BetMGM Sportsbook Ontario Review: BetMGM Ontario is Live

By Joss Wood

Fact Checked by Matthew Asher

BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook is officially LIVE! After positioning itself as one of the best betting apps in the US market, BetMGM Sportsbook is poised to find similar success in Ontario thanks to stellar product development and top-notch customer service.

BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook: Is it Legit?

  1. āœ…   Licensed & Regulated: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  2. āœ…   Safety & Security: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate

I was able to verify BetMGM Sportsbook is licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to operate betting services in the province. I also confirmed directly with the BetMGM support staff that the website holds the required SSL Certificate needed to secure online transactions while keeping customer information private.

  BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook
Edit Your Bet Options, One Wallet For All Products & Easy Deposits, Parlay Insurance Available
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

Quick Glance at BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook

šŸ„‡  Best ForNew Sports Bettors
šŸ’  Available SportsHockey, Football, Basketball, Baseball, MMA, UFC, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse and more
šŸ’³  Minimum Deposit$10
šŸ“²  BetMGM App OntarioOn iOS and Android
āŒšļø  Withdrawal Time24 Hours to 4 Days
šŸ“†  BetMGM Sportsbook Ontario Launch DateApril 4, 2022
  BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook
Edit Your Bet Options, One Wallet For All Products & Easy Deposits, Parlay Insurance Available
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

Here are a few quick takeaways from my time reviewing BetMGM Sportsbook in Ontario. Immediately, it was evident to me BetMGM offers bettors new to sports betting an easy-to-use format to make betting as simple as a few clicks on a screen. I quickly found not only all the top markets, including NFL, NBA and NHL, but also found lines on markets such as lacrosse.

Their minimum deposit of $10 is pretty standard for the industry, but their lack of a wagering requirement caught my attention. I easily was able to download the BetMGM app on my iOS and Android devices and have been able to withdraw at any time of day. Lastly, multiple sources confirmed BetMGM went live on April 4, 2022 as one of the first betting apps in Ontario.

Review of BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has advertising restrictions that prevent certain features of the sportsbook from being discussed in this BetMGM Ontario review. Nonetheless, for the BetMGM Ontario sportsbook review, I crawled all over the operator's site and app.

I compared it with all of the Ontario market's other sportsbooks, such as Caesars Ontario Sportsbook, and I highlighted the differences. I want to help you decide which is the best online sportsbook for you, so I made sure to review every aspect BetMGM Ontario brings to the betting market.

BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook Features

BetMGM Sportsbook is one of top Ontario betting sites and offers a number of features to new and current customers. To see specific details, you can follow our link to the BetMGM Ontario page. Keep in mind that anything that may be featured on the BetMGM site is not intended to encourage you to gamble more than you intend. Gambling can be addictive, so always bet responsibly. 

Where the BetMGM Betting Site Excels

The BetMGM Ontario site you will access should be very similar to the sites the company operates across the US. For all its sportsbooks, the operator uses a sports betting platform developed by Entain, its iGaming joint venture partner. In some ways, BetMGM stands out from other operators, for instance:

  • BetMGM Live Betting

    Live betting is when you place bets after the game has started. It is possible because the legal and licensed sportsbooks get access to official league data in near real-time. This lets BetMGM quote odds on a large number of in-game events. You can bet on who will score the next goal or touchdown, or what the score will be at halftime or at the end of a quarter. It's sports betting where you have to wait a minimal amount of time before knowing the result of your bet.

  • BetMGM Early Cash Out Option

    Another advantage of real-time data is that BetMGM Ontario can calculate the odds of your bet succeeding at any time during a match. This means you can request to cash out your bet early. You might do this because your wager is going well, but you are concerned the tide will turn. You won't receive all your winnings but a proportion based on the odds at the time you decide to cash out.

  • Edit My Bet

    If the early cash-out option is enabled for your bet, you also have the option to "Edit My Bet." Perhaps partway through a match you wished you had bet more. The BetMGM Ontario sportsbook allows you to edit the bet you have made. You have four options; increase your bet size, add a selection to a parlay bet, remove a selection or swap a selection.

