Michigan legalized online sports betting and retail sportsbooks at casinos in 2019. Under state law, each of Michigan’s 26 land-based casinos may apply for a license to accept wagers in-person and online through mobile sports betting apps/websites.
The first Michigan sportsbooks opened in March 2020, just in time for that year’s March Madness. Online sports betting began in January 2021 with the simultaneous launches of ten mobile sportsbooks give bettors a wide variety of choice from day one.
Best Mobile Sportsbooks in Michigan
Tribal and commercial casinos alike may apply for mobile sports betting licenses from the MGCB. Total initial licensing fees of $150,000 and a tax rate of 8.4% (+1.4% municipal tax for Detroit’s commercial casinos) should encourage most to apply for licenses.
Each licensed casino may partner with a single online betting provider to manage its in-person and online betting operations. With 26 casinos in total, that should leave plenty of opening for most of the nation’s biggest sports betting brands to enter Michigan. The MGCB issued its first licenses in December 2020 and mobile betting got underway one month later.
Below is a list of Michigan betting apps and websites that are now open for business to customers 21 or older and located within state lines:
- William Hill
- Golden Nugget Online
- Barstool Sportsbook
Other online betting providers that are likely to enter the Michigan market include:
- FOX Bet (licensed)
- Parx Interactive (licensed)
- Caesars Sports
List of Retail Sportsbooks in Michigan
It is likely all 26 of Michigan’s casinos will move to open retail sportsbooks, although the timeline for each individual sportsbook will vary. Some have launched and more are in the process of doing so.
As each casino’s sports betting plans become known, we will add information regarding proposed launch dates and sports betting partnerships.
Partnerships and Launch Dates
|Casino||Sports Betting Partner||Grand Opening Date|
|MotorCity Casino||FanDuel||March 2020|
|Greektown Casino||Barstool Sportsbook||March 2020|
|MGM Grand Detroit||Roar Digital (BetMGM)||March 2020|
|Northern Waters Casino||PointsBet||TBD|
|Turtle Creek Casino||William Hill||September 2020|
|Soaring Eagle Casino|
|Saganing Eagles Landing Casino|
|Ojibwa Casino Marquette||Golden Nugget Online||TBD|
|Ojibwa Casino Baraga||Golden Nugget Online||TBD|
|Odawa Casino Mackinaw||The Stars Group (FOX Bet)||TBD|
|Odawa Casino Resort||The Stars Group (FOX Bet)||TBD|
|Little River Casino Resort||Rush Street Interactive (BetRivers)||July 2020|
|Leelanau Sands Casino||William Hill||September 2020|
|Kings Club Casino|
|Kewadin Shores Casino St. Ignace|
|Kewadin Casino Manistique|
|Kewadin Casino Hessel|
|Kewadin Casino Christmas|
|Island Resort & Casino||Churchill Downs Inc. (TwinSpires)||September 2020|
|Gun Lake Casino|
|Four Winds Dowagiac|
|Four Winds Hartford|
|Four Winds New Buffalo|
|Firekeepers Casino Hotel||Scientific Games||June 2020|
|Bay Mills Resort & Casino||DraftKings||TBD|