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888SPORT REVIEW 2020 - SPORTS BETTING REVIEW

OUR OPINIONS ABOUT 888SPORT

  • Very strong in competitive market prices.
  • Comprehensive sports book, deep submarkets.
  • Great for sports promotions on football in particular.

Online-Betting Rating:

888Sport exists as a subsidiary of 888 Holdings plc, so that is who owns 888Sport. But 888sports stands alone as a sports betting platform in its own right.

The bookmaker, therefore, has the weight of a very big operator and backing behind it.

They are an award-winning operator and they boast a very big presence through their branding and sports sponsorships.

Their orange and black theme is hard to miss at the end of the day.

They are a well-trusted company and that has a lot of appeal to a lot of punters and their cross-platform, user-friendly service is one that has proven that it can stand toe to toe with the big players.

This is our extensive 888Sport review which takes in all aspects of their services. We will explore the depths of their sportsbook and look at some of the features that make them so popular.

We will also consider the 888Sport Welcome offer and the 888Sport app as well as part of this bookmaker review.

There is plenty to explore and we will kick things off with an examination of their sportsbook and odds value.

Betting markets and odds quality 8/10

Betting markets

Well, 888Sport for all the punch they pack, has a lot of markets from all across the world at the fingertips of their customers.

You can really have no complaints about the markets that they cover in their sportsbook.

They do have horse racing coverage on the site as well as their usual big stuff like soccer, cricket, F1, rugby, tennis and golf.

So everything is there and when you go and look at a sport, you can see directly in the menu that there is a lot of market depth in each of them.

The organisation of the sportsbook menu is very good. It’s a left-hand menu and it is broken into sections.

There are quick links to the likes of the current Live-action, as well as the Starting Soon events and Promotions.

Right at the top of the left-hand menu, there is a register link. So that is where you can get to the 888Sport login after registration.



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888Sport £30

  • Register at 888Sport and make a deposit using the code 30f
  • Place your first bet of at least £10
  • Get £30 in free bets!
    Key T&CS Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets: 18+. New customers only. A minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30f. A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market. Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5). Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly. See 888Sport site for full details.

888 Sport Football Review

The 888Sport football section is very good. There is an excellent layout happening when you visit the football betting site at 888Sport.

That is because looking at the list of available matches, you are presented with more than just the match outrights on the screen.

There is also the listing for goals totals as well.

Now that can be switched up present other market options like Both Teams To Score, Double Chance, Half Time etc.

So that presents a great view if you are looking at, for example, just the Champions League fixtures for the day and want to see the match outright and BTTS options on all of them at once.

It’s a nice design touch that we liked.

As is normal with any bookmaker there is a wide range of competitions from around the world that 888Sport focus on. It’s a very impressive section of 888Sport and the best variety was superb within that.

We examined some more obscure matches from Belarus and found around 40 available bet options. The more prominent matches had well above that figure.

So in comparison to some other bookmakers, 888Sport did come up well, offering plenty of variety including Asian Lines And 3-way handicaps.

Next to any individual match, there is a link to statistics, but that will take you to a new pop-out window.

888Sport Racing Review

There is also a good horse racing section in the 888Sport sportsbook.

There are racecards available from Australia, USA, Japan and other international destinations, as well as the domestic UK and Irish racing.

There is a simple slider button at the top of all racecards to activate details.

Doing so will bring up things like a horse’s age, weight, the jockey and previous odds along with the recent form.

It’s not the most extensive details that appear in the 888Sport racing. But enough to get by at the same time.

So punters are going to get a bit of everything from the bigger 888Sport Grand National markets through to action from the likes of Glorious Goodwood, the Cheltenham Festival and the Kentucky Derby from abroad.

It’s good, functional and all in all, it is quick to operate.

The layout of 888sport overall is just very good, allowing for quick betting. That helps the quality of the horse racing betting at 888Sport.

For horse racing at 888Sport, there are Best Odds Guaranteed on the UK and Irish horse racing. So if a horse starts at a bigger price than which it was taken at, the 888Sport pay out will be at the bigger price.

888 Sports Esports Review

888Sport also brings some Esport action to the table for their customers. This is now a hugely popular area of online betting and there is a good chunk of the gaming action to get stuck into there.

The big games like Counterstrike, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch and Starcraft are all covered.

The matches within those games do come in from around the world, from the big US and Asian markets, as well as Africa.

We took a look at a Counter-Strike ESL One match from Europe and was highly impressed by the number of markets there were available for the match.

