888sports review and welcome offers
It is time for another review and this time we are going to take a detailed look at the 888sport online betting platform to try and give an overview on all the things that matter to you.
888sport are based in Gibraltar and are an arm of 888holdings. They joined the market in 2008 and have produced a number of catchy advertising campaigns that you will most likely be aware of especially if you are into cricket. Shane Warne, the Australian spin bowler, was the face of their adverts a few years ago and Ian Wright was one of their pundits at Euro 2012 but what are they like compared to the competition now?
We look at several categories and see just how good 888sport are compared to the many competitors on the market to find out whether they are worth spending your time and, more importantly, money with.
Read on to find out more:
New Customer Offer at 888sport
888sport will be looking to attract new customers ahead of their rivals by offering an attractive bonus when you open an account but will new customers be enticed by the 888sport welcome offer?
The offer is called ‘bet £10 get £30’ and is open to new customers who sign up for an account with 888sport. Once your account is open you have 90 days to play your qualifying bet (use the code 30f to claim the bonus – do not forget to do this) which needs players to wager at least £10 on any event with odds of at least 1.5 or 1/2.
This is a decent opening offer but it certainly is not the biggest out there on the market which may put some punters off but there are plenty more plus points for 888sport which make the slightly disappointing offer to new customers less of an issue.
Once your qualifying bet
has been settled you have seven days to play your bonus but
make sure you read all the terms and conditions so you get the most out of the
welcome offer as you only get it the once.
888sport First impressions
The first thing to say about the 888sport website is that it looks good, very good. If you are not familiar with the company then all you need to know is they have decked the site out in their traditional orange, black and white colour scheme which works really nicely, creating a warm and welcoming feel.
If you encounter any problems getting the site to display properly we highly recommend you try using a different browser before contacting them directly as this cured all the initial issues we encountered. Something i find a little bit annoying.
As for the design and functionality, it is fair to say that everything works really well and looks sharp. The menus at the top, which drop down with more options, could be a bit smoother but the menus down the left hand side that give all the available sports are crisp and clear. The white text used on the left menus gives a stylish feel to the site and are very easy to navigate.
The great thing about the 888sport site is that it beats most of the competition and the more you use it the more you notice just how easy it is to find what you are looking for. As stated above, the only real drawback is those drop down menus at the top which can be slightly irritating but most people will probably not mind too much.
Betting odds and sports covered by 888sport
888sport are a very big player in sport betting and they offer a huge, comprehensive range of sports for their customers to choose from. There are 35 in total including the most important ones such as football (American and Aussie rules included), cricket, golf, tennis, snooker, darts, rugby (league and union), cycling and basketball.
There are also plenty of niche markets to select from with UFC fighting, surfing and sumo all available which should please those with an eye for the more obscure.
They compare pretty well against the competition and this is probably one of 888sport’s main strengths. They have been adding to their sportsbook every year since they started out in 2008 which means the list can be expected to continue growing. You will find 888sports offering better in comaprison to the major UK bookmakers.
Now for the important bit, how do 888sport odds compare to the rest of the market. Answer, very well indeed. Football punters will be pleased that they will find some excellent value in the most competitive markets while certain sports have been highlighted as extremely good such as rugby and greyhound racing.
VIP customers will be able to take advantage of some incentives designed to harbour loyalty as 888sport look to build and retain a core client base but even if you are just a casual bettor this is certainly a bookmaker you should be looking at.