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888 Key Features

Here are some of the main reasons why you should consider 888sport:

  • They have a generous new customer bonus where you can claim NZ$30 in free bets
  • Football and American Football predictor competitions available
  • Enjoy Best Odds Guaranteed for UK and Irish horse racing
  • Bet and Watch horse racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Get a daily free bet if you back a winner at 888sport
  • Create your own football match multiples with Bet Builder

Welcome Bonus

888sport have one of the most generous new customer bonuses for Irish customers and we recommend taking full advantage. Quite simply, you can earn NZ$30 in free bets simply by registering a new online betting account and placing a NZ$10 bet or more. This naturally involves depositing at least NZ$10 so that you can place this bet.

You must place your qualifying bet of NZ$10 or more on a betting selection of 1/2 (1.50) in order to trigger the NZ$30 in bookies free bets. Once this opening bet has been settled, then 888sport will give you 3 x NZ$10 free bets which can be used on any sports betting market.

Please ensure that you use the promotional code 30FB when you make your first real money deposit in order to qualify for the free bets NZ. You can either choose to place a single bet or a multiple bet to qualify although the cumulative odds must always be 1/2 (1.50).

The bonus is pretty good in the sense that you are getting 300% in free bets compared to your original deposit and bonus. Having to place a qualifying bet at 1/2 (1.50) means that most betting selections are available and you should expect to see your free bets in your account within 72 hours of your first bet being settled.

Betting Markets for 888sport

888sport provide hundreds of pre-match betting markets for football matches from all the leading competitions such as Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and the Champions League. They helpfully have a number of football betting coupons available such as Match Result, Both Teams to Score and Over / Under 2.5 Goals and that’s great if you’re looking to place an accumulator on the action.

This is a bookmaker who create their own betting prices and you’ll often find that they are best odds about some of the big favourites on a certain football coupon. They offer competitive margins across all football competitions and it’s good to see a Bet Builder option so that you can put together a bespoke bet.

There aren’t strict betting limits when it comes to placing a football bet although we noticed that customers don’t have as much flexibility on horse racing, especially for the smaller meetings even if you can secure Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing meetings. 888sport tend to be middle of the road with their betting odds for other sports.

App & Site Experience

888sport have been using the same dark background with orange branding since they launched the online sportsbook and it works pretty well on desktop, tablet or mobile. You can find the big promotions in a rotating slider on the homepage, while the popular events are also listed prominently and you’re immediately in the picture with what’s going on.

The navigation is pretty good and we particularly like the way that the latest football coupons are so accessible. The bet slip functionality is really nice and your selections automatically populate the slip, while the pages load nice and fast.

888sport also have a betting app and that is nice and easy to use. It has all the same hallmarks as the mobile betting site and it’s a great option to load up the app and place a bet quickly, with your payment option being saved once you have entered it for the first time.

Payment Options

There are an enormous number of accepted payment methods at 888sport and these are broadly split between the deposit methods that can also receive withdrawals and those where you would need to find an alternative way to withdraw any funds back to your personal account.

The most popular way for New Zealand customers to fund their 888sport account is by using a debit card and it’s a simple case of registering those card details which are then saved for further deposits. There are also a number of e-wallet payment options and PayPal is available to Irish customers along with Neteller, Skrill and MuchBetter.

Many customers want to use Apple Pay for their betting transactions and 888sport accept this form of payment although you can’t withdraw back to an Apple Pay account and the same applies to methods such as AstroPay card, Instadebit and Paysafecard among others.

Customer Support

There is an 888sport Support Center where you are able to get the answer to all your queries, with plenty of Frequently Asked Questions available through a useful search facility. This is a useful first port of call although there’s the opportunity to make contact by sending an online betting form including your email address and you’ll get a reply back within one working day.

Alternatively, there is the opportunity to make contact through Live Chat and this is a great way of making contact, with this service being available on a 24/7 basis and you will find someone picking this query up and being highly responsive. There are always plenty of staff available and they’re professional and quick to resolve any query that you might have.

Final Verdict

It’s clear that 888sport are among the Premier League of bookmakers and they have a first-class betting operation which is especially strong for New Zealand customers wanting to bet on football, horse racing and American sports. They have clearly got plenty of technological clout which means that you can enjoy a dynamic betting experience whether it’s through desktop, mobile or app.

The free bet is nice and simple to understand, while there are plenty of other promotions so that you can enjoy further free bets. The predictor competitions are a particularly good perk, while horse racing fans will love the fact that they can not only get Best Odds Guaranteed but also access the live streaming that is available.

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About the Author

Adam has worked in online betting for pretty much his entire adult life. Having spent over a decade working for some of the biggest online bookmakers in their operations and content teams, NFL and fantasy NFL are Adam's main focus, but there's always room for some golf, horse racing and soccer, particularly soccer card markets.