  • Same Game Parlays at BetMGM

    Ontario sports bettors have been restricted to parlay bets for a long time. Under Ontario's new laws, single-match betting is now legal but many sports fans still love a parlay. BetMGM is particularly innovative when it comes to parlay bets. One option is that you can place a parlay on several events in the same game. For example, you can bet on which team will win, what the total score will be and include a spread bet in your parlay. Same game parlays are easy with the BetMGM software.

  • Easy Parlay

    BetMGM goes even further to make parlay bets easy. There is an Easy Parlay function that brings up a page of many, many bets. You simply click on the ones you wish to add to your parlay. This can save a lot of time going to and fro through the different sports menus to find the matches you want to include in your parlay.

How to Sign Up for BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook

If reading this BetMGM Ontario review helps you decide to register an account at BetMGM, all you need to do is follow a few simple steps.

  1. First, click on one of the links on this page to go to the BetMGM Ontario sportsbook.
  2. At the top right of the home page, click "Register" to bring up the registration form.
  3. Fill out your personal details and choose a user name, password and security question.
  4. Click to confirm that you are over 19 and that you have read the terms and conditions.
  5. That's it ā€“ you can now go to the sportsbook and make your first deposit.

If you want to use your mobile device to bet at BetMGM Ontario, you must download the Apple iOS iPhone/iPad app or the Google Android smartphone app. You can sign up through your mobile before you download the app. Use the same login information for both your desktop and mobile device. You can find a link to the app in the A-Z menu options.

I also suggest you take a few moments to read the responsible gaming section of the BetMGM Ontario sportsbook. This explains how you can set betting and deposit limits so that you can control your spending. There is also excellent advice about problem gambling together with contact details for organizations that will help if you need it.

  BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook
Edit Your Bet Options, One Wallet For All Products & Easy Deposits, Parlay Insurance Available
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

BetMGM Ontario Betting Options and Market Coverage

Sports fans will see that the BetMGM Ontario app is fully featured. There are many different ways to bet and many different sports on which you can place bets. The deeper you go into the BetMGM sports betting app, the more options you will find. This makes BetMGM Ontario an excellent choice for sports fans who are new to sports betting as well as experienced sports bettors who want advanced betting options. The sports that BetMGM offers for betting are called markets in industry jargon.

Bet Types Available

BetMGM Ontario offers multiple ways to bet on sports. Some of these bet types are simple, but others require a lot more thought. The good news is that the app does all the calculations for you. Choose your bet amount and your potential winnings are displayed in the betting slip.

  • Moneyline Bets

    The easiest of all sports bets. All you do is pick which team or player will win a specific game.

  • Spread Bets

    BetMGM sets its expected spread for each match. This states which team is expected to win and by how many points or goals. If you bet on the favourite and it wins by more than expected, you have beaten the spread and won your bet. Or you can bet on the underdog. If it loses by less than expected, or wins outright, you also win your bet.

  • Totals Bets

    A totals bet is unconcerned with which team wins any particular game. All that matters is the total score of both teams combined. BetMGM sets a line and you can bet on the over or the under. These bets are also known as over/under bets.

  • Parlay Bets

    Parlay bets join several bets together into a single wager. To win, all your picks must be correct. If one loses, you lose the whole bet. But because in a parlay the odds of each leg are multiplied together, winnings can grow very large from even a small initial wager.

  • Round Robins

    A chain of parlay bets is the basis for a Round Robin bet. You choose teams and the number of legs and the software calculates every possible parlay combination. You pay for each parlay bet and win for each parlay you get correct. Unlike in a parlay, you can win money in a round-robin even if some of your bets lose.

  • Futures Bets

    Most bets don't look beyond the next week's games, but if you do want to bet on an event far into the future, then a futures bet is for you. Examples include who will win the next Super Bowl for football betting or the Stanley Cup for hockey betting in Ontario. Player wagers include who will be the most valuable player in the NBA or who will score the most goals in the NHL season. The large uncertainty again means a big payout for winning ā€“ of course these bets are notoriously difficult to predict correctly.

