You can’t legally bet on sports or play casino games online yet in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make preparations for that momentous day now. DraftKings Sportsbook has a pre-launch offer of a $100 free bet and $100 in casino credits for those who sign up now.
If you’ve never wagered online with DraftKings before, this deal is just for you. You can earn up to $200 in bonuses in minutes.
DraftKings Michigan new account registration bonus details
There is no firm launch date for either online casino or Internet sports betting in the Great Lakes State. However, you can still create an account with DraftKings now.
DraftKings Sportsbook plans to offer both casino and online sports betting in Michigan as soon as the state gives the go-ahead. It has a partnership with the Bay Mills Indian Community, through which it already offers retail sports betting.
If you’ve played daily fantasy sports with DraftKings before, don’t worry, that doesn’t disqualify you from the bonuses. In fact, that will make your registration for the casino and sportsbook even easier.
Just visit the DraftKings website or download the app onto your Android or iOS device. Then, sign in with the credentials from your DFS account.
If you’re completely new to DraftKings, you’ll need to provide a few pieces of identifying information. This will include:
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Last four digits of your Social Security number
- Legal name
- Mailing address
Even if you’re a DFS veteran with DraftKings, the registration process may ask for that information if it’s lacking. Once the software has verified your eligibility, you’re good to go.
You’ll get a $100 free bet to use however you’d like on the sportsbook side on launch day or within seven days thereafter. On the casino side, you’ll get $100 worth of site credit to use playing DraftKings Blackjack. Again, you’ll need to use that casino bonus within the first week after launch.
These DraftKings Sportsbook promos expire when the products go live in Michigan, so there’s no reason to procrastinate.
When will online gambling actually start in Michigan?
Right now, it seems the best-case scenario would be next month – December. The Michigan Gaming Control Board’s most recent meeting didn’t move the needle much in this regard.
However, early 2021 seems more realistic. It would be ideal for the state to have online sports betting up and running before Super Bowl LV in early February.
The MGCB still needs to do some work on the regulations for both sides of online gambling in Michigan.
COVID-19 could muck up those works if it keeps the board members from meeting and it shifts priorities to helping retail casinos in the state navigate another shutdown. At this point, things are not trending in the right direction.
The state reported another record high number of cases on Thursday. It may already only be a matter of time before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issues executive orders to protect residents.
Regardless of how long it takes, DraftKings Sportsbook will honor the promo it currently offers to Michiganders who complete registration now. With $200 in site credit to be had, there’s little reason to pass on the offer.