888sport is one of those bookmakers that simply have quality in everything they offer. Being relatively new on the market hasn’t hindered their capacity to excel at everything they do. The sportsbook is a part of the 888 Holdings which means if you already have an account with their Casino, Bingo or Poker sites, you can easily enjoy the advantages of their football betting markets without having to open another account.
Bonus offers are meant to keep the existing customers and entice the others to join. Most offers are centered on the name of the bookmaker and the number 8. You can open your account now or wait till closer to the World Cup, and you’ll still be offered free bets that will sum up to 88 British pounds. To claim it, place a bet of at least 10 units of any currency with a minimum of 2.0 odds, and you’ll instantly get 10 pounds added to your bankroll. The same thing will happen until bet number 22; then your account will be awarded 18 pounds, which sums up to 88 pounds.
Another bonus which will be to your liking is the no lose bet, exclusively for new players which is worth 20 pounds. To activate the bonus you have to place your first bet, and if you win consider this a lucky start. If you don’t win, 888sport will give you your money back to equal the amount you lost. And in case you want an additional 10 pounds, you have to bet 10 times on a specific market required by the bookie and the bonus will be added to your winnings.
For the World Cup in 2014 it would be wiser to use the 888sport mobile betting platform, either because you’ll be in Brazil or you’re always on the go and just can’t bear the thought of missing out on any special bet. If you have an iPhone, Android or Java, betting with this mobile app is really easy. The layout is similar to the one on the site, slick and at the same time powerful to make you remember where to come back and place that bet of your on the next red card of the tournament.
While they don’t accept players from the US, for all other countries they offer the possibility to change the settings of the site and the betting options. As a result you get a country-specific website, customized for your needs and with markets that will be more or less oriented towards the region you’re from.
One might argue that the odds provided by the bookmaker are not nearly as competitive as the other bookies in the same niche; their daily special bets are what keeps them interesting to the betting world. That and several other no-sport bets will pique your curiosity towards signing up with them closer to the World Cup. Don’t tell us you’d pass on some valuable bet for the “both teams to score in the second half” market if it involved your favorite team.
The minimum amount of money you are able to deposit to your account is as low as 5 units of your currency, but this option is only available if you deposit with a debit card. All other payment methods, like: Skrill, Neteleller, Visa, MasterCard, EntroPay, ClickandBuy, Bank Transfers, UK debit cards and E-checks have different minimums set, and all is specified on the site where you can get additional help on any question you might have.
If you use one of the e-wallets, you’ll get instant access to the money you deposited and you could start betting right away. Use British pounds, US dollars, Euro, Swedish or Danish kroner to bet on halftime/fulltime results, first or last goalscorer, and number of corners in the match, Asian Handicap, penalty betting markets or even the time of the first goal.
888sport does not charge any fees for either deposits or withdrawals which mean your money will be safe with them, because you are the one in charge of everything. Your personal data is always protected by means of the newest technology available, so there’s little risk of someone hacking into your account while you’re busy betting on some Asian handicap market for the World Cup.
They have offices all over the world, and their main goal is to keep customers happy; it goes with that saying that “A happy customer is a lucky customer.” Their support service is available 24/7, and they offer assistance in 11 different languages, so never worry about being misunderstood. If you can’t reach them by phone, you could always try the email and the live chat, which in our opinion will serve a much greater deal to the cause of your problem.
World Cup Specials
Looking back at the previous World Cup, you can easily notice that this tournament specifically attracts new fans both for the teams and the bookmakers, and 888sport is hoping to attract even more with their special offers. If your account was opened through paypal, and your very first bet on any World Cup market will be covered by the bookie in case you lose it.
Another specific World Cup betting market is the 88th minute loser-free bet. Judging by the name of the bet, it should secure you at least some consolation in case you lose a bet. You need to place a single bet of at least 5 units of your currency on the last goalscorer, correct score or team to win, and if a goal is scored by either team from the 88th minute until the last whistle which will make you lose the bet, the bookmaker will give you a free bet of up to 50 units of the same currency.