Mobile sportsbook apps and retail sports betting are legal within Michigan state lines. Sportsbooks are licensed through a tribal or Detroit casino. Online casinos and online poker are also legal in Michigan through similar partnerships.
All real money Michigan online sportsbooks have a first deposit bonus. This is available through either a deposit match or a free bet. A free bet is awarded if the first bet a player makes loses. A match bet comes with a wagering requirement before it may be withdrawn.
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The most popular way to bet in Michigan is through mobile sports apps. There are more than a dozen available to players in Michigan that are at least 21 years old. Geolocation software determines whether a bettor is in the state when making a wager. If the player can be located, the bet is accepted, just like it would be at a sportsbook counter. The bet is saved in the mobile betting app so there is no ticket to keep track of during the game.
Barstool Sportsbook is located at the top of the Grand Staircase at Hollywood Casino at Greektown. Open daily from 10am until midnight, the sportsbook has 25 HDTVs and a 30-foot video wall. Bets can be placed on the Barstool Sportsbook app or one of 40 kiosks.
A restaurant and bar are located within the sportsbook. Brunch is served on weekends with bar favorites available throughout the week. Drink service is available weekdays from 11am until 2am and 9am until 2am on weekends.
MGM Grand Detroit has a BetMGM Sportsbook. Open daily from 9am until midnight, it has 6 betting windows. There are 35 kiosks available throughout the property. Bets may also be placed using the BetMGM Sportsbook app.
The sports lounge has 60 HDTVs and a video poker bar. It is open daily from 10am until 1am. The full bar serves drinks from 4pm until midnight on weekdays and 11am until midnight on weekends.
Online poker is also available through BetMGM Michigan. Cash games and tournaments are dealt.
BetRivers is partnered with Little River Casino. At the casino, three betting windows are located inside River Rock Sportsbook & Grill. The ticket windows are open Monday through Thursday from 2pm until midnight, Friday noon until midnight and weekends from 10am until midnight. A dozen kiosks are located within the sportsbook and on the gaming floor. Bets may also be placed online using the BetRivers Sportsbook real money app.
Caesars Sportsbook operates through a partnership with Turtle Creek Casino. Bets can be placed on kiosks at Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands Casino, the sportsbook at Turtle Creek or on the Caesars Sportsbook mobile app. The sportsbook at Turtle Creek Casino has lounge seating and high top tables.
Online poker is available through the related WSOP app. This is the brand related to the World Series of Poker.
DraftKings Sportsbook is licensed through Bay Mills Resort & Casino. Bets can be placed using the DraftKings Sportsbook mobile app. A DraftKings Sportsbook is coming soon to Bay Mills Resort & Casino.
Eagle Casino & Sports
Eagle Casino & Sports is operated by GAN through a partnership with Soaring Eagle Casino.
Ascend Sports Book has restaurant and bar seating inside Soaring Eagle Casino. The sportsbook has multiple large screen TVs showing sporting events. It opens at 4pm Monday through Wednesday and at 11am Thursday through Sunday. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and at 2am on weekend nights.
At Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, sports betting kiosks are available inside Creekside Lounge. The nonsmoking lounge has bar and restaurant seating. Multiple video screens air sporting events.
MotorCity Casino has a two-story FanDuel Sportsbook. Open daily from 9am until midnight, sporting events can be viewed in the VIP area or on one of 67 HDTVs. When the sportsbook is closed, tickets may be redeemed at the cage. There are 54 kiosks available to place bets 24 hours a day. The FanDuel Sportsbook app is also available.
Firekeepers iCasino & Sports
At Firekeepers, there is a sportsbook with restaurant and mezzanine seating. Branded Dacey’s Sportsbook, it is open weekdays from 11am until 11pm and weekends from 9am until midnight. Kiosks are available from 7am until 5am.
Mobile sports bets can also be placed using Firekeepers iCasino & Sports. The online casino and sportsbook is operated by NYX Digital Gaming.
Four Winds iGaming
Four Winds iGaming is operated by Pala Interactive and used at the Four Winds casinos in Michigan. There is a sportsbook at Four Winds New Buffalo. Four Winds Sportsbook opens at 11am on weekdays and 10am on weekends. Counter beds may be placed until 9pm Monday and Thursday, 7pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 11pm on Friday and midnight weekends. Sports betting kiosks are available at all Four Winds properties. They are available 24 hours a day.
