PointsBet Sportsbook is live in New York, allowing New York sports bettors the chance to bet on all their favorite teams.
And with PointsBet you can do so with PointsBetting, something you won’t find anywhere else. Sign up with PointsBet promo code BETBONUS and receive two second chance wagers up to $2,000. You just have to enter the PointsBet NY promo code BETBONUS to qualify. Your first regular sports bet will be insured for up to $500, while your first PointsBetting bet will be covered for up to $1,500.
The online sportsbook offers a whole range of sports, meaning you’ll be able to wager on basketball, hockey, football, baseball, soccer, motorsports, and more simply by reaching for your phone. And in addition to all the usual bet types offered by competitors, PointsBet offers its own unique wagering system called, appropriately enough, ‘PointsBetting’.
We’ll give you a complete review of PointsBet NY below, including more info on ‘points betting’, details on promotions, customer support, and banking, and how to claim the top PointsBet welcome bonus.
What is the PointsBet bonus code?
Use the top PointsBet sportsbook promo code BETBONUS to receive two second chance free bets up to the combined value of $2,000 when you register with PointsBet Sportsbook New York today. Your first regular bet is covered for up to $500, while your first PointsBet wager is insured for up to $1,500.
The PointsBet promo code for New York is BETBONUS
|Online Sportsbook||PointsBet Sportsbook New York|
|PointsBet NY Promo Code||BETBONUS|
|Sign-Up Bonus Total Value||Up to $2,000|
|Second Chance Fixed-Odds Bet||Up to $500|
|Second Chance PointsBetting Bet||Up to $1,500|
|Best Features||Two daily parlay booster tokens and exclusive PointsBetting wagering|
|Last Updated||December 2022|
How do I clear the PointsBet welcome bonus?
It’s easy to get your hands on the PointsBet welcome offer in New York by registering for your account using the PointsBet sportsbook promo code BETBONUS. Then, your first fixed-odds bet will be insured for up to $500, while your first PointsBetting wager will be insured for up to $1,500.
If one of your bets ends up losing you’ll receive a free bet back. The good news about PointsBet NJ is that you can choose to wager your free bet amount together or break it up into smaller bets. For example, a $100 free bet could be split up into 4 x $25 bets, 3 x $34 bets or 2x $50 bets.
PointsBet sportsbook New York promotions
The number of promotions available at PointsBet Sportsbook is impressive, and we won’t run through all of them here. You can check out the PointsBet promotions page for the complete list, but here’s a look at some of our favorites, not including the welcome offer.
- Daily odds boosts: You’ll find everything from team-specific offers to player boosts and even a few parlay increases.
- Insurance: The most common form of insurance is for single-game parlays, giving you up to $25 back if you miss only one leg of your SGP of three legs or more.
- Daily profit boosts: PointsBet also offers a once-daily profit boost for your parlays of three-plus legs and another for your single-game parlays, also of three-plus legs. Just add your parlays to your betting slip and make sure to click the “booster” button, and you’ll see your odds No minimum or maximum stakes are required.
- Rewards program: You’ll also see that PointsBet Sportsbook has a rewards program. Customers get one rewards point for every $5 in fixed odds betting, $1 in parlay bets or $1 in PointsBetting. You can redeem points for bonus bets.
- Karma Kommittee and Refund: PointsBet also has what’s called the Karma Kommittee, which from time to time decides to refund bets that were lost because of some form of a bad beat. PointsBet also has introduced the Personal Good Karma Refund, where customers who placed 10 or more cash bets in a month can get a refund of up to $100 in bet credits for their worst bad beats of the month. Just email a picture of your bad beat to [email protected], and if you’re eligible you’ll get your refund within 24 hours.
Clearly, PointsBet has tons of promos. And as we mentioned at the top, there’s even more, so make sure you go to the promos page to check out all the offerings.
Is PointsBet legal in New York?
Yes, the New York State Gaming Commission approved the PointsBet mobile license in November, 2021 and the sportsbook came online in January, 2022. PointsBet is completely legal in New York and is open to those aged 21 or over when betting and banking within state lines.
PointsBet was approved under primary applicant Kambi, and is taxed in the state at 51% under a 10-year minimum license.
