Pinnacle Sports is an online sportsbook, casino, poker room and racebook using Proprietary software licensed in Curacao. The site supports both downloadable software and the ability to place a wager without a download.
The first thing you see when you visit the website of Pinnacle Sportsbook is a huge table listing all of the events on which wagers can be placed. That's how Pinnacle operates – they're simple and to-the-point, not messing around with bells and whistles when what is really important is the betting. This makes Pinnacle Sportsbook the ideal site for professional gamblers, though it is equally well-suited to casual betters who just want to get down to business.
The event coverage at Pinnacle Sportsbook is quite good. All the big ones are of course available, like Baseball, Basketball, Football, Tennis, Golf, Horses, Soccer, and Boxing. But they go further than this normal set of events and offer a special category called "Other Sports", where special games like Handball, Nascar, Cycling, and Darts can be bet upon. Non-sport events are occasionally available, but they come and go – the focus here is definitely on sports.
Bet types are very standard, with Outright Win being the most common wager being placed. The mechanics of the website making betting very easy – just pick an event, pick a wager type, and you're almost there. Pinnacle's focus on simplicity means no Live betting, which is the only feature I really miss when playing here. Otherwise the selection is good, and is always more than sufficient to cover most player's needs.
Bonuses are strong but don't come about very often. New players get a 10% match on their first deposit up to $500, which is good if you can afford to deposit $5000 at once. A rebate of 5% will be paid on all Win, Place and Show wagers on horse races. Most bonuses, however, are related strictly to the Casino or Poker portions of the website, like the 0.3% cash back offer on all money wagered at the casino. The site has a VIP Club, but only for the Poker section. It seems the Sportsbook is left out of most bonuses, but really this is just a result of Pinnacle trying to stick to the basics and offer sports wagers, plain and simple.
I've played here for years, and I can honestly say I don't miss the lack of flourishes here. It's not my main Sportsbook, but I use Pinnacle when I know exactly what I want to wager. Otherwise, if I'm just in the mood to gamble a little, I might go elsewhere to browse around. Ultimately it comes down to personal preference, but the style of gambling offered at Pinnacle Sportsbook will definitely appeal to many players, especially regular or professional gamblers who can't be bothered by all the extras. Of course, the same reasons make the site great for beginners, since it's so straightforward and simple to use.
In the end, you will just need to try it out for yourself. The site has a strong reputation as being safe and fair, so I have no problems recommending it to anyone. It's a strong Sportsbook, and though it lacks some of the extras that other sites might offer, the core remains solid, making it a great place to wager on your favorite sporting events safely.
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