Who is PointsBet?
Founded by Sam Swanell, Nick Fahey, and Andrew Fahey, PointsBet launched in 2017. With headquarters in Cremorne Australia, PointsBet works to ensure they are giving their customers an easy-to-use interface.
With their ultimate goal of trying to make wagering as simple and stress-free as possible, they have quickly become an ultimate must-have in Australian punters’ betting arsenal.
Initially released with a heavy focus on ‘spread betting’, they have since expanded their services to offer a wide range of fixed odds on their racing and sports markets.
The PointsBet Website
Upon an initial view of the website, we can see that it’s sleek and easy to use. The home page is customizable to your preferences whether it be sports or racing and steers away from the traditional three-panel interface.
The black and red aesthetic they have chosen, makes the website feel silky and almost like you are using a high-class product making wagering with PointsBet a whole new experience.
By clicking the menu button in the top left corner of the page, you can find all it is you may need. Anything from features sports and races, promotions, quick play, head over heart, etc…
Everything is clearly labeled and easily accessed. We didn’t encounter any bugs and everything ran pretty smoothly. From our experience using PointsBet, it was quick and user-friendly!
PointsBet offers a solid range of markets in 25 different sporting events including the; NRL, NFL, AFL, NBA, Cricket, Boxing, and much much more. Punters won’t struggle to find a decent market in their favorite games.
They are also known to provide lesser-known sports like snooker darts and a handful of novelty events.
Their racing markets are full, wide, and have solid odds. They cover the majority of both international and Australian Harness, Horse, and Greyhound meets.
PointsBet is known to provide obscure markets for its popular sporting events, keeping its products interesting and appealing.
The PointsBet Sign-Up Process
Signing up to PointsBet is simple and much like any other online bookmaker. You can simply click the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right corner of your home page and you will be instantly redirected to their sign-up page. Here you will need to provide your:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Mobile Number
- Email Address
- Home Address
You will also be prompted to set a username and password.
No payment details are required upon signing up. However, to start wagering with PointsBet, you will need to verify your identity. You can do this by providing:
- Drivers Licence
- Medicare card
- Birth Certificate
- Citizenship Certificate
- Credit Card
- Marriage card
There are various ways punters can deposit funds into their PointsBet account. These include:
- Debit/Credit Card
- Cash Deposit
- Bank Transfer
Each method has its unique process which means processing times may differ depending on the payment method you chose and what banking institution you are using.
When withdrawing, the only option is to do so through Bank Transfer. Here you will need to simply input your banking details and follow the prompts.
Punters have a minimum deposit and withdrawal limit of $10.
Promotions and Features
The biggest feature that PointsBet has to offer is its spread betting markets. If you don’t know what spread betting is, it is a unique way of betting where you won’t know the outcome of your wager until the very end of the game/race.
Essentially, if you choose the right outcome then you will get your winnings multiplied by the points your team has won. It goes the same way if you lose. If you pick the wrong outcome, you will lose your winnings multiplied by the points the team loses.
It is a riskier way of betting and one that can be dangerous, but it ultimately brings a new face to online wagering and keeps it fun and interesting.
Please ensure, if you struggle with gambling addiction to use the resources on the PointsBet site, because chances are you’re about to lose.
PointsBet also offers daily, weekly, and seasonal promotions as well as an excellent rewards program.
When contacting the PointsBet, punters can:
- Email → firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use their 24/7 Live Chat option
- Call → 13-PBET (13 72 38)
The PointsBet App
Much like the website, the PointsBet app is easy to use and navigate. It offers all of the same features and promotions which are now more easily accessible directly on your phone.
The PointsBet app makes it so you can keep up-to-date with your wagers and see where your team is on the go!
It is available across all Android and iOS devices.