Michigan serves as the home to some of the most storied teams in sports history and some of the best fans in the United States. Online sports betting is legal in Michigan, and there are many online sportsbook options for placing bets in Michigan. 

It has never been easier to bet on Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings games thanks to the handful of legal online sportsbooks available in Michigan.

Michigan sports bettors can also bet on NCAA basketball and football, English Premier League soccer and many other sports (check your favorite sportsbook for all offers).

There are several legal sports betting apps available in Michigan, and we’ll go over some of the best options to help you place online bets in the state.

Top Michigan sportsbooks online sports betting

DraftKings Sportsbook MI

  • Launch: DraftKings online sports betting in Michigan launched in January 2021.
  • Bonus offer*: $1,000 deposit bonus
  • Sign up: DraftKings Sportsbook MI

DraftKings was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston. DraftKings is a top DFS platform and is also one of the best online sportsbooks. DraftKings Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • DraftKings Sportsbook Website
  • iOS: DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino on the Apple App Store
  • Android: DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino on the Google Play Store

FanDuel Sportsbook MI

  • Launch: FanDuel online betting in Michigan launched in January 2021.
  • Bonus offer*: $1,000 risk-free bet
  • Sign up: FanDuel Sportsbook MI

FanDuel was founded 2009 and is headquartered in New York City. FanDuel is a top DFS platform and is also one of the best online sportsbooks. FanDuel Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • FanDuel Sportsbook Website
  • iOS: FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino on the Apple App Store
  • Android: FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino on the Google Play Store

BetMGM Online Sportsbook MI

  • Launch: BetMGM mobile sports betting in Michigan launched in January 2021.
  • Bonus offer*: $600 risk-free bet
  • Sign up: BetMGM MI

MGM was found in 1986 and is headquartered in Las Vegas. BetMGM Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • BetMGM Sportsbook Website
  • iOS: BetMGM Sportsbook on the Apple App Store
  • Android: BetMGM Sportsbook on the Google Play Store

BetRivers Sportsbook MI

  • Launch: BetRivers online Sportsbook for MI launched in January 2021.
  • Bonus offer*: $250 deposit match
  • Sign up: BetRivers Sportsbook MI

BetRivers was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Malta. Unibet Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • BetRivers Website
  • iOS: Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

PointsBet Sportsbook MI

  • Launch: PointsBet MI sportsbook launched in January 2021.
  • Bonus offer*: Up to $250 deposit match
  • Sign up: PointsBet MI

PointsBet, owned by PointsBet Holdings Limited, was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Australia. PointsBet Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • Website: PointsBet Website
  • iOS: PointsBet: Sports Betting on the Apple App Store
  • Android**: Not yet in Google Play Store, but accessible on Android devices.

William Hill Sportsbook MI

William Hill was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in London. William Hill Sportsbook can be accessed on a mobile app or website.

  • Website: William Hill Website
  • iOS: William Hill: Sports Betting on the Apple App Store
  • Android: William Hill Sportsbook on the Google Play Store

* Bonus offers shown here are as of March 2021; bonus offers are subject to change.

** Google has not allowed online sports betting apps on its official Google Play Store on Android devices. However, on March 1, 2021, that policy will change, per Google.

Sports you can bet on in Michigan

Michigan sports bettors can bet on a wide range of sports, including, but not limited to, those shown in the chart below:

SportLeagues
BaseballMLB
BasketballNBA, NCAA, WNBA, Euroleague & more
Boxing 
CricketInternational
Cycling 
DartsPDC Darts
FootballNFL, NCAA
GolfThe Majors, PGA, Euro Tour
HockeyNHL, KHL, Sweden & more
MMAUFC, MMA
Motor SportsNASCAR, Formula 1
RugbyRugby League, Rugby Union
SoccerEPL, UEFA, Women's International, Champions League, individual country leagues
TennisAustralian Open, Grand Slams & more

Check with your sportsbook for all available sports and leagues, as the options can differ between different sportsbooks. 

Bet types in Michigan

Online Michigan sports betting offers all of your typical bet types, including but not limited to those shown in the chart below: 

Bet TypeDescription
MoneylinePick which team will win the game.
Point SpreadThe team you pick has to cover the spread (+/- points)
TotalPick over/under the total amount of points scored
Game PropSide bets on the game (e.g. first team to score)
Player PropSide bets on individual players (e.g. over/under yards)
ParlayMultiple bets on the same slip; all must hit to win
Round RobinMultiple parlays on the same slip, but money on all possible parlays on the slip
FuturesBet on events that will occur in the future (e.g. league MVP)
TeaserAlternative spread parlay bets
Live BettingBetting on events that are in progress

Check with your sportsbook for all available bet types, as the options can differ between different sportsbooks. 

How to legally make sports bets in Michigan

Michigan sports betting is regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Regulations in Michigan may differ from other states, and wagers offered in some states may not be available in Michigan (and vice versa).

General rules for legal online sports betting in Michigan include but are not limited to:

  • You must be at least 21 years of page
  • You must be located in the state of Michigan (you do not have to live in the state, but you do have to be physically present within its borders to place a bet).
  • You must use an approved sportsbook, such as one of the options listed above

Check with your sportsbook for all rules and regulations that must be followed, including tax laws on any winnings.

Michigan Sports Betting FAQs

Is online sports betting legal in Michigan?

Yes. Michigan legalized online sports betting in December 2019.

What is the legal age for online sports betting in MI?

You have to be at least 21 years old.

Do I have to live in Michigan to do online sports betting in Michigan?

No. You just have to be located within the state when you place the wager.

What are Michigan resources for responsible gambling?

You can visit the Michigan Problem Gambling website for helpful information. Michigan sports bettors can self-exclude, call 1-800-270-7117, and more.