888sport have been providing online betting opportunities since the launch of their website in March 2008. The site is owned by 888 Holdings and the company offer a sportsbook and much, much more.
The company have been increasing their brand awareness with a number of sponsorship deals, including with football teams such as Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest and Sevilla.
On the 888sport site there is only the sportsbook, but the company also offer a very successful casino site, which was around long before the sportsbook.
The orange and white branding make the sportsbook site instantly recognisable, and it gives everything a sleek look too.
How to claim free bets with 888sport promotion code
As a new customer with 888sport I was given the option to qualify for an excellent 888sport bonus. By registering for an account and entering an 888sport promotion code of 30F, I was able to deposit and bet £10 to then receive £30 in free bets.
I had the option of placing my qualifying bet on any sports selection at odds of 1/2 (1.50) or higher, which gave me plenty of great options. I made sure to choose a selection that was as close to the minimum odds as possible, in order to give me the best possible chance of finding a winning bet. This was just personal preference.
When I had placed the first bet, my £30 in free bets were credited immediately in the form of two £10 free bets and one £10 mobile bet. I found that I was able to use these free bets on any sports selection.
The terms of the offer specified that the free bets were valid for 7 days after they were credited. So, if I had not used them within this time period they would have been removed from my account.
I decided to use my free bets on high profile football matches, as this was where 888sport offered the best value.
888 sports betting
888sport are online only so there is not the option of walking into a shop to place bets. This is no problem at all though, as doing 888 sports betting online is a really easy process.
The site is easy to navigate and the search function at the top of the page is a really useful addition. It means I was able to find the markets I was looking for in just a few seconds.
The sportsbook is the main focus of the 888sport site, and I was able to find markets on plenty of sports, plus some ESports and special markets, like TV and Politics. The full range of sports available on the 888sport site include American football, Athletics, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Chess, Cycling, Darts, ESports, Football, Futsal, Gaelic Sports, Golf, Greyhounds, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports, Netball, Pesapallo, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Surfing, Tennis, Trotting, UFC/MMA, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Sports, WWE, Yachting.
The number of markets available for each sport was completely dependant on how popular that sport is. For example, Premier League Football matches such as Crystal Palace v Liverpool had over 140 markets listed. Though, for example a Futsal match in the Russia Cup was limited to 9 markets.
Horse racing betting is pretty comprehensive on the site too. Markets are listed for meetings in the UK and Ireland across the flat, national hunt and all weather tracks.There are also markets listed for selected international race meetings, from countries such as Germany and South Africa.
The cash out feature is an excellent addition to the 888sport website too, meaning I was able to end selected bets early. I used this to take an early profit when my selection was in a winning position. It could also be used to minimise potential losses if it looked like my selection would lose.
Odds on 888bet
888sport odds are competitive in a lot of areas. In particular, their odds for American sports are good, so there is plenty of value to be found there usually. This is probably due to the fact that there are usually offers for American sports such as American Football, Basketball and Ice Hockey.
I placed an 888bet on a good value selection when completing the sign up offer, which meant I was able to maximise my potential profits from the offer. The good value odds also helped when using the free bets.
888sport in-play betting
In-play betting is also available on the 888sport website, and is an excellent addition to the site. By going to the betting tab at the top of the page, I was able to easily find the in-play section as there was a tab named ‘Live Betting’ at the top of the page.
Plenty of sports were available for in-play betting, including; Football, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, Handball, Table Tennis and Volleyball. It should come as no surprise that the Football matches usually had the most markets available, with some lower interest matches still having a good amount listed, such as a match from the Argentina Reserve League having 51 markets.
In-play Tennis betting has a solid amount of markets available too, with some smaller tournament matches like the Lille Challenger having around 45 markets available. Markets on the other sports vary in terms of popularity, with the likes of Handball and Volleyball having far less than the most popular Football matches.
888sports live streaming sport
Live streaming is an excellent feature on the 888sport website that I had a lot of fun taking advantage of. There are plenty of events available to watch each week across a number of sports.
Some of the streams were free to watch while others required me to place a bet on the event in order to view a stream. I was able to instantly see which events were currently being live streamed by the fact that there was a ‘Play’ button next to any event that was available for live streaming.
Streaming is available for free on Football, Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball and others. I was also able to stream horse racing and greyhound racing, but only if I placed a £1 bet (or 50p each-way bet) on that specific race.
If you are outside of the UK or Ireland you may be unable to stream any events on the 888sport website but for people in those countries it is certainly a fantastic service that is worth taking advantage of.
I was able to stream these events on both a desktop and a mobile device, so I could watch all of the action while on the move. Deciding on selections for the in-play bets was made easier thanks to the streaming service. By seeing the action as it was happening, I was given a much better idea of how the event was going and what bets would be good to place.
888sport log in and deposit
Before I was able to place any bets on the 888sport website, the first thing I needed to do was to deposit some real money funds of my own. As I am in the UK, I will be discussing all of the deposit methods presented to me. If you are from another country, the payment methods may differ from those I’m about to list.
The easiest and quickest way to deposit is via a debit or credit card. These include Visa and Mastercard. The minimum deposit amount for these methods is £10 and there are no fees involved for depositing, which saves a little bit of money. They were also immediately processed and were put into my betting account straight away.
Other payment options include; PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Entropay and Maestro. The timescale for all of these methods is immediate, so the funds would be available in my betting account straight away.
In order to properly qualify for the new customer offer available with 888sport, I would advise depositing with a debit card. This is due to the fact that deposits via Skrill, Neteller or PaySafecard may disqualifying you from claiming the 888sport free bets.
As I decided to deposit funds with a debit card, I also had to withdraw the funds via a debit card. Withdrawal minimums are different to those of deposits. So for example, the minimum withdrawal amount for any debit cards is £3.
Getting help from 888sport live chat
I decided to look into the customer service options available on the site and was fairly impressed with those on offer. If I needed any help with anything to do with the 888sport free bets, there were a couple of options to get help on the site.
888sport have email support, telephone support and Live Chat support. The fastest way of getting assistance is through the Live Chat, and they are fully trained to sort out any problems.
There is a Contact Us link at the bottom of the page which showed all of the support options available.