In May 2018, the US Supreme Court legalized sports betting in the Garden State. That opened the door for MGM — which owns the Borgata — to get into the NJ sports betting business.
The BETMGM Sportsbook app was initially introduced in Nevada and is now live in New Jersey, too. MGM has partnered with GVC Holdings in the United Kingdom to handle the future of sports betting for the two companies.
Players will appreciate the trusted MGM brand, the integrated rewards, and the unique sportsbook platform offered by BETMGM.
New players at BETMGM qualify for a refund on their first bet, with a maximum refund of $500. Read on for additional information.
|Online Sportsbook||BETMGM NJ|
|Free Bet Offer||$500|
|Additional Bonus Offer||None available|
|Last Updated||February 2020|
Offer available to new accounts only. Must place a qualifying bet within 7 days of opening your account. The minimum wager is $25. The first wager must be a losing wager to qualify.
$500 maximum refund. Visit BETMGM for additional details.
Lots of action over at BetMGM Sports and quite a few promotions available to registered players. Make sure you check the promotions page before making any deposits or bets to get the most bang for your buck. Meanwhile, here are the current February promotions that might just improve your bankroll:
Follow the Puck: This is a Bet & Get promotion where you can place a pregame wager on any NHL game Tuesday through Thursday and you’ll receive a free live bet, up to $100, to use on any game.
Money Monday Club: Regular bettors can take advantage of the Money Monday Club where they can receive a free $10 bet each and every week. Just opt in and place a total of $50 in qualifying wagers during the previous week and you’ll get a $10 freebet to use on any game of your choosing.
Get in the Game: Opt in any day Tuesday through Sunday and place a live bet on any basketball game (NBA or NCAA) and you’ll receive a free bet up to $100. Free Bets earned are determined by your wager.
The BETMGM Casino app offers comps that players can exchange for real-world benefits, like booking rooms at a discounted price and bonus dollars that players can use on the online platform or the apps.
Since players will be linking the main casino app with the sportsbook app, they will be able to transfer the bonus balance cash to the sports wallet when they fulfill the specific wagering requirements.
Players can also use any bonus points earned from either system on online items in current and future promotions.
The BETMGM NJ Sports app is surprisingly light as a betting software, with a clean layout, no unnecessary buttons and clean pages.
When a bettor opens the app, there is a home page where popular, or trending games, are displayed as floating clouds.
These “clouds” are updated regularly as sporting events occur. If players do not want to spend extra time looking for a specific event, then they can press on the current, or trending sporting events, on the home page to get started.
Placing a wager is quite easy. Let’s pretend a player pressed one of the current games being featured on the home page.
The player will automatically be taken to another page within the app where they can place the actual bet, plus what type of bet they want on the sport.
The app will indicate the amount available, and the results needed to win. The app will also display the available bets for each game in adjacent squares onscreen.
After pressing the desired bet(s), the player will be on their way. Of course, before they can place a bet, they have to make sure they have made the first cash deposit through the app.
There is no browser equivalent for the BETMGM NJ Sportsbook app. Players need to download the mobile app and do their line shopping from there.
However, if bettors are interested in some casino games, then they can go to the BETMGM website and use the instant play interface there.
The website features a streamlined interface. All of the available games on the platform can be played from a PC or Mac computer.
Mobile users of the BETMGM Casino app will only be able to play a portion of the games listed on the main website. But then again, if players are only interested in wagering sports, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Players can bet on professional sports like football, basketball, and baseball as well as myriad other sports from around the United States.
Making the first deposit is the most crucial step (well, apart from downloading the BETMGM app and registering) because players will need real money to place wagers on different sports.
To make the first deposit ($10 minimum), players press the “Menu” button on the top left of the screen and select the deposit method that is the most convenient.
Take note that players cannot deposit directly to the sportsbook app. They need to download the BETMGM Casino app, register, link and make the deposit there.
Then make what is called a “Transfer to Sports Wallet.”
Once the funds clear on the side of the main casino app, players can fund their sports wallet. The balance will also reflect in the NJ Sportsbook app.
Deposit methods currently available are:
Withdrawal methods are presently limited to check and Neteller. Players can also get it directly from Borgata Casino’sCage.
Players have to be at least 21 years old to use the main casino app and the New Jersey sportsbook app.
Activities done through the New Jersey sportsbook app by MGM are geo-restricted, which means players need to be in the state of New Jersey to be able to use it to place sports wagers.
Players can get the NJ Sportsbook app from the BETMGM website.
The MGM Casino branch is the most well-put-together aspect of the MGM online-gaming system. While there is a lot of options for the MGM platform, the clear favorite is the casino. This is also the platform’s oldest, most-evolved branch. Notably, the casino side has browser-based play capabilities and encompasses all the VIP perks and promotions.
The MGM Poker branch of the platform is the second in line for the mobile throne. While it does not have browser-based playing capabilities, it does have other perks associated with the brand.