PointsBet NY Sportsbook App, News, Review: When Will It Launch?

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While the wait for legal NY online sports betting to launch, ESNY has you covered from every PointsBet Sportsbook New York news angle.

PointsBet Sportsbook can be described as the underdog of the online sports betting world. The Australian-based company entered the U.S. market loudly with the backing of NBC Sports.

PointsBet Sportsbook’s uniqueness travels far beyond its PointsBetting feature that allows sports gamblers to win (or lose) more or less depending on the actual result of the game in question. The platform should be a major player in New York when legal online sports betting NY finally gets the green light from state politicians.

What PointsBet NY Sportsbook Will Look Like

PointsBet Sportsbook’s visual appeal is mainly due to its modern and sleek appearance. Its easy-to-navigate website allows online sports bettors to easily organize wagers.

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PointsBet Sportsbook App Facts

Promo eligibilityLocated in a state with legal online sports betting, must be 21 or over.
PointsBet Sportsbook Online New York LaunchTBD
PointsBet Sportsbook StatesNJ, CO, IN, IL, MI, IA
PointsBet Sportsbook Sports offeredAussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling
Darts, Football, Golf, Hockey, MMA, Racing, Rugby Union, Soccer, Tennis and more

PointsBet Free Bonus and Promos Review: 5.0

PointsBet has one of the best new player bonus options in the sports betting industry. A risk-free bet up to $2,000 can be used when you signup and use our PointsBet promo code.

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New players to PointsBet Sportsbook can take advantage of two risk-free bets of up to $2,000. One wager is worth $500 (your first fixed-odds bet), while the other is a $1,500 risk-free bet on your first PointsBetting wager.

The industry standard usually features one risk-free best of up to $1,000. PointsBet’s initial promo travels far beyond the standard offering.

Moreover, PointsBet’s wide array of sports and bets to choose from deserves to be in the industry’s upper-echelon.

PointsBet Mobile Betting App and Features Review: 4.5

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PointsBet’s mobile app and website stand out as one of the best in the sports gambling industry. The responsiveness, navigation and overall ease of use can only be described as outstanding.

PointsBet’s dedication to information, including education around the sports gambling industry, is second to none. Its blog is a unique feature only a handful of other sportsbooks offer.

Sports bettors who refer a friend to PointsBet Sportbook can earn special bonuses. When your unique referral link is used by somebody who deposits at least $50, another $50 in bonus best will be awarded. You can earn up to $2,500 in refer-a-friend bonuses per year.

PointsBet’s greatest weakness is its live betting. A few options are available for live betting, such as spread, moneyline and total for games.

PointsBet Sportsbook for the online sports gambler is available on the App Store as well as Google Play.

PointsBet Sportsbook Odds vs. Competitors Review: 4.5

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PointsBet offers competitive odds in a bunch of areas. PointsBet offers above-average NFL, NBA and NHL spreads. It also provides solid moneyline college football bets.

From an overall standpoint, PointsBet’s odds are similar to the other sportsbook powerhouses.

PointsBet Deposit and Cashout Review: 4.0

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PointsBet’s deposit methods are versatile. The bookmaker accepts VISA and Mastercard, as well as other traditional forms of payment (debit card and ACH).

PointsBet also offers the sports better a chance to sign up for a PointsBet Card. Users can sign up for one immediately after registration and use it just like a prepaid credit or debit card.

Perhaps PointsBet’s greatest negative is that it doesn’t offer the same number of payment options as other sportsbooks.

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A New Way To Bet On Sports – “PointsBetting”

PointsBetting is a new and exciting way to bet on sports. The more you’re right, the more you win. The more you’re wrong, the more you lose.

If you win by one point (or unit), you’ll take home 1x the bet amount. If you win by two points (or units), you’ll win 2x the bet amount, and so on. If you lose by one point (or unit), you’ll lose 1x the bet amount, and so on.

