PointsBet App Review
PointsBet App first started in Australia as an online sportsbook. They entered the lucrative US market in January 2019, initiating their inaugural mobile sportsbook in New Jersey. They have since expanded to other states.
The sportsbook is a unique mobile company in the sports betting industry for the special Pointsbetting they offer. With this kind of wager, you can both win and lose much bigger amounts of money, as your winnings/losses depend on the margin of each team’s victory.
The app is designed to follow the latest trends in the niche. It is compatible with both iOS and Android portable devices. This review will cover everything you should know about the app.
Where the PointsBet App is Available
The PointsBet app is available in six states so far. They are:
PointsBet NJ Mobile
- PointsBet NJ mobile Launched in January 2019
- Partner: Meadowlands Racetrack
PointsBet Indiana Mobile
- PointsBet Indiana mobile Launched in March 2020
- Partner: Hollywood Casino
PointsBet Illinois Mobile
- PointsBet Illinois mobile Launched in September 2020
- Partner: Hawthorne Race Course
PointsBet App Iowa
- PointsBet App Iowa Launched in August 2019
- Partner: Catfish Bend Casino
PointsBet Colorado Mobile
- PointsBet Colorado Mobile Launched in November 2020
- Partner: Double Eagle Hotel and Casino
Points Bet Mobile Michigan
- PointsBet mobile Michigan Launched in January 2021
- Partner: Northern Waters Casino Resort
PointsBet Sportsbook App Offers
PointsBet offers a range of interesting promotions and for new PointsBet App users there you can enjoy lots of point boosters and risk-free bets.
PointsBet Mobile Risk-Free Bet Worth $2,000
New customers can qualify for a PointsBet mobile risk-free bet worth $2,000. It comes in the form of two risk-free bets. The first is worth $500 on your first real money bet and up to $1,500 on your first Pointsbetting bet.
There are three easy steps how to get the mobile free bet offer:
- Navigate to the mobile promos section after you sign in.
- Fund your account.
- Use your $2,000 ($500 + $1,500) risk-free bet on any game.
PointsBet Sportsbook Make It Rain Mobile Bonus
The PointsBet Sportsbook "Make It Rain"mobile bonus rewards you for every three-point field goal that your team makes. Each day, there is a new daily game that qualifies for these promos. Simply place a bet of at least $50 on that game, and you'll get $3 in free bets for every three-point field goal the team you placed your bet on scores.
There are similar PointBet bonuses available. Check back from time to time to see if they offer a new PointsBet promo code.
PointsBet Mobile Refer a Friend
You can qualify for more bonuses with the PointsBet mobile Refer a Friend. You can get $100 bonuses for both you and your friend if you refer your friend and they deposit at least $50 in their account. You just need to visit the My Account page in the sports betting app to get your unique Refer a Friend link.
How to Download the PointsBet App
How to Download
The app can be downloaded from anywhere in the United States, but you can only place wagers from the states where PointsBet is licensed.
Before the download, it is important to mention that you need to meet two criteria to be able to place legal bets via the PointsBet app.
PointsBet app on iOS devices
You'll need about three minutes to download the PointsBet app on iOS devices. Just follow these steps:
Click on the Visit PointsBet button below and register your PointsBet account.
Then scroll to the bottom of the PointsBet webpage and click on the iOS app symbol to dowload or visit the App Store.
Once the app is installed, open it from your iOS device and start placing your bets.
How to download PointsBet Android app
You'll need a little more time to download PointsBet Android app. Real money gambling is not allowed on the Google Play Store. The first phase, then, is to change settings on your phone.
- Go to Settings --> Security
- Check the option labeled "unknown sources"
- Tap OK on the message prompt
- Select "Trust"
Once you do this, then proceed to:
This will take you to PointsBet website to register your account.
Then scroll down and click on the Android symbol to start the process.
Follow the instructions and the download process will begin.
How to Activate Push Notifications on PointsBet App
It's advisable to activate push notifications on PointsBet app to stay informed and up to date on new betting features and gambling offers. After you have completed the download, you can stay in the loop by activating push notifications. This will allow you to receive updates straight to your phone.
Here's how you can activate push notifications on the two major mobile platforms.
Mobile PointsBet Sports Betting on iOS
To activate notifications for mobile PointsBet sports betting on iOS:
- Go to Device Settings
- Scroll down until you find the mobile app
- Select Notifications
- Ensure "Allow Notifications" is enabled
Mobile PointsBet on Android
To activate notifications on the the mobile PointsBet on Android:
- Go to Device Settings
- Go to Apps and select the program
- Ensure "Allow Notifications" is enabled
PointsBet App Software Requirements
You want to make sure you meet the mobile PointsBet app software requirements to avoid any kind of issues in terms of the speed or overall performance. Make sure your portable device meets the following technical criteria:
PointsBet Sportsbook for iPhone
The requirements for PointsBet Sportsbook for iPhone are:
- Compatible with all Apple devices running iOS 8.0 and higher
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- Software Size: 13 MB
- Age Rating 21+
PointsBet Android App
The requirements for the PointsBet Android app are:
- Compatible with all Android-powered devices running Android 8.0 and later
- Software Size: 13 MB
- Age rating 21+
PointsBet App Look and Feel
Aesthetically, PointsBet app is one of the best-looking apps out there, which gives a great betting experience. We love the black background with a combination of pink and white letters. The interface is very easy to handle, as you can switch between several handy menus in the blink of an eye. You’ll find the main menu on the left-hand side of the main screen. It is the main tool to help you find the way around. It includes the following options:
- Next Sport
- Revis Betting Academy
The Revis Betting Academy is sort of a guide-through from the sportsbook, as most bettors are not quite fully aware of what their special Pointsbetting refers to. We’d warmly advise you to read the full instructions before placing your first wagers on this particular market.
PointsBet Mobile App Secure Payment Methods
There are many PointsBet mobile app secure payment methods available to players. Keep in mind that these deposit and withdrawal methods vary from state to state. So, what might be available in New Jersey might not be available in Indiana, and vice versa.
For deposits, there is a minimum of $10. The money will be available in your account almost instantly. The deposit methods are:
- Online Banking
- Via/Mastercard credit and debit cards
Right now, the app only offers one withdrawal method - via Bank Transfer.
What Sports Can You Bet on at Mobile PointsBet?
There are loads of sports you can bet on at mobile PointsBet. The mobile sportsbook does a great job of offering a number of different markets and betting options. The list of available sports is vast, and includes:
- Basketball (NCAA and NBA)
- Football (NFL and NCAA)
- Motor Racing
In addition, they offer a lot of alternative betting options such as:
- Aussie Rules
- Rugby League/Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
PointsBet Mobile Game/Odds selection vs Desktop
There is no difference between PointsBet mobile app and the web page. Everything you can do on the web site is also available through the app (both for iOS and Android). Given the new betting system is the sportsbook’s highlight, we were quite surprised to see a strong range of sports on the menu. The list of markets is also beyond impressive, especially for the mainstream US leagues.
We thus found more than 200 different betting options for a regular-season NBA game as well as more than 10 markets for an NFL game.
It is important to mention that you can choose whether to place normal bets or use the “Pointsbetting” feature. The regular markets include the following:
- Player Props
- Straight Bets
- Team Props
PointsBet App Special Features
There are many PointsBet app special features. But, obviously, the “Pointsbetting” is the key feature that makes this sportsbook unique and special. Here is what it actually refers to, as well as some other special features.
With PointsBet mobile PointsBetting, you are backing a certain team to win by a certain margin of points (just like spread betting). The difference between the normal spread betting and Pointsbetting is that your winnings or losses depend on the margin of the team’s victory. If the margin is higher, the higher your winnings will be and vice versa. This makes every single point in a basketball game equally important.
If your bet wins by one point (or unit), then you would win 1x your bet amount. If your wager wins by 2 units, you win 2x your wager, and so on. This provides great opportunities for huge payouts.
The risk, of course, is that it works the other way, too. If you lose by 10 units, then you'd lose 10x your wager, too.
Other PointsBet Features
Other PointsBet features include:
- Mobile Cash Out: Gives you the opportunity to have more control over your bets. You can use it only on certain leagues, though. It allows you to settle your wager before the game actually ends.
- Live Betting: Gives you the chance to place in-game wagers as games are already going on. We are thrilled with the range of events and markets on the offer when it comes to the live betting section.
- Name a Bet: If you'd like to to wager on a market for any sport/event they currently offer but don't see it on the app, you can submit it to PointsBet for them to price it out for you.
Sports bettors should download PointsBet for smartphones for many reasons. In addition to a wide selection of wagering options across a number of markets, they also have a very unique feature. Called Pointsbetting, it is a high-risk, high-reward proposition where you can get paid extra (or lose extra) depending on the outcome of the game.
The app is designed really nicely and is very easy to use and navigate. It's only available in six states so far, but that could increase in the future.