Sports Markets Offered by BetMGM Ontario

BetMGM highlights the sports that most interest Ontario sports fans. South of the border, not many US sports bettors take an interest in curling but BetMGM knows what Ontarians want. The main sports offered by BetMGM Ontario are:

  • šŸ„Š Boxing
  • ā›³ļø Golf
  • šŸŽ NASCAR
  • šŸ€ NBA & NCAA Basketball
  • šŸˆ NFL & NCAA Football
  • šŸ’ NHL
  • āš½ļø Soccer
  • šŸŽ¾ Tennis
  • šŸ„Š UFC & MMA

You can expect the Ontario BetMGM app to offer more Canada-specific sports in addition to standard sports. BetMGM also adds in major sports competitions from around the world so you will be able to bet on the Olympic Games and other signature events.

How to Place Your First Bet at the BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook

Before you place your first bet at BetMGM take a brief pause and check you are ready.

Pre-Bet Checklist

āœ…  Registration Complete Essential Use our links to go to register your BetMGM Ontario account
āœ…  First Deposit Complete Essential Only bet with money you can afford to lose
āœ…  Responsible Gaming Options Selected Recommended Deposit and bet size limits are useful controls
āœ…  Terms and Conditions CheckedRecommended This may affect how much you deposit and the size of your first bet
  • Making a Straight Bet

    In the main panel of the sports betting page, you will see rows for each match with the two team names and logos. The games are grouped by sport. If you want to filter by a single sport because you know what match you want, simply click the sports icon in the top menu, or the sports name in the sidebar on the left. Alongside each team are odds details for Spreads, Totals and Moneyline bets.

    Click on one of these bets and at the bottom of your screen a pop-up will show the details of your bet (assuming a $5 stake). The betting slip icon is exactly at the bottom centre of the page. Click on it to bring up the bet slip. The bet slip has tabs for Straight Bets, Parlays and Round Robins. If you click multiple bets, all will be listed here. The stake amount is bottom right. You enter the actual amount you want to bet here. Immediately, the potential payout number below this box changes to reflect how much you will receive if your pick wins. Now simply click the button to confirm your bet and your bet is now live.

  • Multiple Bet Options

    If you are looking to put together a parlay, there is a simple way to do it. Just click on all the bets you want in your parlay and they will all appear in the bet slip. To the left of each bet is a checkbox. If you want to delete a selection, simply uncheck the box. When you go to the bet slip, the parlay tab already will be selected. For a Round Robin bet, select the Round Robin tab. Note to the left at the top of the bet slip is a drop-down menu where you can select the type of round robin you want. These include Heinz (57 bets) and Lucky63 (63 bets). As always you can see the potential payout for your chosen stake at the bottom right.

    The top banner menu often includes pre-selected Parlays. For example, the Celtics, Hawks and Nets all to win. Click the banner and it will add the parlay directly to your bet slip. There is also an Easy Parlay function listed on the top menu next to the sports. This lists all the most popular matches added to parlays. Just select as many as you need and the BetMGM Ontario puts the whole parlay bet together for you.

  • Prop Bets and Live Betting Options

    At the bottom right of each row where the match is listed, you will see an arrow for All Wagers. This takes you to a new world of betting. A new menu lists all the different categories of bets available, including one-game parlays, periods, player props and game props. You make your bets by clicking on the odds that are displayed, just as for any other bet.

BetMGM Ontario vs. Other Sportsbooks

BetMGM Ontario starts with superb software. When MGM partnered with Entain, it gained access to some of the best market makers in the world. For major sports, it is hard to beat BetMGM on the odds quoted. However, BetMGM is not always the cheapest when it comes to minor sports and prop bet odds. Critical differences between BetMGM Ontario and other sportsbooks include:

šŸ’Ŗ  The company's ability to set odds on a wide range of bets makes for a huge choice of bets that sports fans can make
šŸ’Ŗ  BetMGM's marketers put a high proportion of their spending into campaigns; review these and you might save a little on sports betting
šŸ’Ŗ  The Easy Parlay tool and same game parlays make building the parlay bets you want much easier than at other sportsbooks
  BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook
Edit Your Bet Options, One Wallet For All Products & Easy Deposits, Parlay Insurance Available
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

Bet with the BetMGM Ontario App

The desktop BetMGM Ontario app follows the standard sportsbook layout. All the sports are in the left-hand column and repeated in a top menu bar. The top menu bar includes access to live betting and the easy parlay functions. The middle of the page lists all the sports events where you can bet. A livestream graphic and the betting slip are in the right-hand column.

Access to the cashier is at the top right of the page. Access to responsible gaming and FAQs is at the very bottom. Here you also will find a guide to sports betting. The guide is useful for absolute beginners but is too simple for experienced sports bettors.

The central column fixtures all display odds for moneyline, totals and spread bets. To make one of these bets, simply click on the displayed odds and the app brings up the betting slip ready for you to enter the value of your wager.

Click on the team names and you go deeper into the menu and you will find many more bets that you can make on your selected game. These include live bets and prop bets for that game. The betting slip has separate tabs for parlays and round-robin bets that help you build a bet more quickly.

This layered approach makes it easy for Ontario sports fans new to sports betting sites to find the bets you want. At the same time, more experienced bettors can drill down to find more adventurous bets.

Note the additional tabs at the top of the page menu. These are always worth checking when you log in. BetMGM Ontario adds new campaigns regularly ā€“ even daily.

Overall, the app is not BetMGM's strongest feature; nevertheless, it does the job and its weaknesses are not significant enough to argue against using it.

Positives of the App

āœ…  Simple navigation for beginners and advanced users
āœ…  Easy Parlay function is a great time saver
āœ…  Fun betting features

Negatives of the App

āŒ  The responsible gaming section is tucked away at the bottom of the page
āŒ  Prop bets and less-popular sports are lower down the layered navigation structure, making them harder to find

What iOS Users Are Saying

šŸ—£ "I have used every app, and BetMGM is now my preferred way to bet."

šŸ—£ "It was my first time betting on games and it took a lot of pressure off of picking in my own time without feeling rushed to place my bets."

šŸ—£ "Iā€™m a big fan of this app and will use it as my primary book from now on!"

What Android Users Are Saying

šŸ—£ "It has a great UI that allows you to easily make bets and view them live."

šŸ—£ "BetMGM is my preferred gambling app. Pro Tip: If the app is sluggish, clear the cache and it works just fine. That just solved my lagging problem."

šŸ—£ "I have used all the other betting apps and NOTHING even compares to this one."

Download BetMGM Ontario App

BetMGM Ontario offers mobile sports betting apps for Google Android and Apple iOS devices. You can click through to these from the betting site or you can go directly to Google Play store or the Apple App Store and download them directly to your smartphone or iPad/tablet.

The functionality is almost identical to the desktop app. Because they are designed for the smaller screen the bet slip is a pop-up rather than a permanent feature of the display. There is an icon at the bottom of the screen that you tap to access the betting slip.

ā­ļø  Apple App Store Rating4.8
ā­ļø  Google Play Store Rating4.3

Software at BetMGM Sportsbook Ontario, Canada

When I look at a sports betting site app, I rate it on all of the features, not just those directly related to sports betting. BetMGM Ontario ticks all my boxes. While there are sports betting apps that may be marginally better, none that can offer a complete rounded experience the way BetMGM does.

Software is stable, the cashier functions work well, the responsible gaming features give you great control over your betting and you can bet on live games quickly and easily. In short, if you choose BetMGM you won't notice the software because it works.

Banking Options for BetMGM Ontario Users

BetMGM has excellent relationships with financial service companies and banks. As a result you will find a wide range of deposit options. Some of these are:

  • Visa, Mastercard Credit & Debit Cards
  • BetMGM Play+ Account ā€“ a prepaid card available through the cashier
  • The M Life Rewards Mastercard
  • Online Banking Account using Interac
  • BetMGM Gift Card
  • Wire Transfers

Note that the minimum deposit is $10.

