BetMGM NY has launched its app in the Empire State. With big bonuses and access to earn BetMGM Rewards, it is quickly becoming a preferred sportsbook by many
Much like the rewards program that we mentioned in our Caesars NY review, BetMGM NY has its own rewards program to distinguish itself from its competitors.
Players can earn points for placing bets with BetMGM NY, and they are rewarded with a range of benefits. From exclusive offers to incredible experiences, like free dining and stays at a number of BetMGM resorts.
You can even earn free bets on your birthday, and on your anniversary of joining the BetMGM rewards program. The amount credited does depend on which tier of rewards you make it to, with a number of tiers available which you ascend through by collecting rewards points.
In total, BetMGM NY lists 13 different markets. Whilst some will contain numerous options, such as football listing both NFL and NCAA games, BetMGM fails to cover as many markets as the likes of FanDuel NY which offers a whopping 19 markets.
Find a full list of markets below:
When it comes to odds comparison, we at ny-bookies.com decided to look at the upcoming fixtures from the MLB. For this example, we looked at the New York Mets game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
On the Moneyline, BetMGM NY was offering +135 on the Mets, and -163 on the Phillies. Their offering on the Mets was better than FanDuel NY (+128) by +7, but their odds on the Phillies were -11 worse compared to FanDuel NY’s odds of -152.
This shows that whilst it offers better odds on the outside bet that is less likely to come in, on the favored outcomes, you are going to have to wager more money to see a return.
BetMGM NY is one of a select few providers who have been licensed by regulators in NY, following the legalization of online sports betting on January 8th, 2022. Allowing them to publish their desktop site and mobile betting application for the public.
If you’re a new customer to BetMGM NY, there is a whopping welcome offer of receiving up to $1,000 in free bets should your first wager lose. This offer expires on 12/31/2022 and must be used within seven days of the free bet credits being added to your account.
You can also earn free bet credits for referring a friend. They must be from the same state as yourself though, so if you’re from NY and you recommend someone from NJ, then you won’t receive a bonus.
If they are from the same state, and they wager at least $50, you will then be rewarded with $50 as well. And you can do this up to 20 times, meaning you could earn up to $1,000 in free bet credits.
As mentioned, BetMGM NY allows you to earn BetMGM rewards, which will see you get special offers and promotions, as well as earn opportunities to earn incredible experiences. However, many offers will be customized to you and your interests, so if you mainly bet on the NFL, your offers will tend to involve that particular sport.
BetMGM NY has also introduced a One Game Parlay on soccer and basketball games as well. This allows you to build a parlay by selecting the winner of the game in combination with total and multiplayer props, enabling you to enhance the odds of your wagers for bigger returns.
There are a number of payment methods available to deposit and withdraw funds to and from your account. One impressive feature is that it’s one of the only sportsbooks to allow payments via Apple Pay. See the tables below for a more detailed breakdown:
|Method||Min. Deposit||Max. Deposit||Processing Time|
|VIP Preferred Check||$10||Depends on provider||Instant|
|Debit/Credit Card||$10||$2,500 for Credit Card||Instant|
|PayNearMe||$10||Depends on provider||Instant|
|Online Bank Transfer||$0||Depends on provider||Instant|
|Discover Credit Card||$10||Depends on provider||Instant|
|Online Banking||$10||Depends on provider||Instant|
|MGM Rewards Card||$10||Depends on provider||Instant|
|BetMGM Gift Card||$10||Depends on provider||Instant|
|Apple Pay||$10||Depends on provider||Instant|
You can set your own deposit limits to help protect against problem gambling as well.
|Method||Min. Withdrawal||Max. Withdrawal||Processing Time|
|Visa Debit Card||$10||None||3-5 days|
|VIP Preferred||$10||None||3-7 days|
|Online Banking||$10||None||1-2 days|
|Instant Banking||$10||None||2 days|
|Play+ Prepaid Card||$10||None||6 hours|
There may be slower withdrawal times for amounts above $10,000.
The BetMGM NY website does one thing that many other sportsbooks don’t – it utilizes the space on their web pages. Some sportsbooks have fixtures listed for upcoming games, and a couple of bets available. But there is so much blank space not used and it looks wasteful.
On the BetMGM NY site, the space is used to full capacity by displaying additional odds. So as well as game lines, you also see odds for bets on the first five innings in baseball or the first half in an NBA game. It’s a great way to showcase some additional markets that bettors may sometimes overlook.
What was also great to see on the site and the mobile app was quicker methods of signing up. You can fill out forms like on most sites, and it’s quick enough. But unlike other sportsbooks, if you have a PayPal or Yahoo! Sports account, you can log in with these to get your account set up. Saving you precious minutes if you’re looking to get in on the action quickly.
The official BetMGM NY app is available on Android on the Google Play store, and also on iOS devices available on Apple’s App Store. The app is much more optimized than the website, navigation is seamless, transitioning from page to page in a flash with just a quick tap here and a swipe there.
But beyond being intuitive, it was also nice to see you can access everything from your existing bets that are live, to those bets that have been settled, as well as also being able to access your MGM Rewards too. To see where you currently stand and what offers are available.
The help and contact part of the website is actually really well designed. Once you click to go through to the help section, it lists a number of areas you may need help with. Clicking these offers a selection of further options relating to common queries customers have, helping direct you to relevant information.
If you are unable to find help through their automated system, it will then ask you to either contact their live chat team which is available 24/7, or to email their customer support team. It doesn’t offer an approximate time for a response on the email, but we sent a couple of queries off, and the longest we waited was around about 13 hours, and that included time throughout the night when there are likely fewer people responding to emails.
|BetMGM NY||2022||MGM Resorts International||Adam Greenblatt||Jersey City, New Jersey|
Compared to their competitors, BetMGM has more partnerships announced than any other. It has a number of official partnerships in place with the following sports and brands:
|NHL||Buffalo Wild Wings|
|NASCAR||New York Jets|
|PGA Tour||New York Knicks|
|LPGA||New York Rangers|
|NLL||Madison Square Garden|
As well as a number of security features implemented to protect customers’ money, BetMGM also protects its customers by promoting a number of services to help people who have a problem with gambling.
As mentioned, it allows customers to set their own deposit limits, but it also offers self-exclusion, a service where fans can ban themselves from BetMGM NY for a set period, or permanently, in order to support them in their recovery from problem gambling.
BetMGM also offers a number of options to contact support networks. If you or someone you know needs help with a gambling problem, BetMGM NY recommends you call (877-8-HOPENY) or text HOPENY to (467369).
BetMGM has the makings to be one of the best sportsbooks in NY, but its market options and odds on favored betting options are lacking compared to competitors. However, it has one of the better desktop sites and a really good mobile app. It also has great promotions, and it’s nice to see it customizes offers for customers through the BetMGM rewards program.
The New York State Gaming Commission.
You must be 21 or over.
There is a number available, from dining experiences to earning free hotel stays at selected MGM Resorts.
Yes, you are able to bet in-play with BetMGM NY.