BetMGM Sportsbook Review and Welcome Bonus

BetMGM, which launched in New Jersey back in the summer of 2018, is now expanding to West Virginia with the official launch of BetMGM WV.

BetMGM WV joins such powerhouses as DraftKings WV and FanDuel WV, giving the state numerous well-known online sportsbooks.

Licensed and regulated by the West Virginia Lottery, let’s take a deeper dive into what BetMGM WV has to offer.

Pros
  • Beautiful interface
  • Generous welcome offer
  • Numerous banking options
Cons
  • Registration process a bit tedious
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BetMGM Welcome Bonus - How to Claim

For new players, the welcome bonus is quite generous and simple to understand.

Here it is: A $500 risk-free bet. Players simply need to sign up, deposit and wager any amount from $10-$500. If the bet you placed loses, you will get it credited back to your account in site credit after the bet settles.

Getting Started/New Player Info

At the bottom of the page there is a link to “Sports House Rules”. Through here, you will be given quite literally all of the information one person could possibly need when it comes to learning terminology surrounding sports betting and information pertaining to each individual sport.

Registration

The process to register at BetMGM WV is broken down into four steps:

  1. Name, email, and date of birth
  2. Create an account, last four digits of social security number and contact number
  3. Full address
  4. Create security questions, agree to the terms of service

The registration process could be a bit more streamlined and not positioned in a way that makes users complete a step to move on to the next step. This could allow for users to be more comfortable if they see all of the information they need to give up, up front.

Desktop/Mobile Experience

BetMGM WV is offered on desktop, mobile web browsers, and for both Android and iOS devices.

Fortunately, everything is laid out the absolute same on all platforms with the exception of buttons to the home page, an A-Z menu, the betslip, your current bets and the promotions page being across the bottom of the app.

The site is easy to navigate and explore and there is not any kind of lag or excessive buffering between pages. Everything is silky smooth, no matter how quickly you click on different links of the site.

Starting at the top of the page, there are links to the sportsbook, casino and poker room, followed by most of the sports listed in the form of a logo that depicts the main instrument used in that game. Along that same menu is a search bar where you can search for specific teams or contests, your current bets, the boosted odds page and the promotions currently offered.

Below this, are some quick bet options for numerous different sports and events. These are seemingly random, but could reflect your betting behavior as you continue to bet on the site.

Moving down and starting at the left of the page, the sports are once again listed. Here, once you click on the sport of your choice, it will populate in the center of the screen with the upcoming games and listed the odds for moneyline, spread and total.

By default, though, the center of the page has the live games.

To the far right is the betslip and this populates with whatever wager you’ve chosen. Choosing numerous options will allow users to create parlays, too. All the way at the bottom of the page are more links about BetMGM WV, the promotions and the sports, too, including a guide for beginners.

Sports and Markets Available at BetMGM

Sports

  • Aussie Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Boxing/MMA
  • Cricket
  • E Sports
  • Football
  • Formula 1
  • Golf
  • MLB
  • MMA
  • NASCAR
  • NHL
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Markets

  • Moneyline: betting on who will win outright
  • Spread: a set amount of points to make the game “even”. Players can wager on the points that will “add” or “subtract” from the choice
  • Totals: betting on the total amount of points in the game
  • Parlay: betting on numerous events on one ticket
  • Futures: betting on an event that will happen in the near future
  • Teaser: manipulating the spread or total point amount with the odds changing to reflect it
  • Round Robin: betting on numerous parlay options
  • Props: betting betting on things that could happen in an event. For example, the color of the Gatorade that will be poured at the end of the Super Bowl

Betting Lines

Even more good news: The betting lines at BetMGM WV are excellent. They are similar, if not better than some of the main competitors. With the oversaturation in the online sportsbook market, online sportsbooks cannot afford to inflate its odds. No worries here.

Betting Features

There are four prominent features at BetMGM WV: Live betting, cash out, live streaming and boosted odds.

  • Live Betting: This allows for users to wager on events that are actively in progress.
  • Cash Out: This feature allows for users to bail out of a bet early. If losing, you’ll get back a small amount of money, and if winning, you will not get the amount you would have gotten if the final result was a victory. Either way, yes, you can leave a bet before it is resolved.
  • Live Streaming: Users can live stream most international soccer and tennis matches. Sometimes there will be other sports available, too.
  • Boosted Odds: On a daily basis, BetMGM WV will have a different set of potential wagers that BetMGM WV has artificially boosted. These could be any sports.

Trust and Safety

Going beyond the brand name recognition that is associated with BetMGM and MGM Resorts, it’s important to understand that these online sportsbooks are not allowed to operate in the state unless approved and given licenses by the West Virginia Lottery. Part of earning these licenses is having systems in place in the infrastructure of the site to protect and keeping customer data safe.

Payments and Banking

Deposit Options

  • ACH/echeck
  • Cash Cage
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • PayPal
  • Online Bank Transfer

Withdrawal Options

  • ACH/echeck
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Cash Cage
  • Check by mail
Payment Method Deposit Amount Withdrawal Amount Withdrawal Time
$ 10 min N/A N/A
$ 10 min N/A N/A
$ 10 min N/A N/A
$ 10 min N/A N/A

Overall

There are minor things that BetMGM WV could tinker with to make the experience even better, but overall, BetMGM WV has plenty to offer that separates them from its competitors. The welcome offer is arguably better than its competitors and the live stream offer also makes them a bit more appealing, especially for those who want to wager on sports internationally. We highly recommend exploring BetMGM WV if you live in or are in the state of West Virginia.

FAQ

Is Sports betting legal in West Virginia?

Yes.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in West Virginia?

No. Unless the sportsbook is licensed and regulated by the state of West Virginia, it is illegal to use.

What is the legal age to gambling in West Virginia?

21.

Do I have to live in West Virginia to bet online?

You do not need to live in West Virginia, but in order to make a real money wager, you must be located within the confines of the state.

21+. NJ, CO, IN & WV Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. T&Cs apply