PointsBet, in partnership with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, is planning to add a casino platform to their innovative sports betting service. This operator is already well known for PointsBetting, a new kind of sports betting wherein your accuracy determines your payout. Now with the aforementioned partnership secured, PointsBet players in New Jersey (and other states) will soon have access to an exciting new casino platform. The site will operate both through a website, and an innovative PointsBet casino app.
New Jersey is currently the most competitive state in the US iGaming market, so PointsBet will have to pull out all the stops if it’s going to provide a casino platform that can distinguish itself from the crowd there. With a proven track record, we’re not betting against them. Here’s an overview of what we expect PointsBet to bring to the Garden State, and beyond.
PointsBet Casino Bonus Package
As PointsBet Casino isn’t yet a reality in NJ or other states with access to PointsBet, we can only anticipate what that bonus package might look like. We know that PointsBet will provide some kind of welcome offer for new casino users. They already offer “risk-free” bets to new users of its sports betting platform. Expect something like a deposit match or free bets for the casino – more on that below.
PointsBet Casino Bonus Details 2021
|PointsBet Casino Promo Code||Casino not yet live|
Types of Bonuses at Online Casinos
When you have decided to sign up with the PointsBet casino, you’ll likely be given access to some kind of bonus. There are a few common types of online casino welcome offers. They include:
- Deposit match bonuses: Make your first deposit and the casino will match it in betting credit. The average deposit match bonus offered by online casinos is about $500. Pretty simple: deposit $500 and take home a $500 bonus. These credits can be used to win real money, but cannot be withdrawn as cash until you’ve completed the wagering requirements.
- No deposit bonuses: No deposit offers are basically just free money. You can take it straight to the tables to play until your heart is content. It can’t be withdrawn immediately, but instead must be used and converted to normal cash.
- Cash refunds: Cash refunds function as a safety net that catches you if you start off running cold. A cash refund promotion might offer seven days of risk-free betting up to $100, meaning if you are down money after the first week the casino will comp you bonus credits equal to your total losses – up to the $100 maximum. They’re not as common as deposit match offers, but are worth grabbing.
- Free spins: Many online casinos welcome users with a set number of free spins on a particular slot. Some casinos also have a sweepstakes wheel that users can spend chips or betting credits to spin. These wheels boast high jackpots, free betting credits, and other prizes, and casinos will often throw in a few free spins of the wheel in addition to the above welcome offers.
We also wouldn’t put it past PointsBet to come out with something completely new and different. We’ll update you accordingly once we have a better idea what they will launch with.
Where is PointsBet Casino Legal?
PointsBet Casino will launch in New Jersey in late 2020/early 2021 through a partnership with Bally’s in Atlantic City. PointsBet has agreed to work with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, which has recently acquired Bally’s. PointsBet is already offering sports betting services in a number of states throughout the country, and is like to do the same with its online casino.
|State||Bonus||Casino Partner||Launch Date|
|New Jersey||TBA||Bally’s AC (Twin River)||TBA|
|Michigan||TBA||Northern Waters Casino||TBA|
A PointsBet online casino in Michigan is the leading candidate to follow New Jersey. The company has already agreed to a licensing agreement with the Northern Waters Casino in Watersmeet, which will offer licensing access to the state for PointsBet’s sportsbook and casino.
Who’s Eligible to Play on PointsBet Casino?
Whenever you’re legally wagering real money in the US, you must be located within the state listed on your preferred betting site or app. The same is true with PointsBet casino– when the platform releases in New Jersey, users can play from anywhere in the state as long as they’re aged 21+. The moment you leave the state of NJ though, your eligibility to bet with PointsBet NJ is gone.
To verify your location you’ll be required to enable location services on your mobile device and share your location with the app if you’d like to legally wager using PointsBet casino. If you’re playing from a desktop computer, you’ll have to download the geolocation plugin provided by PointsBet and make sure it is enabled whenever you’re wagering. The same will be true for PointsBet Michigan and any subsequent states that add the platform to their legal betting menu.
Finally, no user whom has “self-excluded” will be allowed to access betting services through PointsBet until their period of exclusion has ended. All legal betting providers in the US are required to offer these “cooling-off” periods and other services to restrict account access as a part of their Responsible Gaming initiatives.
