PointsBet Is Giving CB Readers The Opportunity To Create Your Own Bets

PointsBet Name Your Bet

The fine folks over at PointsBet are allowing Crossing Broad readers to create their own bets, which they will then review and offer actual odds on which you can bet. This is an offshoot of their popular “Name-A-Bet” feature, which allows you to tweet them (@PointsBetUSA) and suggest something you’d like to see odds on.

They’ve reached out to us to garner the best from Philly fans.

What PointsBet can offer odds on

Anything where a sports outcome can be measured through play on the field or court (ex: Number of Ben Simmons three-point attempts next season). You can combine multiple events into a suggested parlay (Ben Simmons three-point attempts + Kyle O’Quinn dunks). Futures odds (Joel Embiid wins MVP or Fletcher Cox wins Defensive Player of the Year).

What PointsBet cannot offer odds on

While they may offer these for entertainment purposes on Twitter, PointsBet cannot offer odds on things that can be influenced by insiders. Despite being fodder for Twitter debate, things like a game’s National Anthem length are generally off-limits to the New Jersey DGE, but feel free to suggest anything that has a definable outcome.

Ideas we’ve come up with

  • Will Markelle Fultz start an NBA game in October?
  • Over-under Ben Simmons three-point attempts in October (3)
  • Over-under Bryce Harper longest home run distance (470 ft)
  • Nick Foles-Carson Wentz TD passes spread
  • Over-under DeSean Jaccson touchdown distance (80 yds)
  • Over-under number of games Carson Wentz plays (13.5)
  • More HRs: Harper or Machado
  • Over/under number of games Joel Embiid plays (63.5)
  • Over/under on Carter Hart wins (35.5)

How it works

Fill out this form without something Philly sports related you’d like to see odds:

I’m sure the comments on this, which will come from three people commenting under 19 different handles, will be something like “oh Kyle so many sports betting posts what has this site become?” You’ll also notice there is only one ad on site – a direct ad from AmeriGas to promote their new Cynch propane delivery service (brilliant!) – no surveys, no pop-ups, almost no more t-shirt hawking. And the site loads faster. And there’s more and better content than ever, with three writers credentialed to cover the Phillies, Flyers and Sixers. And six podcasts. Visits are also higher than ever, with longer time on site, more pages per visit. And we’re also the regional leader in betting coverage in the biggest legal sports betting market in the country. Revenue is up, too. Enjoy the now-quickly loading pages when you click “comment” because ad networks are no longer bogging down the site. And then sign up for PointsBet  in New Jersey, because they’re awesome.

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24 Comments

  • Yo Kyle, July 9, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Blow me

    Reply
    • Kablooey July 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      And ad for some kind of Gas and ruin the ozone layer?

      I don’t want to be using no natural gas or propane to power anything.
      Not after those explosions in FL and the Philadelphia Refinery this year.

      Reply
  • Concerned July 9, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Kyle…I think you need to call 1-800-GAMBLER

    Reply
  • Reality July 9, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I think it cheapens your brand when you take on yet another online sports gambling site to promote. And then to add in a Propane company out of the blue? I know you should never say no to more revenue but long term you need to structure this much smarter.

    Reply
    • Kyle Scott July 9, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      This is such a dumb comment.

      Reply
    • Ron Salt July 9, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      Sorry bud, Kyle thinks short term only and doesn’t think about consequences
      to hiring certain people.
      I guess you can expect that from someone who got cajoled into buying into
      Uber and Lyft instead of Amazon, FaceBook and Shopify.

      That’s why no ‘article writer’ last more than 2 years
      and he offered that sloppy laughable 40K/60hrAWeek/3 yrs experience job
      a few months ago and keeps up with the myriad of gambling sites he hopes to
      make ‘redirect/click’ money on.

      Look at Jim Adaire. Went on to become a
      multi-millionare after he left a few summers ago.

      It’s a shame that he does’t have ‘big picture’ thinking and only
      cares about short term gain.

      I guess you have to when you have over 700K for 2 house mortagages
      and another 300+K in student loans.

      Crossing Broad used to be a well respected Irreverent Sport *BLOG*.
      Now its just a copy/paste website that posts news that arrived hrs or days earlier
      at some other site.

      Plus he shorted us on the Leslie Gudel articles he promised everyone.
      he suckered us good with that one.

      Reply
      • Kyle Scott July 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

        Not sure there is one accurate thing in that entire comment. But you seem to be paying close attention to the site you dislike.

        Reply
  • Tiger Beat Truther July 9, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I’m just here for the comments on this one.

    Reply
  • Hire me July 9, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    oh Kyle so many sports betting posts what has this site become?

    See I can copy and paste too!

    Reply
    • Kink-shaming in 2019 July 9, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      I guess it’s ok Kinkhead called me a “moron dork” bc Kyle apparently treats his audience with the same regard. Don’t you love how Special K here takes a dig at how “three people comment under 19 different handles” while bragging about the site supposedly doing well? Hey genius, if the site is doing so great, then why is it only the same three people commenting?

      Reply
      • Kyle Scott July 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        Commenters have nothing to do with the site’s success. Literally nothing. It represents less than .01% of the audience.

        Reply
        • Ok whatever but bring back Radio Wars July 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

          What about Radio Wars posts? Bc to the untrained eye, it would seem they garner like triple the comments of the betting advice and soccer posts. Is there a reason your staff doesn’t write the articles that we want to read?

          Reply
  • Any vids from the circle jerk at the cb office? July 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Fascinating pizza content!

    Reply
  • Kabe Gapler July 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I’m just here for the thick ropes.

    Reply
  • Vegas Vic July 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    @TheSharpPlays on twitter is a great follow for some free plays

    Reply
  • Tiger Beet Truther July 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Aw come one now kyle….lets be honest.

    ‘Regional Leader’
    What region exactly?
    You’re 2nd shore house in Jersey doesn’t coutn as a ‘region’

    Maybe you should back up you claims with actual numbers and facts and not ‘claims’.
    o) visit numbers?
    o) on site time numbers?
    o) page visits?
    make sure to break this down to include separate number for people that simply skip article and
    to right to leaving comments.
    o) what ‘region’ exactly
    o) break down the plodcast numbers also
    o) ‘revenue’..please break it down to include fake shirts income

    You got rid of the ad networks because you weren’t making any money off of them.
    You’re not that dumb.

    Reply
    • Good lord July 9, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      Koo koo.

      Dude is an obsessed wreck. What a freak.

      Reply
      • Sherri Lewis called .. July 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm

        ..she wants you to stop making sock puppets look bad

        Reply
  • Charlie Manual Laborer July 9, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I’m just jealous Kyle. I know all you’re trying to do is make a buck and own a bunch of shit like everyone else
    in a capitalist society.
    Still. If you would have got in on Shopify when i said you’d be up over 200$ a share.

    Reply
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  • TS July 9, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Legit betting prop: Who will win the democratic primary? 20 jabrones to get odds on. I know, it will be a while to see who wins but it should be interesting from a betting standpoint

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    Newsflash, PointsBet is allowing degenerate gamblers to part with their money in new and creative ways!

    What garbage. Do better.

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