Michigan Set to Launch Sports Betting in Early 2021 With 15 Sportsbook Apps

Michigan Sports Betting Apps

Michigan online sports betting is getting closer and closer to a full-scale launch. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) recently approved 15 licenses for sports betting in the state, including industry leaders like DraftKings, FanDuel, Barstool, FOX Bet, William Hill, BetMGM, PointsBet, and more.

“The MGCB now can approve provisional licenses following the filing of the administrative rules for online gaming and sports betting Dec. 2 with the Office of the Great Seal,” said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director. “The platform providers still must meet other regulatory requirements before online gaming and sports betting can launch in Michigan. The launch date will depend on how quickly they can fulfill the requirements.”

Here are the 15 sportsbooks that have been granted provisional licenses by the Michigan Gaming Control Board:

Approved Michigan Sportsbook Apps

DraftKings

DraftKings Sportsbook is among the most recognizable brands in sports betting. DraftKings Michigan is already preparing for launch with new-user sign-up promos. They are partnering with Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley, Michigan.

FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook is another industry leader that is going to be making its way into Michigan. They have a partnership agreement with Ilitch Holdings which operates MotorCity Hotel Casino in Detroit. FanDuel Michigan is likely going to be one of the major players in the state.

Barstool

Barstool Sportsbook is one of the new kids on the block, but they have the backing of Penn National Gaming. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy went to the University of Michigan so we expect to see plenty of Wolverine-based promos and odds boosts.

William Hill

William Hill Sportsbook is another one of the big boys that will be getting in on the action in Michigan. They actually have two partners in Michigan, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge.

BetMGM

BetMGM Sportsbook owns and operates the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan. BetMGM Michigan is poised to become one of the best sportsbooks in the state.

FOX Bet

FOX Bet Sportsbook is another one of the big names in betting who will be joining the party in Michigan. FOX Bet is teaming up with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians who own and operate the Odawa Casino Resort.

PointsBet

PointsBet is one of the most unique sportsbooks around and they are bringing their unique platform to the Great Lake State. PointsBet Michigan is partnering with The Lac Vieux Desert Northern Waters Casino Resort.

Here are the rest of the sportsbooks that have provisional licenses. Kambi is the only operator who doesn’t have an online sportsbook:

BetRivers
Parx
BetAmerica
GAN
Golden Nugget
Scientific Games
Wynn
Kambi

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