888sport is part of the much bigger 888.com but stands alone as a bookie. They don’t quite have the market presence of some of their competitors but are known due to their branding and sports sponsorships.
Betting offers for 888sport
I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of sports on offer from 888sport in their sportsbook. There is the usual big stuff such as football, cricket, tennis and golf; however, unlike a few other bookies, I’ve looked at recently 888sport offer horse racing. As someone who quite likes backing the gee-gees this made for a pleasant surprise.
One thing I noticed about 888sport is that they’re more into competitions than promotions. While they do have occasional free bets and money back specials, they utilise their branding and sponsorship links with sports to offer various prizes. As a casual punter, these competitions make a nice change but I would expect more serious gamblers would probably prefer the free bets.
Betting Signup offers for 888sport
The signup offer for 888sport is nice and simple; sign up, deposit at least £10 and place a bet at greater than 1.5 odds to receive up to £30 in free bets. As always with these sorts of things, there are terms and conditions that should be checked and you should read these on the 888sport website before depositing your money.
Odds comparison for 888sport
The good thing about 888sport is that they keep their margins relatively low. For example, on their soccer sportsbook, the margin is less than 4%, which is very good in comparison with other bookies. However, what lets 888sport down is the lack of competitiveness in their odds. I made a few comparisons on various markets and rarely if ever did 888sport come out on top as the best bookie with the most valuable odds, which is a shame.
Payment methods for 888sport
As with any major bookie, there are a whole host of ways you can deposit money into your 888sport account. These include credit and debit cards such as Visa and Mastercard, online payment wallets like PayPal and Skrill as well as more traditional methods such as cheque, wire transfer and bank transfer.
Each payment method has its own limits, fees and timescale and as these can change without notice it’s worth checking out what these are on the 888sport website before making your deposit.
Withdrawals and deposits for 888sport
If you’re lucky enough to win with your bets, then you’ll want to make it as easy as possible to withdraw your money. It’s not a problem with 888sport with lots of methods available to withdraw cash including credit and debit cards such as Mastercard and Visa, online payment solutions and even things like bank transfer.
Sometimes, 888sport has to ask for identity documents so that they can comply with “know your customer” (KYC) regulations. While this can feel like a bit of a pain, it is a legal requirement due to money laundering laws and as long as you’ve set up your account properly it shouldn’t be an issue.
Customer service at 888sport
There are two ways of dealing with problems when they occur at 888sport. There is an extensive self-help section on the website which should answer most queries. However, if more help is needed you can either use the contact form or call 888sport, whose lines are open from 9 am to 10 pm GMT seven days a week. They will expect you to have checked online first so it’s definitely worth checking the self-help section before making a call.
Customer reviews at 888sport
I had a good look for customer reviews for 888sport online and on the whole, they were positive. While it is true their odds are not as good as other bookmakers, the platform itself is simple enough to use and for most casual punters, that’s enough. However, for the more serious gamblers the lower odds and poorer in play offering mean it’s not as good as other bookies out there.