The start of summer means time for barbecues, water activities, and driving with the windows down. For NJ online sportsbooks, it’s the slowest season of the year, with most players holding their bankrolls and picks for the start of football.
PointsBet online sports betting site is not content to enjoy a leisurely summer. Not only it is winter where they’re from (Australia), they’ve worked to make their name in the U.S. as innovative marketers, offering unique plays to bettors.
With their new promotion, they’ve actually taken a tried-and-true industry concept and put a modern spin on it. For years, players have been able to walk into betting shops, propose a wager, get it priced, and walk out with a ticket.
Name A Bet – You Name The Bet, PointsBet will price it
The advent of social media means players can do that from virtually wherever (as long as it’s in regulated New Jersey, where the site operates).
How ‘Name A Bet’ Works
If you follow any of our awesome social media accounts (like @PlayNJ, @PlayUSA, @TheLines, or even my @CerinoRoyale), just hit us up with your idea. PointsBet will see it, price it, and offer it. Simple as that.
Think Mets’ rookie Pete Alonso will take the Phils deep at Citizens’ Bank Park? #NameABet for the number of homers and the game day.
Think Alex Morgan can add to her 5 goals in group play Monday when the US faces Spain in the Round of 16? Just #NameABet and PointsBet will give you the price.
Does Christian Pusilic have another two-assist night up his sleeve when the US faces Panama in their last Gold Cup group stage match? Just #NameABet and make it happen.
Action is going on most summer contests, from the knockout stages of Copa America to the NBA Summer League action. That’s right #NameABet on your favorite under-the-radar draft pick or UDFA and get a price. No judgement, no problem.
This is a really unique way for us to interact with our beloved readership and find out what you’re following in the summer months. Instead of push notifications or emails about “odds boosts”, you’re the boss.
Other PointsBet Offers
If you’re not so adventurous, don’t worry, PointsBet still wants to get you in the game.
Here are some of the big offerings during the summer:
MLB Early Payout: Your money-line bet is an automatic winner if the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets, and Phillies take a three-run lead at any time in a game. No worrying about staying up late or bullpen implosions. Max bet $100.
Let It Fly Fridays: PointsBet will pick teams and games on Thursday night. For a $20 or more money line bet, every home run the designated player hits means a $20 bonus bet for your account! This is great for players who like player prop bets or mix their game bets with DFS action.
“Next Game” Tennis: Place a bet on any “Next Game” for in-game tennis and get a matched bet for any future tennis action, up to $20.
PointsBet is looking to build their reputation among players during the slower season. They’ll certainly be active during the British Open, Wimbledon, and the other big events leading to the return of football in August. Enjoy the warm weather and this hot action!