Michigan offers its players some of the best online gambling brands available in the nation. With this helpful table, GambleOnlineMichigan.com will assist you in finding which online casinos, sportsbooks and poker rooms are available and what bonus offers are currently featured.
Michigan online gambling update
With legal online gambling now available in Michigan, news is breaking almost every day. As these stories unfold, GambleOnlineMichigan.com will be your primary source for all of the latest developments, headlines and casino and sportsbook reviews.
Our top stories right now:
- Governor Whitmer signs 2019 bill into law legalizing Michigan online gambling
- BetMGM and Golden Nugget among first to launch legal online casinos in Michigan in January 2021
- DraftKings and FanDuel begin offering legal sports betting in Michigan in January 2021
- PokerStars opens first legal online poker room in Michigan in January 2021
- Four Winds Casino latest to launch online casino and sportsbook in February 2021
- Eleven Michigan online casinos and sportsbooks now available to play
- PointsBet Casino and Parx Casino soon to offer Michigan online gambling
- Online gambling boosts Detroit’s tax revenues in February
- Google Play store now offering DraftKings Sportsbook app
- Michigan online sportsbooks ready for the return of the Major League Baseball season
- BetMGM launched their poker room in Michigan in March 2021
- Others expected to soon offer online poker rooms in Michigan
Check back with us frequently to stay informed of all the important Michigan online gambling news and updates!
Michigan online gambling laws
A veto by former governor Rick Snyder prevented Michigan online gambling from being legalized in 2018. However, a different bipartisan bill was introduced in 2019, and in December of that year, new Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the Lawful Internet Gaming Act. The new law allowed the state’s land-based casinos to offer legal online casino gaming, sports betting and online poker to anyone in the state over the age of 21.
Online gambling in Michigan is overseen by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. This entity issues all of the required licenses for online and mobile gaming provided that the site is partnered with a land-based Michigan casino. To obtain the initial five-year license to operate online, the site is required to pay a $50,000 application fee. Once accepted, the actual license costs $100,000 with a yearly $50,000 renewal fee.
The tax rate for casino operators is a four-tiered plan with 20 to 28 percent paid to the state based on overall gaming revenue. There is also an 8.4 percent tax rate for online sports betting and daily fantasy sports. The Michigan Department of Treasury estimates that legal online gambling will bring in $19 million in new revenue for the state. This additional tax revenue is slated to add $4.8 million to the School Aid Fund and $4 million to the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund.
Online Casinos in Michigan
The 2019 passage of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act legalized online gambling in Michigan. However, it wasn’t until January 2021 that the first online casinos opened for business. Now, anyone visiting or residing in the state of Michigan and over the age of 21 can legally play online at:
- BetMGM Casino
- DraftKings Casino
- FanDuel Casino
- Golden Nugget
- William Hill Casino
- BetRivers Casino
- WynnBET Casino
- TwinSpires Casino
- PokerStars Casino
- Barstool Casino
- PointsBet Casino
- Four Winds Casino
Four more casinos are set to launch in 2021: PointsBet Casino, Parx Casino, TBD/FireKeepers Casino and TBD/Soaring Eagle Casino.
All of Michigan’s online casinos offer the most sought-after casino table games and slots. This includes, but is not limited to, blackjack, roulette, craps, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, casino Texas Hold’em, baccarat, keno and video poker. The Michigan Gaming Control Board ensures that each game is regulated and fair for every player.
Each online casino makes signup fast, easy and secure though either their desktop site or iOS or Android mobile app. They offer a wide variety of deposit and withdrawal methods, and plenty of bonus offers and promotions.
Online Sports Betting in Michigan
It took a US Supreme Court decision and the passage of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act in 2019, but Michigan online sports betting is now legal. To engage in online sports betting, you simply need to signup for an account, be in the state of Michigan, and verify you’re over the age of 21.
Legal sportsbooks are now open at:
- Golden Nugget
- William Hill
- Four Winds
Four more online sportsbooks are set to launch in 2021, including PointsBet, Parx, TBD/FireKeepers and TBD/Soaring Eagle.
All of these fully licensed sportsbooks are accessible either through a desktop site or a convenient iOS or Android mobile app. Each offers point spread, moneyline, over/under, parlay and futures betting. You can bet on all of the major sporting events and leagues as well as on all of Michigan’s professional and college sports teams.
Make sure to check with GambleOnlineMichigan.com and shop around at each sportsbook to find the best odds, bonuses and promotions currently available.
Online Poker in Michigan
While Michigan legalized online poker in 2019, it has taken longer for online poker sites to officially launch. The first to get up and running was PokerStars which became active on January 29, 2021. BetMGM launched its online poker site in March 2021, others like 888 Poker and WSOP (World Series of Poker) anticipated they’ll become available in the near future. Check back with GambleOnlineMichigan.com to find out when these sites become live.
Online poker is open to anyone within the state Michigan who is over the age of 21. As of this moment, online poker games are only played between people in Michigan. A bill is in the works which would allow multi-state poker games and tournaments to be available to Michigan players, but when that will become a state law is unknown.
While Texas Hold’em is the most popular online poker game, several others are available for play. Tables for games of Omaha, Omaha hi/low, Courchevel, seven-card stud, five-card draw and others are now open and ready to play.
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