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  • PointsBet Sportsbook offers inventive betting features like Pointsbetting and "Name a Bet"
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PointsBet Sportsbook is bringing innovative features to the Ontario betting market. From unique features like "Name a Bet" to "Pointbetting" (launch date TBD), this platform stands out from the competition. But are they legit? Scroll below for further details.
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PointsBet Sportsbook Ontario Review

As much as Canadians love gaming, we have nothing on Aussies. After all, as the old joke goes, if two flies were crawling up a wall, you’d find a bookie willing to take bets on the winner.

So, it’s no surprise that PointsBet Sportsbook has enjoyed so much success in Australia and worldwide. And after a successful launch in America, they’re bringing their innovative sports betting model north of the border. Among brands like bwin, PointsBet is one of the many international bookies heading into the newly regulated Ontario sports betting market.

But so far, only mainstream sports betting is available. So is PointsBet still a worthwhile sportsbook without “Pointsbetting” (their top attraction) being available? We’ll break down everything this site currently offers below.

PointsBet Ontario Sportsbook Review

It makes sense that PointsBet Sportsbook’s founders grew their company in Australia. Down there, your average Aussie is obsessed with sports and loves to bet on their outcome.

Shortly after its founding in 2017, PointsBet debuted its flagship offering โ€“ Pointsbetting. This model takes its inspiration from stock market spread betting. In this investment vehicle, the more you’re right, the fatter the profits. But, of course, the reverse is also true โ€“ if you’re wrong by a LOT, you could lose your entire bankroll!

Despite the risks, this model has propelled PointsBet Sportsbook’s success in America and around the world. But despite that success, Pointsbetting still isn’t available in Ontario. Of course, PointsBet came online in April 2022, so Pointsbetting may soon debut. But it’s also possible that they may have to clear significant legal hurdles first. But for now, their vanilla sportsbook is live.

๐ŸŽซ PointsBet Ontario Ontario Bonus Code None needed
โœ”๏ธ Regulated By Ontario Gaming Commission
๐Ÿ“ฑ PointsBet Ontario App Ontario Android & iOS
๐Ÿ’ฒ Minimum Deposit $5
โŒš๏ธ Withdrawal Time Depends on the payment method
๐Ÿ“… Launch Date April 4th

PointsBet Ontario Ontario Betting App

With the introduction of legal sports betting in Ontario, the PointsBet Ontario app is now available for Android and iOS devices. Here’s what we like/dislike about it.

Pros & Cons of the App

Sleek, black colours makes this platform easy on the eyes
Sportsbook is integrated with PointsBet's casino platform
Name a Bet allows you to create your own betting markets
Pointsbetting not currently available in Ontario
Streaming feature not working (yet)

PointsBet Sportsbook has enjoyed success in Australia and worldwide with its innovative sports betting model, Pointsbetting. However, this model is not currently available in Ontario, so not having it available is a wee bit awkward.

However, on its own, its sportsbook does well versus the competition. PointsBet offers an excellent selection of team and individual sports, but their innovative “Name a Bet” feature has captured our attention.

As the name suggests, you can create your own betting markets by sending your ideas to PointsBet at least two hours before an event happens. It is a feature where PointsBet is clearly ahead of its toughest competitors in Ontario, such as LeoVegas and DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario.

How to Download

Downloading the PointsBet Ontario app is a straightforward process. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the App Store (for iOS devices) or the Google Play Store (for Android).
  2. Enter “Pointsbet” in the search box and hit “submit”.
  3. Once you find PointsBet’s official app, tap “Get” (iOS) or “Install” (Android)
  4. Once the install finishes, open the app and begin betting โ€“ good luck!

Once you have PointsBet on your device, this app will level up your sports watching experience. They go beyond having plentiful markets to choose from, as you can make your own with “Name a Bet”. In short, if you want to make some interesting prop bets with your friends, this app might be for you.

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PointBet’s app is one of the best in the business. It’s available on iOS and Android and only takes a couple of minutes to download.

Sports Markets Offered by PointsBet Ontario

On PointsBet Sportsbook, you’ll find a decent selection of markets to wager on. Obviously, they cover popular team sports like baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. But in Canada, hockey rules the roost. Because of this, you won’t just find NHL markets, but ones from other hockey leagues from around the world.

And of course, there are loads of other sports available. These include tennis, golf, e-sports, cricket, MMA, etc. PointsBet even offers entertainment (non-sports) wagers, although no open markets were available when we wrote this review. Keep checking, though โ€“ when the next Big Brother season starts, we’re sure some spicy prop bets will be there!

PointsBet Ontario Sportsbook Odds

The Ontario wagering landscape is cutthroat. Right from launch, dozens of sportsbooks are competing for your business. Because of this, the odds on Pointsbet Sportsbook are quite competitive.

