888 Sport Sign Up Offer Guide

  • Bet £10 Get a £30 Free Bet
  • You can make £18 to £22
  • Newbies need ~30 minutes

888 Sport are one of the world’s leading bookmakers and casinos. They are also another great bookie who offer tasty bonuses after signing up to their sportsbook.

Offer Summary

  • IMPORTANT! Promo code 30F with recommended minimum deposit of £20 (enter code via a link in your email during the registration process)
  • Deposit Method: Debit Card 
  • Qualifying (Trigger) Bet: £10
  • Free (Profit) Bet: £30 (3 x £10, 7 day expiry, 1 must be done on mobile)
  • Minimum Odds: 1.50
  • Expected Profit: £18-£22
  • Full T&Cs: click here

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1) When on the broken page, click on the “lock” icon in your website address bar.
2) Click “Site Settings”
3) Go to “Pop ups & redirects” and switch to “allow”.
The issue should then be solved!

Sign Up to 888 Sport

Follow the link below to reach the correct offer from 888 Sport, register and remember to opt-in to receive promotions. Follow our important sign up information below BEFORE making your first deposit.

Sign up to Smarkets too if you haven’t already done so.

Important advice for registration...

After completing your registration wait to receive the welcome email from 888 Sport, then click the ‘Deposit’ link in the email.

We highly recommend to do a mug (over) deposit of at least £20-£25 as 888 have lots of great reload offers for their ‘good’ customers. When depositing remember to use the promo code 30F.

STEP 1: Finding your Qualifying Bet

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i) Switch to Decimal Odds Format

Scroll down to near the bottom of the page to switch the odds format to decimal.


ii) Choose a popular league or cup

Examples include the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League, Euro 2020 etc.

To make life simpler for you we often provide lists of good Qualifying Bets to do in our Potential Bet Selections blog

iii) Be sure to select a Qualifying Bet with minimum odds of 1.50

For this first qualifying bet, we recommend selecting a team to bet on at 888 Sport with odds between 1.50 and 2.80. This is to keep your liability (balance needed in Smarkets) low.

For clarity, if you select a team with odds of 1.40 (which is below the minimum odds), and place this bet, 888 Sport will not then grant you your free bets. 

iv) Check the Smarkets Exchange lay odds and choose the team which have the closest lay odds to the odds at 888 Sport

HOT TIP: Remember the lay odds at Smarkets are in the BLUE BOXES.

Ideally you need a maximum 0.2 increment between the back odds at 888 Sport and the lay odds at Smarkets.

For example, ff the team you select at 888 Sport has odds of 1.90, your Smarkets lay odds should not be higher than 2.10. This is to minimise your qualifying loss.

STEP 2: Calculate the Lay Bet Amount

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HOT TIP: £10 is the minimum stake needed to unlock the £30 free bets at 888 Sport. To appear as a good customer and increase your chances of unlocking more offers in the future you can bet £20 or more instead. We do this in the example below.

Using the Qualifying Bet Calculator

You will now need to enter:

  1. Your stake amount at 888 Sport (minimum is £10 but we recommend to do £20)
  2. Your back odds at 888 Sport (ours are 1.73 for this example)
  3. The blue box lay odds from Smarkets (ours are 1.79 for this example)

The calculator then works out your lay stake amount.

This is the amount you will use at Smarkets for your against bet.


> At this point you must always check the liability amount on your calculator. Your balance in Smarkets must be the same or larger than the liability amount. If your Smarkets balance is less than the liability, you can not do your Qualifying bet until you top up your Smarkets balance first.

> It’s also a good idea to check the liquidity available in Smarkets is greater than your stake amount (the liquidity is the small silver numbers in £ that are under your lay odds blue box) . Ideally your liquidity should be at least double your lay stake amount.

STEP 3: Placing your bets

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The matched betting rule is to always put your bookmaker bet through first. So place your back bet at 888 Sport. 

As soon as your bet has been placed and confirmed, you must now use your lay stake (as shown in your calculator) to place your against bet at Smarkets.

At Smarkets, click on the lay odds in the correct blue box, write the lay stake amount in, then click Place Bet and Confirm Bet.

STEP 4: Profiting from your Free Bets

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Your 3 x £10 free bets will be credited shortly after your qualifying bet settles. These free bets have a 7 day expiry. One free bet must be done via your mobile phone (note – it will only appear on mobile).

To make your profit, we use the same process we used to find our qualifying bet, with a few slight differences:

i) Choose a bet to do with higher odds to make a larger profit

We need to find bets with higher odds in order to extract a larger profit from the free bets.

We have created a table for you below to see what amount of liability you will need in Smarkets to obtain a certain profit from each of the 3 x £10 free bets.


To help you out, we also talk about the best matches to place your free bets on in our weekly Potential Bet Selections Blog.

ii) Open the Profit Bet Calculator

Once you’ve found a bet to do enter your £10 free bet stake, with your back odds from 888 Sport and your lay odds from Smarkets



Before placing your free bet, remember to do your two important checks: 

Smarkets balance is greater than the liability in the calculator

Liquidity at Smarkets (silver numbers in £ under blue lay odds box) is greater than your lay stake amount

iii) Select to use your free bets in the bet slip

As you know, you will make your profit using the free bets provided by 888 Sport, so don’t forget to select to use the Free Bet in your bet slip at 888 Sport.

HOT TIP: It’s good practice to double check everything before placing your bets. 

Once the free bet is confirmed at 888 Sport, then you can lay the bet off at Smarkets using the lay stake worked out by your Profit Bet Calculator.

Now all you have to do is repeat the process with your remaining two £10 free bets. Don’t forget one of the free bets will only be available on mobile.


That will be another £18+ profit! Nice one!

Your matched betting bank will be growing quite nicely after completing these offers.

Remember, the bigger your matched betting bank, the easier it is to make more profits quickly. This is because we can use our free bets on higher odds, and because we don’t have to spend as much time doing withdrawals and moving our profits around between the bookmakers, our bank and Smarkets.

If any of your bets won at 888 Sport, we recommend placing one or two £10-£20 fake mug bets (which are the same as qualifying bets) on popular sports before withdrawing, to seem like a good “punter”.

Track your profits in your spreadsheet then let’s get cracking with some more offers.