There were over twenty bet options available on the match we looked at for this 888Sport UK review. That included options in the Map Handicaps, Kills and Map Betting options.

So in our experience, the 888Sport ESports section was an enjoyable part of their sports betting.

In a Dota 2 fixture that we looked at from the USA, there were decent options including Map Betting.

It wasn’t the most extensive of Esports sections that we have come across, in terms of the bet variety, but it was, nonetheless, solid enough.

888Sport 888Specials Review

There is a section in the 888Sport sportsbook menu called 888Specials. Inside there are a special 888 enhanced odds accas that the operator has created.

These are not customizable, they can just be selected to send to a bet slip and bet on.

An example could be two predetermined darts players winning on a night of Premier League action at a price boost.

Ice Hockey, Basketball and American Football

A lot of the big North American sports do get excellent coverage at 888Sport. This was a notable factor about their sportsbook and an aspect well worth mentioning in this sports betting review.

But we need to expand beyond the regular markets like the NHL and NFL betting options.

What we found at 888Sport was that they managed to pull in some good markets from global leagues. There were a lot of ice hockey matches from Russia for example and basketball from Asia.

While these may not be factors of a sportsbook that are going to apply to many, it does show that 888Sport are capable of bringing some excellent variety to the table in their markets.

Of course, the NHL ice hockey in North America is going to have more markets and better options available than any other competition.

But for those looking for broader match variety, it’s there and something we thought would be noteworthy.

888Sport Sportsbook Summary

In our experience of the 888Sports sportsbook, we found that we continuously were in a state of balance. There was a lot of good stuff to be found in the sportsbook in terms of sports available.

The bigger the sport the heavier the coverage was and the number of bet options went up. That’s normal of course. But we did have moments looking around where there appeared to be some bet variety missing.

An example would be in the TV & Novelty markets, which only had a couple of outright markets there at the time, namely Big Brother Australia and Britain’s Got Talent.

In looking at other bookmakers at the same time, some were stacked with options in that genre.

The 888sport horse racing section covered a lot of markets, but it was just very basic betting opportunities at the end of the day there. We were looking for specials and were left short, but as a positive, there were a lot of good ante-post markets available.

So again, it was all balance which left us looking at a pretty fair, solid sportsbook, at the same time wondering if there could have been more to discover there.

Navigation is nice and smooth and the layout looks great. 888sport bet odds are well presented and legible and it’s topped off with a nice bet slip as well.

odds comparisons

What backs them up is a very good betting margin from the customer’s perspective.

888Sport runs low betting margins, which is good for the punters, for example on soccer you are looking at under 4% on the bookmaker’s betting margin, so that adds value to the odds.

They are very strong in keeping the betting margins down so that’s a good thing.

However, when you do stack them up against other bookmakers, they don’t always come out that favourably in terms of betting odds.

It’s not that they are bad, but aren’t always at the top end of being competitive when it comes to offering a tremendous amount of odds value.



888Sport sign up bonus, free bets & current promotions 8/10

bonus offers

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

There is an 888Sport sign up offer available. It is a package that offers £30 in free bets.

To get this initial 888Sport offer, new customers have to register and then make a deposit using an 888sport bonus code 30f.

Then after placing the first bet of at least £10 which has to be at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater, will trigger the 888Sport new customer offer bonus award.

Free Bets will be credited in denominations of £10 (2 x £10 and 1 x £10 that can only be used on a mobile device).£30 Free Bets in total.

Key T&CS Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets: 18+. New customers only. A minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30f. A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market. Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5). Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly. See 888Sport site for full details.

4/1 Winner Special

Win at 4/1 or bigger with 888sport and you’ll earn a £5 Free Bet back from them. This 888sport offer is available up to once a day, every day and it also covers all sports.

Players will have 7 days to use the free bet from this offer.

At 888Sport, how to use a free bet that comes back, is pretty simple as it can only be redeemed in its entirety on one stake, not broken down. It is available to use on all sports markets.

Key T&Cs: Members can earn a £/€/$5 Free Bet Token by placing a qualifying bet. A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 at odds of 4/1 (5.0) or greater placed on any market. Multiple bets qualify with cumulative odds of 4/1 (5.0) or greater. Only bets that are settled as a ‘Winning’ Bet will qualify for this promotion. Each way bets count as two bets and must be at least £/€/$10 each way (£/€/$20 in total).
Free Bet Stakes and Bets placed with Winnings Boost Tokens are not eligible for this promotion. Cashed Out and Void Bets will not count as qualifying bets. Qualifying bets must be placed and settled on the same day to qualify. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly. See 888Sport site for full details.

