The return of Conor McGregor to the MMA scene has sparked huge interest and ahead of this week’s light heavyweight championship match against the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, we’ve already seen some offers and promotions come in from certain sportsbooks.
888Sport have also got involved with a new customer deal and this works a little differently as punters can choose either boxer and get a generous price boost on the standard markets.
Either / Or
Under the terms of this promo, new account holders can back the favourite *Khabib Nurmagomedov and get enhanced odds of 7/1 or, they can opt for the challenger *Conor McGregor and take that a little higher to 11/1.
Significant Terms.* New customers only. £10 minimum deposit using promo code “888ODDS” required. Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds Min bet £5, max bet £5. Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement. Free bet stakes not included in bet returns. Free bets expire 7 days after credit. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply
Those are good increases on the standard betting where Khabib is available at best industry odds of 11/17 with SportingBet while McGregor is listed at a top price of 17/11 with MarathonBet. Those are the numbers and if you’ve made up your mind who to back, here’s how this offer works.
888 Sign Up
Remember, the promotion is only open to new customers of 888Sport and if you don’t have any dealings here then you can cross over via the link and complete the sign up process. On the other side you will find a series of short online forms which should only take a couple of minutes of your time to complete.
Send them back over a secure server and you’ll be welcomed on board very quickly, ready to move on to the next phase.
Step two involves adding some funds to cover the bet and when you arrive at the cashier there are some important points to remember. Firstly, the minimum deposit set by this promotion sits at £10.00 and we suggest that you use a debit or credit card to carry this out as the majority of eWallets, including PayPal, are specifically excluded under terms and conditions.
As a final point to note, please remember to type in the Promo Code 888ODDS when you make that deposit and you’re ready to move to the important section.
Place Your Bets
With funds at your disposal, make your choice between Khabib or McGregor to win this fight. You can’t pick both fighters so take that decision and then stake the fixed sum of £5.00 on the outcome. The bout itself takes place in Las Vegas and it goes off at 3am UK time on Sunday October 6th as part of UFC 229.
If you’re not asleep, you can watch the action live on BT Sport and if, at the end of the contest, you have made a correct call, payment will come back to you in a two-part process.
Initially, a return will be paid in cash and this will relate to the standard win price in 888Sport’s standard markets. This is set to arrive within minutes of the fight ending while the remainder, up to whichever of those two price boosts is applicable, comes back as free bet tokens within 72 hours.
Those tokens need to be used within 7 days so remember to look out for them and while that concludes a full summary of all terms and conditions, you can check the rules in full on the 888Sport promotions page if you prefer.
Who to Choose
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the defending champion and unbeaten in his pro career so he is a worthy favourite but it would seem that Conor McGregor is the Russian’s toughest opponent yet. McGregor himself has 21 wins from 24 professional bouts so that’s a healthy return and shows why he’s getting plenty of support in the markets.
The decision is yours but those enhanced odds for new 888 customers could lead to seriously boosted profits in the event of a correct call.