Sports Betting Q&A
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Is sports betting legal in Michigan?

Yes. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020. Sportsbooks will continue to open, while online sports betting launched January 2021.

The first three sportsbooks to open in Michigan were in Detroit, but there are 23 tribal casinos throughout the state that could take part in sports betting with some already having deals.

Daily Fantasy Sports were formally legalized December 2019, but fantasy sites operated in Michigan long before that. The most notable rule in the bill is that the minimum participating age is 18, as opposed to 21 for sports betting.

Michigan Sportsbooks

Barstool Sportsbook

Greektown Casino, Detroit

Barstool Sportsbook is located near Trappers Bar and features four wagering windows along with 40 self-service kiosks throughout the casino. The sportsbook also features 25 HDTVs and a 30-foot video wall.

Sunday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.

BetMGM

MGM Grand, Detroit

The BetMGM Sports Lounge has six betting windows, 14 self-service kiosks, 60 HDTVs, lounge seating and a full bar with craft cocktails and local beers. Reservations can be made through the MGM website. Online betting can be done through BetMGM.

Sportsbook
Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Lounge
Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

BetRivers

Little River Casino Resort, Manistee

In partnership with BetRivers, the River Rock Sportsbook & Grill has betting windows in the restaurant and 12, 24-hour sports-betting kiosks.

Sportsbook Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Tuesday - Wednesday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Bay Mills Resort and Casinos, Brimley

DraftKings Sportsbook has a physical location at Bay Mills in Brimley, but it's also their entry to online/mobile betting in the state. Bay Mills is the longest-standing casino in Michigan, opening in 1995.

FanDuel Sportsbook

MotorCity Casino, Detroit

The two-story FanDuel Sportsbook holds six betting windows, 67 HDTVs, a sports ticker, VIP area and 54 self-service IGT PlaySports betting kiosks. 

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

FOX Bet

Odawa Casino, Petoskey

FOX Bet was one of the few sportsbooks not ready to launch early 2021. However, their partner at Odawa Casino still has a sportsbook up and running.

Monday & Thursday: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Golden Nugget Casino

Golden Nugget has a partnership with Ojibwa Casino in the Upper Peninsula, though there are no plans to open a sportsbook there as of early 2021.

PointsBet

Northern Waters Casino Resort, Watersmeet

While the sportsbook at the casino has yet to launch, PointsBet is still taking bets online, as they have a partnership with the Lac Vieux Desert tribe.

TwinSpires Sportsbook

Island Resort and Casino, Harris

Originally BetAmerica, the TwinSpires Sportsbook has a local bar, sports-betting kiosks and is open 24/7.

William Hill Sports Book

Turtle Creek Casino, Williamsburg

The William Hill Sports Book is located in the Onyx Sports Book at Turtle Hill with a satellite location at Leelanau Sands Casino. Onyx has over 20 HDTVs, a full-service bar and an outdoor patio.

Monday - Thursday: 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

WynnBET

WynnBET partnered with Kewadin Casinos to bring a betting experience to five different locations in the Upper Peninsula. None of them have physical sportsbooks as of 2021, but they all have sports-betting kiosks available.

Locations:

Christmas
Hessel
Manistique
St. Ignace
Sault Ste. Marie

Coming soon...

There are numerous other sportsbooks in the works as Michigan has 23 tribal casinos with most of them interested in getting into sports.

Given the expansive list of casinos still on the market for sports betting, there are certain to be other sportsbooks coming to Michigan.

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Can you bet on sports with Venmo?
No, not legally. Most legal sportsbooks around the country won't allow you to make bets with Venmo.
Which states in US have legal sports betting?
As of 2020, there are 21 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized sports betting.
Can you bet on sports online?
Yes. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering.
When was sports betting legalized?
Sports betting was allowed to be legalized at a state level in 2018 after PASPA was struck down.
When will sports betting be legal in Indiana?
Sports betting in Indiana was legalized September 2019 and online gambling launched a few months later.
Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
Yes. Indiana passed a bill to allow sports betting in 2019 and wagering started in October with online betting opening a couple months later.
When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?
Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Virginia?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Virginia?
Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in South Dakota?
Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a ballot initiative in the November 2020 election, which means it's on its way.
Is sports betting legal in South Dakota?
No. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in North Carolina?
Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
When will sports betting be legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?
No. Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts throughout the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Louisiana?
Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts to legalize it the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Iowa?
Iowa legalized sports betting in May 2019, becoming the 11th state to do so.
Is sports betting legal in Iowa?
Yes. Iowa legalized sports betting in 2019, becoming the 11th state to pass a bill.
When will sports betting be legal in Illinois?
Illinois passed sports betting legislature June 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks March 2020, becoming the 15th state to offer wagering.
Is sports betting legal in Illinois?
Yes. Illinois passed sports betting legislature in 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks in March 2020.
When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?
Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting November 2019 after a bill was signed by the governor and then approved by voters.
Is sports betting legal in Colorado?
Yes. Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting in November 2019.