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PointsBet vs Golden Nugget 2021

Is Golden Nugget better than PointsBet? After scoring sportsbooks on over 100 different variables, PointsBet is better than Golden Nugget. PointsBet is going to be a game-changer for U.S. sports betting. The sportsbook combines traditional sports betting with a unique and, honestly, thrilling way to wager — points betting. With points betting your potential earnings (and losses) are multiplied by how many points you won or lost your bet. PointsBet is currently the only sportsbook in the U.S. that offers this twist on betting.


Ratings

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Overall 5 4
Sports & Bets Offered 5 4
Odds 4 4
Live Betting 3.5 3.5
Mobile Betting 5 3.5
Education 4.5 4

State Availability

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Colorado
Yes No
Illinois
Yes No
Indiana
Yes No
Iowa
Yes No
Michigan
Yes Yes
Nevada
No Yes
New Jersey
Yes Yes
New Hampshire
No No
Pennsylvania
No No
Tennessee
No No
West Virginia
No No
Virginia
No No

Sports Offered

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Total Sports Offered
18 15
Baseball (MLB)
Yes Yes
Basketball (NBA)
Yes No
Basketball (NCAA)
Yes Yes
Boxing
Yes Yes
Cricket
Yes Yes
Cycling
Yes Yes
Darts
Yes Yes
Football (NFL)
Yes Yes
Football (NCAA)
Yes Yes
Golf (PGA)
Yes Yes
Hockey (NHL)
Yes Yes
Horse Racing
No No
MMA (UFC)
Yes Yes
Motor Sports (NASCAR)
Yes Yes
Rugby (League)
No No
Rugby (Union)
Yes Yes
Soccer (EPL)
Yes Yes
Soccer (Premier League)
Yes Yes
Soccer (MLS)
Yes Yes
Softball
No No
Tennis
Yes Yes
Volleyball
No No

Odds Comparison

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
NFL Moneyline
Below Average Below Average
NFL Spread
Good Average
NFL Total
Average Average
NBA Moneyline
Average Average
NBA Spread
Best Good
NBA Total
Average Average
NHL Moneyline
Below Average Best
NHL Spread
Average Average
NHL Total
Good Average
Soccer Moneyline
Below Average Average
NCAAF Moneyline
Average Average
NCAAB Moneyline
Average Average
Odds 4 4

Bets Offered

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Cash Out Feature
Yes No
Futures
Yes Yes
Moneyline
Yes Yes
Parlay
Yes Yes
Props
Yes Yes
Reverse
No No
Round Robin
Yes Yes
Spread
Yes Yes
Teaser
Yes Yes
Total (Over/Under)
Yes Yes

Live Betting

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Baseball
Yes Yes
Basketball
Yes Yes
Cricket
No No
Football
Yes Yes
Golf
Yes Yes
Hockey
Yes Yes
MMA
Yes Yes
Rugby
No No
Soccer
Yes Yes
Tennis
Yes Yes

Education and Research

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Articles/News
Yes No
Explanation of Bets
Yes Yes
Glossary
Yes Yes
Team Statistics
No Yes
Players Statistics
No No
Lineup Tool (DFS Only)
No No

Banking - Deposits

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Minimum Deposit
$5 $10
Total Deposit Methods
4 9
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card
$5/Varies $20/$25,000
Deposit Min/Max - PayPal
$5/Varies $10/$1500
PayPal
No Yes
Deposit - Debit/Credit Card
Yes Yes
Deposit - Online Bank Transfer (ACH)
Yes Yes

Banking - Withdrawals

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
Minimum Withdrawal
None Listed $10
Total Withdrawal Methods
2 8
Withdrawal Min/Max - PayPal
$5/Varies $10/N/A
Withdrawal - Online Bank Transfer (ACH)
Yes Yes
Withdrawal - PayPal
Yes Yes
Withdrawal - Prepaid Gift Card
Yes Yes

Customer Service

Feature PointsBet Golden Nugget
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 Golden Nugget
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Website Functionality
Yes Yes
The Moneyline.com team spent months and hundreds of hours assessing different sportsbooks for betting on sports online in the US. In total, 150 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Golden Nugget vs PointsBet.

Is Golden Nugget or PointsBet better for beginners?
PointsBet is better for first-time bettors than Golden Nugget. PointsBet provides bettors Articles/News, Explanation of Bets and Glossary.

Which sportsbook offers better odds: Golden Nugget or PointsBet?
To give each sportsbook an odds rating over 10,000 data points from over 1,000 games across 23 sportsbooks were collected. We assessed spread, moneyline, and total odds to provide a single star rating for odds. Both Golden Nugget and PointsBet hold a 4.00 star rating. The odds comparison table earlier in the page breaks down how both sportsbooks ranked in each sport.

Does Golden Nugget or PointsBet offer a wider range of sports and bets?
PointsBet boasts an offering of 18 available sports compared to Golden Nugget's 15 available sports. offers bettors access to Moneyline, Spread, Parlay, Props, Futures and Total (Over/Under) bets. PointsBet has the early cash out feature, Golden Nugget doesn't. Early cash outs are when a sportsbook allows bettors to cash in a ticket before the game ends to secure a win or minimize a loss.

What about Golden Nugget vs PointsBet customer support?
offers bettors Email Support and Live Chat Support. Email support usually replies within 48 hours, while live chat support is instant.

Overall winner: PointsBet

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