BetMGM Sportsbook Launches In Tennessee: Questions And Answers

Posted on November 6, 2020 - Last Updated on November 24, 2020

As of Nov. 1, the BetMGM Sportsbook was one of the few ready for the launch Tennesee sports betting. Now that everything is up and running, residents of and visitors to the Volunteer State are likely interested in wagering with the book online.

In that interest, many such people may have questions about exactly how to go about that. There’s some pertinent information for even experienced bettors in this regard, however.

How to find BetMGM Sportsbook in Tennessee

The first question for new bettors is probably where can I find BetMGM in Tennessee? The answer to that question is simple if unexpected. BetMGM is anywhere you have an Internet connection.

In Tennessee, there are no brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. All legal wagering takes place online. BetMGM is just one of four operators licensed by the TN Lottery (so far). The other three are:

Please note that in order to place a legal wager with any of those licensees, you have to meet minimum requirements. Those are:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Not on any self-exclusion lists
  • Physically located within the state’s borders

You do not, however, have to be a legal resident of TN – you can be a visitor as well. If you live in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, etc. and want to cross the border to make your bets, the sportsbook welcomes it as long as you fit the other qualifications.

If you’re eligible, accessing the sportsbook differs based on the device you’re using. Users on a desktop or laptop computer can simply visit the BetMGM website. From there, you can register, make your first deposit, place your bets, and collect your winnings.

Should you desire to conduct your business with the sportsbook on a smartphone or tablet, however, the process changes somewhat. It’s different based on your device’s operating system as well.

Android and iOS apps for BetMGM in Tennessee

BetMGM has sports betting apps just for Android and iOS device users in Tennessee. You can opt to just use the mobile version of BetMGM’s website on your device if you choose to do so, but the apps are a more user-friendly experience.

If you have an iPad or iPhone, simply visit the App Store and search for BetMGM Tennessee. You do need to make sure that the version of the app you’re looking at is for use in Tennessee. BetMGM has several apps specific to different jurisdictions.

If your device uses the Android operating system, the process is a little different. That’s because Google does not allow gambling apps on its Play marketplace. BetMGM does have an Android app for use in TN, however.

To download that app on your device, visit the mobile version of BetMGM’s website on the device. The website will detect that you are using an Android device within TN’s borders and walk you through the process.

Once you’ve got your app downloaded or if you’ve decided just to use your computer, the next step is to register your account for use in TN. It’s an easy, free, and quick process.

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BetMGM offers for Tennessee sports betting

Make sure to take advantage of promotional offers when registering. Right now, BetMGM is offering a limited-time deposit match up to $500, as well as a free $10 weekly bet.

How to register an account with BetMGM

If you’ve wagered with BetMGM in other places, you will still need to create a new account for use in the Volunteer State. BetMGM maintains separate systems in most of its active jurisdictions.

In order to complete your registration, you just need to provide the sportsbook with a few pieces of identifying information. This is for several reasons like taxes and verifying your eligibility. The details are:

  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Legal name
  • Mailing address
  • Social Security Number

After BetMGM has verified your identity, the next step to getting started with the sportsbook is the first that involves money. It’s also the first step where your effort and time could pay off.

Making your first deposit with the BetMGM Sportsbook

This is where you part with some of your hard-earned cash, giving yourself some money to wager with. BetMGM wants to make it convenient for you to fund your account, so you’ll do it often.

In that interest, the sportsbook accepts several forms of payment. Those include:

  • ACH payments from a checking or savings account
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Echecks
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe

You can use the same payment method to withdraw your winnings as well. However, should you choose to withdraw in a different way, that is also an option.

After you register, you should receive a welcome email from BetMGM. Don’t delete it without reading it. It’s very common in the sports betting industry for operators to give special deals to first-time depositors. As we mentioned above regarding current offers, these often take the form of deposit matches or guarantees against losing your first bet(s) that can be worth hundreds of dollars.

BetMGM runs promos frequently throughout the year attached to various sporting events, so keep your eye on your email inbox and push notifications on your device from the app. Good luck with your wagers, and gamble responsibly.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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