PointsBet Sportsbook opened its virtual doors in New Jersey in December 2018. It offers a unique and exclusive betting option called PointsBetting.
PointsBet is based out of Australia where it launched in 2017. It now makes itself home in the New Jersey sports betting market thanks to a partnership with Meadowlands Racetrack.
The site also partners with NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson and former NFL All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis as brand ambassadors, who we expect will help make this site and its unique offerings a major player in American sports betting.
PointsBet Sportsbook NJ 2019 promo code and details
Currently, PointsBet Sportsbook offers an attractive welcome bonus worth up to $1,050 in free bets.
First, new players at PointsBet get $50 free just for signing up (no deposit required) when they use the promo code PLAY50. Once they make their first deposit, they are entitled to up to $500 in risk-free bets. The match bonus can be used two times.
PointsBet Sportsbook promo — March 2019
Make it Rain 3s
PointsBet Sportsbook has a special promotion just in time for the NCAA Tournament. Be sure and take three-point shooting into consideration because for every three-pointer your selected team scores, you will receive a $3 bonus bet. The promo only applies to the first bet of each game. Offer excludes parlays and the minimum bet is $100.
One of the great things about March Madness are the upsets. With that in mind, place a fixed moneyline bet on an NCAA Tournament team seeded 10 through 16 (playing against a higher seeded team) and if they lose by three points or less, customers will receive a bonus bet of up to $100. The offer only applies to first bets only and excludes parlays. Refunds issued within 24 hours.
Duke to win it all
The Duke Bluedevils are the number one overall seed heading into the NCAA Tournament. The PointsBet Sportsbook is offering the “best price in the market” for Duke to win it all at +300.
PointsBet Sportsbook in NJ features the exclusive PointsBetting option as well as the traditional moneyline, point spreads, and totals. This makes it a unique offering for New Jersey sports betting fans. While its deposit options are limited and the software is somewhat subpar comparatively speaking, it makes up for that in quantity and ease of use.
What’s so great about PointsBet Sportsbook?
The site is perfect for players who enjoy high-risk, high-reward wagering, thanks to its signature offering: PointsBetting.
It also advertises that it offers a wide range of betting markets for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games of any bookmaker in the world.
What’s not so great?
The flipside of PointsBetting is that players could easily end up losing their bankrolls very quickly before they figure out what they are doing.
Another problem is that the selection of markets for college sports is somewhat limited. Teasers, a popular option for basketball and football, are not yet available.
More on PointsBet Sportsbook
We expect the sportsbook to appeal primarily to two groups of players — those who like high-risk, high-reward options and those who want the most prop markets on major North American sports.
Those who want a simple interface and plan to stick primarily to the most popular markets may also find it appealing.
Players who like teasers and those who enjoy wagering on sports that are more popular in other parts of the world will find better options elsewhere.
Sports selection at PointsBet NJ
At the time of writing, the site lists 17 sports “and more” on which it is taking wagers. This includes all of the most popular sports in North America and some popular games from around the world, most notably soccer and rugby.
We expect the site to offer several markets on Major League Baseball (MLB) games, but the sportsbook has not yet been open during the MLB regular season.
Along with the NFL, the NBA is one of this site’s most significant selling points, because it offers markets that are not available on other sportsbooks.
Examples of wagers include the time of the first basket by a player, player shooting percentages, player multiples and the time it takes for players to pass specific point totals.
The NFL joins the NBA as a top selling point on the site. Like with the NBA, it offers bets that aren’t available elsewhere, such as quarterback completion percentage, player rushing plus receiving yards, time of the first touchdown in seconds and the longest field goal made (in feet).
The site has more than 100 markets available for National Hockey League (NHL) regular season games. As of February 2019, the site offers early payouts on moneyline wagers if the selected team is leading by two goals at any point during the game.
PointsBet.com offers basic markets for mixed martial arts (MMA) events. These include moneyline, the method of victory, time of fight end, submission and round betting.
The site has an extensive range of wagers available for those looking to bet on golf. Available wagers include outrights, tournament group and match betting, finishing positions, 72-hole line handicap, matchplay, team matchplay and more.
Options available for other sports vary widely, and players who are interested in finding large numbers of prop bets on sports beyond those listed above are likely to find more options elsewhere.
Many boxing matches offer only moneyline markets.
For soccer matches, the number of markets available depends heavily on the popularity of the league and the teams involved, with matches for Real Madrid numbering more than 100 but many other matches having fewer than 40.
Betting selections at PointsBet Sportsbook NJ
Players can place parlay wagers with up to 12 selections at a time, fewer than many other sites offer but more than enough for most players.
PointsBetting wagers are not eligible to be included in parlays.
Players can find moneyline markets available for all of the sporting events the site offers.
The site has point spread wagering available for most sports. Players can typically expect to see standard payouts (i.e., -110), though odds with reduced juice – and even no juice – may be available from time to time.
For example, the sportsbook offers no-juice spread lines on the top eight NCAA basketball teams.
The number of prop bets available for a given event depends heavily on the sport, the popularity of the team(s) and league involved and other factors.
The sportsbook offers the most extensive range of options in the industry on NFL and NBA games, but offerings for other sports and leagues, including NCAA basketball, are often limited.
Players can find over/under markets on North America’s major sports leagues. Beyond that, they may not be offered, even on certain soccer matches.
The site focuses heavily on PointsBetting, which it offers for the most popular North American sports. It is also available for many but not all other sports.
Unavailable on other sportsbooks, this type of wagering makes it possible for players to win or lose several times their original wager on totals and spread wagers based on how heavily the event goes in their favor or against them.
PointsBet Sportsbook NJ mobile app
PointsBet Sportsbook’s promotions
The site has extensive promos at any given time. Players can find them on the promos page or “Promotions” tab.
Players can make the most of standing promotions, including early payouts on NHL and English Premier League (EPL) games in which the selected team is up by two at any point; booster odds that vary by sport and time of day; and refunds on parlays of four or more teams, which are paid out in the form of bonus bets.
Players can also choose to cash out their prematch, singles fixed-odds wagers at any time, reducing their risk.
Event-specific promotions frequently show up on the promos page for things like all-star and championship games. Non-standard events, such as three-point contests, may appear as well.
PointsBet Sportsbook’s loyalty program
Players looking for rewards for their play will appreciate PointsBet’s loyalty program.
The site awards one point to players for each dollar wagered on fixed-odds events, one point for each dollar won or lost in PointsBetting markets and five points for each dollar bet on a parlay.
Banking at PointsBet NJ
Players have fewer banking options at PointsBet.com than they do at most other New Jersey sportsbooks. We believe this may be due to the site’s high-risk PointsBetting markets.
Players can choose among Visa and Mastercard, e-check and EML cards to make deposits to their accounts.
Players may withdraw their funds through the same methods they used to deposit them. To comply with state and federal laws, the site requires identity verification and credit card or payment verification before processing the first withdrawal.
Players who have open PointsBetting wagers will not have all of the funds listed in their account available for withdrawal, as the site locks up a certain amount in case the player ends up losing more than the initial wager.
PointsBet Sportsbook’s software
The NJ gambling website offers a no-frills approach to sports betting and a clear interface without popups or streaming.
Players looking for prop bets may have to search through a few menus to find them, as spread, moneyline, and totals markets are the only ones immediately listed.
This makes the process easier for players who stick primarily or exclusively to those markets.
The site offers “the Revis Betting Academy,” a help page, and a terms and conditions page that makes it easy for players to find answers to most of their questions.
The sportsbook also offers live chat and email support around the clock, and phone support from 8 a.m. to midnight.