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888Sport Review – Extensive Bookmaker Test Report
Behind the bookmaker 888Sport, stands the worldwide renowned and prestigious 888 Holdings PLC. In 2008, away from already established poker and casino platforms, sports betting was introduced by the company. 888Sport has quickly established a reputation as serious and attractive betting provider. In our 888Sport test report below, we have examined the sports betting provider carefully. Thanks to our review, we can answer the main questions from the most important categories, including, how serious and safe is 888Sport? Which sports can bets be placed on? Is the customer service good? Which bonuses do new customers receive? These and other pieces of information are given to you in our test report.
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Sportsbook at a glance
- Odds above average
- Fair new customer bonus
- Outstanding football betting selection
- Valued EU-licence from Gibraltar
- Entire betting selection including lives bets for all mobile end devices
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Betting Selection – Absolutely impressive in breadth and depth!
As regards to its betting selection, 888Sport can definitely keep up with the leading bookmakers in the sports betting business. Significantly, more than 30 different sports are offered in the programme on a daily basis. Customers can choose from up to 40,000 singles best every day, thereby 888Sport lies in the absolute leading group in comparison to the competition. Like at many other bookmakers, football is the dominating sport of the betting selection of 888Sport. However, the betting provider not only has the most important European leagues such as the Premier League, the Bundesliga, the Primera Division and the series such as Champions League and Europa League in its programme. At 888Sport, fans of some more exotic leagues are also catered for. Around the globe, there hardly seems to be a country or league which does not appear in the football betting offers of 888Sport. During our review for example, bets on matches in Honduras, Japan, Morocco, Peru, Rumania, Venezuela, Australia, Vietnam or Chile were possible. In spite of a noticeable focus on leagues within the UK, the football betting portfolio of 888Sport is also grand for betting enthusiasts across Europe and at different levels. The bookmaker offers bets all the way to the different lower leagues, the regional cups and even junior divisions. In case you also dispose of special expert knowledge or local tips, 888Sport is the ideal bookmaker for your football bets. By the way, special bets are also offered regularly on managers’ dismissals and transfers. Beyond football, popular sports like tennis, basketball and ice hockey are present above all in the sports betting selection of 888Sport. Moreover, they are joined by the important US disciplines like baseball and American football, as well as boxing, golf, cricket, snooker, darts, handball, volleyball, winter sports, motor sports, horse racing and even fringe sports such as surfing or chess. Overall, we can only salute the betting selection of 888Sport!
Live Bets – Focus on football and tennis
The live bets offer of 888Sport orients itself strongly towards pre-match offers. Consequently, football bets dominate here as well. Optically, live betting options are very good and clearly integrated into the website. Praise must be given to the fact that it does without a separate live betting console. Thus, the betting selection remains compact and user-friendly.
Beside the current football matches around the globe, live tennis bets take up a large space. During our review, what attracted our attention very positively is the fact that 888Sport does not limit itself to matches of the ATP and WTA Tours. The bookmaker offers bets on the matches of “smaller” ITF Tournaments and Challenger Tournaments all year round as well. In addition, basketball, ice hockey, handball and volleyball are the most important sports of the live betting segment. It is perhaps a shame though that the popular Cash Out function, which is used to get out of live bets prematurely, is not offered yet.
Betting Odds – 888Sport lies in the leading group
As a rule, one can say that the payout odds of the serious and popular bookmaker level off between 90 and 95 percent. The profit margin can be taken from this value, which betting providers claim for themselves. During our test, the odds key of 888Sport was slightly above 94%, which is an absolute top value. Thereby, the odds at 888Sport are extremely stable. Shortly before the start of sports top events, we did not observe any fluctuations worth mentioning, nor were there clear tendencies towards favourites or outsiders.
Website and Mobile 888Sport App – Extensive offer
The design and the graphics of a sports betting portal are always a bit of a matter of taste and the website of 888Sport was able to convince us in our test at any rate. The colours orange and black dominate, with the structure orientating itself towards the classic menu of many online betting providers. Basically, the navigation needs a little bit of getting used to, but all things considered, it is still user-friendly. The tidy and clear integration of the live bets must definitely be praised.
Like all leading bookmakers, 888Sport offers its entire (!) betting selection including lives bets for all mobile end devices as well. Thus betting on the road is no problem at 888Sport. Users of iPad or iPhone receive the corresponding app comfortably from the App Store. Whoever uses an Android smartphone can download the 888Sport app simply in the browser. Whoever does not wish to download the app, can also access the mobile version of the website. Here as well there were no problems at all during our test.
