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BetMGM review

Last updated on: June 22, 2022
Bonuses
5
Casino bonus score

BetMGM greats new bettors with one of the best welcome offers currently available. You receive up to a $1000 risk-free bet on the house which is more than you can get at most of the competing betting sites.

Welcome bonus
Up to $1,000 risk free bet
Other promotions
Free bets, parlay boosts, refer a friend
VIP
BetMGM Rewards, personalized offers, discounts, exclusive benefits
Additional details
Use bonus code: No bonus code required. Register to claim offer
Qualifying bet: No minimum bet amount and no odds restrictions
Wagering requirement: 1x bonus
Payment Methods
5
Payments score

BetMGM sportsbook offers the widest range of payment methods in the US. The minimum deposit is set to around $10 for most banking options, while you can change maximum limits under your account settings. We suggest using PayPal for the fastest withdrawals of just 2 – 3 days. However, keep in mind that the selection of payment methods can be different from state to state.

Deposits
Min: $10
Min: $10
Min: $10
Min: $10
Min: $10
Withdrawals
Min: $10
Min: $10
Min: $10
Min: $10
Min: $10
Sports & Features
5
Overall sports and features provided

When it comes to the selection of sports, BetMGM is as good as it gets. They cover all the popular US sports leagues, as well as a great portion of international sports events.

Sports
Football Football Baseball Baseball Basketball Basketball Golf Golf Hockey Hockey Tennis Tennis Volleyball Volleyball
Features
Bet Builder Team Statistics Live Streaming Betting Trends
Security
5
Security score

BetMGM is licensed by appropriate gambling authorities in 10+ US states, so you can be sure that they are legit. Plus, they also have SSL encryption and a range of responsible gambling tools.

Encryption
Support
5
Customer support score

BetMGM offers solid customer support. You can reach them via live chat which is available 24/7 or send them an email to the address you see below. Keep in mind that they have different emails for different states.

Live Chat
24/7
Email
Interface
5
Casino interface score

BetMGM offers an excellent online betting experience from start to finish. The website looks great and is really straightforward to use. Their bespoke apps for iOS and Android tend to be a bit buggy at times, so we hope they fix that soon. But even now, they are better than the industry average.

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betmgm app screenshot
betmgm app screenshot
Offer
1.000 $ BONUS
Up to $1,000 risk free bet
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BetMGM has already positioned itself as one of the leaders in a growing sports betting market, with their excellent odds and range of promotions appealing to all kinds of punters. They are also one of the few sportsbooks to offer live streaming.

BetMGM Welcome Bonus

BetMGM have one of the best bonuses available of any betting site and it is the same in all 16 states where they operate.

It is also simple to access, with no strict rules to follow, and the value of the BetMGM bonus will appeal to almost every single potential bettor.

BetMGM welcome bonus
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Max bonus$1,000
Bonus percentage100%
Wagering requirementsNone
Time to complete the wagering requirementsN/A
Expiry date7 days
Minimum oddsNone
Bonus codeNone
Sports restrictionsNone

A $1,000 risk-free first bet at BetMGM Sportsbook is certainly very appealing because of the potential amount, with losing free bets being received if your first real-money bet loses.

What sets this welcome bonus apart is that you can get the bonus as multiple free bets, rather than a lump sum. If your qualifying bet loses and is greater than $50, you will receive five BetMGM free bets back in denominations of 20% of the total free bet amount you are eligible for.

To put this simply, if you wager $1000 and it loses, you will receive five separate $200 BetMGM free bets. If you wager $40 and it loses, you will receive a single $40 free bet.

BetMGM Bonus T&Cs

No wagering requirements

There are no wagering requirements for BetMGM’s welcome bonus. This means that any money you win from the free bets is yours to keep and withdraw at will, but the free bet amount is not included in any returns.

No minimum odds

BetMGM’s welcome bonus has no minimum odds requirement, so you can place your free bet(s) on anything. It should be noted that the free bet value is not included in any returns.

Only first bet can be matched

Only your first real money bet at BetMGM will be matched and only if that bet loses. You will not be eligible for the risk-free welcome bonus if your first real money bet is a winner.

How to claim BetMGM Sign-up Bonus

It is easy to claim the welcome bonus, with no BetMGM promo code required so the process is simplistic.

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create account at betmgm
Create a new account with BetMGM

Register with BetMGM by creating a free account.

2
make deposit
Make a deposit

Fund your account by making a deposit.

3
place bet
Place your bet

Place your first bet and wait for it to settle.

