BetMGM offers a very interesting sportsbook and casino section. Let's take a closer look at our review.
BetMGM Review: The Most Popular Offers
|BetMGM Offers||Welcome Bonuses (2019)||BetMGM Bonus Code|
|Risk-Free Sports Wager||Up to $500||WABPLAY|
|Casino - BetMGM Mobile Bonus||$25 offered with the app||WABPLAY|
|Casino First Deposit||1st deposit matched by up to $1000||WABPLAY|
|Poker||$1000 Deposit Match + $25 on the House||WABPLAY|
- 1 BetMGM Review: The Most Popular Offers
- 2 An impressive offer of casino & poker games
- 3 Bet MGM Mobile Review: Three different apps
- 4 Our Review: Worth having an account there
If you have ever played at Party NJ or Borgata Online, the page layout and the overall experience of betting with BetMGM should be quite common. The reason is that the site uses the same technology supplier – GVC Holdings. Also, the company owns the Borgata New Jersey license, much like the mentioned likes. BetMGM entered the industry with casino and poker sites in August 2017. They only added a sportsbook a year later.
My first thoughts of the site were mixed. I was skeptical because I had to wait a couple of seconds every time I decided to move from one section to another. It is certainly not a huge downside, but GVC Holdings could make the process faster to improve the overall user experience.
Impressions are positive in terms of all other aspects. The site is easy to use at the same time providing a clear look at the list of sports and betting markets on the menu. The developers have already done a great job on improving the site as I can confirm the layout looks much more organized and clean compared to how it looked one year ago.
Games & Odds: Very friendly odds, room for improvement in the live betting section
Bettors have the chance to enjoy a diverse range of both US and international sports to bet on. The most-popular US leagues, involving the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL hold the primary position at the top of the main page. The list of betting options for these sports is impressive for American standards. You can back all common markets like money line, spreads, and totals for all games. Futures, teasers, propositions, and parlays betting are also all available.
On top of these main markets, punters can try their luck with more exotic and juicy options. For NFL, you can thus back teams’ totals, players’ totals, players to score a touchdown in a game, number of touchdowns by each team, number of yards for the shortest touchdown in a match, etc. There are equally exciting markets available for other sports too.
Now, what I found particularly important to mention is the profitability of the odds for most matches out there. The odds at BetMGM were usually higher than those I found for identical events with other bookmakers across the United States, DraftKings namely. The long-term profit is the most important of all the parameters you take into consideration when selecting an adequate bookie. There are no doubts you will have a better chance of being profitable with the more friendly odds and this is where BetMGM win it over competitors.
The live-betting section is a part where BetMGM have room for improvement. I have to admit the schedule is very busy and there are a great number of live betting events on the menu. However, the enjoyment is not complete without advanced features and properly updated live stats. Most of their competitors are generally much better at this field as they provide their customers with genuine information on what is happening on the court.
An impressive offer of casino & poker games
If you are not bound to sports betting, you can always shift to casino or poker sections in just one click. It is good to have a platform which allows you to place sports bets or play casino or poker games under a single account. The overall experience I had in the other two sections was surprisingly positive.
It is a genuine casino offering a wide array of slots progressive jackpots and some virtual sports betting markets as well. The list of table games is somewhat more modest compared to other casinos, but all significant games a casino should offer are there.
Poker tables were surprisingly packed with action when I went to see games at “normal” stakes. There is enough traffic at most levels all up to $5/$10 NL, while there are also single-table, multi-table, and step SNG tournaments happening regularly every day.
Lucrative welcome & on-going promotions
A strong range of promotions is one of the best tools for attracting new players and BetMGM are clearly aware of it. They have a wide array of bonuses for each of the three sections (sports betting, casino, and poker). All new players are thus eligible to claim one of the welcome bonuses. Sports punters will thus receive an up to $500 bet without any risk involved to begin their adventure at the site. Casino and poker players can opt-in for the 100% first deposit bonus up to $1,000.
BetMGM also show care for their existing players offering a different kind of extras in each section. You can thus get $10 completely free for placing a $10 wager on any NFL match every week during the season. I also witnesses boosted odds on certain events, mainly bound to NFL affairs. You can edit your bet at any time even when the event has started, but the odds will obviously change based on happenings on the pitch.
Apart from the mentioned welcome bonus for casino players, BetMGM give away an additional $25 completely free in the casino section. There are also additional extras on a regular basis such as “Guaranteed Click Cards” on Sundays and Tuesdays. Also, if you make a deposit of at least $20 on Thursdays, you get 10 free spins on either Starburst, Guns N’Roses, or Gonzo’s Quest. Poker players will
Bet MGM Mobile Review: Three different apps
BetMGM have created three special dedicated applications for each of their respective sections. It is possible to enjoy the entire content of the site via your favorite portable device. If you do not want to download the apps, you can always access the page through your mobile browser.
BetMGM apps are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. You can find them in the Apple Store and in the Google Play Store. Everything that can be done on the web browser is doable through the apps. You can thus place sports bets, play casino and poker games, make deposits, claim bonuses, check the bet history, etc. while on the go.
It is also possible to visit BetMGM using your mobile browser. Even though the site is very complex, the entire content has been optimized to work properly on small screens.
BetMGM is a fairly new addition to the sports betting industry, but they well deserved a passing grade based on the pleasant experience I had there. Each of the three sections has its perks. I loved the value of the odds in the sports betting section. The range of sports and markets is decent as well. The only significant flaw is the in-play betting which leaves room for improvement. I'd also love to see the live chat function introduced soon. At the end of the day, why not taking advantage of lucrative welcome and on-going promotions while they are still there?
Our Review: Worth having an account there
BetMGM are a fairly new addition to the sports betting industry, but they well deserved a passing grade based on the pleasant experience I had there. Each of the three sections has its perks. I loved the value of the odds in the sports betting section. The range of sports and markets is decent as well. The only significant flaw is the in-play betting which leaves room for improvement. I'd also love to see the live chat function introduced soon. At the end of the day, why not taking advantage of lucrative welcome and on-going promotions while they are still there?
BetMGM Review Last Update: October 2019