Real Money Online and Retail Sportsbooks in Michigan

Mobile sportsbook apps and retail sports betting are legal within Michigan state lines. Sportsbooks are licensed through a tribal or Detroit casino. Online casinos and online poker are also legal in Michigan through similar partnerships.

All real-money Michigan online sportsbooks have a first deposit bonus. This is available through either a deposit match or a free bet. A free bet is awarded if the first bet a player makes loses. A match bet comes with a wagering requirement before it may be withdrawn. 

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Michigan sportsbooks

The most popular way to bet in Michigan is through mobile sports apps. There are more than a dozen available to players in Michigan that are at least 21 years old. Geolocation software determines whether a bettor is in the state when making a wager. If the player can be located, the bet is accepted, just like it would be at a sportsbook counter. The bet is saved in the mobile betting app so there is no ticket to keep track of during the game.

BetMGM Sportsbook

MGM Grand Detroit has a BetMGM Sportsbook. Open daily from 9am until midnight, it has 6 betting windows. There are 35 kiosks available throughout the property. Bets may also be placed using the BetMGM Sportsbook app.

The sports lounge has 60 HDTVs and a video poker bar. It is open daily from 10am until 1am. The full bar serves drinks from 4pm until midnight on weekdays and 11am until midnight on weekends.

Online poker is also available through BetMGM Michigan. Cash games and tournaments are dealt. 

BetRivers Sportsbook

BetRivers is partnered with Little River Casino. At the casino, three betting windows are located inside River Rock Sportsbook & Grill. The ticket windows are open Monday through Thursday from 2pm until midnight, Friday noon until midnight and weekends from 10am until midnight. A dozen kiosks are located within the sportsbook and on the gaming floor. Bets may also be placed online using the BetRivers Sportsbook real money app. 

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook operates through a partnership with Turtle Creek Casino. Bets can be placed on kiosks at Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands Casino, the sportsbook at Turtle Creek or on the Caesars Sportsbook mobile app. The sportsbook at Turtle Creek Casino has lounge seating and high-top tables. 

Online poker is available through the related WSOP app. This is the brand related to the World Series of Poker. 

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook is licensed through Bay Mills Resort & Casino. Bets can be placed using the DraftKings Sportsbook mobile app. A DraftKings Sportsbook is now open at Bay Mills Resort & Casino. The company also offers daily fantasy sports contests through its app.

Eagle Casino & Sports

Eagle Casino & Sports is operated by GAN through a partnership with Soaring Eagle Casino

Ascend Sports Book has restaurant and bar seating inside Soaring Eagle Casino. The sportsbook has multiple large screen TVs showing sporting events. It opens at 4pm Monday through Wednesday and at 11am Thursday through Sunday. It closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday and at 2am on weekend nights.

At Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, sports betting kiosks are available inside Creekside Lounge. The nonsmoking lounge has bar and restaurant seating. Multiple video screens air sporting events.


ESPN Bet is located at the top of the Grand Staircase at Hollywood Casino at Greektown. Open daily from 10am until midnight, the sportsbook has 25 HDTVs and a 30-foot video wall. Bets can be placed on the app or one of 40 kiosks. 

A restaurant and bar are located within the sportsbook. Brunch is served on weekends with bar favorites available throughout the week. Drink service is available weekdays from 11am until 2am and 9am until 2am on weekends.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel sportsbook at MotorCity Casino Detroit, Michigan. May 2021

MotorCity Casino has a two-story FanDuel Sportsbook. Open daily from 9am until midnight, sporting events can be viewed in the VIP area or on one of 67 HDTVs. When the sportsbook is closed, tickets may be redeemed at the cage. There are 54 kiosks available to place bets 24 hours a day. The FanDuel Sportsbook app is also available. Daily fantasy sports are also legal in Michigan through this site.

Firekeepers iCasino & Sports

At Firekeepers, there is a sportsbook with restaurant and mezzanine seating. Branded Dacey’s Sportsbook, it is open weekdays from 11am until 11pm and weekends from 9am until midnight. Kiosks are available from 7am until 5am.

Mobile sports bets can also be placed using Firekeepers iCasino & Sports. The online casino and sportsbook is operated by NYX Digital Gaming.

Four Winds iGaming 

Four Winds iGaming is operated by Pala Interactive and used at the Four Winds casinos in Michigan. There is a sportsbook at Four Winds New Buffalo. Four Winds Sportsbook opens at 11am on weekdays and 10am on weekends. Counter beds may be placed until 9pm Monday and Thursday, 7pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 11pm on Friday and midnight weekends. Sports betting kiosks are available at all Four Winds properties. They are available 24 hours a day.

Golden Nugget Casino 

Golden Nugget Casino offers sports betting through a partnership with Ojibwa casinos. Bets can be placed using the Golden Nugget Casino app.

Play Gun Lake 

Play Gun Lake is operated by Parx Casino. Gun Lake Casino has a sportsbook on the property. 131 Sportsbook & Lounge is a full-service bar and lounge with video walls. It is open from noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 10am until 10pm on weekends. Sports bets may be placed on kiosks and the Play Gun Lake app 24 hours a day. 

Types of online sports bets available in Michigan

Michigan online sportsbooks offer a variety of bets. Straight bets, parlays, teasers, futures, props and in-game are all available. The sports menu is massive.

Approved sports wagers in Michigan

Most professional sports leagues and NCAA Division I sports are approved in Michigan. Similar to other states, wagering on high school sports and equivalent-level clubs is prohibited. Additionally, no prop bets are permitted on individual college player stats.

Events approved by the MGCB include Academy Awards, Australian Rules Football, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, cornhole, cricket, cycling, disc, drone racing, floorball, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, MMA, motorsports, Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, Olympics (summer and winter), rugby league, rugby union, snooker, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Available bets may vary by sportsbook.

Michigan sportsbook FAQ

What is the minimum age for sports betting in Michigan?

Some tribal casinos allow patrons as young as 18 years of age to bet on sports at retail sportsbooks. Mobile sports bettors must be at least 21 years old.

Are Michigan sportsbooks open 24 hours?

No, but some Michigan casinos have kiosks and mobile apps that operate 24 hours a day.

Is mobile sports betting legal in Michigan?

Yes. Bets may be placed legally anywhere within the state of Michigan. Online sportsbooks are licensed through partnerships with the casino. 

Can I make an account at a Michigan sports betting app on my phone?

Yes. Accounts may be created using the sports betting app.

What types of bets are available at Michigan online sportsbooks?

Straight bets, parlays, teasers, props, futures, and in-game wagers are all accepted by Michigan online sportsbooks. 

Do Michigan online sportsbooks offer bonuses?

Yes. Some award it as a free bet if the first one loses. Others do a match deposit with a wagering requirement.

Last Updated on June 26, 2024 by John Mehaffey