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Where is BetMGM Legal?

19 September 2022

Our team of online gambling experts has put together this up-to-date list of every state where BetMGM is legal, find out if your state is on the list!

Where is BetMGM Legal?

BetMGM Legal States

BetMGM is legal in the following states - Arizona, Colorado, Washington D.C.*, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi*, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

*wagering restricted to certain locations

Last updated: January 2, 2023

STATES WHERE BETMGM IS LEGAL

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  1. Arizona → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  2. Colorado → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  3. Washington DC → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  4. Illinois → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  5. Indiana → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  6. Iowa → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  7. Kansas → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  8. Louisiana → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  9. Maryland → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  10. Michigan → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  11. Mississippi → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  12. Nevada → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  13. New Jersey → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  14. New York → No Offer Available in NY

  15. Ohio → $1,000 First Bet Insuarance

  16. Pennsylvania → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  17. Tennessee → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  18. Virginia → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  19. West Virginia → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  20. Wyoming → Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

What States is BetMGM legal in?

StateSportsbookOnline Casino
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington D.C.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


How to use BetMGM

Create a BetMGM account

New BetMGM customers get a Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000. Simply tap the CLAIM BONUS button below to get yours.

  1. Tap the green button below
  2. Create BetMGM login & verify account
  3. Deposit at least $10 into your account
  4. Place any sports wager you like
  5. If your bet loses, your free bet credits (equal to the amount of your first bet) will be applied to your balance

BetMGM is up there with DraftKings Sportsbook as one of the best and most widely available sportsbooks in the US right now. Check out our BetMGM vs DraftKings Sportsbook article if you want to see how the two operators stack up against each other!

BetMGM Maryland

Maryland is the second most recent addition to the long list of states where BetMGM is legal!

BetMGM launched in Maryland on November 23, 2022.

It was a fairly easy decision for SWARC to award BetMGM a license to operate in the state, already having a strong presence in Maryland thanks to its partnership with the Baltimore Ravens as well as a retail sportsbook located at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, MD.

What states is BetMGM legal?

BetMGM Arizona

  • Online launch: September 2021
  • Licensing partner: Arizona Cardinals/Gila River Tribe
  • Regulated by: Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG)

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BetMGM Colorado

  • Online launch: May 2020
  • Licensing partner: Midnight Rose Casino
  • Regulated by: Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (CLGCC)

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BetMGM DC

  • Online launch: June 2021
  • Licensing partner: Washington Nationals
  • Regulated by: The Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG)

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BetMGM Illinois

  • Online launch: March 2022
  • Licensing partner: Par-A-Dice Casino
  • Regulated by: Illinois Gaming Board (IGB)

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BetMGM Indiana

  • Online launch: February 2020
  • Licensing partner: Belterra Casino Resort
  • Regulated by: Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC)

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BetMGM Iowa

  • Online launch: January 2021
  • Licensing partner: Diamond Jo Casinos
  • Regulated by: Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission (IRGC)

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BetMGM Kansas

  • Online launch: September 2022
  • Licensing partner: Kansas Star Casino
  • Regulated by: Kansas Racing & Gaming Commission (KRGC)

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BetMGM Louisiana

  • Online launch: January 2022
  • Licensing partner: Harrah's New Orleans
  • Regulated by: Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB)

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BetMGM Maryland

  • Online launch: November 2022
  • Licensing partner: MGM National Harbor
  • Regulated by: Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control (MLGC)

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BetMGM Michigan

  • Online launch: January 2021
  • Licensing partner: MGM Grand Detroit
  • Regulated by: Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB)

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BetMGM Mississippi

  • Online launch: September 2021
  • Licensing partner: Gold Strike Casino Resort
  • Regulated by: Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC)

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BetMGM Nevada

  • Online launch: March 2020
  • Licensing partner: MGM Resorts
  • Regulated by: Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB)

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BetMGM New Jersey

  • Online launch: August 2018
  • Licensing partner: Borgata Casino
  • Regulated by: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE)

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BetMGM New York

  • Online launch: January 2022
  • Licensing partner: Yonkers Raceway
  • Regulated by: New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC)

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BetMGM Ohio

  • Online launch: January 2023
  • Licensing partner: MGM Northfield Park
  • Regulated by: Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC)

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BetMGM Pennsylvania

  • Online launch: December 2020
  • Licensing partner: Hollywood Casino Morgantown
  • Regulated by: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)

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BetMGM Tennessee

  • Online launch: November 2020
  • Licensing partner: N/A
  • Regulated by: Sports Wagering Advisory Council (SWAC)

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BetMGM Virginia

  • Online launch: January 2021
  • Licensing partner: N/A
  • Regulated by: Virginia Lottery

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BetMGM West Virginia

  • Online launch: January 2020
  • Licensing partner: The Greenbrier
  • Regulated by: West Virginia Lottery Commission

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BetMGM Wyoming

  • Online launch: September 2021
  • Licensing partner: N/A
  • Regulated by: Wyoming Gaming Commission (WGC)

Sign up with BetMGM WY

BetMGM States: A look ahead

Is BetMGM legal in California?

Right now, no. California hasn't approved legal sports betting.

However, it's almost impossible to imagine that sports betting won't be legalized in the Golden State in the coming future given the rampant rise in the popularity of sports betting in the US.

The 2022 legislative session in CA will be crucial in how the state moves forward with plans for legal sports betting but given BetMGM’s success and countrywide appeal, one can expect BetMGM to feature heavily in any bidding process for a CA online sports betting license.

Is BetMGM legal in Texas?

No, at this moment legal sports betting in Texas doesn't exist.

But 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for many states considering sports betting bills and few come any bigger than Texas. Like CA, it’s thought should one of the proposals come to pass, late 2022 or early 2023 could be a potential timeframe for what will become one of the most lucrative sports betting markets in the US.

Given the lack of commercial casinos in Texas, any TX market is likely to be based solely online and will most likely include BetMGM.

BetMGM Notable Dates

  • November 2022 - BetMGM goes live in Maryland on November 23, 2022, the first day of legal online sports betting in the state.
  • September 2022 - BetMGM launches in its 17th state, Kansas, on the first day of legal sports betting in the state.
  • March 2022 - BetMGM launches in Illinois
  • January 2022 - BetMGM launches in Louisiana on the first day of online sports betting.
  • January 2022 - BetMGM goes live on the first day of online sports betting in New York.
  • August 2018 - BetMGM officially goes live in its first state, New Jersey.

About BetMGM

BetMGM

Risk-Free First Bet up to $1,000

BetMGM is MGM Resorts International's online sports betting division. MGM, which was created in 1986, owns casino and hotel resort properties around the United States.

Under the PlayMGM brand, the business entered the internet gaming industry in 2017 with an online sportsbook in Nevada and an online casino in New Jersey.

However, as MGM began to provide online sports betting in numerous states in 2018, the online side of the company was renamed 'BetMGM.'

BetMGM now operates in numerous states (plus D.C.), including New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Kansas, making it one of the most widely available legal online gambling sites in the US.


FAQs about where BetMGM is legal

Where is BetMGM legal?

BetMGM is legal and operational in the following states: AZ, CO, D.C., IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MD, MI, MS, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY.

Is BetMGM legal in Maryland?

Yes, BetMGM began accepting online wagers in Maryland on November 23, 2022. BetMGM also operates a retail sportsbook located at MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, MD.

Is BetMGM legal in Ohio?

Yes. BetMGM is legal and available for anyone 21 or older to use in Ohio. BetMGM launched in Ohio on January 1, 2023.

Is BetMGM legal in Kansas?

Yes. BetMGM is legal and available for anyone 21 or older to use in Kansas. BetMGM launched its sports betting service in Kansas in September 2022.

Is BetMGM legal in Illinois?

Yes. BetMGM just launched in Illinois on March 5, 2022 and is now accepting online wagers in the state of Illinois.

Is BetMGM legal in Georgia?

No. There are no legal betting options in Georgia as things stand.

Who owns BetMGM?

BetMGM is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

Where does BetMGM work?

BetMGM works in states where BetMGM holds the required license to operate legally (AZ, CO, D.C., IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MI, MS, NJ, NV, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV & WY).

You can create a BetMGM account and make a deposit in any US state. However, for the sportsbook to accept wagers and work fully, you need to be in one of the states where BetMGM is legal.

Can anyone use BetMGM?

Only customers over the age of 21 years old (18 in WY) in authorized sports betting states where BetMGM is licensed, can use BetMGM. These states are: Arizona, Colorado, Washington D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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