American Dream

In the sportsbook review above, we mentioned that 888Sport were good for their North American sports markets.

Well, taking that a bit further, they also have a big promotion on offer for those American sports.

Get a stake back as a free bet if an American acca fails by just one leg. The refund will come back as a free bet up to the maximum value of £25.

Just place a £5 or more accumulator of at least five selections (minimum odds 3/10 [1.30] on each leg) on any American sports market, including the MLB, MLS, NFL, NBA and NHL.

Get a Free Bet refund of up to £25 if one of your selections is a loser.

Key T&Cs: A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ multiple bet (5 legs or greater) of at least £/€/$5 placed on any American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey or Soccer markets, Pre-match or Live. Each multiple leg must consist of odds of 1.3 or greater. All Permutation multiples will not qualify for this promotion- straight line multiples only. Only bets losing as a result of just one of your legs failing will qualify. All other legs must be successful. Special ‘Enhanced Multiple’ bets do not qualify. Void legs do not count as part of a qualifying bet. Profit Boost Tokens do not count as qualifying bets. Free Bets will be credited within 72 hrs of bet settlement. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ Please Gamble Responsibly. See 888Sport site for full details.


In-play betting 8/10

live in-play betting

There is live betting at 888Sport UK that you can get involved with.

It doesn’t particularly feel like a live in-play section because it doesn’t have that dynamic wow factor about it like you have with other live in-play sections at online bookmakers.

You do get a very clear layout though, and you can see the action that is going on from numerous different sports.

You get a clear presentation of current market odds on the outrights and there is the number of markets for a given event listed there as well.

The 888sport in play service runs a lot of markets for a given event.

For bigger tennis matches you have upwards of 50 live markets for a match going on and you can get up to a 100 live markets for a top soccer match happening and even if you go and look at a match say from Colombia’s second division you may still find around 50 markets live there.

Once you have clicked on a specific event, you get the full listing of markets, a little text guide to the action and the small graphic to depict how the flow of the game is going, along with statistics.

We will continue with the review of sports betting in the UK with 888Sport by looking at their big in-play section.

888 Sport In-Play Football

The presentation of the in-play football betting action at 888sport is nice.

It’s very clear and easy to read and you can easily spot the market fluctuations that are going on.

A lot of the markets are just the common ones that you would expect to see.

That’s things like the total goals, goalscorer markets, score markets and so on. There was a section for Time Intervals which was interesting.

That offered a quote on what the result of a certain time frame (either 10 or 20 minutes), a home win, draw or an away win.

There is a text box indicating the key moments of the game, sitting on the right-hand side of the screen.

It’s actually very nicely presented again and they do have live streams available on some of the live sports that they present.

Any game that is presented alongside a live stream will have a little TV icon next to it.

There is a requirement to have placed a £1 Bet in the Last 24h to get access to a stream or have a funded account.

The 888Sport in-play is pretty good and while there is a bigger focus on things like the top European league and the big international football matches, it is actually quite a comprehensive coverage that they have available.

The bet variety overall is good in 888Sport live betting and stands up well alongside other bookies.

In-Play Esports

A good aspect of the 888Sport in-play experience is that they offer Esports as well.

This covers a good range of the gaming action too from the likes of E-football fixtures from around the world to league action from the likes of League of Legends and Dota 2.

There was some superb variety that was around as well. There were sixteen different bet options on an ESL One: Road to Rio match.

So that was a very good tough. Out of all the options that were around for Epcot in-play betting at 888Sport the most options in terms of variety were on Counter-Strike and Dota 2.

There were links to statistics as well, which was a good touch.

Esports options are only going to grow and grow, but 888Sport looks to be covering things very well when we look at the available services for the 888Sport in-play E-sports.

The layout is simple and super quick when it is viewed on the 888Sport app.



Extras & features 7/10

Extras & features

Extras & features of 888sport

Next for this 888sport online sports betting review we will move on to the features that the operator is offering to their customers.

These are the smaller elements of the operations, such as games and touches that enhanced the strength of the sportsbook that is there.

Kicking it all off will be a look at their Up for 8 offer.

Up For 8

This is a free prediction game. Do an 888Sport login if you are a customer with them already and it will be possible to take part.

If you are not a customer then you can just register with 888Sport and get into the action.

So after an 888Sport login in the menu, there is the Up For 8 link. Click on it and then the task presents it to correctly predict the Win-Draw-Win results of eight selected matches that they have.

