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Legal in Michigan?

14.12.2020 - Since the Supreme Court voted to overrule the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA), states across the US have been free to legalize and regulate sports betting. As soon as the result was declared, several states such as Delaware and New Jersey set up regulations to allow sports betting operators to establish themselves. It wasn’t long before other states followed suit, and in December 2019, Michigan passed legislation to sports betting and fantasy sports.
Legal Michigan sportsbooks are now available both online and in person. If you want to place bets in person, you’ll need to go to one of the two commercial casinos that operate sportsbooks in the state. Betting online launched in March 2020, and several sites are now up and running for Michigan bettors.

Online Sportsbooks in Michigan
At present, any betting operator that wants to accept Michigan players will need to be licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board and partnered with one of the state’s casinos. If you want to make sure you’re safe while placing bets online, always check that the site is licensed before you sign up.
The following sites are all either live and taking wagers or soon to be established for Michigan bettors:

Barstool Sportsbook
Barstool successfully launched an online sportsbook in Pennsylvania, and the sports brand is expected to go live with their Michigan site in the coming months. The site will offer plenty of markets on US sports as well as some great bonuses if the PA site is anything to go by. Primarily focusing on mobile users, it’s expected to have a desktop-accessible site too.

The MGM retail sportsbook is already open and accepting bets from Michigan residents, and it’s expected that the online site will soon be available. The BetMGM brand has launched in several other US states, offering plenty of odds of all kinds of different sports.

BetRivers has partnered with the Little River Casino and resort to set up in Michigan. BetRivers is active and taking bets in four other US states, so it makes sense for them to expand into Michigan and deliver the same high-quality betting experience here.

DraftKings is known primarily for its fantasy sports site, but the brand has recently moved into the world of sports betting too. DraftKings has partnered with the Bay Mills tribal casino to offer an in-person and online sportsbook to people in the state of Michigan.

FanDuel, like their rival DraftKings, is also better known for its fantasy sports platform. The brand has already launched several sportsbooks across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Indiana and now comes to Michigan. Partnered with MotorCity Casino, FanDuel is expected to offer retail and online sports betting opportunities.

FOXBet, formerly known as BetStars, is partnered with the FOX Sports broadcasting platform. The betting brand comes to Michigan, and those living and visiting the state will soon be able to place bets using the FOXBet service both on desktop and the mobile app. The FOXBet service is a big hit in several other US states, providing excellent odds and promotions.

Golden Nugget
So far, Golden Nugget is only live in the state of Pennsylvania, but it’s partnered with the Ojibwa Casino to bring sports betting to Michigan. Golden Nugget offers both retail and online sports betting to anyone in the state, providing lots of betting markets and great bonuses.

Parx is one of the biggest land-based casinos in Pennsylvania and was one of the first to go live with online gambling in PA and in New Jersey. Now the popular gambling brand has partnered with Gun Lake Casino to be able to bring legal sports betting to the residents of MI.

PointsBet Sportsbook
PointsBet is one of the more unique online sportsbooks, offering an interesting style of spread betting known as PointsBetting. The PointsBet brand has signed a partnership with the Northern Waters Casino Resort to operate legally in Michigan. The site is expected to go live soon and will offer a wide range of sports to bet on.

William Hill
William Hill is a big brand in Europe and is known as one of the world’s oldest betting brands. It’s recently come to the US, where it’s set up shop in several states, bringing both online and retail betting to a new market. So far, the brand has only launched retail betting in Michigan, but it’s expected that an online sportsbook will follow soon.