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Likes

  • Offers Casino and Sports Bets
  • All Deposits and Withdraws are free
  • Very Fast Phone Support
  • Live Chat Support Available

Dislikes

  • Not a lot of onsite education
  • Does not offer as many sports better types
PlayMGM 
US Regulated Sportsbook✅ Yes
Poker✅ Yes
Casino✅ Yes
Online Availability - New Jersey✅ Yes
Online Availability - Nevada❌ No
Online Availability - Deleware❌ No
Online Availability - Pennsylvania❌ No
Online Availability - West Virginia❌ No

MGM Grand has a rich history in the gaming industry. MGM Grand through it’s acquisitions and mergers has a portfolio of Casinos that span out internationally creating a portfolio of elaborate casinos that date back as early as the 1960s.

PlayMGM which is part of the MGM Resorts International umbrella. It’s unique to the rest of the online casinos because it operates on its own proprietary software called IGT Platform, unlike 888sport and SugarHouse who both run on the Kambi software.

Does having a unique system to any other casino reap any benefits? Does that mean improved education and support? How does the rich History of the MGM Grand translate into the online casino and sports betting world? To find out just continue reading…

PlayMGM Sign-up Process

The sign-up process is very straight forward and not as intimidating as some of the other casinos and sportsbooks.

Here’s what the process will look like.

First PlayMGM will ask you for your basic information like name, email, and birthdate.

Then it’s going to ask you to select an account name (aka username) and passwords.

You’re also going to be asked to provide the last four digits of your social security number and phone number. This is where they stand out, especially if you’re a new player. When you’re entering this info they explain why they need it to help you feel more comfortable.

It also only asks for the last four digits of your Social Security number to sign up for an account which is cool because it allows you to explore the site and games prior to committing to providing your full social security number (more on this later).

Now it’s time to let them know where you live. This is really basic information but ensure you have it accurate should you decide you want your winnings to come in a physical check.

Once you’ve told them where you live, now you’re only one step away (maybe) from having a PlayMGM account. The last step to officially having an account is picking your security questions and entering your bonus codes if you have any.

POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL STEP: If PlayMGM could not validate your social security number and your name, they’ll kindly ask you to provide some more information where your full social security number to help them out. The rest of the fields are pre-populated.

If PlayMGM is able to verify you then, you’re all set! If they are not able to for some reason then you may need to upload documents, which is common practice for all casinos.

PlayMGM Deposit Options and Fees

When it comes to depositing and withdrawing money, PlayMGM is second to none. There are no fees to deposit or withdraw your money with any of the methods. Other casinos will provide a no-fee deposit but will charge a fee to withdraw.

Depending on how you deposited your money you withdraw your money instantly with no fee! If you enjoy no-nonsense simple transactions then PlayMGM is for you because they have a fantastic FAQ that explains everything clearly.

Currently, they offer 8 ways to deposit and 7 ways to withdraw money. The only place where you are able to deposit money but not withdraw money is to the 7-11 option. You are still able to withdraw from the cage at Borgata resort in Atlantic city, Online Bank transfer, Neteller, e-check, and using Skrill.
Deposit and Withdraw OptionPlayMGMCost
VIP Preferred (e-check)✅ YesFree
Online Bank Transfer✅ YesFree
Mastercard✅ YesFree
Visa✅ YesFree
Neteller (by Visa)✅ YesFree
7-11✅ YesFree
Skill✅ YesFree
Borgata✅ YesFree

Sports Betting

PlayMGM underwhelming when it comes to sports betting. They only offer 13 different sports to New Jersey residents. We are certainly hoping they begin to add more sports like some of their competitors.

