuts can choose from English leagues and overseas tournaments to side bets on Next Manager and Transfer rumours. Horseracing, basketball, snooker, darts, gold, ice hockey and even water polo and chess are included among the exhaustive list of extra sports you can bet on.
As advertised on TV, 888sport’s ‘BetYouCan’ service offers blogs, news and previews on the big sporting events coming up.
There’s also a handy Live Score and Results service for punters looking to catch up with the latest scores. Meanwhile, the Live Calendar has upcoming games and matches for the coming week.
But it’s the ‘Ca$h-In’ service which looks most interesting. While most leading bookies online let you cash out early to secure a part of your winnings, ‘Ca$h-In’ lets you buy into a bet late before the outcome is decided.
Promotions and Offers
If you’re a football fan, there’s a decent selection of regular promotions at 888sport. During big tournaments like the Copa America, 888 offers free bet refunds on late goals, and £25 cash bonuses on selected hat-tricks.
Deposit Methods / Banking
As with all of 888’s betting sites, there’s a great range of deposit methods at 888sport including all the usual major credit cards, e-Wallets like NETELLER and PayPal, prepaid cards, and Bank Transfer options.
While not spectacular, 888sport customers can get a quick reply using an on-site contact form if they have a query. The customer support phone number is only open until 9pm UK time, however.
Email: On-site contact form / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0800 096 4780 (8am-9pm GMT)
Live Chat: n/a
With top security, a solid license from Gibraltar, and enough markets to keep you occupied for months, there’s little to suggest you shouldn’t entrust your sports bankroll with 888sport.
The lobby is a bit messy – a problem that afflicts all of 888’s platforms – but when you have thousands of markets and in-play betting options available at the click of a mouse, that’s something that can be overlooked.