Disclaimer: PointsBet Sportsbook is not yet live in Arizona. This review is speculative based on its offering in other states and will be updated once PointsBet launches in AZ.
Among potential online sportsbooks in Arizona, PointsBet likely offers more wagering options than anyone else. In addition to the standard sports wagers, you have single-game parlays and PointsBetting, the sportsbook’s namesake option with wins and losses that shift depending on how right or wrong you are.
This page will go over exactly how PointsBetting works, how to open an account, what PointsBet Arizona offers for a welcome bonus, how to deposit and withdraw money and additional promotional offers you can claim.
While sports betting as a whole is expected to launch on Sept. 9 in Arizona, there is no word as to whether PointsBet will be ready to go live on that day. With operations already up and running in seven other states though it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see PointsBet debut at that time though.
If PointsBet does make the Sept. 9 opening it will be impressive considering it was late July when PointsBet officially gained market access in the Grand Canyon State. That was done thanks to PointsBet’s deal with the Yavapai-Apache Nation which owns Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.
To make sure you’re ready for sports betting in Arizona, we wanted to make sure you’re aware of these three fairly major sports betting rules:
To receive $2,000 in risk-free bets from PointsBet, enter the promo code BETBONUS into the appropriate field when opening a new account at the Arizona sportsbook.
Afterward, PointsBet will refund your initial fixed odds wager for a max of $500 if it loses and your initial PointsBetting wager for a max of $1,500 if it loses.
|Online Sportsbook||PointsBet Sportsbook Arizona|
|PointsBet Promo Code||BETBONUS|
|Risk-Free Fixed Odds Bet||Max of $500|
|Risk-Free PointsBetting Bet||Max of $1,500|
|Online Since||2021 in Arizona|
|Last Updated||October 2021|
Here’s what to do once you’ve registered for an account and claimed the PointsBet Arizona bonus using the promo code BETBONUS.
If your first real-money, fixed odds bet loses, you will receive a refund for the amount of the bet, up to $500. And for your first PointsBetting wager, the refund offer is good for up to $1,500. A fixed odds wager is simply any bet that is not a PointsBetting wager. Additionally, for that second one, you cannot use the stop loss function or place a bet on the opposite side of the same market and be eligible for the refund offer.
If either of your first two qualifying risk-free bets loses, you’ll get the refund as a free bet equal to the amount of money you lost.
You have 30 days from the time you receive the free bet credits to use them before they expire. Also, you can split up each of your free bets if you want to. If you lost $1,000 with your PointsBetting wager, you could receive one $1,000 bet, two $500 bets, three $333.33 bets or four $250 bets.
PointsBet’s welcome bonus is one of the better new-player offers you’ll find in Arizona. In addition to getting two risk-free bets, the option of splitting up your free bets gives you more flexibility. Unfortunately, as is the case at many online sportsbooks, if you win your wager with a free bet, you don’t receive the value of your free bet in your account, just the amount of money you won.
Yes. PointsBet currently operates legal online sportsbooks in six other states at the moment, with more potentially on the way. In addition, the Arizona Department of Gaming would not have assigned PointsBet a betting license if it wasn’t a reputable, legitimate operation.
Locally, PointsBet has partnered with the Yavapai-Apache Nation, who are the owners of the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.
Here are the main legal rules to know to wager at PointsBet or any other legal online Arizona sportsbook:
PointsBet’s app is arguably the fastest sports betting app in the market today. It’s free and available for both iOS and Android. To download onto a mobile device, head to the PointsBet website and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the “Mobile app” link and then click the appropriate download button for the device you’re using. Follow any additional prompts from there to finish downloading and installing the app.
Getting started with PointsBet in Arizona takes less than 10 minutes. Head to the PointsBet registration page and click “Sign up now,” which will open a window asking which state you’re in. Select Arizona and a registration form will appear for you to fill in the following details:
You also have to come up with a password and confirm that everything you entered is correct. Once that is complete, you can make a deposit and start betting.
The easiest way to see all the current PointsBet promotions is by opening the main menu on the app or website and then selecting “Promos.” After that, scroll through all the current bonus offers or apply a filter to just see certain offers. Here are some of the options you may find:
Yes, you’ll receive a rewards point for every $5 in fixed odds bets and $1 in parlay wagers you place. You also get a rewards point for every dollar you win or lose with PointsBetting. To redeem your points, you need a minimum of 250, and you’ll get $1 worth of free bets for every 100 points. Reward points never expire.
