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What is the PointsBet Michigan promo?

The PointsBet Michigan promo is up to $1,000 in bonus bets over your first 10 days using the platform. Example: Register for a PointsBet account in Michigan fund your account, and place a wager each day for 10 days. If your first bet on a given day scores as a loss, you’ll receive a bonus bet in equal amounts, up to $100 per day.

PointsBet MI Bonus

Sign-up bonus: No promo
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: PointsBet
Legal in Michigan: Yes
Partner in Michigan: Northern Water Casino Resort
Payment methods:
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How to sign up for PointsBet Sportsbook in MI and claim their promo

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Signing up for PointsBet Sportsbook in MI is a simple process that likely won’t take you more than about 10 minutes to complete. Here’s how you can register today and claim their Michigan sports betting promo.

  1. Open the registration form: Using the link at the top of this page, open up the registration form in a new browser window. This will take you to the PointsBet site and directly to the signup page.
  2. Set up your account: Next, you’ll need to provide your first and last name, email address, and the state where you’re playing. It should automatically fill in “Michigan,” but if not, you can manually select it in the dropdown menu.
  3. Complete the registration form: On the next part of the form, you’ll be prompted to enter your title (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Other, N/A), date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number (required by Michigan law to verify your identity), phone number (optional for two-factor authentication), mailing address, and account password (at least eight characters, at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character required).
  4. Check boxes to submit the signup: Almost done! After that, you’ll need to check a box confirming that you’ve read and accepted the terms of service and privacy policy. You can also optionally check the box agreeing to SMS communications if you don’t use an email address to sign up. Clicking “Join PointsBet” when you’re done will act to serve as your affirmation that you are at least 21 years old (the age requirement under Michigan law), that your job doesn’t prohibit you from betting in MI, and that the information you submitted is true and accurate.
  5. Make a deposit and place your wagers: Finally, you’ll need to make a deposit and place your first wager. On the first day of the bonus, you’ll automatically be entered once you place your first bet, but on subsequent days, you’ll have to opt in for your wagers to count for the promo. If you miss a day, you won’t be disqualified, you’ll only lose out on that day's bonus. As a reminder, the bonus bets are capped at a $100 amount per day (totaling $1,000 over 10 days) and will only be awarded if your first wager on that day scores as a loss.

Sports available on PointsBet Sportsbook in MI

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PointsBet Sportsbook has made 16 sports available on its platform in MI. Here are some of the most popular options you can wager on today.

  • Collegiate athletics: Michigan state law permits wagering on college sports, including on teams that call Michigan home. Each of the state’s seven NCAA Division I programs will have events offered on the PointsBet bookie.
  • Football: The NFL is unrivaled in U.S. betting popularity, and that holds true in Michigan as well. Whether you’re backing the local Detroit Lions or are a fan of another club, you’ll find hundreds of NFL bets available to you each week during the season.
  • Soccer: Accounting for the bulk of PointsBet’s available markets, soccer is the world’s most popular sport and the betting lines reflect it. PointsBet carries many of the top-flight European and North American competitions while also having loads of odds posted for international play.

What types of bets are available on PointsBet MI?

Whether you’re new to sports betting and are hoping to keep it simple or you’re a seasoned gambling vet looking to craft an intricate slip, you’ll be able to find what you need on PointsBet MI. Here are some of the most popular types of bets available with the bookmaker.

  • Moneyline bets: Moneyline bets are one of the more basic types of wagers available on PointsBet; they simply require picking the winner of a sporting event. The total number of points scored, margin of victory, or whether the game went to overtime aren’t factors to consider, just who is winning at the end of the match.
  • Prop bets: Prop bets are wagers that aren’t necessarily dependent on the outcome of the sporting event. For example, these could include which Tigers player will hit a home run, whether or not the Red Wings will score a goal in the first 10 minutes, or the combined points+assists+rebounds from the Pistons’ star player. Because these stat lines or game scenarios can happen whether the team wins or loses, they’re considered props.
  • PointsBetting: The bookie first introduced the concept of PointsBetting to act as a money multiplier for spread betting. For example, say PointsBet offered this option for the combined point total of 42 for a game between the Lions and the Green Bay Packers, and you wagered $10 on the over. You would multiply your winnings for each degree of difference on the final scoreline. So if Detroit won 28-27 (combined total of 55), the difference is 13 points, so you would get a 13x multiplier on your stake for winnings of $130. Just be careful, as if you had bet the under in the same scenario, your wager would result in a $130 loss.

The PointsBet mobile app in Michigan

Michigan gamblers won’t need to worry about downloading a state-specific version of the PointsBet mobile app. The program will be available in all states where PointsBet is live and operating, so you can play on the go with ease.

It’s worth noting that the Michigan betting app combines the sportsbook and casino platforms, though you won’t have to sign up for both if you only intend to play one or the other.

PointsBet’s app holds a 4.8/5 rating in the iOS App Store, but the 4.1/5 rating in the Google Play Store is indicative of a bit of a difference in the app’s performance across devices. Android users have mostly criticized the casino side of the app, with quite a few noticing the app has struggled after Fanatics took over the operation of PointsBet’s platform.

On the positive side, the app is very easy to navigate, showcasing both intuitiveness and fluidity. The display is eye-catching but not distracting, and you can customize several aspects of the display to better suit your screen.

How to download the PointsBet app on iOS

Downloading the PointsBet app on your iOS device only requires a steady internet connection and is free to install. Here’s how you can download it today.

  1. Open the App Store and log in with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Search for “PointsBet Sportsbook & Casino.”
  3. Press “Get,” then “Install.”

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can log in with your existing PointsBet account credentials or sign up for a new account if you haven’t already done so.

