Michiganders, your wait is over. Legal sportsbook apps will actually be accepting wagers in Michigan starting at noon on Friday.
While the state has done its best to offer a variety of Michigan online sportsbooks for bettors to peruse, three licensed operators stand out from the crowd. They offer attractive bonuses, competitive odds, great technology, and stellar service.
In MI, online sportsbooks operate under the auspices of casinos’ licenses. With those doors now open, it’s time for sports fans in MI to try these books out and see which best suits their needs.
The following three books have been picked for their ease of access, tantalizing offers, and a variety of betting markets. They’re sure to become user favorites in Michigan.
1. DraftKings Sportsbook Mobile App
Will this app become the “king” of online sportsbooks in Michigan? The Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley certainly hopes so. That’s who DraftKings has partnered with to bring its app to MI.
If you hadn’t already registered for DraftKings Sportsbook during its early registration period, don’t fret. DraftKings still has plenty of special bonuses for new accounts in MI.
- DraftKings accepts a wide array of payment options, so funding your account should be simple. After deposit, you can start to browse the markets for the games you want to bet.
- DraftKings always has a wide variety of prop bets. For example, if you want to bet on which player will score the first basket of the next Detroit Pistons game, that’s a bet you can make.
The next book on the list has a more direct connection to the Pistons. The company’s partnership with Detroit sports teams earns it a spot on the shortlist.
2. FanDuel Sportsbook Mobile App
If you’ve visited MotorCity Casino in Detroit since last March, you’ve already seen FanDuel Sportsbook’s retail operations. Now, FD’s apps are awaiting your registration and deposit.
FanDuel recently started offering Same-Game Parlays. This way to bet greatly increases your risk. At the same time, it can multiply your reward.
Another popular element of FanDuel is its frequent “Spread the Love” promotion that it offers for certain games. When this promo is on, the more people who bet the spread, the better the odds get.
FanDuel is perhaps the best in the biz at refunding bad beats as well.
3. PointsBet Sportsbook Mobile App
PointsBet may make its home in Australia, but its apps are live in Michigan. That’s thanks to the partnership with the Northern Waters Casino in Watersmeet.
PointsBet is a sports betting partner with both the Pistons and Red Wings, and features a wide array of different ways to bet on sporting events. PB also has frequent specials, and great bonuses for new customers.
What really makes PointsBet unique is its namesake, though. PointsBet gives bettors great freedom to essentially “set their own lines,” so to speak.
If you don’t like the standard line on the spread of a Detroit Lions game, for example, you can move it. PointsBet will reward you for being right if that ends up being the case. In fact, the more spot-on you are, the better your payout will be.
While “points betting” might be something to give a whirl, the last app on our list has become popular because of its propensity to cover bettors when something goes awry.
While there are many other Michigan sportsbook apps to come, these are three all eligible Michiganders should try out. Good luck with your wagers!