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PointsBet Canada Online Sportsbook Bonus Code and Review

PointsBet Canada, now live for Ontario sports bettors, offers customers an unrivaled amount of betting options, attractive odds, seemingly unlimited bonuses and other great features. The company was founded in Australia, but its U.S. headquarters is located in Denver and it has launched in eight different states (New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa).

PointsBet recently created a Canadian division, which launched PointsBet Ontario. PointsBet Ontario is led by prominent businessman Scott Vanderwel. This PointsBet Canada review will explain what you can look forward to.

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🎁 PointsBet Sportsbook Canada Promo Code GAMBLING2
📲 PointsBet Sportsbook App Canada iOS (⭐ 4.6) / Android (⭐ 4.7)
🏀 Available Sports Hockey and NHL betting, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, UFC/MMA betting and more
💳 Minimum Deposit $20
⌚️ Withdrawal Time Up to 3 days
🖊️ Who is Eligible 19+ located in Ontario
✔️ Licenced By Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

PointsBet Sportsbook Review Summary

PointsBet is one of the most ambitious, exciting and dynamic operators in the Canadian market. It provides more betting options than any of its rivals. A couple things that standout immediately are that you will be able to enjoy fixed-odds wagering alongside PointsBetting - a high-risk, high-reward form of betting that takes into account by how much you "cover" or win your bet (the more you cover by, the more you win and vice versa). PointsBet Canada has some of the best odds in the business and offer an excellent user experience.

Pros and Cons

Pros
More betting options than its rivals
Reduced "juice" on betting lines
Features such as live streaming and partial cash out
Large welcome bonus
Cons
Fewer banking options than some competitors
No phone line for customer support

PointsBet Canada Online Sportsbook

PointsBet was founded in Melbourne, Australia, and its North American expansion began in New Jersey in 2019. Its unique selling point is that it offers two distinct forms of wagering: Fixed-odds betting and PointsBetting. PointsBetting is a relatively obscure form of betting in which your profit or loss varies based on how right or how far off you were in your prediction (bet). PointsBet also provides a wealth of great promotions.

The Canadian division is headed by Scott Vanderwel, the former senior vice president of Rogers Communications. Rogers Communications owns the Toronto Blue Jays and has a 37.5% stake in Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, the Toronto Argonauts and the AHL's Toronto Marlies. PointsBet Canada has signed a multi-year partnership Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to be the official sports betting partner of its sports teams, as well as a deal with Dailyfaceoff.com and The Nation Network.

PointsBet Sportsbook Promo Code

The PointsBet Canada promo code GAMBLING2 could offer a first-deposit match*, or a free bet*. The exact terms of any promo code are kept private, in accordance with Ontario law, until a user opts in and consents to viewing the offer.

We are prohibited by Ontario law from discussing the terms of any offer. This is to ensure only people who are 19 and older and definitely want to see the offer view it. The law is to protect vulnerable and underage citizens.

NOTE: A first-deposit match comes with wagering requirements, which must be met before you can withdraw the funds. This is sometimes 10x the bonus amount. These terms also apply to "free bets", which are not without cost. A user must make a first deposit and first wager in order to get the bonus. Sometimes, a "free bet" is only issued if your first bet loses.

PointsBet Sign Up Bonus Code

You need to enter the bonus code GAMBLING2 to claim your PointsBet sign-up bonus. We are prohibited by Ontario law from disclosing the terms of any new user offer. We do know you'll have to opt in to the offer before you can view the terms. You can click any "Bet Now" button on this page to get started.

Registering at PointsBet Sport

Registering should be a quick and simple process. Here is how you sign up for an account with PointsBet Canada:

  • Click the link provided by Bookies.com to visit the website and click "Sign Up"
  • Enter your promo code
  • Type in your name, address, email address, date of birth and phone number. You may also need to provide certain digits from your Social Insurance Number
  • Set up a username and password, agree to the terms and conditions and create your account
  • You will probably need to provide scans of photo ID and proof of address, such as a recent utility bill or bank statement, since that is the verification process in the United States

PointsBet Canada Sports Betting

PointsBet offers terrific coverage of the most popular sports in Canada:

It does not currently offer betting on lacrosse or winter sports, but they may be added in the future. The hockey section is quite strong, with betting on all NHL games, plus KHL action and a variety of additional European leagues. You can bet on the CFL, along with the NFL and college football. Every game featuring teams like the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto FC, Montreal CF and Vancouver Whitecaps are covered in depth.