Registering an Account on PointsBet Casino
When you are ready to register an account with PointsBet, the process is as straightforward as it gets. To register:
- Visit the PointsBet website or download the app to your preferred iOS or Android device.
- Follow the on-screen instructions after hitting the “Sign Up” button, entering your personal information (including SSN).
- Make your first deposit, and don’t forget to enter the designated promo code.
- When you’re wagering, make sure your geolocation plugin or location services are enabled, as per the requirements mentioned above.
- Find your preferred casino game and place some bets!
Available Software Platforms
The PointsBet casino platform will be available through a desktop computer and on mobile casino apps for both iOS and Android devices.
Using the PointsBet mobile app for sports betting is a great way for users on-the-go, or on-the-couch to bet directly from their devices. We can get a feel for how the PointsBet casino platform will look and play by using its sports betting platform, with the expectation that the interface and aesthetics will be largely the same.
With this in mind, PointsBet casino users can expect a modern feel and intuitive app experience when using the service. PointsBet has been at the forefront of sports betting innovation with a number of exciting features and bet types – we expect a similarly ground breaking app on the casino side as well.
While the company’s iOS offering is right in the app store, installing the PointsBet application on Android devices may take a little extra effort. Make sure you’re downloading the correct app for your preferred state.
When you are ready to add the PointsBet app to your Android device, keep in mind the following:
- You’ll need to download the APK file from the PointsBet website in order to install the Android version of the app, as the Play Store does not allow any real money wagering platforms to be hosted there.
- Your device will prompt you twice during the process: once, to remind you that APKs can harm your device, and again to ask you to “enable installations from unknown sources”. All apps released by PointsBet are safe and regulated by gaming enforcement regulators in their states.
The desktop platform of the PointsBet service functions exactly the same as the mobile app, except in a wide-screen package. When PointsBet casino goes live, we expect a well-organized and easy-to-read interface.
Overall the game selection on on PointsBet’s desktop casino site will likely be superior to that found on the mobile app, as is par for the course with most online casino sites. Both are sure to represent the brand well, however.
While we don’t know exactly how PointsBet Casino will fare against the dozens of existing online casino providers in the United States, they have a reputation for using data insights to build customer-focused betting platforms. We are expecting great things from the PointsBet Casino website.
With thousands of four and five-star reviews and even more downloads, the PointsBet platform is a huge hit in available states. Not to beat a dead horse, but this is one of the most well-organized and aesthetically pleasing betting platforms on the market today, with an interface that makes betting easy. As PointsBet is in charge of the development process from top to bottom, we expect a similarly accomplished casino product.
PointsBet is regularly awarded top marks for their service. When users do have complaints, it’s usually due to regulatory issues or connection troubles – both of which are out if their hands. If you do find yourself with concerns, customer support is available to help (more on that later).
Top Five PointsBet Deposit Methods
When you’ve got your account established and you’re ready to make an initial deposit, make sure you’ve opted in (either by promo code or checking a box) to any welcome offers that are on the table. This way you may be able to add extra betting credit to your account just for signing up. Deposit methods may vary from state-to-state, but we expect PointsBet to offer many of the following options for funding accounts:
- Visa/Mastercard credit and debit cards
- Online banking using ACH/eCheck
- Cash in-person at select locations
Keep in mind that PayNearMe and in-person locations may vary based on state availability. For example, New Jersey players will likely have access to banking options at Bally’s AC. Players in other states should check the cashier for PointsBet casino options in their area.
Withdrawals operate a bit slower than deposits, but are still plenty fast. PointsBet Casino will offer a good amount of choice here as well:
- Cash in-person
- Online banking transfer
Just like for deposits, in-person withdrawals are also a possibility. Again, after requesting a withdrawal online, NJ gamblers will be able to pick up cash in-person right at the Bally’s Atlantic City casino cage.
PointsBet Casino Game Selection
There’s a lot of competition out there in the regulated online casino market, so we’re expecting PointsBet to really bring it on the game selection front. A wide variety of casino table games, live dealer options, and a good variety of slots are all needed to make a splash.
