Michigan launched legal sports betting on March 11th, 2020. The state currently offers just in-person wagering, although online sports betting sites are expected to be legalized early in 2021.
We shall expect several brands entering lucrative Michigan online gambling market, such as bet365, William Hill, betMGM, Caesars, Betrivers online sportsbook (and casino), FoxBet as well as other smaller companies like Pointsbet, Unibet.
There was $105,548 in revenue generated in five days of sports betting prior to the March 16th order to close all casinos due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Michigan will also allow online casino sites to offer their services to the customers 21+. Get ready!
While mobile sports betting is also legal in Michigan, state officials are still ironing out rules and regulations about how it will operate. It’s expected to be up and operational sometime early in 2021.
Michigan Sports Betting Sites
All mentioned above sports betting sites are expected to launch their online platforms in Michigan in 2021. They are not available yet. AmericanGambler.com will udpate you on all possible promotions, bonus codes and free bets once these betting sites are up and running in Michigan.
Michigan Sports Betting Venues & Casino Locations
Michigan has three commercial casinos located in the Detroit area and 24 tribal casinos throughout the state. Outside of the Detroit-area casinos, future sites include:
- PointsBet Sportsbook at Northern Waters Casino Resort in Watersmeet,
- FOX Bet Sportsbook at Odawa Casino in Petoskey
- William Hill sportsbooks at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in Williamsburg and the Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge in Grand Traverse Bay.
FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, and Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant are also proceeding with plans to open sportsbooks.
Motor City Sportsbook (Fanduel) in Michigan
On the eve of the state of Michigan’s launching of legal sports betting on March 11, 2020, Detroit’s Motor City Casino finalized a partnership deal with FanDuel to offer sports wagering through their facility.
The agreement is for a FanDuel-branded retail sportsbook on site, as well as for FanDuel to provide online and mobile sports wagering through the Motor City Casino.
WELCOME TO THE PARLAY! Our new sportsbook is opening tomorrow, March 12 at 10am, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with FanDuel! The FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino will bring you the best sports betting experience in town! – https://t.co/PZK87x3Xvb pic.twitter.com/nniM4Tzi06— MotorCity Casino (@MotorCityCasino) March 11, 2020
The FanDuel sportsbook will be a two-story structure that will feature six betting windows, 67 high-definition televisions, one ticker, a VIP area and 44 betting kiosks from IGT.
Detroit is a town known for its love of sports and one that likes to gamble. The Motor City rates as the No. 6 casino gambling market in the USA. The Ilitch family, who own MLB’s Detroit Tigers and the NHL Detroit Red Wings also are owners of Motor City Casino.
Michigan is among five states to be home to a sportsbook operated under the FanDuel brand. FanDuel launched May 1st in Colorado, where online betting is already operational. Michigan bettors can probably count on many similar offers coming their way to what’s on tap for Colorado bettors.
In Colorado, the FanDuel Sportsbook is available for download via iOS and Android for residents and visitors. They’re also offering a daily free to play game called The ANYTHINGBOOK, where customers can test their sports and pop culture knowledge for the opportunity to win daily cash prizes. Each day, a new question is posted and correct answers are rewarded with $5 in site credit.
FanDuel was the first sportsbook in the USA to offer live streaming of sporting events inside a betting app, as well as the first to offer Single Game Parlays. That gives players the ability to build a parlay utilizing betting markets from the same game.
At FanDuel, they also offer a $500 risk free bet as a welcome bonus to new customers. Place your first real money wager of any type using your sportsbook account. If the bet is a winner, good for you. If not, then FanDuel will refund the lost wager up to a maximum of $500 to your account within 72 hours.
By the way, you can also bet on horse races in Michigan. Check these racing apps.