has been a long wait for Michigan sports bettors. Online sports betting is live: BetMGM, William Hill, Fanduel, Draftkings and other mobile apps are up and running. Promotions for the new customers and signup promo codes are listed below. MICHIGAN 21+.
Friday, just in time for the NFL Conference Championship games, Super Bowl LV, and plenty of other events in the spring (March Madness 2021), online sports betting is finally going live in the Wolverine State.
This day has been in the works since Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the bill in December of 2019, and since in-person betting went live in March of 2020, just before the pandemic shut down everything.
That is all in the past, and nine betting sites will go live Friday in Michigan (we recommend BetMGM & William Hill to try first). As someone who has seen the record numbers in New Jersey month after month, here is some advice on how to find the best deposit bonuses, how to maximize those bonuses to give you the best head start, and what to look for when you are betting with five of the new sports books in the state.
Online Sports Betting Bonus for Michigan
The King of Sports Books BetMGM MI gives new customers a big boost right from the tip. BetMGM is offering Michigan bettors a $200 bonus if they sign up before Friday, with $100 each in the sports book and in the casino. You can also get up to a $500 risk-free first bet, so that you can maximize your winnings. With the NFC Championship game set for Sunday in frigid Green Bay, you can get the Packers -3 at -125 odds, giving you a decent return if Aaron Rodgers can beat Tom Brady.
William Hill (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians)
When first-time customers to William Hill place their initial wager, it’s a no-risk proposition. Those who lose their first bet at William Hill Michigan sportsbook can earn a free bet of equal value to the losing wager up to a maximum amount of $500. The free bet must be used by the player within seven calendar days from the date it is awarded or that free bet will expire.
This online betting site in Michigan has the biggest bonus of them all: up to $1,000 if you deposit $5,000 (20 percent of your deposit added bonus. Plus, if you sign up before the site goes live, DraftKings will add on an extra $200 in free bets to your account. You can do some serious damage with that kind of extra cash.
Maybe you can take a shot on Conor McGregor to win in the first round at UFC 257, which would see odds of +195. That would be a nice little hit on your first weekend wagering.
This new to Michigan online sportsbook Fanduel has some of the best promotions and bet boosts on offer each day, but also Fanduel Michigan giving new customers a huge incentive to open an account before Friday’s launch. You can get up to $50 each for the sports book and the casino, plus you get up to a $1,000 risk-free wager promotion.
With that kind of money, you can take a shot on a plus-money bet. Maybe a two-team parlay on Bayern Munich -1 (-170) and Brighton money line (-260), which pays +120. Your $1,000 bet would return $2,200.
Are you looking to maximize your risk-free wager when you sign up for an account? WynnBET Michigan sports betting service gives you up to a $500 risk-free bet, which can end up as a serious boost to your winnings if you play it correctly.
What I have been trying to do is to find a NCAA College Basketball game with point spread odds between -14 and -18, and then finding a bigger point spread at plus-money. For instance, Illinois was a -10 (-110) favorite against Penn State Tuesday night, but -12 was +140. For the extra two points, a $500 bet would return you $1200 (your $500 plus $700) instead of $954.55 (your $500 plus $454.55).
Michigan Current Betting Promotions
- BetMGM MI Sportsbook: 500 Free Bet Bonus
- Fanduel: $1,000 risk-free wager
- Draftkings Sports: $1,500
- William Hill: (code WHGAMBLERRF, Michigan, $500 signup promo)
- WynnBet App: $500 risk-free bet
Here is a list of all nine online apps going live in Michigan, with the physical casino or entity they represent.
- FanDuel (MotorCity Casino)
- BetMGM/Roar Digital (MGM Grand Detroit)
- DraftKings (Bay Mills Indian Community)
- Golden Nugget Online Gaming (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community)
- Penn Sports Interactive/ Barstool Sportsbook (Greektown Casino)
- Rush Street (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians)
- William Hill (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians)
- TwinSpires (Hannahville Indian Community)
- Wynn (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians)