Great news! 888 Ontario is now open for business. Keep reading to see why this offers players an excellent way to try their luck in Ontario!
We love 888 as it is an excellent all-around gambling brand. Not only is there an awesome 888 Ontario sportsbook, but there is also an excellent casino and poker platform here too. So let’s take a look at some of the goodies we discovered in our 888 review!
888 Ontario: Pros & Cons
- Licensed in Ontario
- Excellent sports odds
- Unique casino games
- Solid poker platform
The 888 platform is split up into three separate sections: sport, casino and poker. Customers can either switch between these sections on the website or download the separate apps that we’ll discuss below. Beyond this, it’s a regular betting platform that gives customers a standard way to sign into their accounts, make deposits, request withdrawals and so on. The use of white text on a black background is smart and stylish and it looks and feels like a professional and well-designed gambling platform.
Downloading the 888 Mobile App
Canadian customers can download the 888 Ontario app direct to their iOS and Android devices. There are links for the Google Play and App Store on the 888 Ontario site, and once downloaded, customers can simply sign into their accounts and start playing. We should note that there are separate 888 apps for the sports, casino and poker products.
Opening an 888 Ontario sportsbook account
It takes just a couple of minutes to sign up to 888. Customers will just need to visit the 888 site and hit the Join Now button. This will give them a form that has to be filled in with their personal and accounts. Then it’s just a matter of completing the account verification procedure to make sure that all players are 19 years or older. From here it’s just a matter of making a deposit and putting down a bet.
At the moment, Canadian customers can make secure and fast deposits at 888 with Visa, Mastercard, Interac and the Paysafecard prepaid card. We found that our deposits went through instantly and there weren’t any fees.
Customers can withdraw from a minimum of $5 at the 888 site via Visa, Interac or wire transfer. Processing times could take anywhere between a single day and eight days depending on the payment method used.
We were slightly underwhelmed to find that there wasn’t any live chat or telephone customer support on the 888 site. However, all of our queries were quickly and efficiently answered via the email support form. This even features the handy ability to upload attachments which is useful for explaining your problems. Customers can also take advantage of a very detailed FAQ section.
888 is fully licensed and regulated by iGaming Ontario which means that it’s legally allowed to operate in the province. All of the activities carried out on the 888 site will be overseen by iGaming Ontario to make sure players enjoy nothing but a fair and safe gambling experience. We should also note that 888 features a range of safer gambling tools to help players keep their wagering in check.
Some sportsbooks will have some kind of loyalty scheme, but it looks like players will have to make do on their own at 888. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, as most of the reward programs we’ve come across have been a bit of a rip-off. So Canadian customers just have to use their sports betting skills and their casino gaming talents at 888!
888 has made a great start since launching in Ontario. It has given players a legal, safe and fun way to bet on sport, play casino games and try their luck on a quality poker platform.
If we had any criticisms, it would be that 888 could add some kind of live chat customer support. But on the whole, we were seriously impressed with what we saw at 888 and we think there will be lots of Canadian customers who’ll come running to sign up to this gambling site.