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What is the BetMGM Kentucky promo?

The BetMGM Kentucky promo is up to $1,500 in second chance bets following your first real-money wager on the site. Example: Register for a new account, make a deposit of at least $10, and get a bonus bet of equal value to your first wager with BetMGM, up to $1,500. Note that for wagers over $50, you'll receive five bonus bets worth 20% of the initial stake each to total the original value.

BetMGM KY Bonus

Sign-up bonus: Second Chance Bet Up To $1500
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: December 2023

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: BetMGM
Legal in Kentucky: Yes
Partner in Kentucky: Sandy’s Racing & Gaming
Payment methods:

BetMGM Sportsbook is an industry giant within the sports betting ecosystem. As one of the biggest sports betting brands in the country, they’ve managed to get licensing in 22 states. With online sports betting in Kentucky now fully launched, that number rose to 23 states on September 28, 2023.

On March 31, 2023, KY Gov. Andy Beshear signed HB 551 into law, making Kentucky the 37th state to legalize sports betting. The Bluegrass State officially launch its retail sports betting locations on September 7 of the same year, while the online sportsbooks launched on Sept. 28.

In this BetMGM Sportsbook Kentucky guide, we are going to tackle all the pivotal information KY users should know before joining BetMGM, along with how to claim their welcome bonus and take advantage of their unique features.

BetMGM KY promo explained

BetMGM Sportsbook has one of the best welcome offers in the market by maximum value, and it is currently the highest offer available in Kentucky.

The BetMGM welcome bonus is bet at least $10 to receive up to $1,500 as a second chance bet. To qualify, new users must deposit at least $10 into their account. Then, place a qualifying bet of any amount on any market of your choosing. If the qualifying bet loses, bettors will see a refund (in the form of bonus bets) of the amount wagered, up to $1,500.

If the qualifying wager is more than $50, the bonus bets issued will be broken up into 20 percent denominations. For instance, if you place a $100 wager and it loses, you’ll receive five bonus bets of $20 each. If it is under $50, BetMGM will issue the bet as one bonus bet of equal value to the initial stake.

The bonus bets should be applied to the account within 24 hours of the qualifying bet being settled. Once received, users will have seven days to use the bonus funds. Otherwise, they’ll expire.

Steps for signing up to BetMGM in Kentucky and claiming their promo

Now that BetMGM has fully launched in Kentucky, taking advantage of their welcome bonus should be priority number one for KY bettors. Luckily, BetMGM’s welcome offer does not require a promo code. As long as you sign up and follow these steps, your welcome bonus will be locked in.

  1. To create a BetMGM account, head to their website or open up their mobile app. A golden “Register” button can be found in the top-right corner of the screen; click it to get the registration process underway.
  2. After providing all the required personal and account information, hit “Create My Account” at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Once the account is created, head to the “Deposit” menu, choose a payment method you’re comfortable with, and put at least $10 into the account. Doing this will automatically qualify you for the welcome bonus.
  4. Place a qualifying wager of any amount on any sports betting market BetMGM has on hand. If this first wager loses, you will receive up to $1,500 in bonus bets, with the bonus bet of equal value to your initial wager.

Top bonuses coming to BetMGM Sportsbook KY

Aside from their top-notch sign-up bonus, BetMGM routinely offers promotional bonuses for existing users as well.

  • Cash out: BetMGM gives their users the opportunity to lock in winnings or minimize losses with their cash-out feature. The cash-out promo can be applied to straight bets or parlays. The amount of money that users can receive through this bonus depends on the wager placed and what’s happening in the game. If the team you’ve bet on is winning, you can lock in some of your potential winnings. If the team you’ve bet on is losing, you’ll be able to get some money out without losing your entire stake.
  • Bonus bet refund promos: The BetMGM refund promo allows users to earn refunded bets if one leg of a given parlay wager loses. For example, if one leg of your six-leg parlay doesn’t hit, you’ll receive a refund of the amount wagered in the form of bonus bets.
  • Parlay booster tokens: BetMGM’s parlay booster tokens are oftentimes exclusive to big-time sporting events, like the Super Bowl, NCAA March Madness, etc. However, they will occasionally offer this promo for any parlay a user puts together. After creating a parlay of at least three legs, users can apply the booster token to it to boost the odds by 10 percent.

Where to find the newest BetMGM sportsbook Kentucky promotions

Now that BetMGM has launched its sportsbook in Kentucky, you’ll be able to find the latest BetMGM promotions by routinely visiting this page. Or, you can go to the BetMGM Kentucky official website and head to their “Promotions” section, where you’ll find every single promo and bonus BetMGM is currently offering.

When will the BetMGM promo be credited to my account?

According to the terms and conditions of BetMGM’s welcome offer, the bonus bets should be credited to a user’s account within 24 hours of the qualifying bet getting settled.

Important terms and conditions for the BetMGM bonus in other states

In order to ensure you’ve claimed the BetMGM welcome bonus, it’s imperative to have some general knowledge of the terms and conditions associated with it.

Here’s a quick look at everything you need to be aware of when using BetMGM’s welcome promotion.

  • Eligibility: Only new users are eligible for BetMGM’s welcome offer. You will be able to claim it as soon as you’ve created an account.
  • Expiration date: Once users receive their bonus bets, they’ll have seven days to use them. After those seven days, they’ll be wiped from the account if they haven’t been used.
  • Wagering requirements: BetMGM requires their new users to deposit at least $10 into their accounts to qualify for their welcome bonus. As long as your first bet is at least $10, it’ll qualify for the welcome promotion.
  • Minimum odds: There are no minimum odds attached to BetMGM’s welcome bonus.
  • Restrictions: BetMGM places very few restrictions on what types of bets users can wager on when utilizing their welcome offer. Whether it’s a straight bet or a parlay, it’ll be eligible for the welcome bonus.
    Bonus amount: Through BetMGM’s welcome offer, users can earn up to $1,500 in bonus funds.

