888SPORT BOOKMAKER REVIEW
WHAT MAKES 888SPORT A GOOD BETTING SITE
Free bets for new players - ₦10,000
HD Live streaming
10,000+ live events / month
20,000+ pre-math events / month
Bet Builder and Market Maker
Instant betting feature
OVERVIEW, REGISTRATION AND WELCOME OFFER
888sports as a betting brand was established way back in 2008 and is one of the most recognized betting brands in the world today. That actually means something – they hold an exceptionally high standard when it comes to the level of service they provide and are very well regulated, which guarantees a certain level of safety you may not always have elsewhere. Holding licenses from world’s strictest regulators – 888 have fair, clear and well-thought out terms and conditions which we, of course encourage you to read yourself as well.
Going over 888sport website for the first time you will find it quite easy to navigate – you will not need to spend more time, that actually required to find what you are looking for, the user interface is intuitive and straightforward.
888sport also comes with iOS and Android apps, that features pretty much the same functionality betting-wise as the website does. We tested the application on several different iPhones and Android devices and from our observations 888’s apps are fairly well-optimized, as they were perfectly usable even on relatively old devices and slower connections.
888 decided to not take up a lot of your time with the registration process – creating an account is quick and easy. You will be required to fill out a rather generic registration form, which will ask for your name, phone number, email and things like that. Once you complete the registration form you will need to verify your email address using a link they will send you and once that is done – you are all set to bet online and use their mobile apps. Registering an account should take between 3 and 4 minutes.
888sport don’t have a regular welcome deposit bonus like you may have seen with other bookmakers, yet in this case it is likely a positive thing as these welcome bonuses often have unrealistic wagering requirements. Here you are offered to claim free bets – any new player who places a bet of $10 (₦4,000) will get $30 (₦11,000) in free bets as soon as their first bet is settled. 888 generally has quite a few offers, that allow players to get free bets on a regular basis – we will look into those in more detail in the “Promotions” section below.
Finally, we also need to mention customer support at 888, which is available 24/7 via several channels such as live chat, email, phone and even Twitter. In order write this review we had several interactions with 888’s support representatives and we can now share our own opinion with you. The level of support is quite high when compared with other bookmakers, response times are quick and it takes just a couple of minutes to be connected to a live chat, representatives we spoke to had good English skills, so their instructions were easy to follow. Generally, the support team made a good impression on us, so you can definitely feel free to give them a shout if you ever run into any issues.
BETTING MARKETS AND ODDS
888sport have a truly impressive offering of 40+ sports, which will look appealing even to the most spoiled sports betting enthusiast – obviously the number of available games depends on a lot of external factors, so let’s have a look at the average monthly numbers to better understand what to expect. On an average 888 offers over 10,000 live and over 20,000 pre-match games per month, while the pre-match game count is reasonably within industry standards – the live game count is through the roof, you can hardly find any other betting site available for Nigerian players, where you would have such a rich selection of live games available for betting. 888sport are famous for their football, basketball and tennis odds, which quite often are one of the best in the industry and in addition to that the payout on top football leagues often reaches up to 95%!
Pre-match games may have between 60 and 200+ markets open for betting depending on the tournament and the teams, live games on an average will have between 50 and 120+ markets open for betting. And if that is not enough 888sport have a “Bet Builder” feature, that will allow you to combine live and pre-match markets from the same game to create your own unique multi-bets.
SPORTS COVERED BY 888SPORT
American Football, Athletics, Australian Football, Awards, Bandy, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Entertaiment, Floorball, Football, Formula 1, Futsal, GAA Football, Gaelic Hurling, Golf, Greyhounds, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, MMA, Martial Arts, MotoGP, Motor Sports, Motorbikes, Olympic Games, Politics, Rugby, Rugby Union, Snooker, Surfing, TV, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Sports, Baseball
888sport has a decent live streaming service, where you can watch most top sporting events and tournaments live and in high quality absolutely for free. As we already mentioned, the website in general loads quickly and all components appear to be seamlessly working together – this is especially good given 888’s live streaming functionality allows you to watch live games and have access to the betting section at the same time.
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS
888 is a global brand operating in numerous countries all around the globe, so it is only logical, that they will have a wide range of different payment options available. You are definitely familiar with most of them if not all, yet the real “cherry on top” here is the fact, that 888sport accept PayPal – this is the only betting site where players from Nigeria can use PayPal.
The minimal deposit amount may vary depending on the payment option you choose – card payments require you to deposit at least $20, while electronic wallets and PayPal allow you to make $10 deposits. The minimum possible wire transfer withdrawal at 888 is $20 if you chose to withdraw using electronic wallets or PayPal – the minimum amount is $6.
