After debuting in New Jersey, BetMGM has finally come to Nevada. The new sports betting brand for MGM Resorts International takes the place of PlayMGM that was initially released in Nevada.

Existing MGM Resorts betting accounts will simply migrate to the new platform when updating from PlayMGM to the BetMGM app. All that’s required to sign in to the app is an MGM Resorts M Life Rewards account number and password.

BetMGM in Nevada is different from the same brand of the sportsbook app in other states. For starters, odds and betting limits in Nevada are set in Las Vegas. This is different than how BetMGM odds and limits are set in other states.

Additionally, remote account setup isn’t possible in Nevada due to Nevada Gaming Control regulations. Players may begin to register for a BetMGM account inside the app. However, all new members will have to visit a sportsbook inside of a brick and mortar MGM Resorts casino in Nevada. Players just need to bring their mobile device and government ID in order to complete the new account signup in person.

Once an account is established, a player may either fund the app or make a withdrawal in person at a casino or inside of the app with a BetMGM prepaid card.

BetMGM brings many more wagering options than the previous incarnation of the MGM Resorts sports betting app. In addition to all major US sports – NFL, NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball – there are a variety of smaller and international leagues available.

BetMGM also offers wagering on sports like international soccer, MMA, and esports. Further, BetMGM offers more future wagering options than ever before at MGM Resorts sportsbooks.

The most exciting improvement to the betting menu is the Live betting options. BetMGM has many more ways to wager while the games are being played. These wagers can usually only be placed on the BetMGM app.

This BetMGM Nevada review breaks down how the betting app works on Android and iOS and how to deposit or cashout.

BetMGM NEVADA SPORTSBOOK LOYALTY PROGRAM

There isn’t a specific loyalty program dedicated just for BetMGM sportsbook customers. Wagers placed with the BetMGM Nevada sportsbook app will soon count towards MGM Resorts’ general loyalty program – M Life Rewards.

M Life Rewards is the same loyalty program where guests can earn points inside of a brick and mortar casino. On a related note, MGM Resorts also has an M Life Rewards credit card which can be used to earn loyalty points.

M Life Rewards include FreePlay and Express comps can be used at MGM Resorts brick and mortar casinos in Las Vegas including:

  • Aria (and Vdara)
  • Bellagio
  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay (and Delano)
  • MGM Grand (and The Signature)
  • The Mirage
  • New York-New York
  • Park MGM

Using M Life Rewards from sports wagers isn’t limited to Nevada. MGM Resorts also has M Life Rewards casinos outside of Nevada:

  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (New Jersey)
  • Beau Rivage (Mississippi)
  • Gold Strike (Mississippi)
  • MGM Grand Detroit (Michigan)
  • MGM National Harbor (Maryland)

M Life Rewards is one of the largest casino loyalty programs in the US. In addition to its casinos, M Life Rewards is partnered with Hyatt, Southwest, Royal Caribbean cruises, and more.

Sports wagers connecting to such a powerful loyalty club is one of the best benefits of using the BetMGM app.

SIGN UP AT BetMGM Nevada SPORTSBOOK

Players should download the BetMGM Nevada sports wagering app and register an account prior to visiting a casino to finalize sign up. This will save some time when making the initial visit to set up an account.

The app may be downloaded anywhere but players must sign up for an account in person at a brick and mortar MGM Resorts sportsbook in Nevada. BetMGM Sports accounts can be opened and funded at the sportsbook inside the following casinos:

  • Aria
  • Bellagio
  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand
  • The Mirage
  • New York New York
  • ParkMGM

The initial sign-up process is simple and should take about 10-15 minutes at the most. Everyone must have a valid and active M Life Rewards card when signing up for a BetMGM Sports account. Begin the loyalty club signup process before getting to the physical casino here.

BetMGM SPORTS BETTING NV APP REVIEW

The BetMGM Nevada sportsbook app is aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. The simplicity of design and easy to read navigation bars make the user experience one of the best of the Nevada sports wagering apps.

On the BetMGM Nevada sportsbook app, there’s a home page for the current wagering options. At the top of the screen, there are icons for each sport and live wagering. Actually, above the icon menu are buttons to log into an account and a wallet with the amount of money in the account.

The wallet tab links to a menu with deposit and withdrawal information as well as transaction history. This is also where BetMGM keeps administration information like support, house rules, and responsible gaming information.

The icons at the bottom of the BetMGM Nevada sportsbook app are more administrative. The list of icons at the bottom includes an A to Z list of sports, live wagering, support, as well as links to see current and previous wagers.

Nevada sports bettors will find the app to be easy to navigate and use. If there’s a problem, the support tab should be able to answer questions. BetMGM delivers a logical layout and players shouldn’t find themselves searching for something that isn’t easy to find.

Live wagering is a major feature of the BetMGM app. It almost seems as though this app was built specifically for live wagering. Speed is the name of the game for live wagering. The BetMGM Sportsbook app is fast and smooth with no hiccups or speed problems.

LIVE BETTING AT BetMGM

One of the key features of the BetMGM app is live betting. This is such an important part of the BetMGM app that there’s always an icon on the screen for live betting.