PointsBet also covers a variety of additional sports:

PoinstBet offers wagering options on entertainment and eSports, in addition to all the standard fixed-odds wagers, such as spread betting, totals, moneylines, parlays, same-game parlays, game props, player props and futures. PointsBetting markets, of course, are also available. The odds compilers make a series of predictions on sporting events and you have to guess whether they have set the line too low or too high. Your profit or loss is determined by how right or wrong you are.

For example, PointsBet might predict 6.3-6.7 goals in a game between the Edmonton Oilers and Vegas Golden Knights. If you think it will be lower than that, sell at 6.3. If you think it will be higher, buy at 6.7. If you buy at 6.7 for $100 and the Oilers win 7-4 (11 goals in total), you will earn a $430 profit, as the total of 11 is 4.3 higher than the buy price of 6.7, and that difference is multiplied by your bet amount to calculate your profit. If there were 10 goals, you would earn $330. If there were 12 goals, you would earn $530. However, if there were fewer than 6.7 goals, you would lose out. Payouts are variable, not fixed, which many bettors find exciting, but you have to be careful.

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Site Experience

The site is very user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. It runs on proprietary technology, so you get a unique user experience. That also allows PointsBet to offer high-quality odds, such as -107 lines on pro football games, and large bonuses. The site is clean and easy to navigate and it is packed full of great features. It also offers stats on games, allowing you to make informed betting decisions.

Betting Interface: Very User-Friendly
Mobile Betting: Yes
Betting App: Apple, Android
Live Sports Betting: Yes
Live Sports Streaming Yes

Mobile App Experience

The PointsBet app Canada is also a unique wagering platform. It has proven very popular among users, as it has a 4.7 out of 5 rating on both the App Store and Google Play. Many online sportsbooks have low scores on Google Play, but Android users seem to enjoy PointsBet Canada. We tested out the PointsBet Canada Sportsbook app on a lot of devices and found it to be very reliable and user friendly.

⭐ Apple App Store Score 4.6
⭐ Google Play Score 4.7

iOS PointsBet Canada App Review

"Great For UFC Fights"
"Great promos, solid app"
"Award for most glitchy app goes to PointsBet"

Android PointsBet Canada App Review

"Great place to make bets"
"Strong app functionality but lacks major features"
"Difficult to login and navigate"

PointsBet GeoComply

You must use a GeoComply plugin to prove you are located in a province in which PointsBet Canada is licensed and legal.

Quality of the Odds

The odds available at PointsBet are among the best on the market. It provides reduced juice -107 lines on pro football sides to beat rivals like DraftKings and FanDuel. The moneyline, futures and prop betting odds are also excellent. It has a range of unique markets, too, and it generally releases its lines early, so this is a great option for any Canadians seeking high-quality betting odds.

Notable Features

PointsBets' Canadian sportsbook offers a selection of features designed to enhance the user experience, such as the following:

Live Streaming

PointsBet has a superb live betting section, which covers a wide range of events each day. It also offers live streaming of multiple sporting events, including tennis, soccer, volleyball, table tennis and esports, courtesy of a partnership with Betgenius.

Cash Out

You can cash out your live wagers early at PointsBet. This allows you to either grab a profit, or cut your losses if your bet isn't looking great. You can also choose partial cash out, whereby you take some profit and leave the rest riding on the bet.

Same Game Parlays

There is a sophisticated same game parlay builder tool at PointsBet. It is available on several sports, including football and basketball.

Name a Bet

If you cannot find a market you want to bet on, simply head to the “Name a Bet” section and request odds on it. The team will price it up for you.

Understanding Betting Options

As previously mentioned, this book offers more betting options than any other operator, thanks to its PointsBetting markets and its “Name a Bet” feature.

