Disclaimer: BetMGM online sportsbook is not currently available in Arizona. This review is speculative based on BetMGM’s product and offers in other states and will be updated once it goes live here.
As sports betting continues to take shape in Arizona, an online sportsbook for bettors to get acquainted with is BetMGM.
BetMGM helps you get off to a solid start by refunding your first wager, if it ends up losing, for up to $600, and after that you’ll find a variety of promotions to increase your potential winnings.
This page has the key details about BetMGM in Arizona, including what you can expect from the bonuses and how they work, along with some pros and cons to using the sportsbook. We’ll also cover how to sign up, make withdrawals and deposits and how to bet on sports for those new to sports betting.
BetMGM is not yet live in Arizona. But given the nature of the state’s sports betting law and MGM’s status as one of the market leaders for sportsbooks, we’re almost certain to see the app in the state.
There are going to up to 20 online sportsbooks in the state. MGM does not yet have a partner in the state. But elsewhere it has deals with both tribal casinos and pro sports franchises, the two avenues that sportsbooks can take to getting a license.
BetMGM is one of the top three online sportsbooks apps in the US right now. While not yet a stone-cold lock to launch in Arizona, it’s hard to imagine it’s not on its way.
Sports betting is supposed to launch in early September 2021, which is a likely target for MGM, pending an access deal and regulatory approval.
New BetMGM Sportsbook users in Arizona will get their first wager refunded (in free bets) if it loses, up to a maximum of $600. To claim this bonus, all you have to do is enter the BetMGM Arizona bonus code PLAYBONUS when you make your first deposit.
|Arizona Sportsbook||BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona|
|BetMGM Arizona Bonus Code||PLAYBONUS|
|Risk Free First Bet||Up to $600|
|Online Since||2021 in Arizona|
|Last Updated||June 2021|
BetMGM’s risk-free bet is one of the simplest sportsbook welcome offers to understand and use. Here is a rundown:
BetMGM’s welcome bonus is among the top offers we have seen at any Arizona sportsbook.
First, there are no odds restrictions for either your initial wager or for your free bets. Second, it’s great that bets for $50 and above receive five free bets as opposed to just one. You still can place all your free bets on one wager if you want, but it gives you the freedom to spread them out, too.
Yes, BetMGM is a legitimate online sportsbook. It will likely receive a sports betting license from the Arizona Department of Gaming when licenses become available. BetMGM already has online sportsbooks in 10 other states across the US and will be launching elsewhere in the near future, as well.
There are a few rules to be aware of in order to legally gamble on sports in AZ.
The easiest way to get started is to follow the BetMGM link from this page to the sportsbook’s website, where you can register. You also can open the BetMGM app and select “Register.” Then you’ll need to enter the following personal details:
Once you have filled out the application form and checked a few boxes to verify your age and certify that all your info is correct, your account will be good to go.
The BetMGM Sportsbook app allows for easy betting on your smartphone and/or tablet. It is available for Android and iOS devices.
To download the app, follow our links to the BetMGM homepage while on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone/tablet. From there just follow the links to download the correct app for your device.
When you open the app or website, you will see most of the available promotions on a rotating banner near the top of the screen. You can click on an individual offer to learn more about how it works and to opt in.
To see all of the available promotions, though, you need to click the “Promotions” header at the very top. Once again, you can select each offer individually to read all the pertinent details and to opt in. If you fail to opt in to a promotion, you will not receive any of the bonuses or benefits associated with it.
At times you’ll receive free bets and parlay boost tokens from BetMGM. These rewards do not apply automatically and require you to select them from your bet slip.
If you have a booster token or free bet, you’ll see a bright yellow box in your bet slip. When you click on it, you’ll be able to choose which promotional offering you want to use. You can use only one bonus at a time, so you couldn’t use both a free bet and booster token on the same bet, for example.
You’ll find many additional promotions at BetMGM. For instance, when you place a minimum of $50 in qualifying wagers each week, the sportsbook will provide you with a $10 free bet the following week — this is known as its Monday Money Club.
Another ongoing promotion is BetMGM’s Parlay Plus, which increases your profits on parlays of between four and seven legs by as much as 40%. You receive any extra winnings as free bets, not simply as cash.
BetMGM Sportsbook also has plenty of parlay insurance promotions. These offers almost always refund your losses of between $10 and $25 on parlays in which only one leg fails. Make sure to read the terms and conditions for each promotion because some of them have conditions and minimum odds.
Deciding which sportsbook or sportsbooks you’re going to do business with can be tricky, given all your options. Here are some of BetMGM’s strong points to consider.
As an additional consideration, here are some of the areas where we found BetMGM somewhat disappointing.
