Editors Note: BetMGM was formally known as PlayMGM
If we didn’t know better, we’d say someone stole all the bells and whistles from the BetMGM web and mobile site.
This stripped-down site is obviously focusing on function over form, but couldn’t it spare one roaring lion somewhere?
Thanks to Borgata, BetMGM is offering its sportsbook to New Jersey players. As we said, the interface is clear of any surface garbage and goes right to the nut of its purpose – offering games and contests to bet on.
Bettors are welcomed with a bonus of a first bet up to $100, risk free. To be eligible bettors must deposit $25 or more, place a bet and then receive up to $100 back – so users can make first wager with no worries about loss. A nice way to dip your toe in the pool. Beyond that, the offers are few and far between on BetMGM.
Registration prior to all that is easy peasy, with an emphasis on the easy.
Deposits into your account are just as stress free with a half-dozen options listed below.
MGM’s reputation for offering a full sports menu precedes itself with offerings such as all U.S professional leagues, plus college basketball and football, Aussie Rules Football, boxing, golf, motorsports, soccer and tennis.
The sites do, however, keep to the traditional when it comes to the types of bets it offers: moneyline, spreads, futures, parlays and round robins.
While BetMGM does offer the newest popular and in-game betting option, it is very limited compared to other betting sites. In-game betting is usually assigned to select games and the bets are stifled as well with frequently updated moneyline and spread wagers only.
MGM does employ a cash out feature which allows bettors to cash out of existing bets easily with remaining funds usually returned to a player’s account in short order.
Good market selection
Straightforward in function
Yawner of an app, desktop isn’t any better
Limited withdrawal options
WHERE IT OPERATES
DEPOSIT & WITHDRAWAL METHODS
Deposit options include VIP Preferred ACH/e-Check, Borgata Prepaid Play+, PayPal, VISA/Mastercard, bank transfer, PayNearMe, Skrill, Borgata cashier if you’re in Jersey and Skrill.
Withdrawal options include Borgata Prepaid Play+, PayPal, VIP Preferred, Skrill, the Borgata cage or check by mail. If users have difficulty with any of these methods, MGM offers 24/7 assistance including phone support, just click on HELP.
MOBILE INTERFACE ****
It’s a stretch, but the site could be an episode of “Seinfeld,” the show about nothing. The uncluttered interface is not unpleasant and being free of distracting bells and whistles puts the bettor on notice to do his or her job. – wager. But it also is bereft of information and guidance which makes it look sad next to its competitors.
DEPOSIT METHODS *****
MGM continues to offer peace of mind with multiple, secure deposit options: include VIP Preferred ACH/e-Check, Borgata Prepaid Play+, PayPal, VISA/Mastercard, bank transfer, PayNearMe, Skrill, and Borgata cashier if you’re in Jersey.
EASE OF DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS ****
BetMGM likes deposits and asks for them frequently and gives players lots of options. Withdrawal options are more limited with Borgata Prepaid Play+, PayPal, VIP Preferred, Skrill, the Borgata cage or check by mail. Note that a check by mail will take about seven days for delivery.
SAFETY AND SECURITY *****
Play MGM Sports takes security very seriously and has a secure log in that includes an email alert. When a player signs in, they receive and email confirming the log-in.
CUSTOMER SERVICE ****
Phone and email support for your MGM account is available 24/7. Call (609) 248-9531 or email support@borgata sports.com. The House Rules FAQ may help solve some issues as well.
USER EXPERIENCE ***
If you like straightforward and to the point both the desktop and mobile sites will fit the bill. It is perfect bettors who are just learning the ropes.
It may not be the flashiest book out there for but for novice bettors or those just wanting to keep it simple, the desktop and mobile platforms step up to the plate.
ACH / Echeck