BetMGM Sports App
One of the most popular US Sportsbooks, BetMGM is now live and available in 6 states, New Jersey, Indiana, Colorado, Tennesse, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Iowa, West Virginia, Virginia, and now, Michigan! Available to bettors online and, of course, on mobile with dedicated apps for Android & iOS devices.
Formerly called playMGM, the operator has rebranded and relaunched with a new design and a raft of new features. MGM is of the leading names in the gambling industry with many Casino properties around the world, and the BetMGM Sportsbook app is one of their newest and most popular innovations. It allows bettors to now wager on sports in NJ, as well as Indiana, West Virginia, Colorado, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Virginia, and Michigan right from their mobile phones!
Let’s take a closer look at the BetMGM Sportsbook in more detail with our guide on the official app. Below you can see how to download the app for Android and iOS devices as well as read the complete mobile review.
MGM is one of the most well-known and respected gaming brands the world over. They pretty much own the Las Vegas strip and have hotels, Casinos, and resorts around the globe. So you would think they know a thing or two about gambling, right? Well, they have teamed up with GVC to bring to market their mobile Sportsbook app to NJ, PA, WV, CO, IN, IA, NV, MI, VA, & TN bettors. Until September 2019, the Sportsbook was known as PlayMGM, but it has now been renamed to BetMGM, which we feel works better with the operator. MGM agreed too! With it, you can make wagers on the go wherever you are in the regulated states, but before you can wager any money, you will need an account.
To get one takes a few minutes and can be done straight from your phone or PC/Laptop at https://betmgm.com. You can register in any US state but can only bet for real money in the state borders of NJ, IN, CO, TN, WV, IA, NV, PA, VA, or MI.
We signed up for a betting account in less than 10 minutes. When you join, you will have to give some standard registration details such as your name, cell number, address, date of birth, email, and you will also be asked for your last four digits from your Social Security number. Don’t worry, BetMGM is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, WV Lottery, Colorado Division of Gaming & Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC), so you know when you give your SSN that your information is 100% safe & secure. You then simply need to choose a username and a password, make a deposit, and you are ready to go!
One of the great things about MGM is that through one account, players in NJ, MI, or PA can also use the BetMGM online Casino and BetMGM online Poker room, using just the one login. You can go back and forth wagering on sports or playing Texas Hold ’em or even playing slots or craps. It is all down to you, and you can do so seamlessly through the one playing account.
BetMGM Sports Mobile app
To download the newest version of the Sportsbook app, follow these quick steps:
Downloading the BetMGM sports iPhone app
To download the iOS app, register first if you don’t have an account at https://betmgm.com. Then once signed up, click the button Download For iPhone. You will be taken to iTunes, where you can press GET and download the app. Then just log in and browse the markets.
Downloading the BetMGM sports Android app
To download the Android app, sign up for your account first at https://betmgm.com. Then find the Download For Android button on the main menu. Tap on it and the betMGMSports.apk will download. Pull down the top menu and click on OK to download the file. Press Install, once completed, open the app, log in and you can then fund your account.
Note: The Google Play Store will not allow any form of real wagering or gambling apps to be available in the US. To get the official Sportsbook app from BetMGM, you need to download the BetMGM Sports APK by following the instructions above and getting it directly via the mobile site.
The new design and release mean that the book can now be played directly from your mobile browser too. Similar to a handful of other NJ Sportsbook apps, the BetMGM site didn’t allow you to play via a mobile browser. Instead, you can only wager using the dedicated Android sportsbook app or iOS (iPhone or iPad) app. We are glad this new update allows you to use the Sportsbook via the browser as not everyone wants to download the apps.
To use the BetMGM app, bettors must turn on their location sharing. Standard Sportsbook requirements considering you can only make wagers on your phone within the borders of the state of New Jersey, West Virginia, Colorado, Tennessee, or Indiana. If you do try and use the app outside of state borders to place a bet, your wager will not go through. Clever Geo Locating software can pinpoint your location and prove you are in state lines. You can download the app from anywhere in the globe and even register, but you must physically be in the state to wager.