4
receive bonus
Receive your bonus

Get a free bet if your first wager loses.

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wager bonus
Wager your bonus

Use your free bet within 7 days.

To sign up for a BetMGM account, you will need to provide your:

  • Email address
  • A password
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Date of Birth
  • Address including city, state and zip code
  • Cell Phone Number

BetMGM Sports Betting

BetMGM’s home page is a little bit busy with a line of odds boosts and individual games laid out at the top, as well as a carousel displaying promotions.

However, that does not detract from the fact that BetMGM make it incredibly easy to find the sports you want to bet on as well as specific leagues to save you from multiple clicks.

For instance, there is a row of popular sports leagues and events right at the top, making it easy for the bettor to navigate to what they want to bet on.

Sports Available to Bet On

BetMGM offer a fantastic range of sports that really cannot be beaten by any other betting site. As well as the major sports and leagues that you would expect to find anywhere, BetMGM have a variety of minor sports like handball and ski jumping.

They have thousands of soccer matches spanning over 50 countries available to bet on, which contrasts with some other betting sites that only provide a handful of leagues.

In total, BetMGM have 28 different sports but there are some differences in availability per state.

At the time of this BetMGM review, Athletics betting was only accessible in Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Tennesse and West Virginia. Darts was not shown in Iowa, Michigan, Virginia and Wyoming.

Other Sports

Not only do BetMGM provide a vast assortment of sports outside of NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA, they also deliver plenty of markets and betting options from countries you would not normally associate with being world-leaders in the sport.

For example, soccer markets include domestic tournaments in countries such as Bahrain and Cyprus.

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Biathlon
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Formula 1
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • MMA
  • NASCAR
  • Pool
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snooker
  • Soccer
  • Specials
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Sports are subject to change depending on state.

Odds Comparison

BetMGM’s odds are extremely competitive compared to other major betting sites such as DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook, often providing industry-leading prices on main NFL and MLB markets.

Odds tend to change as an event approaches but when writing this BetMGM Sportsbook review, we still found that their prices generally remain competitive even when that happens.

 BetMGMDraftKingsFanDuelCaesars Sportsbook
Home – Los Angeles Rams-350-380-350-360
Away – Chicago Bears+280+290+275+300
Home spread-7.5
-110
-7.5
-115
-7
-120
-7.5
-110
Away spread+7.5
-110
+7.5
-105
+7
+100
+7.5
-110

BetMGM Sportsbook’s odds are some of the best available to US bettors and they are extremely consistent in this aspect of the sportsbook.

Using the ‘Anytime Touchdown Scorer’ market in Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an example, BetMGM have better odds on almost every player compared to FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook.

BetMGM Blog and Betting Picks

BetMGM boast one of the most comprehensive and well-maintained blogs of any sports betting site, offering tips and predictions as well as general guides to wagering.

On top of a written blog, BetMGM also provide four audio podcasts with regular episodes as well as occasional videos for bettors who prefer content in either of those formats.

relevancy

Relevancy

BetMGM’s blog is extremely relevant to sporting events happening. They have tips for upcoming games, betting guides for new bettors, and insights into which teams are popular amongst the betting public.

reliability

Reliability

Tips tend to come from podcasts and are for a range of sports including MLB, NCAA Football and Soccer. Although not always winners, tipsters do provide rationale behind their picks.

update frequency

Update frequency

BetMGM update their blog multiple times per day, with some days seeing as many as six different posts. They post sparingly on weekends.

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US sports coverage

The majority of BetMGM’s blog posts are about the ‘big four’ sports as well as college sports. At the time of this review, NFL and NCAA Football dominated updates as those seasons were about to start.

other sports coverage

Other sports coverage

BetMGM also offer blog posts about other sports, including Premier League soccer and golf. These tend to only be occasional and a maximum of once per week.

media format

Media format

Most blog posts are written but BetMGM also have four podcasts available which are released regularly, as well as sporadic video content.

BetMGM’s blog is an excellent offering and especially useful for newer bettors or people who don’t always have time to do research into games they want to bet on.

Bet Slip

BetMGM’s bet slip is easy to use and like other major sportsbooks in the US, provides help where necessary and has tabs for straight bets, parlays, and round robins.

One of the things that sets BetMGM’s bet slip apart from the rest is the ability to easily swap a pick with another from the same game. For instance, if you choose Dallas Cowboys +8 but then decide you would prefer to bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -8, all you have to do is click on the arrows next to the selection and choose the bet you want.

betmgm bet slip screenshot

Here you can pick different bet types.

betmgm bet slip screenshot

Click on the button in the bottom of the screen to confirm your bet.

