Name Your Own Bet at PointsBet

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass against the Cincinnati Bengals. David Eulitt/Getty Images/AFP

PointsBet is offering new customers a pair of risk-free bets worth up to $2,000. When you open a new account, your first fixed odds bet is risk-free up to $500. That means if you win, you keep whatever you earned, but if you lose, you get your stake back to try again. 

You also get a risk-free bet in the site’s PointsBetting market worth up to $1,500. PointsBetting is PointsBet’s innovative market that increases the amount won or lost based on the margin of victory. If you bet $5 that Stephen Curry will score more than 20 points in an NBA Finals game, you get $5 for every point over 20 he gets, and you lose $5 for every point under 20 he ends up with. 

But what if you can’t find any wager on the board worth your time and money? Not to worry. PointsBet allows you to create your own bet. 

Name Your Bet

Just suggest a potential wager to PointsBet and, assuming it’s approved, the site’s traders will price it for you, and you can put down your money to bet on it happening. 

Some of the examples PointsBet has suggested include “will the White Sox win more times than the Cubs in the next 10 games?” and “Will Lee Westwood finish in the top 10 at his next tournament – but not win?” 

Fine Print

The suggested wager needs to be from the sports currently listed on the site. You can’t suggest a cheese wheel rolling wager or anything. But you can mix and match sports. One example on the site is “Will Rory McIlroy’s longest drive at the Waste Management Open exceed Patrick Mahomes’ passing yards at the Super Bowl?“

You can also mix and match teams. “Either USC or UCLA will cover the spread” is an example of an approved bet. 

Suggestions must be made at least two hours before game time. Bet suggestions that will not get priced include “Single Game Parlays, Parlays that can be built on site, or very obscure requests.”