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What is the BetMGM Kentucky promo?

The BetMGM Kentucky sportsbook promo is a $1,500 second chance bet. Sign up with BetMGM, make a deposit, and place your first wager on any game. If the bet loses, you'll receive your stake back in Bonus Bets, up to $1,500. Example: Visit betmgm.com, sign up, and deposit at least $10. Place your first wager. If it loses, get up to $1,500 back in Bonus Bets. Your Bonus Bets become available once the initial wager is settled.

BetMGM KY Bonus

Sign-up bonus: Second Chance Bet Up To $1500
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: April 2024

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 launched 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.

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. Visit the official BetMGM Sportsbook Kentucky website by using the 'GET BONUS' button.
  2. Sign up for a new account on the BetMGM Sportsbook platform.
  3. Make a deposit of at least $10 into your BetMGM Sportsbook account.
  4. Place your first wager on any game.
  5. If your first bet loses, receive up to $1,500 back in Bonus Bets.
  6. Your Bonus Bets will be available once your initial wager is settled, if the bet loses.

Advantages of the BetMGM Kentucky bonus

The advantages of the current BetMGM Kentucky sportsbook bonus include a generous "First Bet Offer" of up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets for new users, which significantly mitigates the risk of their first wager. Participants only need to sign up, make a minimum deposit of $10, and place their first wager on any game. 

If this initial bet loses, BetMGM offers a second chance by matching the stake with Bonus Bets, up to a $1,500 limit, thus providing a substantial safety net for newcomers. The process is straightforward, requiring a visit to their site, sign-up, deposit, and bet placement. 

This bonus is especially appealing to those new to sports betting, offering a low-risk opportunity to explore BetMGM's extensive betting options. Additionally, the structure of receiving the Bonus Bets—either as a single bet for smaller losses or split into five equal parts for larger stakes—ensures flexibility in how the bonus can be utilized, enhancing its appeal and accessibility to a wide range of bettors.

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?

The BetMGM promo is credited to your account once your initial wager is settled. After signing up, making a minimum deposit of $10, and placing your first bet, if that bet loses, you'll receive your stake back in Bonus Bets up to $1,500. These Bonus Bets become available after the settlement of your losing bet. 

The process is designed to be smooth, but if you notice a delay in receiving your Bonus Bets, it's essential to reach out to BetMGM customer support for assistance. Ensure to check that your wager meets all the qualifying conditions, as any deviation could affect the promo's credit to your account.

Important conditions for the BetMGM KY promo

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.

  • You must place a deposit and your first bet of at least $10 to qualify.
  • If your first bet loses, you'll get back up to $1,500 in the form of Bonus Bets.
  • To participate, create a new BetMGM Sportsbook account during the promo period from March 15, 2024, to December 31, 2024.
  • This promotion is open only to new users who are at least 21 years old and located in Kentucky.
  • The offer must be claimed by visiting BetMGM's website or app, signing up, depositing at least $10, and placing your first real money bet.
  • Only the first $1,500 of your first bet is eligible for the Bonus Bets refund if the bet loses.
  • Your qualifying bet cannot be placed using other bonus funds or promotional tokens; such bets will not count.
  • If your qualifying bet loses, the refund will be in Bonus Bets, with the total amount divided differently based on the initial bet size. Bets over $50 get five Bonus Bets in equal portions of the total qualifying bet amount, up to $1,500. Bets under $50 get a single Bonus Bet equal to the qualifying bet.

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.

Other bonuses that BetMGM Sportsbook KY sometimes offers

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.

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

BetMGM Kentucky Sports

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.

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