Betting Markets

BetMGM Sportsbook offer a variety of betting options across their wide array of sports, providing upwards of 100 betting options for some games. This is in keeping with other major sportsbooks available.

Betting markets are split into sections at the top of each game, such as “Main”, “Spreads” and “Player Props”, which is a convenient feature to help find the betting market you want.

Available betting markets include:

  • Moneyline
  • Spread
  • Total
  • Game Props
  • Team Props
  • Player Props
  • Half Betting
  • Quarter Betting
  • Anytime Scorers

There is unfortunately no search function within a game to find the market or option you want, but this is the only blemish on BetMGM in this section.

NFL

NFL betting at BetMGM gives punters plenty of options, with every single game available to bet on as well as a diverse range of futures and some decent promotions.

They also offer competitive, sometimes industry-leading, odds on the main markets of moneyline, spread and totals, as well as live betting on all games.

NFL
Margins

4.8%

NFL betting markets

79

Odds

Strong

Min/max bet

$0.50/variable

Promotions

Parlay Plus, King of the Weekend, One Game Parlay Insurance

Football Promotions at BetMGM

BetMGM currently offer three season-long promotions that can be applied to football, which is in line with other betting sites. It is worth noting that the sportsbook did have other promotions active prior to the season starting but these expired before the first game kicked off.

NFL promotions

Parlay Plus – Get up to 40% more in profits on winning parlays. All you need to do is opt-in and place a 4-7 leg parlay on any combination of sports or event.

The specifics of this promotion are not available at time of review but it certainly adds extra impetus for bettors to create parlays. A seven-fold of -110 selections would normally pay out at +9142 whilst with Parlay Plus it would return at odds of around +12800.

King of the Weekend – Win up to $50,000 cash by predicting which six NFL teams will score the most points each weekend. BetMGM select five games and you have to pick the six highest-scoring teams in order.

Even if you get fewer than six correct, you can still win free bets for getting even just one team in the right place.

One Game Parlay Insurance – Place a One Game Parlay bet of at least four legs and your stake will be refunded up to $25 in Free Bets if one leg lets you down. Not available in Washington DC.

Three promotions is an excellent offering by BetMGM, even if one of them is not NFL-specific. What makes the range especially attractive is that punters are rewarded for placing bets they may already have done anyway.

NBA

The NBA season was still over a month from starting at the time of writing and as a result, BetMGM are only offering basic markets.

Unsurprisingly, this is the same situation as other betting sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.

NBA
Margins

4.8%

NBA betting markets
Odds

Strong

Min/max bet

$0.50/variable

Promotions

Parlay Plus

It is difficult to assess BetMGM’s NBA betting with only a handful of markets available, however it is almost certain that they will provide plenty more when the season starts.

Basketball Promotions at BetMGM

BetMGM are yet to offer any specific basketball promotions but this may change as the season approaches.

NHL

Despite the season still being some weeks away at the time of this BetMGM review, NHL betting markets are broad and diverse – blowing other sportsbooks out of the water.

The betting site has a full range of usual game options plus correct score and game props, although they are yet to add player props.

NHL
Margins

4.5%

NHL betting markets

73

Odds

Strong

Min/max bet

$0.50/variable

Promotions

Parlay Plus

Ice Hockey Promotions at BetMGM

BetMGM do not have any hockey promotions at present but could be set to offer some when the new season begins.

MLB

MLB betting lines are generally added quite quickly by BetMGM, although in some cases we found that they are released only a few hours before the scheduled start time.

Aside from that, their odds are extremely competitive and are sometimes market leaders in spread, moneyline and total. As well, their range of 59 markets offer bettors plenty of options for each game.

MLB
Margins

4.5%

MLB betting markets

59

Odds

Strong

Min/max bet

$0.50/variable

Promotions

King of the Weekend, Hit the Cycle, Parlay Plus

The only thing missing from BetMGM’s baseball markets is a better selection of futures. They offer only World Series markets whilst other betting sites have ones such as MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Cy Young Winner.

Baseball Promotions at BetMGM

BetMGM set themselves apart with their baseball promotions, having two which are available throughout the season. Other major betting sites have no promotions which run throughout the season.

MLB promotions

King of the Weekend – This is a free-to-play game in which you can win $20,000 in cash by simply selecting the six highest-scoring teams in a weekend in order of runs scored. You can also win free bets for getting between one and five correct.