FOXBet operates the sportsbook for Odawa casinos. A sportsbook is located in the Petoskey casino. The sportsbook is open Thursday from 10am until 8pm and 10am until 9pm Friday through Sunday. Odawa Casino Mackinaw and Petoskey have kiosks available during casino hours. Bets may also be placed using the FOXBet sportsbook app.
Golden Nugget Casino
Golden Nugget Casino offers sports betting through a partnership with Ojibwa casinos. Bets can be placed using the Golden Nugget Casino app.
Play Gun Lake
Play Gun Lake is operated by Parx Casino. Gun Lake Casino has a sportsbook on the property. 131 Sportsbook & Lounge is a full-service bar and lounge with video walls. It is open from noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 10am until 10pm on weekends. Sports bets may be placed on kiosks and the Play Gun Lake app 24 hours a day.
Northern Waters Casino Resort licenses PointsBet Sportsbook in Michigan. At the casino, the sportsbook has lounge, high-top and bar seating. A betting counter opens at noon on weekdays and 10am on weekends. It closes at 9pm on weekends, 7pm Tuesday and Wednesday and at 8pm Monday, Thursday and Friday. Bets can be placed using kiosks from 8am until 2am Sunday through Friday and 24 hours on Saturday.
Even though casino patrons may be 18 years of age, sports bettors must be 21 years of age or older.
Island Resort & Casino has a TwinSpires Sportsbook. Bets can be placed using the TwinSpires Sportsbook app, on a kiosk or at the Cashier cage. Fourteen kiosks can be found inside the sportsbook and outside T. McC’s Sports Bar.
WynnBet operates through a partnership with Kewadin casinos. Bets can be placed using the WynnBet mobile app or kiosks at Kewadin Casino properties.
Sports betting kiosks can be found at all five Kewadin Casino properties. Kiosk locations include Frosty’s Pub n Grub in Christmas, the bar at Hessel, Team Spirit Bar in Manistique, Rapids Lounge and Superior Bar at Sault Ste. Marie and Whitetail Sports Bar in St. Ignace.
Types of online sports bets available in Michigan
Michigan online sportsbooks offer a variety of bets. Straight bets, parlays, teasers, futures, props and in-game are all available. The sports menu is massive. It includes football, baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, auto racing, mixed martial arts, boxing, rugby and soccer.
Online sports betting in Michigan is available on professional and college games, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and NCAA. However, no prop bets are permitted on individual college player stats.
Types of Bets
There are many ways to make a sports bet. These include moneyline, point spread, parlays, teasers, props, futures, in-play and single game parlays. Here are details of each type of sportsbook wager.
One of the most common types of sports bets is the moneyline. Moneyline bets are simply betting on who is going to win the game. These bets are found with a favorite and an underdog.
Spread bets are used to even the playing field between a favorite and an underdog. In football and basketball these spreads can be found at many numbers to try and create a spread that will simulate a potential final difference.
In hockey and baseball, spreads are known as puck lines and run lines. These are usually listed at -1 ½ because these games tend to finish at a much closer score.
Over/ under or total bets are used to bet on the total amounts scored in a game. In football and basketball these are much higher numbers, while baseball and hockey are almost always in the single digit total. For example if the Lions vs Vikings game is listed at a 53 ½ total, if the final score is 28-24, the under hits.
Parlays are a way of tying multiple bets together to create a bigger payout. Parlays are made though so that every “leg” has to hit for the bet to win. A type of parlay could look like this.
- Lions +5 ½ (-108)
- Michigan -17 (-110)
- Michigan State +3 (-115)
This three leg parlay would have about +587 odds. If a leg pushes, the number of teams on the parlay drops by one. It does not cause a parlay to lose. If a two-team parlay has a push and a win, it is paid as a straight bet.
Teasers are similar to parlays in the fact that multiple bets are tied together. The difference with a teaser is that instead of going for a bigger payout, you can add points to spreads to help it cover the point spread. In football, the standard teasers are 6, 6.5 and 7 points. In basketball, it is usually 4, 4.5 and 5 points.
