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Pinnacle Sports review

( review written on 05/01/2007, 2. revision )

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Pinnacle Sports formerly known as Planet Pinnacle was founded in 1998 and in a short time has become one of the worlds leading international bookies. It has thousands od satisfied customers from over 100 countries. As Pinnacle often states Pinnacle Sports is bookmaker founded by experts for experts.

Company Info & Contact information

Pinnacle Sports is a fully licensed sportsbook on the island of Curacao. Curacao is considered one of the preferred locations for offshore bookmakers. The license is issued by the Government of the Netherlands Antilles, which is also the regulating body (department of Justice) for the gaming industry. Pinnacle also holds a UK bookmakers permit issued to UK company Pinnacle Sports Bookmakers (UK) Ltd on April 5th 2004 and is regulated by the laws of the United Kingdom.

Pinnacle Sports Worldwide
c/o Holiday Beach Hotel & Casino
Pater Euwensweg 31
Willemstad, Curacao
Netherlands Antilles

or UK based company:
Pinnacle Sports
12 Penton Place, Alberta House
London, United Kingdom

Customer Service e-mail: csd @ pinnaclesports . com
Inquiries about new account opening can be directed to:
crd @ pinnaclesports . com or call at (+) 599-9-4338725.

Web Site?

Web site is very plain, but nevertheless effective in marketing an exceptional and respectful bookie for serious punters. You won't see colorful graphics, dynamic menus or any fashionable effects on Pinnacle web site, just a modest front end for providing an excellent betting content.

Navigation is simple and positioned on the left side of page. The content of front page is largely occupied with betting options and you can easily see what events are available for wagering, what's currently unavailable and what's coming soon. When you move to other pages wagering menu will be displayed on top of page.

Odds format can be switched between Decimal or American format.

Web site is translated in 15 languages: English International and English North American, two Chinese, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Tai.

Pinnacle also offers Casino content on their site.

Offer and Odds?

Odds are the biggest and most important Pinnacle advantage!
Odds are something that make Pinnacle bookmaker really worth it's name. (Pinnacle = The highest level or degree attainable). Odds are easily among the best found in bookmaker business! Usual bookmaker profit margin is from 12% to 15%, but Pinnacle operates with as low as 5% margin, the lowest in industry! Pinnacle offers best lines in selected sports like European soccer, typically 5% for Asian Handicaps on totals (the best lines anywhere on Soccer Handicaps) and 1X2 bets 9% or better, baseball MLB 8%, NBA basketball 10%, Football NFL 10%, Hockey NHL 10%. Pinnacle Sports is offering also 7% Cash rebate on all American horse racing bets win OR lose. Compare Pinnacle superior odds on soccer with services like

Coverage of American sports is superior and Pinnacle is recognized name on American market. You can bet on all popular American competitions including MLB, NBA, Basketball NCAA, WNBA, NFL, Football NCAA, Arena, NHL, Nascar, Boxing (WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO), North American horses racing and more. Proposition on nationally televised American football games are unsurpassed in the industry. On certain days Pinnacle may run over 300 different football props. Soccer coverage is very good including 21 European national soccer leagues (subdivisions included) with some National Cup competitions, UEFA League, Champions League, World Cups, European Cups. Early in the week you can take advantage od reduced margin offer on European Soccer events. The amount of bet types offered for soccer are under average and include only Handicap, 1x2 i Over/Under 2.5, under Props you can find also Correct Score and Odd/Even Goal bets. Other sports offered are Hockey (NFL, Swedish and Finnish leagues), Golf, Tennis, Formula 1, Ultimate Fighting and also various bets under Propositions/Futures category (like Rugby, Academy Awards and a few more...).

Live betting on football matches.

  • Telephone Wagering Hours are 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • Internet Hours are 24 hours per day, 7-days a week.

Singles are accepted on all events, it is also possible to bet parlays (accumulators), teasers and buying points. I wouldn't recommend parlays as odds for accumulator (parlay) bets are reduced to average and there are a few other limitations. Also I wouldn't recommend telephone betting for the same reason as the pricing may be less attractive.


Accepted method's for deposit's:

SwitchSoloDeltaVisa ElectronVisaEurocard/
Bank transferWestern

Pinnacle covers the fees for transfers of funds to Pinnacle for $1,000 or more.

Debit Card deposits with Switch, Solo, Delta and Visa Electron is available for GBP accounts only with min. deposit of 25 Pounds. Debit Card and Credit Card information must be scanned and sent to Pinnacle Customer Service Department. Faxes are not accepted. Credit cards deposits, if successful your account will be funded within minutes. The minimum credit card deposit is $50. The maximum aggregate credit card deposit in a 30 day period is $5,000. There is no fee incurred when using your Credit/Debit card to deposit funds with Pinnacle Sports.

Moneybookers deposits are free of charge and instant.

By using InstaCASH directly through Pinnacle Sports, your fee is reduced to 5% from the standard 8.9% NETeller charge. The 5% will be deducted by Pinnacle Sports from your deposit. There is no waiting for funds to clear. You may wager immediately.

WebMoney deposits are processed without charge.

Please check Pinnacle Sports web site for newest deposit information before making deposits.


Accepted method's for withdrawal's:


Pinnacle is well known and recognized for it's fast payout's.

Pinnacle covers one free wire per month for withdrawals of $1000 or more, with a flat fee of $25, or equivalent, for additional wires. Clients also receive one free Neteller, WebMoney, Moneybookers or Instadebit withdrawal of $500 or more per calendar month. Neteller, WebMoney, Moneybookers or Instadebit withdrawals of less than $500, or more than one per calendar month, incur a fee of $15, or equivalent, per transaction.

