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BetMGM is a legal and regulated site, open to all eligible players 21 and over who are physically located within several states including New Jersey. The site launched in August 2017, and has since become one of the online casino market’s more impressive brands. No surprise there, as it’s backed by one of the premier names in casino gambling (MGM), with a pedigree that extends back to the 1920s.
From its massive game library to its poker and sportsbook integration, dual welcome bonuses, and jackpot exclusives, there is something here for everyone. A significant revamp of the interface in 2019, along with a rebrand from playMGM to BetMGM, has only heightened the site’s allure. Not to mention, the operator has effectively leveraged its world-renowned brand so that online players will be granted an amplified experience whenever they visit one of MGM’s land-based properties, the Borgata in Atlantic City included.
All of which isn’t to say BetMGM is perfect, but as we’ll see in the sections below, the positives outweigh the negatives by a fair bit.
Players that create a BetMGM online casino account using the links listed on this page, or the bonus code BETNJ1, will receive $25 free upon registering an account. Not only that, but they’ll also receive a 100% match up to $1,000 on first deposits. In terms of bonus cap, this offer ranks among New Jersey’s finest.
|BetMGM NJ Promo Code||BETNJ1|
|Code Valid||May 2021|
|No Deposit Bonus||$25 free|
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to $1,000|
|Atlantic City Parnter||Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa|
Simply register an account on BetMGM, and once your credentials are verified, $25 in FREEPLAY credit will be placed in your bonus wallet. These “no-deposit funds” are subject to a 1x playthrough requirement before they are converted to cash, which is encouraging.
You’ll receive this no-deposit bonus simply for completing a two-minute registration process. To release the bonus funds into your account balance, all you have to do is wager $25 on any games (excluding some ‘new’ games) within 3 days time. If you want to withdraw winnings that you won using the credit, you can do so if you’ve made a real money deposit.
The bonus funds procured from the 100% match up to $1,000 first deposit bonus are converted to cash by wagering through 15x the bonus amount within three days. While 15x isn’t the most extravagant playthrough requirement in the world, having just three days to wager 15x is a bit whiplash-inducing.
Let’s say you deposit $500, making you eligible for a $500 bonus. To convert the bonus to cash, you must play through $7,500 in casino wagers.
Players have just three calendar days following the day of their deposit to clear the bonus, after which the funds expire. And the match deposit offer is only available for five days following account creation. We find this timeline to be oppressively tight and implore BetMGM to amend it.
BetMGM has done quite the job of making itself stand out in what has become a saturated NJ online casino market. Here are just a few features that are worth noting about the site:
Yes. These days, it isn’t uncommon for new NJ online casino sites to pair the launch of their desktop client with a comprehensive mobile offering, and BetMGM does just that.
The newly-revamped BetMGM casino app is available for both Android and iOS powered devices. At present, it can be downloaded directly from the main BetMGM NJ casino site, as well as the Apple App Store.
Players will be pleased to know that nearly all of the games available on the main BetMGM Casino site have made the transition to mobile.
Of the games on mobile, the overwhelming majority are slots. These include the site’s numerous jackpot slots, as well as many of its featured and new offerings.
The table game and video poker selections are less impressive. There’s a handful of blackjack games and roulette titles, and a few single line video poker variants (Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker). However, Live Dealer games and a few Hold’em variations are available on mobile, which was a very pleasant surprise.
Since launching, BetMGM has updated its platform significantly (including a full overhaul in September 2019), and the results are generally very positive. Mobile players won’t experience the same frequency of slow loading times and geolocation errors they did a couple of years ago. Also, many account management features and lobby filters have been added, including a full cashier, promotional and loyalty info. What’s more, accessing account management menus is way less janky than it was before the revamp.
But perhaps the biggest improvement is that players can now access the online casino and sportsbook all from a single app. Also, casino, sports, and poker all share a single wallet, although in order to play poker on BetMGM, players will have to download separate software.
Overall, the new BetMGM Casino app is both well-designed and ambitious, offering players tons of gaming options, as well as access to all the account management features available on desktop.
In terms of raw numbers, BetMGM’s game selection is toward the top of the pack, inching ahead of sister site Borgata Casino. There are more than 500 titles in total, including a swatch of network exclusives, like progressives that award life-changing top prizes.
Slots dominate the BetMGM online casino lobby. At present, the site supports over 500 virtual terminals, and we expect that number to swell with each passing week. Players will be treated to an eclectic blend of penny slots, the majority of which feature cool aesthetics, one or more bonus games, and better returns than machines found on Atlantic City casino floors.
Popular titles like Cleopatra, Zeus III, China Shores, and Super Monopoly Money are among just a few of the games slot fans will recognize.
BetMGM also offers approximately a dozen exclusive standard slots. Like the non-exclusives, these games are primarily penny slots with low minimum bets, some as low as $0.10.
The site offers a couple of sorting options to make finding specific titles easier, but we do wish it would at least filter slots by provider. Right now, you either have to scour the Featured or New tabs for the more sought after games, search for a particular slot manually, or rummage through the entire slot selection. Other NJ online casino sites do better in this regard.
One area in which BetMGM truly excels is in jackpot, or progressive, slots. Whereas many casinos only offer one or two games where players can spin their way to life-changing funds, BetMGM boasts over a dozen, some of which offer top prizes in the millions.
BetMGM links a progressive jackpot for a few slots, and shares this progressive with the same slots on Borgata Casino and Party Casino. As such, it grows quickly, often approaching the $3 million mark. However, fair warning: this jackpot is rarely hit. No one said scoring $3 million would be easy.