Withdrawal timeframes also depend on the payment option of your choice – card payments are usually processed within 5 days, e-wallet and PayPal withdrawals are processed within 2 days, while wire transfers may take up to 7 days. You do also have to keep in mind, that after being processed from 888’s side it may also take a couple of days for the funds to actually appear on your balance.
PROMOTIONS AT 888SPORT
Unlike a lot of other betting sites 888sport don’t offer a regular deposit bonus with unrealistic wagering requirements, instead you can get free bets. Free bets are a recurring theme at 888 in general – there are also several offers for existing players, that will allow you to get free bets on a regular basis.
As a new player you can get $30 (₦11,000) worth of free bets – in order to claim them you will need to make your first bet of $10 or more. It is also important to remember, that in order to qualify for the offer you have to use the 30fb promo code along with your first deposit.
The bonus code you need to use when making your first deposit is 30fb.
OTHER PROMOTIONS AT 888SPORT
888 love making offers related to specific sporting events, for example you can guess Premier League game results to get free bets every day or you can guess golf outright winners and receive free – there is always something like this going on at 888sport.
BET ON NFL AND EARN FREE BETS
Every Saturday you can place a bet of $20 or more on an NFL game and as soon as you bet is settled, regardless of the outcome you will get a $5 free bet.
WIN AT 5.00 OR BIGER AND GET A FREE BET
Place a bet of $10 or more with the odds of 5.00 or bigger and if you win 888 will give you a $5 free bet. With this offer you can claim one free bet per day.
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
888sport accept a lot of popular international payment methods, some most popular ones are: Bank Wire, Credit/Debit Cards, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, Paypal, Trustly, Instadebit, EPS, QIWI, Webmoney, Apple Pay, Ecopayz, iDebit, Sofort, Interac, Muchbetter.
888SPORT BETTING SITE AND BETSLIP DESIGN
A functional and user-friendly interface design is usually a good sign when it comes to betting sites, as this will enable you to find exactly what you need in just several steps, markets and selections should be clearly visible and understandable while the betslip part should show all details relevant to your bet and additional options and/or features if applicable. Below are some examples of how 888sport's online sports betting section and betslip look like.
ONLINE BETTING SECTION
It is clear, that 888 have put tremendous effort into their website in general. It is well-built and works well with mobile devices allowing you to move between pages with minimal loading times. The actual betting section allows you to filter markets based on their outcomes. The right side of the page features an animated scoreboard, which shows you everything that is happening in the game in real-time – you can enlarge it or remove it if you want to make more room for the markets section. The scoreboard also has a full timeline of the game up to the current moment, so if you opened it up after the game had already started – you can retrospectively review everything that has happened before.
888sport’s betslip is generally what you would normally expect – you add your selections, input your stake and it will give you your potential payouts. If you pick three or more selections – you will be given the potential system bet combinations you can place. One interesting feature, which might be good to mention is the ability to collapse your betslip – you can add selections to the betslip and if you are not yet ready to place the actual bet or you want to look for more selections you can collapse the betslip, so it will not visually block the scoreboard and the markets section.
FAQ | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS 888SPORT RELIABLE AND SAFE?
We can say with certainty, that 888sport is a reliable betting site and it is completely safe to place bets here. 888sport hold licenses from world’s strictest gambling authorities, such as GBGA, MGA and UKGC.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT?
The minimum depends on the payment method you want to use – minimum card deposit is $20, e-wallet and PayPal minimum deposits are $10.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL?
Minimum withdrawal will be $6 if you are using e-wallets or PayPal.
HOW TO CLAIM WELCOME FREE BETS?
In order to claim your welcome free bets you will need to use code 30fb with your first deposit. After you complete the deposit you will be required to make your first bet of $10 or more and as soon as you bet is settled you will have $30 worth in free bets waiting for you.
HOW TO USE FREE BETS?
First of all, on order to confirm you have a free bet available you can go to the “My Sport Offers” section on the left side of the screen – you will see your available free bets there. Now you will need to add a selection to your betslip as you usually would and on the bottom of your betslip you will see a “Bonus Offers” section, where you can select to use your free bet.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BET?
The minimum stake at 888sport is $0.10.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT ONE CAN WIN AT 888SPORT?
The maximum amount you can potentially win is limited, however that limit is quite high being at a ₦142,000,000.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO WITHDRAWALS?
Each player can withdraw up to ₦14,000,000 within a single month.
IS 888SPORT AVAILABLE ON MOBILE DEVICES?
Yes, it is – 888sport’s website is very well optimized for mobile phones as well as that you can download a free application, which is available for Android and iOS devices. You can download the app either using the download link on their website or you can go to App Store / Google Play market and find it yourself.