BetMGM Launched a Mobile Sports Betting App in Michigan: $500 Offer Inside

Posted By Brant James on January 28, 2021

BetMGM Sportsbook became a high-profile player in Michigan online sports betting as the official sports betting partner of the Detroit Lions. But the global brand was already well-established in the state with MGM Grand Detroit casino.

Now BetMGM in Michigan can take the casino with them everywhere within state lines.

With mobile and online sports betting launched in Michigan on Jan. 22, the BetMGM app is likely to become a popular destination for sports bettors no matter where they are in the state. The company’s partnership with the Lions figures to signal scores of promotions and prize opportunities during the NFL season.

BetMGM Sportsbook bonus offer

New BetMGM customers qualify for a one-time bonus by using the MGM bonus code PLAYBONUS upon registration. Initial deposits will be matched up to $500. A minimum of $10 is required on the first deposit. Just click on the link above.

Additionally, BetMGM offers numerous promotions throughout the sports calendar. Some of the more common ones are as follows:

  • Money Monday Club: Weekly opt-in where bettors earn a $10 free bet after making $50 worth of qualifying wagers.
  • