Online Sportsbooks in
Michigan

The Wolverine State has now officially permitted online sports betting in the state. As of January 2021, online sportsbooks are now live!

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Online sports betting legal in Michigan

Best Online Sportsbook in Michigan 2021

PointsBet Sportsbook

Sponsors of Pistons
  • Unique points betting
  • Top customer service
  • Great welcome bonus
  • Excellent mobile product
  • No teaser bets
Welcome Offer
2x risk free bets worth $2,000
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Website: pointsbet.comFounded: 2017
Owner: PointsbetHeadquarters: New Jersey
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

BettingScanner's verdict 9/10

Pointsbet is an Australian company, that launched in the US in 2019. The sportsbook places a heavy emphasis on point spread betting, a unique form of betting where you are rewarded, or docked points, according to how wrong or right a bet was.

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Online Sports Betting Michigan

In March 2020 Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a law that made online sports betting legal in the state.

Only nine months later, the first online sportsbooks launched in the state of Michigan

There are currently 23 tribal casinos (12 of which are federally recognized) and 3 standard retail locations that can apply for an online license. Once they have a license they can partner with an external online sportsbook. MotorCity Casino, for example, has joined forces with FanDuel and Bay Mills Indian Community have signed an agreement with DraftKings.

Betting in MI - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ✅

Bet on sports online ✅

Register with a sportsbook online ✅

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ✅

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ✅

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQs online sports betting in Michigan

Here are your most commonly asked questions regarding online sports betting in Michigan.

Is sports betting legal in Michigan?

Yes, as of March 2020 it is legal to place a bet on sports at a licensed sportsbook or casino. The following sportsbooks are now live:

DraftKings Michigan

FanDuel Michigan

William Hill Michigan

BetMGM Michigan

PointsBet Michigan

Are there online sportsbooks in Michigan?

Yes. The first online sportsbooks launched in Michigan State in January 2021. They include FanDuel, DraftKings and PointsBet.

Is FanDuel legal in Michigan?

FanDuel sportsbook is now live in Michigan after it partnered with the MotorCity Casino.

You can read a full review of FanDuel here.

Is DraftKings legal in Michigan?

Draftkings is now live in Michigan after it patnered with the Bay Mills Indian Community.

You can read a full review of DraftKings here.

Best Online Sportsbooks in Michigan

FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Tried and tested brand
  • Excellent mobile betting
  • Lots of deposit options
  • Less withdrawal options
Welcome Offer
up to $1,000 risk-free bet
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Website: Founded: 2009
Owner: Flutter Entertainment (previously Paddy Power Betfair)Headquarters: New York City
Fanduel Sportsbook
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

The New York-based company began life as a daily fantasy sports provider but now can claim to be the country's most popular sportsbook. According to BettingScanner, it enjoys the second highest brand awareness rate in the US (41%).

Fanduel Sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Nevada
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • Michigan
  • Colorado
  • Virginia
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DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Easy-to-use mobile app
  • Lots of payment options
  • Wide variety of bets
  • Misleading welcome bonus
Welcome Offer
Deposit Bonus of up to $1,000
Claim Go to website
Website: Founded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.

Draftkings sportsbook is operational in the following states:

  • New Jersey
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
  • Illinois
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BetMGM Sportsbook

  • Large number of bets
  • American brand
  • Official NFL provider
  • NJ focused brand
  • The desktop site could look better
Welcome Offer
$600 risk-free bet
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Website: Founded: 1993
Owner: MGM Resorts InternationalHeadquarters: Paradise, Nevada, United States
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

PlayMGM and BetMGM are owned by MGM Resorts International. The sportsbook is branded as PlayMGM in Nevada and BetMGM in New Jersey and West Virginia.

The iconic brand's transition into the online sports betting world has been seamless. Its NJ sports betting app is one of the most highly rated in the state.

BetMGM sportsbook is operational in:

  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia
  • Nevada (PlayMGM)
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Caesars Sportsbook

  • Word-class mobile app
  • A wide selection of payment options
  • Excellent customer service
  • Outstanding welcome offer
  • No bet builder
Welcome Offer
Risk-Free Bet up to $5000
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Website: Founded: 1996
Owner: Caesars EntertainmentHeadquarters: Reno, Nevada, U.S.
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

The company began its storied and glamorous existence under the bright lights of Las Vegas launching its online sportsbook in 2018.

In 2021, Caesars Entertainment bought William Hill, a move that sent shockwaves through the sports betting world. The British bookmaker is arguably the strongest betting brand globally and boasted a burgeoning sportsbook product in the US. However, initial scepticism over how Caesars' acquisition of such a mega-brand would play out has been resolutely quashed after the merger produced a superior product that appears to have benefited both parties.

This new-look Caesars Sportsbook has catapulted the company up our rankings. Previously it had only been active in two states and appeared to be struggling to compete with other big names such as FanDuel, DraftKings, but now the sportsbook has grown significantly in size and stature.

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Barstool Sportsbook

  • Wide selection of bets
  • A trusted brand
  • Top welcome offer
  • No e-sports
  • No customer service number
Welcome Offer
$10 no deposit bonus with a $1,000 risk free bet
Claim Go to website
Website: Founded: 2003
Owner: The Chernin Group and Penn National GamingHeadquarters: New York City
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Summary

Author: Nils Edmondson Nils Edmondson

David Portnoy started Barstool Sports in 2003 in Milton, Massachusetts.

The company's initial sports blog rapidly grew in popularity and the enterprise expanded into the Barstool Media Company producing podcasts and sports sites.

Over the past eight years, driven by David Portnoy's charismatic and controversial leadership style, the brand has garnered a loyal following of mainly young male sports fans, often referred to as 'stoolies'.

On January 29 2020, the company Penn National Gaming, a Pennsylvania based casino and racetrack operator announced that it would buy a 36% stake in Barstool sports for $163.

In 2020, Barstool Sports announced that it would be launching its first online sportsbook in Pennsylvania.

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Online Sportsbooks in Michigan

The legalization of sports betting in Michigan has been complicated to say the least. The political, judicial and administrative process to get where we are today has been a long and protracted one.

However, as of January 2021 online sportsbooks are now live in the state.

Every online sportsbook will have to partner with a officially recognized tribal or commercial casinos. In total there are 15 local casinos that online sportsbooks can sign with.

Michigan Online Sportsbooks

Michigan sports teams are represented in all four major leagues; the MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL

Sports teams in Michigan

Once online sports betting is up and running in the Wolverine State, we can expect that there will be a number of sponsorships between sportsbooks and local sports teams.

With a population just shy of 10 million, the Wolverine State certainly punches above its weight when it comes to professional sports teams. Here are the professional sports teams from Michigan:

  • Detroit Tigers (MLB)
  • Detroit Lions (NFL)
  • Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
  • Detroit Pistons (NBA)

It is a nice spread of professional sports teams, which will make the state an attractive one for sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings.

Sports teams sponsored by sportsbooks
  • Detroit Tigers (MLB) → PointsBet
  • Detroit Lions (NFL) → BetMGM
  • Detroit Red Wings (NHL) → PointsBet
  • Detroit Pistons (NBA) → BetRivers

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