888sport, one of the biggest oddsmakers in the UK, is also a solid option when it comes to online sportsbooks in New Jersey.
This page will detail 888sport’s welcome offer — a risk-free bet up to $500 — walk you through how to sign up and deposit/withdraw money with the sportsbook app, and go over all the sports and types of bets you can place with 888 Sportsbook. First up is that risk-free bet.
When you follow create a new account, 888sport will refund your first wager if it loses, up to $500. If that first wager wins, you get your money just like normal and the risk-free bet offer goes away. Here are a few details to keep in mind when it comes to 888’s welcome bonus:
Overall, this bonus is a decent value when compared to welcome offers at other New Jersey sportsbooks. The two things that would make it better would be if parlays qualified for the offer and if you could break up the bet token into multiple wagers. That notwithstanding, the offer still allows 888sport users to potentially get off to a great start with their bankroll.
|New Jersey Sportsbook||888sport|
|Promo code||Click to Claim Promo|
|Welcome offer||Risk-free first bet up to $500|
|Online Since||September 10, 2018|
|Last Updated||September 2021|
888 Sportsbook does not stop offering promotions after your initial $500 risk-free bet. Here are just a few of the available bonuses.
888sport adds new promotions with regularity, so check the site often and/or watch your email for announcements.
Yes, 888sport is licensed and legal in New Jersey. It partnered with Caesars Interactive Entertainment to claim its sports betting license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in 2018.
888sport adheres to state betting laws, meaning all users must be 21 or older and within state lines when placing bets. To check the location provision, you’ll need to have geolocation activate on the device you are using to bet. If the geolocation technology is unable to verify you are in New Jersey, you won’t be able to bet.
To sign up at 888sport in NJ, just head over to the 888 sportsbook site on the device of your choice, click “Sign up” and enter the following:
The last thing you’ll need to do is select a security question and provide the answer. The only thing left to do is make a deposit and you’ll be able to start betting.
The 888sport app is available for free and works across Android and iOS devices.
Head over to the 888sport site on your mobile browser, click the appropriate link for your device (Android or Apple) and begin the download process. You just need to permit the download and installation, and you’ll be betting on the app shortly.
As a one of the world leaders in sports betting, it’s no surprise that the 888 app is easy to use and makes remote betting a simple process. After logging in, you can deposit and/or withdraw money from your account and of course start placing bets. The best way to move around the app is by using the menu, located in the upper left corner of the screen, or the bar across the bottom.
Both options have links to all available live games and the 888sport promotions page. For live betting, you’ll see the available games to wager on, and you can click on individual games to display all the available wagers, along with stats from the game if available.
As for the promos page, it lists all ongoing bonuses. More importantly, it has links to read more about each offer so you can understand exactly what the requirements are. We advise skimming these at the very least to make sure you fully understand what each entails.
Placing bets at 888 Sportsbook is as easy as clicking on a wager and then opening your bet slip, adding a wager amount and tapping “Place bet.”
To place a multi-bet, the only thing that changes is you’ll select more than one wager. After that, you can choose either the parlay or round robin option and again enter a dollar amount before placing your bet.
The app lets you see exactly how much you are betting and how much you could win. Just be aware that the “Potential payout” line includes your stake. It also makes sense to do a quick double-check before placing a wager to be sure that all your bets are what you want them to be and that you’re happy with the odds.
All told, the 888 app is a quality product that makes betting on sports quick and pain free. If you’ve used sports betting apps before, you should have no problems using 888sport, and for those who are 100% new to online sports wagering, it shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes to figure it out.
Here are three of our favorite things about 888sport in New Jersey:
And here are three ways 888 could do better going forward:
888sport has all the typical types of sports wagers as other sportsbooks in New Jersey. Here is a rundown of what you can expect:
888sport has betting markets for the top pro and college leagues in the US, so you can bet on the NFL and college football, the NBA and college basketball, MLB, the NHL, the PGA Tour, NASCAR, the UFC, the WNBA, tennis and MLS.
