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Disclaimer: BetMGM sportsbook has not launched in Texas yet. This review is based on information we have from other states where BetMGM is live and legal.

BetMGM TX bonus

Expected bonus: Second Chance Bet Up To $1500
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: July 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: BetMGM
Legal in Texas: No
Partner in Texas: N/A
Payment methods:

Since its inception in 2017, BetMGM Sportsbook has ingrained themselves into the sports betting ecosystem, consistently proving to be one of the best operators in the industry. As of 2024, BetMGM is fully operational in 21 states. Texas has not yet legalized sports wagering, but they’re expected to do so by 2026 at the latest; 2025 at the earliest. Once Texas lifts the sports betting floodgates, BetMGM will presumably be one of the first to set up shop there.

In this BetMGM Texas review, we’ll take a look at what Texas users should expect from the betting product once it reaches the state, the welcome bonus we’re expecting for new players, and which betting markets could potentially see the most play.

No, BetMGM is not legal in Texas just yet. Online sports betting in Texas did not pass last year, which means residents will have to wait until 2025 at the earliest.

What promo will BetMGM Sportsbook offer in Texas?

When Texas legalizes sports betting, BetMGM is anticipated to offer the same appealing promotion it provides in other states. The second chance bet promotion allows new users a significant incentive. Specifically, if your first wager placed after signing up and making a deposit (minimum of $10) ends in loss, BetMGM pledges to reimburse you with Bonus Bets matching your initial stake, capped at $1,500

This remarkable offer aims to minimize the disappointment of a loss by giving a second chance to place bets. The process to avail of this offer is straightforward: sign up at BetMGM, deposit, and place your inaugural bet on any game. If that bet doesn't win, you get your stake back in Bonus Bets, allowing you to stay in the game without an immediate financial setback. 

Eligibility criteria include being a new user within the promotional period, being at least 21 years old, and not on any exclusion lists. This promo could significantly enhance the sports betting experience for Texans, matching the excitement and opportunity already available in other states where BetMGM operates.

Common terms & conditions for BetMGM Sportsbook promotions

Once your account is created and you’re ready to start placing bets, one of the best ways to get started is by utilizing BetMGM’s welcome bonus. But before you go in guns blazing, it’s important to consider the numerous terms and conditions regarding the welcome offer, along with the other promotions that will potentially be offered.

Here’s a look at all the important terms and conditions to keep in mind:

  • If your first bet loses, you are entitled to receive back your original wager in the form of Bonus Bets, with a maximum amount up to $1,500. This refund mechanism is designed to give you a second chance at betting.
  • To participate, you must deposit a minimum of $10 into your BetMGM Sportsbook account after signing up.
  • The promotional offer is only open to new BetMGM Sportsbook account holders who are at least 21 years old, situated in a jurisdiction where online sports wagering by BetMGM is legal, and not listed on any self-exclusion or exclusion lists.
  • The promotional period during which you can qualify for this offer runs from March 15, 2024, to December 31, 2024.
  • Upon a lost bet, if your initial wager is more than $50, you'll receive the Bonus Bets in five equal parts, each making up 20% of the total stake, up to $1,500. If the wager was less than $50, you'll get a single Bonus Bet equal to the amount.
  • Bonus Bets granted cannot be cashed out, are forfeited if you use them for placing bets (whether those bets win or lose), and must be used entirely for betting within BetMGM Sportsbook's platform.

How would I fix issues if the possible BetMGM TX promo doesn't work?

In the event that BetMGM becomes legally available in Texas and you encounter issues with the BetMGM Texas bonus not working properly, there are several troubleshooting steps you can undertake to rectify the issue. 

First, attempt to refresh the webpage to see if this resolves the problem. If not, clearing your browser's cache and cookies can be another effective solution, as outdated or corrupted cache data can sometimes cause issues with online offers.

If these steps do not fix the bonus issue, we recommend contacting BetMGM's customer support for further assistance. They are equipped to handle such queries and can offer more direct solutions, potentially including manual bonus application if necessary. Make sure to have all relevant information at hand, such as your account details and any error messages, to expedite the process.

Will a promo code be required to claim the BetMGM bonus in Texas?

When BetMGM becomes available in Texas, we anticipate they will offer a promo similar to their current first bet offer which does not require a promo code. This aligns with their approach in other states. 

However, should this information change, we will certainly update this page to provide the most current details on BetMGM's Texas promo.

When will BetMGM Sportsbook launch their promo in Texas?

At the time of writing, BetMGM has not specified a launch date for their Texas online sportsbook. As soon as sports betting becomes legal in TX, BetMGM will likely be one of the first operators to go live with their promo based on their prominence in the sports betting world.

How to sign up for BetMGM Sportsbook Texas

If you’d like to get ahead of the game and sign up for BetMGM before it even goes live in Texas, you’re in luck. The sign-up process is easy and straightforward, taking most users less than 10 minutes to complete.

