The NJ online sportsbook app, 888 Sport, is here. Read below to learn about bonuses, wagers and more.
888 Holdings is no stranger to the New Jersey mobile/online gaming marketplace thanks to its strong relationship with land-based partner Caesars Atlantic City.
The European-based 888 Holdings has worldwide brand recognition and bills itself as a “trusted name in sports betting.” The mobile and web software is powered by the Kambi Group, also from Europe.
888 sportsbook bonus
888 Sport offers new players a $10 free bet when they create an account. The first deposit releases a match bonus of up to $500 on top of that.
The bonus funds will be deposited into your account once the initial bet has settled. The bonus amount will be double the initial deposit up to $500. 888 Sport’s website includes the stipulation that the bonus and winnings generated from it must be wagered at least six times.
888 Promo – February 2019
Enter the 888sport NCAA Challenge for a chance to double winnings up to $100 daily! Here’s how it works:
- Place a real money parlay bet with at least three legs and odds of -200 or higher.
- Promotion only applies to NCAA games.
- Only first placed parley bet counts toward the challenge.
- Offer only applies once per day per player and 20 times during the promotional period.
888 Sport NJ
888 Sport is the New Jersey sports betting brand of 888 online casino and 888 online poker. The three online gambling sites are interconnected making for an easy shared account. While 888 Sportsbook NJ has all the same betting options (including live betting), it falls slightly short in software and support. But a free $10 bet is waiting for new players.
Create your 888 Sport NJ account
Android users can download the app directly from the 888 Sport’s website. To register, click on the “Sign Up & Bet” tab highlighted in yellow on the home page. Once the registration and deposit process is completed, the wagering can begin. For iOS users, the app is available in the App Store.
Those wagering via a web browser can click here and follow the registration process above.
If you have an 888 Poker or 888 Casino account, skip the registration line, sign in, and head straight to the “Sports” tab.
Three online gambling options, one account
One of the pluses of the 888 platform is all three of its New Jersey online gambling offerings are linked together.
It means one account and one wallet. Browser users are offered easy access via separate tabs at the top of the page. Sports betting, slots, roulette, and Texas Hold ’em are all a click away.
888 Sport NJ offers a variety of sports
The 888 sportsbook app has a full menu of sports on the board. The options include:
- College basketball
- College football
- Golf, including the PGA Tour and other golf tournaments
- Horse racing
- Motorsports, including NASCAR and IndyCar
- Soccer, including English Premier League
Types of sports betting wagers
The 888 Sport app includes a full range of betting options. The platform is built with a “Sports Betting 101″ guide that provides a detailed explanation.
This type of bet comes down to picking the straight-up winner. Each team is posted with a three-digit number with a minus sign (favorite) or plus sign (underdog). There are times both teams will have a minus before their respective numbers. For example, if the Buffalo Bills are listed at +195. A win by Buffalo would pay out $195 for every $100 wagered. If the Los Angeles Rams are listed at -375, the wagerer would need to lay $375 to win $100.
Extremely popular with football bettors, each team is giving up (favorites) or getting (underdog) points. Occasionally, the line comes down to a “pick’em.” Yes, the point spread can get somewhat crazy with college football games where one school will be favored with three touchdowns or more. The lines will often have movement leading up to game time based on how the money is being played.
Better known as the over/under, this wager comes down to which side of the line (total points) the final score will fall.
A wager consisting of two or more bets in various formats — moneyline, points spreads, props included — and the results of each are dependent upon the other to produce a winning ticket. The added advantage here is if all the bets on the slip come out winners, the payout will be higher than if the bets are made individually.
Propositions are the intriguing bets within the game, such as the first team to score, first scoring play, the team with the highest scoring inning. The bet slip can be settled as soon as the event happens.
How confident are you about predicting the future? A futures bet is the chance to wager on the outcome of a sporting ahead months in advance, even before you even know which teams or players are participating. “Enjoy Huge Payouts When Your Futures Bets Come In!” are the words used on the 888 Sport page. The available wagers can be found by clicking on the “Futures” tab.
