It's quite common for sports betting sites to eventually start offering poker and casino games as well, but 888 did it the other way around. It started out as an online casino before branching out to include sports betting, poker, bingo och games.
888 is owned by 888 Holdings plc, a large gambling company that operates gambling sites through its Gibraltar based subsidiary Cassava Enterprises.
Gambling and odds
888 Sport has a good selection of sports, but the odds are sometimes a tad tight compared to what can be found elsewhere online. Large and well known sporting events that are expected to attract a lot of gamblers are however normally given (for the gambler) more favorable odds.
You can find a long row of sports at 888 Sport, from staples like NFL American football, Major League baseball and WNBA basket to more unusual things like Gaelic Games football, Sittingbourne greyhounds and WSOP poker.
Live betting is possible at 888 Sport.
888 Sport offers cell phone betting at mobile.888sport.com, but you need to register and deposit through 888sport.com. The cell phone betting service includes all the sports offered on the main website, and both normal wagering and in-play wagering is possible.
As a new player at 888 Sport Mobile, you will get a €5 no lose bet. (If you lose your €5 bet, you'll get your €5 back.)
888 Sport bonus and special offers
New members at 888 Sport get to make a risk free €20 bet. If you lose your €20, you get your money back from 888 Sport. €20 might seem low compared to the €100+ matching bonuses offered by many other sites, but when you compare the requirements for this risk free bet with the ones stipulated for most matching bonuses you can clearly see that this risk free bet is actually a very nice promotion to take advantage of.
If you decide to try the cell phone betting service, you get to make another risk free bet (€5).
Other examples of recurring campaigns at 888 Sport are 88th Minute Money Back Special and Lucky 888th. . It is also possible to get free bets by betting on certain selected events. You might have to do some digging around on the site to find the best offers, because some of the more lucrative campaigns are actually quite hidden away.
888 Sport accepts many different banking methods, including cards like VISA and MasterCard, e-wallets like Neteller and Moneybookers, and direct bank transfers.
At 888 sport, customer support is available around the clock, seven days a week. The site however very fuzzy about how this support can be reached, and its very difficult to find a phone number or e-mail address to the support. Instead, customers are steered towards the FAQ page, from which you can get to an e-mail form. No live chat is available, but it is possible to contact the support by calling +350 200 41387 (international) or 0-800-096-4780 (UK Free Phone), or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.