Let’s take a closer look at what 888sport has to offer, and the more varied the offer, the more clearly users will be tempted to choose a particular bookmaker. We have seen that 888 sportsbook offers a very wide slate, with 23 sports on which you can bet, plus extra events such as TV and Cinema. This variety of choice puts the British bookmaker among the best in the Italian market, allowing customers to increase their chances of winning as well.
Football, as you know, is the king of sports in Italy and 888sport have obviously given it a central role in their offering. The site conveniently breaks down the odds on football events into groups. The Featured Bets section includes 1×2, Double Chances, Goals/No Goals, Total Goals (Under, Over); the Regular Time section combines bets on Home/Away Total Goals, Correct Score, Half/Final, 1X2 with Goals, etc. The 1st Half/2nd Half group combines Double Chances, Goals/No Goals, Total Goals, Correct Results in relation to both halves. There is also the 1×2 with Handicap section, the Corners section, the Cards section and finally the very rich Events in the Match section. In this last group of bets you can also bet on the comeback winner and the team that scores first – a true paradise for bettors.
Turning to Tennis, 888sport offers a large slate of more than 60 possible bets for the top matches, ranging from Head-to-Head to single set/game winners, as well as an “Instant Betting” feature where you can bet on individual match points at very attractive odds. Sports such as Ice Hockey are also on offer, with a choice of more than 40 possible bets for major matches.
888sport’s offering is therefore one of the most competitive, in terms of variety and odds. Returning to football, for example, it is important to note that the site offers a number of antepost bets that is unparalleled in the Italian scene: there are more than 70 national and international tournaments for which 888sport has provided this type of bet, with the presence of accurate statistics. To find the extensive antepost section simply click on ‘Football’ in the left hand bar of the home page and then click on Competitions.
This will open a very rich screen, with very competitive odds and a wide range of betting possibilities: regarding the 2018 World Cup, for example, you can also choose the best South American or European team, with special bets on one team. The final victory of Brazil and Germany is 5.75, which is slightly higher than the average of other bookmakers.
888sport Football: The Schedule
In Italy, the word ‘betting’ mainly rhymes with ‘football’, and 888sport have taken this to heart, offering a wide range of football betting in their Italian version, putting the British bookmaker in a leading position with the other football giants. Those who decide to sign up, will in fact have the opportunity to bet on 72 different football competitions for clubs and national teams: an exceptional variety, which are combined with very high odds, with an average payout that is more than 90%.
After registering on the official page, you can place your bets on the most famous leagues (Serie A, Premier League, Bundesliga, Spanish Liga, Ligue 1, Portuguese Liga NOS), the lower leagues of the most important European tournaments (Serie B, 2. Bundesliga, Chanpionship, Ligue 2, Segunda Liga, La Liga 2), without forgetting the other Italian competitions (Coppa Italia, Supercoppa) and a myriad of other leagues in Europe and South America. The rich menu also includes UEFA competitions (Champions League, Europa League, the brand new Nations League) as well as the World Cup: not forgetting the MLS, a league that is constantly on the rise.
On the betting side of things, we’ve already had a look at the large number of markets per game offered by 888sport, and our latest analysis shows that the British bookmaker has up to 91 bets available for top matches. This is an incredible number of bets, and a real treat for the discerning punter.
Real-time betting has become an indispensable part of any self-respecting bookmaker. Live betting is becoming more and more common on websites, and this is obviously the case with 888sport. The central part of the site’s home page is dedicated entirely to the current competitions, with the sliders highlighted on an orange background and, scrolling down, the most important matches enclosed in white boxes, with a central element that underlines the number of competitions on which you can bet at that moment. The ‘Live’ section can also be accessed from the menu at the top of the site and the section that appears on the left shoulder, with an entry highlighted in red.
Signing up via the form and then clicking on “Live” will take you to the part of the site dedicated entirely to current competitions. The graphics are streamlined and intuitive. At the top, orange rectangular boxes highlight the sports you can bet on at the moment. Going down, then, begins the list of live matches, divided by sport: clicking on any event, the graphics presents on the left the various odds on which you can bet, with a small virtual scoreboard on the right on which the salient actions of the moment are highlighted. Going down, the “Events” section summarises the highlights of the match. The layout is simple to consult and immediate: everything is available to the bettor, allowing him to place his bets very quickly. This is a fundamental element in live betting.
The big shortcoming of the Live section of the 888sport website is the lack of live streaming. This is a quality service that, to be fair, few bookmakers can boast of at the moment. To make the final leap, however, 888sport will also need to have an online streaming service, which is necessary in order to allow the user to fully experience the excitement of betting in progress.