European online gambling and sports betting operator 888 launched the 888 Sportsbook online and mobile sports betting product in New Jersey in early September.
888 Sportsbook is a full-featured sports betting platform offering traditional and in-play betting across a wide range of sports. Plus, the product offers live-scoring visualizations during games.
The 888 Sportsbook platform launched on the web and Android devices, but an iOS app arrived a few weeks after the initial launch.
Of course, the wide range of sports gamblers at 888 Sportsbook can bet on includes NBA basketball. The 2018-19 NBA Regular Season tipped off Oct. 16.
NBA wagering options
That means a variety of NBA wagering options are now available at 888 Sportsbook.
Getting set up on 888 Sportsbook
Betting on the NBA through 888 Sportsbook in NJ is a fast and easy process. But first, players will need to register for an 888 Sportsbook account.
Pick a username and password that’s both secure and easy to remember. And finally, complete all required contact information, including a current address and telephone number.
Of course, you only need one account in NJ to play online casino games at 888 Casino, online poker at 888 Poker, and bet on sports at 888 Sportsbook.
Once a player is registered, they’ll need to deposit money to bet with on the site. The great thing about 888 is that the NJ online casino and poker site share a wallet with the online sportsbook.
Just log in, click on the “Cashier” button, and then the “Deposit” button. Choose a payment method and follow the on-screen instructions.
Accepted deposit methods on 888 Sportsbook include:
- Bank Transfer (ACH)
- Visa credit card and debit cards
- Online Banking Transfer
- 7-11 PayNearMe
Alternatively, players can deposit cash directly through any Caesars casino cage in Atlantic City.
By the way, 888 Sportsbook uses advanced security and encryption technologies to ensure all transactions and your financial information are completely secure.
Betting on basketball
Once you’ve registered and deposited money on the site, it’s time to bet on basketball.
This is another fast and easy process on 888 Sportsbook.
The first step is to have a look at what’s available. You do this by selecting the NBA tab under the Sports A-Z tab on the homepage menu.
Then, after having a look at the various odds and bets available, you begin to create a betting slip by click on the odds of your choice to add selections.
888 Sportsbook will show you the potential payout. As longs as it meets your expectations, simply click on the Place Bet tab and you’ll be taken to a betting receipt.
Keep the receipt handy for your reference. You can also see all your bets under the Betting History tab. But remember, once a bet has been placed, it can’t be changed.
Straightforward single-game wagers like moneyline bets, point spread, and totals can all be placed before the action start every night of the week. You can even make single-game bets a part of a parlay or teaser with other games, giving you a shot at a sizable payday.
NBA in-play betting
Plus, 888 Sportsbook also offers live in-play betting allowing players to make bets with changing odds as the action continues. It’s a great option for gamblers who love to watch the action unfold and want the chance to react to it. Play-by-play real-time wagering is available for all 82 regular season games each NBA team plays.
Have a favorite NBA team or player? 888 Sportsbook has you covered there as well with NBA futures bets that allow you to wager on things like who will win the championship or this year’s MVP award.
With competitive odds and a huge variety of NBA betting options, 888 Sportsbook truly offers everything a gambler needs this NBA season.
NBA betting tips
The only thing 888 Sportsbook doesn’t do for NBA fans is pick winners for them.
However, players who follow these top five NBA betting tips have a good shot at keeping their bankroll in the black:
- The best NBA team almost always wins.
- It’s a league of superstars. Players impact the games, so pay attention to NBA injury reports to find out who is suiting up for who on any given night.
- Bet the moneyline on games expected to be close. Avoid those with huge favorites offering terrible odds.
- Take the points in what you think will be a close matchup. NBA games are often decided by a single 2 or 3 point basket. If the teams look like a close match-up and you can get four or five points on a point spread bet, take the underdog. Once again, that means avoiding heavy favorites. Even blowouts with extended garbage time in the fourth quarter often end up closer at the end than you might think.
- Watch games, look for teams with distinct and obvious in-game advantages, and smash the live in-play betting options to take advantage of it yourself.