Sportsbook Website Review
Beside sports-betting, online casino games and poker are both accessible on the BetMGM’s new website and mobile apps. However, we won’t be going into too much detail about them.
That said, let’s get back to the New Jersey version of the BetMGM’s online sportsbook. Let’s also make it clear that BetMGM is not something brand spanking new in the betting industry.
BetMGM has only been around under that name and handsome new face for little over a month. But in reality it’s a re-branded, re-energized and smartly up-graded version of the old PlayMGM sportsbook.
Roar Digital LLC, set up by MGM Resorts International and GVC holdings, has used the GVC gaming platform to rebuild the product. And Roar’s CMO Matt Prevost was highly enthusiastic about it at its re-launch.
“Today’s an exciting day as we launch the rebranded and upgraded BetMGM app in New Jersey,” he said.
“We’re thrilled to be able to give our customers bigger and bolder opportunities to enjoy our games and some unique experiences. We hope our product will take the in-game entertainment value to the next level.”
Bigger and bolder BetMGM certainly is – in almost every way. It’s smart, professional and international, both on its website and online on its two mobile apps
Its sports menu and betting markets is now a match for the industry’s front-runners and its payment options are plentiful.
It’s offering some competitive bonuses and when you need a change from sportsbetting you have online casino and poker gaming at your finger tips.
But let’s look at all we’ve talked about so far in more detail
My initial impression of the rebranded BetMGM interface was one of mixed emotions. My first thought was that its black, white and brown home page was too bland with two few bells and whistles to give it an instant appeal.
But when I looked again and looked closer I saw things very differently, I saw an extremely neat and professional work face whose precise and informative layout made me want to jump in and begin navigating it immediately.
I also discovered that the site does in fact have some interesting graphics when I clicked on the promotions button. But then, of course, colour and imagination are all part of promoting a product. Odds and clear-cut text information, on the other hand, is what count most when playing the betting game.
Getting back to sportsbetting; virtually everything you need to start wagering comes in a band of icons that runs right across the top of the home page.
Other info about in-house rules, banking, general rules and conditions and a detailed FAQ can all be found at the bottom of the home page.
Above the line of page-top icons you’ll find three more buttons marked Sport, Casino and Poker. Yes, access to hundreds of bets, a multitude of Casino Games and hosts of Poker events are all there just a button apart.
The Casino and poker pages that come up when you do start pressing buttons are dramatically different from the sportsbook. They are full of bright colours and imaginative graphics – but that’s for another time. It’s the sportsbook we are reviewing now.
All the major sports you are going to want to bet on are there in the long line icons. They are also displayed in a column running down the left side of the page. You can get to the less popular sports either by pushing one of those icon button marked A to Z sports or by clicking on the same notice at the bottom of the sports listing in the left column of the home page
Other buttons you’ll find in the imposing line up of top-of-the-page icons are Live, Search, Promotions, Odds-Boost, My Bets and Favorites.
Immediately below the icon line-up is a moving banner graphically advertising all the sites features and promotions and below that you can dive right into the betting business – either with live, in-play wagering or most usually with money-line, spread or total bets on NFL football.
The upper right-hand corner of the home page is taken up by a Media block whose buttons will take you to live scoreboards and live video streams. Conveniently the betting slip is immediately below it so you can track the progress of your bets on those live scoreboards and video streams.
BetMGM’s new betting book carries as many sports as you’ll get in most sports books in New Jersey. Its sports menu is not the biggest, but it is by no means the state’s smallest either.
NFL football, NBA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey and top-flight soccer from every corner of the globe are all there including the US’s MLS, the UK’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Series A
So too are other international sports that are American favorites like tennis, golf, boxing MMA and Auto-racing.
It currently carries no betting options for swimming, track and field, skiing, handball, netball or volleyball, but Australian Rules, Cricket. Formula 1 racing and Rugby are all there including the recent Rugby World Cup featuring strongly during this review.
BetMGM is no Scrooge when it comes to betting markets and betting options. They are all there from the standard money line, spread and total bets through futures, prop and Round Robins to the risky but highly rewarding Parlay bets which, records show, bring in more handle in New Jersey than any other type of bet. In addition BetMGM is right up to date with its Live, In-Play Betting.
Live, in-play betting
The increasingly popular type of all-action betting is clearly taken very seriously by BetMGM. At the time of the review it was offering a wide range of up-to-the-minute options with a timetable listing a whole lot more in the days ahead.
Cash Out Betting
Like all the best sports books these days, BetMGM also offers Cash Out wagering. This gives you the option of an early Cash Out on some straight and parlay bets which can help:
- Safeguard your winnings ahead of the final result
- Minimize your losses and….
- Increase your account balance immediately without deposit.
