888 Sport Review
888.com was originally a gambling company that focused solely on poker. However, that changed many years ago and they have been operating the 888 Sport app for some time now.
They also cover casino and bingo with just as much pride as integrity as their sports and original poker service.
There are some great reasons to bet with 888 including the match centre, free bets and ongoing promotional prices. Carry on reading for our full breakdown.
888 Sport Welcome Bonus!
The first step to betting with 888Sport is to register for an account. You can do this from the button below from your mobile device or desktop computer. Sign up as a new customer and get a bonus with your first bet.
*Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets are credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes are not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days, wins are capped at £500 • To withdraw bonus/related wins, you must wager the bonus amount up to 40 times its value within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Casino Bonus can be used on selected games in casino only • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods & countries & full T&Cs apply.
The free bet is for new customers only and you must be 18 or older to hold an account. See the simple terms above or visit the site to find the full terms and conditions. Make sure you follow the steps correctly to get the free bet when you get the app.
888 Sport App Review
The app is very robustly built. There have been some theme changes from white to dark over the years, but the bold orange branding of 888 sport has always remained a key element to the overall design.
The current theme is set on a dark background, which I prefer. Especially at night time or in a dark setting. The information is well laid out and plenty of menu options allows users to get where they want to be quickly and efficiently.
When using a tablet, users are taken straight to the desktop site which works perfectly on the larger screen. It features the excellent stats station, providing all the latest information on football and horse racing stats. The app is responsive across different sizes so always looks sharp.
Horse Racing on the 888 Sport app
The horse racing section looks very slick indeed and contains some very handy tools. The betfinder tool can save hours of digging through stats to locate the type of horse you are looking for. You can filter horses by course, rating, by those who placed or won last time out, previous course winner and many, many more!
Another great horse racing feature is that all UK and Ireland horse racing action can be viewed for free on live stream directly on the app. All that is required is for the user to be logged in and the live streams will be available to watch. This is a major advantage over other bookmakers, who require you to have a deposited account or a bet on the race in order to qualify to watch the race live.
Live streaming can be viewed full screen, as well as picture-in-picture. This gives the user the choice to either be fully focused on the race or to browse the betting markets while watching the action unfold.
888 have been official betting partners of Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Brentford and Preston, all in the Championship. They have a keen focus on football and this shows in the depth of football markets and events available.
888 Sport Features
With 888, users are able to use touch login and FaceID where their device allows. It all complies to the latest levels of mobile security, as one would expect.
This is one of the few apps that let you see the numbers behind the odds before you place a bet. There’s heaps of statistics available on the upcoming matches, as well as an in depth look of what is occurring in-play. If you like to drill down the numbers before placing a bet, this app would certainly be a good option to consider.
To access the stats centre, tap on the stats centre icon that will be visible by the team fixture at the top of the markets page. Another icon to keep your eye out for is the cash out icon. This lets you know which markets have the cash out facility attached to them.
Want to get a big acca on? Then 888 have tried to make it as easy as possible for you. There is a really good choice of coupons covering, football betting, horse racing, tennis and more.
At the time of writing the following coupons were available.
- Match result and total goals – 2 separate markets on one coupon, pick from either or combine for better odds
- Both teams to score coupon
- Double chance – Either team to win or the draw as a double bet, or home or away (no draw)
- 3-way handicap coupon
- Team goals – Home or away team total goals, this is my favourite one from the list and offers, in my opinion, some excellent value.
- Match result coupon
- Handicap match result coupon
- Set handicap
- Total games coupon
888 have released a bet builder feature for football, American football and basketball betting. Pick an applicable event and combine multiple markets together to get a unique bet priced up and ready to be placed.
The bet builder system is simple to use. If the feature is available on an event, it will appear as an option in the market category menu. When users enter the bet builder, there are a whole load of markets to consider. it is possible to combine basic markets like the outright win market and both teams to score. There are then more exotic markets like player bookings, woodwork to be hit and a goal to be scored from a header.
odds are shown immediately for the selections that have been made. The odds are then updated to reflect what the odds would be if the current market highlighted were to be selected also. Once the user is happy with the selections and the price offered, they can then add the combined single to their bet slip. All that’s then left to do is to enter a stake amount and to place the bet.
Up For 8
A brand new promotion that has started with 888Sport that is free to play. 888 Sport provide 8 football matches for you to predict in the outright market. Users simply select if they think each match will be a home win, draw or away win.
