PointsBet is a relatively new company, having launched in 2017 in Australia, but that has not stopped it from making quite the name for itself since launching in New Jersey at the tail end of 2018.
The PointsBet sports betting app is arguably the fastest on the market today, and thanks to unique features like PointsBetting, we believe it will only continue to gain in popularity. This review looks at how PointsBetting works, goes over the sportsbook’s banking methods and available bets and markets. Try out PointsBet Sportsbook with a welcome offer of up to $2,000 in risk-free bets today.
If you’re a new PointsBet New Jersey user, you’ll be able to enter the code BETBONUS when you sign up to receive up to $2,000 in risk-free bets. Here is a look at exactly how the offer works.
Overall, we really enjoy welcome bonuses like this one. It is great that you have the ability to split up the free bet credits if you want. And the fact that you get a fixed odds and PointsBetting wager risk-free is even better than online sportsbooks that offer just one risk-free bet.
|Online Sportsbook||PointsBet Sportsbook NJ|
|Risk Free Bets||$1,500 PointsBetting wager and $500 fixed odds bet|
|Online Since||December 2018|
|Last updated||April 2021|
PointsBet’s welcome bonus is one of the best in the industry, and the promotions don’t stop after that. Instead, they just keep coming in droves. Here is just a glimpse at all the promos you’ll see.
If it wasn’t clear before, PointsBet has promotions aplenty, and they’re just going to keep coming. So be sure to check the promotions page frequently to see what offers are available.
Definitely. PointsBet is a licensed and regulated sportsbook in New Jersey and has been since launching on Dec. 11, 2018. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement granted PointsBet a license in the state after putting it through the same vetting process as any other entity that applies for a betting license.
According to NJ gambling laws, bettors need to be 21 or older and also must be somewhere in the state to legally wager on sports. The location requirement exists in other states with legal sports betting, and to ensure compliance you are required to have some form of geolocation software on the device you use to access PointsBet.
To create a PointsBet account just open the website or app and tap “Log in.” After that, you’ll have to supply your:
Remember, you also need to enter the BETBONUS promo code while signing up if you want to claim the welcome offer.
All that remains is checking some boxes to verify that you are 21 or older and that the facts you stated are correct. You could complete the entire application in the course a commercial break during a New Jersey Devils game.
The PointsBet app is one of the best in New Jersey, due to overall speed and the incredible number of sports and bet types that are available.
Start by following one of our links to the PointsBet site and clicking on the proper link for your device (iOS or Android). From there, you’ll download and then install PointsBet onto your device. Then you can start making sports bets from anywhere in New Jersey.
PointsBet is packed full of information, but based on the overall layout and how everything is labeled, it is not at all overwhelming. A few of the key areas to be aware of are the main menu (lower left), your account (upper right) and your bet slip (both upper and lower right).
When you click on the menu, there are headers to get you back to the homepage, promotions page or live betting page. You’ll also have links for creating quick parlays, viewing all the sports you can bet on and then the featured games and bets. At the very bottom you’ll also find contact info for the help desk.
Under your account is where you can find links for depositing and withdrawing money. This also is where you can see how many booster tokens you have remaining for that day. Along with being able to see your account history, you can check on your free bets from here.
PointsBet’s betting slip is where you can see all your active and settled bets, as well as bets you have added to your slip but have yet to place. To make a bet, you’ll tap on what you want to wager on and either quickly place that bet or add it to your slip. As you add more wagers, you can choose to place straight or parlay bets. Teasers are a little different at PointsBet, and we’ll talk about that a little later.
Overall, the PointsBet app is one of our favorites. We love all the betting choices, the number of promotions and odds boosts and of course how fast it is moving around in the app. Just make sure you check the promos page often so you don’t miss out on anything, and be sure to click the boost box when you create parlays or three or more legs so you don’t waste your booster tokens.
Here is a quick rundown of a few of our favorite things about PointsBet.
Along with that, though, are things PointsBet could stand to do better. Here are the three biggest.
PointsBetting is a unique way to bet where your wins and losses are not fixed, but instead vary depending on how correct your wagers are. For greater explanation, here’s an example:
PointsBetting has the potential to win or lose you a lot of money with relatively small wager amounts, but you have control of that, as well. All PointsBetting markets have max loss and max win levels, and many of them include a slider bar that lets you set those levels.
There also are a number of distinctive PointsBetting markets available, marked by a small “i” that you can click on to get a detailed summary of how the bet functions. PointsBetting can be a super fun way to bet on sports, but make sure to always check your max win and loss levels so you know what the potential losses could be.
