From opposing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 to becoming one of the first states to legalize sports betting after PASPA was deemed unconstitutional, the state of New Jersey has remained ahead of the curve.
Just a month after the U.S. Supreme Court decision, BetMGM launched on July 30, 2018, with BetMGM New Jersey as the first state to offer its mobile and online app. For that reason, BetMGM New Jersey carries more offers and incentives than most states that support BetMGM, embracing countless ways for customers to deposit and withdraw funds.
A Brief Timeline of BetMGM New Jersey
On October 28, 1992, the United States Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), prohibiting states from the authorization, regulation, and licensing of amateur or professional sports wagering.
While PASPA, sometimes referred to as the Bradley Act, outlawed states from authorizing, regulating, and licensing sports gambling, the Bradley Act made exceptions for states that maintained any sports gambling operations between 1976 and 1990. The exemptions were granted in Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana, each featuring some organized sports betting or sports lottery during the allotted time frame.
In addition, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 offered the state of New Jersey a one-year window to legalize sports betting in the state for an exemption. As state legislature failed to meet the required conditions, New Jersey was subject to the Bradley Act.
Fast forward to 2010, New Jersey Legislature held several public hearings concerning sports wagering in the state. On November 8, 2011, during Election Day, New Jersey asked voters Public Question 1, also known as the Sports Betting Amendment, to vote whether they approved the idea of wagering on sporting events at casinos and racetracks should be legalized.
After nearly 64% of voters, including all 21 New Jersey counties, voted unanimously for the state of New Jersey to amend the state constitution to legalize sports wagering.
In support of New Jersey voters, former Senator Raymond Lesniak and Senator Jeff Van Drew established the Sports Wagering Act, signed by former Governor Chris Christie on January 17, 2012, effectively legalizing and regulating sports gambling at privately owned casinos and racetracks in New Jersey.
In response, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL (collectively depicted as the NCAA in court) sued Governor Christie, declaring that the Sports Wagering Act defied the provisions of PASPA, establishing the iconic case of Christie vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Governor Christie acknowledged that the Sports Wager Act violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. However, he argued that PASPA was unconstitutional under the 10th Amendment’s anti-commandeering principle, which states that the federal government cannot require states or state officials to adopt or enforce federal law.
While the United States Supreme Court denied Christie’s declarations, New Jersey passed Senate Bill 2460 in the hope of abolishing bans on sports gambling in the state. However, the NCAA once again sued Christie in the United States District Court of New Jersey, which ruled in favor of the NCAA, saying that the Sports Wagering Act still violates PASPA.
On October 7, 2016, New Jersey appealed the case, which the United States Supreme Court ultimately accepted on December 4, 2017.
After countless years of deliberations, on May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court deemed that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protecting Act is unconstitutional in a 7-2 vote, legalizing sports gambling in the United States.
On June 11, 2018, current New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, effectively launching sports wagering in the state. After much anticipation, the BetMGM mobile and online app launched in the state of New Jersey on September 6, 2019.
BetMGM New Jersey Promotional Offers
BetMGM is known for its unparalleled promotional offers for sports bettors. Though BetMGM New Jersey customers retain an edge over other states, as sports bettors have access to more promotional offers in New Jersey than any other state, including:
- $1,000 Risk-Free bet
- Money Monday Club
- Refer A Friend
- Visit MGM Resorts in Las Vegas
- One Game Parlay Insurance
- Parlay Plus
- Hit the Ice and Score
- Tennis Boost Token
- 8-Bit Barry
- Get a Break if he Doesn’t Break the Plane First
- Risk-Free First Touchdown Scorer Bet
What is more, BetMGM New Jersey offers two promotional offers exclusive to the state, featuring a crossover between the BetMGM Sportsbook and BetMGM Casino.
Play Casino Games for Free
The first crossover promotion rewards BetMGM customers who place a $20 qualifying wager on sports with up to $10 in FREEPLAY Rewards to be used for BetMGM Casino games. Unless BetMGM announces otherwise, the BetMGM New Jersey Play Casino Games for Free promotional offer is valid until April 10, 2022.
