Sports Betting Q&A
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When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2022
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Fact Checked By: Josh Collacchi

Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020, 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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