Slots are the most heavily-featured games on an online casino. There are a number of reasons for this, but it’s mainly because they’re almost as easy to design and implement as they are to pick up and play. They’re a great option for a newbie’s first foray into the world of gambling, as well as an old faithful for seasoned bettors looking for a cheap wager that might pay out big. From an iGaming standpoint slots adapt exceptionally well to online and mobile play. They come in a ton of varieties and themes – there’s really something for everyone.
Once live we will be looking for a healthy slot count on PointsBet casino. We expect to see your standard 3-to-5 reel slot games as well as progressive jackpot slots, plus some interesting variants like Slingo, a slots/bingo hybrid.
Table games are where the real excitement of casino gaming lies. Table games also port effectively to the online casino market, especially with the advent of newer graphics, more complex game types, and live dealer games. Key categories with PointsBet Casino are like to include blackjack, roulette, video poker, baccarat, craps, and more.
Blackjack is an absolute staple of any casino experience. It’s a great way for new bettors to try their hand at a deceptively simple game, while experienced card sharks know ways of splitting their bets and playing with the odds. Any online casino worth their salt will offer blackjack, and PointsBet will too.
It is likely that PointsBet Casino users will be able to pick from several different versions of blackjack from several different game creators. Each version of the game will have a slightly different look, feel, and ruleset, enabling the user to hone in on the blackjack experience that best suits their needs.
Roulette is an awesome game to play with online casinos. The rules are simple, and most importantly, you can move at your own pace. Place your bet, and when you’re satisfied, click the spin button and the ball drops automatically on to the wheel. In-person roulette is a slower paced experience with a significant amount of time spent waiting for the rest of the table to make their betting choices.
What’s more, there are several common versions of Roulette that we expect PointsBet to offer. This includes American Roulette, European Roulette, and French Roulette. Since there’s no dealer to pay, online casinos can afford to offer the European and French styles which offer far greater value. Instead of having a dreaded 0 and 00 slot on the wheel, these variants only have one zero – vastly increasing the bettors return over time.
When it comes to video poker games, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for plenty of Game King titles. The gold-standard in video poker, Game King titles like Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better, and Deuces Wild Poker are common in gaming environments around the world. This includes both online and in retail settings… we’d be surprised if PointsBet online casino didn’t carry them.
Live Dealer Games
Live Dealer games are another exciting feature that we like to see with online sportsbooks. The PointsBet brand is focused on innovation and relies heavily on customer insight, which is why we expect they will quickly embrace the Live Dealer trend.
Live Dealer games are as they sound– a live human being is streamed to your device, calling the shots as your dealer or croupier. You can chat with the dealer and the other players at your table, creating a social, retail-like experience that’s entirely over the internet.
You’re going to want to have a pretty solid WiFi connection or unlimited data if you’re engaging in Live Dealer games, as they are resource-heavy monsters that require quite a bit of bandwidth.
PointsBet doesn’t have a loyalty program as of yet, but there is potential for one to be added in the near future. When an online casino does have a loyalty program, it usually comes in the form of a tier-based rewards system that pays out cashback bonuses, comps, and exclusive promos based on how much money you wager with the service. Loyalty programs help out quite a bit when trying to narrow the house edge.
PointsBet casino users will have access to a myriad of good customer support options. Your first step if you have a question is to navigate to the Help section of the site, whether on desktop or via the app. From there, you’ll be able to navigate a pretty well populated selection of Frequently Asked Questions, including information on promotions, payment options, and other simple account concerns.
If you’ve got a more detailed question or you need a real human being at the other end of the line, there are live chat representatives available 24/7. This is a relatively simple chat support system, so you may want to email PointsBet for complex issues.
More on PointsBet
PointsBetting was founded in Australia, offering a new kind of sports betting product. It is now available in the US in several states around the country. One of its marquee features is PointsBetting, a new, unique way to bet. The idea behind it was to reward bettors for their accuracy when wagering on totals, point spreads, etc. Intermediate and experienced sports bettors in particular have flocked to the service because of PointsBetting.
After agreeing to a number of important iGaming partnerships, PointsBet is primed to enter the legal casino market. Games like blackjack, roulette, video poker, and more, will soon be available to all PointsBet customers.