Regulators in Michigan announced Tuesday that online gambling would launch in the state this Friday. That will include both Michigan online sports betting and online casino apps.
Even better, new users can sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook Michigan and get a $200 pre-registration bonus:
DraftKings Sportsbook and Casino Pre-Registration Link in Michigan
Here’s how to pre-register for DraftKings Sportsbook in Michigan:
- Click this link
- When you get to the landing page, click “claim this offer”
- Enter your name and other registration info
When DraftKings launches in Michigan, you’ll be able to claim a $200 bonus after your make your deposit.
DraftKings Sportsbook Launch in Michigan
It will be a raucous, frenzied rollout as nine(!) different operators have been approved to launch, according to Matthew Doyle, a local news sports director:
The Michigan Gaming Control Board authorized nine operators to begin online sports betting or both online gaming and sports betting at noon on Friday, Jan. 22. @MISportsNow
Here's the list of operators: pic.twitter.com/Pj8tXOoor0
— Matthew Doyle (@_MatthewJDoyle) January 19, 2021
This includes DraftKings Sportsbook through its Michigan partnership with the Bay Mills Indian Community.
Unlike in other states, including Pennsylvania, which have seen staggered launch dates from operators and a three-day soft launch period, Michigan is planning for a flag-drop stop: everyone goes.
This will open up competition for DraftKings, since its chief competitor, FanDuel Sportsbook, will go live on the same day, along with BetRivers, William Hill, BetMGM and even Barstool Sportsbook.
Typically, DraftKings had been the first out of the gate in other states. But they’ll share the spotlight in Michigan.
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Beyond just superior tech and an intuitive user experience, they have a stellar online casino built right into the DraftKings app.
Michigan will be the first state to allow both online sports betting and online casino to launch at the same time, and only the third state overall to offer an online casino.
This will provide a competitive advantage for DraftKings in Michigan, since some, like Barstool, will only have sports betting.
A $200 Pre-Registration Bonus
Beyond the unique nature of the launch in Michigan, the state is even allowing sports betting operators to accept pre-registrations from new users. DraftKings is one of the three operators accepting these in Michigan.
This is a unique offer. Clearly, sportsbook operators are furiously trying to gain new customers… before they even launch in the state. With nine sportsbooks out of the gate at once, this need to garner market share will be even more important.
Beyond that, Michigan offers very favorable online gambling conditions. Sports betting and online casino are both available out of the gate, and there are favorable tax conditions in the state.
With the launch just in time for the NFC and AFC Championship game, and of course the Super Bowl, DraftKings Sportsbook Michigan is ready for a fast start.