Beginner?s Guide To DraftKings Sportsbook In Michigan, Plus Bonus Offer

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on January 22, 2021Last Updated on January 26, 2021

After a long wait, many Michigan online sportsbooks and online casinos finally go live today.

DraftKings has been one of the first to market in every state it has launched; Michigan is no expectation.

This handy guide will help you navigate the mobile DraftKings Sportsbook. Below you can find information on creating an account, depositing funds, placing bets, and sports you can wager on.

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How DraftKings Sportsbook bonus works

DraftKings offers several odds boosts, bonuses, and promotions.

When you sign-up with DraftKings, you receive a $25 free bet even before you make your first bet; however, this is for new customers only.

New customers also receive a 20% match bonus up to $1,000. For example, if your first deposit is $100, DraftKings will give you a free $20 bonus.

  • Exclusive bonus: $25 free bet
  • Deposit bonus: 20% match up to $1,000

Creating a DraftKings account to begin online sports betting in Michigan

The first step to online sports betting in Michigan is creating an account. Luckily, you can do this from the comfort of your home.

First, find the DraftKings Sportsbook app for iOS or Android and download it. Next, you will be asked to enter some personal information. Some people might be hesitant at first, but you will be asked for this information regardless of which sportsbook app you choose.

Information you might be asked for may include:

  • Social security number (last four digits)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Address and zip code
  • Full name

Additionally, you may be asked to download geolocation software (desktop) or switch on your location services (smartphone).

Create a username and password, and you are done.

Funding your DraftKings Michigan sports betting account

You’ve created an account; now, it’s time to deposit funds. Like other online accounts such as Amazon, Doordash, and Grubhub, you can transfer money from your personal bank account into your DraftKings account. This money is yours, and you can withdraw it at any time, day or night.

Across the US, all sportsbooks, DraftKings included, offer fast and easy ways to deposit money. Some of the easiest include:

  •  Credit/debit card
  • E-check
  • Wire transfer
  • Paypal/Skrill
  • DraftKings Prepaid Play+ Card

Of course, all these options are for online sportsbooks. While cash deposits are an option, it is traditionally reserved for retail sportsbooks.

Making withdraws

As mentioned, you can withdraw your funds at any time. DraftKings provides a few options to make things simple. All you do is click on your profile in the top left corner. Select “withdraw” and follow the instructions on the screen.

Withdraw options include:

  • Paypal: 3-5 days with a $1 minimum
  • Check: 7-14 days with a $15 minimum
  • Online banking: 3-5 days with NO minimum

Placing Michigan online bets with DraftKings

Once you have your account created and funded, it’s time to start placing bets.

Betting with DraftKings is easy. On the home screen, you can view a list of games for the day. Simply tap on which game you want to bet on, a “bet slip” screen will pop up and ask how much you wish to wager. Enter your amount and select “place bet” at the bottom.

A few traditional bets you can place are:

  • Parlay bets
  • Moneyline
  • Point Spread
  • Over/under
  • In-game bets 

Live bets or “in-game wagers” vary depending on the sport. For example, during professional football games, you can place bets on “who will score the next touchdown” or “how many points” will be scored at the end of a specific quarter.

Additionally, if you are already familiar with MI sports betting at the state’s retail casinos, you know there are several Michigan sports teams you can place bets on. These teams are:

  • Detroit Lions (NFL)
  • Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
  • Detroit Tigers (MLB)
  • Detroit Pistons (NBA)
  • Michigan Wolverines (NCAA)
  • Michigan State Spartans (NCAA)
  • Western Michigan Broncos (NCAA)
  • Central Michigan Chippewas (NCAA)
  • Eastern Michigan Eagles (NCAA)

Upcoming sporting events you can bet on now

Now that Michigan online sports betting has become a reality, there are several upcoming events you can start placing bets on now. Your options will be identical to retail locations so, if you can bet on a UFC match at a retail sportsbook, you can do it online as well.

A few upcoming  events include:

  • UFC 257: McGregor v. Poirier (Jan. 23)
  • NFC Championship: Tampa Bay Buccaneers v. Green Bay Packers (Jan. 24)
  • AFC Championship: Buffalo Bills v. Kansas City Chiefs (Jan. 24)
  • Super Bowl LV: NFC v. AFC (Feb. 7)

Of course, there are a number of popular sports to bet on. Some include:

  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • MMA/boxing
  • Baseball

Lastly, you can start placing futures bets on several championship games like the following:

  • 2021 NCAA College Football Champion
  • 2021 World Series Champion
  • 2021 NBA Finals Champion
  • 2021 Stanley Cup Champion
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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for Playin USA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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