Pinnacle review

Pinnacle are an extremely interesting brand to review as if you ever talk to a smart sports bettor they will tell you that they have an account with Pinnacle. Pinnacle was founded in 1998 and while Sportsbooks were competing with each other on offering welcome offers and sponsoring Football Teams, Pinnacle decided to offer customers lower betting margins. Pinnacle have kept the same strategy today, they are very low key – you won’t see flashy banners and big sponsorship deals – you won’t find any bonuses but you will get great odds and if you are a winning punter they will still allow you to bet.

classic sportsbook layout
Clear, simple and effective layout. Pinnacle’s homepage.

Welcome Offer

None – and to be fair they don’t really need one!

Odds and Markets

Pinnacle offers excellent value on Asian Handicap, American Sports and Football betting. They consistently bet to very low margins meaning that customers are consistently getting best value on their bets.

By default, when searching for a match at Sport level you can see the Match Odds, Handicap Line and Overs/Unders line of the event. It’s important to note here that that Handicap and Overs/Unders are Asian Handicap lines, meaning that this site is not for betting ‘novices’ and targeted at experienced bettors.

A potential downside is Pinnacle do not cater for most of the recreational markets that many ‘new age’ punters are looking for and for top football matches you won’t find many more than 20 markets offered for a top football match.

Pinnacle were one of the first to offer esports betting and their betting coverage on it is excellent. They dedicate a separate page on the website to esports and it is excellent.

main reasons to join Pinnacle
Pinnacle give bettors more, we can’t argue with that.

Live Betting

Their Live (in-play) betting is average – Pinnacle do not have a separate Live Betting page. By default, when clicking on a sport to bet on you will see live betting matches first and the markets offered are minimal with basic visuals to help you keep up to date on the latest score of the game you are betting on.

Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

Deposit methods include: Visa, Bitcoin, Bank Transfer, Ecopayz, Entropay, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Trustly, WebMoney.

Withdrawal methods include: Visa, Bitcoin, Bank Transfer, Ecopayz, Entropay, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Trustly, WebMoney.

Other Features and Facts

Pinnacle are renowned for allowing customers to be able to bet consistently at high levels which is testament to the skills of the traders working there and the confidence that they have in their betting lines. You can see the maximum limits on the betslip next to the selection that you place.

The way it works is that when Pinnacle publish odds on their website they do so but adjust the betting limits low which allows punters to shape the markets for them. This is when ‘sharp’ bettors get their bets on. Closer to kick off they will progressively increase the betting limits on the game and before kick off the highest betting limits will be in place.

If you are an experienced Sports Bettor, you will realise that with such an aggressive odds policy, Pinnacle helps open the door to arbitrage situations using Pinnacle and another Sportsbook. While most Sportsbooks will take a negative view to the fact that you might be using them to bet in arbitrage situations, Pinnacle do not share the same view and will allow you to continue betting. In their own words Pinnacle’s views is: ‘As long as bettors abide by our general rules, we accept the bets and don’t discriminate whatever the motivation – we manage odds, not players’.

Mobile App – No
Live Streaming – No
License – Curacao and Malta
Live Chat – Yes
24/7 support – Yes
Statistics – Yes
Virtuals – Yes

 

Reasons to sign up:

  • Site for Professional Gamblers
  • Overall best industry odds
  • Excellent betting limits
  • Winners are welcome

To sign up to Pinnacle, click here to get started with them.

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