888sport Odds and Bet £10, Get £30 Offer Review with Betting Site Pros and Cons
- Odds: 888sport are very competitive when it comes to betting odds in general and golf betting odds in particular. A recent European Tour event saw them offer the top price on eight of the top 10 players in the field, and this is typical of this bookie.
- Free Bet: 888sport have a Bet £10, Get £30 bonus offer for new customers that means that the bookie gives £30 in sports free bets to new customers who join and bet a tenner.
- Pros: Nice 300% welcome bonus, great odds, slick and intuitive site design
- Cons: They don’t have as extensive or numerous ante post betting markets as some rivals, especially for golf betting
888sport is the sports betting arm of the massive gambling conglomerate 888 Holdings plc who own and/or run a good number of casino, bingo and other gaming websites. 888 Holdings started out in 1997 at the beginning of the online gambling revolution, with 888sport being launched in 2000.
888sport are not so great when it comes to the number of markets they offers for either individual golf tournaments or ante post options. At the time of writing they tend to offer an outright winner market for the standard tournaments and a top five finish market. They do have pretty competitive odds though.
There are plenty of other bookies who get their odds up for the Majors long before 888sport do, but once they join the party, 888 are always challenging for the top price on a large proportion of the field for the US Master, the Open, the USPGA and the US Open.
Free Bet or Welcome Bonus
888sport offer new customers a 300% matched welcome bonus: Bet £10, Get £30 – see the details here.
888sport don’t tend to have much in the way of golf betting offers for existing customers, though they do occasionally offer something special when the Majors roll around.
They do have a good number of betting offers for other sports, however. They have a number of free bet refund offers on football (for example if a late goal downs your bet or your bet loses in a game of five or more goals).
They also have a weekly punting competition: there is £2,000 in free bets up for grabs each week, with a top prize of £888, dished out between the punters with the biggest winning £5 accas that week.
If you fancy trying out any of their other products there are also plenty of offers and bonuses for their casino, live casino and bingo and poker rooms.
A solid, well-designed and user-friendly mobile betting site is the least you can expect from a top bookie these days, and 888sport deliver on those fronts.
888sport have recently introduced live streaming of sports to UK and Ireland-based customers. It covers a number of events including tennis, football and horse racing and requires you to have a funded 888sport account or to have placed a bet in the previous 24 hours.
Compared to the best bookies for live streaming, 888sport do not offer as many sports or events for live streaming. We expect they will expand in this area in the not too distant future, but for now they are a little behind the game in our eyes.
They do, however, have a decent in-play betting (they call it ‘live betting’) area of their site which shows you at a glance how many events are available for various sports, with football, tennis, basketball and volleyball the four most common. The statistics, scores and results and live calendar resources are helpful, but again other bookies have gone a little further than 888sport have so far ventured in terms of providing punters with as much information about events as they might crave.
A decent enough help section on the 888sport betting site allows you to find the answers to most questions. You can also contact them by filling in and submitting an email form or by telephone, which is available from 8am to 9pm GMT only. The absence of live chat support is surprising and rather annoying, though to be fair they do respond to email enquiries promptly.
All in all 888sport are a solid bookie who have invested heavily in recent years to try to get a foothold in the UK betting market. Their bet £10, get £30 opening bonus is definitely worth grabbing and when betting on golf you will find their odds are very good indeed.
They have some way to go to truly compete with the biggest and best in terms of the features their betting site offers, but for a decent bookie with very good odds and a fantastic opening offer, you can’t go far wrong with 888sport.