888Sport have recently launched each-way betting on golf – for the latest each way places and current odds for this week’s events click here.
Bookmaker Review: 888sport
888Sport have become an established player within the UK and Irish online sports betting market. As part of the gaming-focussed 888 Holdings PLC, 888Sport has plenty of heritage to fall back upon and heavy media advertising has made 888’s sportsbook one of the fastest growing online bookmakers. 888Sport have a novel approach to golf betting as they do not offer an each-way facility for punters. However their strong price strategy allows them to offer the very best player prices in golf betting – excellent for generating more profit at tournaments where favourites have a track record of winning.
A large number of Golf Betting System readers use 888sport as part of their bookmaker portfolio – here’s what some of them had to say about 888sport with a specific slant on their golf betting odds, promotions and overall offering. For more bookmaker reviews click here.
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“Fancy some pieces of eight? 888sport is one of the fresher faces on the scene. My main grumble with some firms such as 888 is no each-way facility on the golf – it’s win or place only. BUT their prices often make up for it – this week for instance, at the time of writing, they are an industry-leading 8-1 for Charl Schwartzel, and he is only 5-1 in other places. I like my competitions, and 888sport run regular Twitter and Facebook contests to win free bets. Only problem is I’ve not managed to invest any of the ones I’ve picked up in a winner….yet! Their website works smoothly enough.” Reviewed by KB. Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating 4/5 (1 review)
New customer promotions and bonuses
888 are one of the leading gaming operators on the planet who don’t lack ambition or budget. They are focussed on making 888Sport one of the leading online sports bookmakers and their account opening promotion is now one of the strongest available. 888 are currently offering over £/€500 of welcome bonuses and new customer promotions across the 888 online stable of award-winning gaming products.
Promo codes are required to access some of the 888 new customer bonuses and are listed below and in further detail here. Simply select the relevant link below to claim the welcome bonus. New customers only, 18+, T&Cs apply:
- 888Sport: Bet £10 Get £30 – to qualify click here
Key Terms: New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30f – A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market – Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) – Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days – Free bet stakes not included in returns – See site for Withdrawal restriction and Terms & Conditions.
888sport Golf Betting Coverage
888Sport’s approach to golf is totally different, but that can work to a regular golf punter’s advantage. 888Sport cover every Major, World Golf Championship, PGA and European Tour tournament plus the web.com, Champions, and LPGA Tours. Their Overall markets traditionally go live late Monday/early Tuesday morning and they use this to their advantage by effectively offering industry-leading prices across a proportion of the field.
Now the difference with 888Sport is that you can’t back players each-way. That puts off plenty of traditionalist punters, but actually it offers up value in different ways. With their better pricing, it’s often the case that a Win plus a separate place bet with 888Sport actually generates a better blended price than an each-way bet. Secondly 888Sport’s better prices are perfect for those who ‘back to lay’ on the exchanges.
888Sport also comes into its own in tournaments, especially late season small field tournaments, where short priced players traditionally dominate. Why, for example would you take Jordan Spieth to win the Hero World Challenge in December at 10/1 with a traditional bookmaker, when 888Sport are offering a win-only 12/1? But this strategy can also work for the biggest tournaments. With all 4 Major Champions in 2014 winning with odds of 40/1 or less (McIlroy was 5/1 at the PGA Championship), it’s becoming increasingly more sensible to back the favourites at the Majors with 888Sport, to maximise profit.
888Sport only offer a limited amount of golf markets, but their pricing on the Overall makes up for it.Typical Markets – Outright Betting, Place, 2/3 balls and Match Betting.
888Sport Maximum Golf Payout
£100,000 across bets placed on the Majors, WGC, PGA, European & LPGA Tour events; Ryder & Solheim Cup. £25,000 for all other competitions.
888Sport In-Play Betting
In-Play is available on PGA and European tour events as well as Majors and WGCs.
888Sport Golf Betting Odds
As you would expect, we keep as close as we can to player odds here at Golf Betting System. As we have already highlighted, 888Sport’s win-only strategy and the fact that they focus on a small number of markets gives them an advantage when it comes to headline overall market prices. Popular players are often industry leading with 888, and the value continues across the midfield from 50/1 to 100/1.
Extended Each-Way Places
Not available with 888sport. They stopped offering each-way places after the 2013 US Masters, instead concentrating on giving better prices.
888sport Sports Promotions
888Sport offer a range of ongoing promotions which cover football, horse racing and US Sports. They aren’t the strongest in the market, but the ACCA Club is novel, innovative, exclusive and profitable for regular accumulator bettors. However a really strong feature of 888Sport is the fact that they don’t hesitate to take big bets. Big stakes are fine with 888 who don’t tend to limit bets which many other online sports bookmakers do very frequently, minimising their exposures. Here are a few of the football and horse racing promotions that 888Sport offer detailed below:
Football 88th Minute Special: If you regularly bet on the Champions League, Premier League, or La Liga football matches then this promotion will interest you. Place a single bet of at least £/€5 in the To Win (90 minutes), Last Goal Scorer or Correct Score markets on all English Premier League and Champions League matches and if a late goal is scored by either team between the 88th and end of normal time which scuppers your bet don’t panic – 888sport will give you a free bet up to a maximum stake lost of £/€50.
Free Bet Saturday: 888sport also give their customers a free £5 bet every Saturday. Free Bet Saturday is a new promotion and rewards in-play football bets which can be across Europe’s top leagues. To qualify simply place 3 more in-play bets worth at least £10 each on any Saturday Premier League, Scottish Premier League, La Liga or Bundesliga match. Minimum in-play qualifying odds of 1/2 (1.5). 888sport then give away a free £5 in-play bet to use on Sunday’s matches. No quibbles, no questions, just a free £5 bet each and every Saturday.
888sport Customer Experience
- Maximum Payouts. Football: £250,000 top level competitions; British and Irish Horse Racing: £100,000 – UK & Ireland, £100,000 – Group 1 races not held in UK & Ireland, £25,000 – all other races; Golf: £100,000 PGA/European Tour; Greyhound Racing: £25,000 – BAGS and BEGS meetings; Tennis: £150,000; Rugby Union/League: £100,000; Cricket: £100,000; NFL & MLB: £50,000; Motor Racing: £50,000; Snooker: £50,000; Darts: £100,000, Handball: £100,000; Volleyball: £100,000; Basketball: £100,000.
- Currencies Accepted. 888Sport accept payments from 1 of 5 currencies. 888 offer a single wallet spanning their full range of products including Sportsbook, Casino, Games, Gaming, Poker and Bingo products. The following currencies are accepted Danish Krone, Euro, Swedish Krona, Sterling and US Dollar.
- Deposit methods. Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Paysafecard, EntroPay, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, WebMoney, CashUp, Ukash, Wire Transfer, Bank Transfer and Fast Bank Transfer.
- Withdrawal methods. Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Paysafecard, EntroPay, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, WebMoney, Wire Transfer, Bank Transfer, Fast Bank Transfer and Cheque.
- Sports Market Coverage. American Football, Aussie Rules, Bandy, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Formula 1, Floorball, Football, Golf, Greyhounds, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Netball, Pool, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Surfing, Tennis, Trotting, UFC/MMA, Volleyball and Winter Sports.
- Customer Support. 888sport offers multi language customer service in English, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Russian. Phone support is offered from 9am to 10pm GMT, with support available through e-mail and live chat.
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