PointsBet Sportsbook Massachusetts – $2,000 Welcome Bonus

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Disclaimer: PointsBet Sportsbook is not yet live in Massachusetts. This review is of expected bonuses and promotions, we will update once PointsBet launches in MA.

PointsBet provides you with a variety of betting options, including some you won’t find at other online sportsbooks, and when you sign up you’ll receive one of the largest welcome bonuses in the industry.

Should PointsBet launch in Massachusetts, it will be available via both its website and app, which we will review here. We’ll also go over other key aspects to see how the sportsbook measures up, including its betting options, additional promotions beyond what you get when you sign up, and PointsBetting, its one-of-a-kind way to bet.

We’ll start with the PointsBet welcome bonus, though, which can be good for up to $2,000 in value.

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Why Choose Pointsbet Sportsbook in Massachusetts?
  • Innovative sportsbook with unique pointsbetting option
  • Second chance free bets worth up to $2,000
  • Native app for iOS and Android devices
  • Wide range of betting markets
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PointsBet Massachusetts Promo Code 2022

Offering special welcome bonuses to new users is something that most notable sportsbooks do, and PointsBet is no different. The platform is offering a quality bonus to Massachusetts bettors once sports betting is live in the state. When signing up for your PointsBet Massachusetts account, simply enter the promo code BETBONUS to receive Second Chance Free Bets of up to $500 for your first fixed-odds bet and up to $1,500 for your first “PointsBetting” wager.

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PointsBet Promo CodeBETBONUS
Second Chance Fixed Odds BetUp to $500
Second Chance PointsBetting Bet Up to $1,500
Last UpdatedOctober 2022

PointsBet Massachusetts Sign-Up Bonus — The Fine Print!

The PointsBet welcome bonus involving two Second Chance Free Bets up to $2,000 creates one of the best welcome offers in US sports betting. It allows new users to use one free bet on a fixed odds bet, and one free bet on a “PointsBetting” wager. This flexibility is somewhat unique among most sports betting welcome offers, and PointsBetting is unique to PointsBet Sportsbook.

PointsBetting is an exclusive type of bet that can create larger potential winnings. However, it could also create larger losses. PointsBetting is where you bet the over or under on a points total. For every point that you’re correct by, you receive a multiplier on your winnings. But every point you’re wrong by also creates a multiplier that applies to your wager.

For example, if you bet the over on an NBA game at 201 and the game ends with 211 points, you’d receive a 10x multiplier on your win (211 – 201 = 10). But if you bet the over and the game ends at 191, you lose 10x your wager (201 – 191 = 10). So it’s as risky as it is potentially profitable.

Along with point totals, PointsBetting is also available for spread bets as well. There are no odds restrictions on your Second Chance Free Bets, but if you cash out a bet early, that will count as your first bet and you won’t receive a refund. We recommend easing into PointsBetting with small wagers until you are comfortable with the format.

For your first PointsBetting bet, the refund cap rises to $1,500. As mentioned, PointsBetting can result in some large losses, so be careful and make sure you know what you’re doing.

Any refunds you receive as part of this offer will be in the form of free bets, equal to the amount you lost up to the listed maximum.

How To Use Free Bets At PointsBet

The first thing to know about free bets at PointsBet is that they do expire. For this and most promotions, the expiration date is 30 days after the sportsbook issues them. You can check the expiration date by clicking on your free bets.

You won’t be able to withdraw the free bets, you can only use them to wager. And if you win, you will only receive your winnings; you won’t get the value of the free bet itself back. For instance, if you use a $100 free bet on a bet with +100 odds and win, you’d get $100 back (just the winnings), not $200 (the winnings plus the free bet).

Lastly, you have the option of dividing free bets up four ways. To do so, click on your account, then “Free bets” and then “Split free bet.”

How Does The PointsBet Welcome Bonus Measure Up?

We consider this welcome bonus to be one of the best in the sports betting industry. While an all-cash refund would be better, that’s just not something sportsbooks offer. The fact that PointsBet gives you two second chance free wagers, for up to $2,000, and allows you to split up your free bets are points in its favor.

Can I Trust PointsBet Sportsbook?

Yes, you can trust PointsBet. Prior to Massachusetts, PointsBet was legal and available in six states and counting. In order to do that, PointsBet needed to pass the scrutiny of the regulatory agencies in each of those states.

What Is The Minimum Age Requirement At PointsBet Sportsbook?

You will need to be 21 or older to use PointsBet or any other legal online sportsbook in Massachusetts. PointsBet will verify your age when you sign up.

Do I Have To Share My Location With PointsBet Sportsbook?

Yes, you likely will need to grant PointsBet permission to access your location when using either the website or app. That is because you need to be within a state where PointsBet is legal to be able to place bets.

