PointsBet NJ today announced an update that will bring Face ID and Touch ID to their iOS app, along with pick-your-own bet options and cage deposits.
One of the more frustrating aspects of online sports betting in New Jersey is the constant need to log in to an app. This isn’t a feature of any particular sportsbook– rather it’s a function of regulatory requirements to assure apps aren’t being used by minors, among other security concerns.
With that level of security, however, comes the frustration of having to log in to an app you may have just used 20 minutes earlier. Face ID and Touch ID tools radically speed of this process – as anyone who uses it with a banking app knows – and now PointsBet will be able to do the same.
After you update the app and then sign in, you will be prompted if you would like to use a pin and Face ID. If you select yes to both of these options, you will then be able to use those methods to log in in the future.
Name A Bet
Now there is a “Name A Bet” tab which compiles markets from potential bets submitted by users to PointsBet. You can contact them through Twitter (@pointsbetusa) to offer up action, and they may choose to give you odds on it, which you can find under this tab in the app.
This is a really cool feature if there is something you want to bet on but don’t see it offered. Simply ask PointsBet and they may give you custom odds.
You can now do Meadowlands cage deposits and withdraws at PointsBet’s Meadowlands window. This is a big deal for those who have trouble making deposits or withdraws.
Improvements to payments screen
This is a bit more of a nebulous update, but anything to improve upon the deposit experience is welcomed. This has been a sticking point in New Jersey as some credit cards and banks don’t want to allow gambling transactions. PointsBet is doing their best to move the ball forward in this regard.
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