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Sports Betting in Detroit, MI

Author: AmericanGambler1234 | Last Updated: September 11, 2019

It is now legal to bet on sports in Michigan. Detroit casinos in 2020 will partner with online betting providers.

Where can you place bets now in Detroit?

This is our quick Detroit (MI) online sports betting options overview. Check the gambling sites, legal sportsbooks, mobile apps.  Learn about best Detroit casinos (MGM Grand Detroit Casino and Sportsbook, GreekTown Casino, MotorCity Casino), live horse racing venue and race track at Great Lakes Downs Thoroughbred Race Cours, sports betting destinations here. All these gambling locations offer promotions and bonus offers (without a code).

You can also check info about Michigan Casino & Poker Rentals, a casino service event provider.  

Detroit Sports Betting Guide

When it comes to gambling in Detroit, a combination of Native Tribes and a Canadian casino have shaped the gambling laws here.

In the 1980s the tribes began offering high-stakes bingo games and today control more than 19 casinos in the region. After the 1996 Michigan gambling referendum it was in fact the Windsor casino on Canadian soil directly over the river from Detroit that kick-started the regulation boom.

A lot of money was leaking over to this popular resort, and Michigan duly responded by creating a framework in which some big casino resorts would be built on their side of the river in Detroit.

However, whilst industry was booming, gambling was on the relatively quiet side in Boston. Horse racing was really the only popular gambling pastime through the ever-popular medium of pari-mutuel pooled bets. In 1972 both charity gambling and a lottery joined it.

Harsh penalties for those gambling illegally in this State are nicely balanced with a range of types of gaming and venues to enjoy it in. The tribes have driven the gambling progress in Michigan for many years, and as we enter the era of regulation of online gambling, let us hope that they nudge the State in that direction too.

Big changes are afoot, though, for Detroit’s sports betting legislation. During the State Legislature's 2018 lame-duck session, Michigan lawmakers passed HB 4926, which brings Boston closer to legalizing sports gambling.

The bill authorizes online wagers on any amateur or professional sporting event but not in-person betting. It is expected that it will take at least one year for the newly establish the Division of Internet Gaming within Michigan's Gaming Control Board.

Under the bill, the Gaming Control Board would be responsible for issuing internet gaming licenses. This would allow casinos to receive wagers online, including sports wagers, if the Gaming Control Board does indeed legalize sports betting.

Detroit might actually be the first state to legalize sports betting in the US, with its casinos seeing the full potential.

Check online sports betting legal status in all US states.