Getting Started At PointsBet Sportsbook In Massachusetts

In order to open a sportsbook account with PointsBet MA, you will need to provide some personal details:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number (last four digits)

Don’t worry, this information is needed by all licensed and registered US sportsbooks in order to verify your identity. As long as you’re OK with providing this info, you simply need to head to the sportsbook site and select “Sign up now.” Along with the personal info, you also need to create a password, add BETBONUS to the promo code field and confirm that you’re 21 or older. When you submit the form, your PointsBet account will be active immediately.

How Do I Download The PointsBet Massachusetts App?

PointsBet has a website that you can use for all your sports betting needs. However, we find it much easier to use the app when making bets on a phone or tablet. The app is available for Android and iOS and works well on both. Here is how to install the PointsBet Sportsbook Massachusetts app:

How To Download The PointsBet App For Android

Head to the PointsBet site and scroll to the bottom of the page. Under the “Mobile app” header you’ll select the black box that reads “Get it on Google Play.” After the Play Store opens to the PointsBet Sportsbook page, simply tap “Install.”

How To Download The PointsBet App For iOS

Same as above, head to the PointsBet site and scroll down. Then select “Download on the App Store.” Then, as soon as the App Store opens to PointsBet Sportsbook’s page, tap “Get.” The app will install on your device and you can use it straight away.

Where Do I Find PointsBet Sports Betting Promotions?

Access PointsBet’s MA promotions by opening the main menu (top left corner) on both the app and website and then tapping “Promos.” PointsBet adds new promotions almost daily, so we suggest checking the promos page frequently.

What Are The PointsBet Sportsbook Promotions Like?

One area where PointsBet is particularly strong is the number and variety of promotions it offers. Here is a quick synopsis of what you might find at PointsBet Sportsbook Massachusetts:

  • Second Chance Free Bets: The welcome bonus is not the only bonus PointsBet has to offer. You’ll find similar offers for different sports throughout the year. These deals work similar to the welcome bonus, but with refunds up to $25.
  • Insurance for parlays: For these bonuses, receive a refund up to $25 if your parlay loses by precisely one leg. Be sure to read the terms and conditions for each offer, though, because some promos require your parlay to have a certain number of legs, while others put conditions on the minimum odds for each leg.

Do You Have To Opt In?

Yes. While previously PointsBet did not require you to opt in to promotions, that changed midway through 2021. Now you do need to click on the opt-in button for the majority of PointsBet promotions.

Does PointsBet Have Daily Odds Boosts?

Yes, by clicking the “Booster odds” link in the main menu, you will be able to see all the available odds boosts. On top of having a small number of boosted odds bets each day, PointsBet also provides golf boosts nearly every week brought to you by Paige Spiranac, a PointsBet representative and social media golf star.

Why Should I Choose The PointsBet Sportsbook App?

As you consider which sportsbooks you want to try out, here are some of the areas where PointsBet excels:

  • Boosted parlays every day: PointsBet has a lot of promotions, but this is our favorite. Each day you receive two parlay booster tokens — one for regular parlays and one for single-game parlays. To use a token, you simply have to create a parlay with three legs or more and click the “Booster” box in your PointsBet slip. There are no odds restrictions, your profits will increase by right around 10%, and you receive the extra winnings in cash.
  • Betting options: If betting options are what you’re looking for, we are confident in saying you won’t find more choices at another sportsbook. PointsBet provides you with all the most common bets, while also offering single-game parlays and PointsBetting. It’s rare to find games with fewer than 100 available wagers at PointsBet.
  • Loyalty points that never expire: We also love that at PointsBet you earn points for every wager you place, and those points never expire. You receive one point for every $5 in fixed odds wagers, one point for every $1 in parlay bets and one point for every $1 with PointsBetting. One-hundred points equals a $1 free bet, although you must have 200 points before you can redeem them.

What Won’t I Like About The PointsBet Sports Betting App?

In the grand scheme of things these issues are relatively minor, but here are some areas where PointsBet could improve that you should be aware of:

  • Prop odds: While PointsBet’s moneyline, spread and over/under odds are often among the best you’ll find, we can’t always say the same thing about the prop odds. Whether it’s first-touchdown or goal scorers or home run odds, it’s not uncommon to see the PointsBet odds be a bit worse than you’ll find at competitors BetMGM Sportsbook Massachusetts, FanDuel and DraftKings Online Sportsbook MA.
  • Opting in to promos: We used to love not having to opt in to promos at PointsBet, so it’s a shame that’s no longer the case. But the biggest issue is you need to opt in repeatedly. Basically, every day the counter appears to reset and you need to re-opt in to the same promos. We really hope this is a glitch that PointsBet will fix.
  • Potentially major losses: PointsBetting can be a fun, exciting way to wager on sports that you won’t find anywhere else. However, it also can lead to massive losses on extremely small bets. The good news is that you always see how much you can lose with a PointsBetting wager. But the chance for an enormous hit to your bank account still exists.