When you make bets through the Sports app, you have a lot of choices not only with the many different sports to bet on but the several different bet types that are available. You can bet on college and pro basketball, college and pro football, baseball, hockey, tennis, and golf, and they have extensive betting lines when it comes to the leagues of the NBA, NFL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA football and basketball. The Sportsbook is one of the very few that offer wagering on college games, and they are one of the best sportsbooks for baseball betting. The full sports betting options are:
- Combat Sports
- Formula 1
- Rugby Union
Market choice across sports is exceptional. Especially when betting on Football and Soccer. You will find thousands of wagering opportunities in the palm of your hand every day. BetMGM’s book is well known in the industry for having prices for wagers that are above average. We have always found that odds are also posted very early on, which helps when trying to make informed bets for the day. There is live betting available on the app, allowing you to bet on events as they happen, we will cover this in more detail below. Research suggests that they offer more proposition bets than other mobile New Jersey sportsbooks do with live betting.
Players looking to bet on Soccer won’t be disappointed with the offering of live betting with the BetMGM app. The app goes above and beyond other sportsbooks, offering such wagers as Asian Handicaps and 3-way bets. There is also a Boosted Bets feature where you can get increased odds on various events for an even higher payout should that wager land. This is not available on all sports but is available across Football, Basketball, and Soccer currently.
Odds and lines are quick to update and we often pick it up to check on college football scores and the NFL scores. The operator is our book of choice when it comes to betting on football and ranks as one of our top NFL mobile betting apps. As well as extensive sports coverage, there is also no lack of bet types with the BetMGM Sportsbook. They offer:
- Round Robins
- Points Spread
Through the BetMGM sportsbook app, you can take advantage of some great bonuses and promotions. They offer one of the better welcome bonuses around through the mobile Sportsbook. This is a brand new offer for BetMGM Sports (previous was a $100 bonus. Customers placing their first sports wager on the BetMGM Sportsbook will receive up to $500 risk-free on their first sports wager download the BetMGM Sports NJ, PA, IA, IN, CO, TN, MI, NV, VA, & WV app now and start winning!
You can join on your cell or online at https://betmgm.com to grab the $500 free bet bonus. Wagering rules do apply, and you can check the T&c’s out on the site. You do not need a promo code to claim the offer, just visit the operator on any of the links on the site and sign up.
There are also quite a few other BetMGM sportsbook bonuses available as well. They are always changing and will depend on what sports season it is. For example, during the summer, they have bonuses for MLB, and for the fall, they roll out bonuses for NFL, college football, and soccer. They are one of the better Sportsbooks for New Jersey bettors when it comes to generous bonuses and promotions for bigger events. When more significant sporting events are happening, there are more bonus options, so you can be sure when the Super Bowl, NCAA March Madness, and World Series are going on, you will have your pick of some great promo offers. If you need ever more sportsbook offers, you can check out the other operator’s free bet promos.
Since it was initially launched back in 2018 (as PlayMGM), a whole host of improvements have gone into the design and usability of the app. Let’s be honest, when it first came to market, this app lacked a lot of features to make it a standout Sportsbook app. We are pleased to say 99% of those issues have now been addressed. A powerhouse like MGM wasn’t going to let DraftKings & FanDuel steal all the limelight after all. The rebranding has also seen an influx of exciting new features, including Edit My Bet, in-game visuals, and Track your bet. This is now the app that the playMGM mobile should have been all along, so a great call all around.
The BetMGM mobile sportsbook app is set up very much the same as the desktop version with pretty much all the same offerings. You can wager on all the same sports and events, just not tied down to your laptop or PC. Some may feel that the interface is not the most attractive, but we quite like it with the new changes. With a white background, text in black, making it easy to read and gold accent colors, it works well. There is a lot of information available via the mobile app, and it is still straightforward to navigate even on smaller device screens. It is easy to register, sign in, and manage your account, too, no real need ever to use your laptop as you can manage your account on your cell.
Cash-out and Live In-Game or In-Play betting is available with the book too. Cash-out for the majority of testing was excellent, and we didn’t have any issues in leaving the bet early if we didn’t think it would land. They are one of the best US Sportsbooks with a Cash Out feature.
In-Game betting is OK but is an area that needs more sports adding to it. Soccer is done quite well, and there are always several game props to choose from. One of the new features, called Track Your Bet, is the Live scoreboards and visuals where you can track your bet in real-time across many of your favorite sports. You can also use the Edit My Bet option to give you more control over your wagers. This allows you to change and straight, or parlay bet that has Cash Out available. Don’t like how your bet is panning out? Then use the edit my bet feature to change it.
Parlays are now even easier to with the book, thanks to two new features, called Easy Parlay and Parlay Generator. The generator is really impressive and uses a visual tool that returns random selections based on the criteria set by players.
With only two main menus, navigating your way around is easy. The top left menu grants access to the Sports Home, Help, Responsible Gambling info, T&C’s, House Rules & Contact info. The fun menu as we like to call it has Live (for live in-play betting), Boosted Bets, MLB, Football, NHL, Basketball, Soccer, and a handful of other popular sports. There is a full A-Z in the footer of the page, and you can also see this in the My bets area and via the Betslip. The design is simple but effective. It is uncluttered and real quick to move around.
On the Sports home, you will see many of the day’s significant events coming up, and you can see those events with different odds formats too. For example, for football games, you will see the spread and totals as well as the Moneyline pricing. They will have events on the main page and then at the top a link to all the games for that sport that has current odds posted. As far as pricing goes, BetMGM sorts are always very competitive, especially for NFL odds, and particularly for Patriots odds. Fixed odds betting is available with the book.
One of the great things about the BetMGM sportsbook is that through the app, it allows you to do much more than just make sports wagers. Of course, that is the main reason for using the book, but through the app, you can also take care of banking, for both deposits and withdrawals, snap up the various selection of bonuses and promotions, and get in touch with customer service. It is handy to have to check scores, too, as these updates real quick.
A couple of the unique things about the BetMGM app is that they have push notifications and also a quick deposit option. You can set up the mobile book to send you notifications on your phone every time a bet is completed, and even if there is a betting opportunity coming up that may interest you. In terms of the quick deposits, they can be made in only a few seconds through the app, making it so really easy to fund your account so you can get that wager on quickly.
Not limited now to just Sports, you can also access the top BetMGM casino. New customers can claim a welcome offer of a 100% deposit matched up to $1000 and also get $25 on the house, so well worth signing up for if you are a casino fan. We always felt the old app was missing the casino access and are pleased to now see it here. Not only that, but you can also use the live casino and play poker too! We cover the app in more detail on our dedicated BetMGM casino app review. You can check out the offering and download the app yourself at https://betmgm.com/casino.
What could be improved on the app?
There is not much that needs to be improved on the BetMGM mobile app after the update. As all-around sports betting app, it offers a pretty solid setup. However, a live chat option was a feature we were after, and low and behold; the new app has one. Allowing you to chat live with a customer support representative to take care of issues in real-time is one of the best ways to sort any problems. We previously said that we would like to see live streaming through the mobile app, and this has been addressed and is now available on the new version.
In comparison to other NJ Sportsbooks, the PlayMGM app did come up a tad short in the design and app offerings. This new version seems to have fixed all of our previous complaints, so you have some happy bettors here.
BetMGM Sportsbook Geolocation
As sports betting is not legal in all US states, establishing where a player is located is vital. BetMGM geolocation needs to pinpoint your exact location and prove you are in a regulated state. On the mobile app, this is done by confirming your location using GPS in the location settings. If you are in a legal state and using a PC or Laptop, you may need to use a GeoComply plugin to confirm your location.
Occasionally, you may have problems with the sportsbook’s geolocation settings. If you are using the BetMGM sports iPhone app, you can confirm your location this way: Settings » Privacy » Location services (toggle on) » Access the app and confirm to share your location. Make sure you have selected either of these options: when using the app, or always.
If you are using the Android app from BetMGM sports, then go into Settings » Location (toggle set to on) » App permissions » Locate the app, then Select Allow all the time or when using the app.
