888Sport Mobile App Review: iPhone, Android and Blackberry 2014
Since 1997, 888 Holdings have established themselves as one of the pioneers of online gambling and are undoubtedly one of the most successful operators out there.
Their betting app is as you would imagine from such a powerful company, a force to be reckoned with and provides a stylish and highly efficient betting app that gives the competition a serious run for their money.
Mobile Offers & Promotions
Currently 888 are offering all new players a £5 risk free bet when you download their app to your phone. Although this isn’t the most generous offer out there, it’s still a decent bonus that allows you to make your first bet without taking any risks and covering your back.
However if you follow our link and create an account through your PC, you’ll be eligible to get an astonishing £88 in free bets that more than makes up for their measly £5 mobile offer. So it pays to sign up by clicking on our link here.
Interface & Features
What’s unusual about the 888 betting app is that it’s not strictly a betting app in the conventional sense, rather it’s a mobile betting mini site, which you have to access through your browser. Though this makes for less of a completely integrated experience, on the plus side, the navigation you can use with your browser does help when you need to go back or check your history and you don’t have to worry about downloading anything. It’s only a passing issue and doesn’t stop it from being a quality app, the likes of which are worth exploring.
The In-Play betting section of the website is strong and 888 provide an easy to manage selection of all the matches occurring today and tomorrow. They are listed by sport and by time of kick off, so you can navigate to whatever match you’re looking for easily and intuitively.
The inclusion of a football coupon allows you to place bets on international football matches, making it really easy to place accumulator bets and this is definitely one feature that gives 888 the edge against the competition. So if you’re into your accumulator bets, you should definitely give this app a shot.
Overview, Design & Feel
The first thing you’ll notice about the 888 betting app is the black and orange colour scheme that defines their brand colours. It’s a strong move, and is likely to divide opinion due to its intense nature. The contrast does allow you to read the text very easily but it might be a bit too much to swallow for some players.
The icons for the 888 betting app are quite stylish and minimal and are far more inviting than the text based offerings other apps employ, however the black and orange colour scheme may put some off.
The lack of a navigation bar is superseded by your browser’s navigation bar which actually works quite well, but it would be helpful to have some shortcut buttons.
With over 20 markets to bet on, the 888 betting app mainly concentrates on horse racing and football and has a great selection of international football markets from all over the world. So this is a definite must for football fans.
Cashier & Support
The cashier section is almost nonexistent and quite disappointing, with you being required to call up their telephone banking system, in order for you to make deposits, withdrawals and the like. This is a big drawback and something we’d like to see addressed as soon as possible. On the plus side, 888 do include a betting history page, which is very useful when it comes to trying to remember what bets were successful and which weren’t.
Support wise you’ll head to their actual website for their FAQ.
How to Place a Bet
In order to place a bet, just head to the match you want to bet on, select the game and it will come up on your betting slip, from here you can specify how much you want to bet, however it does not calculate what your return will be, which is very frustrating, meaning you’ll have to use a calculator if the odds are too difficult to work out.
How to Install 888 Sport’s iPhone App on you Phone
As this app is reached via your mobile device’s browser, there is no installation so to speak of.
The 888 betting app is a mixed bag of pros and cons, at the one end it offers a great array of football matches from around the world to bet on and is definitely worth exploring if you like to make accumulator bets, on the other it’s not really an app, more of a mobile site and it shows. The lack of a banking section and the fact that you are navigating with your browser means that you can’t really immerse yourself in the betting as fully as you might like and that is something that 888 will need to address urgently.