PointsBet Mobile App Review
PointsBet Sportsbook IL Pros:
- Many users on the App Store state that they enjoy using PointsBet over the competitors because of the great interface and the quality customer service.
- Users discussed the very generous promotional offers that PointsBet provides as a key factor in why they keep coming back.
- Some users specified that a lot of PointsBet’s promotional offers are attainable, unlike other books that may have boosts that aren’t as likely to hit.
PointsBet Sportsbook IL Cons:
- Some users mentioned that they were unable to have their problems resolved by customer service and that the app freezes from time-to-time.
- Some users were unable to recoup their referral bonuses for bringing their friends on to the app.
- One user claimed that after going on a hot-streak, the number of boosts being offered to them by PointsBet began to diminish
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Meet the PointsBet Review Team
Action Network thoroughly evaluated the PointsBet sportsbook based on a couple factors: ease of logging in, in-app navigation, speed, data density, and bet slip.
Steve Petrella is a lead Action Editor with an affinity for NHL and College Football Betting. He is also the author of much of the educational content on Action Network.
Does PointsBet Work Differently by State?
You shouldn't experience too much change with the PointsBet Sportsbook app depending on where you are placing your wagers. The app remains the same and regardless of where you're betting. You'll be prompted to give your geo-location to PointsBet when using the app so it can confiirm that you are betting in Illinois. In comparison to other books, BetMGM forces you to make a new account when you want to bet in another state. Caesars often has trouble locating you.
PointsBet has a sign-in process that could definitely be improved. Saved email addresses don’t always come up and the iPhone autofill feature wasn’t consistent. PointsBet does offer Face ID log-ins, which can be helpful at times, but the overall process felt average.
PointsBet’s bet slip loads quickly from the bottom of the page. PointsBet offers a “My Bets” feature for users can monitor their recent, current, and future bets. Bettors can also track bets that they have cashed out over time. PointsBet has a very average bet slip experience that could definitely be improved in the future.
PointsBet has a very simple display that makes it easy for Illinois bettors to quickly search through different sports to find the event they want to place a wager on. One thing that we noticed is that there isn’t a home button outside of the option on the drop-down menu. Having one in a better location would definitely make it simpler to navigate the app. The search function could be improved and could include more selections for general queries. PointsBet does try to appeal to bettors that want to place wagers on the local teams, such as the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Bears.
PointsBet is near the bottom of the pack as it pertains to game data density, and when you're searching for quick betting action, data density is everything. App design choices like font size and white space that impact layout will determine how much information a bettor has access to at any given moment without having to scroll. PointsBet lags behind its Illinois competitors like FanDuel and BetMGM in every way with its look and feel.
PointsBet Money Management
Depositing and withdrawing funds with PointsBet is similar to what you'll see with other Illinois sportsbook apps. There are some restrictions based on where users are located but it's unlikely you'll face any problems with taking out or putting in funds.
- Online Banking
- Credit/Debit Card
PointsBet is just like most legal Illinois sportsbooks when it comes to self-imposing spending controls. The controls offered include:
- Pre-commitment limits: Set a limit on how much you can deposit in 1, 7, or 30 days.
- Self-exclusion: Stop yourself from betting during a specific period or permanently.
- Cool-off period: Stop yourself from accessing the site or app for a specific time.
PointsBet Betting Options and Market Coverage
PointsBet does not regularly offer the more niche sporting events or betting markets, but you should feel comfortable with PointsBets consistent coverage of the popular markets you've come to expect. You'll find a bevy of player props available for football, matchups for golf, finishing position markets for NASCAR, etc. As an Australian-founded company, PointsBet is continuing to make its presence felt in the U.S., so the sportsbook is one to watch for new and veteran bettors.
PointsBet Illinois Team Partnerships
Chicago Bears: PointsBet is the first sports betting sponsor with full usage of the Bears IP, marks and logos. PointsBet has brand visibility across all digital assets.
PointsBet Illinois Odds
For NFL games and futures betting, check the current PointsBet odds.
NFL Week 3 Game Odds: Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns
Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming NFL game: Updated September 22, 2023 - Odds Provided by PointsBet - Subject to Change
NFL Futures Odds
Below is a selection of odds for the NFL 23/24 Champion: Updated September 22, 2023 - Odds Provided by PointsBet - Subject to Change
NFL 23/24 Champion
PointsBet IL Market Pricing
PointsBet's pricing in Illinois will not change from the other states the sportsbook can be found in. Some people have speculated that sportsbooks would shade their lines toward teams in those specific states since they'd anticipate heavier betting action on those teams, but that hasn't been the case.
Unfortunately for PointsBet Illinois users, you'll see that PointsBet overall hasn't fared well in comparison to other books when it comes to market pricing.
- Data collected from 1/1/2021-4/1/2022
- Used closing odds (the odds 30 minutes before game-time) in calculations
- Each data point is the average book-edge for the month
- Each # is represented as a percent of the book's edge
The book with the lowest average book edge is considered to have the best price.