FanDuel has become the first sportsbook in the state to being taking registrations
Michigan sports gambling fans can now get in on the action. The state has opened the doors to online sports wagers and a full launch is expected sometime at the end of this month or the beginning of next month. In anticipation of being able to accept bets before the year’s end, FanDuel is already set up to welcome users and has launched a pre-registration process that has been authorized by the state.
To operate in Michigan, sportsbooks have to find a casino partner first. FanDuel found its place with MotorCity Casino and has become the only sportsbook in the state to launch sports gambling registration so far. In addition to its sports gambling operations, FanDuel is into the iGaming business, as well, and both types of gambling are available through the company’s virtual platform.
A number of other sportsbooks, including DraftKings and BetMGM (which already owns a casino in the state), have been working on securing a solid entry into the state. As the expected start date for sports gambling approaches, all of the big names will most likely make similar announcements to that of FanDuel in the coming weeks. Before the next NBA season starts on December 22, Michigan sports fans should have a number of options to turn to in order to start wagering.
Michigan lawmakers approved sports gambling in December of last year, about a year and a half after the US Supreme Court dropped the gavel on PASPA. The first physical sportsbooks opened in the state this past March, and the last piece of the puzzle, online wagering, now isn’t too far away.