888 Sport Review

888 Sport are quickly becoming open of the biggest bookmakers in the sports betting industry, and it’s been their innovation that’s often been at the forefront of their success. It’s this innovation that brings use neatly into their welcome bonus, which works a little differently than most bookmakers. 888 Sport are actually offering you treble the odds of your first bet, with a maximum bet set at £10.

It does sound a little bit too good to be true, but even after digging through the small print, the offer just keeps on giving. The process works by placing your first bet of £5 or more on the sports book. If that bet is successful then 888 Sport will pay out treble the fractional odds for that market.

A glowing feature of 888 Sport is the additional promotions that it likes to through at their existing customer base. Offer such as football price boosts, free bets when you pick the correct first scorer of a Premier League game (football), 88th minute specials and Hat trick hero’s are just a few of the on-going offers that their like to promote.

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How It Works

The process of claiming your treble odds is actually very simple. The first step is to register a new account then make your first deposit of £5 or more. You then need to place your first bet of £10 and your odds will then be trebled for that bet.

If your bet is successful then you will initially be paid out at the price you took, then within 72 hours 888 Sport will add the remaining balance to your account, which would equate to treble the original odds. Please note that treble odds will be applied tot the first bet that you make on the site.

Restrictions

There are one or two things to keep an eye out for with this promotion and we have listed them below.

  • First bet needs to be made equivalent to £10
  • The price that will be trebled will be in fractional odds
  • Any winnings from the bet will be first credited to your account at the original odds and within 72 hours 888 Sport will add the difference to make up a payout of treble the odds
  • Only single and straight line multiple bets will count
  • The maximum you can win from your bet is £5,000
  • First bet must be made within 90 days of opening your account and must be settled with 60 days of placing your first bet
  • Offer is not eligible to users depositing via MoneyBookers or Neteller

Our Verdict

This is probably one of the most exciting welcome offers that we have come across in the industry. Very few (if any) are offering customers this sort of value and we think that 888 Sport are on to a real winner.

Whilst getting free bets is a nice touch, the ability to essentially choose what you place your money on at a staggering three times the original price is something that we think is an absolute winner. If you work it right, this could be as lucrative a welcome offer as you are going to find!

About 888Sport

888Sport is part of the 888 Holdings group and was launched in 2008. Since then the company has probably been one of the biggest success stories of the last 5 years or so in terms of how quickly the sportsbook has grown and just the sheer scale of their operations these days. 888Sport is based out of Gibraltar and this has been their home since they started out.

What 888Sport have done well is market their brand. They have sponsored some massive sporting vents over the years including the World Grand Prix in snooker, Giro d’Italia in cycling, countless horse races and also dozens of associations with major sporting teams, the larger ones include Birmingham City, Sevilla and Nottingham Forrest.

Best features

Their sports on offer at 888sport will literally rival just about anyone’s in the betting industry. Like most, there is a huge emphasis on both football and horse racing, with the vast majority of markets being on these sports. But, outside of these the likes of tennis, greyhound racing, golf, cricket and darts all seem to have almost cult followings.

The online bookmaker has been criticised in the past for not including a strong enough market coverage for each sport, but from our latest findings it’s clear to see that 888Sport has addressed this issue and we found that there were very few, if any markets that we would highlight as ‘missing’.

The VIP section at 888Sport is one of the mist intriguing things about the bookmaker in our opinion. Whilst VIP sections are usually set up just for high rollers, it is possible as an Average Joe to gain access, offering up some lucrative offers, prizes and invitations to exclusive 888Sport events.

Pricing

The pricing structure at 888Sport has to have been their biggest improvement over the last decade or so. When they first sprung on to the scene one of the main reasons why so few people used the site is because of their almost terrible pricing structure. These days they are vastly improved, and comparing them on comparison sites will emphasise just how competitive 888Sport are these days.

Ease of use

888Sport have literally just changed the layout of their website within the couple of weeks leading up this being written, and we must say what a difference it has made. The previous design was very dated and to be honest, wasn’t all that nice to use. But, the fresh, modern feel that you now get makes it easy to navigate between sports and markets, whilst the homepage gives a nice overview of events that are currently taking place or are upcoming.