BetMGM Sportsbook NY Launch Bonus: $1,000 Risk Free Bet

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on January 17, 2022

BetMGM Sportsbook is now live in New York.

Legal New York online sports betting arrived on Jan. 8, with several operators launching on day one.

BetMGM was part of a winning bid last year that included nine other operators. The priority for the state is to have all online sportsbooks available for the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl betting in NY 2022.

Customers can register for accounts to access all the benefits BetMGM has to offer.

BetMGM NY launch offer details

BetMGM is offering a great deal for first-timers registering their accounts in New York. When customers sign up with the BetMGM NY bonus code PLAYBONUS, they will receive an up to $1,000 risk-free bet.

Due to remote registration, signing up for a BetMGM account will be a simple process. The BetMGM Sportsbook app is available for iOS and Android users.

Furthermore, BetMGM customers can enjoy a range of ongoing promotions, including significant profit boosts on multi-game parlays. On top of this, BetMGM will automatically enroll you in its M Life Rewards program.

How does the BetMGM New York bonus work?

As you proceed through the signup process, enter the BetMGM NY Sportsbook promo code PLAYBONUS when prompted, and you will be eligible for your up to $1,000 risk-free bet.

This means, after placing your first wager, two options can occur.

Your winnings will be credited to your account like any other bet if you win your first bet.

However, if you happen to lose your first bet, BetMGM will refund the entire amount of your first bet, up to $1,000. It should be noted that this is not free cash you can withdraw but credits you can use on other bets.

These can even apply to bets on the biggest NY teams, including Knicks, Nets, Rangers, Islanders, Jets, Giants, Bills, Yankees, and Mets.

You will need to make your first wager within seven days of creating your account.

Signing up with BetMGM Sportsbook in the app

Starting the account creation process with BetMGM is easy. First, visit the banner above, and from there, it will redirect you to a new page that outlines the risk-free bet bonus that you are now eligible for.

You’ll see a gold button that’s labeled “register.” Clicking the button will bring you to a new screen where you’ll enter an email address and password. Afterward, you’ll be asked to enter some basic information, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number

This is all standard information required by legal and regulated sportsbooks across the nation. After entering all of your details, you’ll check off some boxes. Lastly, you’ll enter the BetMGM New York promo code PLAYBONUS and click complete.

Remember, you must be physically located in-state when placing bets due to geolocations.

New York mobile sports betting is taking off

The New York State Gaming Commission recommended nine operators for mobile betting licenses in November 2021, one of which was BetMGM. In particular, the sportsbook has a permit with FanDuel listed as the primary applicant.

The entire process of legalization took some time. The Gaming Commission gave itself a maximum of 150 days to choose license winners, which it completed last year.

There are three operators under the list for the FanDuel umbrella. They are BetMGM, Bally’s, and DraftKings.

New York sports betting will be taxed at 51%, and BetMGM will be licensed for ten years.

BetMGM users in New York must be 21 years of age or over and be within NY state lines when betting on the app.

Overall, NY mobile betting is off to an incredible start.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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