Through a joint venture of MGM and GVC Holdings, we get BetMGM sportsbook, which is now live in the state of Colorado, bringing sports fans and betting fans there plenty to get excited about.
On May 1, 2020, legal sports betting went online in Colorado, and through the Colorado Division of Gaming, BetMGM has the license to operate in the state. For an online sportsbook to offer mobile betting, however, they need an affiliate brick-and-mortar casino. The retail casino that BetMGM has partnered with is the Midnight Rose Casino.
Now that we’ve covered the background of BetMGM, let’s explore its online sports betting options as well as its sportsbook app.
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The welcome offer at BetMGM CO 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 CO 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.
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 CO is pristine and the software runs like a gem. You will not experience any issues with loading/buffering using BetMGM CO, 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 CO 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 CO is proprietary and works seamlessly. It is intuitive and without lag.
BetMGM Sportsbook CO 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 CO offers those betting options for those who want it.
In comparing betting odds to BetMGM Sportsbook CO 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 to Colorado, 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 CO does not offer any type of loyalty or VIP program.
Outside of the welcome offer, BetMGM Sportsbook CO 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 CO 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 CO has numerous paragraphs of information broken up into the following:
BetMGM Sportsbook CO 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.
If you’re in Colorado, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to BetMGM Sportsbook CO. Register on the site, download the sportsbook app and take advantage of the robust legal sports betting market exploding in the Rocky Mountain State.
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