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.
|Live streaming||Lack of promotional offerings|
|Mobile app||Registration process could be a bit more streamlined|
|Good variety of sports and markets|
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.
The registration process at BetMGM is broken into four steps:
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.
Note that banking methods can vary by state, but this is generally what you will find.
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.
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.
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:
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.
All of the software at BetMGM is proprietary and works seamlessly. It is intuitive and without lag.
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.
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.
Right now BetMGM Sportsbook does not offer any type of loyalty or VIP program.
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.
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.
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:
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.
"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."
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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