Screenshot of BetMGM Texas homepage

Here are all the key steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Visit the BetMGM Sportsbook website or open their mobile app. Once you’ve arrived on the home screen, click or tap the “Register” button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. After reaching the registration page, enter your email address. Hit “Continue” and you’ll then be prompted to provide a suitable password for the account.
  3. On the next page, you’ll need to enter your full legal name along with the last four digits of your Social Security account. This information will be used by BetMGM to verify your identity.
  4. Then, you’ll enter your date of birth, mobile phone number, and your full home address.
  5. Finally, you’ll need to confirm your age, verify that all the information you’ve entered is correct, and agree to the operator’s terms and conditions. Once you hit the “Create Account” button, your BetMGM account is ready to go.

BetMGM Sportsbook betting app in Texas

Once BetMGM Sportsbook launches in Texas, utilizing their mobile app will probably be the most convenient way to place wagers with the operator.

The BetMGM Sportsbook app is available to download on both Apple and Android devices, free of charge. On the App Store, it holds a near-pristine 4.8 out of 5 rating. In the Google Play Store, BetMGM Sportsbook has a 3.8 out of 5 rating from users.

How to download the BetMGM Sportsbook app on Apple devices

  1. First, log in to the App Store with your Apple ID and search for “BetMGM Sportsbook” in the search bar.
  2. After searching for the app, press the “Get” button next to the app logo. Then, press “Install.
  3. Once the download completes, open up the app and turn on your location services. By doing so, BetMGM will be able to verify you’re in a state where they’re operational.
  4. Deposit money into the account and you’re all set to start betting.

How to download the BetMGM Sportsbook app on Android devices

  1. First, head to the Google Play Store and search for “BetMGM Sportsbook” in the search bar.
  2. After finding it, press “Install” and wait for the download to complete.
  3. Once the download finishes, open up the TX betting application and be sure to turn on your location services.
  4. Enter the deposit menu to put funds into your account. Once you’re done, you’re ready to begin your sports betting venture.

Deposit and withdrawal methods on BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM Sportsbook allows users to choose from a wide variety of payment options to deposit and withdraw money. They accept a total of 10 depositing methods, along with four withdrawal options. We expect all of these options to be available for TX users as well.

Deposit methods include:

  • Credit/debit cards
  • PayPal
  • Online banking
  • Apple Pay
  • MGM Rewards Mastercard
  • ACH (e-check)
  • PayNearMe
  • Bank wire transfer
  • BetMGM Play+
  • GAMEON Card

Withdrawal methods include:

  • PayPal
  • Online bank transfer
  • ACH (e-check)
  • BetMGM Play+

How to make a deposit

To make a deposit into your BetMGM account, press the “Deposit” button in the upper-righthand corner of the screen. Then, you’ll need to select the payment method of your choosing, along with the amount of money you’re looking to deposit.

BetMGM gives users the option to add $25, $50, $100, $250, or a custom amount of your choosing. After making a selection, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and hit “Deposit [amount].”

All transactions made through BetMGM Sportsbook (deposit/withdrawal) must be at least $10.

How to make a withdrawal

To withdraw funds from your BetMGM Sportsbook account, you’ll need to head to their website or mobile app and click or tap the account icon in the top-right corner of the screen. A pop-up menu will appear with the options to deposit or withdraw money; click “Withdraw.”

Once you reach the withdrawal screen, you’ll need to select your preferred payment method and the amount of money you’re looking to take out. Then, press the “Withdraw” button at the bottom of the screen, and your money will reach your bank account in approximately 1-3 business days.

Sports you can bet on with BetMGM Sportsbook Texas

In states where BetMGM is operational, they give users 21 sports to choose from when placing wagers. Although the operator has not confirmed which markets will be available for TX users, we suspect the majority of the major sports will be available for Texas bettors.

Here’s where we expect most of the betting action in the state to take place.

  • Football: In the United States, football reigns supreme in the sports betting industry. We’re expecting more of the same in Texas once the state legalizes sports betting. Texas is home to two NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. For college football, there are over 20 NCAA Division 1 schools within state borders, giving Texas bettors a wide range of teams to place wagers on.
  • Basketball: While football sits atop the sports betting totem pole, basketball has been gaining ground in recent years. Texas houses three NBA teams, the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs. There are plenty of Division 1 college basketball schools located in the state as well.
  • Baseball: There are two MLB teams located in Texas, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. Both teams have seen varying degrees of success over the years, but the Astros have become the class of the American League in recent years, having won two World Series titles over the past six seasons.
  • Hockey: NHL betting isn’t the most popular in Texas, but there’s still one team from the league located in the state. In 1993, the Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas to become the Dallas Stars.


How old do you have to be to use BetMGM Sportsbook Texas?

BetMGM Sportsbook requires all players to be at least 21 years old, regardless of state.

Can I bet on any kind of sport through BetMGM Sportsbook Texas?

Yes, almost every sport that comes to mind is available to bet on with BetMGM Sportsbook. They offer players 21 sports to choose from, and while the operator hasn’t specified which markets will be available for TX users, we suspect it to be similar to the offering found in other states.

When will BetMGM Sportsbook launch in Texas?

There is not an exact date in place for BetMGM Sportsbook’s launch in Texas. Once Texas officially legalizes sports betting (which could happen as early as 2025), we expect BetMGM to be one of the first operators to go live in the state.