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  • Free bet stake not included in any returns.
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  • Free bets valid for 7 days,
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A cricket betting site that provides a great online experience around the world

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Good range of odds
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Apps for Android and iOS
VIP Program
Good choice of banking methods
review by: Jim

Looking to understand more about a key player the Indian betting market? 888Sport are one of the most established online betting sites in the world.

Our team of gaming experts have examined everything they have to offer in India. Start with their welcome bonus, range of cricket odds and much more.

Discover how this bookmaker compares with the best choices available to Indian customers.

888Sport’s Welcome Offer – 100% Bonus up to $100

New customers can get a 100% deposit bonus available in India. The maximum amount on offer is $100. Currently, there isn’t a bonus available in rupees, unlike some of the top-rated betting sites, but this offer is still worth considering.

The bonus will depend on your initial deposit, from a minimum of $10, up to $100. It’s available once your first deposit has been wagered in full at odds of 1.5 (1/2). This compares very well with other welcome bonuses in India, many of which have higher rollover requirements.

888 sport India welcome offer $100

New Customer Offer Terms and Conditions

  • New customers only.
  • Minimum deposit of $10
  • A qualifying bet is a “real money” stake of at least $10.
  • Minimum odds of ½ (1.5).
  • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days.
  • Free bet stakes not included in returns.
  • Deposit method, withdrawal restrictions and full T&C’s apply.
  • 18+. begambleaware.org.

Other Offers and Promotions

All major bookmakers have a dedicated bonuses and promotions page where you can find all the current offers available. For 888Sport, this is “promotions” and is located in the main banner of the site.

Be careful not to claim any of these until you’ve claimed the welcome or sign-up offer since your first bet with the bookmaker counts towards the welcome bonus.

All bookmaker promotions are subject to change at any time; however, these are popular offers the betting giant runs:

  • Double winnings.
  • Daily free bets.
  • Bet builder.
  • Acca refunds.

Let’s look at the finer details of these in turn.

Double Winnings

If you’re a fan of soccer or football betting, you can get double winnings on the Champions League and the Europa League group stages. Do this by:

  1. Placing at least a £10 bet using the Bet Builder feature.
  2. If you win, you’ll receive a token (just like a free bet) to the same value as your winnings.
  3. This needs to be used in-play on any Champions League or Europa League game.

This offer can be run every day.

Daily Free Bets

This offer is so valuable because it covers so much of the sportsbook. We particularly like that you can use it on cricket markets, as well as the more popular football and horse racing.

To claim this offer:

  1. Back your favourite team at a rate of at least 4/1 (5.0). Hard to get these rates on the Chennai Super Kings at home! The minimum stake needs to be £10.
  2. This can be on any market.
  3. If it wins, you’ll get a free £5 bet.
  4. This can be claimed once a day, every day!

How The Bet Builder Works

Bet Builder is 888Sport’s version of requesting your bet. It’s pretty simple:

  1. Add your selections to your bet slip.
  2. The available odds will instantly change as you add or remove selections.

Note that this doesn’t convert your bet to a double, treble, or an accumulator. It’s just one bet. This is perfect if you want to bet on multiple markets within the same match. It can also be done on pre-match and live betting markets.

At the time of writing, Bet Builder is only available on football. Hopefully, in the near feature, this will extend into cricket, too.

Acca Refunds

If you’re a fan of American sports, which we definitely are, then this offer could suit you perfectly. Accas (accumulators) add a more exciting element to sports betting, and so this could be a great way to get involved knowing that if one of the selections loses, you get a free bet.

  1. Bet at least $5 or more on an accumulator with at least 5 selections.
  2. The minimum rates for each selection need to be 3/10 (1.3).
  3. Be sure to use only the MLS, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB markets.
  4. If only one of your options loses, you’ll receive a free bet to the same amount as your original stake, up to $25.
  5. This needs to be used within 7 days!

Is 888Sport Trustworthy?

Of prime importance here is whether 888Sport holds the necessary gambling licence with government departments. Since the UK is so prominent in the online betting world, we are happy to say that all of the 888 Holdings plc companies are registered with the UK Gambling Commission. It also holds the necessary licences in Gibraltar and Malta.

888Sport is a relatively established bookmaker, having launched in 2008. It made a positive name for itself through its sportsbook and also its casino arm in 888casino. It seems to be dedicated to promoting fair gambling services, competitive odds, and excellent customer service features.

It’s clear to see that the betting giant takes itself seriously. Aside from acquiring the popular Fontwell racecourse, it won the Marketing Campaign of the Year award at the sought-after Gaming Intelligence Awards in 2017.

888Sport takes self-exclusion and the potential risks of online betting seriously, taking a proactive part in the publicly recognised BeGambleAware, GAMSTOP and eCOGRA Safe and Fair programs. It dedicates an entire section on its site on how to protect yourself when betting online, and on the importance of taking breaks and betting sensibly.

