How to Bet Responsibly at PointsBet

Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Fact checked by:
Paruyr Shahbazyan
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2024, 8:09 PM

This guide is your ultimate resource for navigating the world of online sports betting with PointsBet in the United States and Canada. Whether you're a seasoned bettor or new to the game, our guide, crafted from real experiences and detailed research, provides step-by-step instructions and valuable insights to enhance your betting experience.

We'll walk you through the essential processes of registering an account, exploring the diverse betting markets available, and understanding the nuances of placing bets. Furthermore, we'll guide you on how to manage your funds effectively, covering both deposit and withdrawal procedures. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to bet confidently and responsibly at PointsBet Sportsbook.

How to Sign Up at PointsBet

To become a user at PointsBet the sportsbook has a straightforward sign-up process that shouldn’t take most users more than a couple minutes to complete.

  1. Visit the PointsBet website and click the red “Sign Up” button at the top right of the screen.
  2. Choose your state: In the U.S. you’ll first choose your state.
  3. Bonus Code: All new users will see the bonus code “WELCOME” but if you have a different code this is the stage to enter it.
  4. Create Account: Enter your first and last name, email and select “continue”.
  5. Personal Details: Select your title (Mr, Ms, Mrs, Other, N/A), provide your date of birth, the last 4 digits of your SSN, and your telephone number. You can also click on enabling multi-factor authentication..
  6. Address: Enter your address.
  7. Password Creation: Set a secure password.
  8. Agreements: Acknowledge and agree to the privacy policy, terms and conditions, SMS communications, and marketing preferences.
  9. Legal Compliance: Confirm your legal age and declare any affiliations that might restrict your betting activities.

How to Bet at PointsBet Sportsbook

To make a bet at PointsBet, follow these steps:

  1. Select a Sport: Choose from the list of sports and events on the left side in an expandable menu.
  2. Explore Markets: The site's layout is clean and uncluttered, with promotions and featured betting markets easily accessible.
  3. Choose a Game: Select from the available games.
  4. Pick a Bet Type: Choose your preferred bet type (e.g., Moneyline, Spread, Over/Under).
  5. Add to Bet Slip: The bet will be added to your slip on the right side.
  6. Enter Bet Amount: In the bet slip, input your wager amount.
  7. Place Bet: Review and confirm your bet.

Withdrawing Your Funds at PointsBet

Withdrawing funds from your PointsBet account is designed for ease and flexibility. PointsBet processes transactions continuously, with a general timeframe of 1-5 business days for completion. However, the actual time it takes for funds to reach you may vary depending on the withdrawal method you choose. Some options may facilitate quicker access to your funds, while others might take a bit longer. This allows you to select the method that best suits your needs and preferences, ensuring a smooth and convenient withdrawal experience.

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Meet Our Authors

Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen

Sol's interest in sports was sparked at a young age, inspired by athletes such as Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. This early fascination evolved into a deep-seated passion, guiding him toward a career in sports journalism in 2007. Over the years, Sol has contributed numerous articles and reviews to various online platforms, sharing his knowledge and perspectives.

Central to Sol's approach is his dedication to honesty, especially regarding sports betting platforms. He believes in providing bettors with straightforward and detailed reviews, distinguishing his work by avoiding the often overly positive spin on bonus offers and promotions. His commitment to truthfulness has made his reviews a reliable source for those seeking authentic advice and information, thereby earning him a reputation for integrity among his readers.

“In the world of sports betting, truth is more valuable than any bonus offer.”

Content Manager, OnlineCasinoReports2012-2021
Sports Journalist, Dottraffic2009-2011
Content Writer, HouseTech2007-2009
Cristina Varela Galan
Cristina Varela Galan
Problem Gambling Expert

Cristina used to work as a Psychology Assistant in the Bizkaia Pathological and Risky Gamblers Association. She was also part of a research team in Deusto University, specializing in pathological gambling area. While working there, she managed to develop her own project 

 “Exploring the association between emotional regulation, alexithymia, stressful life events and gambling in adolescent and young adult women”.

