As a leading online sports betting operator, 888Sport is responsible for the safety and security of many customers. While most users focus on the exciting welcome offer available on the site – which you can take advantage of upon creating an account – there is less of a point placed on how 888Sport maintains the integrity of its anti-crime solutions. Here, you’ll see how the platform hides your data from potential harm.
And once you’ve made your way through our guide to set up a brand new profile, you’ll be prepared to take on a vast array of sports markets from all over the world. Options found at 888 include:
- Football markets
- Tennis markets
- Golf markets
- Horse Racing markets
- And many more!
How To Register
To create an account with 888Sport, open the homepage and look to the top right-hand corner of your screen. There should be two buttons:
- Log In
- Join Now
As a soon-to-be customer, you should select ‘Join Now’. A registration form made up of three parts will take its place in the centre of your desktop.
From this point on, you must remain diligent and ensure each input is entered correctly. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to create an account using the information provided. Always double-check what you’ve written before proceeding to the next step.
The first of 888Sport’s three sign-up stages require you to type your first and last name. Next, select your current country of residence. You’ll also be asked for your email address and date of birth.
Provide an email address you use regularly. The last thing you need is to receive important marketing communication concerning promotions or exclusive offers at an address you haven’t signed into for weeks – so stick with the one you’re comfortable using.
You’re now ready for the second step. Here, 888Sport lets you create a unique username and password. Usernames may be visible to other players when playing online, which is something you may want to keep in mind when setting up your account.
It’s also worth noting that your password must not repeat the same characters four times, nor can it contain your username, email address or your real name. This is to maximize the security of your 888Sport account credentials. On top of that, there are four requirements you must meet when making a password:
- At least 1 uppercase letter
- At least 1 lowercase letter
- Minimum of 1 number
- Between 8-12 characters in length
You cannot include spaces or special characters (?, !, @, %, etc). Move on to the second half of the page when you’re content with your chosen username and password.
Pick a security question from the five available options. They are as follows:
- City of birth
- Mother’s maiden name
- Pet’s name
- First school
- Favourite sports team
Enter your security answer in the box provided, then move on by clicking ‘Next’.
You’re now on the last of the three steps. First, type your postcode or full address into the relevant space(s). 888Sport will use these details to help verify your ID when you create your new profile.
To the right is a box for your mobile number. 888Sport may send occasional SMS texts to your smartphone to alert you of new offers, promotions and other crucial information regarding your account. You’re free to opt out of these communications by leaving the box at the bottom of the page unticked – this will also remove your email address and home address from 888Sports advertising campaigns.
Pick a bankroll currency from the four listed before choosing your job occupation from the drop-down menu. According to 888, this information is stored to improve Safer Gambling on the site.
Finally, set your deposit limit. As the name suggests, this puts a cap on the amount of money you can transfer to your 888Sport account wallet over a given time period. Pick a daily, weekly or monthly restriction based on your preference. Alternatively, you can click ‘Not Now’ to set up deposit limits later.
- Select ‘Join Now’
- Fill out the three-step registration form
- Confirm the creation of your 888Sport account
How To Verify Your Account
Verifying your account on 888Sport is usually an automated process. This means that more often than not, you will not have to upload any documentation to prove you are who you claim to be as the site uses your name and address to confirm your identity.
In instances where 888Sport cannot use this information to verify your account, you will be asked to upload documents supporting your claim of home address and full name. To access the Verify ID page, simply click ‘Verify ID’ from the pop-up that appears immediately after creating your account.
There are three pre-set options available to you when trying to verify your identity on 888Sport:
- Passport photo
- Driving license photo
- Identity card photo
Pick the one best suited to you by clicking the symbol representing your selection. You can select ‘Browse your computer’ to find files from your desktop’s database or drag and drop photos from your library. Click ‘Upload’ when ready to move on.
Any signature, name and facial photo should be clearly visible on your ID card. If not, your verification request is likely to be denied. We recommend avoiding shadows by taking a photo in consistent lighting, while also making every effort to keep all four corners of the document in shot.
To verify your address, send a picture of any of the following documents:
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
- Credit card
For your security, 888Sport asks that all users cover the middle eight digits and CVV (card security number) on the payment card if verifying a home address via that method. All documents should be dated recently as out-of-date documentation will be declined by the verification team.
Much like your ID card, all information should be easily visible within your uploaded document. As 888Sport is looking out for your home address on the document, you should take great care to ensure that particular detail is easy to see. Your full name must also be present on the document.
In rare circumstances, 888Sport may request notarised documentation. This is a document that has been signed, dated and stamped by a Public Notary (official that detects fraud).
Press ‘Other Document’ to send a photo of a document to verify your address.
Verification of your home address and ID is a vital aspect of online security at 888Sport. According to government regulations, all bookmakers must obtain valid information (possibly documentation) to verify every customer on the site. If an operator fails to comply, the firm may be punished severely.
Not just that, but by uploading documents to 888Sport, you’re protecting your account from potential criminals. Once registered and verified, other users cannot use your personal details to set up an account with 888Sport, thus preventing fraud from taking place on the site.
Best of all, the process isn’t all that time-consuming as you can upload documents in minutes. In total, you’re looking at a turnaround of about 72 hours maximum – although most account verifications succeed within two days.
Some key notes to remember:
- The maximum file size for all uploaded documentation is 10MB.
- You can upload documents even if your account is restricted
- 888Sport uses SSL encryption to safely store all documents uploaded to the website
- Open the Cashier
- Select ‘Verify ID’
- Upload documents as required
- Wait for approval
- Once approved, you can deposit, bet and withdraw on 888Sport
Security Codes & Numbers at 888Sport
You will need to enter a security code to reset your 888Sport account password. To carry out a password reset, click ‘Forgot Password’ and wait for an email containing a four-digit code. This may take several minutes.
An email will be sent to your registered address. There is no time limit in terms of how long you have to enter the four-digit pin, although it should be noted that the pin is refreshed and updated with new characters when you request a new password.
Input the pin code using your keypad when prompted. 888Sport will take you to a new page where you can input a new, preferably more memorable password. Log in again using this password to access your profile.
You do not need to enter a security code to contact the customer support team at 888Sport. Just select ‘Live Chat’ from the support options and request an agent. You’ll be placed in a queue to speak with one of the site’s staff.
The 888Sport app supports 2-Factor Authentification. This is an optional extra security feature that requires you to enter a code when you sign in. This code can be sent to either your linked email address or your registered mobile number – the choice is yours.
Here’s how you set up 2FA on 888Sport’s app:
- Tap your Profile icon
- Select ‘My Account’
- Open the Security Center
- Choose an authentication method
- Enter the security code when prompted
From this point on, 888Sport will send a security code to your mobile device or email address each time you sign in on the app. However, this does not apply to desktop logins.
And once you’ve gained access to your account, remember to deposit using an eligible payment method to take advantage of 888’s rewarding welcome offer. For an in-depth guide on How To Deposit, see our dedicated walkthrough on the topic.
You’re Ready To Go Bet Now
Having registered with 888Sport and verified your ID, it’s time to fund your account. By depositing, you open yourself up to a world of exciting markets to place bets on – including the likes of:
- Both Teams To Score
- Point Spreads
- Bet Builders
- To Win
In addition, you’ll be able to utilize features such as Cash Out for pre-match and in-play events, Live Streaming to watch your favourite matches as they take place, as well as place a wide variety of multiples on popular sports events.
All you need to do is visit the Cashier and select an accepted payment method, then process a transaction that meets the site’s minimum limits. Find out more by following guided instructions in our How To Deposit on 888Sport article.
And if you’re unsure where to begin when it comes to betting on any of the sports listed at 888, refer to our How To Bet piece. There, you’ll get a helping hand as a newbie on the site – with information covering the likes of multiples, accumulators, singles and more available.