What Is PointsBetting?

PointsBetting takes your bet stake and multiplies it by how many units correct or incorrect your bet ends up being. Thus, your wins and losses are variable up until a game’s conclusion. Here’s an example to help explain the concept:

The Boston Celtics are facing the Los Angeles Lakers, and the total line is 220.5. You believe it’s going to be a close, high-scoring affair. At most sportsbooks you’d bet say $110 on the over and if the game ends with a score of 117-113, for instance, you’d win $100. Now let’s see how that bet might work with PointsBetting.

At PointsBet, the PointsBetting over/under line might be 220, and you wager $10. So now, when the total ends up at 230, your $10 bet ends up winning you $100 because the over hit by 10 points, and 10 times 10 is 100.

Be warned, though, that if the game ended with a score of 101-99, you’d have lost $200 on your $10 bet.

PointsBetting Wagering Options

Along with regular spread and over/under bets, you’ll find additional bets unique to PointsBetting. For instance, you could wager on when, in seconds, the first basket will be scored in an NBA game. Or you’ll take the total hits, runs and errors in an MLB game and multiply them by one another.

And don’t fret about understanding how each bet works because there is an information button next to each PointsBetting wager explaining precisely how the bet works, with examples.

Stop-Loss Adjuster

For select PointsBetting markets, you will see a stop-loss adjuster in your bet slip. This adjuster allows you to limit how much money you can lose with a PointsBetting bet. For instance, if the max loss for a wager is 35x, you might be able to slide it all the way down to 5x. This also means, however, that your winnings will come down from 35x to 5x, as well.

With PointsBetting, it is crucial to always check the max win and especially the max loss levels. We strongly advise not placing a wager if you’re not comfortable with how much you could lose. While you might consider it unlikely, it still is possible that you could lose that much in one wager.

What Other Types Of Bets Can I Make At PointsBet Massachusetts?

In addition to PointsBetting, you’ll find all the other standard sports betting options at the PointsBet online sportsbook. Here is what you can expect from each, with an example game listing to help explain things.

 SpreadTotalMoneyline
Boston Red Sox -1.5 (+110)Over 8.5 (-115)-150
New York Yankees+1.5 (-131)Under 8.5 (-105)+130

Betting On Winners

Moneylines are simply bets on which side will win. In this example, the Boston Red Sox are slight favorites over the New York Yankees. You can figure this out by looking at the moneyline. The team with negative odds is the favorite, and positive odds indicate the underdog. Odds of -150 mean a bet of $150 would win you a profit of $100 if successful. The Yankees’ odds of +130, meanwhile, mean that a $100 wager could win you $130.

Covering The Spread

If you bet against the spread, you need the team you bet on to win by more than the spread if it has a negative spread number, or avoid losing by more than the spread if it has a positive number. Note that baseball generally uses the term “run line” rather than spread.

Here, Boston must win by more than 1.5 runs, aka two runs or more. If you were to bet on New York, the Yankees would cover the spread if they lost by just one run or won by any score.

You also should notice that the odds are different depending on which team you wager on. That’s typically the case for baseball (run line) and hockey (puck line) spread bets. For football and basketball, the odds usually will be equal, or close to equal, for spread bets.

Making Totals Wagers

Totals are bets you place on the total combined score of the game. The sportsbook will set a line — in our example, it’s 8.5 — and you can wager whether the actual total score will be over or under that line. Hence the other name for totals bets: over/unders.

Placing Prop Bets

To see all the available props for a specific game at PointsBet, all you need to do is tap on the “Wagers” link. From here you can sort between “Fixed odds,” “Single-game parlay” and “PointsBetting.”

Prop bets are basically like side bets you place on the action. You can bet on anything from how many strikeouts a pitcher will have to whether a game will go to extra innings or which team will be leading after five or seven innings.

Futures At PointsBet

Futures betting can be a good option if you don’t want to worry about wagering on individual games throughout the season. Instead, futures let you bet on big-picture items such as a team winning a league championship or a player winning an MVP.

Parlays, Single-Game Parlays And Combos

These three types of bets allow you to link multiple picks together. In doing so, you receive increased odds.

  • Parlays: Combine two bets or more from separate games. The only way your parlay wins is if all your selections are correct.
  • Single-game parlays: These work just like parlays, but instead of your bets coming from multiple games, they are all from one game.
  • Combos: What some sportsbooks call round robins, PointsBet refers to as combo wagers. For these, you must make no fewer than three selections. Depending on how many bets you choose you’ll, have different wagering options. Essentially they all work like this: You create mini-parlays, always leaving at least one of your bets out. This allows you to miss a pick and still win some money.

