Visit: PointsBet Sportsbook
PointsBet is one of the newest entries into the New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana sports betting markets. The site launched in 2019 under a partnership with Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey. Since then, it has expanded to the Catfish Bend Casino in Iowa and the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in Indiana.
The startup from Australia has imported a platform unique to NJ and IA online sports betting sites, featuring a high-volatility wagering format knows as PointsBetting.
PointsBet is licensed and regulated by the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
|PointsBet Promo Code||PLAYNJ|
|Promo Value||Free $100 bonus on $50 deposit|
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|Legal States||New Jersey, Iowa|
|Promo verified||April 2020|
PointsBet has exciting offers available to new players.
For starters, simply signing up for an account will net you a free $25 bet.
Then make an initial deposit of at least $50 to receive bonus bets ranging from $150-500. Here’s how it works.
A $50 deposit will get $100 in bonus bets, leaving $150 for betting.
Deposit $150 and PointsBet will match it in bonus bets, for a total of $300.
And the same applies to a $250 deposit, leaving players with $500 to bet on the site.
To activate the bonus, players need only enter promo code PLAYNJ. Then make a qualifying deposit, and the money is on its way. Please bear in mind that this bonus only applies to your first deposit.
PointsBet is a fantastic choice for bettors who stick primarily to the major betting markets because of its simple interface.
Players looking for high-risk, high-reward bets will find their best options here, as well as those who like extensive prop bet options for National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games.
Players who are inexperienced with PointsBetting (just about all new registrants, given the scarcity of this option) may find themselves confused if they begin using those markets without understanding them. They may also experience losses much larger than they anticipate.
Beyond the most popular sports in North America, options for other sports and events are more limited than at other sportsbooks.
PointsBet offers markets on 17 sports and more, according to its website. All of the most popular sports in North America make that list, as do soccer, rugby, Aussie rules football and others.
At the time of writing, the site has not been operating during Major League Baseball’s regular season. Given its focus on American sports, it would surprise us if it didn’t offer a wide range of MLB betting options.
Players have access to more NBA prop bets on PointsBet.com than they do on any other sportsbook.
Some of the options regularly available include, e.g., how much time it takes a player to score a certain number of points, player multiples and player shooting percentages.
The site makes the same promise on NFL games as it does on NBA games, in terms of making more markets available than any other sportsbook.
Unique markets include, e.g., the time of the first touchdown in seconds, the longest field goal and quarterback completion percentage.
Players who like betting moneyline on National Hockey League games would do well to choose PointsBet.com, as it offers early payouts on such wagers, e.g. if a team is leading by two goals at any point in a game.
Players can also make the most of more than 100 pregame markets on regular season games.
Ultimate Fighting Championship fights have become extremely popular in recent years, and PointsBet.com offers markets that will meet the needs of the vast majority of players looking to bet on matches.
Available markets include moneyline, time of fight end, round betting and method of victory.
Players who enjoy golf can find a healthy range of markets for tournaments.
Outrights, tournament group and match betting, 72-hole line handicap, matchplay and team matchplay attract the most players, though additional markets are available as well.
Players who want an extensive range of markets and who bet primarily on professional sports in North America can find what they need at PointsBet. However, players looking for prop bets on other less-popular sports may struggle to find what they are looking for.
Although the site offers more than 100 markets on some soccer matches, fewer than 40 markets on such events are more common. Boxing offers even more limitations, with only moneyline wagering available for most fights.
Moneyline wagering appears on each event, with totals and spread markets almost as readily available. Additional markets are not always possible. Also, the site does not offer teasers, which are extremely popular among certain betters.
Players can choose to place moneyline wagers on all of the events the site has to offer.
Point spread betting is the most familiar type of wagering to most Americans, so it fits this is one of the site’s standard offerings, available on about all events.
The site’s promotions sometimes offer better odds than the industry standard (-110), including no-juice odds on games involving the top eight college basketball teams.
Players can put together a maximum of 12 selections on a single parlay. These selections may not include PointsBetting wagers.
The site brags it is the world leader in prop markets for NFL and NBA games, offering some that are unavailable elsewhere. When it comes to other sports, like soccer, and even other leagues, like the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the number of available markets drops precipitously.
Players who are looking for markets on sports beyond the most popular professional leagues in the US would do well looking elsewhere.
Players can easily find totals markets, which is another name for over/under, for America’s most popular professional sports leagues. These markets are standard for most sportsbooks on all of the sports they offer, though they are not always available on PointsBet.com on sports like soccer.
One of the most significant marketing points for this website is a unique offering known as PointsBetting.
This feature gives players the opportunity to win, or lose, much more substantial sums of money on their bets based on how right or wrong they are. These types of bets are typically available in association with spread and totals betting. The site also offers them on some additional markets, although it depends on the event.
Players can use the site’s app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, to place wagers on the go. The site provides a link to the app downloads at the bottom of each page on the site.
Players can stay up-to-date on the site’s promotions on the “promos” page. At any given time, the site offers a mix of one-off and standing promotions.
The site offers an extensive range of standing promotions that often make it the best option for players making certain types of wagers.
For example, when a player bets moneyline on an NHL or English Premier League game, he or she can get an early payout if the team takes a two-goal lead at any point during the match. Reduced juice odds in the early afternoon is another popular option.
Players looking to bet on unique events should check the promos page for individual offerings. Promotions on things like all-star games and skills competitions appear periodically throughout the year.
Frequent and high-roller players will appreciate the site’s loyalty program.
Players get five points for each dollar wagered on parlays, one point for each dollar wagered in fixed odds markets and one point for every dollar they win or lose on PointsBetting wagers.
Although the available options are sure to meet the needs of most players, this site has a limited range of banking options compared to other online sportsbooks in New Jersey.
The sportsbook accepts deposits made via Visa, Mastercard, e-check and EML cards.
Players who make PointsBetting wagers will find they are not able to withdraw all of their funds until they settle all of their open PointsBetting wagers.
All players must provide identity verification and credit card or payment verification before they can make their first withdrawal. The site’s withdrawal methods are the same as its deposit methods.
Players who stick to the major markets will love this site’s no-frills approach to its sportsbook. It doesn’t offer streaming or have pop-ups that sometimes slow sites down.
Players who want answers to their questions quickly should start by checking PointsBet’s “help” page, the Revis Betting Academy and the site’s terms and conditions.
Should they require further support, customers can call from 8 am to midnight, or by chat or email at any time.
The site’s main selling point is its exclusive PointsBetting feature, though it also stresses its variety of markets for NFL and NBA games. Its success or failure will likely depend heavily on how well customers take to those two things, as it sometimes comes up lacking in other areas.
PointsBet is an Australian company that started operating in New Jersey in January 2019.
It is partners with Meadowlands Racetrack and has two major, name-brand ambassadors — NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson and former NFL All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.
PointsBet Sportsbook will no doubt make its mark on sports betting in the US thanks to its exclusive PointsBetting feature.