Fast Deposit and Withdrawal Times

Alternative banking methods are becoming increasingly popular with online bookmakers. This is something we actively hunt for when recommending a bookmaker, and 888Sport meets our expectations.

For first deposits and certain promotions and bonuses, e-wallet deposit methods such as PayPal, Neteller and Skrill can’t be used — being the case for sports bets and casino bets. Instead, you will need to use a debit card. As this isn’t an INR betting site, you’ll need to operate in another currency.

Ultimate List of Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

The following can be used for depositing and withdrawing:

The following can only be used for deposits.

  • Bank Transfer.
  • Boleto.
  • EPS.
  • iWallet.
  • Todito Cash.
  • Nordea.
  • Op-Pohjola.
  • PurplePay.
  • Verkkopankki.
  • Sofort.
  • Transferencia Bancaria.
  • Instant Banking powered by Citadel.
  • AstroPay Card.
  • YandexMoney.

Deposit and Withdrawal Times

Our experience with 888 is that our deposits are instant. However, for these popular methods, it states the following timeframes:

  • Debit cards: up to 10 minutes.
  • PayPal: up to 10 minutes.
  • Neteller and Skrill: up to 10 minutes.
  • Bank transfer: up to 10 business days.

More importantly, you need to know that your funds aren’t going to take weeks to reach your bank account. Withdrawal times are advertised to be:

  • VISA: up to 8 days.
  • Mastercard: up to 6 days.
  • PayPal, Neteller, and Skrill: 4–5 days.

Are There Any Withdrawal Restrictions and Deposit Limits?

This will vary, depending on how new or established your profile is. You can also place restrictions on your account, which can be fixed in place for a certain amount of time.

Minimum withdrawal standard limits are reported as follows:

  • Wire transfer: $20, €15, £15.
  • PayPal, Neteller, Skrill and UK debit cards: $15, €15, £15.

The deposit amount minimums vary depending on your chosen method:

Payment Method Min Deposit
Visa $10, €10, £10
Mastercard $10, €10, £10
PayPal $10, €10, £10
Neteller $10, €10, £10
Skrill $10, €10, £10
Wire Transfer £100
Online Bank Transfer $15, €10, £10

 

Cricket Betting Odds

One of the things we particularly like about 888Sport is how easy it is to place a bet. Navigation is very simple, with a responsive interface and a well laid-out home page. It takes seconds to find the sport you’re interested in and to access the in-depth markets. This is especially important if you want to bet in-play when the odds can move really quickly.

888Sport live betting cricket

Odds Comparison With the Best

When it comes to odds, 888Sport is incredibly competitive, advertising its policies for best odds. Comparing it with one of the biggest bookmakers in the world in bet365, both sites had India to win at 7/2 (4.5).

However, 888Sport had Australia as the outright tournament favourites at 11/4 (3.75), whereas 888Sport had odds of 7/2 (4.5). That’s a huge difference, which could be because of an outsider team’s price difference causing an imbalance in the book.

Even so, depending on your staking amount, your potential winnings could be extreme. For example, the difference on a £100 stake at 888Sport’s price for India is £75. While no bookmaker can be the best price on every outcome, they are clearly a competitive betting site in this area.

As with most online betting sites, changing the odds format is at the bottom of the betting options in an obvious drop-down list. Select from fractional, decimal and American format; whichever makes more sense to you.

Does 888Sport Offer Cash Out?

Yes. This is a very important feature and is one most of the best online bookmakers use. To confirm if your bet is available for cashing out, look for the words “CASH OUT” on the bet slip. At the time of writing, this has a green border and is very clear to see. We tested this out on backing India to beat South Africa in an upcoming international Twenty20 match.

Mobile Betting via Apps

Many bettors are moving towards using mobile sites and apps for placing their bets. This is especially the case when at the stadium and wanting to place an in-play bet quickly, or on the commute.

888Sport mobile betting banner

The mobile app is available on the following platforms:

  • iOS.
  • Android.

To install the app, we advise that you first register on the desktop site and claim the welcome bonus. It isn’t always available on mobile, although the current offering does award you with a free £10 bet to use on a mobile.

Once this is done:

  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play for Android users.
  2. Type in “888Sport” in the search bar.
  3. Click the download button and pass through security.
  4. Log in using the same information as per the desktop site.
  5. Enjoy!

Our experience with the app is exactly the same as its desktop site — fast, pain-free and user-friendly. Some betting apps have a poor interface, making it difficult to get to the desired sport, match and market. However, we had a bet placed within 20 seconds on a 4G network. That was an in-play bet, too. A pre-match bet would have been a few seconds quicker!

The mobile site was slightly less-responsive than the app, although it wasn’t too difficult to use.

Live Betting on Cricket and Other Sports

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of live betting. 888Sport recognises this by having in-play live betting across its entire sportsbook. The key with in-play betting is being able to place a bet extremely quickly. This is something that this betting site excels at. For this to be successful, we need:

  • Easy navigation.
  • Competitive odds.
  • Fast bet confirmation.

All of the above factors passed our test, and we were delighted with many different markets available. If you’re looking to get the best cricket odds, we certainly found this with the in-play options. We particularly like the live update for match stats, which are seamlessly updated as the match unfolds. This could provide you with some ideas on which sport bet to place next if you’re unsure.

VIP Club and Loyalty Program

We’re happy to say that 888Sport has an active VIP program. It’s changed over recent years, and so is likely to change again. However, it’s current VIP membership is based on winning up to €500 in cash every week. This is based purely on the total stakes you place each week:

Stake (in Euros) Cash Reward (In Euros)
250-999 25
1,000-2,499 50
2,500-4,999 75
5,000-9,999 125
10,000-19,999 250
20,000 500

The rewards are based on the following terms:

  1. The week runs from Monday to Sunday, and any market is included.
  2. Minimum odds for bets to qualify are ½ (1.5).
  3. Both single and multiple bets qualify.

Note that these rewards are once you’re in the VIP program. The bookmaker doesn’t advise the requirements for qualifying for the VIP program, unfortunately.

Other VIP-specific bonuses might be free sports tickets, a deposit bonus or other tailored incentives. Keep an eye out on the promotions page for any updates on this.

VIP For Indian Customers

While 888Sport doesn’t restrict access to its VIP program based on geography, access is tailored to the individual account. We recommend that you confirm this with the customer support department once your account is registered.

Customer Support Options

888Sport actively encourages you to contact its teams if you have a query. The different methods it offers are:

  • FAQs.
  • Web form — the equivalent of email.
  • Telephone — see the numbers below for these.
  • Live chat.

It has a selection of frequently asked questions to explore first. These can save you time rather than waiting in a queue on the phone or on live chat. The FAQs cover a wide variety of areas:

  • Bonus and promotions.
  • Depositing and withdrawals.
  • Games.
  • Logging in and account problems.
  • Registration.
  • Technical issues.

If you can’t find your answer in these, a simple web form can be used to contact customer support. This will trigger an email response, which we know some of you prefer.

The fastest ways to get contact are either by phone. These aren’t that well-advertised on the site, but the numbers are:

  • UK: +44 203 478 0670
  • Germany: +44 203 478 1875
  • Canada: 1 855 765 2356
  • India and all other countries: +44 203 478 0670

Something we really like about this site is how active it is with the sports blog. This covers all major sports, such as football and horse racing. It also has a section dedicated to cricket betting, offering insights on the latest matches and markets.

Where Else Do They Operate?

As with many of the top online bookmakers, 888Sport mainly focuses on the UK market for its promotions. This also includes Ireland, which is backed by it advertising GBP and Euros throughout its site.

Although it does offer a sportsbook for cricket and the IPL, we would like to see it engage more with the Indian market. As sports betting, and cricket betting in particular, grows, perhaps we’ll see more coverage of cricket in India with live markets and continued competitive bhav.

At the time of writing, thesite is available in the following languages:

  • English.
  • Cyrillic.
  • German.
  • Spanish.
  • Finnish.
  • French.
  • Portuguese.

It also has dedicated sites for these countries:

  • Spain.
  • Italy.
  • Romania.
  • Denmark.

Summary

The current “Bet £10 and Get £30” is a highly valuable sign-up offer and only takes minutes to claim. Not all bookmakers are currently offering free bets as a welcome bonus. Some offer a matched deposit or casino only offers, which can take longer to complete and are less worthwhile. Free bets are definitely the easiest and most valuable offers to take up, though.

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All bonuses are subject to 88Sport Terms & Conditions.

Pros
Trusted bookmaker with a worldwide reputation
Wide range of cricket betting odds and tournaments
Impressive in-play options
Well rated mobile apps for iOS and Android
Lots of banking methods available
VIP program available worldwide
Cons
No specific welcome offer for Indian customers
INR not accepted as a currency

888Sport - Frequently Asked Questions

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Do 888Sport accept Indian customers?

Yes. Customers from India are welcome at 888Sport.

Can I deposit at 888Sport in Indian Rupees?

Indian Rupees (INR) is not an accepted currency at 888Sport right now. Customers can use other popular options such as US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros, though.

Do 888Sport have an app?

888Sport offer an app for both iOS and Android devices. You can download it from the Apple or Google Play store.

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Jim
Jim is a cricket fanatic with a decade of experience in the iGaming industry. He is a real sports nerd and since falling in love with betting while at University he has combined his passions. He strives to provide sports fans and gamblers alike with the most insightful, accurate analysis possible.