888 Sportsbook brought its global presence to the New Jersey sports betting market in September 2018. The company already has online casino and poker offerings in the Garden State through www.888.com. It also runs an international version of its sportsbook in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, located on www.888sport.com.
888sport’s platform is powered by Kambi Group, which also provides the same service for SugarHouse and DraftKings Sportsbook in the Garden State. 888sport is a subsidiary of Gibraltar-based 888Holdings, founded in 1997.
888 Sportsbook is available to New Jersey residents of at least 21 years of age through both desktop and mobile platforms. The mobile app is available for Android on the Google Play Store, with plans to roll out on Apple devices in the future.
Creating an account on 888 Sportsbook
New users will need to begin by creating an account, which can be done through either the desktop or mobile version. Users click the “Sign Up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the desktop platform to initiate the process. After that point, users will need to provide the following information:
- Full name, gender, date of birth, email and country of residence.
- Confirmation of age.
- A username and password, a security question and a corresponding security answer.
- Mobile number and physical address.
Once they have filled out all relevant/required fields, an 888 account will have been created.
Deposit and withdrawal methods
Following account creation, users will need to make an initial deposit to fund their forthcoming wagering activity on 888 Sportsbook. Deposits can be made by clicking the Cashier button in the main lobby and then clicking on the Deposit button.
888sport offers its users a variety of both deposit and withdrawal methods. Their Accepted Payment Methods section, located within the Deposits tab, divides the deposit options into those that can and can’t receive withdrawals:
Deposit methods that can also receive withdrawals:
- Bank transfer (ACH)
Deposit methods that can’t receive withdrawals:
- Visa credit/debit cards
- Online banking transfers
888 Sportsbook has a minimum required deposit of $10 for all methods.
888 Sportsbook’s interface features a similar design to that of the company’s online casino and online poker platforms.
Upon entering the lobby, users will find a quintet of clickable tabs running across the top, beginning from the left-hand side of the screen:
- Sports A-Z: As implied, reveals an alphabetical listing of all wagerable sports
- Live Betting: Provides users with live betting options upon clicking
- Promotions: Details on all promotions
- Getting Started: Features sections entitled Getting Started, How to Bet and Banking Info.
A search navigation bar sits in the upper portion of the home page as well, allowing users to search for wagers by sport, sports league or team. A vertical column running down the left-hand side of the home page has links for live betting. Additionally, it has betting options listed by most popular and further sub-categorized by sports leagues, sport or “888 Specials”.
The center portion of the home page features a series of featured available wagers classified by sport, along with corresponding odds. Clicking activates a betting slip that opens up on the right-hand portion of the screen and allows the user to enter the amount they want to wager.
Full selection of sports, bet types
888sport offers betting opportunities on a diverse selection of sports that makes it competitive with the rest of New Jersey’s online sportsbooks. These include:
- All major NCAA-sanctioned sports, including football, basketball and lacrosse
- Soccer (multiple leagues)
- Horse Racing
888sport also offers a comprehensive array of betting options on these sports, including:
- Moneyline/Run lines
- Over/under bets
- Game and individual player props
- In-play betting, which is enhanced by 888’s live-scoring visualizations during games.
Comprehensive support services
888 Sportsbook offers 24 hour, seven-day-a-week support services for its customers. The Support Department can be reached via 1-800-494-0364 or via the e-mail address [email protected]