The UK betting industry is huge and continues to grow. Sports fans across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland love how easy it is to gamble online.
Here at 888sport betting UK we reward our customers with the best online experience possible, along with exclusive rewards, bonuses and promotions that make us your best bet (pun intended).
But if you’re new to the world of betting in the UK you may have some questions or want to know more before you fill out your first bet slip. We’re here to explain everything you need to know.
Once you’re ready, you can create an account with us and select an event from your favourite sports within minutes. It’s easy, it’s quick and it’s fun.
Let’s find out more about UK betting.
It would probably be easier to say what you can’t bet on! Gamblers in the UK are truly spoiled for choice. Not only can we enjoy things like casino games, online poker and the National Lottery, but we can easily bet on all kinds of sports online.
The most popular ones are:
In the UK, football and horse racing are by far the most popular events to place bets on. Not only can you bet on what team you think will win, but also things like number of goals, which player will score, and plenty more.
If sports isn’t your thing, you can enjoy some more niche markets like politics and novelty bets. 888sport offers every kind of bet possible on a huge range of sports and events.
If you’ve not bet online from the UK before then you’ll love how easy it is - especially here at 888Sport. The process is simple, and it’s also secure and quick.
Your main choice is whether to bet using a desktop, or a mobile device. Either work the same - in that you choose a sport, choose an event, and place a bet (and hopefully win!).
Mobile betting is increasingly popular for UK gamblers though, due to its ease, and being able to do so anywhere you want, any time.
Betting on a mobile (whether that’s Android, Apple or another type) is a great way of placing in-play bets - making the experience of attending a live event even more fun. 888sport actually has its own live sports betting UK app which streamlines the process..
If you’re on a desktop you can still bet on the same events. And that goes whether you’re using a Windows or Apple computer.
Once you’ve chosen which device to use, you just need to create an account with 888Sport (if you’ve already got one with our casino then you can use that). We’ll ask you for a few personal details and payment information - it will just take a couple of minutes.
Then you’re ready to go - choose a sport, choose an event and choose your bet. If you’re not familiar with the types of bet you can make, have a look at our Types Of Bet page. And of course - take full advantage of the welcome bonus we offer!
UK bettors can gamble with complete peace of mind - whether that’s online, or in live venues like your local bookies. Not only is betting legal in the UK, but it’s regulated. Here’s what you need to know:
In essence, this helps you as gamblers stay safe so you can enjoy a safe betting experience. Here at 888sport we take regulation and customer safety very seriously and are regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Here’s the other key thing you should know - online betting UK is legal. Unlike other countries like the USA where the laws vary state to state, here in the UK it’s very simple - it’s 100% legal and regulated.
That means you can bet with total confidence - especially with household names like 888sport who have been in the industry for a long time.
888sport is one of the best betting sites in the UK and we’ve won countless awards over the years.
Not only do we offer a superb platform for sports betting UK gamblers, but we back that up with some excellent bonuses for new customers.
Right now if you place your first £10 bet with us, you can earn £30 in free bets and a free £10 casino bonus. T&C’s Apply.
But that’s not all – 888sport has regular offers running across a range of events including snooker, football, fantasy football and more. We ensure our loyal UK bettors get frequent deals that you simply won’t find elsewhere.
Ready to start?
Just hit the ‘Join Now’ button to set up your account and take advantage of the welcome bonus and other offers here at 888sport betting site UK.
No - gambling winnings are completely tax free in the UK.
Yes - it’s 100% legal to gamble in the UK - both live and online.
You need to be aged at least 18 to gamble in the UK. This includes the National Lottery (who increased its minimum age from 16 in 2021).
Absolutely! 888sport UK supports all kinds of mobile devices from Android to iPhone. You can place bets straight from your phone or tablet’s browser - or take advantage of our free to download betting app.