Withdrawals are usually available for most of the deposit methods listed here. However, there are some banks that refuse to process gambling transactions even from fully licensed legal Canadian sports betting sites.

If your bank will not accept Visa or Mastercard gambling transactions you can probably use the Interac service or a payment processor such as the BetMGM Play+ account.

BetMGM Sportsbook Ontario Payout Methods

BetMGM Visa Withdrawal Time1-2 Days
BetMGM Play+ Card Withdrawal TimeInstantly
BetMGM Online Banking Transfer Withdrawal Time1-5 Days

Payment Options

  • ACH Transfer
  • Bank Transfer
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • PayNearMe
  • Check
  • Play+

Safety & Security Offered by BetMGM Ontario

The sports wagering system used by BetMGM Ontario is verified by an independent testing laboratory approved by the Ontario gambling regulator. Your money is kept in a segregated bank account so you know it is safe.

Offshore sportsbooks cannot offer anything like the same level of safety and security that you get from a sports betting site licensed locally in Ontario. 

Contact BetMGM Sports Ontario

BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook offers online help in the form of an FAQ section. You can also engage via a live chat function, or if the issue is more complicated send an email to customer support. At the moment there is no live operator to contact by telephone.

The help and support section of the site is accessed from the top right of the page right next to the cashier button.

Hits & Misses at BetMGM Sportsbook Online

šŸŽÆ Hit #1: The operator welcomes casual sports bettors.
šŸŽÆ Hit #2: Parlay bets are really easy to build using the Easy Parlay tool.
šŸŽÆ Hit #3: Banking options offer fast and efficient ways to deposit and withdraw funds.
šŸŽÆ Hit #4: There is a wide range of bets available, especially for major league sports events.
šŸŽÆ Hit #5: Mobile apps for iOS and Android devices are both state of the art.
āŒ Miss #1: It is not so easy to find the less-popular sports through the navigation system ā€“ there is a favourites tab where you can save your favourite sports.
āŒ Miss #2: Odds for prop bets and for minor sports are less competitive than the odds quoted for major league games.
āŒ Miss #3: The responsible gaming section should be added to the top menu rather than left for the bottom of the home page.

Our Final Verdict of BetMGM Ontario

Many choose BetMGM as their Ontario sportsbook. BetMGM does everything well, whether you are a beginner or an experienced sports bettor. 

You can find betting sites in Ontario that are better than BetMGM in specific areas, but for all-round competence backed by a trusted brand BetMGM is hard to beat. I suggest that if you are looking for a sportsbook that you explore BetMGM Ontario in further detail.

  BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook
Edit Your Bet Options, One Wallet For All Products & Easy Deposits, Parlay Insurance Available
Combined Shape Copy Must be 19+ to participate. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly

BetMGM Sportsbook Ontario FAQ

BetMGM Ontario has been given a license to operate by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. This means the online sportsbook and casino has been legal for accepting real money bets in Canada's most populous province since April 4, 2022.

Anyone in Ontario can sign up for an account so long as you are over the age of 19. You cannot place bets unless you are inside the province. Take a trip to Quebec ā€“ or anywhere else ā€“ and you will no longer be able to place your bets.

BetMGM Ontario provides an extensive FAQ section which can be found on the top right corner of the site or bottom of the app. If you don't find what you're looking for, you can reach out to its live chat support. The operator also features an extensive blog with informational guides, odds predictions and more.

Although it is a new Ontario betting site, BetMGM is one of the most popular operators in North America. Bettors will find a well-rounded betting platform with an assortment of options, including the ability to place live bets.

There are two mobile apps available for BetMGM Ontario. One for the Google Android operating system and one for the Apple iOS. Both mobile apps are excellent pieces of software offering almost all the capabilities of the desktop betting site.

Contributors

Joss Wood @xPeru

Contributor since January 2021

Joss Wood has over a decade of experience reviewing and comparing the top online casinos in the world to ensure players find their favorite place to play.