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What was the PointsBet Michigan promo?

The PointsBet Michigan promo was 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: July 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: PointsBet
Legal in Michigan: No
Partner in Michigan: Northern Water Casino Resort
Payment methods:

How you could sign up for PointsBet Sportsbook in MI and claim their promo

Screenshot of PointsBet Michigan homepage
Signing up for PointsBet Sportsbook in MI was a simple process that likely didn't take more than about 10 minutes to complete. Here’s how you could have registered and claimed their Michigan sports betting promo.

  1. Open the registration form: Using the link at the top of this page, you opened up the registration form in a new browser window. This took you to the PointsBet site and directly to the signup page.
  2. Set up your account: Next, you needed to provide your first and last name, email address, and the state where you were playing. It should have automatically filled in “Michigan,” but if not, you could manually select it in the dropdown menu.
  3. Complete the registration form: On the next part of the form, you were 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 needed to check a box confirming that you had read and accepted the terms of service and privacy policy. You could also optionally check the box agreeing to SMS communications if you didn't use an email address to sign up. Clicking “Join PointsBet” when you were done served as your affirmation that you were at least 21 years old (the age requirement under Michigan law), that your job didn’t prohibit you from betting in MI, and that the information you submitted was true and accurate.
  5. Make a deposit and place your wagers: Finally, you needed to make a deposit and place your first wager. On the first day of the bonus, you were automatically entered once you placed your first bet, but on subsequent days, you had to opt in for your wagers to count for the promo. If you missed a day, you weren’t disqualified, you only lost out on that day's bonus. As a reminder, the bonus bets were capped at a $100 amount per day (totaling $1,000 over 10 days) and would only be awarded if your first wager on that day scored as a loss.

Sports that were available on PointsBet Sportsbook in MI

Screenshot of PointsBet Michigan Sport section
PointsBet Sportsbook made 16 sports available on its platform in MI. Here were some of the most popular options you could wager on.

  • 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 were 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 were able to find what you needed on PointsBet MI. Here were 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 didn't need to worry about downloading a state-specific version of the PointsBet mobile app. The program was available in all states where PointsBet was live and operating, so they could play on the go with ease.

It's worth noting that the Michigan betting app combined the sportsbook and casino platforms, though gamblers didn't have to sign up for both if they only intended to play one or the other.

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

On the positive side, the app was very easy to navigate, showcasing both intuitiveness and fluidity. The display was eye-catching but not distracting, and users could customize several aspects of the display to better suit their screens.

How to download the PointsBet app on iOS

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

  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 downloaded the app, you could 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 was very similar to the iOS steps. Here’s what you needed 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 was downloaded, you could create your PointsBet account, make a deposit, place your first wager, and claim the welcome bonus.

No, PointsBet Sportsbook is not 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 bought the rights to PointsBet’s U.S. sportsbook operations and operates the platform on PointsBet’s behalf. Fanatics completed the process of converting the bookie to its own systems, rolling out in three states per month between August 2023 and May 2024. Due to this, PointsBet has closed its sportsbook in Michigan.

Did Michigan have a PointsBet Sportsbook retail location?

No, PointsBet Sportsbook did not have a retail location in Michigan. However, gamblers were 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 operated a sports bar inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Contact details for PointsBet Sportsbook in Michigan

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

Here were 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 was a solid alternative to other operators in the state and an entertaining platform to use. The payout times were reasonable, the integration of the casino portion of the app and website was seamless, and the odds tended to lean slightly more in the players’ favor compared to competitors like DraftKings and FanDuel.

PointsBetting was our favorite feature as it was a unique and fun approach to sports betting. We did advise extreme caution and responsible gambling practices with this bet type, as it could easily lead to significant losses if you weren't careful. The operator had a full section of responsible gambling resources available in the help center which should have been reviewed if you or someone you knew was struggling with problematic betting behaviors.

However, the sportsbook wasn’t without a few flaws that were key areas for improvement. PointsBet didn’t offer nearly as many promotions as other Michigan operators, though this could have changed following the Fanatics takeover. We’d also have liked 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 gave PointsBet Sportsbook Michigan an overall rating of 4 out of 5. This score was based on these factors:

  • Welcome bonus: Rating 3/5. The maximum bonus amount of $1,000 in bonus bets was on the higher end of promos available to Michigan players, but it required 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 offered many of the usual banking methods, though it was 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 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 continued to innovate in the gambling space. Additionally, the array of 16 different sports to choose from was a nice touch. With more promotions offered, this score would have improved to a 5.
  • Customer support: Rating 4/5. PointsBet didn'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.


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

Yes, you needed 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.

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

Yes, you could 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 regulated PointsBet in Michigan?

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) regulated 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 could trust PointsBet as a legit, licensed bookmaker.

Was PointsBet the best sportsbook in MI?

PointsBet was 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.