The Borgata recently went live with its playMGM NJ Sports app in New Jersey.

In May 2018, the US Supreme Court ended the federal sports betting ban, which allowed NJ and other states to move forward with legal sports betting. That allows brands including MGM (which owns the Borgata) to offer their sports betting services in NJ.

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The playMGM sportsbook app

The homepage — what you see when you first open the app for Android or iOS — has two tabs. The first tab is the “Trending” tab, where you will see the most popular plays people are wagering on.

The design resembles floating bubbles where the plays are shown. This space is updated regularly to give you a variety of wagering options.

The kinds of games featured will vary to your preferences. If you are a fan of professional football, you will see featured NFL plays. Other games from other sports including golf, basketball and MMA will also be featured.

The second tab is “All Sports,” where you can select the plays you want based on the category of sports you choose.

We recommend you try out the “Trending” tab to make your first few wagers more fun because everyone else is watching these plays.

Currently, there is a dedicated depositing interface for your funds.

Types of bets on playMGM NJ

Currently, the NJ sports app supports various types of bets popular with NJ bettors, including proposition, in-game wagers, live wagers, futures betting, spreads, teaser bets, parlay bets, updated moneylines and point spreads.

Don’t worry: You won’t have to jump through hoops to get the kinds of wagers you want with the app. That’s the app’s job.

Select the sport and the play you are wagering on and the app will show you the available spreads and bet formats. Then select the bet type you want and tap “Place Wager.”

Your bet will be on its way.

You can also cancel some wagers after they have been placed, which makes the app that much sweeter if you are a hardcore bettor in New Jersey. You need that kind of flexibility when you are very strategic with your sports wagers.

Which sports are covered on playMGM NJ Sports app?

There is quite a number of sports to choose from when you are wagering through the playMGM NJ Sports app.

When you open the “All Sports” tab, you will see a menu of all the available sports, which includes:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (NBA and college)
  • Boxing
  • Football (NFL and college)
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer

The playMGM user experience

The most prominent feedback the playMGM NJ Sports app has received is how lightweight and easy it is to operate.

The interface was designed for easy use so that bettors can focus on the actual details of each play. There are no unnecessary graphics, lines and elements onscreen. The white-canvas-plus-black-trimming design is perfect and will deliver sports bettors an engaging time.

The app’s step-by-step page sequences are fantastic because it takes you through the selection process until you are ready to input the amount of money you want to bet and, the type of bet you want before proceeding to wager your money.

And again, you can always press “Cancel” any time if you think there’s a better approach to the sports wager. 

Making deposits and withdrawals with the MGM apps

There are two methods for making deposits so you can make sports wagers using the playMGM NJ Sports app.

The first method, which we also highly recommend, is opening a main casino gaming account and funding this account. After funding your playMGM Casino account, you can then transfer funds to your NJ sportsbook app.

If you are not interested in the VIP program and other promotions only available on the casino side of the playMGM system, then there is also an option to make a direct deposit to your playMGM NJ Sports app. The interface is similar to what you will find on the playMGM app.

Available payment methods for depositing funds are:

  • Direct bank transfer
  • Check
  • Neteller
  • PayNearMe in 7-Eleven stores.

You can also load your accounts at Borgata cashiers if you happen to be in the vicinity.

The withdrawal or cashing out of your winnings can be completed either through check, Neteller or at Borgata/MGM casino cages.

MGM’s browser-based betting

If you are primarily interested in sports wagering, you should understand it’s only available on the playMGM NJ Sports app.

The sportsbook app is a dedicated platform, and you have to download the app to obtain the service. But other than that, you can play regular casino games on the main website or the playMGM Casino app.

The playMGM Casino

The main playMGM Casino app features different kinds of promotions for both beginners and advanced bettors of New Jersey.

You can play jackpot slots, slots and table games on the main casino app. Among the games included are:

  • Jackpot slots: Luck o’ the Jackpot, Melon Madness, Loot’enkhamun, Biker Pigs, Money Boat and Candy Store.
  • Slots: Lotus Land, 88 Fortunes, Fu Dao Le and Wheel of Fortune.
  • Table games: Multi-hand Blackjack, Live Blackjack, Craps, American Roulette Pro, European Roulette Pro and Live Roulette.

MGM’s VIP loyalty plan

There is no VIP loyalty system for users of the sportsbook app, though the playMGM Casino app offers multi-tier rewards. You start accumulating points in the casino to become part of the VIP loyalty program, which caps off at the fifth level, which is only by invitation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you have to be to play on playMGM?

The minimum age for legally playing on the MGM platform is 21 years old.

Do you have to be in New Jersey to bet on playMGM?

Being in New Jersey is required if you wish to place wagers using the playMGM NJ Sports app. You do not have to be a New Jersey resident, however.