BetMGM Casino Review

Reviewed By Mario Sanelli

American Football. Baseball. Betting.
Published: Mar 06 · 8 min read
Updated: June 21st, 2021

BetMGM’s online casino is a top-five product in the United States given its scope, quality of games, user-friendly experience on desktop and the BetMGM app, and its footprint in over 10 states. This lends itself to more customers compared to some of its competitors. Its recognizable brand through longstanding land-based casinos and online authorization by state gaming boards boosts its trustworthiness.

The MGM online casino matches your initial deposit and presents a multitude of games with affordable starting stakes. Promotions are continuous and worthwhile, although limited in number.

Industry cornerstones MGM Resorts and GVC Holding created ROAR Digital through a joint venture and BetMGM is the result. This is a leading U.S. online casino worth spending some time at, whether you like online slots, progressive slots, video poker or live dealer games.

Ease of use on desktop and mobile M Life Rewards caters to bigger-bankroll bettors
Game variety Lack of promotional offerings
Sign-up deposit match and free bet Prominent continual slideshow on homepage can be distracting

How to Register Online at BetMGM Casino

It’s easy to register for an online gambling account at BetMGM Casino, as minimal information is asked for identity verification. From desktop or mobile app, select “REGISTER,” then follow these steps:

  1. Enter first and last name
  2. Email
  3. Date of birth
  4. Phone number
  5. Physical address
  6. Last four digits of SSN
  7. Create username and password

Security questions then are established for forgotten password retrieval, and once identity and location are verified it’s onto initial deposit. Be sure to enter a BetMGM bonus code (if applicable) and collect your first deposit bonus and welcome offer.

Payment Options

BetMGM offers a variety of casino payment options for funding your online gaming account and withdrawing winnings.


Select “Deposit,” then choose from:

  • ACH/e-check
  • Debit/credit card
  • Online banking transfer
  • MGM-branded Play+ card
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • Skrill

Cash deposits also can be made at cashier windows at brick-and-mortar casinos partnered with BetMGM or at PayNearMe locations (participating CVS, Family Dollar and 7-Elevens, among other locations).


Select “Withdraw” from “My Account” then “Cashier” tabs. Options include:

  • MGM-branded Play+ card
  • PayPal or Skrill
  • ACH/e-check
  • Mailed check.
  • Cash at affiliated casino’s cashier cage

Withdrawals are subject to a 3-5-day review. BetMGM states once withdrawals are approved the funds will be received within five hours. Withdrawals have no fees and customers can track the withdrawal process. A downloadable/printable WinLoss Statement is available from the “Settings” tab in the “My Account” menu.

There are Responsible Gaming elements through the MGM online casino to set weekly and monthly deposit limits. These options are accessible in My Account / Settings / Responsible Gaming.

BetMGM Casino Welcome Bonus

Available Offers

The welcome bonus for new online gaming sign-ups includes 100% deposit match up to $1,000 on first deposit, plus a free $25 for casino play on online slots or your favorite table game. The $25 in free play is automatically added to your account following sign up and has a 1x playthrough wagering requirement. Additional BetMGM promo offers are made available to players on a regular basis. Be sure to stay up to date with these to make the most of your experience.

BetMGM Online Casino States of Operation

States have different rules and regulations on what operators are allowed to promote. A state may allow for casino games but not live casinos and live dealer games. BetMGM holds the same promotions through their operating states given the permissions of legislation. Here are the four states in which BetMGM online casino operates:

New Jersey

Launched its rebranded BetMGM casino app on Sept. 6, 2019. The BetMGM NJ casino has been live since Aug. 1, 2017, and is a favorite online site for New Jersey casino-goers. Licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement as an Internet gaming operator in accordance with the Casino Control Act. BetMGM NJ online casino’s brick-and-mortar partner is the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.



Licensed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board based on its partnership with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. The PGCB granted BetMGM a casino license in 2020 and the online casino launched on Dec. 1, 2020. Pennsylvania casino players will find BetMGM PA to be very welcoming.


West Virginia

Launched on Aug. 27, 2020 and licensed and regulated by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, BetMGM WV online casino operates in conjunction with The Greenbrier. As of now, there are no live dealer games offered at BetMGM W.V. In any case, there is an ample game selection West Virginia gamblers will enjoy.



BetMGM Casino Michigan launched on Jan. 22, 2021, as online sports betting, online casinos and online poker all went live in MI. It is licensed and regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board and is partnered with the MGM Grand in Detroit. BetMGM Michigan doesn’t currently offer a live casino. However, it makes up for this in its game selection. Michigan casino players will have a large number of games to choose from!


BetMGM Casino Loyalty Rewards Program

Customers are automatically enrolled into BetMGM’s M Life Rewards upon signup. This loyalty program awards iRewards Points (iRPs) and Tier Credits to the customer’s account every time a wager is placed using either the casino or sportsbook. The credits and rewards can then be redeemed for bonuses online, for cash at brick-and-mortar casinos, or for perks MGM properties.

