BetMGM is a rebrand of PlayMGM and on its launch, more features and services were added giving players a better deal. More features were added and so were other crucial details. The casino has incorporated three platforms (Sports, Casino, and Poker) where players can create an account with the team and proceed to play the games on the platform. Below is a BetMGM review:
Sports and Markets available
BetMGM welcomes players to a sports section that has seen a variety of sports provided to the players where some of the top leagues, events, tournaments, competitions, and challenges are incorporated. The US has seen sports like Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football, and Golf taking the center stage and as such, the sports have all been offered on the platform.
One can bet on the following; NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, MLS, NCAAF, ATP, and more. Top international leagues and events such as English Premier League (EPL), Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italy Serie A, French Ligue 1, and more have also been hosted on the platform. The number of sports games offered, however, is not encouraging and much needs to be done in terms of more additions. Only 14 different sports games have been offered.
Other sports to expect will be;
- Aussie Rules
In the market section, they have been averagely offered which is laudable. Top soccer events, for example, have seen over 140 different markets provided with the top popular ones all offered. Sunday’s 6th January 2020, FA Cup fixture match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest had the following markets provided; Match Result, Over/Under, Both Teams to Score, Draw No Bet, Team to advance next round, Correct Score, Goalscorer, Half Time/Full Time, Handicap, Corners, Penalties, Cards, and more.
Good betting opportunities have also been offered. Having several betting opportunities allow the players to try their luck on many avenues. Some betting opportunities allow the player to take a low risk or higher risk. The outcome will differ depending on the type of risk offered. The markets offered have been among the aspects that contribute to BetMGM’s betting opportunities. The betting options have also contributed to it and the following have been offered; Moneylines, Future bets, Parlays, Point spread, and Prop Bets
Several features have also been provided to the players which have helped in the betting experience. In-play betting/live betting is one such feature where bettors can bet on the live games. This opens up an avenue where they can take advantage of the odds and eventually record huge returns. Cash-out is another option that has been provided and this is used to give the players control of their bets where they can lock profits by withdrawing the winnings already won or minimize losses by withdrawing part of the stake in the event the bet is losing. Live streaming is another feature offered that allows the players to watch some live events.
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Odds & Limits
BetMGM has averagely offered the odds. This roughly means that the betting margins are average which would signify average returns. For a sportsbook with a betting margin of slightly above 5%, players can expect average returns. The odds have also been offered in one format (American) which would limit a player who is more conversant with the other formats (Decimal and Fractional).
With the odds averagely offered, several aspects such as odds boost and live betting have all been provided to ensure that players can ultimately get huge returns. Odds boost is a feature offered where on certain events in a day, a player can have the odds boosted. Various requirements, however, must be met which requires a player to go through the terms and conditions. Please note that not all events will be eligible for odds boost.
No limits have been placed on the amount of money one can bet, win or withdraw. However, for responsible gambling, several measures have been put down including spending limits which dictate the amount of money a player can spend in a day, week, month or year on the platform.
BetMGM has offered different promotions on the different platforms it offers. Among the popular promotions is the welcome bonus where in the sports section it will be as follows. A new player will be welcomed with a free bet of up to $500 if on the first bet of at least $10 loses. The wager placed must be placed at odds of at least -200.
As earlier stated, live streaming is one of the features offered on the platform. The feature allows the players to catch up with some of the events they have placed their bets on live as they happen. There will be no download required and BetMGM only requires that a player must have a funded account to access the events. Players can stream the following sports;
- Basketball and more.
A mobile app has also been provided to the players where every platform has had a tailored app provided. The app is well-designed and easy to interact with thanks to the top-quality colors, fonts, and screen clarity. The technology behind has ensured that no quality is lost whenever different screen sizes are involved. At the top of the app after a successful launch will have all the top sports and events provided with the live games also available from the ‘Live’ option at the top-left. On the main page, the top picks and live games are also provided from there. At the bottom are other options such as Home, A-Z menu, Betslip, My Bets, and Promotions. The app is available for both Android and iOS users.
The app allows the following services and features to be accessed;
- Creation of an account
- Access the promotions and claim the offers
- View and make wagers on the sports
- Contact customer support
- Deposit and withdraw funds
- Live stream
- Live bet and cash-out
- Access the sections; Help & support, terms and conditions, responsible gambling, and banking
BetMGM has provided a laudable sportsbook thanks to many of the factors put right. Several features such as live streaming, cash-out, live betting, and odds boost have all been offered and received positively by the players. The availability of the other platforms (Casino and Poker) has also been lauded which have seen more players coming on board. BetMGM has also offered various popular payment methods, a mobile platform, great customer service, and a friendly website to all.
However, some improvements would be welcomed especially on the number of sports offered which are few, the odds provided have also been average and have been offered in one format and finally, the promotions are not highly valued.