888Sport might not be the first bookmaker that springs to mind when you think of sports betting. But, the company have in fact been around – in some form – for a good few years now and for the 2015/16 season, they have been added to my bookmaker portfolio.
As most of you know, I tend to chop and change between several bookmakers as I like to really get the best value as and when I can.
Whilst 888 Sport wont be as strong as say, bet365, I do think they offer the majority of punters a really good option and allows you to take advantage of one of the best welcome promotions in the industry at the minute.
New customer bonus – Treble odds on first bet
The welcome bonus for 888 Sport was actually the main reason I even took a second look if truth be told. What you get is treble the odds on the first bet that you place with the bookmaker. T&C’s Apply.
This includes accumulator bets as well!
Whilst the promotion is good on it’s own, if like me you are an accumulator nut, think of the possibilities of turning that 10/1 4-fold, into a 30/1 4-fold! It’s a no brainer, right?
Even if you used 888 Sport just for this promotion, then you are still getting a great deal. Oh, and any winnings taken from this promotion is paid out in full, in cash! No free bets given out in exchange.
If you want to claim this offer, then you can click this specially tracked link to get started and claim your treble odds promotion right away.
I wouldn’t stick my neck on the line and simply offer up a bookmaker to my loyal readers if I didn’t think that there was something more substantial than a juicy welcome offer.
The first thing that was really surprising to me is how functional the design of the site is. I’ve always associated 888 Sport products in the past with dated, dull designs. But, this is different.
It’s got a modern feel to it, the black and orange works well together and the left hand sidebar makes it easy for me to jump between different sports and betting markets.
As you may know, pretty much all my accumulator betting is done with football, so it’s imperative that this section functions how I need it too.
After clicking on the football section you will see a ‘Filter’ button at the top and from here can filter out all the games for that market. This is a brilliant idea, and something very few bookmakers actually do.
Often when I find that I cant get a decent Win-Draw-Win acca going I move to other markets, so the ability to see the odds for each game within this market in one list, is just perfect for me.
As an addition to that, and only something I’ve noticed whilst writing this review is the number of markets they have on offer. The Premier League games on offer are consistently up and over the 150 market count, with some even hitting nearer 200 (not including in-play markets). It’s a staggering number and they smash even the likes of bet365 out of the park when it comes to number of markets per game.
I was also delighted to see that they have live streaming on site, and it’s for free! Well, you need to have at least £1 in your account, but it’s a small price to pay for a welcomed feature.
Games are a bit random if I’m being honest, but they do include Bundesliga matches, which is easily their highest profile league on offer.
There’s honestly not a lot I don’t like about 888 Sport. I’ve heard friends and others grumble about the design, saying the font is too small, but you can simply increase this via your browser.
The number of markets for sports outside of football is probably something that would need addressing. As I say, football is the main sport that I bet on, but apart from outright winner markets and a handful of others, sports such as golf, cricket, rugby and darts are all a bit lacklustre.
I’m surprised about how much I’ve enjoyed using the 888 Sport bookmaker. I honestly thought I would come in, use the welcome offer and then be on my way.
I’m not going to say it’s somewhere that I will be using for the majority of my bets, because it isn’t, but I love it as an alternative. The ability to watch a decent range of sports and take advantage of an incredible amount of markets, especially for football, is something that is right up my street.
Whilst I have decided to stick around, you at least simply MUST take advantage of the treble odds welcome offer as it’s probably the best in the industry at the minute.