Bonus – Up to 5,000 GBP in free bets with the 888Sport new customer bonus
The new customer bonus at 888Sport is a really attractive first bet bonus offer. The bookmaker lures customers by trebling the winnings of your first bet, up to £5,000 in free bets. At the same time, there are no rollover requirements, so this is fair and simple. In order to claim the 888Sport bonus, you must first register as new customer and make your first deposit. Please note though that deposits made via Neteller or Skrill by Moneybookers will not be eligible for this promotion. All qualifying bets must be a real money bet of at least £5 and a maximum of £10. So you could bet £10 on odds of 10/1 and treble your winnings of £100 into £300! The first qualifying bet must be made within 90 days of registration, with only single bets and “straight line” multiples qualifying. Bets that are “cashed out” do not qualify. The bonus is only valid once per person, household, IP-address or credit card. If the bonus requirements are not fulfilled within the required time frame, the bonus is then forfeited, along with all accrued winnings.
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Deposits and Withdrawals – PayPal is part of it
Also in the area of deposits and withdrawals, there is little to criticise at 888Sport. The portfolio is very broad and an appropriate method for every customer should really be present.
To be praised is the fact that 888Sport works together with the American e-Wallet provider PayPal. The company stands for high respectability & security and is very popular with customers above all. Alternative deposit options are Skrill by Moneybookers, Neteller, Qiwi, Webmoney, Moneta.ru, Paysafecard and Ukash. In addition, the usual credit cards of MasterCard, Visa und Diners can be used as well as their debit versions. Of course, you can also deposit by using the conventional bank wire transfer, direct bank transfer or GiroPay. Withdrawals can fundamentally be executed by using all methods, which are valid for deposits. Deposits with a prepaid option or direct debiting must be paid out per bank wire transfer. There are some deductions for the waiting time of the withdrawals. Here in part, it takes definitely longer than with the competition.
Customer Support – Professional, competent, free of charge
The customer service at 888Sport has a very good rating in our test. One can definitely notice that the bookmaker can rely on many years of experience in the casino area and has built up a very professional service team. An absolutely positive aspect is that the support of the betting provider can be reached via all possible channels. Whether contact form, e-mail, live-chat or the toll-free hotline, during our review, the support was always extremely efficient and all answers were given competently and expediently. Enquiries per e-mail or contact form were always replied to individually within 24 hours. The service team can be reached toll-free in the UK, however only between 9am – 10pm GMT. The FAQs are very clear and detailed.
Respectability and Security – Very safe environment at 888Sport
The sports betting provider 888Sport is a hundred percent subsidiary of the 888 Holdings PLC, which enjoys a very good reputation as operator of gaming services. The company was founded in Israel, however it has been based in the English capital city of London for a long time and it is listed on the stock exchange. This represents a large financial security and respectability, because as a company quoted on the stock exchange, 888Sport must disclose its financial figures regularly and is under the watchful eye of the British Financial authorities. In this respect, the largest possible transparency rules. Sports betting services in the European Union are operated by 888Sport with a valued EU-licence from Gibraltar. The authorities there only grant the corresponding licence under strict conditions and the licence holder is subject to verification at regular intervals. In this respect as well, 888Sport can be certified as a highly serious and reliable environment. Whoever is afraid of scams or rip-offs, does not need to worry at 888Sport in any case.
More 888Sport Offers – One of the market leaders in the casino and poker area
Before 888Sport started to provide sports bets, the company had operated successfully in the area of online casinos and online poker for many years. Here, the 888 Holdings PLC traditionally belongs to the absolute market leaders. The selection is correspondingly broad and attractive. Here, gambling enthusiasts will really find everything that their hearts desire. Even the technical implementation is impeccable.
Conclusion: Overall strong rating for 888Sport
Overall, we can retain that 888Sport is an absolute enrichment for the sports betting market. The betting selection can compete against the big players in the industry with regards to breadth as well as depth. Above all in the area of football bets, betting enthusiasts get their money’s worth. The odds are exceptionally high, as we often found the best odds of the day for certain events at 888Sport. We can also give a very good rating for the customer support, the attractive bonus offer for new customers and the offer for mobile bets. There are solely deductions for the somewhat long withdrawal period as well as the telephone hotline which is not available 24/7.
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