PointsBet vs BetOnline 2020

Is PointsBet better than BetOnline? After scoring sportsbooks in ten areas for our 2019 review, PointsBet is better than BetOnline. PointsBet delivers a brand new way of betting to the United States, and dang does it deliver.

Ratings

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Overall 4.5 3.5
Sports Offered 4 5
Overall 4.5 3.5
Sports Offered 4 5
Bets Offered 4.5 5
Odds -1 4.5
Banking Options and Fees 4 2.5
Live Betting 3 3.5
Mobile Betting 4.5 2
Ease of Use 3.5 3
Customer Service 3.5 3.5
Education and Research 4 3.5
Reputation 3.5 2.5

US Regulated Vs Offshore

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
US Regulated Sportsbook (legal)
Yes No
Offshore Sportsbook (illegal)
No Yes
Online Availability - New Jersey
Yes No
Online Availability - West Virginia
No No
US Regulated DFS Company
No No
Online Availability - Pennsylvania
No No
Online Availability - Iowa
Yes No
Online Availability - Nevada
No No
Online Availability - Rhode Island
No No
Online Availability - Indiana
No No
Online Availability - Oregon

Sports Offered

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Total Sports Offered
16 23
Baseball (MLB)
Yes Yes
Baseball (International)
No Yes
Basketball (NBA)
Yes Yes
Basketball (WNBA)
No Yes
Basketball (NCAA)
Yes Yes
Basketball (International)
No Yes
Boxing
Yes Yes
Cricket
Yes Yes
Cycling
Yes No
Darts
Yes No
E-Sports
No Yes
Football (NFL)
Yes Yes
Football (CFL)
Yes Yes
Football (NCAA)
Yes Yes
Golf (PGA)
Yes Yes
Handball
No Yes
Hockey (NHL)
Yes Yes
Hockey (International)
No Yes
Horse Racing
No Yes
MMA (UFC)
Yes Yes
Motor Sports (NASCAR)
Yes Yes
Rugby (League)
No Yes
Rugby (Union)
Yes Yes
Soccer (EPL)
Yes Yes
Soccer (Premier League)
Yes Yes
Soccer (MLS)
Yes Yes
Softball
No Yes
Tennis
Yes Yes
Volleyball
No Yes

Bets Offered

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Cash Out Feature
Yes No
Asian Handicaps
No No
Futures
Yes Yes
If-Bets
No Yes
Rolling If-Bets
No Yes
Moneyline
Yes Yes
Parlay
Yes Yes
Pleaser
No Yes
Props
Yes Yes
Reverse
No Yes
Round Robin
No Yes
Spread
Yes Yes
Teaser
No Yes
Total (Over/Under)
Yes Yes
Free Contests (DFS Only)
No No
Private Leagues (DFS Only)
No No
Public Leagues (DFS Only)
No No
Beginner Contests (DFS Only)
No No
Head to Head Contests (DFS Only)
No No
50/50 Contests (DFS Only)
No No
Beat the Score Contests (DFS Only)
No No
Tournaments (DFS Only)
No No

Live Betting

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Total Live Betting Sports Offered
8 8
Match Tracker
No No
Alpine Skiing
No No
Badminton
No No
Baseball
Yes Yes
Basketball
Yes Yes
Cricket
No Yes
E-Sports
No No
Football
Yes Yes
Golf
Yes Yes
Handball
No No
Hockey
Yes Yes
MMA
Yes No
Rugby
No No
Soccer
Yes Yes
Tennis
Yes Yes
Volleyball
No No

Education and Research

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Articles/News
Yes No
Explanation of Bets
Yes Yes
Glossary
No Yes
Statistics (Teams)
No No
Statistics (Players)
No No
Lineup Tool (DFS Only)
No No

Banking - Deposits

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Total Deposit Methods
4 4
No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees
Yes No
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card
$5/Varies $50/$500
PayPal
No No
Deposit Min/Max - PayPal
N/A

Banking - Withdrawals

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Total Withdrawal Methods
2 6
No Withdrawal Fees - Check
Yes No
Check Payout Speed is < 10 days
Yes Yes
Withdrawal Min/Max - Check
$5/Varies $500/$2,500
Withdrawal Min/Max - PayPal
N/A

Customer Service

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
Email Support
Yes Yes
Email Support Speed
Yes Yes
Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
Live Chat Support Availability
Yes Yes
Phone Support
No Yes

Mobile Betting

Feature PointsBet BetOnline
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Website Functionality
Yes Yes
After six months and hundreds of hours of researching different sportsbooks, the BettingBuck.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two sportsbooks, we will now compare BetOnline vs PointsBet.

First, we will compare whether or not each sportsbook is regulated by a US governing body PointsBet is a legal US sportsbook, while BetOnline is an offshore sportsbook. Now, we can compare the odds between each sportsbook. Odds, or the vig, is what the sportsbook charges you to place your bet. To compile rankings, we examined odds for spread, moneyline, and total markets for seven different leagues, covering over 100 games for each league. PointsBet received a rating of N/A stars over BetOnline's 4.50 stars.

Odds aside, we can now compare educational features. Bettors new to sports betting will want high-quality education informing them of what different betting markets are available and how to bet them. BetOnline and PointsBet both have educational pages explaining the basics of sports betting. Next, comparing the total number of sports offered, BetOnline takes bets on 23 sports while PointsBet takes bets on16 sports, a difference of 7 sports. Diving into poplar features, some bettors desire the ability to cash in tickets early, a live match tracker that updates ball position when live betting, and banking with PayPal PointsBet has the early cash out feature, BetOnline doesn't. Neither BetOnline and PointsBet offer a live match tracker for live betting. BetOnline nor PointsBet offers PayPal as a banking option.

Overall, between BetOnline and PointsBet, PointsBet is the winner.

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