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BetMGM Review

BetMGM was established in August 2017 as a casino-based gambling website. After some time, the site made a foray into sports betting and has since then improved upon its selection. Having been adapted from MGM Resorts International, the introduction of sports betting completed the change in ownership.

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Sports and Markets Available

The market is impressive at BetMGM. There are several types of bet to play at the site. BetMGM allows the usual betting wagers, such as the over/under points totals, money lines and point spreads, parlays, propositions, futures and teasers.

The NFL tab accepts several bet types under propositions and futures. Sports customers have excess to the Super Bowl and division winners as well as other random options, such as what player will score; how many points are to be scored per match or season; what team will have the worst defense and many more.

No exaggerations however, BetMGM does not offer a comprehensive list of sports to enjoy as available on top US sportsbooks. The site accepts bets on just 12 sports, a stark contrast to other sportsbooks that offer as many as 50. The available sports however have a lot of betting options to stake on.

Odds and Limits

Odds at BetMGM are reasonable to players, regardless of the section you play at. Each section, be it sports or casino, offers fair odds on all stakes. The odds are in fact often higher than the market's average. Events with 90% assurance of happening still manage to get up to 2 odds at the site, and it's truly interesting to see. The RTP differs on each game but the average figure is 96%. That's quite great. No matter how nice the odds are however, if you don't play, you don't win.

The minimum deposit limit at BetMGM is $5, although the figure could be different per game. The maximum limit as well differs. The same applies to withdrawals.

Available promotions

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Mobile Mondays: Mobile Mondays give $10 in FREEBET when players opt-in and wager on amounts up to or above $50.

Ts & C's

Available from December 12/2 through 12/30/2019, opt-in required, mobile app only, FREEPLAY instantly available, bonus expires a day after activation, opt-out allowed, NJ citizens only, 21+, OLG Internal Control Trigger applies.

Other bonuses are available, but they are usually intended for festive seasons, particularly Christmas.

Poker Welcome Bonus: The poker welcome bonus is similar to that of the casino section; that is, a 100% return on deposits up to $1000. On the first deposit, players receive an exact bonus amount as well as $10 online cash and $15 for online tournaments.

Ts & C's

New customers only, one-time offer, $10 online cash available for 7 days after registration, 10% increment on deposit amount required to withdraw bonus cash, new games may be ineligible, requirements must be met in three days, opt-in to many bonus packages allowed, opt-out permitted, NJ citizens only, 21+, OLG Internal Control Trigger applies, available from Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2019.

Regular Player Rewards: As the name may hint, this is available for all players depending on the number of games played monthly. The system works by accumulating the player iReward points throughout the month and then adding the overall total to the player's account balance at the end of the month.

Ts & Cs

Automatic qualification, valid from 1st day of month to the last (now Dec 31), limited to one redemption per person monthly, based on players real money play, NJ citizens only, 21+, OLG Internal Control Trigger applies.

Live streaming

BetMGM offers a comprehensive live streaming feature for players seeking for the extraordinary experience derived from live broadcast. To begin with, the streaming channel can be accessed from the website without any difficulty. The quality is top-notch, guaranteeing viewers clear, standard graphical displays. Moving on, the streaming service costs no extra fee. All it takes is an entrance into tournaments or contests which offer live streaming.

Live broadcast is available for majority of games at BetMGM. Games at the casino section can be streamed live to get that dynamic feel. Bets can be staked in live games as well, making for a pleasant gambling experience.

Mobile App

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BetMGM offers a very useful mobile application. The most striking feature of the app is the access to all sports available at the site through a single platform. That is, you can enjoy sports, fantasy and casino with just a single account via the app. Then, there's the importance of the app to available promotions. Factually, 70% of bonuses at the site requires the download of the mobile app to enjoy. Next, the interface is easy to navigate, thereby making gameplay faster. Sports you intend to bet on are automatically added to your wagers as soon as you make selections. Casino games are instantly played as well, erasing the need to roam the web before enjoying games. It would be unfair to ignore the live betting accessibility option that the app allows too.

There's no major downside we have been able to identify with the BetMGM mobile app. We however hope for more developments on the icons, although they are still nice even at present.

Our Conclusion on BetMGM

Our take on BetMGM is positive. To start with, despite that the site is barely three years old, the sports and casino portfolios are immersive and entertaining. There's live streaming on some games, and then there are popular payment options with which deposits and withdrawals can be quickly processed.

Going further, another remarkable feature of BetMGM is the payouts offered. There are bigger bonus sums and winnings for underdogs, and even made better by the rates offered for favorites. Customers at BetMGM enjoy a higher payout amount, compared to other competitors and this could well be the site's focal advantage in the nearest future.

The only negative would be the below-par gaming collection, when compared to the creme de la creme of the US gambling industry.

If we were to grade the first two years that BetMGM has existed for since the takeover, we would hand it an impressive 80%. It is conspicuous that the site has adequate plans going forward.