PointsBet Sportsbook Michigan Review 2021

PointsBet Sportsbook Review

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Pros

Claim to have the best odds available on US pro sportsSeveral promos to take advantage ofExcellent presentation and page design

Cons

Limited banking choicesNo casino optionLimited customer service

PointsBet Sportsbook is strictly a Michigan sports betting site. But because that is their sole focus, they really cater to the sports bettors out there. They make signing up and depositing easy, and there are several promotional offers at your disposal. Despite not having a casino portion connected to the site, PointsBet Sportsbook still offers players a solid rewards program.

PointsBet Sportsbook also gives Michigan players some unusual and proprietary betting options. This includes their biggest feature called PointsBetting. But if you choose not to utilize that, they also give you a chance to “Name A Bet,” to cash out early, and to even get your money back after a “bad beat.” Read our PointsBet Sportsbook review to learn more about this sports betting site and its bonus details.

Is PointsBet Sportsbook legal in Michigan?

Michigan sports betting was legalized in 2019 with the passage of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act. To legally engage in sports betting in Michigan, you must be over the age of 21 and physically located in the borders of the state.

PointsBet Sportsbook’s Welcome Bonus

Like many online sportsbooks, PointsBet Sportsbook welcomes new players with up to $2,000 in risk-free bets. Here, that comes in two forms. The first is a one-time risk-free bet worth up to $500 on a fixed odds play. The second is a one-time risk-free wager worth up to $1,500 on a PointsBetting bet. Both of these bonus offers take the form of a refund/free bet(s) if your wager should lose.

PointsBet Sportsbook’s 2021 Promos

PointsBet Sportsbook is not lacking for promos. In fact, there are really too many available to describe them all here. But we’ll hit a few of the highlights for you, starting with a limited time offer for new customers: refer a friend to PointsBet Sportsbook and you both could earn up to $100 in free bets! PointsBet Sportsbook also offers players a variety of sports betting options including the ability to “Name A Bet,” to “Cash Out” early, and even get money back on a “bad beat” thanks to their “Karma Kommittee.” There are several other daily odds and parlay boosts available as well so make sure to check their site daily before making a bet.

Also, at PointsBet Sportsbook you earn rewards with every bet placed. With these rewards points, you can earn free bets! Potentially, you can join their invitation-only Diamond Club where you can receive personalized promotions, special access to games and events, and more.

PointsBet Sportsbook best features

You personally may not like it, but there are two very interesting betting options available at PointsBet Sportsbook. The first is their own betting system called PointsBetting. Essentially when making a PointsBetting play, your wins (or loses) are not fixed. They can vary depending on the event’s outcome. This can increase your wins, but also potentially increase your losses as well. Check it out, but tread carefully! Also, we really like the idea behind their “Name A Bet” feature. If you don’t see a line or odds available for a particular play, you can basically create your own prop bet and PointsBet Sportsbook will develop a line or odds for your request. Players can really up the fun using this option.

How could PointsBet Sportsbook improve?

Obviously, we’d like to see PointsBet Sportsbook incorporate other forms of online gambling including adding a casino and a poker room to their site. Lacking these options limits what’s available with your account. We’d also like to see them offer players more banking options, even though major credit cards, PayPal, and online banking are available here.

Sports app review

You may not be able to find the PointsBet Sportsbook app in the Google Play or Apple store, but don’t worry! You can download their app directly from their homepage. In fact, the first time you visit PointsBet Sportsbook you are immediately prompted to download the app for either your Android or IOS device. It is worth taking the time to do as it is a quick download and install, and it opens up everything available at PointsBet Sportsbook.

The PointsBet Sportsbook app is very clean and smooth running. The darker display is easy on the eyes, and finding the game or event you want to bet upon is a snap. We would perhaps prefer a different organizational approach to the home page as the initial games listed don’t seem to be set in a logical order. However, local Michigan sports teams are given a prime featured location, and again, finding your game and placing a bet couldn’t be easier.

Sports you can bet on Michigan

There’s a wide world of sports out there, and at PointsBet Sportsbook, you can wager on virtually all of them. Of course, the major US sports are well represented here including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA. Beyond that, you can explore the possibilities of wagering soccer matches, including the English Premier League, as well as on tennis matches, MMA and boxing matches, racing events (motor and bicycling) from all over the globe. Odds are even offered on rugby and Aussie Rules football here.

Michigan Teams you can bet on

If you are a fan of the hometown Michigan sports teams, you’ll be happy to learn that they are all represented at PointsBet Sportsbook. Football fans can bet on the Detroit Lions, Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans. Baseball fans can wager on the Detroit Tigers, basketball fans on the Detroit Pistons, and hockey fans on the Detroit Red Wings. Plus, its possible to make futures bets on all of these franchises and their players at PointsBet Sportsbook.

