The sports betting industry in the state of Ohio started off strong when it launched January 1, 2023. One of the more understated, local names to launch in the Buckeye State since its sports betting inception is MVGBet, the online sports betting brand created by Delaware North and Miami Valley Gaming and operated by GAMEWISE. Delaware North and GAMEWISE have worked together before bringing us the recognizable and highly successful legal sports betting company, Betly, which currently operates in a number of U.S. legal sports betting jurisdictions – but not in Ohio.
The Betly/MVGBet relationship and the fact that its parent companies Delaware North and Miami Valley Gaming have such strong ties in the Northeast makes MGVBet an intriguing name to watch in the Ohio market. Our MVGBet Sportsbook review is here to take a deeper dive into one of the new Ohio sports wagering names and give you a sense of the overall functionality and appeal of the online sports betting brand.
So, let’s take a peek into just what the MVGBet Sportsbook offers to bettors in the robust Ohio market. We will take a brief peek into the brand’s history and their Welcome Bonuses and other promotions. Our MVGBet Sportsbook review will also cover the company’s banking and security options, the overall look and feel of the online betting app, what sports they cover, the betting markets available and finally, the company’s customer service focus.
MVGBet is a relatively small sportsbook in comparison to much of the competition it faces in the Ohio betting market. But our MVGBet reviewer was happy to see that the sportsbook takes the acquisition of new clients seriously and has rolled out a respectable and competitive Ohio welcome bonus. No MVGBet Sportsbook promo code is required.
|MVGBet Sportsbook Promo Code||Coming Soon|
|MVGBet Bonus Offer||$250 Instant Repay First Bet|
|MVG Sportsbook T&C||New customers only. 21+. Must be present within the state of Ohio to place a legal wager|
MVGBet is offering a “$250 Instant Repay First Bet” promotion to newcomers on their sports betting platform. Those who sign up for a new MVGBet Ohio account will be granted the opportunity to essentially place their first bet worry-free. New users 21 years and older are eligible for “$250 Instant Repay First Bet”, meaning that any first-bet losses will be refunded, up to $250 in bonus bets.
It is a one-time offer, and first wagers must be placed with -250 odds or greater.
In comparison to other sportsbook promotions that are offered in the state of Ohio, MVGBet’s offer is OK. It’s not the best we’ve seen, but it’s far from the worst.
MVGBet bonus bets will expire in 7 days, and the original stake will not be recouped in the event of a successful wager. Remember, you don’t need a MVGBet bonus code to qualify for the offer.
Like most competing sportsbooks in the U.S. market, MVGBet has managed to streamline their registration process so it takes only a few minutes to sign up and get started doing what bettors are there to do – wager on sporting events. Our MGVBet review found that the registration process mirrors that of the Betly app, which we previously lauded for the ease of which we were able to sign up and sign in.
To register for the MVGBet experience, simply follow these steps:
Our MVGBet Sportsbook reviewer was disappointed by the lack of ongoing promotions offered. Other sportsbooks in the market have a much more expansive list of perks for their existing customers. At the time of writing this MVGBet review, there was just one Limited Time offer, corresponding with one of the Major Golf tournaments in the U.S. and just one Odds Boost Bonus for their existing clientele to take advantage of on the day.
We are willing to give MVGBet a pass as a relatively new sports betting option with the hope that Miami Valley Gaming is able to further incentivize its current users in order to keep them engaged in what is and will continue to be a very competitive legal Ohio sports betting market.
MVGBet has made their site very accessible to bettors in the Ohio market, which is a must, considering the rash of high-end providers it is up against there. MVGBet is available for play on any desktop and laptop computer and there is also a dedicated app for both iOS and Android devices through the App Store and Google Play.
For what it is worth, the App Store, which makes the MVGBet app available for iOS users gives the betting brand a 3.5/5 rating. Google Play that makes download easy for Android users has it at 3.1/5.
Our MVGBet review found only a few banking options that are available to customers of the Ohio brand. When compared to the competition the sportsbook faces in the competitive Ohio market, the deposit/withdrawal options are a tad underwhelming. There is no direct credit card or E-wallet options – all of which are mainstays of some of the top-tier sportsbooks in Ohio but are conspicuously absent with the MVGBet brand. Any online banking has to be done through a third-party vendor.
Current available methods include:
There is good and bad news in our MVGBet Sportsbook review with regard to its overall look and feel. The good news is that the combination of Delaware North, Miami Valley Gaming and GAMEWISE has delivered a rather seamless sports betting product, with a user-friendly, unassuming focus. The software is responsive, it is simple and, in our testing, it was a glitch-free product that left us impressed overall. There weren’t, however, a ton of glitz and glamor, bells and whistles during our stay in the MVGBet Ohio online sportsbook.