To legally operate in New York, PointsBet is required to confirm the age and location of every bettor. All players will need to allow the operator to access their whereabouts in order to confirm they are betting within NY, and SSN details are used to confirm all players are of the legal NY betting age.
How to create a PointsBet account in New York
To create your PointsBet Sportsbook account in New York, you’ll start by opening either the PointsBet app or the dedicated website. Once there, click on the button to log in at the top of the screen and then simply follow these steps:
- On the first registration page, select your region, New York in this case, and enter your name and email address. The top line is where you will enter the PointsBet promo code.
- On the following page, start by selecting your salutation and then add your date of birth, the final four digits of your Social Security number and your address.
- Click “Join PointsBet” and you will be ready to go.
Don’t forget to enter best PointsBet Sportsbook NY promo code BETBONUS to activate the welcome offer of two second chance bets worth up to $2,000.
PointsBet Sportsbook app in New York
The PointsBet sports betting app is available for iOS and Android users, and one of the best parts about it is how fast the app loads. But before you can be impressed with its speed, you need to get it. Here are the instructions on how to do so.
How to download the PointsBet Sportsbook app
Follow one of our links to the PointsBet site, and from there click on the appropriate link to download the app for your Apple or Android device. Follow the prompts from there. By using our links you’ll make sure you’re downloading and then installing the correct app.
Navigating the PointsBet app
We’re guessing the first thing you’ll notice when you open PointsBet is the dark color scheme, since most other sportsbooks apps are predominately much brighter. After that, you’ll see how info PointsBet is able to get onto a small screen.
On larger devices, like iPads for example, there are odds listed on the left side of the screen and upcoming games with a countdown to when they start on the right. Smaller screens lose the upcoming games portion. Other than that, the differences between tablets and phones are negligible.
How to place bets on the PointsBet app
Find the game you want to bet on and click on the wager you want to make. The spread, moneyline and total will be displayed on the main page, while clicking on the game itself brings up all the available betting markets.
After clicking on the appropriate bet, you can add a wager amount and place your bet or keep adding to your bet slip in order to create round robins, parlays or teasers.
What else you should know about PointsBet
One of the most important tabs to be aware of on the app is the menu, located in the bottom left corner. When you open the menu, you’ll see a listing of the most popular sports and games to bet on at that time. There also are tabs to take you to the promos page, live games to bet on and back to the homepage.
Speaking of the PointsBet promotions page, check it often because hardly a day goes by that PointsBet doesn’t add or tweak something there.
Lastly, click on your email address at the top, and it will open a window that shows your account balance, how many free bet credits you have or whether you have a parlay booster still available. From here you also can deposit and withdraw money.
What is PointsBetting?
For “normal” sports betting, you are either right or wrong, or in some cases, you push, and you know going into a bet exactly what you’ll win or lose. PointsBetting is different. PointsBetting rewards you for how right your bets are or punishes you for how wrong they are. Let’s look at a quick example to express how PointsBetting works.
Let’s say you bet $10 on the over for an NFL game between the New York Giants and New York Jets that’s listed at 50. If the actual total is 60, you would win $100, because the over hit by 10 points, which multiplies your bet. However, if the total points scored ended up being 30, you would lose $200.
How to place PointsBetting wagers
PointsBetting obviously can create some massive wins and losses on relatively small wagers, though you can still see and control exactly how much money you stand to win or lose.
Start by clicking on the PointsBetting wager you want to bet on. When you do so, a window will pop up and you’ll start by entering how much money you want to bet. When you do so your betting slip will display your max win and max loss levels. There’s also a slider that allows you to adjust those levels to numbers you’re more comfortable with risking. Once you like what you see, click “place bet.”
PointsBetting clearly is not for the risk-averse, but it’s great when you see a line that you believe is way off, for example. PointsBetting also offers tons of extra betting markets with great explainers of how each works.
Best features of the PointsBet Sportsbook app
Here is our look at three ways in which PointsBet stands above the crowd for online sportsbooks:
- The speed of the app is second to none. It opens up super fast, moving from page to page is lightning quick, and adding and placing bets happens in the blink of an eye. This really matters when it comes to live betting, which is another area where PointsBet shines.
- The vast number of promotions at PointsBet is another major selling point. You’ll find booster odds, money-back deals, promos by sport and more.
- And the final major feature of PointsBet is the number of betting markets available and the unique betting feature of PointsBetting. With PointsBetting, your wins and losses vary based on how right/wrong your bets are. But PointsBet also offers tons of betting markets, including single-game parlays and live, in-game betting, both of which we consider some of the best ways to bet on sports.
How could PointsBet Sportsbook improve?
PointsBet does a lot of things really well, but it also falls a little short in a few areas. Here’s a look at three of those:
- While PointsBet’s odds are decent, they could stand with some improvement. Especially when it comes to some of the single-game parlays that you can create on the site. We don’t consider these odds to be deal-breakers, but would just like to see them get a little better.
- Another area that PointsBet needs to improve is its customer service. With email and live chat being the only options for getting help ASAP, that just doesn’t cut it. Adding a phone and text number for help would be greatly appreciated.
- And this is admittedly a very small quibble, but it would be nice if PointsBet allowed users to customize the color scheme on the app. Personally, we really like the dark layout, but we’re fans of dark mode on all our devices. If you prefer brighter settings, you’re currently out of luck when it comes to the PointsBet app.
Types of bets available on PointsBet New York
Here’s a look at all the types of bets you can make on the PointsBet Sportsbook app.
- Moneyline, spread and over/under bets are available for almost all contests. All three are the primary odds for games listed at PointsBet. In order to see odds for the markets listed below, you’ll need to click on individual games to view all the offerings.
- PointsBet also offers more prop bets than almost all other online sportsbooks. What’s a prop bet? In a nutshell, props are wagers that aren’t tied directly to the outcome of a game; instead, they are focused on how individual players perform or other side bets.
- Parlays are bets where you select two or more wagers, and for your bet to win, all your wagers must be right. Teasers are for two or more spread bets for football or basketball where you move the line in your favor for all your bets. Round robins involve three or more selections, but they’re grouped so that you can miss a wager and still win some money.
- Futures betting refers to bets that take place further into the future than simply the next game. Common futures bets are on who will win the title in sports like the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.
- With live betting you’re able to place bets on games that are already in action. Now you no longer need to hurry to place your bets before kickoff, just make in-game bets.
Odds can change quite a bit during live betting, and you’ll want to make sure you know the exact situation in a game before placing any live bets.
- PointsBetting is unique to PointsBet. We detailed how that works above.
Sports you can bet on at PointsBet in New York
PointsBet Sportsbook NY has markets for all the major professional sports leagues, so you can bet on MLB, the NFL, NBA and NHL. PointsBet also has you covered when it comes to online betting on college football and basketball.
You also will find markets for UFC, WNBA, MLS, tennis, golf and NASCAR. Not surprisingly, PointsBet also has you covered for international leagues like soccer’s English Premier League, hockey’s KHL or basketball’s EuroLeague.
If there’s something else you’re looking for, make sure to check out the complete listings of all the sports you can bet on at PointsBet because there’s a good chance it’s available.
New York sports team betting guide
The Empire State obviously is home to quite a few pro and college teams, and you can bet on almost all of them using PointsBet. Here’s a look at all the teams you can bet on at PointsBet that play in or call New York home.
- The NHL has the Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers and New York Islanders.
- Another three teams from New York are represented in the NFL: the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and New York Giants.
- Major League Baseball only has two teams, but one of them, the New York Yankees, is the winningest team in the sport (27 World Series titles), while the other, the New York Mets, welcomed in new owner Steve Cohen
- The NBA boasts another pair of teams in the New York Knicks, who play their home games at Madison Square Garden, and the Brooklyn Nets, who play their home games at Barclays Center.
- The New York Liberty of the WNBA also calls Barclays Center home.
- Finishing out the professional side of things with MLS we have the New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.
- College sports are available on PointsBet, but note that New York regulations do not allow betting on any local college teams. You can still bet on most college sports, including the Rose Bowl in football and March Madness in basketball. But New York State teams and events will not be available.
PointsBet New York futures market
PointsBet offers tons of futures markets, which can be a great way to bet on sports for bettors that don’t want to bet on every single game. There are markets for which teams will win the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB titles each season.
Futures markets at PointsBet also allow you to wager on conference and division winners, as well as on players to win MVPs and other major awards in most major pro and college leagues.
