Is FireKeepers Sportsbook legal in Michigan?
Yes, FireKeepers Sportsbook is legal in MI and has been since sports betting in Michigan was legalized for good in 2019. Their retail sportsbook opened its doors in June 2020, and the online version of FireKeepers Sportsbook took its first bet in July of 2021.
Does FireKeepers online sportsbook have a retail location in Michigan?
Yes, FireKeepers online sportsbook has a retail location in Battle Creek, Michigan. Located at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel, the casino, and sportsbook is operated and managed by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi indigenous tribe.
Originally opened in 2009, the casino added an 8-story hotel in 2012, finishing its complete refurbishment in 2021. A year prior, FireKeepers Casino Sportsbook opened in June 2020, where it remains today as one of the area’s only retail sportsbooks.
When online sports betting went live in Michigan in 2021, a sportsbook was quickly opened with the official online opening in July 2021.
Our expert opinion on FireKeepers Sportsbook Michigan
Even though they are one of the smaller players in the robust Michigan online sportsbook market, FireKeepers Sportsbook Michigan holds its own with the best of them. Locally owned and operated, FireKeepers takes pride in being Michigan-owned and still having odds for all of the top sports leagues in the country.
With their retail sportsbook at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan, sports bettors who like placing bets in person have a place to do it as well. When it comes to promotions, overall, they do fall short compared to their competition, but they still do have a solid welcome bonus.
Their sportsbook mobile app is also solid, containing all the features users on their desktop site have come to love. It’s also worth mentioning that their customer support team is knowledgeable and responsive, with everything from live chat to phone support offered.
Unlike their offshore competition, FireKeepers Sportsbook Michigan is fully licensed and regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, with the full backing of the state government. That means that not only can you rest assured that all of your funds are fully secured by the state of Michigan, but all of your activity on FireKeepers is fully regulated and legal.