BetMGM is expected to launch in 2020. BetMGM and its land-based casino partner, Belterra Casino, received an Indiana sports betting license on Jan. 14, 2020.
BetMGM comes with the firepower of one of the world’s top gaming companies, MGM Resorts International, behind it. The app is a rebranded version of the previous online offering, playMGM.
New players at BetMGM can receive free bets worth up to $500.
This offer, along with MGM’s expertise, make BetMGM worthy of enterprising sports bettors in Indiana.
BetMGM provides a simple and effective welcome bonus for bettors in Indiana.
New players receive up to $500 in free bets.
All players must do to redeem the offer is to make a deposit and place an initial wager. BetMGM will compensate 100% of this first bet if it happens to lose.
New customers must enter the promo code [TBA] during the deposit to activate this bonus; otherwise, the site won’t be aware of the new player’s presence.
BetMGM will release the $500 in free bets in 10% increments.
So, for instance, a player who places a $200 first wager and loses would receive ten $20 free bets from BetMGM.
These free bets are not eligible for withdrawal. Also, make sure to wager the full value of each free bet, because any overage is forfeited.
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|Last Updated||January 16, 2020|
There are several other generous bonuses available for BetMGM players, new customers or not.
Chief among these offers is the site’s daily odds boosts. Odds boosts are bonuses common to many sportsbooks. As their name implies, they boost the odds in favor of players on-site to generate more interest in particular bets.
So, odds boosts could reduce the size of a point spread required for a favorite to beat the spread. Conversely, the boost could increase the spread to aid an underdog’s pursuit of covering the margin.
For football fans, this bonus makes a lot of sense. Simply put, a $10 wager on any NFL game will get a $10 free bet.
This deal extends for the length of the NFL season. Players only need to opt into the promotion to take advantage.
Before anyone gets too excited though, the offer is only accessible once. A player won’t get a $10 free bet every time one makes a bet on the NFL.
BetMGM is available on a browser, Apple and Android devices.
The Apple version is available directly through the App Store, and it downloads without any issue. The iOS app will need to use your phone’s geolocation services on to verify the player’s location is within Indiana.
Android users cannot find gambling apps in the Google Play Store. However, they can download the Android version of BetMGM from the MGM website.
For players with an Android device, they should make sure to change the settings on their phone to allow installations from other sources. After that, the install and operation of the BetMGM app should be as smooth as the other platforms.
The browser version of the software is functional, albeit a bit clunkier than the app version. The browser seems to struggle with formatting.
BetMGM also runs a bit slower than many competitor apps for sports betting. There were noticeable load times on both the app and laptop versions, although there were environmental factors that could have affected the connection.
The betting slip works well, if perfunctorily. However, like the rest of the site, there was a considerable delay in loading a selection.
Like many online sportsbooks, the bet slip functions as a tab-like feature on the right side of the page.
BetMGM offers many of the same sports betting markets available at most major sportsbooks. The available legal sports betting options on BetMGM include:
All the standard betting types are available for bettors on BetMGM. So, players who frequent the site will have their choice from the following:
Along with these options, BetMGM also offers an extensive list of other betting options.
BetMGM features a live betting section, which is fast becoming a requirement for online sportsbooks in the US.
For those unaware, live betting, or in-game wagering, is the practice of setting bet options after a game or match has begun. Live betting is a subset of proposition betting, as all of them are, almost by definition, prop bets.
As such, they tend to fall into one of two camps.
First, many live bets ask questions about what might happen by the end of a given period. So, players may have the option to wager on point spreads, moneylines or totals that could fall at the end of the first half, for instance.
The other type of live betting common to sportsbooks involves individual or team milestones.
The site will ask if a player or team, already on the path to a specific statistical achievement, will reach that goal. So, e.g., a bet might ask if Player A, who has scored 20 points so far, will have scored 30 by the end of the game.
Live betting allows BetMGM to expand its options greatly for wagering on each game. As it turns out, that expansion is excellent for the sportsbook and player.
Obviously, the sportsbook is happy to accept more wagers, since each one means another collection of vigorish, or “vig,” the sportsbook’s source of profit in every bet. However, live betting also allows players to defray or recoup a pregame wager that quickly goes awry.
So, if a bet on the underdog is quickly proving foolish, a bettor can follow the tide of the contest and place hedging bets on the favorite. Since nothing is certain in gambling, it’s nice to have options if things go south.
The ability to place more wagers is not the only way that BetMGM offers flexibility to its customer base. Players can also make use of the cash-out option most of the time.
Players can find the cashing out feature at the bottom of any open bet slip. Under certain conditions, the option may light up and offer a payout amount to the bettor.
The player can push the button and receive the advertised payout at any time during the match. It is no longer necessary to wait until the conclusion of a contest to secure one’s winnings.
The cash-out option can be an excellent way for a player to guard against last-second meltdowns or garbage time spread covers.
Instead, for a slightly lower payout, the player can secure his or her win and move on.
BetMGM also allows players to make changes to open wagers on the fly. The “Edit My Bet” feature is available to allow players greater control and flexibility, rather than having to stand pat on their bets.
To be eligible, the player’s wager must meet the following conditions:
The edit option is accessible through the “My Bets” section of each player’s profile. Any wager eligible for editing will have the label next to it.
If the option is available, players can make one of four types of alterations to their wager. They can:
Obviously, the edit alternative is more readily available in the earlier stages of a contest. So, there will still be quite a bit of chance involved if a bettor decides to alter things.
Like all sportsbooks, BetMGM works to make banking as easy as possible for players. So, there are a varied choice of banking options for moving money around on the site.
These options cater to almost every type of bettor, no matter the preferred medium for transactions. Interestingly, BetMGM distinguishes itself as having more withdrawal methods available than most other sportsbooks.
There are seven different pathways for players to get their funds onto the sites. Few patrons at BetMGM will be unable to find a method that works for them.
Players can deposit in the following ways:
There are five methods for withdrawing from a BetMGM account.
Please note that some of these options are only available for players who deposited in the same way:
With any system, there are inevitably going to be hiccups. Thankfully, BetMGM maintains customer support measures that are available 24/7.
Most importantly, players can call BetMGM and speak to a customer support representative.
BetMGM players can also use the site’s email intake form to submit non-urgent queries.
Finally, it is essential to bear in mind that sports betting, while fun, can be taken too far.
BetMGM is actively committed to helping combat gambling addiction and seeing that patrons get the help that they need.
So, there is a link on both the app and browser version to MGM’s self-exclusion program. Rather than relying on state resources, MGM is more than willing to help gamblers who admit that they are struggling and want to exclude themselves from play.
Players should note that this step, if taken, is permanent. Recovery and remission from addiction are possible, but it is a chronic condition and cannot ever be fully cured.
MGM also maintains active literature and resources about problem gaming. There is no benefit to accepting wagers from people who cannot stop.
If you find yourself struggling with addiction, admit that it is a problem as soon as possible and seek treatment. There’s no reason for you or your family to suffer any longer.