Michigan Sports Betting: MI Sportsbook Sites, Apps & Promos
Sports betting was approved by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer in December, 2019. Sports betting launched in March, 2020, and is now legal at many retail casinos in the state, with online sports betting set to launch sometime in 2021.
Best Michigan Online Sportsbook Websites 2020
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Joining an MI Online Sportsbook
Follow these simple steps and you can setup your own account in less than 5 minutes!
- Choose an online sportsbook from our recommended list above.
- Click on the ‘Bet Now’ button and that will take straight to the sportsbook.
- Complete the registration form or click ‘Join Now’ on the page you land on to register.
- Have the last 4 numbers of your SSN to hand. You will need it.
- Verify your account by Email or Text.
- Login and begin!
Putting Money in to Your Account
You will be prompted to deposit after you register so then is a good time to do it. Especially as you are given a welcome bonus to do so. Your easiest option to deposit money is via your Visa card. Like any other online purchase, that’s how you would do it for your online betting account.
Not all major banks are accepting gambling transactions yet. Some have been slow to react to new state guidelines so don’t be surprised if your deposit is declined. If this happens you can consider depositing via one of these methods; Paypal, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, Pre-Paid cards and PayNearMe.
Withdrawing your winnings
It is standard practice for a sportsbook to send your money back to the same method in which you made your deposit. To make a withdrawal you can request this at a click of a button when logged in. Each payment method has a different timescale for you to receive your money. Typically you will wait 2-4 working days but with Skrill and Neteller it can be within 24 hours.
Michigan Sports Betting Laws and Background
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is online sports betting legal in Michigan?
Yes. A bill legalizing sports betting in Michigan was signed into late in December, 2019. However, online sports betting rules are still being finalized, likely delaying the launch until 2021.
What are the eligibility requirements to bet in Michigan?
Anyone 21 years of age or older can place a sports bet in the state of Michigan. Until online betting is launched, bettors need to bet in-person at a retail casino but do not need to be a current resident of Michigan.
What types of sports bets are available in Michigan?
Sports bets offered by sportsbooks in Michigan include spread, over/under, money line, futures, player props, in-play, parlays, teasers, and pleasers.
Sports offered by sportsbooks in Michigan include but are not limited to NBA, college basketball, NFL, college football, CFL, MLB, NHL, MMA, PGA, tennis, boxing, soccer, cricket, cycling, darts, rugby, motorsports, and esports.
Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Michigan?
No. Sportsbooks must be licensed in Michigan. All commercial and tribal casinos in Michigan are able to apply for a sports betting license.
Michigan Online Sports Betting Apps
Online sports betting apps could be available in Michigan as early as May 1, 2020. These are the possible apps that also operate in other US states.
DraftKings Sportsbook was launched following the DraftKings daily fantasy sports site’s success. Bettors in states where DraftKings Sportsbook online betting is available are able to bet on the DraftKings Sportsbook website.
FanDuel Sportsbook is owned by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair and became an official daily fantasy sports and sports betting partner of the National Hockey League in 2018. The FanDuel Sportsbook website has more info about odds and how to bet.
Owned by Caesars Entertainment, the Caesars Casino & Sports app is available in the iTunes App Store, as well as at CaesarsCasino.com for Android users. The app is also integrated with Caesars Total Rewards loyalty program.
William Hill Sportsbook
Bettors located where William Hill sportsbook is available can also bet using the William Hill app. Bets can also be placed at WilliamHill.com. William Hill is a bookmaker based in London, England with 16,000 employees, as of 2019.
888Sport.com offers sports betting for bettors in several legal US states. Parent company 888 Holdings is based in Gibraltar and was founded in 2008.
Formerly known as BetStars, the sportsbook was rebranded as FOXBet after FOX’s partial acquisition of the company. Sports FOXBet website or using the FOXBet mobile app.
PointsBet is an Australia-based company with a unique take on betting, offering variable “PointsBetting” based on how much your bets wins by. The company also offers more traditional sports bets. Bettors located in states where PointsBet is available are able to bet at PointsBet.com.
SugarHouse Sportsbook is owned by Rush Street Gaming, located in Des Plaines, Illinois. The online sportsbook is available at PlaySugarhouse.com or by downloading the SugarHouse app.
MGM Resorts International has held official sports betting partnerships with the NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS. MGM offers sports betting via BetMGM.com and their mobile apps.
Bet365 launched online sports betting in New Jersey in 2019. Users in legal states can bet online at the Bet365 Sportsbook website.
BetAmerica is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated, and bettors located in states where the company operates online are able to bet at BetAmerica.com.
Casinos in Michigan
Michigan has more than 20 casinos located all around the state. Here’s a listing of the casinos available as of April, 2020.
Bay Mills Resort & Casino
Located in Brimley, Bay Mills offers 700 slot games as well as a 143 room hotel and 18 hole golf course.
Dancing Eagles Resort
Based in Watersmeet, Dancing Eagles has a 25,000 gambling facility with 500 slots, bingo, and table games. The resort also offers 132 hotel rooms.
