888Sport Offers & Reviews - October 2021


Introduction

With a wide offering of products ranging from poker to casino and sports, 888Sport have established themselves as a premier brand in the gambling industry. 888Sport's sportsbook has years worth of experience behind it and it has proved to be a real favourite amongst new and old bettors alike. With so much to offer, do 888Sport deserve your time and money?

Welcome Offer

If you decide to sign up for a new account with 888Sport, the bookmaker will look to reward you with their welcome offer. This new customer offer is Bet £10 Get £30 and it provides both novice and experienced punters with some good value.

If you choose to opt into this welcome offer then you will need to deposit a minimum of £10 as a qualifying bet while the minimum odds you must bet at with this qualifying bet is 1.5 (1/2) or more. Adhering to these requirements will release the £30 worth of bet credits into your account.

Once you have opted into the offer you will have a maximum of seven days to utilise your bonus funds before they are voided. You should also be aware that deposits made using PayPal, MuchBetter, PaySafe, Neteller and Skrill will not be eligible for this promotion.

The free bets style of welcome offer is a preferable one for a bookmaker looking to bring in new customers that are both novices or experts. For the more experienced bettors the chance to triple their qualifying bet in the form of free bets is ideal, while for newer bettors unlocking the free bet is simple as all you need to do is deposit £10 to release £30 and then these free bets can be used as your familiarise yourself with the site.

Sports & Markets

888Sport offer a very impressive array of markets with the bookie boasting 33 total sports on site to bet on. All of the big European sports are catered to with the likes of horse racing, rugby, tennis and cricket all featuring prominently on site.

Of course, like most other bookmakers, football is the big one for 888Sport. Whether you are looking to bet on the Premier League and Championship or the Bundesliga and La Liga, 888Sport do a very good job of giving football fans all they need to ensure they are thoroughly entertained. Also on offer are an array of smaller leagues from countries like Bulgaria, Finland and Iceland, with an impressive range of leagues on offer.

This range is not just confined to football though. Sports like tennis, rugby and cricket see smaller leagues and competitions available with Premiership rugby and county cricket all available to bet on.

Away from the more major sports, niche markets like netball, table tennis and trotting are available. Alongside this you will be able to bet on politics and TV and novelty, meaning bets on the next leader of the Conservative party and the winner of the X-Factor are both possible.

As with all online bookmakers, In-Play betting has become imperative to maintaining popularity, and 888Sport have not fallen behind in this respect. The In-Play options work well with a number of sports as the likes of football and tennis are constantly changing and evolving, meaning that betting In-Play can very often offer a lot of potential value on the pre-game favourite winning if they are losing when you place your bet.

The In-Play features work in perfectly with 888Sport's cash out offering. Cashing out early means that you can take part of your winnings out before the outcome of the match or game is decided. This allows you to get your hands on part of your winnings or to cut your losses if your bet looks like it is going south.

In-Play markets are shown at the top-left of the homepage under 'Live Now'. Clicking there shows the tabs with the available sports that are currently In-Play with an A-Z of sports shown below. For many sports, a graphic is displayed showing the score, the amount of red and yellow cards and the corner count alongside a pitch detailing where the ball is, when there is an attack, a clearance and a free-kick.

Esports also features on the site with 888Sport providing a number of markets. Games that the bookie provide for includes CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow 6 and Starcraft 2. While there are only six different games on offer, this is still a better range than many of the other bookmakers with Esports markets available.

Live Streaming

888Sport do offer a live streaming service but it is limited. Whereas the likes of bet365 go above and beyond by offering streams for popular leagues in football along with tennis and a number of other sports, 888sport lag behind in this respect.

The bookmaker offer their customers the chance to watch and bet on a number of major horse races. While they are confined to streaming this one sport, they do impress as customers can watch races from not only the UK, but the US, France and Australia. This means that there is usually always horse racing that can be streamed throughout the day. For those looking to carry on watching and betting after the UK's horse racing tracks have closed for the day, 888Sport make it possible to carry on doing so with American racing.

Unfortunately for customers of 888Sport, the bookie's cash out feature does not work in well with their live streaming. Cash out features are best used with sports that are constantly changing and evolving, with football, tennis and cricket great examples of this. By not allowing their customers to live stream such events it does take away from some of the fun of live streaming an event. Actually seeing Manchester City dominating Manchester United but putting a bet on United to counter-attack and score because you have seen they look dangerous on the break is made easier to predict if you can see them playing in a certain way which a live text commentary does not allow.

Bet Builder

888Sport have created a Bet Builder for their customers instead of the standard request a bet and it really stands up well in the modern market. A normal request a bet requires customers to put a message in a bookie community board or tweet them on Twitter before having to wait for a reply which can, understandably, take some time.

However, a bet builder cuts out the middle man. Like bet365, 888Sport offer an intuitive bet builder system that lets you create your own bets made up of markets from the same game, both pre-match and live, to create your own unique match multiples. For example, if Liverpool are taking on Everton in the Merseyside derby and you fancy Liverpool to win, Sadio Mane to score, both teams to score and over 9.5 corners then you can select all of these to create one bet.

888Sport's tagline 'Don't be told what to bet on. It's time you call the shots' reigns very true, with the bet builder giving you every opportunity to prove how much you know about your sport.

Best Odds Guaranteed

888Sport offers a best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing. This means that if you take a price on a horse and it starts at a bigger price, 888Sport will pay you out at the bigger odds if that horse wins. For example, if you take a horse at the price of 4/1 but the SP (Starting Price) is 6/1, 888Sport will pay you out at 6/1 if your horse wins.

This means that you will always get the best price on your selection of horse and you will not need to wait around for a better price on your selection.

Other Features

888Sport offer an impressive range of niche markets for you to take advantage of which means that the more experienced bettors will be kept busy with an array of markets. Asian handicap features on site alongside markets like first goalscorer and last goalscorer. This means that things will not likely get stale for bettors who have been around for a long time with the match winner and BTTS markets often not offering any really plausible value.

888Sport offer an 'American Dream' Acca insurance. Simply put, this is Acca insurance on an accumulator bet of five legs or more on American sport. If you were to miss out on your Acca coming in as a single leg lets you down then you will have your stake refunded by 888Sport as a free bet. This Acca insurance is available on sports including MLB, MLS, NFL, NBA and NHL with the free bet refund value available up to £25. The Acca insurance is a good feature for customers but, disappointingly, 888Sport do not currently offer an Acca Boost promotion.

Design wise, 888Sport has one of the best looking sites in the industry. The orange, black and grey colour scheme is very sleek, while everything on the homepage is split up to ensure that while there is a lot of information available, it is not overwhelming for new customers. Navigating the site itself is also very simple with major markets listed at the top of the page, while there is also a search bar in the top left corner which can be used to filter through and find exactly what you are looking for. All in all, 888Sport offer a very polished product that while crammed with information is in no way overbearing.

Conclusion

888Sport have established themselves as a bookmaker not to be missed. Their continued building of their own brand recognition means they are very well-known while their sportsbook product is a very sleek and clean experience. A very good range of markets and promotions coupled with their best odds guarantee and bet builder means they have many of the features of the very best sites.

However, like so many other bookies, their live streaming offering lets them down. A real lack of available sports means bookies like bet365 have a real advantage over them in the streaming world, although fans of horse racing will have everything they need. Despite this downside, 888Sport have done a fantastic job of making themselves a top bookie that is well worth signing up to.