PointsBet bookmaker review
- Only bookmaker in Australia to offer spread betting
- Large range of sports to bet on
- Large range of betting markets for each event
- Exponential payouts
- PointsBet Rewards Points system
- Great racing section and competitive odds
- Limited or no ongoing promotions
- Limited payment options
Odds - Average
We calculated the margin for PointsBet by analyzing the odds they offer. We further ranked them in one of the following three categories:
From 1% to 5%: Low
From 5.01% to 7%: Normal
From 7.01% to 10%: High
We got our results by taking into account the odds for final result outcomes measured in line with the over / under for different soccer leagues. Getting the average results using this method, we were able to obtain the margins for each league and the overall betting margin for the bookmaker.
PointsBet has an overall average margin of 6.73% for soccer and falls in the normal category. In the first section with Spanish La Liga and Seria A, the margin is at 6.67%. With Premier League and Championship, in the second section, the margin is at 6.37%. Finally, taking the Netherlands Eredivisie, Polish Ekstraklasa and Austrian Bundesliga into account, the margin is at 7.15%.
Range of Sports and Markets - Good
Although they are focusing on spread betting, PointsBet offers a wide range of sports for its customers. At PointsBet, you can bet on popular sports like football, rugby, cricket, horse racing, major US sports and local Australian sports.
There is plenty to choose from when it comes to football betting, as PointsBet covers a wide range of soccer leagues and tournaments. For example, at the moment of writing this review, there were over 400 soccer games available to bet on. At PointsBet you will find all the elite leagues from Europe such as the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, but also obscure leagues like the Belarusian First Division, Turkish Super Lig and many others. Furthermore, PointsBet Australia offers up to 250+ betting markets per game for the European top leagues and the AFL. The betting markets are diverse, meaning that you can wager on simple markets like a win/draw/lose, both teams to score, over/under, but you can also place bets on complex betting markets like time of the first goal, time of team passing 10 pts, 20 pts, etc. As we have mentioned above, you can choose between fixed odds betting and spread betting, which means that the availability of betting markets is huge.
US Major Sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL)
If you regularly bet on the US sports, then you must know that PointsBet offers more betting markets on games from these competitions than any other Aussie sportsbook. There are also betting offers in the UFC and MMA competitions, and if you’re a basketball fan, then you can also bet on college sports such as NCAA football or basketball.
There are some unique betting markets available for the US sports and here we can mention only a couple of them, like quarterback completion rate %, time of the first touchdown, player points multiples and many others.
Rugby, Cricket and Horse Racing betting
PointsBet Australia also manages to cover plenty more popular sports with an impressive amount of betting markets and here we want to mention rugby, cricket and horse racing.
For example, if you want to place a bet on a Big Bash cricket game, you could try spread betting on several betting markets like winning wagers, match sixes, or how many runs cricket players will get. PointsBet uses a points-based system that allows you to see how much you win or lose.
In Super Rugby, points are awarded for the position a team finishes in the playoffs, meaning that you can place a bet on a team you like or against it.
As for horse racing, PointsBet Australia offers odds on over 100,000 racing events each year, which means there is plenty to choose from if you are a horse racing fan. Best Tote is offered for place betting while Best Tote + SP is offered for win betting. Exacta, Quinella, Trifecta and First Four are also available for both local and overseas meetings.
About the bookmaker
PointsBet is relatively new in the Australian betting industry, having been launched only three years ago. They aren’t the typical bookmaker you’re looking for and that’s because they are the only wagering operator in Australia to offer punters Spread Betting. This form of betting allows the bettors to place a wager on margins/lines. Basically, the outcome of your bets is variable right until the end of that specific fixture. PointsBet also offers punters the chance to bet on regular fixed odds on both sport and racing events.
PointsBet is based in Melbourne, but they are licensed in the Northern Territory by the Northern Territory Racing Commission.
The PointsBet website delivers a different betting interface to its customers, with handy shortcuts to the sports section and the most popular leagues and events. The interface is ultra-modern, while the betting app is available for both iOS and Android users.
Contact methods PointsBet
- State/territory licensing authority: Northern Territory Racing Commission
- Mobile version of the site