Minimum Bet

Each PointsBetting and fixed-odds market has different minimum limits, which will be shown on the bet slip.

Maximum Bet

The maximum bet also varies from one market to the next. The maximum you can win in the United States is US$500,000 on an NFL wager and US$250,000 on NHL games.

Reduced Juice

PointsBet offers reduced juice sides on football games, and it generally provides very attractive odds.

Deposit & Withdrawal Methods at PointsBet

PointsBet Canada provides customers with a reasonably broad selection of convenient deposit and withdrawal options.

PointsBet Canada Payout Options

💳 PointsBet PayPal Withdrawal Time Same Day
💳 PointsBet Online Banking Withdrawal Time 1-3 Business Days
💳 PointsBet Skrill Withdrawal Time Instantly at Participating ATMs

Depositing Money

PointsBet Canada payments via online banking, PayNearMe, Interac e-transfer, ACH/e-check and credit and debit cards.

Withdrawing Money

PointsBet Canada has a reputation for paying out in full and on time. You will be presented with a few different PointsBet Canada withdrawal options, such as online bank transfers, e-wallets. You can contact the PointsBet Canada customer service team to discuss a PointsBet Canada payout.

How Does PointsBet Canada Payout?

The PointsBet payout times vary, but it generally takes a day or two to process payout requests.

PointsBet Sportsbook Canada Provinces Restrictions

PointsBet Canada is now live and available to Ontario sports betting fans. Ontario is the first province to offer single-game sports betting through private operators (the government's Proline+ website had been the only option since August 27, 2021.

PointsBet Canada will also launch in:

We will keep you posted with regulatory developments, so bookmark Bookies.com and return for updates.

PointsBet Sportsbook Customer Support

The PointsBet Canada customer service team is available 24/7 via live chat or email. The agents are quick to respond to requests and we found that they provided clear, helpful answers when we tested out the service. There is not currently a phone line, but the live chat options works well and there is a large FAQ section.

Safety and Security

PointsBet has been operating popular websites and apps around the world for several years and it has not run into any security issues. It uses a strong firewall and advanced encryption software to protect customers. Just make sure you choose a secure password and keep it safe.

Our Verdict of PointsBet Sportsbook

PointsBet Canada is an excellent option for all sports bettors in Ontario. There are no real weaknesses. It uses very sophisticated proprietary technology, which results in a strong user experience. The odds are consistently above average. There are likely to be large bonuses and a loyalty program (you'll have to opt in to view any offers). It also provides more betting options than any rivals, along with 24/7 customer support, watertight security and reliable payouts, so it should prove very popular in Canada.

PointsBet Ontario Sportsbook App

The Pointsbet Sportsbook Ontario app has launched and is available for download on both iOS and Android operating systems through the App Store and the Google Play Store, respectively.

PointsBet Canada Online Casino

PointsBet Canada has an online casino alongside the sportsbook. It offers a variety of slots, virtual table games, video poker games and live dealer games.

PointsBet Sportsbook Canada FAQs

Is PointsBet sportsbook legal in Canada?

Yes, PointsBet Ontario is now live in Ontario. PointsBet Ontario is regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

What is the best bonus code for PointsBet sportsbook in Canada?

We aren't sure what the welcome offer will be, but we know you'll have to opt in to view the offer, per Ontario iGaming laws.

What is PointsBet like for hockey betting?

PointsBet is great for hockey betting. It covers NHL and KHL action, along with a variety of leagues from across Europe. The odds are competitive and it provides a peerless breadth of wagering options, so we highly recommend the app and website for hockey fans.

Can you redeem a bonus code on the PointsBet Canada mobile app?

All bonus offers are available via the PointsBet Canada betting app and the promo code GAMBLING2.

Does PointsBet match deposits for new Canadian customers?

There could be a new user offer, however, we aren't allowed to discuss the terms in this space (by Ontario iGaming law).

About the Author

Martin Green for Bookies.com
Martin Green
Martin Green spent five years working at William Hill before becoming a journalist in 2009. He began working as a sports writer and professional tipster in 2014.