BETMGM Sportsbook Review

BETMGM Sportsbook launched its online app in New Jersey in August 2018, followed by West Virginia and Indiana in early 2020. Colorado joined in with its online launch on May 1, 2020 and Michigan is set to launch soon.

The app is a joint venture with British betting group GVC Holdings, (owner of Coral, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet brands).

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How to download the BETMGM Sports app

The BETMGM Sports app is available for iPhone and Android in:

  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia
  • Indiana
  • Colorado

After you have signed up using our links, scroll down the BetMGM homepage. About 2/3 of the way down on the right hand side, under the header ‘Bet MGM Sports’, you will find a link to download the app of your choice.

Of course you can also play BETMGM Sports from your desktop.

Sports available at BETMGM

BETMGM offers a broad array of US and international sports, and entertainment events.

  • Aussie rules football
  • Auto racing (Formula One)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball (NBA, NCAA men’s and women’s (women’s select games with live wagering)
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Entertainment (Oscars)
  • Football (NFL, CFL, AAF and college)
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Mixed martial arts and combat sports
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer (US, Europe, UEFA, South America)
  • Tennis

Bet types available on BETMGM Sportsbook

BETMGM offers standard point spreads, moneyline and over/under totals wagering. The minimum base wager is $1.

The book caps parlays at 10 events; however, the bettor can combine more than one event in the parlay (i.e., moneyline and over/under).

Teaser bets are available for football.

For basketball, BETMGM offers wagers on first half spreads, moneylines and totals.

It also has NHL offerings on first period spreads, moneylines and totals as well as scoring in the first 10 minutes of the game.

There are also futures bet options based on league champions and individual MVP awards across multiple sports.

BETMGM Sportsbook’s customer support options

BETMGM Sports offers a 24/7 helpline, as well as a built-in customer support feature within the app where players can reach via a series of drop-down menus. Players can also contact the customer service group by email.

BETMGM’s security

Once account registration is complete, BETMGM requires an account verification process. The sportsbook validates account information such as name, address and other details.

If all of the information players provide is correct, BETMGM should be able to verify account details online. All information given online to BETMGM is encrypted using advanced logarithm combinations.

Any communication between the account holder and BETMGM is also encrypted at maximum strength using 128-bit Secure Socket Locket (SSL) encryption software. The sportsbook protects all private information — including all payment details — using an SSL certificate from VeriSign.

The book also protects the account holder against fraudulent use of the credit cards via support online authentication protocols that are verified by Visa and MasterCard’s SecureCode.

Advantages of BETMGM Sportsbook

BETMGM offers the opportunity for account holders to easily transfer money from a casino account to a sports account and vice versa.

There’s a variety of sports betting options available on BETMGM.

The book is breaking new ground in New Jersey, West Virginia and Indiana sports betting by offering such unique bets as in-play betting on women’s college basketball, and NHL goal-scored in the first 10 minutes of the game betting lines.

BETMGM offers parlay players the option to build two of the legs from the same game.

If an inadvertent bet occurs and is due to an error (e.g., accidental multiple identical bets), the bettor must contact BETMGM’s customer service within 15 minutes of the wager occurring for BETMGM to consider appropriate adjustments to the player’s account.

BETMGM’s drawbacks

A player must be logged in to view the betting menu. Once the log-in process is complete, a player has an additional four clicks until one can see the specific sport and team matchups/odds.

If players are building multiple plays or a multi-leg parlay and log off, they will lose all of the activity on the bet slip and will need to log back in and start over.

There are limited options for alternative point spread lines. While BETMGM will offer standard +1 goal/-1 goal options for the NHL, only two other alternate point spread and totals options are available for NBA.

Parlays are available, but the sportsbook caps the number of legs at a maximum of 10 events. BETMGM does not offer round robins.

