BetMGM Sportsbook Review

BetMGM sportsbook

Disclaimer: BetMGM Sports is not yet live in Michigan. This review is based on BetMGM Sports in New Jersey and will be updated once the site launches in Michigan.

BetMGM Sports is the US casino and hospitality giant MGM Resorts International’s entry into the online and mobile sports betting market.

MGM Resorts International owns and operates the MGM Grand Detroit casino in Michigan, where it launched the 60-TV and 280-Seat Moneyline Sports Lounge in 2019. This indicates that it is also ready to flip the switch on retail sports betting in 2020.

All indications are the Moneyline Sports Lounge will soon become the Moneyline Sportsbook, and the launch of a BetMGM Sports Michigan online and mobile sports betting site should follow.

When BetMGM Sports, initially dubbed playMGM, launched in New Jersey in 2018, it became part of the first all-in-one gaming site in the country. Players were subsequently able to enjoy online poker, online casino games, and online sports betting with a single account.

With MGM expected to apply for online gambling and online and mobile sports betting licenses in Michigan as well, the same is likely to happen in the Great Lakes State under the BetMGM brand.

BetMGM Sportsbook new player bonus

Sign up for a new account with BetMGM Sports using the bonus code PLAYBONUS and you will be eligible for a generous deposit match bonus.

Simply make a qualifying deposit and your initial deposit will be matched 100% up to $500.


Online SportsbookBetMGM Online Sportsbook
Bonus CodeTBD
Free Bet OfferTBD
Deposit BonusTBD
Legal StatesNew Jersey & West Virginia
Last updatedSeptember 2020

BetMGM Michigan 2020 promos

Bet MGM Sports runs a variety of different promotions surrounding major sporting events. The site also offers regular odds boosts and promos, including:

Money Monday Club: You can opt in to this weekly promo every Monday through Sunday. Make $50 worth of qualifying bets, and BetMGM will give you a $10 bet completely free.

Bet Basketball Live: Just opt in, bet on live NBA or NCAA basketball from Tuesday through Saturday, and you’ll receive free bets up to $100 according to the following schedule:

  • $25 wagered earns $5 in free bets
  • $50 wagered earns $10 in free bets
  • $100 wagered earns $20 in free bets
  • $250 wagered earns $50 in free bets
  • $500 wagered earns $100 in free bets

Follow The Puck: Opt in to this weekly NHL betting promotion, make a pregame bet on an NHL game, and you’ll receive free live bets up to $100 according to the following schedule:

  • $25 wagered earns $5 in free bets
  • $50 wagered earns $10 in free bets
  • $100 wagered earns $20 in free bets
  • $250 wagered earns $50 in free bets
  • $500 wagered earns $100 in free bets

How to sign up for an account at BetMGM in Michigan

BetMGM makes it easy to sign up for a new account. It takes just a few minutes and a minimal amount of personal information.

You start the sign-up process by clicking the “Register” tab on the top right of the BetMGM Sports homepage.

Enter your name, email and date of birth, then click “Continue.”

BetMGM will then ask you to create a user ID and password. After that, input the last four digits of your Social Security number, your country code and mobile number, and click “Continue.”

Then, enter your complete address as it appears on your ID and click “Continue.”

Finally, choose and provide answers to two security questions and enter the bonus code PLAYNJFREE.

Click the boxes attesting that you are over 21 and acknowledging you are prohibited from sharing your account, you are eligible to bet on sports in the state and you have read the terms of service and privacy policy.

Then, click on the “Create My Account” tab, and you’ll be ready to make a deposit and start betting.

BetMGM app

The BetMGM sportsbook app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android devices from anywhere in the country.

If you’re an Android user, you need to visit BetMGM Sports on your mobile device and look for the download option. Follow the onscreen prompts for installation.

If you’re an iOS user, you can also download the Bet MGM app on iOS devices through the BetMGM Sports website. Just look for the download prompts and let the site guide you through the Apple installation process.

The apps and browser software offer the same betting and account management functions.

BetMGM sports betting options

BetMGM offers betting markets surrounding everything from major US pro and college sports to international soccer and more.

Here’s a complete list of the sports you can bet on at BetMGM:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (pro and college)
  • Boxing
  • Football (pro and college)
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Mixed Martial Arts/combat sports (MMA)
  • Motorsports
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Types of bets available on BetMGM

There are several standard betting types available for players to choose from on the BetMGM platform.

In addition, there’s many unique features to enjoy, like live betting and a cash-out option.

Here are the basic types of bets you can place through BetMGM:

  • Futures
  • Money line
  • Parlays
  • Round robins
  • Spreads

BetMGM Sports also offers the following additional betting options:


Live wagering at BetMGM allows you to bet on live games in the middle of the action.

It’s mostly standard wagers at odds that are adjusted throughout the game.

