The Betting Veteran has been around the block a few times. He has seen every new betting innovation when it was introduced – slips, accumulators, commentary, viewing and everything else in between. This is why he is best placed to be able to tell you exactly which online bookmakers are worth looking at. He knows what works and he knows what fails. Listen to the Betting Veteran and you cannot go wrong. 888 Sport are linked to 888, one of the big names in online gambling. It shows that they are a big player in the market as 888 Sport have made sure that their 888 branding is a big part of their site. This helps to let people know that there is a big name behind this new venture and that it is not just a new start-up that has no experience.
What bonuses do 888 Sport offer?
The welcome bonus on offer at 888 Sport is £30 in free bets with your first £10 bet. In order to be able to earn this bonus, you will need to make a £10+ bet on a single wager. The minimum odds required for the wager to trigger the bonus are 1/2. Once the bet has been settled, the player account will be credited with two £10 free bets that can be used on any version of the 888 Sport website and one £10 free bet that can only be used on the mobile version of the 888 Sport site. There is also a title race promotion that they have running. This is a weekend promotion where players who have registered will earn points for every winning bet that they have over the weekend. The more points that you earn, the higher your placing in the table and the larger the free bet that you will earn at the end of the competition. The final bonus that 888 Sport offer is the chance of a £5 free bet every single day. When you manage to land a £10+ bet at odds of 4/1 or more, you will receive a £5 free bet. This bonus is only available the first time you manage it each day.
What sports are available to bet on?
888 Sport have a wide range of different sports on offer for gamblers to bet on. While they do not manage to hit the highest number of sports that some bookmakers offer, they still have a significant amount that is likely to cover everything that is feasibly possible. They do have most sports from football all the way to WWE.
- In total, 888 Sport have 37 sports available
- They have well over 39 different wagering markets though, if you include TV and politics
What features do 888 Sport offer?
In terms of features, 888 Sport are quite limited. They do not offer live streaming of events, which does make it a slightly less useful site when compared to other online sportsbooks. The site is also missing out on a cash-out feature. Overall, 888 Sport is one of the worst sites in terms of features.
888 Sport mobile review
The 888 Sport site is a highly efficient site. It loads up very quickly and then makes it very easy to search for any sport that you need. There is no navigation in terms of individual sports on the homepage at first glance, but it does not take long to realise how easy it is to find the sport you want. There is an A-Z menu button located near the top of the page that lists the most popular sports first and then lists the remaining sports in alphabetical order. If this is too much effort, then there is also a search bar that makes it easy to find out if your sport is available.
The site is resplendent in 888 branding, which makes it obvious that it is a site that is backed by a large company. In terms of sportsbooks, the 888 Sport site does look a little bit different from others, but it still has plenty of easy access to live in-play games, which are available on the homepage, as well as menu buttons that make finding other areas of the site no problem at all. There is also an app available that does show a noticeable increase in speed, so if you are going to be a regular 888 Sport user, then it makes sense to download the app. Overall, the 888 Sport site is responsive and is easy to navigate around. It may be slightly problematic if you want to find your sport with just one click, but other than that, the navigation is one of the easiest around.
Betting Veteran pays a visit
When entering the 888 Sport site, the first thing that the Betting Veteran noticed was that he was unable to enter onto the horse racing section with just one click. This was an instant negative for him. If he is in a rush to find a race, the last thing that he wants is to be forced to enter a menu, especially for such a popular sport. If it was Guatemalan windsurfing, then he could understand it, but not horse racing. The second thing that he noticed was the ability to earn a free bet every day. That certainly perked his mood up and a bit and he decided to give it a thorough look. The Betting Veteran spent a good day at 888 Sport, and the only real negatives that he had were the time-consuming navigation and the lack of streaming.
The 888 Sport site is a bit of an enigma. It is very fast and responsive, and it is generally a solid platform, but it is a pain to have to open up a menu in order to get to a specific sport. However, they do have a lot of sports on offer, and if you are a fan of a more niche sport, then there is a good chance that 888 Sport will offer something for you. This is a definite plus and helps to push 888 Sport forward in terms of being a quality sportsbook. There are some other issues though. The lack of live streaming and cash-out features does make the platform a little less desirable. If 888 Sport offered better odds than other platforms, then it would make this less of an issue, but unfortunately they do not. Their odds are in line with most other online bookmakers and in some cases not as good. It would be harsh to say that you should avoid 888 Sport, but unless you really want your £5 a day free bets, then there are probably better options out there for you.
- There is a good number of sports on offer to players
- They have a bonus on offer every day
- There is a VIP section that allows additional bonuses, including prize draws
- Lack of features for players
- It takes at least two clicks to find a specific sport