The online Loyalty Store accepts redeemable iRPs to exchange for express comps and certain bonuses. You can use these bonuses to place casino wagers. Express Comps go toward rooms, dining and more at any MGM property from Atlantic City to Las Vegas and everywhere in between.

Tier Credits count for the loyalty program’s five-level M Life Tier Level Statuses. These levels are Sapphire, Pearl, Gold, Platinum and Noir. Customers begin at Sapphire and level up to Pearl after 25,000 credits are earned. Gold requires 75,000 credits; Platinum is 200,000 and Noir is by invite only.

To earn one iRewards point from casino games you must bet specified amounts on regular slots, progressive jackpot slots, table games and video poker. The amounts to earn one iRP vary across the four states in which BetMGM’s online casino product operates. To view the amounts for your state, select the “M Life Rewards” tab once you’re on the “Casino” tab on desktop or mobile.

Game Variety at BetMGM

BetMGM Live Casino Games

Pennsylvania and New Jersey offer live blackjack, baccarat and roulette. Many of these games are provided by Evolution Gaming sotftware. New Jersey also offers Casino Hold’em. Michigan and West Virginia do not offer live casino games. Live dealer casinos feature real dealers streamed in from a studio to your computer or mobile device, adding a social element to your online gambling experience.

Game Variety at BetMGM

BetMGM’s casino games span a wide range. It offers live-dealer games, table games, real money slots and progressive jackpot slots, poker games, a set of featured games exclusive to BetMGM, and more. Browse its table game and slots offerings to your heart’s content. There are plenty of them. Table games provide the most options with over 40. The popularity of blackjack brings about BetMGM BlackJack Pro – a popular game shown as a feature item, headlining a set of featured games exclusive to BetMGM.

Available Casino Games

Game TypeNumber of Games Available
Live Games13
Table Games41
Poker games12

Game Quality

BetMGM’s casino game quality is top tier. If you want to wager high or low amounts, differing limits for each game will help you can find your comfort zone, and there are progressive slots available for those who are looking to win big. Demo modes inexplicably are not available for the casino games, the one drawback to this operator. We hope that can be rectified.

User Experience

BetMGM presents a robust overall user experience, whether on desktop or BetMGM app.

BetMGM Casino Desktop UX

The casino desktop user experience is easy to use. The pages load quickly with minimal scrolling despite the incredible number of games offered, and the setup is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The live-chat option works well on desktop in case you need some assistance.

BetMGM Mobile App

BetMGM has a terrific mobile app available for both iOS and Android. The interface is simple to use for customers who are looking to navigate by casino games. Players can touch on the icon to play their game. The mobile app and desktop version are virtually mirror images of one another, making the experience that much is easier.

BetMGM Casino Licenses and Partnerships

The following are the licenses and partnerships listings for each of the four BetMGM online casinos in the United States:
StateLicensing BodyPartner
MichiganMichigan Gaming Control BoardMGM Grand Detroit
New JerseyNew Jersey Division of Gaming EnforcementBorgata Hotel & Casino
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Gaming Control BoardHollywood Casino at Penn National
West VirginiaWest Virginia Lottery CommissionThe Greenbrier

Gamble Responsibly

BetMGM focuses on Responsible Gambling and actively practices it with accessible resources and tools provided to its users. Customer support encompasses contacting the state and/or national team for information on responsible gaming. Further, BetMGM features the ability for its customers to set limitations on deposits, gaming and on-site time limits that players can set manually.

BetMGM lists a direct resource – The Problem Gambler's Hotline – a confidential service that is open 24/7. Dial 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information and resources, visit the "Responsible Gaming” tab on the casino’s homepage.

BetMGM Customer Service

To contact customer service, the best ways are by email at or through the “Help & Contact” icon on the mobile app or desktop. BetMGM’s customer service support team is usually prompt, no matter the inquiry.

Available Hours:24/7


BetMGM is a legal and licensed all-in-one gaming site that offers an online sportsbook, casino games and poker in a growing list of states. As of spring 2021, BetMGM held online casino licenses in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. BetMGM Sportsbook is available Colorado, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee and Iowa. BetMGM is the online component of MGM, known for its casinos across the country, including in Las Vegas.

Yes, BetMGM casino is 100% legal. Industry cornerstones MGM Resorts and GVC Holding created ROAR Digital through a joint venture and BetMGM is the result that offers regulated online gambling in the United States across BetMGM Casino, BetMGM Poker and BetMGM Sportsbook platforms. The online casino is live in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Yes. It is safe to gamble online at BetMGM. The online casino platform is licensed and regulated in all four states in which it operates: Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Yes. You can win real money playing at BetMGM casino. Bonus funds upon sign up are subject to playthough rules, but money earned from the online casino, so long as it meets given requirements, can be cashed out. Check the site’s rules and regulations for what qualifies.


Hi, I'm Mario Sanelli

"Mario Sanelli is a Colorado-based reporter for The Colorado native previously was the editorial assistant and a general-assignment reporter at The Denver Post for five years after serving as chief editor of The Metropolitan at MSU Denver. Mario was a NFL and college football insider with Mile High Sports for six years."

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