Types of Bets Available
Although PointsBet is best known for PointsBetting, its unique form of spread betting, the platform also offers traditional forms of sports betting. Here are some of the most popular types, but popular matches can have over 100 betting options.
A futures bets are placed on action that’s happening at some point in the not too distant future, that’s usually tied to an end point of a season or event, such as Super Bowl winner or NL Cy Young award winner, or player to go first overall in the NBA draft.
Moneyline bets are the most basic wager in all of sports betting. Simply put you’re betting on Team A or Team B to win the game. If you’re betting on a favorite, they will have a minus sign in front of the odds, giving you less money back for your wager than an underdog, which will have a plus sign attached to the number.
PointsBet currently accepts live-in-game action for certain events, so you can bet on props or teams while the game is happening.
Parlays are combined of two or more single wagers into a single ticket, which then multiples the odds to a higher amount than two single bets on separate tickets. In order to win a parlay bet, a bettor must get all the bets correct on that ticket.
A point spread bet is a wager on the difference of points between two teams in a single sporting event. The point spread number is provided by PointsBet, and then a bettor chooses what side they want to ‘cover’ that differential.
For example, if the New England Patriots are favored by 7.5 points over the New York Jets, but only win by seven points, the Jets would have covered that spread, and bettors who placed their wagers on the Jets +7.5 would have won.
Straight bets are types of betting wagers on a single game or event that carries a point-spread, game total, money line, run line or puck line.
A prop bet (short for proposition bet) is a wager that is independent of the final score of a game or outcome. These wagers encompass bets that aren’t point spreads, totals or moneylines.
- Kansas City Chiefs over 11.5 wins in an NFL season
- Luka Doncic under 8.5 assists in an NBA game
As soon as you have entered at least three or more picks on the bet slip, you can place a Round Robin bet. The number of possible Round Robin bets depends on the number of possible outcomes, which is tied to how many selections you have made. The bets possible with your picks will be displayed automatically.
A teaser is like a parlay bet but for point spreads. You can combine two or more games together (usually a maximum of four games) and get points shaved off the spread.
Totals or over unders
The main types of totals bets feature action on the score of a game or the score of a team in a game. A bettor places action on whether they think the total amount of points scored will be higher or lower than the amount listed by PointsBet.
PointsBet Rewards System
PointsBet has a very straightforward rewards program where customers earn points by placing bets and wagering that they can redeem later for site credit.
- Fixed-odds wagering: 1 Reward Point for every $5 wagered
- Parlay wagers: 1 Reward Point for every $1 wagered
- PointsBetting wagers: 1 Reward Point for every $1 won or lost
To properly describe what PointsBetting is, it is best to use PointsBet’s own words, “the more you’re right, the more you win.” The opposite is true, as the more you are wrong, the more you lose. However, the user can set limits ahead of time to control their maximum risk and reward before placing a bet.
It would be best to utilize an example to illustrate this concept.
If a customer were to use PointsBetting during the 2021 NBA Finals, and PointsBet has set the total score at 200 points, then the customer will either take the over/under with a set amount per point. Let’s say the customer takes the over by $10 per point, here are some possible outcomes:
- If a game finishes with 201 points, the bettor wins $10 ($10 per point x 1 points over the total)
- If a game finishes with 220 points, the bettor wins $200 ($10 per point x 20 points over the total)
- If a game finishes with 199 points, the bettor loses $10
- If the game finishes with 180 points, the bettor loses $200
PointsBet Ongoing Promotions
In addition to the initial sign up deal, PointsBet constantly has ongoing promotions for their already existing users. For example, there are parlay bonuses, referral bonuses, rewards, etc. There also exists a “Karma Kommittee” that can issue refunds for bettors who felt as if they’ve been cheated due to an injury or a referee mistake.
- In-depth FAQs and emailing options
- Live chat with agents to fix issues on the spot, available 24/7
- Email: [email protected]
- Support languages: English + Spanish
- Twitter: @PointsBetUSA
How do I use the new user link?
All you have to do is simply use the Awesemo link and register. You must be a new user of PointsBet and be physically located in a state in which PointsBet is live. You must make a deposit and your first two bets will be risk-free up to $2000.
What is the legal age for PointsBet Sportsbook?
The legal age for every state in which PointsBet operates is 21 years of age.
How do I give PointsBet my location?
PointsBet will need your geographical location so that it can verify the legality of the state you are in. You can give the location through pop-up’s on the website, or within the settings of your mobile device.
Is PointsBet legal in my state?
PointsBet is legal in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, and West Virginia.
Is PointsBet legal and safe to use?
Yes, PointsBet operates in the United States legally. You can legally use PointsBet in any state in which the sportsbook is licensed and regulated in.