Firekeepers Casino and Hotel
Located in Firecreek off Highway 94, Firekeepers Casino has more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space. The casino hotel opened in 2009 and is owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi.
Four Winds Dowagiac
Four Winds Dowagiac is one of three Four Winds casinos owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The casino has 12,000 square feet of gaming space with 404 slot machines and opened in 2013.
Four Winds Hartford
Four Winds Hartford opened in 2011 with 52,000 square feet of casino space. Owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the casino has 550 slot machines.
Four Winds New Buffalo
Located in New Buffalo Township, Four Winds New Buffalo opened in 2007. The gaming floor is 130,000 square feet and 3,000 slot machines.
Greektown Casino – Hotel
Greektown Casino opened in Detroit in 2000, and has gone through multiple changes in ownership since that time. As of 2019, the casino was owned by Vici Properties and Penn National Gaming. The facility features 100,000 square feet of gaming space and 400 hotel rooms.
Gun Lake Casino
Located in Wayland, Gun Lake Casino is operated by the Gun Lake Tribe and is working on a casino expansion that will open a 76,000 square foot gaming space. The casino will also offering sports betting at the “Stage 131 Sportsbook and Lounge” inside the casino.
Island Resort & Casino
Island Resort and Casino is located in Harris Township, and owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community. In addition to the casino, the resort also includes four restaurants and an 18-hole golf course.
Kewadin Casino – Christmas
Kewadin Casino – Christmas opened in 1994 and featured 245 slot machines. The casino is owned by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Kewadin Casino – Hessel
Kewadin Casino – Hessel has 131 slot machines and 6,400 square feet of gaming space. The casino also opened in 1994.
Kewadin Casino, Hotel and Convention City
Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Kewadin Casino, Hotel and Convention Center opened in 1985 and has undergone multiple expansions since that time.
Kewadin Casino – Manistique
Kewadin Casino – Manistique opened in 1994 and has nearly 10,000 square feet of gaming space. The casino also features 270 gaming machines.
Kewadin Shores Casino & Hotel – St. Ignace
Kewadin Shores Casino & Hotel opened in 1987 and now has an 81-room hotel, 25,000 square feet of casino space, and 700 gaming machines.
Kings Club Casino
Located in Brimley, Kings Club Casino is owned and operated by the Bay Mills Indian Community and opened in 1984. The land-based casino has 7,500 square feet of gaming space.
Leelanau Sands Casino
Based in Peshawbestown, Leelanau Sands Casino is owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. The casino is also set to open a William Hill Sportsbook, in addition to its 350 slot machines and bingo hall.
Little River Casino Resort
Located in Manistee, Little River Casino Resort has 1,400 slot machines and 44,000 square feet of gaming space. The casino opened its doors in 1999.
MGM Grand Detroit
MGM Grand Detroit is located downtown and opened in 1999. It has 100,000 square feet of gaming space and over 400 hotel rooms. The facility also has a 1,200 square foot conference and performance venue.
MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel opened in 1999 with 100,000 square feet of gaming space, 2,800 slot machines, and 400 hotel rooms.The facility also has a 2,400 seat theater and a FanDuel Sportsbook
Northern Waters Casino Resort
Located in Watersmeet, Northern Waters Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The casino opened in 1996 and has 25,000 square feet of gaming space.
Odawa Casino is located in Petoskey and opened in 2007. The casino is owned by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and has 50,000 square feet of gaming space.
Ojibwa Casino Resort – Baraga
Ojibwa Casino Resort – Baraga offers 300 gaming machines in its 17,000 square feet of gaming space.
Ojibwa Casino – Marquette
Ojibwa Casino – Marquette expanded in 2019 with 500 gaming machines. The venue also features a 1,200 seat amphitheater, as well as a convention space.
Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
Owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, Saganing Eagles Landing Casino opened in Standish in 2007. The casino has 32,000 square feet of gaming space.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Located in Mount Pleasant, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort opened in 1998 and has a massive 200,000 square foot gaming space, concert hall, and outdoor arena. The casino is owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation.
Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel
Located in Williamsburg, Turtle Creek opened in 2008 and has 56,000 square feet of gaming space along with 4,500 square feet of meeting space. The casino is owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and was set to open a William Hill Sportsbook in fall of 2020.
Other Michigan Gaming Options
Horse racing has been legal in Michigan since 1933, but as of 2020, the state has only one racetrack
Northville Downs Race Track
Located in the suburbs of Detroit, Northville Downs is a standardbred horse racing track that opened in 1944.
Michigan Online Casino
The Lawful Internet Gaming Act allows for Michigan’s casino properties to apply for licensing to offer online casino sites. There is no definitive date for when online casino games will launch.
Michigan Online Poker
Online poker is now legal in Michigan, but it’s not expected to launch until 2021.
The Michigan Lottery launched in 1972 and is available within the state of Michigan to those participants who are 18 years or older. More information is available at the Michigan Lottery website.
Michigan Fantasy Sports
Both season-long and daily fantasy sports are legal within the state of Michigan. While House Bill 4311 made daily fantasy sports legal in the state, DFS companies were already operating in Michigan when the law was passed.