If you can successfully predict all 8 results then you will claim at least a share of the £8,000 jackpot.

If there is more than one winner in a round of this 888Sport competition then the prize pot will be shared.

But there is an 888sport bonus at the end of this even if all eight fixtures are not correctly predicted. 888Sport will issue a £1 Free Bet for every correct pick.

Key T&Cs In order to be eligible to participate in this Promotion, a player must: (i) register with 888sport website and all registration details provided by the player on registration and at any time thereafter must be valid, true and accurate; (ii) successfully pass verification of his\her registration details; (iii) reside in the United Kingdom.
Under the terms of this Promotion, eligible members who correctly predict all 8 outcomes on sport matches selected by 888sport will receive an equal cash prize share out of the total prize pool made available by 888sport for the respective sport match as shown on the Promotion page. For example, if 4 members correctly predict all outcomes for a match with a prize pool of £/$/€5,000, each member will receive £/$/€1,250 cash.

888Sport Cash Out

Does 888Sport have cash out? Yes. 888Sport offers their cash-out feature throughout their sportsbook and prominently on football betting.

The cash out feature allows customers to get a bet settled because the outcome is actually decided. What that will do for punters is offer a way to cut your losses or secure part of your winnings.

Payouts will depend on the current market price and your bet. Cash out offers are available on selected events and that covers some pre-match and live in-play action as well.

Also, the 888sport cash out can be found on single and multiple bets.

A big feature of the 888sport cash out is that it is available for pre-match accumulators on selected football betting markets.

Cash-Out on the site isn’t available for accumulators (multiple bets) combined with any pre-match selections for any sport other than Football.

Bet-builder

Another feature that 888Sport offers is a Bet Builder. This is a feature which allows punters to build a bet created from several football markets.

That could be something like piecing together options such as Chelsea to win + over 2.5 goals + BTTS in one bet.

As you build the bet then the odds will be reflected in the bet slip where you can strike the bet when ready.

What you can’t do with the 888Sport Bet Builder is create permutations bets, like doubles from 3 selections.

The Bet Builder options will come through for selection when you look at an individual football match in the 888Sport sportsbook.

888sport Live Streaming

So on to the 888Sport live streaming. Any matches or events which are emblazoned with a tv icon means that a live video stream can be accessed through the website.

Any streams are pop up windows and the likes of tennis, football and horse racing is available.

With any live streaming, what is on offer is going to be down to location. When it comes to racing some conditions need to be met to watch them.

To get a horse racing stream at 888sport then a bet will need to be placed on that race. This applies to all races in the UK and Ireland which are covered by Racing TV (which is all of them).

  • Make a qualifying bet (minimum GBP £1 or 50p each way, Euro 2€ or 1€ each way) on the race that you wish to watch.
  • Click “Watch” after making your bet.
  • This must be done before the start of the race.
  • No reruns/replays are available.

While there are no full re-runs in an archive that can be accessed at 888Sport, there are replays of the finish of races (again those which are covered by Racing TV).

To get there click on the Click on the “Racing i-Card” link. Only races with a TV symbol Image have a replay available.

You need to have placed a qualifying bet (minimum GBP £1 or 50p each way, Euro 2€ or 1€ each way) to see the replay of the finish.

888sport Statistics/Scores/Results

There is a very good extensive statistics section on the 888Sport website. The links to get to that section, which pops out into a new window in our experience of it, was very good.

Pretty much all of the sports that you can find within the sportsbook are covered with statistics.

In football, for example, there is a general overview of a match and they actually have the match outright odds right there along with the converted probability.

Form, history and head to head information are all there on the same page, so it’s very good. There are league tables, fixtures and team rosters that can be looked at.

Another feature of the 888sport results and statistics section is that there is an archive so you can look back at previous action.

There is the main menu to drive all of that so you can quickly jump between sports and then the matches within those sports. Overall this was a very strong feature to complement the rest of their services.



888Sport payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 8/10

888Sport payment options

So moving on other important features lies an 888Sport withdrawal and the payment methods that they offer.

You aren’t short of options to fund your 888Sport account as you can use the usual methods like debit cards, prepaid cards and e-wallets.

As of 2020 888Sport is no longer accepting credit card payments due to UK Gambling Commission regulations.

All account transactions at 888Sport are done through the Cashier. So if you are set to make a deposit or request a withdrawal that is where it can be done.