Populating bet slips is easy and site navigation is quick and simple – a definite strength of the MVGBet brand.
The bad news for Ohio bettors is that MVGBet falls flat in its visual appeal. The red, black, and white interface is rather bland and wasn’t able to engage us with its sheer WOW factor. For those who have contempt for the “glitz and glam” that many sportsbooks rely on, MVGBet may be for you! For those that prefer a little “flash,” MGVBet leaves a little to be desired.
We wish that some more time was taken to develop a “WOW” experience when developing their interface. While “OK,” the overall visual experience from our MVGBet Sportsbook review didn’t exactly stand out as a hallmark of the betting brand.
As previously mentioned, MVGBet is basically a mirror of the Betly Sportsbook, which in this case means that their menu of sports is somewhat limited in comparison to some of the competition they face in the Ohio market. That said, most, if not all sports that Ohioans would be interested in betting on are a part of their sports betting menu.
Our MGVBet Sportsbook review found a sports list that includes all of North America’s pro sports leagues, as including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAAF, and NCAAB. The MVGBet menu of sports include:
So, while respectable, MGVBet could certainly stand to expand their list of sports betting options in order to maintain a level playing field with their competition. But, for the average Ohio bettor, the list is more-than-satisfactory and should suit the needs of 99% of the betting public in that state. All of North America’s pro sports are covered and there is a decent focus on beloved college sports action for MVGBet customers to consider.
As far as the bet types, we found that the sheer volume of bet-types available with the Ohio sports betting brand to be satisfactory. Like almost everything else on the MVGBet app, bet types and markets mirror that of Betly Sportsbook in other states, which is a good thing. One of Betly’s strength is its focus on wagering opportunities.
Some bet types are a tad difficult to find on the MVGBet app – an aspect of the product that could and should be cleaned up in order to keep up with the immense competition they are facing in the robust Ohio market.
Although it took a bit more digging than our MVGBet review would have liked, we did find a pretty complete set of bet-types available including pre-game and in-game opportunities. They include:
MVGBet has wisely provided its users in Ohio a good list of betting options to consider. As far as our In our assessment, the number of bet types is one fo MVGBet’s strongest assets. Getting the full scope of the MVGBet bet type menu wasn’t as easy as it should have been, but once there, our review was satisfied with the volume of betting opportunities available.
Now that we have discussed the MVGBet Banking options, it may be a good time in our MVGBet Sportsbook review to talk about just how safe your personal and banking information is with the wagering provider.
Parent companies Delaware North and Miami Valley Gaming have been around for a while… with no notable issues concerning their abilities to maintain air-tight security. The company employs the best 256-bit encryption technology – the same tech suite that has become standard in the broader U.S. legal sports betting industry. It is basically the same safety and security suite that recognizable sportsbook Betly employs… and Betly since their arrival has reported NO penetration of their security apparatus.
MVGBet smartly adopted a strong Customer Service focus right out of the gate in the Ohio market. We were pleased to see all of the necessary opportunities for customers to have questions/queries answered as part of their service menu.
But while presenting a host of options, answering those questions was another story. It took our MVGBet Sportsbook review over a week to have questions answered. The Live Chat option seemed to deliver the same generic response with little clarity, until an email was sent 8 days later with the answers to our queries. That said, having a “Live Chat” option is great – but we’ll be crossing our fingers that they get a little more knowledgable as time goes on.
Overall, the MVGBet Customer Service focus looks decent on its face. We would like to see better execution however, and a streamlining of just how the company is able to correspond with customers with questions, or legitimate concerns.
As mentioned, MVGBet is the latest creation from prominent Northeastern gambling and hospitality companies, Delaware North and Miami Valley Gaming. Miami Valley Gaming is best known in the market for their retail racinos scattered throughout the Eastern U.S., including one in Lebanon, Ohio.
The companies’ expansion to include a mobile sportsbook, to go along with an established retail facility seems like a logical step in an Ohio market they not only know well but also one that is slated to maintain its place as one of the elite sports betting jurisdictions in the country.
All together, Delaware North and Miami Valley Gaming have decades of experience catering to gamblers – Delaware North has been around in the Northeast for 100+ years with a strong presence in such jurisdictions as West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and now Ohio.
The cousin to the MVGBet online sports betting brand, Betly has been thriving since its inception and has become a reliable name in the expanding U.S. legal sports betting market. We remain optimistic that the MVGBet brand will be able to emulate the success of their cousin for the Ohio market that has all the makings of a Top-5 U.S. sports betting state.