Bonuses, Bets & Promotions
Of course, the welcome bonus has already been mentioned. But whether or not it’s worth your while depends on the terms and conditions, which as always, can make or break any promotional deal. We won’t be covering all the terms and conditions here as they are very lengthy, and you can find them on the website instead. However, we will be covering what we think are the most relevant to assessing the quality of the promotions we’ve selected to take a look at.
On a similar note, we can’t go through every promotion but we’ll select some that we think are good representatives of the quality of the bonus offers at 888Sport. Some may be time sensitive and bonuses often change though. So, if you notice differences between our selection and what you see on the site, rest assured that is normal. With that in mind, here’s a quick overview of the promotional offering at 888Sport.Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets: You can get this offer by depositing £10 and using the promotional code 30F when you sign up. This is only available to one per person and your qualifying bet must have minimum odds of 1.50. This is a very similar bet to fellow big hitter William Hill, so they are in with some prestigious company here.
American Dream: If your American accumulator bet – for example, one placed on American sports markets such as the NFL and NBA – loses by a single selection, then you will receive a refund on your bet up to £25. The minimum amount of selections is five, with minimum odds of 1.30 or greater.
Win Win Win: If you win a £10 bet with minimum odds of 5.00 (multiple bets can also qualify with the same cumulative odds), then you will receive a £5 free bet token as an additional bonus. These last for seven days and must be used as one single bet.
That’s pretty top notch stuff from 888Sport from what we can tell from the terms and conditions. It’s a wide selection of offers providing real value to customers and improving their site experience. You might suggest that a touch more creativity wouldn’t have been missed here, and we’d be inclined to agree, but overall this is a very high-quality selection.
Not only has 888Sport grown massively in the last decade but so has the amount of variety that’s available. Their sports selection is very respectable, providing a great amount of sports to bet on as well as a huge diversity of league and bet types within those options. Sometimes betting sites have one or two sports with a great number of leagues but are actually sparse in other sports when you have a closer look. Thankfully, that isn’t the case here. Bundesliga, Serie A, NBA, NFL, ATP: it’s all here. Not only that but they appear almost as dedicated when it comes to more left-field betting options, with plenty of e-sport and even non-sporting options. Actually, their novelty betting options are among the best we’ve seen. There’s little to criticise when it comes to the sports bettings markets at 888Sport.
The 888Sport mobile app gives you pretty much everything you could want from a mini version of the main site. With an excellent amount of sports available and an intuitive design, betting on the go is made very easy. Its search feature works fluidly, promotions and offers remain available and you can even bet live and stream from your phone. Excellent stuff.
Live Streaming & Virtual Sports
There is some live streaming available via 888Sport. However, the focus here is very clearly on racing above all else. Still, considering that the majority of the competition don’t have any live streaming options at all, this still makes 888Sport better than most. Plus, if you are a horse racing fan, then you are in for a real treat. You can enjoy streaming from 85 racecourses across Britain and Ireland, which if you didn’t know, is all of them from Ascot to Aintree and everything in between. All you need to do to watch is bet 50p or £1 to watch. This service is also brought to life through price boosts and daily betting tips from Emma Spencer, the racing pundit from Channel 4.
Payment and Withdrawal Methods
The available deposit methods at 888Sport include credit/debit cards, Apple Pay, Astropay, QIWI VISA Virtual, Maestro, ecoPayz, MuchBetter, Neteller, PayPal, Profee, QIWI, Skrill, WebMoney, Yandex.Money, PrePaid Cards, Bank Account, Wire Transfer, iDebit, INSTADEBIT, Instant Banking, Nordea, Op-Pohjola, Verkkopankki, Klarna, Transferencia Bancaria and Trustly. This is obviously a huge amount of options and reflects their international appeal very well. Detailed information can be found on the site. However, we will say that this element isn’t structured quite as neatly as we liked, although finding the information you need remains fairly straightforward. A couple of things we can say are that minimum deposits are £10 or the rough equivalent for most, and the majority of payment methods claim to take around 10 minutes to process. Meanwhile, withdrawals generally take between 2-8 days depending on the methods of payment and limits vary. Check on the site for more details.
Unfortunately, this is a mix of good and bad news. The good news is that we found the customer support to be friendly and helpful. The bad news is the means of reaching them are limited. The FAQ section is pretty decent, but for direct access to 888Sport staff, you’ll have to either call up between 9 am and midnight on a toll-free number or email. This isn’t too bad. Ultimately, you can get in contact with the support team through most of the day. However, a lot of people would prefer to be able to deal with things on their computer rather than on their phone, and this can take up to 48 hours.
Also, if you have a serious issue in the middle of the night, you are pretty much stuck until their opening hours. It’s not a bad set up by any means, but there is room for improvement here.
Reliability and Security
In terms of fairness, the site has a best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish horse racing, and competitive odds elsewhere. Put simply, 888Sport have proven themselves reliable and secure.
Although there are some ways in which we think 888Sport could still improve and reach its full potential – meaning we can’t quite give it full marks just yet – we think it has come a lot of the way there in a very short amount of time. The vast majority of the site is excellent and it is telling that the issues we did find, such as the lack of a live chat feature, stood out as being unusual considering the quality found pretty much everywhere else.
All in all, 888Sport is among the very best out there, and when you take into account the sheer amount that is available, that’s quite the achievement.