PointsBet does several things well. Here are three of the top features at the online sportsbook:
Here are some less-than-ideal aspects of PointsBet to consider as you’re looking at which Arizona sportsbooks to use:
PointsBetting multiplies your bets by how right or wrong they are. Thus, wins and losses are not fixed. A $10 wager could end up being a $500 win or loss, for instance.
As an example, let’s say the Phoenix Suns are -5 on the point spread, and you put $10 on them to cover. If Phoenix wins by 15 points you would win $100 because the Suns covered by 10 points more than they needed to, and $10 multiplied by those 10 extra points equals $100. However, if they ended up losing by 15 points, you would lose $200 because they failed to cover by 20 points.
Each PointsBetting wager has its own cap. For instance if you wager on when Devin Booker will attempt his first field goal, the max win level might be 250x and the max loss level might be 150x.
For some PointsBetting markets you also will see a stop-loss adjuster. This allows you to decrease the possible losses you can suffer on any wager. This will also decrease your potential winnings.
The sportsbook has a variety of PointsBetting markets. Some are very straightforward, like spread bets and player over/unders, but you’ll also find more complex options. Take for example the points-rebounds-assists multiplier. For this market, Chris Paul would have his points, rebounds and assists multiplied by one another. It’s safe to say you really don’t want Paul to finish with a goose egg in any of the categories if you picked the over.
PointsBetting is different from anything you’ll see at other online sportsbooks. While it can be fun and rewarding, it also can lead to huge losses, so make sure you pay close attention to how much you could lose with any PointsBetting wager you place. As long as you’re comfortable with the risk, then you are good to go.
In addition to PointsBetting, here are the traditional types of bets PointsBet has to offer, starting with an example of a standard NFL game listing.
|Seattle Seahawks||+4.5 (-110)||Over 51.0 (-110)||+120|
|Arizona Cardinals||-4.5 (-110)||Under 51.0 (-110)||-140|
If you’re new to sportsbetting or just want a fresher, here’s some more information on the standard bets available.
Yes, you can bet on the Arizona Coyotes and all other NHL teams at PointsBet. In addition to all of the wagers from above, PointsBet will offer some hockey-centric bets:
While PointsBetting wagers might seem complex, each one has a circle with an “i” next to it that explains exactly how each wager works.
Here are your available options for making deposits and requesting withdrawals at PointsBet Sportsbook in Arizona:
|Deposit Method||Minimum Amount||Processing Time|
|ACH (e-check)||No Minimum||Instant|
|Online Bank Transfer||No Minimum||1-2 days|
|Play+ Prepaid Debit Card||No Minimum||Instant|
|Withdrawal Method||Minimum Amount||Processing Time|
|PayPal||No Minimum||1-2 Days|
|ACH (e-check)||Limit set by Bank||1-2 Days|
|Online Bank Transfer||No Minimum||1-2 Days|
Usually the fastest way to get help from PointsBet’s customer service department is by having a live chat on the app or website. When you initiate a live chat, you’ll see your position in the queue; the furthest down we’ve ever been is third in line.
In addition, you can email PointsBet at [email protected] And finally, PointsBet has a help page that you can use to look for a solution. We’ve found this method helps solve most queries we’ve come across.
Setting limits and choosing to exclude yourself is easier to do at PointsBet than at any other online sportsbook we’ve experienced. Click on “Responsible gaming” near the bottom of any PointsBet page. You’ll see bright red boxes for setting a deposit limit, setting a time limit and setting a spending limit.
The section labeled “Cool off/Self exclusion” allows you to take a break of three, seven or 30 days or exclude yourself from PointsBet entirely. Keep in mind that if you choose one of these options, you still will be able to withdraw funds during those times.
PointsBet has not yet announced plans to open a retail sportsbook in Arizona. That doesn’t mean one isn’t forthcoming, though, so check back to see if anything changes.
PointsBet is a tremendous sportsbook, but is it better than some of the other top mobile books in Arizona? Let’s find out!