888 Sport

Online Sports Book Review

Overall Rating: 4.9/5

888 Sport is one of the most popular sports betting companies in the world. They have casinos in over 170 countries worldwide and sportsbooks all over the world as well. 888 Sport partnered with Caesars in Atlantic City to launch their online sportsbook in late 2018. The website is available in a browser-based site for both desktop and mobile, and there is an app that is available to all iOS and Android users.

Pros:
  • Wide variety of betting options
  • In-game live betting
  • Accepts PayPal for deposits and withdrawals
Cons:
  • Occasionally complicated withdrawal process

FAQs

How do I get started?

The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. New users will have to download the app or turn on their location services if using a desktop or mobile browser. This step will run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in New Jersey. New users are required to provide some personal information including the last four digits of their Social Security number.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit money onto the site, users have six different options. They can either use PayPal, Visa or Mastercard, PayNearMe, eCheck/ACH, or cash at Caesars Atlantic City Casino. If users choose to deposit with cash, they will need to bring a valid photo ID with them. There is no minimum deposit.

Is there a deposit bonus?

After signing up, new users will be emailed a link which includes their sign-up bonus. This bonus comes in a $10 free play bet that cannot be withdrawn but can be used to bet on any sporting event on the site. There is also a one-time 100% deposit match bonus of up to $500.

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw money from the site, users have six different options. They can either use PayPal, Visa or Mastercard, PayNearMe, eCheck/ACH, or cash at Caesars Atlantic City Casino. If users choose to withdraw cash, they will need to bring a valid photo ID with them. Cash and PayNearMe are immediate while the credit card options and PayPal can take between two and five business days. An eCheck can take up to one week.

Are my winnings taxable?

All New Jersey online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

Pros

888 Sport currently has close to 15 options of sports to bet on including all of the major North American sports but also rugby, cricket, cycling, and Australian Rules Football. There is even a note on the site that they will be adding even more sports in the near future. This is great for bettors that want to place wagers on some of the more obscure sports. Even with all of the options provided, the site is very simple to use. The interface is easy to look at, and it is not difficult for users to find exactly what they want to bet on quickly. The menu on the left side of the screen has all of the sports available listed out, and the top menu has options for promotions and live betting, making the process crisp and smooth. The in-game live betting feature is a major positive for all gamblers as it is quickly becoming one of the most popular betting options in the industry. 888 Sport is one of the few online casinos in New Jersey to accept PayPal. This is definitely a pro for 888 Sport because it allows users to avoid putting their personal banking information directly onto the site. The site also offers great promotions and loyalty programs for long-time users. For first time users, there is a $10 free bet at sign up to test out 888 Sport and a 100% deposit match bonus up to $500. These are great perks that not every online sportsbook in New Jersey has.

Cons

There are not many cons to using 888 Sport. Probably the biggest that jumps out is that withdrawing from the site can sometimes be difficult and require extra documentation and authorization. This is a minor critique though and should not keep people from using 888 Sport.

How To Place a Bet

In order to place a bet, the bettor must determine what they want to gamble on. If the bettor decides to place a bet on the New York Mets moneyline against the Philadelphia Phillies, they simply have to click the moneyline option for that game. Once clicked, the bet will appear on the betslip on the right side of the page. The betslip can hold multiple bets, so a player can choose up to 10 different betting options and place money on them individually or in a parlay, round robin, or teaser bet. Once the bets are placed, the betslip is cleared and the player can place more wagers if they choose to.

How To Deposit and Withdraw

The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. New users will have to download the app or turn on their location services if using a desktop or mobile browser. This step will run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in New Jersey. New users are required to provide some personal information including the last four digits of their Social Security number. After signing up, new users will be emailed a link which includes their sign-up bonus. This bonus comes in a $10 free play bet that cannot be withdrawn but can be used to bet on any sporting event on the site.

To deposit money onto the site, users have six different options. They can either use PayPal, Visa or Mastercard, PayNearMe, eCheck/ACH, or cash at Caesars Atlantic City Casino. If users choose to deposit with cash, they will need to bring a valid photo ID with them. All of these methods are also available for withdrawal. There is a one-time 100% deposit match bonus of up to $500. There is no minimum deposit, but the user must play through the bonus funds six times in 30 days to be able to withdraw the funds. The bonus is forfeited if funds are withdrawn before completing these requirements. 888 Sport also offers a loyalty program in which a player can complete daily challenges. A daily challenge requires the player to place a bet of at least $50 on a wager that carries at least -200 odds. These challenges offer a $5 bonus to the player and a bonus of an extra $10 if 3 are completed in a week (Monday through Sunday).

Conclusion

There are very few negatives to 888 Sport which has one of the largest selections of sports to bet on in New Jersey. They also have in-game live betting and great bonuses and promotions for all users. The added bonus of being able to use PayPal for deposits and withdrawals should be a major draw for most users. Overall, 888 Sport is one of the best online sports betting apps on the market.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
  • Game Variety: 5/5
  • Game Quality: 5/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 5/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4.5/5
  • User Experience: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.9/5