- Generous offers and promotions
- Lots of deposit options
- Fast and easy to use on website, iOS or Android
- White text on black background makes it easy to read
- Huge range of available markets
- Unique Pointsbetting feature
- Customer service is not available by telephone, only live chat
- Rewards limited to free bets until higher tiers are accessed
Pointsbet offers regular bonuses to players. Unlike some other Sportsbook, Pointsbet has no turnover requirement on winnings from bonus.
Pointsbet Welcome Bonuses
Pointsbet offers very generous welcome bonuses. The Pointsbet Sportsbook gives all new customers two risk free bets of a value up to $2000. These comes as two separate bonuses, up to a value of $500 for your first fixed odds bet, and up to $1500 for your first bet on Pointsbetting. Use the code WELCOME to take advantage.
Pointsbet Benefits and Promos
Pointsbet offers regular promos on major sports, including risk free bets and same game parlay insurance. They also offer booster odds, and the Pointsbet Karma Kommittee frequently executes Good Karma Payouts where bad beats have taken place. However, the Karma Kommittee has only paid out three times so far this year so it is a feature they should give more attention to.
At time of review, the promos available were:
- $20 risk free bet on Sunday Night Football
- Early payout on English Premier League matches (lead by two goals and be paid out winnings up to $50)
- Parlay Boost (one traditional and one same game parlay boost per day)
- Refer a Friend (get a $100 free bet for you and a friend when you refer them and they place a cash bet of $20 or more). Be aware though, that if you are referred by a friend you are unable to access any other initial bonus.
Pointsbet Loyalty Program
Pointsbet offers reward points on every bet placed. Rewards points can then be swapped for free bets. Pointsbet also has the Platinum Club and Diamond Club which provides special betting rewards which can include personalised promotions, access to tickets and events, and dedicated customer service.
Types of Bonuses
|Bookmaker||Welcome Bonus||Exclusive Bonus||Freebet||Loyalty Program||Cashbacks|
|50 USD||No||Up to 50 USD||No||No|
|250 USD||No||Up to 250 USD||No||No|
Mobile Sports Betting
Pointsbet has an iOS app that works on both iPhone and iPad. You can download the Pointsbet sportsbook app from a link via the Pointsbet website, or directly from the iOS app store. Regular and in-play betting, as well as Pointsbetting, is available on the app. The app is fast and works intuitively. Crashes are rare. You will need iOS version 10.3 or later to use the app.
Pointsbet is available on Android. You can access it by searching for “Pointsbet Sportsbook'' in the Google Play Store, or click on the link from the Pointsbet website. Regular and in-play betting, as well as Pointsbetting, is available on the app. The Android app, as is usually the case, is a little bit slower than iOS. However, it works well relative to other Android apps.
Pointsbet Sportsbook’s website is nj.pointsbet.com. It is easy to use for sportsbook betting, as well as signing up and depositing. On opening the website featured games are immediately available, making it easy if you just want to bet on a major game in progress or about to jump. There is a “Next Up” menu adjacent to this, but unfortunately it cannot be customised, unlike the “Featured” or “Live” menus. The website layout is clean, with a side menu only showing up if you click on the three red stripes to access it.
|Bookmaker||MetaScore||Bonus||Margin||Cash Out||Live Streaming|
|1000 USD||7 - 10%||Yes||Yes|
|-||5 - 8%||No|
|100 USD||7 - 10%||No|
Pointsbet was founded in Australia in 2015, and was one of the first bookmakers to enter the US market following the overturning of the PASPA legislation by the United States Supreme Court in 2018. New Jersey was the first state that Pointsbet was established in and they are now licensed in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, West Virginia, Louisiana and Kansas. Pointsbet is a publicly traded company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In 2020, Pointsbet became the official betting partner of NBC Sports, and the world renowned NBC ‘Peacock’ logo is incorporated into their app and website.
Is Pointsbet legal and safe?
Pointsbet is a registered, legal sportsbook in New Jersey. The Division of Gaming Enforcement is responsible for licensing and regulation of sportsbooks in that state, and they have licensed Pointsbet since 2019.
Pointsbet Sportsbook Registration
Opening an account with Pointsbet is easy, and it is possible to do on the website, Android or iOS app. To open an account, click on “Sign Up”. You will then be prompted to select your state, input a Sign Up Code, and your first name, last name an email address.
For the second step you will need to provide your title (Mr/Mrs/Ms or Unspecified), the last four digits of your social security number, your cellphone number (where you can elect to Enable Multi Factor Authentication), your address and your password. You will then need to check boxes indicating that you accept Pointsbet’s terms and conditions of use, and are eligible to open a betting account in the state of New Jersey.
Once this is done, you can deposit and start betting!
Pointsbet Sportsbook Odds, Lines and Betting Markets
Pointsbet has a massive range of betting markets available. It is the only sportsbook that offers Pointsbetting, a unique, high risk, high reward form of sports betting where wins and losses vary based upon how right or how wrong the wager was. For example, if you like Lebron James to score more than 30 points in a basketball game, and he scores 38, you win 8x the amount staked. However, if he only scores 20, you would lose 10x the amount staked. Pointsbetting offers the chance for some huge wins, but if you are wrong it can be very costly. Pointsbet also has a “name a bet” feature where you can request a market using a form and the trading team will price it up for you. This isn’t something you will likely use often, but it shows a desire to meet the needs of the customer that deserves credit.
Pointsbet also offers same game parlay, teaser and booster odds. Pointsbet offers a cash out facility, which is available on a partial or total basis.
Sports available include:
- NCAA Football;
- Aussie Rules;
- Motor Racing;
- Rugby League;
- Rugby Union;
- Table Tennis;
Customers have the option to have odds displayed in three formats. American, the default, as well as decimal and fractional.
Pointsbet Live Betting and Live Streaming
Pointsbet offers live betting on all sports both, both professional and college, in the United States and worldwide. There is a dedicated screen for these sports which can be accessed by selecting “Live” from the Sports Betting menu. The live betting menu provides real time information on events including scores and time left, to help inform your betting decisions. Comparing this to a live broadcast, it updates very quickly so you can bet with confidence.
Naturally, there are fewer in game options available but all major markets are available to bet on during the course of a match.
Pointsbet’s live streaming is available on the apps and website, and includes tennis, soccer, volleyball, table tennis and e-sports, but clients must have a funded Pointsbet account to access streaming.
Apps in General
The colours are a matter of individual taste, but this reviewer finds the white text on a black background easy to read. Quick parlay, accessible from a bottom menu, is a good feature for bettors who want to place parlay bets in a rush, as can often happen before 1pm on a Sunday! Pointsbet has some cool unique features to its apps including winning bet notification, and the ability to share bets, so you can post your bet slip on social media, text, email and more. You have the ability to turn off the bet size from this if you are uncomfortable with others knowing how large your bets are.
Pointsbet Sportsbook Customer Support
Pointsbet offers customer support through live chat, and also by email. It does not have customer support available by telephone. Upon contacting support by live chat you can expect a prompt and friendly response, you also have the ability to attach documents through the live chat facility as well rather than send an additional email.
Pointsbet Sportsbook Official Info
Established: Pointsbet Sportsbook was established in 2015.
License: Pointsbet is licenced by the Division of Gaming Enforcement, which has responsibility for regulating and licensing Sportsbooks in New Jersey.
Address: Pointsbet’s headquarters in the United States is located in Denver, Colorado. Worldwide headquarters are located in Melbourne, Australia.
Sponsor Deals: Pointsbet is an official betting partner of the major professional sports in the United States. This includes the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and PGA Tour. In 2020, Pointsbet secured a partnership with NBC Sports to become their exclusive betting partner.
Despite being a relative newcomer to the online betting world, Pointsbet has put together a compelling offer for prospective customers. The key point of difference between Pointsbet and its major competitors are the Pointsbetting markets. They offer the opportunity for some big wins, but also, some big losses. Easy to use technology on multiple platforms, generous odds, a wide range of betting markets and lucrative bonuses mean that Pointsbet is a sportsbook highly worthy of consideration.