Open the BetMGM app and there’s a live betting icon on the top navigation bar next to the home button. There’s another static live betting icon at the bottom of the screen that never goes away – even when you select to view a sport. There’s literally, a live betting icon on every page inside of the BetMGM app.

BetMGM has many more live betting options than the previous version of the MGM Resorts sports wagering app. There’s obviously live betting available for major sports like basketball, baseball, hockey, and football. You’ll also find live betting for tennis, golf, soccer and more.

Live betting is one of the best features of the BetMGM app in Nevada. Not only are there a lot of in-game lines, but the BetMGM sportsbook app also offers more than just the basic spreads and moneylines. There are a variety of options for many different games.

Beyond betting knowledge, the key to live betting in Nevada is the speed of the mobile app. Depending on the sport, a bettor may have to quickly place a wager in between plays. One of the frustrations with live betting is when an app is slow to respond and the wager is no longer available. This can ruin the live betting experience for any bettor.

The BetMGM app in Nevada is one of the quickest in the state and works well for live betting.

SPORTS BETTING OPTIONS

The BetMGM mobile wagering app will appeal to the veteran sports gambler as well as the novice.

The support page in the BetMGM NV app has a betting basics section for beginners. This page offers basic sports betting information like how to place a straight bet.

There are also details on how to place wagers like parlays, round robins, and teasers with the app. This is useful for new bettors as well as experienced bettors who may not be familiar with placing sports wagers on a mobile app.

Thanks to the ample live betting options, BetMGM offers a larger betting menu than the brick and mortar casinos sportsbooks. However, the app does offer all of the basic sports bets:

  • Straight bets (moneyline and point spreads)
  • Futures
  • Propositions (props)
  • Matchups
  • Teasers
  • Parlays
  • Round robins

BetMGM is always adding wagering options so there could be more ways to wager on sports in the future.

BetMGM SOFTWARE

The BetMGM Sports app uses its own Roar Digital software for the skin. This proprietary software is different from all other Nevada sports wagering apps.

BetMGM also uses Stadium Technology for the back-end functions. Unlike BetMGM in other states, the lines and odds are generated in Las Vegas.

In addition to looking different, the BetMGM software separates itself from other Nevada sports wagering apps by being intuitive, responsive, quick, and easy to use.

The main colors of the app are black, white, and gray with gold accents. The home page has a menu bar on top with icons for each sport available for wagering. Beneath that is a graphic section that scrolls with promotions or highlighted events.

The individual sports pages have simple black text on a white background. Odds, lines, and totals are in shaded boxes that are easy to read. The bottom of each page has another navigation bar that makes it easy to change sports menus. The bet slip to place wagers and “my bets” tab with active wagers are also on the lower menu.

Last and certainly not least, there are two live betting icons. There’s one “Live” tab on the top home screen menu. There’s another “Live” tab on the bottom menu of every screen. This makes it easy to find live wagering options at all times.

BetMGM highlights live wagering odds with a green arrow or red arrow depending on which way the odds move. Not every Nevada sports wagering app offers this method of highlighting odds.

BetMGM SPORTSBOOK BANKING OPTIONS: DEPOSIT AND WITHDRAWAL METHODS

Deposit

BetMGM Sports Nevada accounts must first be funded in person at any MGM Resorts International brick and mortar sportsbook. The minimum deposit to start an account is $100.

The following MGM Resorts International casinos take person deposits for the BetMGM Nevada app:

  • Aria
  • Bellagio
  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand
  • The Mirage
  • New York New York
  • ParkMGM

Funding an account after the initial in-person sign up may take place in person at any MGM Resorts sportsbook or online with a BetMGM prepaid card.

Withdrawals

Players may withdraw funds from the BetMGM Sports Nevada app at an MGM Resorts International brick and mortar sportsbook or online with a BetMGM account.

Customers may visit the following MGM Resorts International casinos to withdraw funds from the BetMGM Nevada app in person:

  • Aria
  • Bellagio
  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand
  • The Mirage
  • New York New York
  • ParkMGM

BetMGM PREPAID CARD DETAILS

The BetMGM prepaid card is fulfilled by using Play+ after a sports wagering account has been opened inside an MGM Resorts International sportsbook in person.

Play+ is used to fund or withdraw from many Nevada sports wagering accounts. The online service is an FDIC insured reloadable account that can also be used to withdraw funds from the BetMGM sports wagering account.

A Play+ account may be open only after a BetMGM account is set up and funded inside of a casino. The steps to set up a prepaid card account from the BetMGM App:

  1. Go to the wallet in the upper right corner of the BetMGM app
  2. Select deposit or withdraw
  3. Join Play+
  4. Enter date of birth and social security number
  5. Read terms and conditions
  6. Click agree and the account is set up to withdraw or fund an account.

The terms and conditions detail the fees associated with the Play+ account. There is no fee to have an account or deposit and withdraw funds. However, there is a $2.95 monthly fee if an account hasn’t been active for a year.

Some other fees of note:

  • $2 fee to transfer funds to a bank account.
  • 3% foreign transaction fee.
  • Various ATM fees (Play+ is a prepaid Discover debit card).

The BetMGM prepaid card is simple to set up and use. Using this service a player will only have to visit a casino once to set up a BetMGM account. After setting up an account, a player may fund and withdraw from a BetMGM account without visiting a casino again.