BetMGM Sportsbook has Launched in Tennessee

The news that BetMGM Sportsbook has launched in Tennessee marks another step forward in the role of sports gambling in the United States. Of course, the state itself still doesn’t have any physical stores where you can go and place your wager on sports, so if you want to take part in what they have to offer, then it’s all going to need to be online.

This means that Tennessee now has four different operators that have been granted a license as BetMGM follows DraftKings, FanDuel and Action 24/7 into this market. How much of the market they believe they will be able to obtain is still unknown.

In order to place your bets with this company, you still need to meet their minimum requirements, and these are generally set out by the state and the laws that govern the company. Do note that there’s no way to get around them.

How do I place bets?

If you want to place bets with BetMGM, then you need to be older than 21, be within the boundaries of the state, and to not be on any kind of exclusion list. While they are relatively easy to pass, things will be checked as they hardly want to have their ability to operate in the state withdrawn from them. Also, you can actually live in states surrounding Tennessee and still use their website. However, you need to be within Tennessee itself when placing the bet, so that does give some leeway.

But here’s where things get quite cool. BetMGM has clearly linked up with MGM Resorts, and it means users can gain access to rewards at hotels and restaurants along with other bonuses. This does also mean their rewards can be used in their hotels in Las Vegas, so you aren’t simply restricted to staying within Tennessee for this part.

Their App

The main focus for their launch in Tennessee is their app, and BetMGM has revealed that they have spent a considerable amount of time seeking to build the perfect app for anybody interested in placing bets. There’s a real focus on being able to customize your experience depending on the sport you wish to bet on, and even the type of bet you would like to place. They have also opened up an impressive number of teams and leagues you can bet on, so there will always be some kind of option out there no matter if your main sport is in their off-season.

BetMGM certainly seems to have the ability to go ahead and solidify their market share across Tennessee, and you can expect them to achieve this in a short period of time. Also, if you are concerned about responsible betting, then the company is providing people with ample resources to help them understand what they mean by responsible betting and how to avoid getting into financial difficulties. So, if you live in Tennessee, then you now have an extra option when it comes to betting on sports. Check out what they have to offer and any welcome bonuses that may be available to help to perhaps introduce yourself to the thrills and spills of sports betting.


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