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888sport is part of the range of products offered by 888 Holdings plc., one of the largest sports betting and gaming operators in the world. The sportsbook was established back in 2002 and it is operated by Cassava, a subsidiary of 888 Holdings. 888’s platform, including the casino, the sportsbook and the other products now serves over 25 million customers from all over the world. 888 is one of the betting and gaming companies that is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
888sport is a principal partner of not one of two, but four very popular English football clubs – Birmingham City, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End. The company and its headquarters are based in Gibraltar, but it is also licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
There is hardly an online sportsbook that has a more diverse offer in terms of number of sports. 888 Sport offers over 35 different sports, including a range of non-sporting events. You will see the most popular sports and competitions listed at the top, but as you scroll down you can view the rest of the offered sports. You’ll find the sports that are most popular among bettors like ice hockey, football, basketball and soccer, but also sports like netball, pesapallo and bandy.
The odds can be presented as decimal, fractional or money-line (American). So, for example, if you choose the NFL, all upcoming matches in the NFL will be presented, along with the win/draw/win odds for each of them. By clicking on the button on the right of the last odds, you will be able to see all selections that are available for that match. On the left, you can click to see the statistics of both teams. You can choose to see only the outright bets, like which team is going to be the winner for that season or winner of its respective conference. You can also choose to browse all baseball games and possible bets.
When it comes to betting options for each particular game, we should note that there are more than few. Let’s take again hockey as an example. In addition to being able to whether the game is going to end in a home win, an away win or a draw, you can also bet on the total number of goals, on the number of goals scored by each team, or which player is going to score a goal, or even the first goal in the game. Furthermore it is also possible bet on the final score, or whether one of the teams will be in the lead after the first quarter. The range of options for other sports is very similar.
In addition to sports, you can also bet on e-Sports, as well as politics and TV and other entertainment events. For example, you can bet on the outcomes of the elections in various countries, other international political events, as well as events such as the Golden Globe and the Oscars.
You will also be able to place bets on games and other sports events that are already happening, also known as live betting or in-play betting. For example, a hockey game between the Canucks and the Flames is under way, and even though the Flames are in the lead, you believe that the Canucks will come on top in the end. You will get very good odds if you bet on that.
And if you have a positive account balance, or have wagered at least $1 in the last 24, you will also be able to watch a vast range of sporting events via live stream, directly through the website.
As you can see betting at 888 Sport is quite simple and easy, and betting on your mobile device, whether it is a smartphone or a tablet is just as easy. You can either request a download link to be sent to your email, scan the QR code or send an SMS and a link will be sent to you via text. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can download the app directly from the app store.
Bonuses and Promotions
All new Canadian players who open a betting account at 888, can benefit from the special Welcome Offer, which allows them to triple their winnings, provided that they manage to win with their first bet. You need to wager at least $5 and up to $10 and if you manage to win, your winnings will be trebled and the bonus amount will be paid out as Free Bet tokens in the value of maximum $20 per token.
Canadians can also benefit from the special American acca bonus. Namely, if you place an accumulator or parlay bet on Northern American sports, which includes at least 5 selections and all but one of them win, you will get your stake back in the form of Free Bet. The minimum amount is $5 and the maximum $25.
A similar bonus is offered on all accumulator bets that include at least four selections. Multiple bets are available for bettors who like to bet on soccer. For example, if a goal is scored later than the 88th minute of the game and the change of result isn’t in your favor, you will get your money back. A number of other promotions, active for a shorter or a longer period of time are also available at 888.
You can use your Canadian credit or debit card to fund your 888 sports betting account, as well as a range of other methods. Maestro cards are only accepted if they’re issued in the UK, but you may use Entropay, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Paysafecard, e-Check, InstaDebit and Wire Transfer.
You just need to visit the ‘Cashier’ and select your preferred payment method and the amount you want to deposit, in order to complete your first transaction. The minimum deposit amount is $10 with most methods. When it comes to withdrawals, you may withdraw as little as £3 or a currency equivalent if you’re using a credit or debit card, Skrill or Neteller. There is no withdrawal limit, unless you’re using a Visa card in which case it is $50,000 per day.
Canadian bettors who have any outstanding issues or questions, can address them to the 888 customer support team via the Canadian toll free number – 1 855 765 2356. Customer support is available from 9am until 10pm GMT. Alternatively, you can provide your email address via an online form and wait for a response.
In summary, 888 Sport has a truly all-encompassing betting offer. There are dozens of sports and a range of different selections that you can choose from. Moreover, there is a number of bonuses available to Canadian bettors, which is not the case with many other operators. The payments are safe and reliable and 888 Sport is quite flexible in terms of withdrawal and deposit limits.
Yes, it is possible to place a Live bet on your smartphone or tablet.
Yes, as long as you can see the bonus offer when you log in and go to the ‘Promotions’ tab, you are also able to claim it.
Yes, for legal reasons you will be required to prove your identity by providing copies of the identification documents and your credit card, if you’re using it as a withdrawal method.
Yes, you can use multiple payment methods, but the withdrawals will usually be processed via the same method you used to make a deposit.
Yes, the operator reserves the right to limit the maximum amount that a bettor can win, depending on the sport and the event in question.