BetMGM, already a major player in New Jersey and beyond, has now come to West Virginia, joining the likes of top competitors in DraftKings and FanDuel. West Virginians and those passing through the state may be getting another wonderful online sportsbook to the rapidly growing ecosystem.
Now, let’s take a closer look at BetMGM WV and see what it has to offer.
|Promotions available on big American sports||Registration process could be a bit more streamlined|
|Quick and safe ways to deposit||Some important information not available unless you have an account|
The welcome offer at BetMGM WV is perhaps one of the more generous we’ve come across. Sure, we’ve seen many free bet offerings at online sportsbooks, but never quite like BetMGM WV, who is offering $500 in free bets.
This means, upon signing up and depositing, your first wager up to $500 is risk-free. So, if you bet on an NFL game and it loses, you’ll get that money back in site credit/free wagers as soon as the bet is settled.
The only caveat here is that the initial wager must happen within seven days of account creation.
In the top right-hand corner of the screen there is a button to register. From here, the process is broken down into four steps:
This type of registration process which is four steps and not being able to access the next step without completing the prior ones is not a favorite. This is something that could be tweaked. Overall, time-wise, it’s on par with other online sportsbooks, just presented a little differently.
In the pros and cons section we covered that some important information is only available if you have an account and that applies to banking information. For the West Virginia branch of BetMGM WV, there should be changes like this to allow for new potential users to skim through the site freely.
BetMGM WV is offered not only on desktop, but also for mobile web browsers, Android and iOS users. At the top there are links to go between sports, with links in the form of logos respective to the sports offered on the site (for example, there is a football logo for football, etc.).
Along the same line there is a search button where you can look up leagues and teams specifically, your current bets, boosted odds bets and the promotions page. To the left, there are more links to the sports and on the home page, the live contests are presented.
However, upon choosing a sport, the page will become populated with the games currently offered for that sport and have the odds for moneyline, spread and totals.
To the right of this is where the betslip is. Once you make a selection, that will start to populate as well. Here, you can place a bet on a single contest or even build a parlay if you desire.
All of this applies for the mobile app, too. The main differences being that at the bottom of the app are buttons to the home page, an A-Z menu, the betslip, your current bets and the promotions page.
Other than that, the experience is all the same—fluid, no lag and an extremely professional appearance.
The odds offered at BetMGM WV are right in line with its competitors. Today, online sportsbooks cannot really afford to try to pull a fast one of its base due to the myriad of options available.
BetMGM WV offers live betting, cash out, live streaming and boosted odds bets.
We have covered many of the promotional offers that BetMGM WV has to offer such as the welcome offer, cash out and boosted bets, but BetMGM WV also has various promotions available for big American sports, such as basketball and hockey.
There is also an ongoing promotion on Mondays known as the Money Monday Club. With this initiative, players can get a $10 free bet every week.
The customer support at BetMGM WV can be found by clicking on your account tab in the upper-right-hand corner of the page. Here, there is a button for “Help & Contact”. There is a wide array of FAQ options. If this doesn’t help you, can request additional help and will be brought to a page with the rest of the customer support features.
The customer support is excellent at BetMGM WV with so many different ways to get help.
BetMGM WV covers things such as keeping customers safe and helping those who may be experiencing a gambling problem. There are organizations and various charities BetMGM WV recommends, but there are also systems that BetMGM WV has implemented that customers can access including limiting you losses, session time, spending and deposits. There is also a self-exclusion feature so you can take a break if needed from using BetMGM WV.
There are some minor things that could be tweaked at BetMGM WV, but overall, BetMGM WV has many things such as live streaming and an excellent welcome offer that helps separate themselves a bit from the rest of the pack. West Virginia is getting yet another excellent online sportsbooks for them to use and we highly recommend checking out BetMGM WV. Most of the potential concerns for new customers have been addressed here and the information is provided that is otherwise “hidden” behind needing an account to learn.
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