Cash Out

BetMGM offers a “Cash Out” option for certain single and multi bets. This allows you to withdraw some winnings or return a portion of potential losses and end a bet even though the outcome is not yet determined.

Check with BetMGM for specific “Cash Out” rules that apply to different games and leagues.

How to place a bet with BetMGM

Placing a bet with BetMGM requires that you log in to your account, create a bet slip and confirm the bet.

It’s an easy process.

Just log in to your account using the user ID and password you provided when you signed up.

Browse through the betting markets using the tabs at the top of the page or pick one from the various options listed on the homepage. See a line you like and click on it. The line will be automatically placed into the bet slip on the right-hand side of the page.

Check the bet slip to make sure the odds are what you’re after. Toggle through the parlay or round robin options if that’s what you’re after. If not, type in the amount you wish to wager in the “Stake” space provided.

BetMGM will show you your potential payout, including the stake.

Click on “Place Bet” to confirm the bet. Check back for the results after the game.

BetMGM deposit and withdrawal options

After you sign up for a BetMGM account, you need to get some money on the site to bet with.

Plus, you’re going to want to make sure you know how to get any winnings off the site.

The good news is that BetMGM provides several options for both deposits and withdrawals, and they’re all easy to use.


BetMGM provides a variety of safe and easy-to-use deposit options, including cash, credit cards and third-party payment processors.

Here are the different deposit methods available on BetMGM:

  • Credit or debit cards: BetMGM accepts credit and debit card transactions from Visa and Mastercard customers. Some issuing banks may not accept deposit requests from online gambling sites, so check with your issuing bank first.
  • ACH e-check: BetMGM allows deposits by ACH e-check drawing against your bank account directly.
  • NETELLER: BetMGM allows deposits by third-party online payment processor NETELLER. Sign up for an account with NETELLER, and the BetMGM Sports deposit process is as fast as any.
  • Online banking transfer: BetMGM accepts deposits by online banking transfer, allowing you to directly link your bank account and BetMGM account online.
  • PayNearMe: Take cash to a 7-Eleven or CVS, and you can deposit it directly into your BetMGM account with PayNearMe.
  • Cashier at Borgata in Atlantic City (NJ): You can fund your account with cash in New Jersey at Borgata in Atlantic City. The same option should be available in Michigan at the MGM Grand Detroit casino.


You can normally withdraw your winnings from BetMGM using the same method you used to make a deposit. If withdrawals are not available using your deposit method, BetMGM will help you make alternative arrangements.

Acceptable BetMGM withdrawal methods include:

  • ACH/e-check
  • Check by mail
  • Casino cashier at Borgata in Atlantic City (New Jersey) / MGM Grand Detroit (Michigan)

How to make deposits and withdrawals on Bet MGM

It’s easy to make deposits and withdrawals with BetMGM Sports.

To deposit, navigate to the “Deposit” button on the top right header, select your desired deposit method, fill in the blanks, and follow the prompts.

For withdrawals, select “My Account” in the top right corner and navigate to the “Cashier” page on the main menu.

Select the “Withdrawal” tab and click on your desired withdrawal method. Follow the steps on the page to process your withdrawal.

BetMGM online casino and online poker

BetMGM runs online casino and online poker sites that are integrated with the sports betting platform.

That means you only need to set up one account, and you’ll be able to bet on sports and play online casino and online poker games.

The BetMGM Casino offers:

  • Over 400 games, including live dealer games
  • Links to MGM’s M life Rewards program
  • Exclusive online casino sign-up bonuses
  • Desktop, Android or iOS app access

BetMGM Poker is a part of the partypoker US online poker network in New Jersey, sharing player pools with Borgata Poker and partypoker.

A wide variety of cash games and tournaments are available, including satellites into live events and weekly guaranteed prize pool multi-table tournaments (MTTs).

Both sites run on a GVC Holdings software platform with a browser-based client for Mac and PC users, and mobile apps available on Android and iOS devices.

BetMGM loyalty program

BetMGM offers online casino and poker customers a loyalty program with links to MGM’s traditional M life Rewards casino loyalty program.

The BetMGM iRewards Loyalty Program allows you to earn M life Rewards Tier Credits online. These can then be used to move up M life Program tiers at MGM Resorts destinations nationwide.

You also earn iRewards Points with every $1 bet online, which can be redeemed in the BetMGM online loyalty store and for Express Comps at any MGM Resorts destination nationwide.

Unfortunately, wagering on BetMGM Sports does not generate iRewards Points or M life tier credits.

Customer support at BetMGM in Michigan

BetMGM Sports customer service is available through an email form online and on the phone at 1-609-248-9531.

Furthermore, you can always click the Help & Support link on the top right of the BetMGM homepage for online access to the customer support team.

A link to all the house rules is also available online.

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