PointsBet is an Australian company that is already making a huge splash in the Illinois sports betting market with generous promotions and an innovative new form of wagering known as PointsBetting that increases your wins (or losses) depending on how accurate your bet is.
For more traditional bettors they also offer all the standard fixed wager options you’ve come to expect from the sportsbooks in the Prairie State. PointsBet entered the Illinois market in September 2020 via its partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.
PointsBet Welcome Offer
Pointsbet has one of the most generous signup offers for new customers in the Illinois sports betting market. Your first two bets (up to $500 for fixed odds and $1,500 for Pointsbetting) are risk free. That means if they lose, you will be paid back the value of the lost bets in free credit.
To take advantage of this offer use Promo code FORTRF1 during the registration process.
Promo Code: FORTRF1
What Can I Bet On?
PointsBet has you covered with all the major US sports available as well as a wide variety of international events and leagues to choose from:
- College Football
- College Basketball
- Australian Rules
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
PointsBet has a good range of options for depositing and withdrawing and their customer service is on standby to assist users if they have any issues during the process:
- Bank Transfer
- ACH (eCheck)
- Paper check (withdrawals only)
- Cash at Cage @ Hawthorne Race Course
Some credit card issuers may block transactions with gambling companies despite the legalization of sports betting in Illinois in 2019; this is not just for PointsBet but can occur with any of the Indiana sportsbooks but you will generally not have a problem finding a convenient deposit option with PointsBet.
Software and Signup
The initial signup process with PointsBet is extremely smooth in most cases and you can create a new account on desktop/laptop or via their mobile apps for iPhones/iPads and Android devices.
Like all sportsbooks operating within the jurisdiction of the Illinois Gaming Board it requires name, address and the last four digits of your social security number to prevent identity theft and ensure all users are age verified (21 and older).
The app itself is slick and easy to navigate and placing bets is extremely straightforward.
PointsBet offers all the traditional Fixed Odds wagers you will see on a typical sportsbook such as:
In addition you can try their innovative new product known as “PointsBetting“.
PointsBetting is a higher-risk, higher-reward option that pays out according to how accurate the wager is. The basic idea of PointsBetting is that the more correct your prediction is the greater your winnings will be and the more off you are in your bet the greater your loss.
For example, if your team wins by a large margin your payout is increased however conversely if your team loses by a wide margin then your loss increases in proportion to the margin of defeat.
PointsBet also offer the opportunity to early-cashout so you can lock in a win or minimize a loss.
Ready to get started with PointsBet?
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