PointsBet Sportsbook Review and Welcome Bonus

Updated February 2023
  • Up to $500 in free bets on first deposit
  • Great mobile apps to match its desktop site
  • Plenty of ongoing promotions for existing players
  • Tons of sports available to bet on

PointsBet Sportsbook is not yet online in VA. The review and welcome bonus is based off of BetMGM’s New Jersey sportsbook and will be updated as soon as it goes live in Virginia.

PointsBet Sportsbook will soon be available to folks in Virginia. With stand-out betting options and plenty of ongoing promotions, this ever-growing online sportsbook is here to stay. Known for its unique betting option called PointsBetting, the site is making its mark on the US gambling industry.

Plus, players in Virginia can get their hands on a great welcome offer from the sportsbook using our bonus code. When you sign up for an account at PointsBet and complete your player profile, you’ll receive a free bet bonus on your first deposit.

Read on to find out more about PointBet’s welcome offer in Virginia, as well as more information on the book and betting on sports in the state.

PointsBet Sportsbook Virginia welcome offer

Right now, PointsBet is offering new sign-ups a free bet offer when they make their first deposit using our bonus code. The offer is split into three tiers to allow for a wider variety of players to take part.

When you deposit $50, you’ll receive a $150 free bet. A deposit of $150 will get you a $300 free bet, and if you make a first deposit of $250 or more, you’ll receive the maximum $500 free bet. This will allow you to boost your PointsBet balance and help you get a feel for the sportsbook.

Keep in mind, though, that this offer is only valid on your first deposit. The sportsbook will add the bonus to your account within an hour, and you’ll have 14 days to use it.

PointsBet Sportsbook promo code 2023

The table below holds everything you need to know about the PointsBet Sportsbook welcome offer in VA. To claim the offer, make sure to follow our link through to the site and enter the bonus code when prompted.

Online Sportsbook PointsBet Sportsbook VA
Promo code TBD
Free bet offerDeposit $50 for $150 in free bets
Deposit $150 for $300 in free bets
Deposit $250 for $500 in free bets
Last updatedFebruary 2023

Ongoing promotions at PointsBet Sportsbook

PointsBet always has a good number of ongoing offers for existing players to browse and try out. After you’ve claimed the sportsbook’s welcome offer, head to the promotions page to see what’s available.

These offers change pretty regularly, so make sure to check the page each time you log in to avoid missing out on any of the promos. Here’s an idea of what you’ll find on the site.

  • Single game parlay insurance: Bet on the game specified by PointsBet with a parlay of three or more legs and win your money back if one leg loses. Maximum payout of $25.
  • Rewards Friday: Receive 10 times your normal rewards points when you place a bet on a Friday. You’ll earn 10 points for every $5 you wager, 10 points for every $1 on parlays, and 10 points for every $1 on PointsBetting.
  • Parlay booster: Boost your parlays by building any bet of three-plus legs, then choosing the boost yourself. There’s no minimum or maximum stake attached to the offer, and any market eligible for a parlay is eligible for the bet booster.
  • Refer a friend: Receive a $50 free bet for you and your friend when you refer that friend to PointsBet. Copy and share your unique link from your account page to get started.

How to register for a PointsBet Sportsbook account

It’s easy to sign up for a PointsBet account in Virginia. You can complete the full process online within a matter of minutes — simply make sure you are within state lines at the time of signing up. Players must be 21 or older.

To start, click on our exclusive PointsBet link. Click the “sign up” button in red at the top of the screen, then follow our instructions below:

  1. Enter the PointsBet Sportsbook bonus code to confirm you are eligible for the free bet offer when you make your first deposit.
  2. Fill in your name and email and click to continue.
  3. Enter your personal details, including your date of birth and address. PointsBet will ask for the last four digits of your Social Security number to verify your account information.
  4. Create a username for your account and a secure password to protect it. Read and tick to agree to the terms and conditions of the site.
  5. Make a first deposit of $50 or more to receive the free bet offer.

PointsBet desktop features

PointsBet’s desktop site has clearly been developed with users in mind. It’s fast, laid out to allow for quick betting and easy to make your way around. The sportsbook doesn’t use flashy banners or other ads — when you sign in to the site, you’ll see a small promo section followed by everything you need to make your first bet.

Simply choose your sport using the top navigation bar, or click on the menu button at the top left of the site to find a full list of available markets. There, you can also choose between pregame and live betting, as well as view the promos page and your account information.

Once you’ve selected a sport, browse the odds center-screen. Primarily, you’ll see point spreads, totals and moneylines for each game. Press the red arrow at the side of each to expand your betting options to include PointsBetting and teasers.

The right side of the screen displays all upcoming games in chronological order. Click on them to view the available odds. When you select odds, your bet slip will automatically open on the right of the site. This can be minimized should you wish to continue betting.

For player support and more info on the sportsbook, scroll to the footer of the site.

PointsBet app review

PointsBet has a great app to match its desktop site. This allows you to bet from anywhere within state lines, keep track of ongoing bets, use bonus codes and visit the cashier. Players using an Android or iOS device can access PointsBet, on either a phone or tablet.

The left side of the app makes it easy to select your sport or switch to live betting. There are also quick links to the PointsBet cashier and promotions page. To bet, simply choose your odds as you would on the desktop site and add your wager.

