- Legal online sports betting in Ontario commenced on Monday
- The 888sport sportsbook is now live in Ontario
- Below, see what 888sport has to offer plus links to download the 888sport app
The legal online betting market in Ontario officially launched earlier this week (Monday, April 4) and, today, industry mainstay 888sport has joined the Ontario sports betting market.
How can you sign-up at 888sport? Where do you download the app? What does 888sport have to offer online sports bettors? All of those questions (and more) are answered below.
888sport Launches in Ontario
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Gibraltar, 888sport has gown into a massive global brand in its nearly 15 years in the online sports-betting industry. Today marks the company’s (fully-legal) foray into the Canada’s online betting market.
The 888sport product was one of many operating in Canada’s legal gray market prior to the full legalization of online sports betting last year. But the company is now fully licensed to operate in Ontario and will likely follow suit in other provinces once the rest of Canada implements online-betting regimes.
The number of legal online sportsbooks operating in Ontario is growing by the day and now includes theScore Bet Ontario, Caesars Sportsbook Ontario, BetMGM Ontario, bet365Ontario, and BetRivers Ontario.
In the coming days, it’s expected that PointsBet Ontario will also join the fold.
How to Sign-Up at 888sport Ontario
The sign-up process at 888sport Ontario is quick and easy. First, click on the banner directly below this sentence to be redirected to an 888sport Ontario sign-up page where you can also download the 888sport app for your mobile device.
From there, fill out the registration forms, providing the following personal information:
- full legal name
- valid email address
- Canadian address, including postal code
- mobile number
Once you have created your account, you are ready to deposit. The 888sport banking section lists myriad deposit options open to Ontario customers. These include but are now limited to: Visa/MasterCard, Interac e-transfer, Interac Online, MuchBetter, iDebit, and PaySafeCard,
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What Does 888sport Ontario Have to Offer?
On the one hand, te 888sport product is a standard, full-service sportsbook with all the offerings you would expect from such an industry giant. It offers single-game, props, and futures on all the major North American sports, including NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS.
Canadians may be particularly interested in the ice hockey section, which is not just limited to NHL. It offers AHL betting, along with Canada’s major-junior leagues, including the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
As a company that originated in Europe, 888sport also offers wagers on dozens of soccer leagues around the globe. They have particularly juicy futures prices for Canada at the World Cup. Team Canada is listed as a +15000 longshot to win the World Cup, and an +1100 longshot to win Group F over Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco.
World Cup Group F Winner Odds
Notably, 888sport has one of the most massive lists of sports-betting markets anywhere on the internet. The A-Z sports section of the site lists 30 different sports/markets to choose from. With a list that long – many sportsbooks are around 20 – the list is bound to include some niche markets, and that’s certainly the case at 888sport.
Among the betting markets offered at 888sport are surfing, politics, and an entire section titled “Novelty Bets.” What does that section contain? You’ll just have to find out for yourself.
Sascha was a hockey player in his youth, a lawyer in his capricious mid-20s, and has now been an assigning editor, writer, and lead oddsmaker for SBD for over seven years. He covers everything you can possibly put odds on, but specializes in football, baseball, hockey, and basketball.