888 Sport has a pair of sign-up bonuses available to new players.
Treble bonus – The first is a Treble Winnings bonus. This is a fun one for sports bettors, as it allows you to get back some big odds on your first wager. For those who don’t know, a treble bet requires a gambler to wager on three separate selections and rewards good bets with a multiplied payout. Lucky for you, on the Treble Winnings bonus, you get that same multiplied payout but you only have to accurately wager on one event. If you’re winnings on a given bet would be $4, you’ll be paid $10. If you’re winnings would be $45, you’ll get $133. Not bad!
Single bets – Only single bets and ‘straight line’ multiples qualify for this first-bet bonus. If you place a bet larger than $10 and win, you will receive a regular payout and forfeit the treble bonus.
Free bonus – Now, the second offer is a little more straight forward. 888 Sport also offers players a $5 free bonus after they place their first bet of $5 or more. All winnings from the $5 bonus are entered into the players ‘bonus bankroll,’ where they’re subject to a 30x wagering requirement to be used strictly at 888 Sport Casino.
All-in-all, these are two pretty decent little bonuses to get you started. The Treble Winnings bonus can help you build up a nice bankroll of the get go, while the $5 bonus essentially gives you one free bet off the bat. Neither is going to do much if you’re out to be a high roller, but if you’re a low-stakes sports bettor looking for a good deal, you’re likely to get a decent return on investment, at worst.
If there’s a sport being played anywhere in the world, odds are you can wager on it at 888 Sport. Hockey, football, soccer, tennis, baseball, golf, basketball — if it’s being played, you can play it. It’s not just game results, either. For instance, I’m writing this just as the hockey playoffs are set to begin, and you bet on all the playoff action. Not just individual games, either. You can make win/place bets for the playoffs as a whole, guess which player will score the most points and goals or bet on the results of individual series. There’s plenty of depth to how you can wager.
If you’re into racing bets, 888 Sport hosts both horse and greyhound racing bets. Use the site’s Racing iCard to check out the day’s riders and runners, researching past performances to get a feel for who’s going to win. The site also hosts live video streams of horse and greyhound races. The iCard is one of the most exhaustively researched cards you’re going to find in online horse betting, so if playing the ponies is your thing, 888 Sport is a great place to wager.
888 Sport operates on 888’s proprietary software. There are no downloads required, and the site has run very smoothly on every computer I’ve used.
As you might be aware, 888 has a whole series of sites, including an excellent 888 Casino site that offers all kind of casino games such as online blackjack, roulette, poker & more. Unfortunately, you cannot use the same bank account for your 888 sports betting as on, say, slots and blackjack, which is a good thing to keep in mind.
Long gone are the days of calling up your bookie while you’re out and about just to make sure you get to lay down your action. These days, the best way to place your bets when you’re away from your computer is through your mobile device, and 888 Sport’s mobile app is a great way to go.
There are specific 888 sports apps available for iPhone and Android users such as the other leading mobile casinos. If you have an iPhone, you can simply go to the App Store and search for “888sport” to download the App. If you’re an Android user, you can either find and scan a QR code located on the 888 Sport site, enter your phone number on the 888 mobile page, or go to 888sport.com/android from your Android device. If you don’t have an iPhone or Android device, there is also a browser-based 888 Sport site that works with basically everything.
Once you’ve accessed the app or the site on your phone, you’re basically ready to do anything you can do from the site. You can access all the different bets and events available at the 888 Sport site. Manage your account, make bets, follow the action and celebrate your winnings. The mobile app runs very smoothly and provides to-the-second updates on all the games and events, making it one of the best mobile products out there for sports bettors.
Beyond the welcome bonus, there’s always plenty of promos running at 888 Sport. For instance, as I write this review, the site is running a promotion where you choose three players from three Premier League teams. Every time one of your players scores, you get a free $5 bet to use at the site. There are also overtime insurance promos, where the site will give you up to $25 in free bets if your basketball or hockey team loses you a bet in overtime. There are usually 5-10 such promos running at any given time at 888 Sport.
VIP program – You also might have some interest in 888 Sport’s VIP program. If you join, you’ll get your own personal account manager and access to special VIP promotions. 888 Sport also hosts regular VIP events, like basketball games and golf matches — for instance, the casino is currently organizing a special get-together at the 2015 British Open.
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As with most major online casinos, banking at 888 Sport is both safe and easy. As I mentioned above, you can’t use the same bankroll for 888 Sport and it’s other sites like 888 Casino or 888 Poker.
Deposits – 888 Sport accepts deposits via a number of methods, including credit cards, Entroypay, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, UKash and bank transfers. The site also allows Canadian players to use Instadebit, which is designed specifically for use by Canadian citizens with Canadian bank accounts. All methods for deposits should be instantaneous.
Withdrawal – Withdrawal times can run a little long at 888 Sport. For credit cards, it can take up to six business days. Neteller, PayPal and Skrill are all quicker, requiring just two or three days. Players cannot make withdrawals with UKash or Instadebit, unfortunately.
As I mentioned above, I don’t think any sports betting site out there is doing a better job with its promotions right now than 888 Sport. You combined that with the casino’s tremendous mobile product, and you’ve got a sure-fire winner for you or your favorite sports bettor. Whether you’re into betting for your favorite hockey team or reading up on the ponies before placing your bet, 888 Sport is going to provide a tremendous home base for all of your online sports gambling needs.