BetMGM Sportsbook review
BetMGM Sportsbook at a glance
|Casino Name||BetMGM Sportsbook|
|Owner||MGM Resorts International|
|Games offered||basketball, NFL|
|Compatible Devices||Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Tablet|
|Payout Days||1-2 days|
|Banking Options||Visa, Mastercard + 3 more|
- BetMGM is one of the four strongest books
- Good variety of sports to bet on
- Promotions can include offers on MGM hotel stays
- Ease of navigation is better than other NY books
Preview of BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook review
BetMGM Sportsbook is a huge player in the American sports gambling industry. Building brand loyalty is important to BetMGM which is great for the customer because they reward bettors with regular promotions. One of the nicest things on the site is the ease of navigation with several options for finding sports, plus options to live stream events you can wager on.
BetMGM also has an “Easy Parlay” feature at the top of the screen that makes it easy to build a parlay, either single sport or multi-sport, without the “opt-in to parlay” restrictions we see at other books. The app is similar to the desktop site and is speedy, which is beneficial when gambling on live events when lines shift nearly every minute.
Sports markets and bet types
There are 12 different types of sports offered on the desktop version and 18 on the app. You’ll find the likes of darts, cricket, snooker and table tennis exclusively on the app. It also offers matches from the Champions League in Europe, Premier League in England and LaLiga in Spain to name a few. Popular sports in America like football, basketball, golf and hockey are well covered which is always good to see. Bet types include over/unders, match results, team futures and in-game wagers on just about anything you can imagine. The app also includes gambling on Premiere League Lacrosse, which most other sportsbooks do not offer.
Bonuses and promotions
BetMGM has a variety of promotions on at any one time including a $50 refer-a friend bonus. Often their promotional offers are tied to traveling to MGM properties, which isn't possible for every state. The “Bigger Better Benefits” program allows users to accumulate bonus credits that can be applied to sports gambling, casino gambling and poker play online, or MGM Rewards points. These can be used for complimentary food and beverage, entertainment, hotel stays, waived resort fees, room upgrades, tickets to concerts at MGM resorts and the BetMGM gift card. Plus, BetMGM gift cards often include $10 deposit bonuses as an added extra.
There plenty of ways to deposit funds in the sportsbook and the money is available for wagering almost immediately. The six payment options are PayPal, debit card, VIP preferred banking, online banking, instant banking and the Play+ Prepaid card, which offers the fastest turnaround time for withdrawals. BetMGM withdrawal options offer a variety of time frames: 3-7 business days for debit card and online banking, within 24 hours for PayPal. Chat support is unavailable, which is strange because every other book offers it.
Luckily they have a customer service phone number which saves a lot of back and forth. There is a $5 minimum deposit and a $50,000 maximum deposit. Any withdrawal of $10,000 or more will be immediately reported to the IRS in accordance with US banking laws.
Security and fair play
We're confident that BetMGM Sportsbook is a safe and secure sportsbook. They use VeriSign encryption technology to protect data so you can trust that your details are safe. The company is audited internally, and those financial reports can be viewed online.
The first thing you will see when logging into the BetMGM Sportsbook App is events currently in progress, which shows how this book prioritizes in-game betting. The extra sports available only on the app is a fun bonus for regular bettors. With this app, there's little navigation required to get around and it's easy for all bettors to use. We're also pleased to see it is availble for iOS and Android.
Overall, we were impressed by BetMGM's sportsbook site and app and would give it the green light. We expect to see quite the evolution of BetMGM’s operations across America as more and more states come online and offer casino gambling. What we expect to see as the American sports betting market evolves is a huge push from BetMGM in the customer loyalty program. Watch this space, and in the meantime we recommend giving this sportsbook a go on their site or app.