This promotion was not available in Wyoming at time of writing.

Hit the Cycle – Complete wagering challenges by betting on baseball to receive free bets and bonuses every week. There are four challenges to complete and each require a $10 wager, which really opens up the promotion to almost all bettors.

This promotion is not available in Wyoming or in Washington DC. Instead, DC bettors can get a $15 free bet when the Nationals strike out 15 batters.

These two BetMGM promotions are a good balance as one is free and the other rewards bettors for placing bets, which makes this an impressive offering by the betting site.

NCAA

BetMGM offer every college game in both football and basketball, which is standard across major betting sites and puts them in line with sportsbooks like DraftKings and FanDuel.

They have an extensive range of markets but this does differ by location due to state regulations on college sports betting which is no fault of BetMGM, and their odds are generally competitive.

NCAA
Margins

4.5%

NCAA betting markets

104

Odds

Strong

Min/max bet

$0.50/variable

Promotions

One Game Parlay Insurance, Parlay Plus

NCAA Betting Promotions at BetMGM

BetMGM only have one promotion for college sports at time of writing but the different state regulation does make it more difficult for any betting site to offer more or more complex ones.

NCAA promotions

One Game Parlay Insurance – Place a One Game Parlay bet of at least four legs and your stake will be refunded up to $50 in Free Bets if one leg lets you down. Not available in Washington DC.

Although this promotion is almost identical to the NFL one, it is not a bad thing as it still appeals to the majority of bettors. As well, other major betting sites do not offer college football promotions and so BetMGM already lead the way in that regard.

BetMGM Betting Features

BetMGM are one of the best sportsbooks when it comes to features offered, providing a multitude of options that will suit just about every bettor.

  • Early cashout

    Early cashout lets bettors settle their bets early for a pre-determined cash value. Not all bets are eligible for it but those that are will have a cashout value displayed in the ‘My Bets’ tab.

    BetMGM take this one step further by having auto cashout, which lets users set a value and the bet will automatically be cashed out if it reaches that amount.

  • Live streaming

    BetMGM offer live streaming on select tennis, soccer and NBA games, allowing bettors to watch games on desktop or mobile. Only a handful of games are available to stream and customers must be logged in to watch.

  • Bet builder/Same game parlay

    Called One Game Parlay at BetMGM, this tool allows customers to combine multiple events from the same match into a single bet. This is available on a variety of sports including the big four.

  • Easy parlay

    Easy Parlay is a tool which helps bettors put together parlays without the effort. The option can be found at the top of BetMGM’s homepage and the page displays games which can be easily added into a parlay.

  • Edit bet

    BetMGM do not currently offer an option to edit your bet after it has been placed.

Providing four out these five features gives bettors almost as much control as possible over their bets, with the added auto cashout option particularly enticing.

As well, the live streaming option puts BetMGM well above other betting sites, with very few other competitors having it. The only room for improvement on that front is adding a menu to see which streamable games and events are coming up.

BetMGM Live Sports Betting

BetMGM have live sports betting available on almost every sport, including the main US sports and other sports like tennis and soccer.

Live betting is easy to find, located at the top of the page next to the home button, and BetMGM split live games into individual sports.

BetMGM live sports betting
Range of markets

Average

Live stats

Advanced

Ease of use

Easy

Live streaming options

Advanced

BetMGM’s live odds are extremely competitive and their live streaming options sets them apart from other betting sites in the US, offering live games of baseball and soccer to watch.

Payment Methods at BetMGM

BetMGM offer a variety of payment methods to cater all customers, although these do vary by state.

The range of deposit options available is in line with other major betting sites, and BetMGM display them at the bottom of the homepage to make things as easy as possible.

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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hours2-4 Business days
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesYesNoYes
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysN/AWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hoursN/A2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/AN/A
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysN/AWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hoursN/A2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/A
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysN/AWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hoursN/A2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/A
Withdrawal methodYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hoursN/A2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/AN/A
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysN/AWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hoursN/A2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/A15 minutesN/AN/A
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysN/AWithin 24 hoursN/A2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/A
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hoursN/AWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hours2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/A
Withdrawal methodYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout timeN/AWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hours2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/A
Withdrawal methodNoYesNoYesYesNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hours
Withdrawal methodYesYesNo
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Min/max deposit$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/$5000$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout time2-4 Business daysWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysN/AWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hoursN/A2-4 Business days2-4 Business daysN/A
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNo
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Min/max withdrawal$10/-$10/-$10/-$10/-
FeesNoneNoneNoneNone
Payout timeWithin 24 hours3-5 Business daysWithin 24 hoursWithin 24 hours
Withdrawal methodYesYesYesNo

BetMGM can improve their deposit methods by offering more than they do in the states with very few options, especially where VISA and Mastercard are unavailable.