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New York Sports Betting Futures

PointsBet Sportsbook New York has you covered. Whether you prefer the NFL as a New York Giants or New York Jets fan, the NBA as a New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets fan, MLB as a New York Yankees or New York Mets fan, or even the NHL as a New York Rangers, New York Islanders or New Jersey Devils fan, ESNY has the New York sports fan covered.

Get in on the baseball action with PointsBet Sportsbook’s player futures below.

*Last updated April 14, 2021

 Team/PlayerCategoryOddsRank
New York YankeesNew York YankeesWin 2021 World Series+5502nd of 30
New York YankeesNew York YankeesWin 2021 AL Pennant+2301st of 15
New York YankeesNew York YankeesWin 2021 AL East-2001st of 5
New York MetsNew York MetsWin 2021 World Series+10004th of 30
New York MetsNew York MetsWin 2021 NL Pennant+5003rd of 15
New York MetsNew York MetsWin 2021 NL East+160Tied for 1st of 5
Aaron JudgeAaron JudgeWin 2021 AL MVP+18005th of 61
DJ LeMahieuDJ LeMahieuWin 2021 AL MVP+2500Tied for 7th of 61
Gleyber TorresGleyber TorresWin 2021 AL MVP+3500Tied for 13th of 61
Francisco LindorFrancisco LindorWin 2021 NL MVP+1200Tied for 4th of 56
Pete AlonsoPete AlonsoWin 2021 NL MVP+3000Tied for 12th of 56
Gerrit ColeGerrit ColeWin 2021 AL Cy Young+2801st of 45
Jacob deGromJacob deGromWin 2021 NL Cy Young+4251st of 42

NY Sports Betting History – How We Got Here

New York State FlagNew York isn’t there quite yet. While sports betting is legal in the state, the wait for the online and mobile app end of things continues despite several states launching online wagering platforms in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision to repeal the nationwide sports betting ban.

July 2019 marked the first time New Yorkers could legally wager on sports (brick-and-mortar locations only). Rivers Sportsbook in Schenectady, the first place in New York state where it legally opened up for sporting events, opened on July 16.

Naturally, politicians were the first to place a sports bet. Gary Pretlow, chair of the state Assembly racing and wagering committee, placed a bet on the Seattle Mariners. Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy put his faith in the Boston Red Sox.

The conversation surrounding opening it up for online use is as heavy as ever, with Governor Andrew Cuomo taking center stage.

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PointsBet Sportsbook FAQs

What's the Difference Between PointsBet and Offshore Sportsbooks?

PointsBet, originating from Australia, does not operate as an offshore sportsbook. Unlike offshore sportsbooks, PointsBet is licensed and regulated in the United States. PointsBet follows all state and federal laws regarding sportsbooks, leading to a much safer experience for the sports wagerer.

Can I Place Bets with PointsBet in New York?

Not yet. New York has still not passed laws allowing for online/mobile betting. Once it officially happens, PointsBet will be one of the first to enter the market.

Does PointsBet Offer Parlays and Teasers?

Yes, PointsBet offers parlays and teasers for fixed odds. This is part of what makes PointsBet a tremendous sportsbook. Not only does it have its great and unique PointsBetting, but the sportsbook offers everything you can get from other major bookmakers.

Why is PointsBet Not Letting me Place a Bet?

It's possible that the online sports bettor's state has not yet pulled the trigger on legal online sports gambling. Another possibility is that PointsBet cannot detect your location. Always make sure that's possible, as when placing a bet, PointsBet needs to verify that you are in a state with legal sports betting before accepting the bet.

Can I Bet on College Sports with PointsBet?

Yes, PointsBet offers a few varieties of college sports, but in some states such as New York, you are not allowed to bet on any game that includes a university or college from New York State. Betting on any collegiate event that takes place in the State is also currently prohibited.

Click here for NY Online Sports Betting FAQs.

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Getting Started With PointsBet Sportsbook App

Getting started with PointsBet Sportsbook is something that’ll have to wait for New York residents. For applicable states, such as New Jersey, click here to get started by taking advantage of PointsBet Sportsbook’s initial promo.