Through the mobile app and website, you can get in touch with them via phone and email. There is also a pretty extensive FAQ section where many commonly asked questions are answered. They have issues covered for betting, betting options, deposits, and withdrawals, and bonus and promotion info. Through the Terms and Conditions link, you can check out all the bonus wagering requirements and what you need to do to claim the bonus money too. The phone number is toll-free in New Jersey at 609-248-9531, and the customer service email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which states is the BetMGM sportsbook available in?
BetMGM has one of the fastest-growing legal sportsbooks in the US. They are available in several states with more on the way. You can currently bet with the sportsbook in the following states:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
Cashier & Banking Options
BetMGM sports offers a wide array of banking options for both deposits and withdrawals. Again, deposits and withdrawals can be taken care of through the Android & iPhone mobile app. You can, of course, do this online, too, using the cashier facility built into the site. The minimum deposit at the book is only $10, and the maximum deposit will differ depending on your deposit method. This may be increased from the limit if you contact the customer service department.
- Bank wire transfer
- Cash deposits at select PayNearMe stores and 7-11’s stores
- Visa & MasterCard
- Cash deposits at the cashier window at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City
How long do withdrawals take with BetMGM sports?
Withdrawal times will differ, depending on what option you choose. The quickest option is the cashier window at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, and the slowest is the check options, which typically can take around ten business days to be sent to you.
- Cash – Instant at the cage in the Borgata casino
- PayPal & Skill – 2-3 banking days
- VIP Preferred – 2-3 banking days
- Check By Mail – 7-10 working days
- Play+ – 2-3 banking days
We are impressed with the range of baking options available with BetMGM and they offer one of the widest banking options for a sportsbook, especially in NJ. Having PayPal as a deposit option is always a great shout for speed and convenience.
Is BetMGM Legal?
They sure are. The operator is now live and available in 4 states, they hold valid gambling licenses in each and are allowed to carry out online and mobile betting. The 4 states they are available in are:
New Jersey – Licensed by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Indiana – Licensed by the Indiana Gaming Commission, they are partnered with the Belterra Casino Resort to offer sports betting.
Colorado – Licensed by the Colorado Division of Gaming in partnership with Cripple Creek’s Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino to offer sports betting services.
West Virginia – BetMGM holds a license granted to them by the West Virginia lottery, they operate under the sports betting license held by The Greenbrier Casino.
Tennessee – BetMGM Sports went live in TN on November 1, 2020, as one of the first legal operators in the state. They are licensed by the Tennessee Lottery.
Pennsylvania – The operator is licensed for mobile betting and online wagering in PA via the PGCB. The land-based casino partner in the state is Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Iowa – The sportsbook officially went live in the Hawkeye State on January 4, 2020. Their land-based casino partner in IA is the Diamond Jo Dubuque casino.
Michigan – BetMGM Sports was one of the first operators to launch in Michigan when online sports wagering finally went live on January 22, 2021. The operators is available for online and mobile sports betting via the MGCB license with their own MGM Grand Detroit Casino.
Virginia – BetMGM Virginia sportsbook went live on January 27, 2021. They became the 3rd online operator to launch in the state.
The BetMGM platform is part of the MGM Resorts International group, which also owns the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, they too have their own Borgata casino app for NJ players.
We have always loved the BetMGM brand. It may have something to do with MGM Atlantic City being one of our favorite casinos. We much prefer the BetMGM sports app to that offered by the FanDuel sportsbook. The site and app are easy to use and we have always found scores and odds update quickly with the sportsbook.
The sportsbook has really come on and made a huge impression on the US legal betting market since the days it was known as the play MGM app.
BetMGM now operates online & on mobile in New Jersey, Indiana, Colorado, West Virginia, Michigan, Iowa, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Nevada. You can register at betmgm.com in any US state but you must be in one of the states listed above to place your bet.
In short, yes. They are one of the biggest names in the gambling industry and have a long-standing tradition of looking after players. You can play and wager in confidence when using BetMGM.
New customers who join at betmgm.com can get up to $500 in risk-free bets. You can sign up in any state but need to be in NJ, IN, CO, TN, IA, NV, PA, or WV to place a bet and claim your $500 risk-free on your first sports wager.