Customers can utilize the Play Casino Games for Free promotional offer once per week, valid from Thursday to Sunday. After registering for the Play Casino Games for Free promotion, customers must place a $20 minimum wager on a sporting event, though be sure that the odds are -200 or greater to qualify. As with many BetMGM promotional offers, customers will receive a bonus regardless of the wager’s outcome, in this case, FREEPLAY Rewards.
The qualifying wager for the Play Casino Games for Free is $20, though to receive the full $10 bonus, bettors must wager 20x the qualifying wager, in this case being $200. If a bettor places a wager at the minimum qualifying wager of $20, bettors will receive $1 in FREEPLAY Rewards. BetMGM users can expect their FREEPLAY Rewards to be credited to their accounts within 24 hours, which must be used at the BetMGM Casino within seven days.
Although all casino games are eligible for customers to apply their FREEPLAY Rewards, the percentage of your wager that counts towards wagering requirements at the BetMGM Casino varies based on which casino game you play. Please refer to the Play Casino Games for Free promotional offer Terms and Conditions for the wagering requirement breakdown and eligibility.
From the Rink to the Blackjack Table
Like the Play Casino Games for Free promotion, BetMGM New Jersey presents customers the From the Rink to the Blackjack Table promotional offer as a blend of hockey betting and participating in casino games. BetMGM’s From the Rink to the Blackjack Table is valid until April 30, 2022, for all BetMGM New Jersey customers.
Bettors are eligible for the From the Rink to the Blackjack Table promotion if they bet $25 or more on any game in the NHL with -200 odds or greater between Thursday and Sunday. Should bettors meet the qualifying wager, they can win up to $10 in FREEPLAY Rewards for Blackjack Pro through the BetMGM Casino, regardless of the wager’s outcome.
Similar to the Play Casino Games for Free offer, the wagering requirement for the From the Rink to the Blackjack Table promotion is 25x the FREEPLAY amount. As a result, a bettor must bet at least $250 to receive the $10 FREEPLAY Rewards bonus. Bettors can access the From the Rink to the Blackjack Table promotion weekly if bettors meet the qualifying wager. After each qualifying wager is met, bettors will receive their $10 FREEPLAY Rewards within 24 hours.
The main difference between the Play Casino Games for Free and the From the Rink to the Blackjack Table is that the latter promotional offer is only good for Blackjack Pro through the BetMGM Casino. Like every promotion offered through BetMGM, ensure you understand and meet all of the Terms and Conditions before placing your wager.
In the sports betting landscape, rollover, play-through, and wagering requirements are all synonymous with one another. Each term refers to bettors wagering a certain amount before you’re eligible to withdraw bonus funds from sportsbooks. Sportsbooks institute rollovers to ensure bettors can’t immediately withdraw their bonuses before placing a specific number of wagers or reaching a predetermined dollar amount.
In a recent article, we discussed all of the promotional offers available at BetMGM, all of which have specific wagering requirements, expiration dates, minimum odds, and Terms and Conditions that must be met to be eligible for each promotion.
Let’s quickly revisit BetMGM New Jersey’s Play Casino Games for Free and From the Rink to the Blackjack Table promotional offers. In order to receive the $10 in FREEPLAY Rewards for the Play Casino Games for Free promotion, bettors must wager 20x the qualifying wager to obtain the entire bonus.
The same goes for the From the Rink to the Blackjack Table promotion, forcing bettors to wager 25x the qualifying amount to be eligible for the $10 FREEPLAY Rewards bonus.
While these two specific BetMGM promotional offers require bettors to wager by a multiple of their original bet to meet the conditions of the bonus, other BetMGM bonuses feature a 1x multiplier.
To illustrate a 1x rollover, let’s use BetMGM’s $1,000 risk-free bet welcome bonus for new customers. If you’re a new BetMGM customer and deposit $1,000 into your account and place an initial $1,000 wager, you’ll either receive a $1,000 payout if the wager was successful or receive $1,000 in risk-free bets if the bet wasn’t successful.
While the previous example features a 1x rollover, the $1,000 risk-free bet is subject to other Terms and Conditions, such as your risk-free bet is only valid for seven days after it’s credited to your BetMGM account.
Promotional offers through BetMGM and other sportsbooks are in place to entice new customers to sign up and existing customers to increase their opportunities to bet and boost their winnings. Though, rollovers, play-through, and waging requirements run rampant in the world of online sports betting and must be clearly understood before participating to ensure you meet all the Terms and Conditions of each promotional offer.
How to Make a Deposit on BetMGM
Before making your first wager through BetMGM New Jersey, you’ll need to sign up for an account and await BetMGM to verify your account information before you’re eligible to make your first deposit. BetMGM offers customers various ways to fund their BetMGM accounts. All of which are safe and secure payment methods to fund your BetMGM account.
Credit or Debit Card
To deposit funds to your BetMGM account using a credit or debit card, click on the Deposit button at the top of the BetMGM mobile app or website of the home screen.
On the following screen, click on the debit/credit card method, then enter the amount you’d like to deposit, followed by your card number, name on the card, expiration date, and card verification value (CVV).
After you’ve successfully submitted your deposit, BetMGM customers will immediately have access to their funds for the BetMGM sportsbook. BetMGM currently supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
BetMGM customers can fund their accounts using their PayPal accounts. To deposit using PayPal, click on the deposit page at the top of the BetMGM mobile app or website of the home screen, click on the PayPal option, and decide how much you’d like to deposit.
After clicking deposit, proceed to PayPal, which will automatically redirect you to log in to your PayPal account. After successfully logging in to your PayPal account and PayPal confirms your transaction, your BetMGM account will be funded.
VIP Preferred e-Check Method
The VIP Preferred e-Check is the preferred deposit method for BetMGM customers. To deposit with the VIP Preferred e-Check method, click on the deposit button on the top of the BetMGM mobile app or website of the home screen.
Select the VIP Preferred e-Check method on the Deposit page, then enter and confirm your banking account number, followed by your routing number. After submitting your information, determine how much you’d like to deposit to your BetMGM account. The VIP Preferred e-Check method will instantly deposit funds to your BetMGM account up to the credit limit.
Online Checking Account
Like the VIP Preferred e-Check method, you can deposit funds to your BetMGM account via your online checking account. To fund your BetMGM account using an online checking account, click the Deposit page at the top of the BetMGM mobile app or website of the home screen.
Then select the online banking method, enter the amount you’d like to fund your account, and click deposit. Next, choose the bank you’d like to deposit from, which will redirect you to your banks’ login page. After signing into your respective bank, decide the account you’d like to deposit from and click deposit to finalize your transaction.
Skrill is a virtual wallet that can be used to deposit funds to your BetMGM account from your credit card or bank account. After logging in to your BetMGM account, head to the Cashier tab and click Deposit. Click on the Skrill logo and enter the amount you’d like to fund to your BetMGM account. Once redirected to the Skrill website, enter your email address and password associated with Skrill to complete your transaction.
Play+ (PlayPlus) is an efficient way for bettors to deposit funds to their BetMGM accounts. To deposit funds to your BetMGM account using Play+, you’ll first have to sign up for a PlayPlus account through BetMGM’s Deposit page. After clicking on the Play+ option, you’ll be asked to enter your social security number and date of birth to register for a Play+ account.
After verifying your information and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, you’ll acquire access to funding your account with a bank card or eCheck. BetMGM customers can then visit the Deposit page to fund their BetMGM accounts. Users will receive their Play+ card within 10 to 14 days after funding their account. Please note, Play+ is only valid for BetMGM New Jersey and BetMGM Nevada customers.
BetMGM New Jersey customers can deposit funds to their BetMGM account through the Borgata Cage at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Though, ensure you have a BetMGM account before depositing funds through the Borgata Cage.
It’s important to note the only way to fund your BetMGM account through the Borgata Cage is by using cash. After depositing cash to your account, you’ll instantly have access to funds on your BetMGM New Jersey account.
M life Rewards MasterCard
BetMGM customers can also use their M life Rewards MasterCard to deposit funds to their BetMGM accounts. The M life Rewards MasterCard benefits customers’ everyday purchases while receiving FREEPLAY credits and express comps that customers can redeem for rooms, dining, and other promotional offers at MGM Resorts International properties.
To fund your BetMGM New Jersey account using your M life Rewards MasterCard, head to the Deposit tab and locate the M life or MasterCard logo. Select how much you’d like to fund your account, followed by your card number, expiration date, CVV, and select deposit. BetMGM customers who deposit using their M life Rewards MasterCard can expect funds to be in their accounts immediately after a successful transaction.
PayNearMe is a platform that allows consumers to make online purchases, accept secure payments at over 27,000 retail locations in the US, and even deposit funds to your BetMGM New Jersey account.
After logging in to your BetMGM account, head to the Cashier tab, click Deposit, and locate the PayNearMe logo. After selecting the amount you’d like to fund your BetMGM account, PayNearMe will provide you with a PayCode.
Customers then will take their PayCode to the cashier at any of PayNearMe participating locations and give the cashier the amount they’d like to fund their BetMGM account. After obtaining a receipt of your deposit, you’ll immediately have funds available in your BetMGM account.
TAPPP is essentially a platform that allows customers to purchase a BetMGM gift card that can be used to fund their BetMGM account. BetMGM’s gift card is currently available for BetMGM customers in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
To deposit funds using your BetMGM gift card, click on the Cashier tab, select Deposit, and locate the TAPPP icon. You’ll then be asked to enter your 10-digit BetMGM gift card number on the Gift Card Redemption page. After you Click Redeem and Continue, your funds will be automatically added to your BetMGM account.
BetMGM users can also use Apple Pay to fund their BetMGM accounts. After you’ve set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac, users can visit the BetMGM Cashier and select Apple Pay to fund their accounts. After choosing the amount you’d like to deposit, select “Buy with Apple Pay” to complete the transaction. After you’ve received a notification about your successful transaction, BetMGM users will instantly have access to the funds in their accounts.
Like TAPPP, GAMEON cards are pre-loaded gift cards catered to online sports betting platforms to deposit funds to your account. You can purchase pre-loaded GAMEON cards for up to $400.
To deposit funds from your GAMEON card to your BetMGM account, make your way to the Cashier tab, select Deposit and locate the GAMEON card icon. Next, enter the amount you’d like to fund to your BetMGM account, the GAMEON card number, expiration date, and CVV.
If the transaction is successful, users will receive a “Successful Credit Card Purchase” notification. BetMGM users who utilize a GAMEON card can expect funds loaded to their BetMGM accounts within 1-2 minutes.
How to Make a Withdrawal on BetMGM
Now that you’ve hopefully won your fair share of wagers through BetMGM, it’s time to withdraw your earnings. To withdraw funds on BetMGM, select My Account through the BetMGM mobile app or website, head to the Cashier page, and select Withdrawal. BetMGM customers can then choose their desired payment method and how much to withdraw. BetMGM has a $20 minimum withdrawal amount.
BetMGM customers can withdraw funds using many of the same ways used to deposit funds to their BetMGM account. Though, we recommend withdrawing funds using the same method to deposit funds to your BetMGM account. This is because you have 180 days to withdraw funds using the same method used to deposit funds to your BetMGM account. BetMGM doesn’t charge any fees to withdraw funds from your BetMGM account.
All BetMGM withdrawals are subject to BetMGM’s withdrawal procedures. Customer withdrawals on BetMGM can take up to five business days, as BetMGM’s internal review team reviews each withdrawal.
BetMGM’s internal review team ensures each customer follows the withdrawal procedures, including meeting all conditions of bonuses and promotional offers. To reap the benefits of BetMGM’s promotional offers, all Terms and Conditions must be met, or customers will be unable to withdraw any funds until the bonus requirements have been achieved.
Visa is currently the only major financial institution that allows BetMGM customers to withdraw funds to their Visa debit and pre-paid cards through Visa Fast Funds. The Visa Fast Funds payout is only available to BetMGM customers in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
If you’ve deposited funds to your BetMGM account through your Visa card, you’re eligible to withdraw funds from your account to your Visa card through Visa Fast Funds. Withdrawing funds to your Visa card is available to BetMGM customers 24/7 and typically takes up to five hours to process.
BetMGM customers can withdraw funds to their PayPal account if they’ve successfully deposited funds to BetMGM within the past 180 days. To withdraw funds to your PayPal account, visit the Cashier page, click on Withdrawals, and then select PayPal as your preferred withdrawal method.
After you’ve completed the withdrawal process, funds will be deposited into your PayPal account instantly. If you deposited funds to your BetMGM account via PayPal, you could only withdraw funds to PayPal.
VIP Preferred Program
Another way BetMGM customers can withdraw money from their BetMGM account is through the VIP Preferred Program through instant e-checks. The VIP Preferred Program is available to BetMGM customers who initially deposited funds to their BetMGM account using the same method. Customers who use the VIP Preferred Program can expect funds to their checking account within three to seven business days.
Instant Bank Transfer
To use the Instant Bank Transfer method, log in to your BetMGM account, head to the Withdrawal tab, choose the Instant Bank Transfer method, and enter the amount you’d like to withdraw.
The Instant Bank Transfer method will provide customers with funds within two business days. Like many other withdrawal methods, customers must have used the same approach to deposit funds to their BetMGM account within the past 180 days to be eligible for the Instant Bank transfer method.
If you’ve deposited funds to your BetMGM New Jersey account using Skrill, you can withdraw funds through the same method, as long as your deposit was made within the previous 180 days.
In the Cashier section of your BetMGM account, select the Withdrawal tab, choose the Skrill logo, and submit how much you’d like to withdraw. The minimum withdrawal amount through Skrill is $10 USD, and the maximum is $10,000 USD. Once you’ve requested funds through Skrill, BetMGM customers can anticipate funds in their Skrill account within 24 hours.
If you deposited funds to your BetMGM account through the Play+ method, you have access to withdraw funds back to your Play+ account. To do so, log in to your BetMGM account, and head to the Withdrawal page. Select the Play+ tab, enter the amount you’d like to withdraw, and click continue to complete your transaction.
BetMGM customers can log in to their accounts and request the amount they’d like to pick up at the Borgata Cage through the Withdrawal tab through their BetMGM account. Customers using the Borgata Cage withdrawal method will physically head to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa cashier to retrieve their funds.
At the Borgata Cage, customers must show their confirmation email with their Vouched ID, proof of identity, and the last four digits of their social security number. Customers can retrieve funds at the Borgata Cage via cash, check, or casino chips. BetMGM customers can expect to receive their funds at the Borgata Cage within 15 minutes after approval.
Withdraw by Check
BetMGM customers can also withdraw funds from their BetMGM accounts via check. Though, this method can take between 7-21 days, illustrating the most extended amount of time to withdraw your winnings. BetMGM customers can only withdraw funds via check that is more than $500 but less than $50,000.
BetMGM New Jersey Review
On September 6, 2019, New Jersey fittingly became the first state to launch the BetMGM mobile and online app. If it weren’t for New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports wagering, the sports betting landscape wouldn’t be where it is today.
BetMGM New Jersey is one of the most advantageous sportsbooks of all states that support BetMGM. BetMGM New Jersey is so appealing because of its state-specific promotional offers, the number of ways to deposit and withdraw funds, in addition to its seamless integration with the BetMGM Casino, notably the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, featuring the state-of-the-art BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar.
Since sports betting launched in New Jersey, sportsbooks have handled more than $22 billion in sports wagers, more than any other state. Many believed New Jersey sportsbooks would take a hit when sports wagering went live in New York on January 8, 2022.
However, New Jersey has received more sports wagers since New York sports betting went live, perhaps because the tax rate in New Jersey is significantly lower than in New York, providing New Jersey bettors with more incentives and promotional offers. BetMGM is one of the most enticing sportsbooks in the industry for both new and existing customers, with BetMGM New Jersey leading the way.