PointsBet is one of the newest major brands to open their doors in the Empire State. Players looking to take advantage of the PointsBet real money sign-up bonus will be pleasantly surprised to find one of the market’s larger deals with new players receiving two “second chance” free bets worth up to $2,000.
The first free bet is your standard fixed odds wager where in the event your bet loses, PointsBet will credit your account with the original up to $500. These free bet credits can be split evenly up to a maximum of four times, but does include a 1x play-through requirement before any winnings can be withdrawn.
The second free bet is the sportsbook’s namesake bet type, known as “Points Betting.” If your PointsBet wager loses, then just as is the case with the fixed odds wager, PointsBet will credit your account the original stake up to $1,500. For more information on what a “PointsBet” is, be sure to read the FAQs below.
|Launched||January 24, 2022|
|Sign Up Bonus||Up to $2,000 in Second Chance Free Bets|
|Live Chat||Available 24/7|
|Support Phone Number||1-833-441-1940|
|Retail Sportsbook||Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, NY|
PointsBet is one of the more unique brands available on the legal sports betting market. While in many ways they are a traditional operator offering many of the same core bets and experiences that other brands offer, they do have a certain touch of creativity and innovation that sets them apart from the competition.
In addition to their unique “Points Betting” bet type (elaborated upon in the FAQs), PointsBet also offers a novel promotion known as “Name A Bet.” Under this promotion, users can request a custom bet on the PointsBet website or by tagging PointsBet on Twitter or other social media platforms with the request. PointsBet will then provide odds for the wager.
PointsBet sportsbook offers first time users one of the more generous welcome bonuses in the industry. Despite being billed as a single bonus, the PointsBet welcome bonus is essentially two separate bonuses, each a Free Bet with a combined total of up to $2,000.
The first Free Bet is on any fixed odds bet and is essentially a second chance bet. Meaning, if you lose your first bet, PointsBet will credit you your wager amount up to $500 in site credit. While in and of itself not the wildest welcome bonus on the market, it is still a solid option for new users, especially with the generous 1x playthrough requirement.
PointsBet’s second welcome bonus is a $1,500 free bet exclusively for PointsBetting wagers, which as we explained earlier, is both a high-risk, high-reward system. Depending on what you wager, your final payout (or loss!) is roughly multiplied by the amount of points scored. While this is definitely a novel and exciting way to bet, it can be imposing for first-time bettors.
The PointsBet sportsbook offers an exclusive (read: invitation only!) VIP program, known as the Diamond Club.
As mentioned, the program is invite-only, so information is difficult to come by, specifically information related to requirements for joining. However, according to PointsBet, the Diamond Club has several key advantages, such as:
In comparison to other major brands in the market, PointsBet NY offers a broad selection of available bet types that is on par with their competitors. In addition to standard bets such as the moneyline, spread, and totals (Over/Under), as well as the patented PointsBetting system, PointsBet also offers a great selection of other favorites.
Additional bet types include:
PointsBet NY offers what can only be described as a more narrow selection of available sports than the rest of their competitors. However that is not to say that their sports selection is lacking or deficient! PointsBet provides the most popular sports leagues, with special attention to both domestic and international games. It is worth mentioning that despite a limited selection of international leagues per sport, PointsBet does offer an extensive collection of international soccer leagues.
|Baseball (MLB)||Basketball (NBA, NCAA, Euroleague)|
|Football (NFL, NCAA, CFL)||Golf|
|Hockey||MMA (Bellator, UFC)|
|Motorsports (Formula 1)||Soccer (FIFA, UEFA, English Premier League, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Coppa Italia, La Liga)|
PointsBet sportsbook offers several deposit and withdrawal options for players looking to bet real money. While it is not the most extensive selection of banking options we’ve ever seen, they do provide the basic.
|Deposit options include||Withdrawal options include|
|Debit or credit cards (Visa or Mastercard)||Online banking (participating banks include Chase, Wells Fargo, TD Bank, US Bank, Bank of America, PNC Bank, CapitalOne, Navy Federal, and more than 1,000 other institutions)|
|Online banking with Trustly (Trustly is a online payment platform allowing users to autorize and make ACH transactions with PointsBet)||PayPal|
One of the most unique value propositions that PointsBet sportsbook offers users is their patented Name A Bet feature. As PointsBet so eloquently puts it: “You name it, we price it.” What this effectively means is that if there is a specific bet you want to make and you don’t see the bet on PointsBet, you can either tag PointsBet on Twitter or request the bet on the PointsBet sportsbook homepage and they’ll make it happen.
Bets you can request are literally almost anything – within reason. Examples include Lebron James to average a triple double in the playoffs, or Detroit Lions offense to average more than 28 points for the next four games.
One of PointsBet’s most distinctive offers is their patented “Points Betting” bet type. PointsBetting is a betting system in which the emphasis (and payout) is placed on the number of points scored at the end of the contest. If your bet wins, then your payout is compounded by the amount of points scored. Similarly, if you lose, your losses are compounded by the amount of points your bet lost by. Meaning, if your bet wins by 3 points, your payout is 3 times your bet amount. If your bet loses by 3 points, your losses are 3 times your bet amount.
So, for example, say you bet $10 on Josh Allen to throw OVER 250 passing yards vs the Pittsburgh Steelers. By the end of the game, Josh Allen has passed for 300 yards. Your payout would then be $500 as a result of the extra 50 yards Allen passed (10 x 50yds = $500). However, if Allen had passed for only 200 yards, you would have lost $500 (10 x -50 = $-500).
Yes, it is legal to bet with PointsBet sportsbook in the state of New York as of January 2022. PointsBet is one of (currently) nine legal sportsbooks in the Empire State including Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, BetRivers, WynnBet, Resorts, and Bally Bet.
PointsBet Sportsbook offers two welcome bonuses in the form of two Free Bets with a combined total value of $2000 (one for regular bet types and the other for points betting). In addition to the welcome bonus, PointsBet also offers parlay boosters, partial cash outs, boosted odds, and more.