888 Sport betting has been a vibrant and exciting addition to the world of betting for a few years now, with its success even getting the parent company 888.com a place on the London Stock Exchange.
The 888Sport website itself is clean and colourful, with a pure dedication to sport, but for those who want to access 888’s other services such as Poker, Live Casino, Casino and 888 Ladies these domains are accessible via a drop down menu.
At the top of the screen quick menus for Sports Betting, Live Betting, Promotions, Sports, Racing, VIP and Blog are available.
Access to 888’s other brands are accessed via a small site logo, but is not plainly obvious unless selected.
New players joining can get a very handy 888Sport welcome bonus which comes in the form of a massive TREBLE odds boost on your first bet when betting between $5 and $10.
It’s a very simple procedure to claim this 888Sport ‘Treble The Odds’ offer. Just follow these easy steps:
Any additional winnings from these enhanced odds will be paid in the form of free bet tokens.
For example, if you place $10 on a 10/1 shot you will receive boosted odds of 30/1! This means, if it wins you will win a whopping $300 instead of the usual $100. It is paid as $100 cash and the bonus winnings is paid as $200 of 888Sport free bets.
Please note that you have 90 days from registration in which to place your qualifying sports bet and must turnover any free bet winnings at least once before you can withdraw any of the bonus funds. Pretty good deal when compared to many rivals.
888Sport offers plenty more weekly price boosts to entice new customers, usually based around the big events of the weekend, especially football.
These are a great way to boost potential starting funds in a new account, however it should be noted that taking up one of these enhanced odds offers, negates their treble odds welcome offer.
888Sport has plenty of new promotions and bonuses for all customers, with bonus funds given after betting a certain amount of money on specific sports, such as Tennis or Soccer.
They also offer ‘Multiple Insurance’, which refunds losing stakes as free bets if one selection of a parlay (accumulator) bet on American sports markets lets you down. This includes the MLS, NFL, NBA and NHL.
Horse racing fans can take advantage of their ‘Fallers Insurance’ concession on certain races.
The 888Sport Mobile app is available to download on iOS and Android devices and is a slightly watered down version of the main website. However, it features all the necessary functionality of its bigger sibling.
The 888Sport Mobile site can also be alternatively used via most devices web browsers, however this does not quite live up to the app or the main website’s quality, with speed issues littering loading times.
Like most reputable betting sites, 888Sport offer a complete digest of help and assistance, from live ‘Web Chat’ with customer service agents to FAQ’s and more.
Full list of customer service options:
888Sport offers Canadian players a complete range of payment methods, which completely outstrip some other well known betting companies. The full range includes:
The minimum amount to deposit is $10, while for bank transfers, the minimum limit is £100
Overall, 888Sport offers a high quality service, full of betting options, however one or two issues do arise which can put a spoiler on things for players.
One of the main issues is the loading times for the pages. On a desktop computer, the site loaded pages somewhat slower than other betting brand’s sites, it is not a major problem, but for bettors looking to get in on the action at a rush, this isn’t ideal.
This is heightened on other devices, such as tablets and phones, with both the 888Sport App and the mobile site suffering similar issues.
Once the player is logged in, they are greeted with a clean and bright interface which shows current in-play events, the odd special enhanced offer and top upcoming events. To the left of the screen a side panel lists all the current sports that 888Sport provides betting odds on.
There are plenty of betting options available, as tis the norm nowadays but with in-play betting a key feature, the slow loading of web pages once again becomes an issue when “on the fly” odds are being updated, leading to difficulties in cashing out, which could make the difference between winning or losing bets.
One of its more interesting features is a VIP section, which grants high rolling players extra bonuses including money back offers, boosts in winnings and more. So for those looking to get extra for their money, this is great news.
888Sport offers a great service but in the end it is let down by poor website loading times, hopefully this is something that can be improved in the future.