Edit Your Bet
This option is offered as a promotion and allows you to change any bet that has a cash out option and has unsettled selections where the outcome of the eligible bet has not already been determined.
As BetMGM says on its website, “Don’t like how your bet is going? Then change it! Feeling even more confident once the action begins? Then add selections or increase your stake.
BONUSES AND PROMOTIONS
Sign-up bonuses don’t always stay the same, but right now the new BetMGM seems to have been launched with some competitive bonuses and promotions.
Here are some of them:
$500 risk free sign-up bonus
As a new member you get your first bonus when you make your first bet. If you lose the bet your account is credited with up to $500 when the bet is settled.
Barstool, Witching Hour Bonus
Place a pre-game money line, spread or totals wager on any Sunday NFL game starting at 1pm. If your bet loses, you’ll receive up to $20 back courtesy of Barstool and Witching Hour.
All season-long free bets:
Place a pre-game minimum $10 wager on any NFL game each week, all season long and get a $10 free bet to use on any game.
Buffalo Wild Wings overtime insurance:
From Sept.13 to Dec.29, if the NFL game you bet on goes into overtime and your pre-game spread or money line wager loses, you’ll get up to $25 in free bets.
Daily odds boost:
BetMGM’s Daily Odds Boosts gives you your favorite bets and props at an enhanced price – and this all season. You should check the Odds Boost section daily.
You should not have a problem finding a transaction method suitable to your lifestyle. BetMGM offers a wide variety of convenient and secure payment methods, both for deposits and withdrawals.
It also makes transactions between itself and yourself more convenient with its single wallet system. One wallet seamlessly services its sportsbook, its Casino and its Poker gaming house from a single account.
VIP Preferred™ ACH/e-Check is the preferred deposit method at BetMGM.com. You only need to provide your driver’s license number, your bank’s routing number and your account number and funds will be transferred directly from your bank account to your BetMGM account.
The BetMGM Prepaid Play+ account is the preferred method for making instant deposits to your BetMGM account. To fund your account you can use a credit card, debit card or bank transfer.
You can use PayPal to make a deposit via your PayPal Cash and PayPal Cash Plus account.
You can use your VISA or MasterCard credit or debit cards to fund your BetMGM account. Please note you cannot use credit/debit cards to make withdrawals and that some banks do not process credit or debit card transactions for online gaming.
You can use a pre-established online banking account with the “Bill Pay” function enabled to transfer funds to your BetMGM account.
PayNearMe allows you to fund your BetMGM account with cash at local 7-Eleven stores. Get a Pay Code sent to your email or phone, go to your chosen store, and use cash to make your deposit.
Sign up today at Skrill.com to transfer funds to your BetMGM account using a credit card or bank transfer. Please note Skrill charges transaction fees.
You can fund your BetMGM account by depositing cash into it at a cashier’s window at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Resort in Atlantic. You will be required to provide your government-issued ID and online gaming account information to make a deposit.
Credit and debit cards may not be used to make withdrawals, but here are six payment methods that you can use.
- Vip Preferred™
- Check By Mail (not available as a deposit method)
24/7 help is available via…
- Telephone: 609-248-9531
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
- FAQ https://help.nj.betmgm.com/en/general-information/general
LIVE TRACKING AND VIDEO:
BetMGM provides live scoreboards and video streaming that enable you to track bets in real time. You can find this valuable assistance by clicking on the MEDIA button above the BETTING SLIP.
BetMGM provides a search facility which speeds up your bet-finding activities.
You’ll find the Search button among the long line of buttons that run across the top of BetMGM’s home page.
There is a lot to like in this exciting new online upgrade of the old PlayMGM to the sparkling new BetMGM sportsbook.
No matter whether you are betting on a laptop website or on your Smartphone using a mobile app, you’ll find it is has a neat, clean and professional workface that is a pleasure to work with.
The sportsbook has been launched with a risk-free sign-up bonus of $500 as well a competitive promotions program. Additionally you can put twice that amount into your joint Sportsbook-Casino-Poker wallet by going to BetMGM’s Casino.
Here you can get a $25 free bet and a 100% match up to $1000 Welcome Bonus with your first deposit.
You should also be impressed by BetMGM’s wide variety of payment options and its even larger Sports menu and betting market. The latest US favourites like live, in-play and cash-out betting are all there
Apart from 24/7 telephone and email help, BetMGM also offers its customers an excellent FAQ and information service. Better still it offers live scoreboards and video streams that put it a cut above most New Jersey sports books.
In short, the BetMGM sportsbook is almost as good as it can possible get and with the right marketing, there is no reason what it should not give New Jersey front-runners like FanDuel and DraftKings a good run for their money in the not-to-distance future.
We certainly recommend you pay it a visit.