Live Betting At PointsBet

Selecting the “Live” tab in the PointsBet main menu will allow you to view all the ongoing competitions that are available for betting.

One of the things we really like about live betting at PointsBet is the box labeled “Betting stats.” This shows the chance for each team to win (based on the current score), the percentage of wagers made on both teams and the percentage of money each team has received in wagers.

Can I Bet On The Patriots At PointsBet?

Yes, without question you can bet on the New England Patriots and the rest of the NFL at PointsBet. You can place live bets, pregame wagers and futures bets on all NFL teams. And in addition to all the above options, here are some additional PointsBetting wagers you’ll find for football:

  • First touchdown time: You are wagering on when, in minutes, a game’s opening touchdown will take place. If you bet on over 11 and the first TD comes 17 minutes into the game, you’d win six times your bet.
  • Largest lead squared: I know, we never said there would be so much math involved. For this bet you take the biggest lead at any point and multiply it by itself. So if you bet under 200 and the biggest lead was 15, you would lose 25x your wager, because 15×15=225.
  • Cross team points: Here you multiply each team’s point total by each other. While shutouts are not all that common, remember that zero times anything is zero. So if you bet the over and one team is shut out, you could end up losing big. Conversely, if you bet the under and this happens, you’ll be one happy camper.

Keep in mind, if you’re ever unsure of how a PointsBetting market works, all you have to do is click the information button next to that bet and a handy explainer will pop up.

How Do I Withdraw And Deposit Money Quickly On PointsBet?

As is the case with most online sportsbooks, there are more deposit options than withdrawal options. But at PointsBet, your choices are diverse enough that you should be able to find acceptable methods for both.

Deposits

Deposit MethodMinimum AmountProcessing Time
PayPalNo MinimumInstant
ACH (e-check)No MinimumInstant
Online Bank TransferNo Minimum1-2 Days
Debit/Credit Card$10Instant
Play+ Prepaid Debit CardNo MinimumInstant
PayNearMeNo MinimumInstant

Withdrawal

Withdrawal MethodMinimum AmountProcessing Time
PayPalNo Minimum1-2 Days
ACH (e-check)Limit Set by Bank1-2 Days
Online Bank TransferNo Minimum1-2 Days

How Do I Get Help At PointsBet Sportsbook?

Near the bottom of the PointsBet app and website are links for emailing ([email protected]), live chatting and help. The email and live chat options are pretty self-explanatory. As for the help option, that opens the PointsBet support center, where you can browse various categories for assistance or search to find an answer.

How Do I Exclude Myself From PointsBet?

Clicking the “Responsible Gaming” tab at the base of any PointsBet page provides you with some options for help with responsible gambling. You can choose from the following:

  • Setting limits: With limits, you can restrict how much money you can deposit or spend during specific periods of time. You also can impose limits on the amount of time you can spend signed into PointsBet.
  • Cool off/self-exclusion: You can close your account for three days, seven days or 30 days, or shut down your account completely. If you choose the final option, you will not be allowed to re-sign up with PointsBet.

Can I Bet With PointsBet MA Sportsbook In Person?

Currently there is not a PointsBet Sportsbook retail location in Massachusetts. This will of course change if PointsBet announces anything.

How Does PointsBet Compare To Other Massachusetts Sportsbooks?

PointsBet is one of our favorite sportsbook options for Massachusetts. It offers a two-in-one welcome bonus, a variety of betting markets and quality promotions all year.

PointsBetting provides something you will not find anywhere else. But, even if you never place a PointsBetting wager, there is so much else to enjoy about PointsBet that we have a hard time believing it won’t become a fan favorite.

PointsBet Massachusetts FAQ

BETBONUS. Entering the code when you sign up will allow you to claim two risk-free bets for up to $500 and $1,500.

Not only can you cash out bets early, but PointsBet is one of the only oddsmakers to offer partial cash-outs. This means you can withdraw a portion of your wager while still leaving some of it on a bet, if you wish.

The number of betting options. The big one here is PointsBetting, which you won’t find anywhere else. PointsBet also allows you to place single-game parlays, which some other books do not offer.

No, you are only allowed one sportsbook account with each licensed sportsbook in the state. When you open an account, the sportsbook will verify your identity. If you try to open a second account, PointsBet will be unable to verify you and thus will not allow the account. If it catches you attempting to skirt the rules, it could close your initial account, as well.

No. To bet at PointsBet, you must be located within a state where PointsBet is legal and where you have registered your player account.

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