888Sport bookmakers is a cleverly named company – a simple delve into Far Eastern culture shows that the number 8 is considered a very lucky number in China and the gambling mad Chinese place more faith in it (and money on it) than any other!
To drive the point home just consider the Beijing Olympics officially opened at 8.08pm on the eighth month of 2008. Suffice to say it was a share of the globally spread Chinese betting millions that the 888’s founders were hoping to attract.
888Sport brand history
As a gaming company 888’s history dates back to 1997 and it has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2005. Based and licenced in Gibraltar, 888 did not introduce its 888Sport sportsbook until 2008 having previously concentrated on online poker and online casino.
Nevertheless, they have quickly become a major player in UK facing online bookmaking, their logo has become a familiar feature at British racecourses, particularly Fontwell Park who have renamed their grandstand the 888Sport Premier Grandstand.
But 888Sport have traditionally heavily invested in football betting, sponsoring several teams including Birmingham City, Sevilla and Rødovre Mighty Bulls. Plus, they have sponsored stands at Reading FC, Nottingham Forest, Charlton Athletic, Ipswich Town, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Swindon Town.
For the 2016/17 season 888Sport are sponsoring no less than four Championship sides: Birmingham City, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End.
888Sport offers a ‘Treble the Odds on Your First Bet’ sign-up welcome bonus. To qualify for this superb 888Sport bonus a customer’s first time bet must be £5+ and the maximum amount of stake which is eligible for the ‘treble the odds’ offer is £10.
In addition to 888Sports trebling the odds on your first bet, they will also throw in a handy £5 casino bonus if your first bet is on a selection of odds of 1.50 (1/2 in factional odds) or more.
There are only a few notable Terms & Conditions which you should consider before you take advantage of this free bet bonus offer, these are:
• Your first bet must be made within 90 days of registering your new betting account.
• Boosted bet winnings are paid out in the form of free bets which will be automatically credited to your account within 72 hours of bet settlement.
• Free bets must be used within seven days of being credited (otherwise they will be removed).
Both PC and 888Sport mobile using customers are eligible for the sign-up offer. iPhone and iPad users can download the 888Sport app at the App store.
Android users have three ways to 888Sport mobile app. In the ‘mobile’ section of new customers can either enter their email address and receive a link direct to the 888Sport app; likewise they can enter their phone number to receive an SMS link/message or simply scan the QR code found on the same page.
Please note that new customers making their first time deposit via Neteller or Skrill/Moneybookers will not be eligible for this promotion. …and finally your maximum ‘additional’ winnings through this 888Sports free bet promotion is limited to £5,000!
Free bet offers
There is always a stack of free bet offers at 888Sport the most popular of which is their ‘Spice Up Saturday’s’ promotion which gives eligible customers a £5 free bet every week.
To qualify for one of these 888Sport free bets punters only need to place at least three ‘Live/In Play’ bets of £10 or more (on selections prices 1/2 or greater) on any Premier League, La Liga, Scottish Premiership or German Bundesliga football matches on a Saturday.
This betting offer is open until the end of the 2016/17 season and so is their ‘Goals Mean More’ promotion which gives you a free £5 888Sport bonus bet every time ‘your team’ scores this season.
To take advantage of this one you simply need to nominate ‘your team’ from the four sides 888Sport sponsors: Birmingham City, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End. Then place a pre-match bet of at least £20 on any market in any Championship game involving ‘your team’ (at minimum odds 1/2). Thereafter you will receive a £5 free bet for every goal they score in that game.
Other free bet offers come and go in a revolving door scenario. One of their most popular is ‘Donkey Kong’ which refunds losing stakes as a free bet of up to £25 if you back a horse which is beaten into second by a runner that has an SP of 20/1 or more.
888Sport use the most advanced security and encryption technologies to ensure all of customer transactions and information is completely secure.
Deposits and withdrawals can be made on to your 888Sport account by almost any method imaginable. Traditional Visa, Mastercard and Debit Cards are joined by Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, Bank Transfer, plus a host of other payment solutions.
The minimum deposit on each is £10 with the exception of wire/bank transfers which are subject to a £100 minimum. All transactions, both deposits and withdrawals, are free of charge.
888Sport prefer to direct customers with queries to their comprehensive support pages. In fact, ways to contact them are buried reasonably deep in their site so here are the main ways to talk to the customer service representative.
• UK: 0-808-096-4780
• Germany: 0-800-181-7344
• Austria: 0-800-293-536
• Spain: 900-947-691
• Denmark: 80-01-30-53
• Sweden: 020-795-803
• Rest of World: +350 200 41387
888Sports phone lines are open between 9am and 10pm GMT.
Email – You can also contact via eMail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter – @888Sport
888Sport Sports & Football Betting
888Sport may be the most recent member of the 888 stable but it has quickly got itself up to speed meaning it now rivals better known brands with its offers and unique promotions.
They offer a vast range of football betting markets but have cast their net far and wide in pursuit of customers interested in minority sports. Few online sportsbooks offer betting on Yachting, Pesäpallo, Surfing, Netball and Cyclo-Cross. But the more conventional sports, such as Tennis, Cricket, Basketball and Formula 1 are well catered for.
There is every likelihood you will find industry leading prices at 888Sport as their odds are compiled ‘in-house’ and they are not renowned for copying their rivals prices.
Channel4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer currently fronts 888Sport horse racing and they have given her her own YouTube channel where she previews all of the major races/meetings. She also contributes to 888Sports in-house blog called ‘Tips News Views’.
But live betting and football betting takes Centre stage at 888Sports. Almost 300 betting markets are offered on high-profile football matches and many of those are left open and ‘turned in play’. Furthermore they are streamed live on the site.
Customers can ‘cash in’ their bets on markets which remain open ‘in play’ and first time users of 888Sport’s ‘Cash In’ facility will bag themselves a £5 free bet.
Despite already boasting 200,000 active players 888Poker is the fastest growing online poker site in the industry, with thousands of members across the world playing at any given time.
888’s world-class software is ‘standalone’ meaning you will not be playing poker with anyone other than 888 customers. It is also available across all online platforms, meaning you can enjoy playing wherever you like, whenever you want, in a safe, fun and secure environment!
Just for downloading the 888Poker software new players will receive an 888 bonus package worth $88. It comes as $2 in real money credited to your account, $6 worth of tournament tickets (6 x $1) and a pending $80 bonus paid in $8 increments awarded every time a player collects 250 ‘Status Points’.
And things get a whole lot better when you make your first deposit and receive your sign-up bonus because it will give you a 100% bonus of up to $400, seven tickets into 888Poker’s $500 First Depositors Freerolls and a ticket into an 888Poker’s First Depositor’s Challenge Tournament.
To underline 888Poker’s commitment to online poker they were key sponsors of the 2015 and 2016 World Series which gave them the right to stage official satellites to what is the greatest and most famous poker tournament in the world.
888 Casino, which can be accessed via the 888 mobile site and desktop, offers over 200 games with instant bonuses, huge jackpots, exclusive slots, live casino and all the classic table games.
It features state-of-the-art software, a good selections of games with great graphics (over 100 in total), huge jackpots and a lobby which can be customised to conveniently organise all your favourite games. It’s available via download, mobile, 888Sport app and instant play versions
As an 888Casino player you will have a wide variety of bonuses to choose from the outset. It starts with a remarkable ‘No Deposit Bonus of $888’ which all players can receive when signing-up to the casino . And after making a first-time deposit there is an additional £140 welcome bonus.
There are always a host of attractive ongoing promotions at 888Casino, these include a ‘Casino Rewards Program’ which allows player to redeem loyalty points for cash.
Roulette players will love the 888 Live Casino No. 8 bonus which rewards players with a bonus of £8 if/when the ball lands in No. 8! This 888 promotion runs between 8pm and 9pm every evening and only players who have wagered £5 or more on a spin will receive the reward.
888 Bingo is a stand-alone site meaning it cannot be accessed via 888Sport. However, it can be found at 888Ladies which is linked from the main site.
The Bingo Welcome Bonus sees a £10 deposit rewarded with £60 to play with and those new players will love the ‘Help Section’ on the site which explains everything new and old players could ever wish to know about 888 Bingo and online Bingo per-se.
888 Bingo is a great place to play your bingo underline by their disconnection policy whereby the system will continue to auto-daub for you and you’ll be awarded any prizes you may have won during your unscheduled time away from the game.