The site also links more slots for a mini-jackpot, which usually numbers in the thousands of dollars. This one hits far more frequently. Admittedly, the slots that comprise both the mega and mini jackpots aren’t exactly the most modern or alluring, but if hunting down big prizes is your thing, we think you’ll enjoy them.
Other progressives include:
Players who revel in the idea of live casino play, but don’t always feel compelled to trek down to Atlantic City will enjoy BetMGM’s array of Live Dealer games.
Powered by Ezugi/Evolution Gaming, from studios in the Golden Nugget Casino and at a dedicated location in AC, BetMGM offers the following:
Admittedly, players will find better blackjack rules at BetMGM’s digital blackjack tables, but that’s the tradeoff for playing in a live setting. Same goes for roulette, where a plethora of single zero games are available digitally.
BetMGM does a decent job with blackjack, providing several digital games, as well as the aforementioned Live Dealer variants. They include:
All of these games payout 3:2 on blackjacks, and otherwise offer rules that are in line with Atlantic City games. That is to say they’re pretty good games, but not the very best. Doubles on any two are allowed regardless of the game, as are doubles after splits.
Blackjack Xchange is an interesting variant where players can pay to switch one of the bad cards in their hand, or get paid to switch out a good one. Otherwise, pretty standard blackjack rules apply. It is worth noting that the house charges an approximately 2.5% premium on exchanged cards, which is way higher than the house edge of a blackjack game with decent rules.
BetMGM doesn’t offer a ton of non-blackjack digital table games, but give it credit for going against the grain and supporting lesser-known products that can’t be found on many other NJ online casino sites.
On the more traditional end is roulette, and BetMGM offers a score of roulette games, including American Roulette and European Roulette Pro. Neither games are particularly fancy or feature-rich, but they do the job. Of course, always play the European version of the game, as the wheel only has a single-zero, and thus affords better odds.
Also on display are Ultimate Texas Hold’Em and Casino Hold’em Live: two games that are largely similar in that you’re trying to make a better five-card poker hand than the dealer. It’s not common to find either of these games in digital form outside BetMGM and its sister sites Borgata Casino and Party Casino.
We would have liked to see BetMGM go even further with its table game selection, perhaps offering craps or more versions of casino poker. But at present, they’re nowhere to be found.
BetMGM has a respectable selection of video poker games, including several single-line Game King products which return ~99% or higher with optimal play. There are also three- and five-line variants with slightly less favorable paytables.
There are a handful of single-line poker games as well, offered by Scientific Games among others. Updated graphics are a nice touch, but these video poker varieties play much the same as their in-person terminal counterparts on the casino floor. Video poker titles covered:
Promotions on BetMGM are a decidedly mixed bag. On one hand, there’s a lot of promos to enjoy, with offers ranging from deposit matches, to loss-back offers, and increased iRewards points. Every month, expect to see a swatch of new promos, and a different offer to enjoy virtually every day.
BetMGM also offers its loyal players personalized promos, much like a retail casino does. These are basically the equivalent of mailers, where players will receive additional freeplay offers based on their recent play.
Be sure to read the fine print for each offer before you decide whether you want to dive in. Wagering requirements can vary.
One of the highlights of gambling on BetMGM is that your play will count toward your overall loyalty status at all MGM owned properties. How it works is simple: Play online, and you will earn M life Rewards Tier Credits, which will be applied toward your overall annual rewards status. Tier requirements as follows:
By navigating the tiers, players will open up a bevy of benefits including priority check-ins at hotels and restaurants, access to VIP lounges, guaranteed rooms, discounts at shopping outlets, guaranteed show reservations, and comped parking. Most importantly, higher tier players will earn bonus points playing slots, and bonuses on Express Comps.
Players will also earn iRewards points online, which can be exchanged for Express Comps at all participating MGM Resorts destinations, or redeemed for bonus dollars or cash online. Additionally, players can exchange their earned points for accessories, electronics, and other items at the BetMGM loyalty store.
Earn rates of both Tier Credits and iRewards Points are as follows:
Admittedly, these rates aren’t that appealing, as it will take $1 million in slots handle just to reach the Platinum level. Also, the iRewards redemption rates aren’t terrific. Therefore, we tend to view BetMGM’s loyalty program as a nice added perk, but we wouldn’t recommend that players purposely strive to earn a high loyalty tier unless they are planning on visiting land-based MGM Resorts destinations quite frequently.
BetMGM boasts one of the more impressive online cashiers in the NJ online casino industry, with several depositing options available, and all of them accepting deposits as low as $10. High rollers will be pleased to note that daily limits exceed $1,500 for all deposit methods, climbing as high as $10,000+ for a select few.
The safe and secure deposit methods on BetMGM Casino include:
BetMGM offers six withdrawal options, but in some cases you’ll need to have used the option first for deposits (or at least verify it) before using it for withdrawals:
Checks by mail should be a last resort option, as you’re going to have to wait a while for your funds. Otherwise, withdrawals on BetMGM are pretty speedy, with most hitting your account within a couple of days. Of course, those withdrawing via the Borgata cashier will receive their funds within minutes.
BetMGM has done an admirable job ensuring that players can quickly and readily access its online casino software from just about any device hooked up to the internet:
Customer service on BetMGM is a decidedly mixed bag. On the one hand, the site offers a pretty extensive FAQ and neat system of helping players find answers to the most common questions. On the other, it’s annoying that players have to go through this system first before they’re even given the option of chatting with a real person.
Additionally, Live Chat agents don’t appear to know the product as well as they should. Often times, we had to go to great lengths to help agents understand what we were asking. Phone and email communication were marginally more satisfying.