Mobile sports betting is finally available in the state of Mississippi, and it has been a long time coming. The BetMGM Sportsbook app is now live and available in the state, but it can only be accessed from one specific location.
BetMGM already offers retail sports betting at the Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, and the company has had great success at that location. BetMGM is a growing sports betting operator in the US, and most of the damage has been done online or through mobile betting.
Not only does BetMGM offer retail betting on-site, but it also operates the BetMGM Book Bar & Grill that serves as both a sportsbook and a restaurant. Sports betting options are limited in Mississippi, and that has helped the company become one of the leaders.
The mobile app officially launched on Thursday, and football is expected to bring in plenty of action on opening weekend. Even though the state of Mississippi is not home to an NFL team, football is extremely popular in that part of the country, especially at the college level.
Chance at $50,000
BetMGM Sportsbook is coming into the state of Mississippi with a bang, offering a new contest that is sure to attract plenty of attention. The “King of the Weekend” game will kick off this weekend for bettors that have an account with the sportsbook.
This is a free contest for customers at BetMGM Sportsbook, and it comes with a potential prize of $50,000. This type of promotion doesn’t involve traditional sports betting at all but rather requires players which teams will score the most points out of a group of five.
The odds of winning the $50,000 grand prize is extremely slim, but there are other small prizes available to those that participate.
BetMGM Not Short on Promotions
For sports bettors looking to take advantage of promotions on traditional sports betting, BetMGM Sportsbook has plenty of those available as well. All new customers can place a $10 wager to win $200 if the team they bet on scores just one touchdown.
One-game parlay insurance is also offered from BetMGM Sportsbook in Mississippi and this hard turned into a popular way to bet on sports. If only one leg of the parlay bet loses, then customers will be given a refund of up to $25.
Limited Mobile Betting Availability
Even though BetMGM is technically launching mobile betting in the state, this will still be offered with some very strict limitations. All of the mobile betting must be done from the premises of the Gold Strike Casino, and this app won’t be available statewide.
The BetMGM Sportsbook app can be downloaded from anywhere in the state, but the betting won’t unlock until a bettor is on the premises. A number of different betting options will be available at the BetMGM Sportsbook, including live betting options.
This lack of statewide mobile betting will continue to limit the growth of Mississippi sports betting, but adding this new option is a major win for bettors.