As a top oddsmaker in Europe, 888 offers bets on top international leagues, too. Soccer fans can bet on the English Premier League, World Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga and others. You also can bet on the EuroLeague (basketball), Formula One and even cricket if you’re so inclined.
With New York City and Philadelphia so close by, people in New Jersey have plenty of nearby teams to wager on. Just be aware that you cannot bet on college teams from New Jersey or on any college games that take place in the state. All other college teams are fair game, though.
888 Sportsbook has some of the better futures markets we’ve encountered at any New Jersey sportsbook.
In Major League Baseball, for example, you can bet on the stats of individual players, such as who will have the most hits, home runs, RBIs, runs, steals or strikeouts, along with who will win the MVP and Cy Young awards in each league. On the team side, you can bet on eventual division, league and World Series champions.
In addition, 888sport is one of the only oddsmakers we’ve seen offer bets on who will win the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s regular season points leader. Other options include futures bets for the NBA, NFL, college basketball, college football and international soccer.
Here are all your banking options at 888 Sportsbook. When it comes time to deposit, you can choose from the following:
And when you want to make a withdrawal, here are your choices:
If you’re in the area, you also can go to Caesars Atlantic City to make withdrawals and deposits in person at the casino cage there. Just make sure you have a photo ID as well as your account information and passwords.
It can actually be a little hard to figure out how to contact 888’s customer support department.
You’ll start by clicking the “Online help” link at the bottom of the app or website. Next, you can look through a multitude of headers to try to find a solution. If that doesn’t work, try the search bar at the top of the page. And finally you can click “Contact us,” which opens a form that allows you to send an email to 888’s service department.
If you want to bypass some of those steps, though, 888 has a phone number (855-218-6234) and email address ([email protected]) to reach out to for assistance.
888sport does a good job of promoting responsible sports betting. Users can set their own limits to keep from depositing or wagering more money than they are comfortable with. The sportsbook site also provides links, phone numbers and information to users if they believe they might have a problem with sports betting.
While 888sport does not operate a retail sportsbook in New Jersey, it is partnered with Caesars Atlantic City Casino, meaning you can make cash deposits and withdrawals there.
At a minimum, you’ll need a photo ID and your 888sport account information to make withdrawals and deposits at the casino cage. We recommend calling before you go to make sure you have everything required to complete your transaction.
No. While 888sport is a quality online sportsbook, we do not consider it the best in New Jersey at this time. Other sportsbooks like BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings and PointsBet have done a little more at this point, and we simply can’t put 888 ahead of them.
However, don’t necessarily just take our word for it. Like we said, 888 is still a good product. So don’t be afraid to give it a try, especially since you’ll get a $500 risk-free bet when you sign up.
Yes, while 888 might not be a familiar name to many in the US, it is a top bookmaker in the UK. Add to that the fact that it is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, which you can reach via email ([email protected]) or phone (609-984-0909) with any questions or concerns.
You can, but there’s a catch. Betting on NCAA teams from New Jersey or on any NCAA events taking place in the state is prohibited. So no wagering on games involving Seton Hall, Rutgers, Princeton or any other teams from the Garden State.
All bettors have to be at least 21 to legally wager on sports in New Jersey. On top of that, they also need to be physically in New Jersey to place any bets. That’s the reason you are required to have geolocation enabled. If you’re not in New Jersey, you won’t be able to bet.
Nope, just open the 888 app or website and click “Sign up.” From there you just need to enter your name, address, email, phone number, birthday and the last four digits of your Social Security number, and you’ll be good to go.
Not right now. While there are plans to expand to Colorado, Indiana and Iowa, currently New Jersey is the only state where 888 is legal. Also, unlike some other online sportsbooks, you won’t even be able to access your 888 account if you’re not in the Garden State.
In terms of functionality, both 888 and DraftKings make betting on sports easy, and both offer roughly the same number of bets and sports to wager on. DraftKings offers more promotions and daily odds boosts, while 888 tends to have a few more futures.