But as discussed earlier, “Pointsbetting” is PointsBet Sportsbook’s ace-in-the-hole. This will give this site an undeniable advantage over other sites when it debuts.

When you log onto PointsBet, Vegas (or American) odds are the default. However, if you’re used to decimal or fractional lines, you can change the format by clicking/tapping on the triple-line menu in the top left corner. When it opens, scroll to the bottom until you find the “Odds Display”. Then, open the drop-down menu and select the odds format that you prefer.

Betting Options / Bet Types

Many visitors to BonusFinder are seasoned sports bettors. However, many others are new to online betting โ€“ and some have never placed a sports bet before. If you’re a sports betting novice, don’t worry – the mechanics of wagering are relatively simple.

So let’s start by talking about moneyline wagers. Moneyline wagers are the simplest type of bet. You pick one team or individual to win, and when they do, you win your bet.

For example, let’s say you want to back the Golden State Warriors in their next game against the Houston Rockets. Once you find this game’s market, you’ll see that the Warriors are listed at -240 โ€“ this makes them a heavy favorite.

If you want to bet on the Warriors, you’ll have to risk $240 to win $100. Now, what if you’re going to bet on the Rockets instead? In this case, the odds will look something like +200. So this choice means that for every $100 you bet, you’ll win $200.

At some point, we hope “Pointsbetting” will debut on PointsBet Sportsbook. So what is “Pointsbetting”, and how does it work? On the surface, “Pointsbetting” appears no different from conventional sportsbook spread bets. But in “Pointsbetting”, for every “point” you beat the spread, your profit balloons.

Let’s say you bet $20 on the Edmonton Oilers to cover the spread (+1) versus the Calgary Flames, and they win 6-2. For every point you beat the spread, you get $20 in profit. So in this example, you’d earn $60 in profit (in addition to getting your stake back).

PointsBet Ontario offers the following betting options:

  • Moneyline
  • Parlays
  • Spread Bets
  • Prop Bets
  • Over/Unders
  • Futures
  • In-Play (Live) Betting
  • Pointsbetting (debut TBA)

Banking Options

At this time, PointsBet Sportsbook only offers two payment methods. They are as follows:

  • Credit/Debit Cards (Visa/MasterCard)
  • Trustly Online Banking

So which deposit option is best? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. If you want instant gratification, go with credit/debit cards. All you have to do is fill in your card info and hit “submit”. Once you do that, your deposit will be available for play right away.

But if you’re looking for a more discreet option, go with Trustly Online Banking. This e-wallet service is similar to PayPal in that its name appears in your bank/bill statements, NOT PointsBet Sportsbook.

Customer Service

PointsBet Sportsbook offers several ways to resolve issues you might have with this site. Firstly, they have an extensive FAQ – access it by scrolling to the bottom of their homepage and clicking on “Help” in the left sidebar.

In Pointsbet’s FAQ, they cover dozens of common inquiries contained within nine different categories. But if you can’t find the answer to your problem, what then? At this point, you have two options โ€“ email and live chat.

To contact PointsBet via email, click on “Email Us’ in the left sidebar at the bottom of PointsBet’s homepage. Doing this will launch your computer’s email program โ€“ but if you use webmail (like many of us do in 2022), right-click/copy their email address and plug it into your webmail client.

And if you need help straight away, we advise using live chat, as it’s the quickest way to get in touch with PointsBet support. To chat with a customer service agent, click on “Live Chat” at the bottom of their homepage. Do that, and a pop-up window will launch where you can begin typing away.

Conclusion

Despite the absence of their top attraction, PointsBet Sportsbook is an attractive option for Ontario bettors. They offer a decent range of betting markets, unique features like “Name a Bet”, and loads of ongoing promotions.

And to be clear, we’re confident that Pointsbetting will eventually launch. When it does, it’ll change the betting landscape in Ontario. So if you want to try a sportsbook that’s making waves, we highly recommend PointsBet.

PointsBet Ontario Sportsbook Ontario FAQ

Is PointsBet Sportsbook Ontario legit?

Yes, PointsBet Sportsbook is a fully-licensed online sportsbook in Ontario. They have obtained their license through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the governmental agency responsible for overseeing gaming activities in ON.

To remain in good standing, they must comply with regulations that ensure the fairness of games, protect player balances & data, etc. For these reasons and others, Pointsbet can be trusted to provide a fair and safe gaming experience.

Is PointsBet available in Canada?

Yes, Pointsbet Sportsbook is available, but only in Ontario as of August 2022. However, they hope to expand to other Canadian provinces in the future โ€“ when they do, you'll hear about it here first.

Does PointsBet Ontario have a mobile betting app?

Yes, they do. PointsBet's app in one of the best around. It's available on both iOS and Android.