PointsBet are one of the new breeds of online Sportbook breaking in to the US. Available in New Jersey, and as of Feb 2020, the Sportsbook is now live in Iowa & Indiana. Fully regulated and licensed by the DGE, IRGC and the IGC, they bring you PointsBetting – a brand new high-risk, high-reward feature that is sure to grab your attention.
Not only do they operate online, they also have a fantastic mobile app available to download on Android devices as well as iOS including the iPhone & iPad. Should PointsBet be your Sportsbook of choice? Is their app any good? We look to answer this and more with our guide to this new style gambling app. We talk you through getting the app on your cell, run you through the extensive features and help with some handy tips to using this new online Sportsbook for NJ, IN & IA.
To download the app to your mobile, first follow these quick guides:
There is a dedicated Android app from the Sportsbook and it is really easy to download. Go to pointsbet.com and join up to get your account details. Once logged in, click on the main menu and scroll to DOWNLOAD APP. On the new page, tap the blue DOWNLOAD button, and then OK when asked if you want to keep PointsBet APK. Once downloaded, slide down the top menu and click install. Open the app and log in.
The PointsBet app for iPhone is available to download directly from iTunes. Just click on the link and go to iTunes on your iOS device, press GET and let the app download. You can then register and join straight on the app.
Note: There is no point in trying to find this app in Google Play store as they don’t allow any form of real money gambling and wagering apps to be allowed in there. To download the official Android app from PointsBet, just follow the easy guide above.
PointsBet are an Australian bookie looking to crack the US by introducing a new and different type of Sportsbook. They aim for high stakes but high rewards. You may recognize a few familiar faces promoting them, these are former NFL All-pro Cornerback Darrelle Revis and BA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson. They seem to like it and hey we do to! Open to all players aged 21 and over and located in New Jersey, Indiana or Iowa, this app gets a big thumbs up from us. Check out more Sportsbook apps for New Jersey.
You can download the app and join anywhere across the US, but you must be 21 or older, and be in the Garden State, Hoosier or Hawkeye state lines to have a wager. It is real simple to join. We signed up and it took us around 6 minutes in total, even when joining on a mobile.
Head to join.pointsbet.com and click on the sign up now button. Choose your state (you can register from any US state but need to be in IN, IA or NJ to wager) you only need a few details, mainly first and last name and email. Then press continue, add in your gender, date of birth, cell number, last 4 of your SSN, set your address and then choose a username and set a password. Click on Join PointsBet and your good to go.
Any decent Sportbook these days needs a great mobile app as well as downloadable versions of the platform. Why offer both? Well not everyone bets daily and not everyone wants to take up room on their mobile using an app. You can do nearly everything using PointsBet mobile as you can using the fully downloadable versions of the apps. The mobile site will work on any device including Windows mobile, Blackberry, Android, iOS or any platform. It has a responsive design so no matter what screen size your cell or tablet use, the app will render and fit. It works great on all screen sizes and really does look the business.
A complete sportsbook package is available with the book and you can find one of the largest choices of betting options available. Betting options include – Aussie rules football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Football, Golf, Hockey, Mixed martial arts, Motorsports, Rugby Union, Soccer and finally Tennis.
There are loads of opportunities for bettors with PointsBet and we are particularly impressed with the market choice too. NFL and NBA offer some of the best markets on any NJ regulated app we have seen. PointsBet seem to go above and beyond on whats available with other books, for example you can bet on things like quarterback completion percentage, the time, in seconds, of the first touchdown of a game and even the time for bettors to pass a certain number of points, it’s crazy that there are so many good wagering opportunities. We counted over 200 different markets for NBA and over 100 for NHL, something for everyone.
As well as offering traditional types of bets on the app from PointsBet, such as Futures, In-play, Moneyline, Parlays, Point spread, Props, Straight bets and Total (over/under), you can also use PointsBetting – a bet type exclusive to the bookie. They are the only one in the world offering it on betting markets in US Sport. Now if you don’t know what this is, this allows you to win big if your sports predictions are correct. If your bet wins by one point or unit, you would win 1 x your bet amount stake. If your bet wins by 2 units, you win 2 x stake. If your bet wins by 10 units, you win 10 x stake and so on. But, if you lose by 1 unit, you would lose 1 x stake, lose by 10 units, lose 10 x stake. So, a $100 bet that wins by 4 points will receive a $400 payout for example. It’s a great novel way to have a wager.
