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Michigan Online Horse Racing Betting

Author: AmericanGambler1234 | Last Updated: May 18, 2023 | Fact Checked By: Josh Collacchi

It is legal to bet on horses online in Michigan. Not only can you play the ponies in person in Michigan, you can also wager on horse races at betting sites such as AmWager

Michigan Gaming Control Board announced that horse racing third-party facilitators now can acquire a license to offer advance deposit wagering online and via apps.

Michigan Horse Racing Betting Sites

Horse racing in Michigan is enjoying quite a resurgence as of late. You can play odds at horse races via mobile apps or on several legal in Michigan betting sites online.

Michigan Betting Racetracks

Gambling laws in Michigan allow casino gambling, a state lottery, bingo, card rooms and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing.

The state currently has an online lottery, 23 tribal casinos, three commercial casinos, and one horse racing track – Northville Downs, which offers live standardbred harness races and simulcasting of races from out of state.

Northville downs michigan by robert lowthian
Northville Downs Racetrack Michigan. Photo by Robert Lowthian

The Northville Downs track has been sold to a real estate developer, but intends to race through 2021 after which it hopes to reopen at a new facility somewhere in southeast Michigan.

The Northville Downs Track:

301 South Center Street, Northville, Michigan 48167
Phone Number: 248-349-1000

If not, the state’s long involvement with horse racing, which dates to the legalization of pari-mutuel racing in 1933, may come to a close, though some other operators have expressed interest in running a racetrack in the Wolverine State. 

AmWest Entertainment LLC (Amwager) had planned to bring thoroughbred racing to Sports Creek Raceway, a shuttered harness racing venue near Flint.

However, efforts to conduct its first meeting in 2019 faltered when it could not reach an agreement with state regulators.

Amwest Off-Track Betting Facilities include:


110 Military Road, North Sioux City, South Dakota
Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Simulcast racing begins at 11 a.m.
Phone: (605) 232-4038


300 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Phone: (855) 729-3778