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888Sport Sign Up Offer Guide

  • You get £30 in Free Bets
  • Make a profit of £14 to £23
  • Newbies need ~30 minutes

Register to 888Sport. Follow our button below BEFORE depositing, please be sure to follow our advice below to make sure you get the £30 in free bets

Important advice for 888...

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

We then highly recommend to deposit at least £20-£25 as 888 have LOTS of great reload offers for their ‘good’ customersDeposit with your debit card using the promo code 30f.

You can see in this email screenshot we’ve highlighted how 888 would prefer you deposit and bet ‘more’ than the minimum. You will be viewed as a good customer if you do so.

For those who are starting to get the hang of things and want to push on – here’s a quick summary of the important things you need to know about doing this offer:

888 Offer Key Terms

  • Qualifying (Trigger) Bet Amount: min. £10, but we recommended £20+
  • Qualifying Bet Minimum Odds: 1.50
  • Free (Profit) Bet: £30 (3 x £10 free bets, 7 day expiry, 1 must be done on mobile)
  • Expected Profit: £14-£23
  • 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!

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STEP 1: Finding your Qualifying Bet

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

(If you don’t have Smarkets Exchange yet you can sign up here to get a £10 welcome bonus)

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

Using the Qualifying Bet Calculator

#WDPHotTip on Qualifying Bets

Remember our tip from the Sky Bet Offer – for welcome offer Qualifying Bets try to bet more than the minimum amount required. Here we recommend to bet at least £20.

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. In our example here it is £15.44. 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 lay stake amount (the liquidity is the number in £ that is under your lay odds in the blue box) . Ideally your liquidity should be at least double your lay stake amount.

STEP 3: Placing your bets

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 Sell and Confirm Bet.

STEP 4: Profiting from your Free Bets

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

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.

(Balance needed in Smarkets)

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 (numbers in £ in 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 the exchange.

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. 

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