BETMGM Sportsbook’s deposit options

  • Bank transfer (e-check/VIP preferred) or use a pre-established online banking account to fund your account.
  • Mastercard or Visa credit card, or fund a digital wallet account using your credit card or bank transfer.
  • Deposit a nearby 7-Eleven using PayNearMe, or directly at Borgata Casino‘s cage in Atlantic City. Cage deposits are only available in New Jersey. BetMGM WV players will need to use the online options.

BETMGM’s withdrawal options

  • ACH/e-check
  • Check via mail
  • Skrill
  • Borgata Casino’s cage (NJ only)

It is important to note that BETMGM reviews all withdrawals internally and approves them before the distribution of any funds. The internal review process takes up to two working days, plus additional time for the delivery of the funds.

Frequently asked questions

Who can bet at BETMGM Sports?

BETMGM is open to adults at least 21 years and older. All bets must be placed while verified to be located in New Jersey, Indiana, Colorado or West Virginia as determined by geolocation.

What is geolocation?

Geolocation is technology that will guarantee anyone playing games on BETMGM is located within the state of New Jersey, Indiana, Colorado or West Virginia in accordance with regulatory standards.

A player’s location is currently determined via Wi-Fi signal triangulation and IP address. If there is any failure to confirm these, the player will be unable to play.

Is there a minimum age requirement to place bets with BETMGM Sports?

Yes. Players must be at least 21 years old to place a bet on the BETMGM Sportsbook app.

What is Social Security number, identity, age and address verification?

New Jersey, West Virginia, Colorado & Indiana regulations require verification of customer’s identity through a Know Your Customer (KYC) process to ensure that players are 21 years of age or older and are eligible to play the games.

All personal information supplied to BETMGM helps to comply with regulatory requirements.

Is BETMGM Sportsbook legal?

Yes, BETMGM is entirely legal in West Virginia, New Jersey, Indiana, and Colorado. Soon, BETMGM will be entirely legal in Michigan, so stay tuned!

Is there a loyalty or rewards program available for BETMGM Sports wagering?

Currently, wagering on the BETMGM WV, NJ, IN or CO Sports app does not generate iRewards points or contribute to MGM’s M Life tier credit status at this time.

Can someone have more than one BETMGM online gaming account?

No. For security reasons, BETMGM only allows one account; however, this account can also be used to log in to the poker and casino site.

How often does a player need to log in to keep his or her account open?

There is no requirement for a player to play or to add funds to keep his or her account open. However, there must be one log-in at least once every 180 days. If there are no log-ins during this period, BETMGM will deem the account abandoned and closed, and any remaining account balance could be forfeited.

Is it free to open and maintain a BETMGM online gaming account?

Yes. There aren’t any set-up costs or monthly charges; however, a player will need to deposit real money into the account through the cashier to play. Some transaction fees may apply, depending on how a player sends or receives money through BETMGM.

Can I access BETMGM Sports through the MGM casino, poker apps?

No, players must download the separate BETMGM Sports app to play and bet sports. The poker and casino sites are only active in New Jersey. BetMGM WV, IN and CO sportsbooks do not offer anything outside of sports betting.

How do I create an account for the BETMGM Sports app?

If a player has created a BETMGM online gaming account, he or she does not need to create a new account. A player can download the app and use his or her existing credentials to log into the BETMGM Sports app.

Can I use my BETMGM Nevada Sports when I am in NJ, WV, IN or CO?

If a player has a BETMGM Nevada sports account, he or she still needs to download the BETMGM Sports app and create a BETMGM online account. The BETMGM Nevada sports app only works when the player is physically in the state of Nevada.

Can a player cancel a bet?

No. Bets that are accepted will not be changed or voided upon confirmation of the successfully placed bet.

If a player made an inadvertent bet on your account due to an error (e.g., inadvertent multiple identical bets), he or she must inform BETMGM’s customer service within 15 minutes for BETMGM to consider appropriate adjustments to be made.

Canceled events that have either not started, or have not met the minimum length for a game to be official, will result in the refund of straight wagers.

Parlays that involve a canceled event will reduce to the next lowest number of selections.