Based in Gibraltar, and being online since 2008, 888sports is amongst one of the top bookmakers in the industry and offer a variety of betting options for people who are keen bettors. As an innovative sports betting website, they provide features such as pre-match and live online betting and promotions which is done using their website, mobile and 888sports app.
As with reviews, it depends on the experience of every user, with some having pleasant experiences and some, not so pleasant experiences with issues such as aesthetics, withdrawals, cashing out and even customer service. Nevertheless, I’ll give an unbiased review of this website and categorise them into the sports they focus on and also several key aspects every bookmaker needs to have to ensure they’re reviewed favourably.
888sports offers a wide variety of bets along with reasonably high limits and safe payouts. With major sports such as football betting, cricket betting, tennis betting, horse racing betting, golf betting and many more, 888sports caters to each sporting fan and has offers such as daily promotions. In total, they offer about 20 sports on their websites which is a good number, considering that these are sports which people follow regularly and are keen to bet on.
888sports has many promotions and bonuses which players can benefit from. One of them is called the “Free 5 Euro/Pound Bet” which is specifically targeted at those using mobile phones. For this promotion, all you need to do is place 3 bets and then place another free bet of up to €5. There’s also another called the “88th Minute Special” which is usually used in football matches where if you’re losing your bet at that time, you can get a free €88 bet.
Also, 888 Sport offer bettors treble the odds on their first bet. All that needs to be done is that you sign up to the website, and after you make your first deposit, with a minimum equivalent of ($5 and a maximum of $10) in Euros, you can win extra if your placed bet wins. e.g. if you bet €10 on a 33/1 shot, your winnings will be €340 as normal, but you’ll get €660 added to your account within the next 24 hours.
888sports also has promotions for avid horse racing fans who want to place bets on the horses of their choice. Some of the promotions for horse racing is the Half Length Refunds, whereby for example, a bet of €5 or more is placed on any of the UK National Hunt (that’s the jumps) race. In this situation, if you lose the bet and your horse also loses by half a length or probably less than that, then the bettor gets the stake refunded by a certain maximum limit.
For keen NBA bettors, options such as NBA Overtime Payback or for the NFL, Overtime Payback are available for people who are interested in the sporting activities that are on offer.
888Sport has live betting which its users cab utilise when they sign up to the website, it is very easy to access too. However, it does not have the wow factor which most others have. Nevertheless, they offer this option for cricket, football, tennis, basket ball, hand ball, table tennis etc.
888Sport has the odds format which are recognisable in the big markets involved in sports betting such as the EU, UK, US. Also, its has different betting margins for different sports like tennis, baseball, ice hockey, basket ball, American football etc. It also has an overall betting margin of 4.4%.
They operate numerous currencies such as the Euro, Pound and US Dollars which gives its users a variety when they choose to withdraw money from their betting account.
888sports has several withdrawal options which people can use when they need to get money from their account after successful bets. Some of them are through Bank Transfer, Cheque, EntroPay, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney.
Some of these withdrawal and deposit options are instant and also have a minimum amount which people can withdraw. Some of the options which are instant are Visa/Visa Debit, Mastercard, Diners Club, Laser, Eurocard, Maestro, Entropay, Fundsend, ClickandBuy, eWire, Skrill etc. This is not an exhaustive list as there are various other options which are available but are not instantenous; taking as long as three days like Bank Deposit.
For keen punters all over the world, 888Sports also provides so many platforms via which you can fund your account. Some of them are through Abaqoos, Bank Transfer, ClickandBuy, eCheck, eNets, EntroPay, iDeal, InstaDebit, Local Bank Transfer, Neteller, NetPay, paybox, PayPal, PayPoint, paysafecard, Poli, Postepay, Przelewy24, Skrill (Moneybookers), Sofortuberweisung, Ukash, WebMoney. They have a wide variety of options so that they can cater to their numerous users.
This is an important feature for most bookmakers and in terms of the safety and security which 888 Sports provide, so far, from word around, it is to a very good standard. Betting is about money and if you want to place a bet, either winning or losing, you want to be sure that your money is safe and your details are also secure too.
888 Sports has a sophisticated RSA public/private key encryption technology which helps in protecting the financial details of the users because of the volume of financial transactions that take place on a daily basis.
888Sports has an effective customer support that’s very responsive most of the time. However, it does not have a live chat option which customers can benefit from.
Overall, there have been so many users who have had both good and bad experiences with 888 Sports which shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, as a new comer in the industry, I can say that they have fared well, despite being around for less than a decade and in a market where competition is very stiff, it will take a lot to stand out from the major players in the industry.