• Best odds
  • Best esport markets
  • Globally trusted site
  • Fast payouts
  • Many banking options

Pinnacle Sports Review

Founded back in 1998, Pinnacle Sports spent some years being considered as a “Betfair Alternative” and even a “Betfair Wannabe”, despite being founded two years before Betfair. Pinnacle Sports worked hard in those early days and it struggled to compete with the biggest bookmakers in the industry, but these days it has established itself as one of the best and is also currently one of the biggest.

One of the most notable things about Pinnacle Sports is the fact that it has a huge reach, with customers from over 100 different countries. This is an achievement that many of its rivals can only dream of, and it is why it has been estimated that Pinnacle Sports’ annual turnover is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Pros and Cons

  • Best odds
  • Best esport markets
  • Globally trusted site
  • Fast payouts
  • Many banking options
  • No new member bonus for small stake players
  • Confusing interface
  • Lack of support options

Betting Options

Being able to bet on esports might seem like a new thing, and to many bookmakers it is, but Pinnacle Sports have been offering odds on these markets for 5 years now, with the first esport markets created in 2010. Thanks to this early introduction, Pinnacle Sports know better than anyone just how quickly this industry has grown, with the money generated by their esport markets doubling in size every single year. In fact, it has been said that more money is placed on these markets than on global sports like rugby and golf.

Not only does this make Pinnacle Sports one of the best places to bet on esports, but thanks to the popularity that they have generated, Pinnacle Sports will be looking to increase the size of these markets, offering odds on more events and on more games.

Pinnacle Sports also has a number of markets on other sports, covering most global events. As you would expect, you can bet on pretty much anything, from top-flight soccer to part-time soccer, and from championship golf, snooker and darts, to amateur pool leagues. Pinnacle Sports also has a casino, which has been running for more than a decade now and offers games of blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, video poker and more. This is all pretty standard stuff, and is to be expected from an online gambling site these days, but the beauty of Pinnacle Sports is that it always goes the extra mile, offering bigger odds and more niche markets.

Customer Service

There are no black marks against Pinnacle Sport’s name when it comes to customer service. They are not as generous or as easy to reach as typical sportsbooks, and they certainly won’t throw free bets at you to keep you happy like a number of other sportsbooks, but they will deal with any issues you have promptly and professionally — what more could you ask for?

A gripe with their customer service is the fact that there are few options available. They have email and even regular mail, but no live chat or phone (that is publicly open). To meander this they do have an extensive online form to help answer the most common questions and you can get a hold of them using their online form, but in 2015 it is kinda weak not having live chat offered.

Deposits and Withdrawals

There is a huge selection of banking options on Pinnacle Sports, some of the most we have ever seen. These include everything you would expect to find, such as credit cards, debit cards and Neteller, along with methods that are used in specific countries only, such as China Banking for Chinese customers, iDebit for Canadian customers and POLi for Australian and New Zealand customers. This is proof if you needed it of Pinnacle Sport’s global reach, and of their willingness to appeal to all of their customers as individuals with different needs, instead of focusing on them as one whole.

Bonuses and Promotions

One of the reasons Pinnacle Sports struggled to get customers in the early days is because it refused to offer free bets and other bonuses. Instead, it reduced its margins, meaning that players were able to get higher returns. This benefited all players, but because the margins were so small, high rollers were the ones to benefit more, with the potential to earn hundreds, if not thousands more every day thanks to this simple change.

This rule still applies to this day, making Pinnacle Sports one of the best online bookmakers for those looking to bet big and win bigger. Little in the form of promotions, but better odds on average should be enough to those aiming to win in the long run.

Conclusion

Without a doubt the biggest plus of Pinnacle Sports, at least as far as we are concerned, is the fact that there are more esport markets here than anywhere else. Esport fans owe a great deal to Pinnacle Sports, because their choice to include esports back in 2010 — which seems like an eternity ago in this industry — has helped to advance these sports and to improve opportunities for players, fans and gamblers alike. Pinnacle Sports does not offer bonuses to new members, it doesn’t have a great deal on offer in terms of regular promotions and the site takes a little getting used to, but all of that aside, it’s hard to find fault.

It seems cruel to knock points off Pinnacle Sports for the lack of bonuses, considering that has always been their mission statement and it is one that many players appreciate, but you can’t ignore the fact that small and medium stake players will always prefer a generous new member bonus over the reduced fee system that Pinnacle Sports uses. For that reason alone, we give this bookmaker a smidgen less than full marks.

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Company Information

Website:
www.PinnacleSports.com
Founded:
1998
License:
Curacao and Malta
Mobile:
Yes
Rating:

Banking Options

Debit Card, Credit Card, Neteller, Skrill, Ukash, Paysafecard, Entropay, Bank Wire and Echeque

Languages

English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Czech, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew and Thai

Restriced Countries

USA, UK, France, Spain, Turkey, Singapore, North Korea and Netherland

Currencies

AUD, CAD, RMB, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, KRW, MYR, MXP, NOK, NZD, PLN, RUB, SGD, SEK, THB, TWD and USD

Contact Information

Email:
csd@pinnaclesports.com
Telephone:
No
Live Chat:
No
Social: