BetMGM NY: When is BetMGM Going Live in the Empire State?

BetMGM NY: When is BetMGM Going Live in the Empire State?
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Online sports betting is legal New York, as of Saturday morning. New York sports bettors will finally have access to regulated, licensed online sportsbooks, marking the start of a new era for betting in the state.

With Saturday's launch of online sports betting in New York, many top U.S. sportsbooks will be live, including FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars and BetRivers.

BetMGM is one of the most popular sports betting sites in the U.S. Will sports bettors in New York be able to use BetMGM on launch day?

Who is BetMGM?

Officially launched in 2018, when MGM Resorts International signed a deal with Entain Holdings, BetMGM has been one of the leading sportsbooks in the United States. Headquartered in New Jersey, the team at BetMGM is from and based in many different parts of the world, including South Africa, Australia, Europe and India. Having such a diverse team gives BetMGM access to knowledge and experience other sports betting sites simply do not have.

Bet MGM is also responsible for a number of the best online casino sites. These include household names like Party Casino and Party Poker.

Where is BetMGM Available?

Online sports betting is legal in the New York as of Jan. 8, but the BetMGM New York Sportsbook App will not be available on that date. Until then, only sports bettors in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wyoming can legally play at BetMGM.

What Products and Features do BetMGM have?

Some online sportsbooks launching in New York will be completely new to the game. BetMGM has been around the block a few times and can already boast about being one of the best online sportsbooks in the United States.

A number of sports events are available to watch on the BetMGM app. In the live betting section, bettors will see a play button, which will launch a live stream of the action so they can follow along as they place their bets.

Cash out is another great feature on the BetMGM app. For those who aren’t familiar with it, selected bets will have a cash offer either up to the start of the event or perhaps during it. At any time, bettors can take this cash-out amount and settle early.

This can be done on selected straight and parlay bets.

These are just two of the top sports betting features found at BetMGM. Others include the ability to edit your bet, live in-play stats and a great all-around user experience.

When will BetMGM be Available in New York?

BetMGM is expected to launch very soon, but it will not be available in New York on Jan. 8, when online sports betting becomes legal in the state. According to its Twitter account, BetMGM is working closely with the New York State Gaming Commission and the aim is to go live as soon as possible. Exactly what "as soon as possible" means is open to interpretation, but New York bettors shouldn’t have to wait too long.

Opening up to the New York market is a big priority for BetMGM, so expect to see them live in the state within a couple of weeks. As with everything though, nothing is 100% certain.

Until that time, sports bettors in New York can take advantage of welcome bonuses at the other popular sportsbooks launching in New York tomorrow. Get to know them:

NY Sportsbooks that are Currently Live in New York: