BetMGM review:


Risk-free first bet up to $600

BetMGM overview



It’s fair to say, MGM do not do things by halves. Thus, the global entertainment giants weren’t going to miss the chance to complete its triad of gambling options when sports betting was legalized in 2018. Alongside GVC Holdings, MGM launched PlayMGM as its mobile sports betting offering in New Jersey. A little over twelve months later, playMGM was rebranded. Enter BetMGM, a sportsbook that guarantees players the ultimate betting experience, whatever the sport.

BetMGM score

  • Healthy set of deposit options
  • Clean and logical interface
  • Play casino and poker games on same platform
  • Basic app offering
Bonus offer
Betting variety
Mobile experience
Payment options
Betting experience
BetMGM quick facts
Game TypesSports Betting, Casino, Poker, Virtual Sports
Deposit methodsNJ: VISA/Mastercard, American Express PayPal, PayNearMe, Play+, Skrill, Bank Transfer, VIP Preferred e-check, Cash (in-person at Borgota Casino, NJ)
Withdrawal methodsNJ: PayPal, Skrill, Play+, VIP Preferred e-check, Cash (in-person at Borgota Casino, NJ), Check by Mail
Odds providerIGT
Casino game typesLive Dealer Casino, Roulette, Blackjack
Casino providerBetMGM
AppsiPhone, Android
SupportLive chat, Phone, Email, FAQ
OwnerMGM Resorts International
Founded Year1986
HeadquarterParadise, Nevada

BetMGM Review

New Jersey, listen up! One of the largest casino operators in the world, MGM, has rebranded its sportsbook offering. Out goes playMGM and in comes, BetMGM!

As was the case, with BetStars rebranding to Fox Bet, MGM has followed suit with a name they feel will better resonate with sports bettors. After premiering in New Jersey, expect BetMGM to roll out at a state near you soon.

Now we’ve cleared that up, it’s time to dive deep into what BetMGM can offer you as a sports bettor. Whether you’re just about to dip your feet into the world of sports betting, or, you’re on the hunt for a new sportsbook altogether, betMGM has way more to offer you than just a new name.

BetMGM Pros

If you can remember the playMGM platform, you’ll recall it not being among the best. No longer is the case, we say.

A heap of new features available has enhanced the betting platform ten fold, making for a seamless and entertaining betting experience from start to finish.

From early cash-out and bet tracking to odds boosts, smoother transactions and an even smoother shared wallet between sports, casino and poker apps, you can tell MGM have addressed and improved key areas.

BetMGM NJ Sportsbook

Risk-free first bet up to $600

BetMGM Cons

No review is complete without a look at the areas we’d consider improving on. In the case of BetMGM, we have to start with how the book looks aesthetically.

Trivial for some perhaps, but there is a distinct lack of character about the front page. On visiting the home page for the first time we weren’t exactly bowled over and nor were we enticed to bet.

To add, the pages are a little basic in general. A lack of info in parts fails to engage with a customer who wants to be made to feel at home. Like the white and grey design, it’s all a bit cold.

BetMGM - The Bottom Line

A lick of paint and a new name can do wonders for business and that’s certainly the case for BetMGM. Despite the issues above, there is a freshness about the book.

There’s no doubt the right decision has been made in separating their gambling options and lanching a standalone sportsbook; it’s exactly what was needed. So often people, especially new bettors, are oblivious to the fact an online casino may offer other forms of gambling.

That said, the MGM name carries enough weight in the US to help the rebrand get off the ground in the sports betting jungle of New Jersey. We look forward to seeing how BetMGM performs over the coming months.


Is BetMGM sportsbook legal?

BetMGM is a fully regulated sportsbook, licensed to operate in New Jersey. At present, the book is not authorized to operate in any other state other than NJ.

Is there a BetMGM sportsbook app I can download?

