BetMGM Sportsbook Review

Through a joint venture of MGM and GVC Holdings, we get BetMGM sportsbook, bringing sports fans and betting fans there plenty to get excited about.

Throughout the country, BetMGM is partnered with a number of different casinos, with their partnerships with land based casinos allowing them to offer sports betting within that state.

Through an agreement with Borgata, MGM is able to offer its NJ sportsbook to customers throughout the state of New Jersey.

Licensed and regulated by the West Virginia Lottery, BetMGM WV launched Jan. 21, 2020 with The Greenbrier as its land-based partner.

On May 1, 2020, BetMGM launched in Colorado with retail casino Midnight Rose Casino as its land-based partner.

This sportsbook is clean, with an intuitive lobby and menu design. We gave BetMGM a thorough look through to see what’s up. Read on for our full review of BetMGM Sports to get a grasp of what this site and mobile app have to offer.

BetMGM Pros/Cons

ProsCons
Live streaming Lack of promotional offerings
Mobile appRegistration process could be a bit more streamlined
Good variety of sports and markets

BetMGM Welcome Bonus & Promo Code

The welcome offer at BetMGM is a risk-free bet up to $500. It’s a simple offer to understand, not a complicated deposit bonus but a risk-free first bet. Simply, with a minimum deposit of $10, you can place a wager up to $500 and if it loses, you will get your money back in the form of a free bet.

The only caveat is that you will get the free bets back in 20 percent increments on any amount over $50.

Registration Process at BetMGM Sportsbook

The registration process at BetMGM is broken into four steps:

  1. Name, email and date of birth
  2. Create an account, last four digits of social security number and contact number
  3. Full address
  4. Create security questions, agree to the terms of service

This is all information that is necessary as sports betting winnings are taxable. However, when you go to make your first deposit, you will likely be asked for a government-issued ID to further establish your age and identity. In order to bet at BetMGM sports site, you must be located in the state but do not need to be a resident.

Depositing & Withdrawal Options for BetMGM Sportsbook

Note that banking methods can vary by state, but this is generally what you will find.

Deposit Options

  • ACH/echeck
  • Cash Cage
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • PayPal
  • Online Bank Transfer

Withdrawal Options

  • ACH/eCheck
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Cash Cage
  • Check by mail

There’s not a lot of information pertaining to specific amounts on the BetMGM sports site, but withdrawals could all take up to 5 business days to process and you must withdraw with a method in which you’ve used to deposit in the past 180 days. BetMGM’s track record in other states indicate that all deposit and withdrawal methods are typically in line with industry standards.

BetMGM Desktop Experience

Before we look at the BetMGM app, let’s take a look at the desktop version of the site. The interface for BetMGM is pristine and the software runs like a gem. You will not experience any issues with loading/buffering using BetMGM, and shopping the betting options is a dream.

Starting at the top of the page, you will see the various sports and any marquee sporting event at the top with logos attached, accompanied by a search bar and a page that displays your bets you have currently placed.

Below are the different contests that have boosted odds opportunities. Meaning, BetMGM has designated a few different contests and has artificially boosted the odds (sometimes on spread bets and sometimes on a prop bet) in the hope a sports bettor is enticed into a bet they otherwise may have shied away from.

Going down the page and to the left, you have all of the sports displayed, including a “popular” section. A major sporting event such as the NFL Draft or the Super Bowl will also be displayed. Toward the middle, you’ll see the games currently happening with live odds as well as ones to come shortly thereafter.

To the right is the “Betslip” that populates with the bettor’s choice for bets as well as a spot for media, which is basically where different games live streams will be held if there are any to consume at that time.

To access the FAQ/help section, there is a button for that at the top of the page alongside the login/registration buttons.

BetMGM App Experience

Moving over to the mobile sports betting app that is available for iOS and Android users, expect the same type of software and interface production on desktop. Everything runs smooth, and it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever run into a technical issue.

As far how everything is displayed, of course, it is shrunk down to fit the smaller screen needed for mobile betting. Other than that, there are plenty of similarities going from desktop to the BetMGM app, but here are the big differences:

  • At the bottom of the app there are buttons to the following: Home, A-Z Menu, Betslip, My Bets, Promotions
  • After you make a selection for a bet, the Betslip icon at the bottom of the app will populate with a number that reflects the amount of bets selected

Other than these two items, everything else is really pretty much the same and functions at an extremely high level. Bettors will really like the BetMGM sports app.