How to deposit and cash out on the PointsBet app
When it comes to making deposits and withdrawals, the PointsBet app has you covered. Here are all the ways you can do both, starting with deposits:
- Credit/debit card
- ACH, e-check
- Online bank transfer
- PointsBet Mastercard
And to cash out, you have these from the list above:
- ACH, e-check
PointsBet customers in New Jersey have two options for making in-person transactions, but there’s no word yet as to whether New York bettors will be able to do so as well.
In New Jersey, you can head to the casino cage at either Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino or Meadowlands Racetrack. From there, you just need to follow these steps in order to withdraw money in person.
- Request the withdrawal via the app and wait until you receive a text confirmation before going to Meadowlands Racetrack.
- After getting the text, head to the PointsBet counter at Meadowlands and make sure to have a valid ID and your six-digit account number, which you can find in your account on the app.
- Lastly, you must produce the code you received from the text message. After doing all that, you’ll be able to collect your money.
When we know more about in-person deposit and withdrawal options for PointsBet customers in New York we will let you know.
How to contact PointsBet customer support
If you experience any problems and need help, you can contact PointsBet’s customer service team by emailing [email protected]. You also can start a live chat with a representative by using either the PointsBet app or website.
If your issue is not super urgent, you can check out the help section on both the app and website and see if you can diagnose and solve the problem on your own.
Responsible gambling at PointsBet
PointsBet is committed to responsible gambling, and the app actually allows you to set limits for yourself to help prevent problems from occurring.
You can limit how much you can deposit, how much time you can spend on the PointsBet site and how much money you’re able to spend. There also is a cool-off/self-exclusion feature that lets you take a break of three, seven or 30 days or exclude yourself from PointsBet entirely.
PointsBet also provides plenty of articles going over how to know if you need help with a gambling problem and whom to talk to.
Where is the PointsBet retail sportsbook?
Currently, there is not a PointsBet retail sportsbook in New York. If PointsBet does open a brick-and-mortar location in the Empire State, we will tell you all about it.
Is PointsBet the best sportsbook in New York?
PointsBet is one of our favorite options when it comes to online sportsbooks for New York sports bettors. To answer the question of whether it’s the best sportsbook, though, it really comes down to how you answer one question: Do you love PointsBetting?
If the answer is yes, then we would say that yes, PointsBet is the best sportsbook for you. However, if PointsBetting is not your cup of tea, then the rest of what the sportsbook has to offer doesn’t quite make it better than either DraftKings or FanDuel.
No matter how you feel about PointsBetting, though, it doesn’t change the fact that PointsBet is a great online sportsbook overall.
PointsBet Sportsbook FAQs
What is the best PointsBet promo code in New York for December 2022?
Enter the PointsBet NY promo code BETBONUS during sign-up, you’ll receive two second chance bets worth up to $2,000. One bet is insured up to $1,500, while the other is insured up to $500. See the section above detailing exactly how the PointsBet NY welcome offer works.
Why should I choose PointsBet over an offshore site?
Because PointsBet has a sports betting license in New York, meaning PointsBet is licensed and regulated. Offshore betting sites are neither. That means when you do business with those sites, you’re putting your money and personal information at risk, and if you get burned, you have no form of recourse.
What sets PointsBet apart in comparison to other sportsbooks?
PointsBetting, which is a form of betting that is only available at PointsBet. With PointsBetting, your wins and losses are multiplied by how correct or incorrect your bets are, meaning you can win or lose large sums of money while only betting small amounts.
Is PointsBet licensed in New York?
Yes, PointsBet was included as one of nine sportsbook operators offered licenses by the New York Gaming Commission in its announcement on November 8, 2021.
Can I bet on college sports using the PointsBet sports betting app?
Yes, you can bet on NCAA events using PointsBet. However, you are prohibited from wagering on New York-based college teams or on any NCAA contests being held in the state.
How does the PointsBet app compare to DraftKings?
PointsBet and DraftKings are very similar. Both offer tons of sports and betting markets, both have top-notch promotions, and both apps are among the best in the market. DraftKings’ odds tend to be slightly better, while PointsBet offers single-game parlays for select sports and PointsBetting, neither of which are available at DraftKings.