This 888sport review provides Nigerian players with key insights into one of the biggest operators in online sports betting. Along the way, we’ll summarise the pros and cons of playing with 888sport.
There’s no specific Nigerian site with this operator. However, players can sign up and play on the main 888sport page. We’ll look later, at what this means in terms of the sports and bonuses offered at the bookie.
888sport Bonus & Promotions
The site has a long list of terms and conditions – known as the T&Cs. We’ll be meeting these again! When considering the 888 sport bonus promos, it’s important to be aware of the various restrictions that apply. These aren’t always obvious until you read the small (often tiny) print.
Bonuses often feature enhanced odds. One bet (maximum €10) will get an odds boost if it wins, and this will be paid by the next day. There are also 888sport free bet promos, although these are often restricted in terms of the sports they can be used with. And note that, if there’s a win using a free bet, the player only gets the winnings – the stake itself isn’t returned.
There’s also a “profit boost” offer which is basically the same as the enhanced odds offer. The only small difference is that with this promo, the boost is applied before placing the wager.
The 888sport welcome bonus is reasonable – deposit €10 and the company gives you €30 to play with. But they are vague about whether Nigerian players will receive the 888sport bonus. One of the T&Cs states that the company can exclude any country from its promotions. Nigeria is not quoted as an excluded country. However, these conditions change regularly. So it may be best to check this, by contacting customer support, before you decide to deposit. The wagering requirement is x30 on many of the bonuses, which is generous compared to some other online betting sites.
Choice of Sports
Many Nigerian users find the 888sport site somewhat narrow in its outlook. There are various sports and fixtures that don’t have a huge following in Nigeria. Greyhounds, and ice hockey anyone? However, the site has strengths in its coverage of football, racing and tennis, even if the focus is somewhat narrow. All in all, it could certainly do with more African football coverage. Especially given the enormous fanbase for soccer in countries such as Nigeria.
888sport betting odds have a good reputation for fair pricing. That doesn’t mean a great deal until an actual wager is being placed. At that point, the player wants to know whether they’re getting a good deal on the particular bet they’re considering. The way to judge is to compare 888sport odds with what other sites are offering for the exact same match and market.
888sport In-play betting
The In-play betting is excellent. Pick a match and the odds for bets are updated in real-time. There’s a handy graphic showing the gameplay. And placing a wager is simple. What’s more the site offers the ever-popular cashout option. If a bet looks like coming good, the punter can cash in their winnings, without waiting for the full-time result.
Not all matches are live-streamed. Horse racing tends to be well covered, but other sports are not streamed in real-time. Instead, a graphic summarises the current gameplay. This is convenient but 888sport sports betting could improve its offer by increasing the number of fixtures it streams.
There’s live casino roulette, and other roulette versions, along with baccarat and live poker. The site has a good range of slots and table games, and 888 sports live chat is a popular feature for talking with customer support representatives.
Casino Bonuses & Promotions
As usual, the advice is to check the availability of any bonuses that are being advertised. The welcome bonus on the casino side is generous – $1,500, (roughly ₦549,000). However, this is split over five deposits.
There’s also a fun roulette promo that pays out every time the ball lands on 8. In fact, there’s a new offer every day, plus a daily jackpot.
Be careful to choose a payment method that can also be used for withdrawing funds when opening an 888sport account. Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards are accepted, as are Paypal and Neteller. Various e-wallets, such as Ecopayz are also valid. Nearly all deposits will be processed within ten minutes, many instantly.
Withdrawals take far longer, with times of between 5 and 8 days for Mastercard, Visa, Neteller and the rest. However, VIP and gold members are eligible for faster payouts.
This could be improved. Most sites now have live online chat, but 888sport customer support doesn’t have this. The only option is email and it can take up to 48 hours for customer services to reply.
Why Bet At 888sport
Keen pricing is definitely 888sport’s biggest plus. That’s followed by its excellent range of bet types for those sports and fixtures it covers. Hopefully, a more international approach to sports and fixtures will follow as the site grows.
Here are the answers to the commonest questions people ask about 888sport.
Can I bet with Naira?
Unfortunately, you can’t bet using naira. However, €, $ and £ are accepted, so you’ll have to use a card, e-wallet or account in those currencies.
Is sports betting in Nigeria legal?
Online sports betting is legal in Nigeria, as it is not a pure game of chance. Nigerian citizens are allowed to bet online in this context.
Can I bet on my mobile?
Yes, and the 888sport mobile version is clear and easy to use. Just download the IoS or Android 888sport app to the phone.