Earlier in August, daily fantasy sports industry leader and newly minted sports betting provider DraftKings one-upped a bevy of more established names in becoming the first operator to offer online sports betting in New Jersey. The DraftKings SportsBook had a “soft launch” beginning Aug. 1 and officially went live Aug. 6
Now, two-plus weeks later, they have some company. The playMGM sports betting app – which utilizes one of the MGM-owned Borgata Casino online sports betting licenses – made its debut Wednesday afternoon. Currently, the app is the only digital option for Borgata customers, as there is not yet a web-based counterpart. Moreover, it’s only available for Android users at present, although an iOS version is reportedly imminent. Residents must be at least 21 years of age to create an account and make deposits.
Notably, Borgata Casino was even more ahead of the curve when it came to launching land-based sports betting in New Jersey. The Atlantic City casino joined Monmouth Park as one of the first two operators in the state to begin accepting wagers back on June 14.
Full array of wagering options/sports offerings
The Garden State version of the playMGM sports betting app will be very similar to the more established Nevada edition in certain aspects. However, according to reports, there will be notable differentiation between odds offered in New Jersey and those offered to Silver State customers.
There is synergy when it comes to the types of wagers offered. These include:
- Point Spreads/Run Lines
- Money Lines
- Proposition Betting
- Live In-Play Wagering
As expected, wagers will be accepted on all major team-based and individual sports, including:
- NASCAR and other motor racing events
- Soccer (various leagues)
- Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts
Below you’ll find the step-by-step instructions for downloading the playMGM app for Android devices:
- Visit the playMGM website and download the app. Make sure you allow playMGM to use your device’s location so it knows you are located in New Jersey.
- Follow corresponding instructions for making an initial deposit. Deposits are accepted via bank transfer and credit card.