If you think the betting window is closed once the first pitch is thrown or after kickoff, you would be wrong. This option is popular among New Jersey’s mobile sportsbook operators. The full rundown of the in-game action can be found by clicking on the “Live Betting” tab located at the top center of the page. Each game box includes the number of available wagers.
If a placed wager is not going according to plan, cashing out is an early exit option in which you can secure part of the winnings or cut losses. Cashing out is available for single and parlay bets.
Using the 888 Sport app
Before entering the lobby, users are greeted with the previously mentioned $10 free promo. The home page also includes bullet points on popular sports, deposit options and the first-time deposit promo.
The drop-down menu located in the top left-hand corner is the heart of the app — sports menu, live betting and links to the casino and poker apps — can be found. Users can access the lobby, including a rundown of the current odds, without logging into your account. The “Getting Started” menu includes a solid rundown of registration, betting, banking and more.
The orange-white-and-black color scheme makes the 888 Sport’s interface pop. The lobby layout features a running scoreboard of all of the current games. The “Score” feature allows you to track all current wagers. Additional betting options can be found by clicking on a game box.
888 Sport browser features
The only real difference from the mobile platform is the navigation process is more natural as a result of having clearly labeled tabs at the top of the page. Even first-time users of online sports betting sites will be able to find their way around, especially with the drop-down options within the “Getting Started” tab.
A complete sports rundown takes up the left-hand column of the lobby, with the popular sports listed up top. The “Live Right Now” at the top with the number of games in parenthesis is a nice added touch.
When users go to place a bet, a bet slip will pop up on the right side of the page and include potential payout info.
If there are any technical issues, the 888 support team responds to emails quickly.
The 888 Sport app may not have a players’ loyalty club like other NJ gambling websites, but there are daily and weekly reward challenges in which players can earn bonus cash.
- Daily Challenge: Wager $50 or more on any sport with odds -200 or higher and receive $5 bonus the next day.
- Weekly Challenge: Complete the Daily Challenge three times in a week (defined as Monday through Sunday) to get an additional $10 bonus the day after the third challenge completion.
Depositing at 888 Sport New Jersey
There are several methods for funding an 888 Sport account. The minimum deposit amount is $10.
- Caesars Casino’s Cage
Withdrawals at 888 Sport
There are five withdrawal options:
- Bank transfer (ACH)
- Caesars Casino’s Cage
NJ sports betting rules
Location: Users do need to be in New Jersey to check out the lines on the 888 Sport app. Geolocation technology is used to verify location.
Age: Just like the casino floor, you must be at least 21 years old to gamble online.
Prohibited wagering: Betting on high school sporting events is not permitted. No wagers are being accepted on collegiate athletic events taking place in New Jersey. Wagering on New Jersey-based colleges/universities are not allowed. It doesn’t matter where the game is taking place, which includes if the Rutgers football team plays in a bowl game or when the Seton Hall and Princeton University basketball teams make it to the NCAA Tournament.
888 Sport hits the mark
Eights are wild in New Jersey thanks to the strong trio of offerings from 888 Holdings.
The long-standing partnership with Caesars Interactive, the subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, is a strong pairing of two heavyweights from the gaming world. Plus the company has a strong New Jersey customer base to draw from thanks to its established poker and casino apps.
The three-in-one package is an attractive draw for multi-platform players. Competitors SugarHouse and BetStars (via PokerStars NJ on iOS devices) have taken the all-in-one-app route.
888 Sport plays up “the Best Betting Site in the US” on its platform. While it’s way too soon to pass judgment if indeed the app measures up to such a high standard, it comes down to personal preference for the individual bettor.
The first-deposit promo is one of the strongest available right now. Combine it with a sharp looking and user-friendly platform that offers a wide range of banking and betting options, and 888 Sport has all the ingredients to stand out as one of the best in the New Jersey sports betting field.