Absolutely. iOS users can find the sportsbook app in the App Store. Due to Google not permitting gambling apps on its Google Play Store, Android need to do this:

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  2. Click ‘Download for Android’ link
  3. Click on the Android logo once redirected
  4. Override phone settings to ‘install from this source’ (if need be)
  5. Register and enjoy the BetMGM sportsbook app

What’s the BetMGM new customer promotion?

New customers are eligible for a risk-free bet up to $500. To qualify, do this:

1, Download the app relevant to your device

2, Sign up and deposit money into your new account

3, Place an opening wager of up to $500

4, If your bet loses, you will receive the first bet amount back as a free bet.

How can I deposit money at BetMGM sportsbook?

There are a number of options for depositing money into your BetMGM account including:

  • Mastercard/VISA
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Prepaid cards
  • PayNearMe
  • Bank transfer

Where can I use the BetMGM app?

BetMGM is only regulated in New Jersey as of December 2019. So long as you’re within the border of New Jersey, you can bet using at BetMGM.

BetMGM NJ Welcome Bonus

If you’re a new customer, and in New Jersey at the time of betting, you can claim a welcome bonus from BetMGM.

Don’t be put off should you be new to this process. In fact, be excited. This is when the sportsbook does all the running. To grab your attention and entice you to create a new account, sportsbooks offer free money or free bets.

The BetMGM deposit bonus of $500 is one of the more generous on the market.

To claim, follow these steps:

  1. Download the app relevant to your mobile device
  2. Create BetMGM NJ account
  3. Deposit a minimum of $10 into your account
  4. Place any sports wager with -200 odds or greater
  5. If your bet loses, you will receive the amount wagered back (eg, If you deposit $500, you receive $500).
T’s and C’s
  • Free bets are broken down into denominations of 10 (for instance, if your $250 wager loses, you will receive ten $25 free bets
  • Free bets are limited to one per person
  • The value of your free bet is not included in any winnings.

BetMGM NJ Casino Bonus

MGM Resorts first launched its online casino in 2017 under its former playMGM brand. But that too now falls under the BetMGM name.

Boasting more than 400 casino games and a number of innovative features, BetMGM online casino is rightly recognized as one of the best in New Jersey.

But what about its welcome bonus? Well, that’s every bit as generous as the sportsbook. A free $25 wager is one the table for all new sign-ups.

Here’s how you can claim your free, no strings attached free $25:

  1. Create an account with BetMGM
  2. Verify identity
  3. Receive $25 FREEPLAY, which is available to use instantly
T’s and C’s
  • Players must be at least 21 and playing within New Jersey
  • New BetMGM accounts only
  • Only one offer per household

BetMGM app

There are two things you want of a sports betting app. First, it can be downloaded easily. Second, it is easy to use. Fortunately, the BetMGM app ticks both boxes.

Here’s how to download the app for your device:

Android users:

Due to Google’s ban on sports betting apps on its app store, you need to visit the BetMGM website from your mobile device. From there, you will be prompted to follow the on-screen instructions and download the app.

iOS users:

A bit more straightforward for those with Apple devices. You can head straight to the App Store and download ‘BetMGM NJ Sports Betting App’.

BetMGM Payment Options

The hallmark of any top sportsbook is the number of deposit options available. BetMGM makes it possible to move money to and from your betting account how you want.

There aren’t heaps of options but enough to ensure there’s a way for everybody to pay. And play.

Here are the deposit options available for BetMGM players:

  • VISA/Mastercard
  • PayPal
  • Play+
  • Skrill
  • PayNearMe
  • Bank Transfer
  • ACH/e-check
  • In-person at casino cage (Borgata, Atlantic City)

When you go to withdraw winnings from your account, the options are, again, healthy:

  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Check
  • VIP Preferred
  • In-person at Borgata Casino

BetMGM NJ Customer Support

If there is an area BetMGM could do with improving, it would be customer service. At present, it comprises a telephone number and an email request form; pretty basic to say the least. An online chat is a minimum of any online-based service today and something the sportsbook should already have in place.