Currently, they offer 8 ways to deposit and 7 ways to withdraw money. The only place where you are able to deposit money but not withdraw money is to the 7-11 option. You are still able to withdraw from the cage at Borgata resort in Atlantic city, Online Bank transfer, Neteller, e-check, and using Skrill.
 PlayMGM Sportsbook
Total Sports Offered13
Aussie Rules (AFL)✅ Yes
Baseball (MLB)✅ Yes
Basketball (NBA)✅ Yes
Basketball (NCAA)✅ Yes
Boxing✅ Yes
Cricket✅ Yes
Entertainment❌ No
E-Sports❌ No
Football (NFL)✅ Yes
Football (NCAA)✅ Yes
Golf (PGA)✅ Yes
Hockey (NHL)✅ Yes
Horse Racing❌ No
MMA (UFC)❌ No
Rugby (League)❌ No
Rugby (Union)❌ No
Soccer (EPL)✅ Yes
Soccer (UEFA)✅ Yes
Soccer (MLS)✅ Yes
Tennis✅ Yes

Bets offered

PlayMGM currently offers Parlays, proposition bets (Double result and Winning Margin), and futures.

They offer a variety of different bets forever sport. 60 basketball bet types, 72 different bet types for the NHL, 50 bet types for NFL, Only 3 types of bets for the various soccer leagues, MLB sporting 3 - 50 bet types.

One of the biggest downfalls of the MGM sporting betting options is it does not give betters the option to bet live on sports taking the fun out of watching games live. With operators like 888, you can bet live on sports as their happening. For example, if you enjoy betting on Tennis you could bet on every point if wanted to with 888 Casino.

PlayMGM Sports Betting Odds

When it comes to the odds that PlayMGM offers for sports betting they are not ahead of the pack nor are they lacking. They are right on par with the rest of the regulated sportsbooks in the United States offering -110 odds for bets like spread and score totals.

When it comes to their money line and other proposition bets, they are also on par with everyone else in terms of the odds they offer. We would have been more likely to rate them at five stars here if they had more betting options where t            hey could offer their fair odds.

Live Dealer Games

PlayMGM doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary here. They offer five different live dealer games that can be played. You can choose from Blackjack, Hold’em poker, Roulette, Baccarat, and Unlimited Blackjack.

PlayMGM Slots

If you enjoy riding the reels then you’ll be happy to learn that there is no shortage of slots when it comes to the slots at playMGM. Currently, they offer 377 slot games with 13 of them being jackpot slots.

24 of those slots are exclusive to PlayMGM with almost half of them being jackpot slots. Here are the titles that are exclusive to them:

  • Mercy of the Gods (Jackpot)
  • Wild-O-Tron
  • Shikibu
  • Loot’Enkhamun
  • Luck o’ the Jackpot
  • Going Nuts
  • Melon Madness (Jackpot)
  • Biker Pigs (Jackpot)
  • Fire Drake (Jackpot)
  • Sweet Hawaii (Jackpot)
  • Money Boat (Jackpot)
  • Pirates’ Booty (Jackpot)
  • Candy Store (Jackpot)
  • Aztec Myths
  • Let’s Soccer
  • Treasure of the Deep
  • Festive Fortune
  • Glamorous Puss
  • Gonna Gold
  • Jail Break
  • Kung Food
  • Shipwreck
  • Shipwreck
  • Under the Waves

Mobile Betting

We can’t speak to the mobile betting experience yet but when we do get an opportunity to get our hands on it, we will certainly let you know what the experience is like. It’s important to know they do have mobile betting and casino available for both iOS and Android.

Customer Support

Customer support is on par with the other casinos. We were able to get a real person on the phone who is located in the United States within 49 seconds. The first 45 seconds is a pre-recording asking you to contact them through other means. 

Although listening to a pre-recording for 45 seconds can be annoying, the bright side is you don’t not have to talk to any robots or press a number for any options to catch someone.

Education

PlayMGM doesn’t put much effort into helping the novice or new gamblers instructions on how to play games or wager bets. As a result of their lack of education provided,  we’ve rated them at 1 out of 5 stars especially when you compare them to 888 Casino.