4.2/5 ## PointsBet at a glance
|PointsBet USA Inc.
|Number of Games
|Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, VideoPoker, Bingo, Keno, Craps, LiveDealer, Lotteries, Basketball
|Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, iPad, Mac / PC, Tablet, Blackberry
|Email, Live chat
|Visa, Mastercard + 6 more
PointsBet at a glance
PointsBet review 2024
PointsBet Sportsbook has been one of the most successful sportsbooks in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan and Illinois markets. Bettors in these states can enjoy an online sportsbook and app that offers a broad choice of sports and markets.
First bets are free up to $2,000 and can be split four ways. Remember to use the Points Bet Promo Code “WELCOME” when signing up. PointsBet USA was the first book to have a feature called “Name a Bet,” which means that if there is a wager you’d like to make and it’s not listed, you can request it and PointsBet will get back to you with a line.
You can see more detail on PointsBet’s markets, promos, user experience and security in the review below.
- Great welcome bonus
- Unique PointsBetting offering
- Excellent user experience
- Focus on local teams
- PointsBetting may be too high-risk for some
- Menu not immediately visible on home page
Sports markets and bet types
There are about 20 different types of sports offered, they include the major US sports – NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL – but you can also find events across the world in sports including soccer, golf, MMA and tennis. PointsBet also lists Rugby, maybe reflecting its Australian ownership.
Whether you’re an experienced bettor or a novice, the straightforward navigation around the site makes finding your preferred bet easy. The extensive menu includes a section on featured events coming up locally, nationally and internationally.
The number of betting options on games is impressive. You can expect to find a range of ways to wager, including moneyline, totals, point spreads, and numerous props. Where PointsBet really stands out is by offering its own PointsBetting, which carries strong echoes of spread betting - popular in the UK and Europe.
PointsBet is proactive in listing match-by-match lines during tournaments. There’s a good range of bet types, including futures odds on the winners of different sports leagues, tennis and golf tournaments, boxing and MMA bouts and auto racing events. Every February, the PointsBet Super Bowl promo is published with generous odds and many choices.
Bonuses and promotions
Promotions often change, and bonus deals rotate around what sports are in season. The main welcome offer at PointsBet is up to $2,000 in bonus bets.This is split into $500 on fixed-odds betting and $1,500 on PointsBetting. The latter is ideal if you want to get used to the different demands of this style of wagering.
The same-game parlay promotion is exclusive to PointsBet, and they also offer partial cash outs that allow you to leave some of your bet in play. For new customers, the best PointsBet deposit code is BetBonus.
There’s also the Karma Kommittee, which may decide to refund stakes lost as a result of a particularly cruel twist of fate. There are two invitation-only VIP schemes for loyal patrons – the Diamond Club and the Platinum Club, offering personalized promotions, access to tickets and events and more.
Banking at PointsBet
PointsBet offers fewer payment options than some books, though covers the most popular. There are five different ways to deposit funds, and the money is available for wagering almost immediately. Credit card deposits are not allowed in most states, but PayPal, debit cards, Trustly online banking (which they recommend), PayNearMe and eCheck are available. All these options are secure, with strong data encryption on transactions. They are vetted by various state gaming commissions.
PointsBet also offers a special PointsBet Mastercard. This option comes with the advantage of funds being immediately available to play with. You can also make a withdrawal quickly, even instantly if you go to the cage at a casino that is partnered with PointsBet.
PointsBet’s withdrawal time is one to three business days depending upon the amount of funds, and the rule of thumb is to expect it to take three. Chat support can provide updates during the withdrawal process. There’s a $10 minimum deposit and no maximum deposit limit. Any withdrawal of $10,000 or more will be immediately reported to the IRS in accordance with US banking laws.
Security and fair play
All licensed U.S. sportsbooks pass our 25-step review process, which includes checking for SSL technology, secure servers and firewalls to ensure that all transactions are encrypted and that your personal and financial information is kept safe at all times.
PointsBet is owned by PointsBet Holdings Limited out of Melbourne, Australia. It’s publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange and operates in the United States, Australia, Canada and Ireland. In accordance with Northern Territory Racing Commission License conditions, PointsBet maintains a separate bank account to cover every dollar of member funds, protected by SSL 2,048-bit encryption.
PointsBet Holdings Limited
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
The PointsBet app scores extremely highly with users for the sheer speed and ease with which you can move from screen to screen, track down the events you are interested in, and explore the available bets. It is compatible with iOS and Android.
Navigating between sports is simple, and the graphics are first-rate. The first thing you’ll see when using the PointsBet Sportsbook App is “Featured” ongoing events you can wager on. At the bottom is a tab called “Live” showing all current live events.
A nice feature is the “Parlay” button, which enables a user to quickly start a parlay of whatever events can be wagered upon together. The “My Bets,” section makes it super-easy to keep track of wagers on the PointsBet app.
What PointsBet offers more than almost any other sportsbook is cutting edge graphic design and user experience, and we especially like the similarity between the website and app. Both are superfast, which is of particular benefit when wagering on live events. PointsBet also deserve credit for originating “Name a Bet,” which other books have copied.
PointsBet offers fewer deposit methods than other books, but the common options like online banking and PayPal are available. That’s the only major minus point we noted. The speed of transactions is good, and your budget will be supplemented by regular promos.
Overall, with a huge range of markets on an impressive selection of local and international sporting events, and plenty of bonuses and promotions, this is a sportsbook well worth visiting. Why not try PointsBet out for yourself?