In December of 2019, Michigan became the 20th state in the US to legalize sports betting. The state outlined a detailed timetable to launch brick-and-mortar sportsbooks as well as online sportsbooks. Find all of the details around the MI sports betting bill here.
Michigan Sports Betting Details
|Start Date||December 11, 2019|
|Legal Age to Bet||21|
|Online/In App Betting||No|
|Projected Online Start||TBD – Expected Late 2020|
|Maximum Bet||No Limit|
|Corresponding Bill||HB 4916|
|Eligible Sportsbooks||At the moment those with a contract with one of the state’s 23 casinos.|
Future Michigan Sportsbooks
Below are the top-rated sportsbook apps expected to be available in Michigan by the end of 2020. As of early summer, the only sportsbooks available in the state are brick-and-mortar locations at the state’s 23 casinos. Of course, all of these sportsbook locations are shut down through at least July 4th due to COVID-19.
|Sportsbook||Our Grade||Promo Offer||Get Started|
|9.8Out of 10||Up to:$500||Get Offer|
|9.5Out of 10||Up to:$1,025||Get Offer|
|9.2Out of 10||Up to:$1,000||Get Offer|
|9.1Out of 10||Up to:$1,000||Get Offer|
|8.7Out of 10||Up to:$500||Get Offer|
|7.8Out of 10||Up to:$250||Get Offer|
|NAOut of 10||Up to:$500||Get Offer|
Complete List of Michigan’s Casinos and Sportsbooks
Each of the casinos listed below are already eligible to open a sportsbook. This is important because for the next year MI residents will first need to open an account at one of these locations prior to being able to bet through the sportsbook’s app.
|Gun Lake Casino||DraftKings||NA||1123 129th Ave, Wayland, MI 49348|
|Greektown||Barstool||3/11/2020||555 E Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48226|
|Leelanau Sands||William Hill||NA||2521 N West Bay Shore Dr, Peshawbestown, MI 49682|
|Little River||BetRivers||NA||2700 Orchard Hwy, Manistee, MI 49660|
|MGM Grand||BetMGM||3/11/2020||1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226|
|MotorCity||FanDuel||3/12/2020||2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201|
|Northern Waters||PointsBet||NA||N5384 US-45, Watersmeet, MI 49969|
|Odawa Casino||FOX Bet||NA||1760 Lears Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770|
|Odawa Mackinaw||FOX Bet||NA||1080 S Nicolet St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701|
|Turtle Creek||William Hill||NA||7741 M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690|
|Bay Mills||NA||NA||11386 W Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI 49715|
|Fire Keepers||NA||6/22/2020||11177 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49014|
|Four Winds Buffalo||NA||NA||11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117|
|Four Winds Hartford||NA||NA||68600 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford, MI 49057|
|Four Winds Dowagiac||NA||NA||58700 Michigan 51 South, Dowagiac, MI 49047|
|Kewadin Casino – Christmas||NA||NA||N7761 Candy Cane Ln, Christmas, MI 49862|
|Kewadin Casino – Hessel||NA||NA||N 3 Mile Rd, Hessel, MI 49745|
|Kewadin Casino – Manistique||NA||NA||5630 W, US-2, Manistique, MI 49854|
|Kewadin Casino – Sault Ste. Marie||NA||NA||2186 Shunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783|
|Kewadin Casino – St. Ignace||NA||NA||3015 Mackinac Trail, St Ignace, MI 49781|
|Kings Club Casino||NA||NA||12140 W Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI 49715|
|Island Resort & Casino||NA||NA||W 399 US-2, Harris, MI 49845|
|Ojibwa Casino – Baraga||NA||NA||16449 Michigan Ave, Baraga, MI 49908|
|Ojibwa Casino – Marquette||NA||NA||16449 Michigan Ave, Baraga, MI 49908|
|Saganing Eagles Landing||NA||NA||2690 Worth Rd, Standish, MI 48658|
|Soaring Eagle||NA||NA||6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858|
Michigan Sports Betting FAQ’s
Given the current state of sports betting in Michigan, it should come as no surprise that we get loads of questions surrounding the state’s policies. The first bets in the state were placed in March of 2020, by May the entire state was shut down due to COVID-19, and sportsbooks/casinos have yet to reopen.
The questions we receive most about sports betting in Michigan are related to online sportsbooks and when they will become available, but expand into the state’s policies and plans for reopening. Find answers to these questions and more below.
Is sports betting legal in Michigan?
Yes, sports betting has been legal in the state of Michigan since December 11, 2019. The first bets were placed in the state of MI in March of 2020.
Is mobile sports betting legal in Michigan?
The plan the state laid out for sports betting was to launch brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in the state’s casinos in March of 2020. This would be followed by online sportsbooks attached to the brick-and-mortar locations in late 2020/early 2021. Sometime in the months following this launch, online and mobile sportsbooks would open up to any operator that obtains a license.
When will online sportsbooks be allowed in MI?
While we do not yet have an official date for online sports betting to arrive in Michigan, the current timeline suggests later this year (2020). That being said, if COVID-19 forces casinos to remain closed the timeline could either be accelerated to serve as a revenue source for the state’s casinos, or it could be slowed down to allow the brick-and-mortar locations more operating time prior to opening the state up to mobile betting.
What are the laws surrounding MI sports betting?
Legal sports betting is going to be a revenue driver for a state that desperately needs it. An operator (sportsbook) will have to pay a $50,000 application fee, $100,000 license fee, and then a $50,000 annual renewal fee. Operators will also be taxed 8.4% on revenue and casinos/sportsbooks located in Detroit will pay an additional 1.25% to the city.
What is the legal age to bet on sports in Michigan?
The legal gambling age for the state of Michigan is 21.
How are deposits and withdrawals handled through mobile sportsbooks?
This is one area that Michigan will be slightly different from most states. During the middle phase of the sports betting rollout, anyone that wishes to bet online in the state of Michigan will need to initially open and fund their account at a physical sportsbook location. The complete rollout of mobile sports betting will allow for mobile deposits and withdrawals. The methods for deposits and withdrawals include Visa/Mastercard, checking account, debit card, PayPal, Western Union, and more.
What sports can you bet on in Michigan?
Michigan sportsbooks will be allowed to accept bets on any sport and any team. This includes all major professional sports, as well as college sports. Michigan’s universities and pro sports teams are also eligible to be bet on in the state.