BetMGM AZ sports betting offers all the usual sports bets like moneylines, point spreads and over/under wagers, along with props, futures bets, live betting and more. Here is how game listings appear on the BetMGM app, followed by an explanation of how various common bets work.
|Seattle Seahawks||+3.5(-110)||Over 47(-110)||+165|
|Arizona Cardinals||-3.5(-110)||Under 47(-110)||-200|
Sportsbooks use point spreads to even out two sides of a game. Favorites appear with negative numbers, and to cover they must win by more than the spread number. Underdogs appear with positive numbers, and they will cover if they lose by less than that number or win the game outright. In the example above, Arizona would need to win by four or more.
The number in parentheses is the odds; -110 equates to having to bet $11 in order to win back $10. Spread odds for football and basketball will be right around that -110 number.
When you place a bet on the total, you have two choices: over or under. That is because totals bets are for the combined points in a game. If you wager on the over and the teams score more than the listed number, you win.
In this example, there also is a chance for a push. If Seattle and Arizona combine for exactly 47 points, all totals bets would push and the sportsbook would return the money to your account.
To win a moneyline bet, all you need to do is correctly bet on the team that wins. As was the case with spread bets, teams with negative numbers are favored, so here the Cardinals are the favorite to win. For that reason you would need to risk $200 (hence the -200 odds) to make $100 on a winning bet. If instead you bet on the Seahawks, a $100 wager would pay out $165 (odds of +165).
Bet MGM Sportsbook also offers a selection of prop bets for most games. Props are wagers that aren’t tied directly to the final score. Here are some examples of popular NFL prop bets:
Prop betting markets continue to grow in size and popularity, and BetMGM offers a variety of options.
A parlay allows you to combine multiple bets onto one slip to increase your potential profits. For instance, if you combined two spread bets with -110 odds each, your parlay odds would be +264. That’s decent, but add another bet with -110 odds and your overall odds jump to +595. One more and they balloon to +1228, etc. The catch is that if any of your picks are incorrect, you win nothing. Meaning your risk is climbing right along with the odds.
Round robin bets also involve multiple selections, but they are arranged so that you can miss a pick and still win some money. Though you win more if you get everything correct.
BetMGM has futures markets for most major pro and college sports leagues. Futures bets are long-term wagers you place on events that may not be settled for months. For instance, you could bet on the Cardinals to win the Super Bowl at the start of the NFL season.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, live betting is when you wager on games as they are playing out. Clicking on the “Live” header will pull up all the available in game bets at BetMGM.
Odds and lines will shift rapidly. Depending on the game, you might be able to place just spread, total and moneyline wagers, but you also will find games where you can bet on what will happen on the next play.
Yes, at BetMGM you can wager on the Diamondbacks and all 29 other Major League Baseball teams. You are able to place all manner of wagers from the section above, but baseball also has a lot of distinct bets to consider:
If you’re a fan of any of our other local teams (Phoenix Suns, Arizona Coyotes, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona State Sun Devils, Arizona Wildcats) you can bet on them as well at BetMGM. The one exception is that Arizona law forbids college prop bets.
Your banking options are pretty extensive at BetMGM. While there are nearly twice as many deposit choices as there are for withdrawals, the options are still more than sufficient in our opinion.
|Deposit Method||Minimum Amount||Processing Time|
|Online bank transfers||$10||Instant|
|Visa, Mastercard, Discover credit|
and debit cards
|Bank wire transfer||$50||Instant|
|Play+ prepaid card||$10||Instant|
|PayNearMe||$10||Up to 48 Hours|
|Withdrawal Method||Minimum Amount||Processing Time|
|Online bank transfers||$10||Up to 5 days|
|ACH (e-check)||$500||Up to 5 days|
|PayPal||$10||Up to 5 days|
|Play+ prepaid card||$10||Up to 5 days|
Note that you can only withdraw funds using a method that you have used to make a deposit in the past 180 days. Additionally, while the official processing time is up to five days, it will be much quicker than that the majority of the time.
BetMGM’s help desk is available 24 hours a day if you do happen to experience any issues. We suggest starting with the FAQ, available under the account menu and then support. If that doesn’t help, you have the option of starting a live chat, sending an email through your BetMGM account or visiting the help pages.
The live chat option is a good choice if you have some free time to talk with a BetMGM representative. If you don’t have time, the email option usually works quite well, too. Lastly, if you choose the phone option, a help desk agent will call you back ASAP.
Under the gambling limits tab at BetMGM, you can control how much money you can deposit, how much you can lose in a set period of time and/or how much time you can be on the app and website. Under the self-exclusion tab, you can elect to exclude yourself from real-money wagering and depositing, though you still can make withdrawals.
If you think you or someone you know could have a gambling problem, resources are available on this Arizona responsible gambling page.
Not as of yet, but if BetMGM does open a retail sportsbook in Arizona, you would be able to bet in person at that location. You would be able to fund your account and cash out your winnings from that location, as well.
When compared with other sportsbooks, it is hard not to consider BetMGM as among the very best. Right from the start, BetMGM gives you a great welcome bonus and top-tier promotions after that. You also have tons of betting options.
Whether you’re considering having one or multiple sportsbook accounts in Arizona, we see no reason why BetMGM shouldn’t be at or near the top of your list.