Michigan online sports betting became a reality on Jan. 22, roughly 10 months after operators began taking the state’s first legal bets in casino sportsbooks days before COVID-19 shut down most of the sports bettors wished to play. The FanDuel Sportsbook app, one of the most popular and recognizable brands, was among the first.
With Michigan bettors now free to bet on their smartphones and computers anywhere within state borders, they no longer have to worry about the possibility of those retail sportsbooks shutting down again.
Now bettors can utilize FanDuel’s easy-to-use mobile product sure to please new and old players alike.
FanDuel Sportsbook bonus for Michigan online sports betting
New FanDuel users need to register for an account, make a deposit, and place a bet. If you win, you win. If not, FanDuel will refund your loss, up to $1,000, in the form of free betting credits. Be aware that your bet is refunded in the form of more betting credits. You cannot cash them out. But in essence, that first loss was still reimbursed.
How to download the FanDuel Sportsbook app in Michigan
The FanDuel app works on all devices in the Android and iOS product lines and is an easy way to have a sportsbook right there in your hand no matter if you’re in Muskegon, Mackinac or anywhere in between. Once you’re set up, you can log into your account and see all your betting options on your computer, also.
To download the FanDuel app for Android or Apple use:
- Go to the FanDuel site using this link to ensure you maximize your bonuses
- Look for the iOS or Android icon, and follow the instructions
- If asked where you trust the source of the file you are downloading, select ‘yes’ or ‘ok’
- Allow the app to download.
How to sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook to bet online in Michigan
Setting up an account and depositing funds is an easy process. Use this link to visit FanDuel Sportsbook.
You’ll need this information to get started:
- First and last name
- Home address
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
There is a possibility you’ll need to provide FanDuel a photo of your driver’s license if FanDuel cannot confirm your identity, but that shouldn’t delay you long.
As with any other state, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old to open an account, and you must be physically located in Michigan when you sign up. Geo-location software in your phone or computer will make sure that you’re within state borders and legally able to proceed.
The vast majority will have no problems. But those in certain professions are not allowed to make wagers, most notably those who could affect the outcome of sporting events such as coaches, players and referees. Certain employees of the gaming industry are also barred.
Luckily, Michigan allows remote registration, meaning you can sign up from anywhere rather than having to go to a casino sportsbook like in some other states, like, surprisingly, Nevada.
How to deposit and withdraw with your FanDuel Sportsbook account
FanDuel accepts several forms of secure payments to fund your account. Option include debit cards, major credit cards, PayPal, bank transfer or the FanDuel Prepaid Play+ card.
Withdrawals have fewer options, however: transfer to your bank, a mailed check, PayPal or visiting the FanDuel Sportsbook at Motor City Casino (where you can also deposit).
What to expect when Michigan online sports betting with FanDuel
The FanDuel app displays all your pertinent information as soon as you launch it. Your bankroll will be visible at the top and your bet slip is conveniently draped down the right side for quick updates and which bets are active or settled.
Down the left side, league logos serve as quick entry points for the betting markets in the NFL, NBA, etc., with a bright red circle highlighting what and how events are currently live. The interface is easy to use and offers a friction-free experience even if you’re using Apple on one device and Android on another.
What sports can I bet on for Michigan online sports betting?
Michigan is full of sports fans because of the huge array of teams, many of them with histories of glory.
Every major professional sports league is represented, Michigan and Michigan State compete in the storied Big Ten conference and scores of other universities abound as cheering, and now, betting options.
Michigan’s big four professional sports teams have fabled histories and rabid fanbases, but all of them are in some vestige of … let’s call it rebuilding, meaning bettors might have to put their loyalty aside when making either pre-game bets or wagers after the games have already started.
The most successful of Michigan’s professional sports teams are the Detroit Red Wings, whose 11 Stanley Cup championships are the most for any American National Hockey League team.
In the National Basketball Association, the Detroit Pistons are three-time champions, but the golden age, make that “Bad Boys” age of Isaiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn is long over and the team hasn’t won a playoff game since 2004.
The Detroit Tigers, who have fielded lineups including Hall of Famers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, continue to rebuild in Major League Baseball, but a highly regarded crop of rookies at least portends of better summers ahead. They might be a perfect place to dabble in futures wagering. More on that momentarily.
Oh, and those Detroit Lions continue to slog away. At least the National Football League franchise in Honolulu Blue has the national spotlight on Thanksgiving, if that’s a good thing.
What are futures wagers for Michigan online sports betting?
Futures wagers available at FanDuel allow you to make long-range predictions about the outcome of league championships or player awards.
Have a feeling on who will win the NFC North – Lions, really? – or the World Series – Tigers? Come on – then futures wagers are a great avenue to give sports betting a try.
How about the league MVP or which college star will be the top draft pick in the NBA draft? Bettors can make wagers on these markets before the season even begins or as it’s underway (the odds are better for you the earlier you bet) and then wait to see how they pan out. It’s getting paid for seeing something before anyone else.