If you make deposits to your account using your Neteller account, payout's will be processed back to Neteller.

If you make deposits to your account using your INSTADEBIT account, payout's up to the amount deposited will be processed back to INSTADEBIT. In addition, if you prefer, funds over the amount deposited may also be returned to your INSTADEBIT account. The maximum INSTADEBIT withdrawal is $5,000 per transaction per day. There is a maximum aggregate of $25,000 per 30 day period on withdrawals.

If you make deposits to your account using your WebMoney account, payout's will be processed back to WebMoney. Withdrawals using WebMoney are accepted only if funds were deposited using WebMoney. While you may withdraw more than the amount deposited, the maximum aggregate withdrawal amount using WebMoney is $25,000 USD, or equivalent, per month.

If you make deposits to your account using your Moneybookers account, payout's will be processed back to Moneybookers. The withdrawal will be processed within minutes.

Due to changes in VISA and MasterCard rules, Pinnacle Sports is unable to return funds to member credit cards. Within three days of your deposit and before any withdrawal is processed, Pinnacle Customer Service Department must receive legible copies of the credit card, front and back, a valid identification with picture id, and a completed Credit Card Authorization Form. Please note that withdrawals from accounts with credit card deposits are processed with a check (USD and CAD account only), bank wire, INSTADEBIT (USD accounts only) or NETeller only. Withdrawals from accounts with debit card deposits are processed with a bank wire or NETeller only.

Please check Pinnacle Sports web site for newest withdrawal information before making withdrawals.

Betting Procedure?

Well betting procedure is at first encounter a bit confusing. Interface is very simple and only text links exist and everything looks a little different than you may be used to from other bookie sites.

Events for selected competition are lined in rows and columns divide different bet types. On top of each column a maximum wagering limit is shown for that bet type. Following each bet in every column and row is a text box where you enter your stake. On the right side of the the text box odds are displayed for that bet. Under link "Props" you can find more bet types offered (proposition bets).

After you have placed your stake click on a button to continue. Next screen will show selected bets and again little unusual your stake will be shown as amount of money risked to win certain amount of money (without your stake included). At the end you will be asked to confirm bet with your password.

After a few bets you'll easily find your way making future bets.

Opening Account?

Opening new account is easy and is done in 2 steps. First steps is providing some personal information. Second step gives user a possibility to deposit some funds via offered methods, which is not a necessary step to complete registration.

You may fund your Pinnacle Sports account in all major currencies, in total 15 different currencies. When you register you will be asked to select a currency. Please select carefully as it is not possible to change currency information once your account is funded.


The minimum wager on the Internet for all events is $1USD, for Phone wagering $100 USD or the equivalent in other currencies. The minimum amount required to initiate an online account with Pinnacle Sports is $50 USD or the equivalent amount in other available currencies.

Pinnacle is considered the best bookie for professional punters who wager a lot. They are recognized as bookie who doesn't manage players instead of it self. They don't put any collars on successful punters and winners are welcome at Pinnacle. Maximum wager on certain bet types and events is shown on betting menu.


News and stats coverage of major American sports and international soccer (28 soccer leagues, news, fixtures, results). American sports coverage also include injuries and weather reports. Early reduced margin bets.


All confidential information exchanged with Pinnacle site is encrypted with internet standard 128 bit SSL encryption and web site is VeriSign certified. Click here for explanation.

Pinnacle states that all computers which store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, protected with the best available hardware and software technologies to block any unauthorized entry into their systems.

Customer Support?

Customer support is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your e-mail enquiries. Also multi-lingual Consultants are available to answer international customer e-mails.

Pinnacle customer support is by many regarded as one of the best, the fastest and most professional from online bookmakers. I haven't found anything except praises for Pinnacle customer service department.

Possible drawback is that customer support is only provided through e-mail. No phone number is listed on web site and no live chat option.

Customer Service e-mail: csd @ pinnaclesports . com

Incentives& Promotions?

Pinnacle currently offers a 10% cash bonus (up to $500) for all Internet Accounts that start with $250 or more using a Cashier Check, Credit/Debit Card, INSTADEBIT, Moneybookers, NETeller, Western Union or wire transfer. Please check at Pinnacle site for conditions that apply.

Pros & Cons?

Pros: Propositions on American sports, unrivaled odds, fast payout's, lightning fast customer support, high limits/no collars, winners welcome.

Cons: Plain web site, a setback from possible advanced online betting features, under average amount of different bet types, fees charged for withdrawals.

Changes since last review?

Pinnacle Sports has recently introduced a great Sports Information Portal, check this address: This great service offers players an indispensable up-to-date betting information like latest news, injury & weather reports, stats & scores, match-up info, etc. Sports covered are USA Pro and College Football and Basketball and Pro Hockey.


Pinnacle Sports is a bookmaker you just have to open account with! There are two major reasons for this:

1. They lay the best odds for a few competitions and bet types found on the net! Their coverage of American sports and odds are excellent. Their soccer offer is very good and odds for soccer Handicaps are unrivaled!

2. If you are a large scale punter, who wagers a lot, or you win a lot Pinnacle is easily the best choice for you. Pinnacle has the highest limits and they don't limit successful punters. Winners are welcome at Pinnacle.

On the other side Pinnacle could be a little less attractive for a leisure punter as web site is designed with assumption that users are experienced punters, under average amount of different bet types, absence of any kind of advanced online features like mobile phone betting, SMS results, no loyalty program or lack of betting contest with awards.

Pinnacle Sports is considered one of the most reliable and respected bookies around and also one of the better managed bookmaker companies.

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