- Attractive odds on most markets
- Great tutorials and betting guides
- Long history in gambling industry
Review of 888sport.com
As one of the newer online bookies that we feature, 888sport entered the betting market in 2008 and are powered by the hugely successful 888 Holdings Plc.; responsible for 888casino.
So with all that knowledge of how the gambling industry functions, what do 888sport.com offer UK based punters when it comes to betting on sports online?
Well, their experience in the world of online gaming really shows as they've produced a decent sports betting portal with plenty of options. 888sport also offers members well constructed tutorials which are perfect for those new to betting online.
888sport also have plenty of variety in pre-event markets although their 'in-running' betting service isn't quite up to the standard of better bookies that have been around for years.
888sport offers members some pretty good odds on most major sports with horse racing, football, cricket, rugby and basketball probably their best markets when it comes to odds.
They also offer highly competitive odds across other markets with only the low number of in-play betting options a potential let-down for those opening an account at 888sport.
Although the range of markets on offer at 888sport is fairly low it is slowly improving. They're even starting to cover lesser known markets like handball, cricket and darts as well as adding more depth to racing and football betting markets.
Although you'll rarely find a massive amount of options, they offer imaginative daily specials and eye-catching non-sports bets. Market range is ok without being breathtaking.
888's popularity with online gamers has partly been based on the high quality of their websites and the security software that they use across all 888 branded websites.
888sport employ Intersafe Global Ltd to handle all their credit card transactions who use PGP & SSL protocols in conjunction with private/public keys for secure data transfer.
Although ok their customer service department is only open between 9am and 10pm - and that falls well short of what most bookies offer. We were hoping for a lot more from the team that brought us great customer service through their casino and poker products.
On the whole 888sport do things well so it's unfortunate that when it comes to customer service 888sport appear to be behind some of the other bookies we feature.
One aspect of betting at 888sport that stands out is the ability to change country settings that in turn change the editorial and betting options. Each country specific website has local content with markets seemingly hand-picked to provide a real national flavour.
One thing that could be improved on though are 888sports' core markets which are marginally below industry standard and need to become more competitive.
We certainly welcome 888's entry into the world of online betting with 888sport but will now be looking for them to push on from an impressive start and really assert themselves as potential market leaders with innovative ideas and an improved range of markets.
Joining 888sport is as easy as it is to join any 888 brand with more deposit and withdrawal options than most. 888sport have also spared a thought for newcomers to sports betting with a whole tutorial section explaining nearly everything your likely to have questions about.
This includes how to claim the new account deal that 888sport offer. Another positive aspect of betting at 888sport is that winnings are paid into accounts on the same day they are won.
888sport Phone Numbers:
UK: 0800 096 4780. International: +350 200 41387.
888sport, 888 Holdings Plc., 601-701 Europort, Gibraltar
888sport Banking Options:
Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Laser, Solo, Switch, Maestro, Bank Wire, Cheque, Neteller, Skrill, Visa Electron, Ukash, PayPoint, Entropay, Abagoos, iDEAL, PoliII, Przelewy24, Webmoney, Netpay, Paybox, Swedbank/Banklink, Sofortuberweisung, ClickandBuy, Instadebit, Boleto, Paysafecard.