Paruyr Shahbazyan began his business career in 2000 as a private entrepreneur. Over thirteen years, he developed a deep understanding for business and leadership, laying a solid foundation for his professional journey.

In 2013, Paruyr stepped into the sports and betting industry as the founder and president of Bookmaker Rating. This online mass media platform, which he led until 2020, focused on providing in-depth analysis and insights in sports betting, earning a reputation for its quality content. 

Continuing his innovative approach in 2022, Paruyr co-founded Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol. This venture showcases his dedication to integrating advanced technology in the evolving landscape of sports betting. Through these diverse experiences, Paruyr has continuously influenced and shaped the betting industry, driving new trends and setting high standards.

Engaged in private entrepreneurship2000-2013
Founder and President at Bookmaker Rating, an online platform focused on sports and betting2013-2020
Co-founder at Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol2022

"Innovation in sportsbetting comes from a deep understanding of both technology and the human element of sports." 

- Paruyr Shahbazyan, Founder, RG


Principles and Ethics

Paruyr Shahbazyan's core beliefs lie in the power of informed decision-making and integrity in the betting industry. He understands that the foundation of successful betting is not just about odds and predictions, but also about the trust and reliability of the information provided. Paruyr advocates for a betting environment where transparency and knowledge are paramount, ensuring that bettors are well-equipped with accurate data and insights.

Strategic Vision

Paruyr's vision is to revolutionize the sports betting industry through the integration of technology. He sees the future of betting as a blend of traditional sports knowledge with innovative tech solutions, like decentralized protocols, to enhance user experience and fairness. His aim is to create platforms that are not only user-friendly but also uphold the highest standards of ethical betting, contributing to a more responsible and enjoyable betting culture.

Future Perspectives

Looking towards the future, Paruyr envisions a betting landscape that is more inclusive, technologically advanced, and globally connected. He anticipates a significant shift towards more decentralized and transparent betting systems, driven by blockchain technology. Paruyr is committed to being at the forefront of this change, continuously exploring new possibilities and innovations that can redefine what it means to engage in sports betting in a digital world. His focus is on building systems that prioritize user empowerment, fairness, and the global growth of the sports betting community.


Anna Kravtcova
Anna Kravtcova
Problem Gambling Expert

Ph.D. in organizational psychology, an internationally certified psychologist (EuroPsy 2022, Cognitive behavioural therapy of mindfulness 2020, International Society for Emotional Intelligence 2017, Russian Psychological society 2014, American Psychological Association(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologist) 2011), speaker of many international conferences (USA, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.). TEDx speaker.

Mike Rosenberg
Mike Rosenberg
Content Writer

Mike made the decision to dive headfirst into the booming world of sports betting fresh out of college. Back in the day, when 1-800 pick lines and sports pagers were all the rage, he couldn't resist the allure, having grown up idolizing sports legends like Sweetness, MJ, and Slammin Sammy. Mike dedicated his early years to the industry, tirelessly analyzing games, writing articles with free picks, and selling his expertise on reputable handicapping sites. Unlike many others, Mike was known for his integrity and only released one Game of the Year per sport, per season. His hard work and unwavering commitment paid off, earning him a devoted following and propelling his career to new heights. Then came the explosion of Daily Fantasy Sports. Believe it or not, companies like DraftKings and FanDuel used to pay Mike's company to increase their brand exposure. Now, those same industry giants don't even bother responding to his emails. While Mike appreciates the convenience of being able to place legal bets in his own backyard, he can't help but feel disheartened by what has become of the industry. People are being led astray, falsely believing that a mere $5 wager on a 20-team same-game-parlay will be their ticket to financial security. If there’s one thing Mike learned from making book back in the day, it’s that parlays are a bookie’s best friend. A bankroll is the only leg you have to stand on in the battle with the books, and Mike’s here to offer up advice on how to protect it.