888Sport launched in New Jersey in 2018. 888 has been affiliated with Caesars in New Jersey since 2013, when 888 became one of the first operators to launch regulated online poker and casino sites in the state and now with their new sportsbook, you can access all three features from a single online wallet.
888 are entering the New Jersey market with one of the most generous welcome bonuses out of any operator. Upon signing up, you are eligible for a $10 Free No Deposit Needed Bonus offer. This allows new customers to try out the website and possibly win some real money, without any deposit required.
The registration bonus and winnings generated from it will be granted to the player in bonus funds and must be watered at least 6 times within 5 calendar days from the date the offer was credited to your account before it can be withdrawn. These qualifying wagers must be placed on sports bets which have odds of -200 or higher.
For new sports bettors, 888 comes with a Getting Started section which is filled with helpful walkthrough articles guiding the novice bettor on the beginning of their sports betting journey. These include a Sport Betting 101 piece which explains some of the gambling terms you may have hear before but have always been unsure of, alongside separate articles explaining how odds work along with different bet and market types you would expect to find at the majority of sportsbooks.
888Sport offers betting an impressively large variety of sports, with all the expected favourites present along with some more niche events such as Darts, Rugby & Australian Rules. Some of these can be seen below:
Alongside their large offering of different sports, 888 also supports a wide range of markets per contest. Choices for the bettor include the usual money-line, point spreads and a large variety of prop bets. For those out their who prefer to increase their odds, parlays can be made with up to 12 selections allowing for some big wins if successful. Teasers are also available in the form of alternative lines in the Spread and Total Points markets for most games.
Futures betting is also available on most major sports with 888. This is where you are betting on the outcome of a competition well in advance of the end date. Not only can you bet on the outright winner of the competition like the winner of the Super Bowl, but 888 has a wealth of options such as betting on each divisional winner in the NFL or betting on the 6th Man of the Year or the MVP in the NBA.
One criticism of 888Sport would be the betting lines offered, in particular money line betting. Whilst the point spreads for NFL and NBA games are par for the course, some money lines offered appear to be slightly the greedy side on 888’s part but not flagrant enough that it would put you off using the site completely.
If you are a higher staking customer or are lucky enough to have a large win, you may be interested in the Maximum payouts offered by 888Sport. These are noted on site in the Betting rules section and the amount can vary from sport to sport and from market to market. For example, up to $100,000 can be won on NBA markets with $50,000 being the maximum payout for NFL and MLB bets.
In-Play betting is one of the first things you will see on the homepage on 888Sport. For customers who have not encountered this before, this is an exciting feature which allows you to place a wager whilst the game is ongoing. This opens up a whole new range of markets across the different sports offered with the option to bet on immediate outcomes whilst the action takes place. This opens up a whole other aspect of betting whereby you can watch the first portion of a game and decide on your wager based on how the performance is going so far.
Cash out is a feature which bettors across the water have been availing of for a few years and is sure to revolutionise betting in the United States as it has further afield. This feature essentially allows you to take your profit and run if you can feel the tide turning in your bet.
For example, imagine you have placed a bet on your team to beat New England on the money-line market and now at the beginning of the 4th quarter, Brady is beginning to chip away at your once comfortable lead. You have seen this before and can sense the worst is about to happen. With Cash out, you can now have your bet settled and make off with some winnings before the game has finished. This facility runs off the odds from the In-Play betting for the game and allows you to profit on your wager even if your selection goes on to lose.
Promotions and bonuses are not just for the new customer at 888Sport with a number of ongoing offers available at all times. Currently they have a daily rewards promotion, which sets out daily and weekly challenges for the customer and upon completion, they will be awarded with free bonus funds.
Also, there is a generous NFL Parlay offer available where If you place an NFL Parlay bet of $20 or more with at least 3 selections in it you will be awarded a $5 bonus instantly the following day. Customers can avail of this promotion once a week (Thursday - Sunday).
Along with DraftKings and Sugarhouse, 888Sport runs on the Kambi sports betting platform which allows it to enter the New Jersey market with an established provider. The result is a fluid and engaging interface that is extremely easy to navigate through.
888Sport is also available on both mobile web and also via two native apps. The iOS version can be found on the App Store, with the download for the Android App available directly from the 888 website. These versions contain all the features available on desktop and once familiar, prove much easier to navigate compared to the standard website.
There are a wide variety of banking options available to you at 888Sport including the standard debit/credit card options, alongside the more popular e-wallets such as Paypal and Neteller. There is also an option to deposit and withdraw in person using the Cash at Cage facility in the Caesars Atlantic City Casino which can be useful if in the area as this would be the quickest way to receive your winnings. For depositing, another option is the PayNearMe facility, which allows you to make a deposit into your online account at any 7-11 store.
Not all deposit methods also accept withdrawals including debit/credit cards, as is the case with other sportsbooks in the state, but we would expect this to change as the gambling market in New Jersey grows.
888 Poker is available for both iOS and Android devices. Luckily, for mobile users, you can expect a similar experience to the software on the desktop application. You will turn your phone sideways to play the games, though the selection is a bit more limited on mobile. In the early stages of the app, it was a bit dysfunctional, but it’s clear that 888 Poker invested more time and resources into because everything runs incredibly smooth.
If problems do arise when using 888Sport they do provide several ways to help. If your question does not specifically relate to your account you can likely find your answer in the online help section found at the bottom of each page, which takes you to an FAQ page. If this does not answer your query, there is a ‘Contact Us’ form available from which one of the support team will email you a response, advertises as within 24 hours. For a more immediate resolution, there is also a toll-free customer support telephone number available along with a Live Chat facility which can be found in the Cashier section of your account.
When choosing a sportsbook, it is important that you can trust the company you are dealing with and this is never in question with 888Sport. As part of the award winning 888 group which is in operation since 2008, over the years they have won critical acclaim from multiple industry bodies for excellence in their online operations and also their socially responsible practices.
888Sport NJ is fully licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. As a state-approved operator you can rest assured that all betting activity online is full secure and deposits, withdrawals and bets are guaranteed safe.
To deposit at the Caesars Atlantic City Cage, simply bring a valid Photo ID with you and the cage representative will assist you. To Withdraw, firstly initiate the withdrawal from your online account selecting ‘Cash’ as your payment method. Once your withdrawal has been approved you will receive email confirmation to let you know your withdrawal can be collected. Again, valid photo ID will be required at the Casino to complete your withdrawal.
When using 888sport, they periodically use a geolocation service (in the background) to ensure you’re physically located within the state of New Jersey. For this reason it is important to ensure your Wifi is always switched on when playing at 888Sport.
Yes, you can register an account and make deposits from anywhere in the US; however you must be located in New Jersey to play for real money.
For iOS, simply visit the Apple Store and search for 888Sort, then Download the app. For Android, visit the 888 website from your Android device and initiate the download from there. Note: You will need to allow installation of non-market apps. You can do this by clicking Settings > Applications or Security and checking the box ‘Unknown Sources’.