How to download the PointsBet app on Android

The download process for the PointsBet app on Android devices is very similar to the iOS steps. Here’s what you’ll need to do to complete the installation.

  1. Log into the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “PointsBet Sportsbook & Casino.”
  3. Press “Install” and let the download complete.

After the app is downloaded, you can create your PointsBet account, make a deposit, place your first wager, and claim the welcome bonus.

Yes, PointsBet Sportsbook is legal in Michigan. The Australian oddsmaker acquired an operating license from the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) in 2020 and launched its online sportsbook in Michigan in January 2021.

Since then, Fanatics has bought the rights to PointsBet’s U.S. sportsbook operations and operates the platform on PointsBet’s behalf. Fanatics is in the process of converting the bookie to its own systems, rolling out in three states per month between August 2023 and May 2024. The “new” system is being branded as “PointsBet: A Fanatics Experience,” though the name of the app and web platform doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon.

Does Michigan have a PointsBet Sportsbook retail location?

No, PointsBet Sportsbook does not have a retail location in Michigan. However, gamblers are still able to play in-person through PointsBet’s partnership with the Northern Waters Casino Resort in Watersmeet.

Northern Waters has a non-smoking sportsbook floor, complete with a full-service bar, multiple wall displays to show the odds, and nearby slot machines and blackjack tables. The betting counter opens at noon on weekdays and 10 AM on weekends, with closing times varying between 7 and 9 PM; meanwhile, the kiosks are open from 8 AM to 2 AM daily and open 24 hours on Saturdays.

PointsBet also operates a sports bar inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Contact details for PointsBet Sportsbook in Michigan

There are a few ways to get in touch with PointsBet Sportsbook’s customer service team in Michigan, though chances are you’ll be able to resolve most issues on your own through the FAQ pages in the help center. You can access the help center through the mobile app or on the website.

Here are the contact details for PointsBet Sportsbook in Michigan:

  • Chat: Through the website or app, available 24/7.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: No phone number listed.
  • Social Media: Yes, on Twitter (@PointsBetHelp)

Our expert opinion on PointsBet Sportsbook Michigan

In our expert opinion, PointsBet Sportsbook in Michigan is a solid alternative to other operators in the state and an entertaining platform to use. The payout times are reasonable, the integration of the casino portion of the app and website is seamless, and the odds tend to lean slightly more in the players’ favor compared to competitors like DraftKings and FanDuel.

PointsBetting is our favorite feature as it is a unique and fun approach to sports betting. We do advise extreme caution and responsible gambling practices with this bet type, as it can easily lead to significant losses if you aren’t careful. The operator has a full section of responsible gambling resources available in the help center which should be reviewed if you or someone you know is struggling with problematic betting behaviors.

However, the sportsbook isn’t without a few flaws that are key areas for improvement. PointsBet doesn’t offer nearly as many promotions as other Michigan operators, though this could change following the Fanatics takeover. We’d also like to see more payment options added, especially e-wallets like Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Venmo.

Our rating of PointsBet Sportsbook Michigan

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MI Betting has given PointsBet Sportsbook Michigan an overall rating of 4 out of 5. This score has been based on these factors:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 3/5. The maximum bonus amount of $1,000 in bonus bets is on the higher end of promos available to Michigan players, but it requires a hefty $1,000 upfront cost to take full advantage of the deal. Additionally, it can be easy for players to miss opting-in each day to re-up the bonus offer for their first 10 days of using the bookie.
  • Payment options: Rating 4/5. PointsBet offers many of the usual banking methods, though it is missing out on several e-wallet options (such as Venmo, Google Pay, and Apple Pay) which would help appeal to a wider audience.
  • Sportsbook app: Rating 4/5. We’ve found the app to perform quite well while testing for this review, though the differences in ratings among the App Store and Google Play Store are significant enough to warrant a bit of concern for Android users.
  • Variety and features: Rating 4/5. With one of the most unique ways to play in PointsBetting, the bookmaker has continued to innovate in the gambling space. Additionally, the array of 16 different sports to choose from is a nice touch. With more promotions offered, this score would improve to a 5.
  • Customer support: Rating 4/5. PointsBet doesn’t list a phone number on its site which keeps it from earning a full 5 rating. However, the FAQ pages, 24/7 support chat, and email responsiveness, as well as a social media help option, are all enough to buoy the score.

FAQ

Do I need to be 21 to bet on PointsBet online sportsbook in Michigan?

Yes, you need to be 21 to bet on PointsBet online sportsbook in Michigan. State law requires all players to be 21+ to place a sports bet in MI.

Can I find the PointsBet Sportsbook app in Michigan on Google Play?

Yes, you can find the PointsBet Sportsbook app in Michigan on the Google Play Store. PointsBet does not have a state-specific version of its betting application, so a generic search for “PointsBet Sportsbook & Casino” will cause the correct version to show up for download. You don’t have to use the casino section of the app, but casino betting is legal in MI, so you’re welcome to play if you would like to do so.

Who regulates PointsBet in Michigan?

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) regulates PointsBet in Michigan. As a gambling operator, PointsBet must comply with all MGCB standards for safety, security, and gaming integrity and could lose its license if it fails to meet those requirements. You can trust PointsBet as a legit, licensed bookmaker.

Is PointsBet the best sportsbook in MI?

PointsBet is among the best sportsbooks in MI, but the definition of “best” will vary from bettor to bettor. Some gamblers will prefer certain betting markets or types of sports that may not be available on all platforms while others may only need to keep it simple with a “no-frills” sports betting experience. MIBetting.com offers reviews of all legal, licensed Michigan gambling operators so you can make informed decisions before signing up with the top sportsbooks.