Who is BetMGM Sports? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About this Sportsbook in this Review
MGM is a huge brand and if you’re unfamiliar with the brand, we’ll remind you that it’s synonymous with the roaring lion which appears before every MGM distributed film. Now do you know who we’re talking about?
BetMGM Sports is the recent addition to the BetMGM family, adding to the existing assortment of online gaming in New Jersey, which already includes BetMGM Poker and BetMGM Casino, where you can read all about the online poker room and casino, respectively.
As the sports betting side is new, BetMGM is adding quite a few new features to it, which we’ll go through during this review, including the bonuses and rewards program.
If you're into placing wagers on sports and sports betting in New Jersey is your thing, buckle up for the BetMGM Sports review!
What BetMGM Sports Offers Players in NJ
It was only a matter of time before BetMGM added the sportsbook option to their online gaming variety. The good news for players in New Jersey wanting to place a bet on their favorite sports game is that you can find all the main betting types you would expect to find in a good sportsbook.
We’ll cover the different types of wagers players in NJ can choose when placing wagers with BetMGM Sports.
BetMGM Sports Betting Types for Players in New Jersey
BetMGM Sports provides straight wagers to futures, props to live betting, as well as everything in between. Here are the main betting options available to anyone wanting to place a wager in New Jersey.
Moneyline Sports Betting
If you’re simply interested in picking the winner of a game, BetMGM Sports offers you the Moneyline bet. The good news here is that just like we love an underdog, so does BetMGM Sports, which is why all games will feature an underdog as well as a favorite, with negative odds such as +130 for the underdog and -120 for the favorite.
Point Spread Betting
When it comes to sports like football and basketball, you’ll normally find that oddsmakers will add a point spread so as to level the playing field. To cover the spread, the favorite will need to win by more than a certain amount of points. When it comes to the underdog, he’ll need to keep the margin less than the spread to cover. BetMGM Sports offers point spread betting to all players in NJ.
Totals / Over & Under & More Bets Available with BetMGM Sports
With this bet, players in New Jersey can place a wager on the total amount of points that will be scored in a game. BetMGM Sports simply sets a benchmark number and players need to decide if they think the number of points will go over or under that number.
Along with the Over & Under bet comes the standard live betting or in-play betting, which has to do with wagers you can place after the action has already started.
Prop bets is another betting type on offer from BetMGM Sports. This is essentially a side wager on something that the player believes may happen during a game. We then have Parlays, which is a bet in which more than one choice is on a betting slip. The thing with parlays is that they’re high-risk but also high-reward wagers.
And finally, we come to Futures, which is when a player in New Jersey places a wager on something that hasn’t happened yet.
Sports Available on BetMGM
BetMGM Sports covers quite a few sports, including both the traditional local sports as well as some exotics:
- Football: NFL and college
- Basketball: NBA and college
- Australian Rules football
- Formula One
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
eSports and Virtual Sports are starting to pick up the pace. If you’re into it, the BetMGM Sports has a sportsbook dedicated to it under their Virtual Sports section on the website.
It’s now time we looked at the bonuses on offer from BetMGM Sports for all New Jersey players.
Getting the BetMGM Sports Bonus
As of February the 1st, 2021, BetMGM Sports offers all-new sportsbook players in New Jersey a great bonus, which is a 100% Deposit Match bonus up to $600, Risk Free First Bet.
Once you’ve clicked through via our "PLAY" button available in this review and created your BetMGM Sports account, you’ll be entitled to a bonus of up to $600, which we believe is a great incentive to any player in New Jersey. You see, BetMGM Sports is trying to make a splash and with this new bonus offer, they’re definitely making strides.
Make sure to always read the terms & conditions of the bonus in question. Why? Because there are always conditions to qualify and claim for a promotion, and also because the terms can always change from the moment we are writing this review and the moment you are going to register an account. So, always cover yourself by reading through the T&Cs once you have reached the operator's website after clicking on our "PLAY" button.
The BetMGM Sports Mobile Experience
The BetMGM Sports app is available on both Android and iOS devices and includes everything the browser-based version offers. You’ll be able to place bets, make deposits into your account and cash-out your winnings all from within the app.
When we tried it, we saw that it was fully optimized for mobile. We tested it on an iPhone 10 and a Samsung Note 10, and it worked perfectly on both these devices. Even though the app is pretty decent, we believe more features can be added to it such as notifying the user about upcoming bets, events, etc.
Cash-In & Cash-Out Options with BetMGM Sports
Just like the rest of the BetMGM gaming sites, cashing-in and making withdrawals with BetMGM Sports is easy. Here are the options players in New Jersey are given when it comes to make deposits and withdrawals:
- Credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard & American Express
- Online banking
- VIP Preferred
An important thing to remember is that not all the above methods are available for both deposits and withdrawals. For instance, if you make a deposit with your Visa or MasterCard credit card, you’ll need to choose a method when it comes to making a withdrawal.
We believe the payment methods are pretty decent and there’s definitely a payment method that’ll work for you.
BetMGM Sports - The Key Features
BetMGM Sports is available for both online and mobile users and offers a fantastic $500 match on first deposit for new accounts (but check their T&C when you register from our "PLAY" button. This in itself is a great key feature.
The customer support offered by BetMGM Sports is pretty decent too as you can reach the 24/7 via email, Live Chat and via the phone.
The range of games and wagers available to be placed by players in NJ is also good.
Thoughts on BetMGM Sports
Being new to the sports betting game in New Jersey, we’ll have to say that BetMGM Sports has put its best foot forward and created a sportsbook that caters to newcomers to the sports betting world as well as seasoned professionals.
It has an app, which is a given nowadays, but we do have to add that the app is pretty plain when we compare it to other sportsbooks. If you’re okay with a plain sportsbook app, then go ahead and give BetMGM Sports a go. We’re confident that in time, the firm will sure up the app and begin making updates. Remember, this is a huge brand we’re talking about.
What will sports bettors in New Jersey make of BetMGM Sports? We can tell you that we’ve already asked around and we’ve been told that the best thing about BetMGM Sports is the $600 welcome bonus. As we said further up in our review, this is quite a big bonus offering for a sportsbook.
When it comes to the ease of use of the website and the app, that’s fine too. Making deposits and withdrawals is easy, as you would come to expect from a brand like MGM. We believe there are some small holes which need to be filled, and over time, we believe BetMGM Sports will fill them in, which is the standard approach for most of the sportsbooks we’ve reviewed for players in New Jersey.