Betting Markets & Types of Bets Available

Being only a sports betting outlet, PointsBet Sportsbook makes all of the most popular betting markets available to you. This includes:

  • Moneyline: The most straight-forward betting option. Pick the winner of the event with its corresponding odds.
  • Point Spread: Available for all team sports, betting with or against the point spread will give players better odds on the favorite or a more likely chance to win on the underdog.
  • Over/Under (or Totals): Don’t want to pick a side? Then, try betting on the total number of points scored in a game.
  • Parlay: Link multiple single wagers together to create a parlay bet which will certainly up your odds and its resultant payout should you win. PointsBet Sportsbook will sometimes offer parlay boosts or parlay insurance on certain parlay plays. Make sure to check for these before placing your bet!  
  • Futures: Think you know which team is going to win it all, or which player will win the MVP? Then making a futures bet on such an outcome is right up your alley. Search around the site as many futures bets are available.
  • Prop: Certain games or events will open up proposition or “prop” bets which can be some of the most fun wagers to make. Bet on who might hit a home run tonight, or who will score the first basket, or who knows what will be offered. Finding such random offerings is part of the fun at PointsBet Sportsbook.

If you don’t find anything of interest – hard to believe given everything available here – then you can also attempt to Name A Bet with PointsBet Sportsbook. In other words, you can create your own bet and PointsBet Sportsbook will posts odds for it. Plus, there’s PointsBetting which can be highly rewarding if your winning wager overperforms. All of these options are available on the PointsBet Sportsbook app, too.

How to place a bet at PointsBet Sportsbook

As with everything else at PointsBet Sportsbook, betting on sports here is simple. Once you locate what it is you wish to bet on, simply click on the corresponding box with the posted odds. Your bet will then appear in your “betslip” where you can determine the amount of money you want to wager. Then, simply click the “place bet” button and your bet is complete. If you want to make a parlay bet, you can do so within the betslip. In either case, when you enter the amount of money to be wagered, the potential payout will be immediately shown in your betslip prior to clicking on “place bet.”

How to deposit and withdraw at PointsBet Sportsbook in Michigan

Unlike other online sportsbooks, PointsBet Sportsbook doesn’t offer players many banking options with which to make a deposit or withdrawal. However, the payment options available likely include one you already use as their online banking option alone features over 1,000 bank choices. Despite this lack of banking options, the transaction process is fast and easy to understand and use. Refer to the chart below to get a better understanding of the options available at PointsBet Sportsbook.

Banking OptionDepositWithdrawal
Minimum/MaximumProcess timeMinimum/MaximumProcess time
PayPalN/AN/AN/AN/A
ACHN/AN/AN/AN/A
Online Banking (Pay With My Bank)N/AN/AN/AN/A

Deposits

Making a deposit at PointsBet Sportsbook couldn’t be easier. Simply follow these steps:

  • Click on the “Deposit Now” button in the upper right-hand corner.

  • Select your payment method.

  • Enter your deposit amount and click on “Deposit.”

  • You should be returned to the home page with a message about your successful deposit.

Withdrawals

Withdrawals are just as simple as the deposit process. Follow these steps:

  • Click on your account name in the upper right-hand corner.

  • Click on “Withdraw” from the drop-down menu.

  • Select your payment method.

  • Fill in the amount you wish to withdraw plus any other necessary information. Then click “Withdraw.”

  • You should be shown a confirmation screen as well as receive a confirmation email.

Customer Support & Help

Help is always right around the corner if you need it at PointsBet Sportsbook. If you cannot find an answer to your question in a search of their thorough “Help” section, two options are available. You can either contact them through the “Live Chat” bubble located at the bottom right-hand portion of the home page or you can email customer support at [email protected].

Safe, Security and License

PointsBet Sportsbook is encrypted using a 128-bit key system verified by Cloudflare, Inc. Every player account must be accessed only by the registered user via a password and two-factor authentication (if enabled). All monetary transactions are overseen by each individual financial institution using their security protocols.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board strictly enforces its gaming code and laws. Players must be over the age of 21 and physically located in the state of Michigan to legally participate in online sports betting at PointsBets Sportsbook. Players must utilize geolocation services to verify their location. PointsBet Sportsbook reserves the right to limit, suspend or terminate any account they believe is violating the agreed upon terms and conditions.

License and Partnership

PointsBet Sportsbook is partnered with Northern Waters Casino Resort which is owned and operated by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. It is licensed and regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

How to open an account

PointsBet Sportsbook makes signing up to create an account very easy. Follow these steps:

  • On their homepage, begin by clicking on “Sign Up” in the upper right-hand corner.

  • Enter your first and last name, and an email address. Click “Continue.”

  • Enter your date of birth, last four digits of your social security number, cell phone number, and address.

  • Then, create a strong password and agree to their terms & conditions by clicking in the boxes. Click “Join PointsBet.”

You should be welcomed on the next page. Below the welcome message, PointsBet Sportsbook provides you with a number of deposit options with which to fill your account.

PointsBet Sportsbook requires a minimum amount of information to create an account. You will need to provide them with the following:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile phone number
  • Complete address
  • Last four digits of your social security number

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Our Opinion

We really like PointsBet Sportsbook if your only interest is in online sports betting. Yes, Michigan players can find many similar sportsbooks online with casinos and poker rooms attached to them, but by focusing solely on sports betting, PointsBet Sportsbook delivers players an experience unlike any other.

Review written by Brian Tuohy