How To Get Started at Michigan Sports Betting Apps

Written By Matt Burke on January 20, 2021
How to start sports betting Michigan

If you’re within the state lines of Michigan and you have five minutes of free time, you can sign up for online sports betting.

Getting started with one of the approved sportsbooks in the Wolverine state is as easy as pie. Just check out the four steps below to sign up and receive some of the free money bonuses that are currently being offered for new users.

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Step 1: Choose a Michigan sports betting app

Sports bettors in Michigan will have a variety of sportsbook options right off the bat. You can sign up for online Michigan sports betting with just one book to start, but there is also no rule against signing up for multiple sportsbooks. All of the sportsbooks listed below have sign up bonuses/risk free bets ranging from $500 to $1,025.

Here are the online sportsbooks that are currently available or you will soon be able to sign up with in Michigan. Click on the link to secure your bonus offer from each book:

Step 2: Create an account

Creating an account with any of these above books is quite simple. You will simply have to enter basic information like:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Social Security number

Some sportsbooks may also ask that you upload a picture of your driver’s license so that they can verify that the information you entered is accurate.

Step 3: Deposit money

To receive your deposit bonus or risk free bet from the sportsbook you choose, you will have to deposit funds into the account. To do so you will have to enter your bank account information, either routing number/account number from your personal checking account or your credit card number.

If you have a checking account at a major US bank you should be all set. Same with having a major US credit card.

Most sportsbooks allow you to deposit as little as $5 but if you want to get a larger match bonus from the sportsbook you select, you will want to initially put more money into your account.

Step 4: Place your very first bet

Once you have registered and deposited funds you’re ready to bet! You will be allowed to legally wager on sports starting at noon ET on Friday, Jan. 22.

All of the books have tabs on their homepage that break down by both sport (ex. “Basketball”) and league (ex. “NBA”).

Click on the sport in which you want to bet and place your first wager. Keep an eye out in your bet slip on if the sportsbook gives you an additional bonus for your first bet. You will want to “Opt-in” to receive even more free site credit!

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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