What to do if the BetMGM Kentucky bonus is not working

There are a few steps users can take if they’re having trouble figuring out how the welcome bonus works. First, be sure to go over all the terms and conditions we outlined above. If you’ve already done that and are still having issues, refer to BetMGM’s FAQ section, or head to their contact form for further assistance.

Best sports teams in KY you will be able to bet on using BetMGM

There’s no shortage of betting markets when it comes to BetMGM Sportsbook. With over 20 sports to bet on, KY users will essentially have their pick of the litter when placing wagers.

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

  • Football: Although there are no NFL teams housed in Kentucky, there’s still a large contingent of Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals fans, given that Ohio is just north of KY. In the collegiate ranks, most of the action will likely involve the Louisville Cardinals or Kentucky Wildcats.
  • Basketball: Like the NFL, Kentucky does not have any NBA teams. However, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans are scattered across the state. NCAA men’s basketball holds the majority of Kentucky’s fandom, though, with the Kentucky Wildcats being a championship contender year in and year out.
  • Baseball: Once again, there are no MLB teams found within Kentucky. Most KY residents root for the Cincinnati Reds, with the city of Cincinnati sitting right on the border between KY and Ohio.
  • Hockey: The majority of Kentucky’s hockey fandom lies with their NCAA programs, like the Louisville and Kentucky men’s ice hockey squads. There are no NHL teams in the state, with the closest one being the Nashville Predators, who play in Tennessee.

Is BetMGM Sportsbook live in Kentucky?

Yes, BetMGM Sportsbook is live in Kentucky. The popular bookmaker launched its online operations in the state on September 28, 2023. BetMGM is also planning to launch a brick-and-mortar sportsbook location at Sandy's Racing & Gaming in Ashland.

The BetMGM mobile betting app in Kentucky

BetMGM’s sleek and intuitive Kentucky mobile betting app makes it one of the best in the sports betting world. They offer just one app regardless of state, so KY users won’t have to worry about finding the specific BetMGM app for their state.

The BetMGM mobile app is free to download on iOS and Android devices. In the App Store, BetMGM Sportsbook has an impressive 4.8 out of 5 rating from reviewers. Their marks in the Google Play Store aren’t as high, but BetMGM still holds a respectable 3.7 out of 5 rating.

How to download the BetMGM app on iOS

  1. First things first, open up the App Store on your Apple device. In the search area, type in “BetMGM Sportsbook.” It should be the first app that appears in your search.
  2. Next, hit the “Get” button next to the app logo. Then, press “Install” and wait a few moments while the BetMGM app downloads onto your device.
  3. Once the betting application has been downloaded, open it up, log in with your BetMGM username and password, and be sure to allow the app to track your location while using it. This is how BetMGM can verify you are located within a state where they have licensing.

How to download the BetMGM app on Android

  1. Open up the Google Play Store and in the search area, type in “BetMGM Sportsbook.”
  2. Once the app pops up in your search, hit the “Install” button and wait for the application to download onto your Android.
  3. After the download completes, open it up, log in with your BetMGM credentials, and turn on your location services.

Can I bet on Kentucky college sports with BetMGM Sportsbook?

Yes, bettors will be able to bet on Kentucky college sports with BetMGM Sportsbook KY.

BetMGM Kentucky expected payment options

BetMGM offers a wide variety of payment methods for users, making the deposit/withdrawal process swift and easy. We expect most, if not all, of these options to be available for KY bettors as well.

Deposit methods include:

  • Debit card
  • PayPal
  • Online banking
  • MGM Rewards Mastercard
  • VIP preferred
  • PayNearMe
  • Bank wire transfer
  • BetMGM Play+
  • GAMEON card

Withdrawal methods include:

  • Debit card
  • PayPal
  • Online banking
  • MGM Rewards Mastercard
  • VIP preferred
  • PayNearMe
  • Bank wire transfer
  • BetMGM Play+
  • GAMEON card

Customer support of BetMGM Sportsbook KY

BetMGM has several different points of contact if you’re looking to resolve an issue. Their FAQ section does a nice job of answering most minor questions as well.

Here are all the ways you can contact BetMGM should you run into a problem.

  • Live Chat available 24/7
  • Email available directly through the customer service page
  • Phone number for Kentucky: N/A
  • Twitter: @BetMGMSupport


How safe is it to bet on BetMGM in Kentucky?

As one of the largest sportsbooks in the country, BetMGM is also one of the most trusted and reliable. They’re licensed in more than 20 states and follow the gambling regulations laid out by each jurisdiction.

How old do you have to be to bet on BetMGM in Kentucky?

By law, players must be at least 18 years old in Kentucky to place sports bets. However, BetMGM requires users to be at least 21 years old when using their product.

Where can I find the best bonuses on BetMGM in KY?

You can find the latest and best promotions offered by BetMGM Sportsbook Kentucky by routinely visiting this page.

What is the minimum deposit at BetMGM in Kentucky?

BetMGM requires any deposit to be at least $10, with a maximum of $4,500.

Will BetMGM in KY charge withdrawal fees?

BetMGM does not apply a withdrawal fee in states where they’re operational, so we doubt they’ll do it to KY users.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry