How Does BetMGM NY Stack Up With The New York Online Sports Betting Competition?

Written By Ian St. Clair on January 17, 2022 - Last Updated on February 1, 2022
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The self-proclaimed “King of Sportsbooks” is now live for NY online sports betting.

You’ve no doubt seen the Jamie Foxx ads, and if you haven’t, give us your secret. But don’t fret, you’ll see the ad in no time.

But now that the BetMGM NY Sportsbook app is launched and taking bets, bettors have no doubt asked themselves, “What’s the difference between the NY sports betting apps?” “How is BetMGM better or different from DraftKings, Caesars and FanDuel?”

This story aims to guide New York sports bettors on the journey through the first five apps in the Empire State and answer some of your top-of-mind questions.

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To get this out of the way, yes, bettors should download and sign up for multiple sports betting apps.

That allows you to get the great promos that each is offering but also gives you the chance to shop for the best value. Otherwise known as “line shopping.”

If a New York online sports bettor only has one app, you’re at the mercy of that sportsbook and the lines they give you. Take the time to research the lines and find the best value before placing your bets.

Now that we got that public NY online sports betting announcement out of the way, let’s dive into the BetMGM NY app and see how it stacks up with the competition in the state.

BetMGM vs FanDuel

When it comes to the pecking order of sportsbooks in the US, BetMGM is right behind FanDuel. But the difference between the two apps comes down to personal taste.

FanDuel’s app is cleaner and smoother in terms of user experience and building bets. BetMGM has its moments of being a little buggy, which is understandable.

But in terms of actual betting, BetMGM and FanDuel Sportsbook are right with each other. From betting on individual games to building same-game parlays.

Where BetMGM rises above FanDuel is the control and flexibility of your betting.

Bettors can add and delete bets as needed and even change betting amounts on certain events.

The other area BetMGM surpasses FanDuel is in the rewards program.

BetMGM vs DraftKings

Not to beat a dead horse, but when it comes to the top three NY sports betting apps, it really does come down to personal taste. And, yes, BetMGM, DraftKings and FanDuel are the top three. Regardless of when the other four launch, that won’t change.

In a sense, it’s like Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge.

Both BetMGM and DraftKings have similar bettor experiences, betting catalogs and promos/odds boosts for new and existing bettors.

Like FanDuel, DraftKings Sportsbook is a cleaner and smoother working app.

But BetMGM’s same game parlay builder is much better and expansive.

And the rewards program is much better than DraftKings. Earning rewards for your sports bets, especially the M Rewards, makes the app more appealing for New Yorkers.

In the end, you can’t go wrong with BetMGM or DraftKings. Or FanDuel for that matter.

That’s why we recommend you download all three.

BetMGM vs Caesars

Both of these sportsbooks are casino giants and they include loyalty and rewards programs in their sportsbooks. When it comes to BetMGM New York Sportsbook vs Caesars New York Sportsbook, both offer distinct differences.

With BetMGM, NY sports bettors have the utmost control over the markets and sports they can wager. On top of the control and flexibility we mentioned earlier, BetMGM offers an early cash-out option if users want to capitalize on a winning wager before the event ends.

As for Caesars Sportsbook, the app features all the bells and whistles that your heart desires. In terms of new user promos, it doesn’t get much better than Caesars (just read the fine print). The app also includes the occasional odds boosts, in-play betting and betting bonuses.

In terms of comparison, BetMGM is the choice. But again, don’t limit yourself.

Take advantage of the promos and odds boosts at Caesars.

BetMGM vs BetRivers

Where there are slight differences between the major sportsbooks in NY, BetRivers isn’t in the same category as BetMGM and the other apps.

That’s not to take away from what BetRivers offers NY sports betting.

The BetRivers New York Sportsbook offers solid promotions, an attractive interface, a wide variety of boosts and bets, and a 1x playthrough for bonus money that should become the industry standard. BetRivers is an accessible option for the casual gambler and for those who want to line shop.

Final word

BetMGM is a strong addition to the NY online sports betting scene that gives sports bettors another great choice to add to their selection.

The ease of use for the app, promos, odds boosts, depth of betting catalog and the control and flexibility that punters have will make NY sports betting even stronger.

Photo by AP / Paul Sancya
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Ian St. Clair is the Content Manager for PlayNY. He is an award-winning sports journalist who started on the sports betting and gambling beat in early 2020. While he doesn't have ties to NY, he's a huge Yankees and Rat Pack fan.

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