BetMGM has updated its web and app design, sportsbook, and features in recent years and has affected them positively. This mobile app review will give you the highlights of the aspects and features of the renewed BetMGM app, and then you can decide if you wish to join the BetMGM family officially.
How to download the BetMGM app
Follow the steps below to get access to BetMGM’s official app. Right now, you can only play if you are located in New Jersey or Nevada. But there are plans for mobile expansion which possibly include states like Michigan, Pennsylvania or Indiana too.
Download the iOS app
Visit the mobile website of BetMGM and click on the iOS download link that will lead you to the Apple App Store, where you can download and install the app. After the installation is complete, you can sign-up, get the latest offers and promotions for new clients, and enjoy the start of your betting experience with BetMGM.
Download the Android app
If you have an Android device, then the download process will be longer than the explained above, but don't worry, it is still quite easy-to-follow, and you will start your mobile betting in no time. First, open the “Settings” of your Android device and check the “Unknown Sources” box (if it isn't already) in the “Security” tab. After you finish this step, you can go ahead and open the mobile website of BetMGM and download the Android app. You will have to manually open the file once you download it to install it. After you finish this step, you can go ahead and sign-up to get your welcome bonus.
Play on BetMGM App
The app itself went through a complete UI update when the developers changed everything from the navigation and app design to the BetMGM brand itself. Some of the new features you can see on the app are:
- Easier deposits and withdrawals
- Best-in-class customer service
- Live, in-play betting markets
- Secure transactions
- 24/7 access
Play Poker on Mobile
BetMGM has an excellent Poker page on their official site, which you can download at any time. The thing is that Poker software is only available for desktop users. Meaning you can't download it on your mobile phone sadly.
Sports Bet on Mobile
You can play on BetMGM from anywhere within these states:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
Soon they may be available in other states like:
They offer a range of sports and markets that isn't as impressive as other competitors, but they still have a decent user base. Their sports library consists of thirteen sports only, which isn't much, but they see to be enough for the constant players that choose BetMGM every day. Some of the sports you can bet on are:
- Ice Hockey
There are also different types of bets you can place, including:
- Round Robins
Bet MGM is also very well known for providing markets for Colleges sports, which not very many bookies are known for.
Live Broadcast on Mobile
Whether its Soccer leagues of NFL season games, you can watch them live at BetMGM. It doesn't matter if you are using the desktop or mobile options (app, browser) you can get free live streaming 24/7. All you have to do is have a registered account and make a deposit. Or in other words, have an active funded account. As long as you have a good internet connection, you can enjoy the broadcast from anywhere – the subway, your favorite bar, or the comfort of your own house. Live streaming is a popular feature that is worthy of all the top bookmakers worldwide. It is a sign that BetMGM is on the path to success.
Play Casino on Mobile
There is a separate app for the Casino games at BetMGM. You can get it the same way you got the sports app just choosing a different app from the list. You can play your favorite games, such as:
- Jackpot Slots
- Video Poker
You can play for either real money or iReward points. Some of its more popular features are:
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Easy Banking
- Huge Daily Jackpots
- Safety and Security measures
BetMGM’s other assets
BetMGM provides us with some exclusive features we can use to improve our betting experiences, such as Edit My Bet, Cash Out, Odds Boosts, or Live Streaming.
The widely popular Cash Out feature is now available at BetMGM too. With the help of it you can:
- Ensure your winnings ahead of the final result
- Minimize your losses
- Increase your account balance without depositing
For example, if you place a $10 wager on a game of Team A –2.5 over Team B, two outcomes can occur.
Primary outcome: At the end of the first half, Team A leads Team B to score-wise. Since you bet on Team A, the odds are in your favor for now. BetMGM will offer $16 Cash Out, which you can take immediately, or you can wait until the end of the game and hope that Team A still covers the –2.5 spread.
Secondary outcome: After three quarters, Team B takes a commanding lead. Since it is more likely that your bet will lose now, you can take the $3 Cash Out offer and make sure you don't lose your entire stake. Or you can wait until the end of the match and hope that Team A wins after all.
You can find the Cash Out option in the “My Bets” menu of the bet slip or the “Cash Out” menu if the game hasn't started yet.
Make sure that Cash Out is available before placing a bet on a match and hoping you can still use this feature. It is not available everywhere, and BetMGM can't guarantee that it will offer it at all times. There are also times where the Cash Out can be rejected (frozen or closed bets or odds changes) by the bookie, so don't freak out if not all your Cashed-Out funds appear in your account balance.
Edit My Bet
The outcomes aren't always precise, and the sports action “never stands still,” so there is no reason why your bets should. With the Edit My Bet feature, you have the chance to make changes to any parlay or straight bet that has the Cash Out option available. Here are a few frequently asked questions that might explain this feature better.
Q: How do I edit a bet?
A: There are a few ways you can Edit a bet. The quickest option is to open the “My Bets” menu in your account and see where the feature is available. There is always the option to cancel any edits before you have saved the changes permanently. Once the changes you made are “saved,” a new bet with the changes will be placed automatically on your behalf.
Q: What can I edit on the bet?
A: There are a few things you can change with the help of this feature. You can:
- Swap Selections
- Remove Selections
- Add Selections
- Increase Stake
Q: Why was my edit rejected?
A: There are a few reasons why your edit can be rejected. Some of them are technical issues, Cash Out value change, odds change, or closed markets/sections. These are only the most common reasons why your edit could be rejected.
Unfortunately, unlike some popular bookies, BetMGM’s mobile promotions aren't any different than the desktop ones. Although they do change them up frequently, so I guess that kind of makes up for the fact that they don't have any original promos for the users who prefer the mobile experience.
Their welcome bonus is pretty standard with a surprising twist. While we see bookies offer risk-free bets every day, the one thing that surprised us was the amount of the rewarded risk-free bet. If you sign-up to BetMGM today, you can get a $500 risk-free bet if your first wager loses.
In addition to the juicy welcome bonus, they offer some other exclusive offers that will get your attention. Some of them are:
- Pro Football Playoffs Bet & Get
- Power Parlay Leaderboard
- Sunday Strategy, free bets up to $50
- Place a pre-game Hockey bet and get an in-play free bet
- Money Monday Club
BetMGM was rebranded and remodeled to fit the category of a bookie with both an online and offline business. They have launched a Sportsbook that may not be anything special at first look. Still, they have some unique aspects like a widely popular College sports section and feature library that has become a rival to the top bookies in the industry. A negative I can think of is that you can't play from just anywhere. The apps are available only in New Jersey and Nevada for now but will soon go live in other states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, or Indiana.