Pinnacle Review

Last updated October 2, 2017
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Notes from the Editor

Pinnacle Sports is not your average sportsbook. They do things differently. Magic Johnson played point guard at 6’9” and changed the game with his ability to rebound and post up as a guard, while setting up teammates at the size of a power forward. Like Magic, Pinnacle is special and elite.

Pinnacle bonuses

  • Signup bonus: None.
  • Reload bonus: None.
  • Refer-a-friend: None.
  • Casino: 0.3% cashback on all bets placed.

There was no discounted admission to watch Magic play. He brought the total package every night and you got your money’s worth even when paying full price. Pinnacle has such confidence in their product, they do not offer incentives to join. People looking for a site with high limits and great odds are going to chose Pinnacle and those seeking big bonuses will not. It is rather simple, either their site is good enough for you to forgo the extras you might get elsewhere, or it isn’t and you should sign up with one of their competitors.

Banking

  • Minimum deposit: $10
  • Payment options: Credit Card, Bank Wire, Debit Card, Bank Transfer, Moneybookers, Neteller, WebMoney, ClickandBuy, Idebit, POLi
  • Supported currencies: USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CAD, RMB, CZK, DKK, HKD, JPY, MYR, MXP, NZD, NOK, PLN, RUB, SGB, KRW, SEK, TWD, THB

Deposits:

Depending upon what currency you chose, the ways to fund your account vary. That said, the options are vast, and fee free in most cases. Some methods allow you to start with as little as $10, while $25 is the norm for credit card payments. Bank transfers, and debit options are also available. The process is simple, easy and quick.

Payouts:

A minimal fee, usually between $15-$30 is tacked on to most payout methods, and you can get a payment instantly. Bank transfers, skrill, and clickandbuy are among the various ways to get paid. They are very reliable and speedy with withdrawals. Maximum payouts vary by method but most can be extremely high compared to industry standards.

Customer service

  • Service hours: 24/7
  • Contact number: None
  • Live chat: None
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Norwegian, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Finnish, Swedish, Hebrew, Thai, Japanese, Polish, French

Also very different than virtually all other sportsbooks, customer service is only available via a messaging system very much like email. They offer a laundry list of helpful hints about a wide variety of topics, but there is no phone or chat support available. The note system is generally fairly fast and helpful. While occasionally it would be nice to have an assist, let’s be honest, how often do you vitally need to call your sportsbook? Their customer support is available without a huge loss of time, it just takes getting used to a different method you are forced to engage with if you need help.

Sportsbook features

  • Live betting: Yes
  • Additional features: The racebook was eliminated several years ago after declining interest and that allowed the site to dedicate more resources to other niche sports. Their casino is fun with a good selection of slots, video, and card games. The live casino consists of Roulette, Hold’em, Bacarat, and Blackjack. They offer a standard cash back program for casino losses.

Like Magic during his prime, there are certainly rivals, but Pinnacle is either the best sportsbook in the world or as good as anyone else. If you are looking for selection, they have every sport, major and minor, covered. Bet on the NFL, or Ski Jumping. Make a wager on the NBA, or Badminton. They have a very large section dedicated to eSports and are the industry leader with both odds and selection. Speaking of numbers, Pinnacle is without rival when it comes to limits. No site on the web takes larger bets. They welcome professionals, and embrace arbitrage. Shop for lines, drop a dime, win a fortune with no risk of getting getting booted out. On World Cup games Pinnacle took bets up to $1 million. As for the payouts, they have the best odds. NFL games are frequently offered at -105 for both teams and college football can be found near the same vig. If you bet with any sort of volume or stakes, reducing the takeout is better than any bonus you’ll ever find. Furthermore, they pay out better than industry average on parlays and teasers. Pinnacle is a sportsbook for people who take gambling seriously and understand how limits, vig, and selection impact your bankroll month to month. As you would expect from a site that recognizes the importance of their industry, they have a large selection of in-game wagering, an easy to use platform, and frequent articles that are more than just filler. The articles offer some good points and handicapping analysis.

Website UI and UX

  • Ease of use for betting: Sleek & simple interface.
  • Mobile betting: Great mobile-optimized site. Very easy to navigate between sports.

Pinnacle run a super clean and slick website, with a simple UI and great live betting, it’s one of the best around.

Like the rest of their site, Pinnacle’s mobile platform is set up nicely. In-game wagering from the mobile app is quite addictive and can actually be profitable – unlike some sites where in game wagering is a suckers game nine times out of ten due to the limited odds on offer. Accounts can be funded from mobile, casino is available, and you can pull up the site and start building your betting ticket before even logging in.

License jurisdiction

  • Location: Curacao
  • Established year: 1998