Other options include verifying your ID and setting personal deposits limits there. You can also view transactions history within the cashier.

How to make an 888sport withdrawal

To get to the cashier for withdrawal, do an 888sport login. Then just look for the green Cashier button which will take you to a page where you can find withdrawals.

Select your withdrawal method and the amount and go from there. Very handy is access to a live chat from that page just in case any help from a representative is needed.

How long does 888Sport take to withdraw? That will depend on the method being used. The operator has to process and security check withdrawals before they are released to a financial institution.

So pulling money out to a bank or an e-wallet, for example, could take between 2 – 5 working days.

Part of the 888Sport withdrawal policy involves requiring funds to go back to the source with which they were funded.

See the table below for further information like 888Sport minimum withdrawal amounts.

888Sport Withdrawal Methods:

Payment Option Duration Fee Amount
PayPal 4-5 days none £10
Visa und MasterCard up to 8 days none £10*
Skrill 4-5 days none £10
Neteller 4-5 days none £10
WebMoney 5-7 days none £10
EcoPayz 4-5 days none £10
Bank Transfer 7-10 days none £10

*Debit cards only

888Sport Deposit Methods:

Payment Option Duration Fee Amount
PayPal immediately none £10
Visa und MasterCard immediately none £10*
Skrill immediately none £10
Neteller immediately none £10
WebMoney immediately none £10
EcoPayz immediately none £10
immediately none £10
Bank Transfer immediately none £10
immediately none £10

*Debit cards only



User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 8/10

User-friendliness of website & mobile app

The 888Sport website is a heavy black and orange thing. It’s unmistakable and it looks very neat and tidy.

The layout of the menu is excellent and they have left enough space between the markets on the main page of the screen to leave things legible.

Of all the many bookmakers that we have experienced, 888Sport was up there in terms of speed and of being responsive.

Also while the main sportsbook left-hand menu was good, navigation through the rest of the bookmaker’s site did get a little confusing at times.

We have to say that things are presented well however like their features and the odds.

So there are very nice touches about their design, and it all moved over onto the 888sport app very well indeed.

There are a few pages like live streams and stats that are pop up windows which could be a bit of a design niggle, however.

Next we take a look at the 888Sport app.



There is an 888sport app download available for both Android and iOS.

So you can have access to all of the 888sport features at your fingertips. The link to get the 888Sport Mobile App download is on their mobile betting page.

That takes you straight to a page where there are direct links to get the relevant app for your device.

The app allows the full sportsbook experience on a mobile device, so you can follow all of the premier League, racing and so much more, while on the go.

There is fingerprint touch ID security available in the 888Sport app for Android and iOS. An important thing to note here is that the 888sport welcome bonus can be collected through the mobile.

How to claim the 888Sport mobile welcome offer.

Log into your 888sport account and access ‘My Personal Area’ by clicking the Head & Shoulders/Balance icon (refer to the image below).

Within ‘My Personal Area’, scroll down & select ‘My Account’. Scroll down to ‘Bonuses’ and claim your bonus from here.

Once claimed the cash value of the bonus will be displayed in your bankroll.



888Sport Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 7/10

888Sport Customer Service

There is an online help feature available and you can browse answers.

Each of the answers there will have a “Contact Us” tab so through that, you can submit a question to their support team.

Making 888Sport contact can be done through live chat.

Part of the 888Sport customer service is telephone contact as well.

There is an 888Sport phone number UK which is available from 9 am through to 10 pm GMT and the 888Sport customer service number to call is +44 2034780670 and the telephone support is available from 9am – midnight (GMT).

They sort of encourage you to find your own answers first through their online help feature. If you can’t it is the submission form email or a telephone call.



Our 888Sport review rating: 9 / 10

888 Sport review

So we come to our 888sport review conclusion.

Overall there is a good service to enjoy and they do deliver very well for features and promotions.

The sportsbook is fairly impressive as well for the range of sports that it covers.

They have upped their game when it comes to design and the website is very easy to use, although navigation in our experience wasn’t the clearest.

But there were nice touches like showing more than just the match outright odds on football listing, and access to bet builders directly inside of game pages.

So there is a nice solid betting platform and that includes the 888sport mobile platform too.

The live streaming coverage of UK and Irish racing is a common staple at most bookmakers in this day and age, so that is there along with a very good selection of Esports markets.

There are certainly enough positives about the 888sportexperience to warrant giving them a good score in this review.

So is 888Sport legit, is 888Sport safe? They are, they are part of the very big 888 network and they are clear about their security on their website as well.