New players to PointsBet can get themselves a very tasty joining bonus. Get 2 Risk-Frree Bets up to $1,500! The first can be used on traditional bets up to $500 and the other $1,000 can be used on PointsBetting on the app, mobile site or website. The offer is the same for bettors in New Jersey, Indiana or Iowa. To claim the offer, just use Promo Code – GUSA on the mobile or normal site at pointsbet.com . T&C’s do apply and you must be 21 or over to claim the bonus.
There are lot’s of other bonuses available with PB too, these can all be found on the dedicated PROMOS tab, including
Money Back – If 1 leg fails in any 4 or more Parlay bets, get up to $50 back
MLB Market bonus – Place a PointsBetting bet of $5 or more on any PointsBetting Market, get a $25 MLB Bonus Bet!
Tennis bonus – Get $1 for every ace on certain events (like Wimbledon)
MLB early payout – If you back a winner and it leads by 3 runs, get paid instantly
Let if fly Friday – Get a $20 bonus for every home run
Every Bet Rewards – Earn reward points with every bet you place
Above is just a handful of the excellent promotions available with the sportsbook. Check out pointsbet.com for the latest offers.
Now on to the app itself, visually it is one of the best looking gambling apps available in New Jersey and now, Iowa & Indiana. The black color scheme with the white and red/pink text works really well. Layout on the app is pretty perfect. There is a main menu, located on the left on the screen which holds the navigation to finding your way around. Here you can go to Home, Promos, Revis betting academy, Blog, Pointsbet card, Topgolf, In Play, Next Sport, see a list of the days popular events and then a big list of all sports. It is really easy to navigate to the sport of choice. So lets say you want to wager on the Football this weekend, tap the football option and then you can see all the Next up games, or a tab with All comps. Find the game you want to bet on and tap it. You can then see all the markets available and to place your bet, tap on the odds to add your selection to the home screen. Add your stake, place the bet and then your wager is on.
When downloading the app, just be patient, it is a big file (both Android & iOS) as it packs in a lot! It may take some seconds to download even on a good 4G or WiFi connection.
The Android & iOS app from PointsBet are identical and all share the same features. You can get push notification to let you know of daily offers and specials. In play betting is also available on the app on lots of sports and is one of the best of any NJ Sportsbook we use. As the standalone sportsbook in Iowa, there is not a lot of competition (yet……)
Also available on the mobile app is the Darrelle Revis Betting Academy. This is a great place for all new punters to start. It takes you through how PointsBetting works in great detail, tells you about the regular bet types and also has a handy Parlay calculator built in too. There is info on prop and future betting and it’s a real handy read. Depositing and withdrawing can be done on the app and is very easy to do, just log in to your account and follow the on screen instructions.
It is now an almost essential wagering tool for a book to offer a build your own bet type of feature. PointsBet’s own request a bet is called #Nameabet. This feature allows you to custom build your own bet from a selection of markets. With a tag line of “You Name The Bet, We Price It“, you really can make your own bet from scratch. If you think of a market that is not currently on the site or app, this can be for any sport or event that is currently offered, tweet to @PointsBetUSA and use the hashtag #nameabet and PointsBet will Price It up, just for you!
What could be improved on the app?
We love the PointsBet app overall, but there are a few small things that really could make this a standout performer. We would love to see live visuals during games as this makes understanding what is happening during a game a lot easier and your able to make more informed wagers. The iOS version of the app supports Face ID and Touch ID login but as of yet (July 2019) this is not available with Android unfortunately. Going forward, we would also like to see the option to place teaser bets or round robin parlays as currently, you can’t.
There are several ways to contact customer support should you have any issues. You can use live chat, email and also contact them via phone. Available 24/7, 365 days a year, they are very good and respond quickly.
One major drawback is the lack of banking options. This is not app specific as the same methods apply on the full website and mobile site/app. You can deposit and withdraw using:
- Credit/debit card
- Online banking
- PointsBet prepaid card
You can wager legally using the PointsBet online and mobile Sportsbook in New Jersey, Iowa and Indiana.
They also have retail sportsbooks in the Catfish Bend casino, located in Iowa.
You can sign up for a PointsBet sportsbook account anywhere in the country, you can even fund it. But, you do need to be within a state where the operator is licensed and where sports betting is legal. Currently the operator is available in New Jersey, Indiana & Iowa.
Yes, they offer one of the most generous sign up bonuses going. You can get up to $1,500 in risk free bets with the Sportsbook. Sign up at pointsbet.com and you can claim up to $500 back if you lose your first fixed odds bet. And, up to $1,000 back if you first PointsBetting wager loses.