£8,000 is up for grabs to anyone who can correctly predict all 8 games. If there is more than one winner, the £8,000 prize is shared. For those who fail to predict all 8, a £1 free bet is awarded for EACH correct prediction. Not bad at all for a free game that is frequently available*.
*This promotion is valid on every Premier League weekend • 18+, UK Registered & verified players only • Predictions can be submitted until the start of the match with the earliest kick off time • Free Bet Tokens expire after 7 days • General withdrawal restrictions & full T&C’ s apply.
The BetFeed feature allows users to see what other people are betting on. trending bets will appear here across all sports, detailing when exactly a bet was last placed on that selection. Obviously, no personal details are shared with the information, the tool just shares the fact that the selection has ben bet on.
This is above and beyond the amount of information most bookmakers are willing to share, so we take our hats off to 888Sport for providing this.
Tapping on the live now option from the home page will take users to all the events that are in-play. There’s also a Featured Live Games section added to the homepage that covers all the main events. Selecting a particular game will open up the in-play screen.
From here users can view what is happening in the game, thanks to vibrant graphic visualisations. Beneath that are the in-play markets that are available to be bet on. The graphic at the top of the page can be changed with a swipe to display all of the key stats from the action that has already taken place.
There’s never really any shortage of promotional offers being made available on the 888 Sport app. This is evident by the promotions section having it’s own icon in the dedicated menu bar at the bottom of the app. Odds boosts, money back specials and extra places in the horse racing all feature regularly.
Withdrawing and Depositing funds
888 Sport offer a wide range of payment options in order to add funds or withdraw them. Visa or Mastercard debit cards are the most popular methods here. However, there are plenty of other payment methods available. 888 try their best to cater for everyone.
Apple Pay has recently been added as a deposit method. there’s plenty of choice too for those who prefer to deal directly with an E-wallet, such as Paypal or Neteller.
Help and Support
As with most online bookmakers these days, there’s numerous ways to access help on the 888 app.
A help section can provide quick answers to frequently asked questions. However, for the more complex queries, a live chat support team is on hand to quickly get you the answers required.
For the less urgent questions and general feedback, there is a contact form that can be filled out, where one of the team will get back to you via email, if required.
Other 888 Apps
The 888 Poker experience is right up there with the best online poker providers. A solid, reliable app that goes above and beyond to keep the poker players happy.
Table graphics are excellent and there’s plenty of personalisable features that keeps the play exactly how the end user would like it. Texas Holdem, Sit & Gos, Stud and tournament lobbies means that there are tables available round the clock that suit those in a rush as well as those looking to settle in for the evening.
Exclusive games stretches the level of choice even further. For example, there are Blast games that can pay out 10,000 times the buy-in and Snap games that boots user from the table the second they fold and then places them at a new table where a new hand is ready to be dealt.
poker still remains an important part of 888’s operation and that focus is quite evident once the app is downloaded and checked out. If you like a bit of poker, this app comes well recommended from us.
The 888 Casino app encompasses all online casino genres to provide the complete casino experience. Users can choose from
- Traditional Slots
- Mega-ways slots
- Table games
- Progressive jackpots
- Live dealer tables
- Vegas Games
- Live Games
There’s plenty of twists and styles to go at, in regards to the traditional table games, such as roulette and targeted promotions provide value across the board, encouraging users to give new games a try.
The app is reliable, but any crash during mid-play will pause the action. The next time the same game is opened up, the action continues from the point where it crashed.
There’s lots of popular titles, especially slot machines that are well mixed with exclusive slots that can’t be played anywhere else.
The app is good enough to satisfy the hardcore casino players, but also acts as a nice side-kick for the sports punters too. Sports users are able to log in using the same username and password.
Q & A
Once you’ve registered you can install the mobile page to save space or download the Android version from Google Play or the i0s version. For Blackberry or Windows mobile you will need to install the 888sport web page as a short cut.
We’d recommend using the web-based version for Android users. The Play Store version has some less than favourable reviews currently. The issues mainly seem to be around stability. We find the Mobile website to be a much more reliable service. However, the website fails to offer any secure biometric login options. Therefore, it really is down to personal preference.
To install the web version go to the mobile home page and tap your browser menu. Then select to add to the home screen and you’re done.
The mobile site version will appear as an app but will run in your browser giving you the perfect experience every time you want to bet.