The app is super responsive and can handle hundreds of bet lines at a time. To use it, simply make sure you’re connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or mobile data. Below, you’ll find instructions on how to get the sportsbook app on your device and claim the welcome offer.

How to download PointsBet Sportsbook on Android

You can download PointsBet onto most Android smartphones and tablets. To get started, simply make sure your Android software is up to date, and you have enough space on your device.

You cannot download the app directly from the Google Play Store, so follow our steps to securely install it from the sportsbook site.

  1. Using your Android device, open this PointsBet review and click on our link to be redirected to the sportsbook in Virginia.
  2. Sign up for an account if you haven’t already, making sure to use the bonus code when prompted.
  3. Click the “Download for Android” button on the PointsBet homepage to automatically start the app download.
  4. Head to your device settings and into the security menu. Click to allow installs from third party sources, as the app is not being downloaded from the Google Play Store.
  5. In your notifications bar, click on the finished PointsBet download to install the app onto your device.
  6. Launch the app and sign in. Make your first deposit to claim the welcome offer.

How to download PointsBet Sportsbook on iOS

It’s very easy to download PointsBet on your iPhone or iPad. Make sure your device is running on iOS 9.0 or later, then follow our steps below.

  1. Use your Apple device to load this review, then click on our PointsBet link to be sent through to the site.
  2. If you need to, register for a PointsBet account.
  3. Click the “Download on the App Store” prompt on the site’s homepage. This will take you to the App Store. From there, download and install the app.
  4. Open the app and sign in. Place your first deposit to claim the PointsBet welcome offer.

Sports available at PointsBet

There’s a good number of sports that you can bet on at PointsBet in Virginia. Click the menu icon at the top left of the screen, then scroll down the column to find a full A-Z list of sports. Alongside basketball, baseball, hockey and football, you’ll also find sports like motor racing, rugby league, cycling and darts. You’re sure to find plenty to suit your tastes.

All the biggest leagues are featured on the site, including the NBA, NFL and NHL. The most popular games of the day are listed on the homepage of the site, as well as a list of upcoming big events.

Sports betting options

The betting options at PointsBet are really what make it stand out from the crowd. You’ll find all the usual options, including totals, point spreads, moneylines and props, but it’s PointsBetting that players sign up for.

This betting option is unique to PointsBet. It’s a high-risk method but reaps high rewards for some players. With PointsBetting, you’ll make predictions then win or lose cash based on how accurate your bets are. If your predictions are correct, you could bring in much more cash than your standard bet. Approach with caution, however, as PointsBetting can also result in larger than normal losses.

If you were to place a bet on a team to go over a certain points total, PointsBetting will reward you based on the number of points the team exceeds that total by. If your team finishes below your prediction, you’ll lose money for every point that the team is short.

Live betting at PointsBet

PointsBet also has a good in game betting set-up for players. Click on the menu icon on the homepage and click the “live” button to navigate to it. Choose between the games next up for live betting, featured events and games currently in play.

The page constantly updates its odds and offers players the chance to cash out of bets should they wish. You won’t find any problems with the site’s simple format — it’s quick and doesn’t crash easily.

Banking at PointsBet Sportsbook

Banking methods at PointsBet Virginia have started out small, but are likely to increase as time goes on. We’re currently seeing a similar number of options to the Iowa site, though the New Jersey site has six-plus methods.

The New Jersey sportsbook has been around the longest, so we’re sure the VA site will catch up in the coming months. We’re likely to see an e-wallet option added soon.

How to deposit

The depositing options available at PointsBet are all safe and protected using SSL encryption. To get started, make a minimum transaction of $5. Remember that your first deposit must be $50 or more to claim the welcome offer.

Here’s how you can add funds to your PointsBet account in VA:

  • Visa/Mastercard
  • Online transfer
  • PayNearMe
  • ACH/e-check

How to withdraw

Withdrawing from PointsBet is easy providing your account has been verified. You may need to provide extra documentation at the sportsbook’s discretion to do so. Withdrawals take no more than five working days to be processed.

Here’s how you can cash out at PointsBet:

  • ACH transfer
  • PointsBet card
  • Online banking transfer

Is PointsBet legal in Virginia?

Yes, online sports betting in VA was legalized in 2020 and PointsBet successfully applied for an online sportsbook license in the state. The site is regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. To legally create an account, you must be 21 or older and be within state lines at the time of betting.

PointsBet uses geolocation technology to check the location of its players and verifies all accounts regularly using Social Security information.

The site keeps player data safe using SSL technology and a firewall. It also has a good responsible gambling policy as per state guidelines, allowing players to set limits on their betting and self-exclude from the sportsbook should they wish.

Customer support at PointsBet

Customer support is available 24/7 at PointsBet. You can speak to an operator via email or the site’s live chat function. A good place to start, however, is the site’s FAQ. To access it, scroll to the footer of the site and click “help.”

The support center has been improved over recent months and covers a good number of categories, including account settings, banking, promotions and house rules. There’s a search bar to help you look for specific answers.

To speak to a staff member, click the “live chat” or “email us” button in the footer of the homepage. Live chat is the quickest of the two options — enter your email address and your question to be put in touch with an operator.

About PointsBet Sportsbook

PointsBet is an Australian-based sportsbook that arrived in the United States in January of 2019. The site has moved quickly over the months and is now live in several states, including New Jersey, Illinois and Iowa. PointsBet arrived in Virginia following the state’s legalization of online sports betting in 2020.