888 Sport has an infrastructure already in place, and the company is set to take advantage of the legal changes regarding sports betting in New Jersey and beyond.
In May 2018, the US Supreme Court overturned the PASPA ruling, which previously outlawed sports betting across the country.
888 has a long history of providing a stellar sportsbook experience to its customers abroad, and now bettors here in the States can see what this gaming behemoth is all about. Here’s what players can look forward to when 888 sportsbook New Jersey goes live.
888 Sport welcome promotion
The current welcome offer on 888 sportsbook international is available to players in the UK and mainland Europe, and we expect a similar deal to be carried over to the US. This promotion provides $30.00 in free bets in return for registering and placing a qualifying bet of $10.00 or more.
This qualifying stake will likely have to be made within 30 days of signup at minimum odds of -200. On settlement, three free $10 bet tokens should be issued within 72 hours, and they may have to be used within seven days.
The welcome promotion’s full terms and conditions will be listed on the 888 NJ site. Restrictions may apply to the initial deposit – players adding funds via Skrill, Neteller, or PayPal may not be able to claim this bonus.
However, it’s possible that 888 Sport in New Jersey will opt for a much larger welcome bonus as a way to draw the crowd’s attention.
How to create an account at 888 Sportsbook
Creating an 888 sportsbook NJ account will likely involve the same steps as on its international counterpart.
When players land on the 888 Sport international homepage, they see a tab labeled ‘join now.’ When clicked, this brings up a series of online forms requesting the user’s name, nationality, gender, and email address. Players must also check a box to confirm they are of legal gambling age.
Next, 888 international users are asked to create login details and select their preferred account currency.
Further ID will undoubtedly be requested from NJ players to confirm their identity. For most countries, this involves submitting a scan of one’s passport or any other government-issued photo ID, but U.S. players will likely be required to provide the last four digits of their social security number (SSN).
Available betting options at 888 Sport
This is one area that may be explicitly tailored to US bettors, so win-only options along with parlays and straight-line multis are to be expected.
The 888 international site does not list a minimum or maximum stake, but 888 reserves the right to limit any bet’s total payout to $250,000. This limit varies depending on the sport, league, or applicable offer, and the same will likely apply to the New Jersey variant of this sportsbook.
Straight bets and a good range of prop bets should be available for each market.
Available sports at 888 Sport
888’s international sportsbook covers all the popular sports from around the world. 888 international accepts horse racing wagers and has an active set of markets on the track. 888 NJ players will likely find extensive options for U.S. leagues such as MLB, NHL, MLS, and NBA. These have been popular with bettors in the U.K. and mainland Europe for years, so they’re already in place and ready for a New Jersey launch.
Sports offered by the international 888 site include football, cricket, horse racing, tennis, snooker, and basketball.
888 Sport live betting
We won’t know what in-play betting options will be made available at New Jersey until the NJ sportsbook launches. In the wider global sphere, 888 Sport is one of the stronger players in terms of live betting.
Live betting options in the US should be easy to access, and while there are dedicated in-play betting operators available, we expect to see a decent selection from 888. The international platform also covers esports so, hopefully, New Jersey players will be able to place wagers on the outcome of League of Legend tournaments and Counter-Strike: Global Offence events.
888 Sport mobile app
The 888 international sportsbook can be accessed via a dedicated mobile site as well as a mobile app. The app is available for both iOS and Android and can be downloaded through the Apple App Store and Play Store, respectively.
Alternatively, there is a direct download available at 888sport.com/mobile-sports-betting.htm. From this page, 888 international users can download the app by clicking on a link or scanning a QR code.
888 NJ players will likely enjoy the same access, but they may need to wait up to a year after the platform’s launch before dedicated mobile apps become available.
Players should be able to access the browser-based sportsbook lobby from their mobile browsers as well, which should be welcome news for users of older devices and Blackberry smartphones.
888 Sport deposit and withdrawal options
We expect 888 NJ’s operator to accept Visa and Mastercard along with Neteller and PayPal. In addition, customers should be able to deposit to and withdraw from their account using PayNearMe, Electronic Check, or online banking transfer.
In the event that a Visa or Mastercard transaction is declined, we recommended using Neteller, which has an acceptance rate close to 100%. A prepaid debit card could also be an option, assuming it’s accepted as a deposit method.
Deposits should be processed instantly, and we expect the minimum deposit limit to be between $5 and $10. A maximum limit should apply as well but will likely vary by transaction method.
Withdrawals should be handled through e-wallets, ACH transfers, and checks by courier. The former two options will probably carry a wait time of a few business days, while checks by mail will likely require up to 14 business days for delivery.
Players should expect to be asked for a scan of a valid government-issued ID when they attempt their first withdrawal.
888 Sport VIP / rewards system
As of July 2018, there is no VIP program available on the 888 international sportsbook. The site has offered loyalty promotions in the past, including the Premier Player rewards offer, which allowed players to obtain $50 in cash on a weekly basis.
However, offering a loyalty program would increase 888’s chances of attracting punters in New Jersey, so we should probably expect to see one. The VIP program will likely offer reward points in exchange for placing wagers, and points could be redeemable for cash or other rewards.
Other sports betting promotions at 888
888 Sport international provides regular promotions beyond their welcome bonus, and we expect the same from the New Jersey branch. These promotions typically include free bet deals and boosts. Offers and price boosts are also tied to major sporting events, and as 888 readies for an NJ launch, the focus is on the World Cup in Russia.
Furthermore, American Acca offers a promotion that requires five selections or more at minimum odds of -333.33 per leg and an overall stake of $5.00 or higher. Bets can be placed in MLS, MLB, NHL, NFL, or NBA matches, and losing bets up to $25.00 are refunded in the event of one losing selection.
We cannot guarantee that a similar offer will be available at 888 Sportsbook New Jersey, but it seems like the perfect deal for targeting U.S. players.
Frequently asked questions about 888 Sport
How old do you have to be to play?
888 New Jersey sportsbook players will have to be at least 21 years old to participate.
Do you have to be in NJ to play?
Yes. In order to access the 888 sportsbook, players will have to be physically located in New Jersey, though they won’t need to be New Jersey residents.
888 NJ is expected to use GeoLocation technology to determine a player’s location.