An example of a teaser would be if you took Lions +5 ½, Packers +1 ½ and Rams -3 ½, you could add 7 points to each to bring the Lions up to +12 ½, Packers to +8 ½ and Rams to +3 ½ for +120 odds.
If a leg in a teaser pushes, it is dropped. For example, a four-team teaser with three wins and a push is paid as a three-team win. There are some exceptions. One is an exotic 14-point football teaser. Ties lose in these.
There may also be some exotic football teaser cards at sportsbooks that have this rule. Be careful of those. The cards often move point spreads to common numbers, like 3, 4, and 7.
Futures bets are a way of predicting a major outcome over the course of a season or postseason. You can bet something like who will win the Super Bowl or MVP. It can also be the team that wins a division or conference. The less likely an outcome is, the higher the payout.
Prop bets are a way to bet on individual stats or more rare outcomes of a game. These prop bets can include the over/under on a certain quarterbacks passing yards in a game or whether or not a player will score a touchdown. It can also involve the number of wins a team has during an entire regular league season.
Same game parlays
Same game parlays have become a big thing as of late in sports betting and add the ability to wager on multiple parts of a game. You can add the outcome, over/ under and some prop bets all based around the same game. You can find risk-free or profit boosted SGP’s on these sites from time to time.
Live betting, sometimes referred to as in-;play or micro betting, is a wager on an event that has already started. Bettors make a prediction based on the current score of the game and how they think that will change before it ends. This is an active market. A player may cash out of it by purchasing the other side of it to lock in a profit or stop a loss. Due to lag in streams, these types of bets are often only available at commercial breaks in sporting events.
How to create a Michigan online sports betting account
There are two ways to open a Michigan online sports betting account. One is to go to the website of the sportsbook on a computer or mobile device. The other is to download the mobile app for it. iOS and Android platforms are available for all Michigan mobile sportsbooks.
You must provide your name, address, phone number, date of birth and email address to create an account at a Michigan online sportsbook. This information is used to verify your identity and to prevent fraud. Once your account is created, you may play for real money. The next step is making a deposit.
How to deposit into a Michigan mobile sports betting app account
Michigan online sportsbooks offer several real money deposit options. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit and debit cards are popular methods. PayPal, electronic checks. Play+ prepaid debit card, cash at the partner casino, bank wire and PayNearMe are other options. Most Michigan online sportsbook deposit options are free of fees. Credit card deposits may be processed as a cash advance.
The Play+ prepaid debit card is like an electronic wallet. Players may fund it with a credit card, debit card or bank account. It comes with an ATM card to withdraw winnings, which may also be moved into a bank account. PayNearMe is a cash bill pay service available at some gas stations and drug stores.
Deposit options will vary among Michigan real money sports betting sites. Check out the cashier or deposit support section of your preferred site for specific options that are available.
How to withdraw from a Michigan mobile sports betting account
There are several withdrawal options available at Michigan mobile and online sportsbooks. Some only take a few hours to process, like the Play+ prepaid debit card or PayPal. Electronic checks, bank wires, checks by mail and cash at the partner casino’s cashier cage may take one to three days.
Michigan sportsbook FAQ
What is the minimum age for sports betting in Michigan?
Some tribal casinos allow patrons as young as 18 years of age to bet on sports at retail sportsbooks. Mobile sports bettors must be at least 21 years old.
Are Michigan sportsbooks open 24 hours?
No, but some Michigan casinos have kiosks and mobile apps that operate 24 hours a day.
Is mobile sports betting legal in Michigan?
Yes. Bets may be placed legally anywhere within the state of Michigan. Online sportsbooks are licensed through partnerships with the casino.
Can I make an account at a Michigan sports betting app on my phone?
Yes. Accounts may be created using the sports betting app.
What types of bets are available at Michigan online sportsbooks?
Straight bets, parlays, teasers, props, futures and in-game wagers are all accepted by Michigan online sportsbooks.
Do Michigan online sportsbooks offer bonuses?
Yes. Some award it as a free bet if the first one loses. Others do a match deposit with a wagering requirement.