The sportsbook has plenty of ways other than PointsBetting to wager on sports, let’s take a look at them.
PointsBet has a slew of sports you can wager on, from the most popular sports like football, basketball and soccer to more niche offerings like table tennis, rugby and volleyball. This will include bets on the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, UFC, PGA Tour, MLS, WNBA, tennis and NASCAR. You also can wager on college sports like football and basketball.
If you enjoy following international sports, you’ll be able to bet on soccer from all over, including the English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Champions League and World Cup. You also will find markets for hockey’s KHL and basketball’s EuroLeague.
If you’re looking to bet on a local team, not only are there a few teams that play in New Jersey, but squads just across state lines in New York and Philadelphia.
It should come as no surprise that PointsBet has a fairly substantial futures market for all the top sports and leagues.
The best way to find available futures bets is to select the sport you’re interested in. For this example, we’ll pick basketball. After selecting basketball in the A-Z sports listing, see a list of markets available (featured, in play, next up, all comps and futures). Click on futures, and all the available basketball futures markets at PointsBet will pop up.
Depending on when you’re looking at futures markets, there could be a limited number of options available. For example, right after a season ends, chances are PointsBet will not have a ton of markets up for the following season just yet.
PointsBet has quite a few ways for you to deposit money but fewer options for withdrawing funds, so make sure you’re comfortable with one of the choices. Here are your options for depositing:
And here are your choices when it comes time to cash out:
PointsBet’s land-based casino partner in New Jersey is Meadowlands Racetrack, and you can deposit and withdraw funds in person there. To do this, you’ll need your six-digit account number, which is located under “My account,” and a valid ID.
When cashing out, you’ll need to first request the withdrawal from your account and then wait until you receive a text message confirming your request. The text also will include a code you’ll need to get your money.
The easiest way to reach out to PointsBet’s customer service department is by emailing [email protected]. If you require more immediate assistance, you can get in touch via live chat on either the PointsBet desktop site or app.
As is the case with most online sportsbooks, PointsBet also has a help page that includes an FAQ, which we find particularly well organized and thus easy to sort though and find what you’re looking for.
In an effort help promote responsible gambling, PointsBet will give you the power to set your own limits. That means you can control how much time and/or money you can spend at the sportsbook. On top of that, you can ban yourself for a period of three, seven or 30 days. And as a last resort, you can permanently ban yourself.
You can also find helpful articles and information at PointsBet about spotting potential gambling problems and what to do and whom to contact if and when that happens to you or someone you know.
Presently, PointsBet doesn’t have a retail sportsbook in New Jersey. PointsBet’s land-based partner in the Garden State is Meadowlands Racetrack, which is why you can make deposits and withdrawals there.
PointsBet is without a doubt among our favorite online sportsbooks in New Jersey. Whether it is the absolute best, though, probably has more to do with personal preference than anything else.
If you enjoy the thrill of having no idea how much money you’re going to win or lose on a single bet, then PointsBet is perfect for you thanks to PointsBetting. The ability to create your own custom teasers is another great perk.
If PointsBetting and teasers just aren’t your thing, then it wouldn’t surprise us if you consider oddsmakers like DraftKings and FanDuel to be a little ahead right now. Either way, we don’t think there’s any disputing that PointsBet is one of the best sportsbooks in New Jersey.
The code for new users is BETBONUS, which you can enter for risk-free bets up to $2,000 when creating an account.
The biggest thing is PointsBetting. PointsBetting rewards and punishes bettors based on how accurate or inaccurate their bets are. PointsBet also offers more betting markets overall than most other sportsbooks in the state, and its app is among the best and fastest available.
Yes, PointsBet offers daily odds boosts, which you can find under “Booster odds” in the menu. Cashing out early also is available for NFL and NBA games at this time. In order to cash out early, you must be in New Jersey.
Yes, PointsBet is licensed in the Garden State and has been since going live on Dec. 11, 2018. PointsBet and all other New Jersey sportsbooks are regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. You can reach the NJDGE by phone (609-984-0909) or email ([email protected]) with any comments or concerns regarding PointsBet or any other sportsbook.
The minimum age to bet at PointsBet, and any sportsbook in the state, is 21. Another law is that all bettors must be located in New Jersey at the time they submit their wagers. That is why you must have geolocation enabled on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. If GPS cannot verify that you’re in New Jersey, you won’t be able to bet.
While you can bet on college sports at PointsBet, you are not allowed to bet on college teams located in New Jersey (Princeton, Seton Hall, Rutgers, etc.). You also are prohibited from betting on any college games taking place in the Garden State.