BetMGM Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 4.6/5

The BetMGM online casino launched in 2017 as a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings and was initially known as playMGM. The site offers users the chance to play online casino games, poker, and sports betting. Users in New Jersey above the age of 21 can access BetMGM on their Mac and PC via the web browser version and through their iOS or Android smartphones via the mobile app.

Pros:
  • Great looking, user-friendly website
  • Wide variety of games on their website
  • Weekly and monthly promotions
Cons:
  • Limited mobile app

FAQs

How do I get started?

The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. To sign up for an account with BetMGM, users will have to enter their name, email address, date of birth, user ID and password, last four digits of their Social Security number, mobile phone number, and address. After this information is entered, the site will run a geolocation search to ensure the user is in New Jersey. All new users are eligible for $25 in free play by entering the promo code PLAYNJFREE at sign up. This money can be used for any game on the site but can not be withdrawn.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

All deposits can be done through Visa/Mastercard, online bank transfers, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, PayPal, Play+, Skrill, eCheck, VIP Preferred, or a cash cage at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The minimum deposit is $10.

Is there a deposit bonus?

New users are given a 100% deposit bonus up to $1,000 on their first deposit as long as the deposit is made within 5 days of opening an account. To access the full reward funds, the user has to earn six times the bonus amount in the iRewards program.

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw money, players have the option of choosing PayPal, Play+, Skrill, echeck, VIP preferred, cash cage at the Atlantic City Borgata, or a check in the mail. Cash will be immediate, and a check in the mail can take up to three weeks. The other options will take two to five business days.

Are my winnings taxable?

All New Jersey online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

Pros

One of the biggest positives for BetMGM is the layout of their website. It is one of the best looking sites on the market and also one of the most user-friendly. The site and mobile app have a clean and crisp feel, and the black background behind the colorful games adds an element of class to it. There are useful links at the bottom of each page about the site, and there is a neat feature of a search bar at the top for users that know exactly what game they want to play. BetMGM currently offers more than 400 different slot games, 8 types of video poker, four types of blackjack, and two types of roulette. There are even live versions of baccarat, blackjack, and roulette for players that want to work with a live dealer. They are also one of just six online casinos in New Jersey to offer craps. BetMGM has a great lineup of weekly and monthly promotions constantly updating on the site. These promotions usually coincide with their online poker and sports betting site options in the form of free bets, free spins, and a VIP leaderboard. This provides a lot of incentive for users to continue playing with BetMGM instead of switching to a different site.

Cons

This is true of most online gambling sites, but the mobile app is going to be very limited compared to the web version of the site. The app offers far less options for slots and table games than the website. Another frustrating element of the app is that players cannot redeem rewards points anywhere but the website. Users can earn these points on mobile, but they have to go to the website to actually redeem them. Players will also be unable to earn any rewards points for sports betting at this time. With the other ways in which the casino and sportsbook relate to each other, this aspect can be frustrating.

Rewards

The BetMGM rewards system is simple. Once a user signs up for a BetMGM account, they are automatically enrolled into the iRewards program. This program awards points for the amount of money that is wagered on the site. Players will earn one point for every $5 wagered on slots, $10 wagered on jackpot/progressive slots, $20 wagered on video poker, and $25 on table games. There are five levels of the rewards tier: sapphire, pearl, gold, platinum, and noir (invite only). As players progress through the tiers, they will be able to redeem their points for bonus dollars and cash, online store items, and comps at MGM Resorts properties in New Jersey.

How To Sign Up and Deposit

The first step for new users will be to sign up for an account. To sign up for an account with BetMGM, users will have to enter their name, email address, date of birth, user ID and password, last four digits of their Social Security number, mobile phone number, and address. After this information is entered, the site will run a geolocation search to ensure the user is in New Jersey. All new users are eligible for $25 in free play by entering the promo code PLAYNJFREE at sign up. This money can be used for any game on the site but can not be withdrawn.

After creating an account, users have a variety of methods to choose from for their deposits. All deposits can be done through Visa/Mastercard, online bank transfers, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, PayPal, Play+, Skrill, eCheck, VIP Preferred, or a cash cage at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The minimum deposit is $10. New users are given a 100% deposit bonus up to $1,000 on their first deposit as long as the deposit is made within 5 days of opening an account. To access the full reward funds, the user has to earn six times the bonus amount in the iRewards program. To withdraw money, players have the option of choosing PayPal, Play+, Skrill, echeck, VIP preferred, cash cage at the Atlantic City Borgata, or a check in the mail. Cash will be immediate, and a check in the mail can take up to three weeks. The other options will take two to five business days.

Conclusion

BetMGM offers a classy looking site that is easy to use and offers a large number of gaming options. BetMGM does struggle with a few things on their mobile app, but overall this is definitely one of the top options in New Jersey especially because of the integration with their online poker and sports betting affiliates.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
  • Game Variety: 4.5/5
  • Game Quality: 4.5/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 4.5/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4.5/5
  • User Experience: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.6/5