BetMGM Software

All of the software at BetMGM is proprietary and works seamlessly. It is intuitive and without lag.

Sports Betting Markets Available at BetMGM

Sports

  • Aussie Rules
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Biathlon
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • E-Sports
  • Football
  • Formula 1
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • MLB
  • MMA
  • NASCAR
  • NHL
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

BetMGM Sportsbook has arguably the largest sports offering section for online sportsbooks. Things like Biathlon, Darts, Cross Country Skiing and Handball are sports you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. While the market for those is niche, BetMGM Sportsbook offers those betting options for those who want it.

BetMGM Online Sports Bet Types

  • Moneyline
  • Spread Bets
  • Totals
  • Parlays
  • Future
  • Teaser
  • Odds Boost
  • Round Robin
  • Prop Bets

Betting Lines at BetMGM

In comparing betting odds to BetMGM Sportsbook to other online sportsbooks around the state, we found that there was nothing that was out of whack. From time to time there is a slight difference in odds, but it’s nothing substantial enough to be concerned with.

With legal sports betting so new, every online sportsbook will want to remain competitive, but it’s also important to recognize that odds also reflect the amount of action an individual bet may have received.

BetMGM Sportsbook Betting Features

  • Cash Out: On certain contests, this feature allows players to exit bets before the conclusion of the contest. For example, if you bet on an NFL game and your bet is losing in the 3rd quarter (assuming the Cash Out option is available), you could leave that bet early and not lose the full amount you wagered. This allows players’ bankrolls to remain alive and continue business on the site.
  • Live Streaming: While the contests are limited, BetMGM Sportsbook does offer live streaming on select games. On the right side of the desktop site, there is a section for this. If the game is eligible it will appear and players simply click the link and boom—you’re watching the game.
  • Live Betting: This allows for a bettor to bet on events while in progress with odds reflecting the current status of the contest.
  • Odds Boost: Each day, BetMGM Sportsbook will have a few different options available that have the odds artificially boosted to increase action on that specific bet type. This could range from the winner of a game to a prop bet on whether or not a certain pitcher will reach a certain amount of strikeouts.

BetMGM VIP and Loyalty Programs

Right now BetMGM Sportsbook does not offer any type of loyalty or VIP program.

BetMGM Current Sportsbook Promotions

Outside of the welcome offer, BetMGM Sportsbook does not offer any other promotions at this time. However, this could change, so always be on the lookout.

BetMGM Customer Support

At the top of the page, there is a “Help & Contact” button. There is a list of a few basic prompts and each gives some information. There is a button where you can designate you need further assistance, however. From here, you can email, call or live chat with BetMGM Sportsbook for further resolution. The live chat is available 24/7.

BetMGM Responsible Gambling Features

At the bottom of the homepage there is a link to the Responsible Gaming section. BetMGM Sportsbook has numerous paragraphs of information broken up into the following:

  • Introduction
  • Help Is Just A Phone Call Away -- BetMGM Sportsbook provides information to hotline and organization contacts.
  • Self-Exclusion and Personal Limits -- This is something that is done through BetMGM Sportsbook in which you can have yourself excluded from the site and set limits on yourself in the forms of deposits, spending and session times.
  • Voluntary Statewide Self-Exclusion -- Players in can always voluntarily self-exclude themselves from any online wagering gameplay from 3-10 years.
  • What is Problem Gambling? -- BetMGM Sportsbook dives into different things that could measure whether or not you have problematic gambling.
  • Warning Signs: Last bit of information on the page are warning signs and this is done in bullet point form. This lists numerous things for players to watch for in their everyday lives.
  • Our Verdict

    BetMGM Sportsbook is an exceptional online sports betting outlet. Currently, the lack of promotions is the only major flaw, but with major sports returning, so too will the promotions, more than likely. Other than that, expect an excellent experience backed by a wonderful team and customer support.

    Contributors

    Hi, I'm Richard Janvrin

    "I combine my sports and gambling interests to put new US sports betting and casino websites through the paces to give consumers an unbiased assessment of every site's strengths and weaknesses."

    Interests
    • Online sportsbooks
    • Online casinos
    • Online slots
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    Reviewer since December 2018

Company Information

Products:

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License:

New Jersey

Overall Rating [ 5/5 ]

Game Variety - 5/5

Game Quality - 5/5

User Experience - 5/5

Competitive Odds - 5/5

Event Coverage - 5/5

Free Bets - 5/5

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