BetMGM Mobile App

BetMGM have a mobile app for both iOS and Android, which makes it available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phones and Android tablets.

Both can be downloaded from their respective stores – iOS from App Store and Android from Google Play.

The BetMGM app looks pretty and has an identical layout to the desktop sportsbook, but it is not without its problems.

Having tested the app, we found that it was slow and occasionally totally unresponsive, as well as being susceptible to bugs when logging in.

Live chat is incredibly difficult to find without going through a lengthy series of menus, which is also true of the desktop website and contributes to it being far from one of the best betting apps.

Geo-location with BetMGM

BetMGM and other betting sites cannot accept bets from locations outside of the states where they have licenses, even if you signed up in one of those states or live there.

You have to download Geocomply location software from BetMGM to be able to bet with them. This plugin detects which state you are in.

To place bets on the app, your phone’s geo-location has to be turned on. If you are connecting via WiFi then your location will be detected automatically.

Is BetMGM Legit?

BetMGM is a legitimate betting site, having operated online since 2019 and available in more states than any other US sportsbook.

They are licensed by the appropriate regulator in each state where they are allowed to accept bets.

BetMGM is part of MGM Resorts International, whose existence goes back as far as 1969.

BetMGM company info
betmgm company info
US licensesAZ, CO, IN, IA, MI, NV, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WDC, WV, WY
Other productsCasino
Non-US licensesNone
Responsible gambling measuresDeposit Limits, Loss Limits, Time Limits, Self-Exclusion
Year founded1969
OwnerMGM Resorts International
CEOWilliam Hornbuckle
Publicly tradedYes – New York Stock Exchange

History of BetMGM

BetMGM’s parent group MGM Resorts International has a storied history, stretching back over 50 years to their origins in Las Vegas casinos.

casino tycoon buys mgm
1969

Casino tycoon buys MGM

Kirk Kerkorian, an airline and casino tycoon, bought a controlling stake in film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

mgm grand hotel opens
1973

MGM Grand Hotel opens

Following the success of the Las Vegas Hilton, Kerkorian is inspired to open his own hotel in the city.

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1997

New York-New York opens

A joint venture with Primadonna Resorts recreates the iconic New York skyline at the now-famous New York-New-York Hotel in Vegas.

mgm merges with mirage resorts
2000

MGM merges with Mirage Resorts

Three months after MGM Grand made an unsolicited offer to buy Mirage Resorts, the two hotel & casino companies merge to form MGM Mirage.

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2010

MGM Mirage rebrands

Shareholders approve a name change to MGM Resorts.

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2018

BetMGM is launched

Soon after online sports wagering is legalized in the USA, MGM Resorts develops and launches BetMGM.

Why You Should Join BetMGM

BetMGM is one of the best betting sites available to US bettors, providing customers with a fantastic range of sports and very strong odds that push them towards the top of the pack. The live streaming aspect is also particularly enticing, especially for those who enjoy tennis and soccer.

Also in their favor is their state availability, with no other sportsbook being licensed in as many states as BetMGM is.

Pros
  • Highly competitive odds
  • Great promotions
  • Excellent welcome bonus
  • Live streaming
Cons
  • App needs work
  • Customer service hard to find

We definitely recommend using BetMGM as we largely had good experiences whilst using the site, finding very few faults with it.

Making it easier to access customer service would be helpful and the app certainly needs to be more fluid, but those cons do not cast much of a shadow over the myriad of pros.

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FAQs

BetMGM is safe and legit, being licensed in 16 separate states and owned by casino veterans MGM Resorts International. They have been operating online since 2018 and are continuing to expand as more states legalize online sports wagering.

BetMGM is available in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Betting on BetMGM is very user-friendly. After signing up for an account and depositing via your chosen payment method, simply click on the market you want to bet on and type in your wager amount. Then click “Place Bet”.

BetMGM is a real-money betting site and licensed as such. This means you can withdraw any money you win, with some payout methods taking as little as 15 minutes to process. The only money that cannot be are free bets, which must be wagered on BetMGM.

BetMGM is owned by MGM Resorts International, which was officially founded in 1987 as MGM Grand but its background can be traced back to as early as 1969. MGM Resorts International also owns a number of physical casinos in Las Vegas and China.


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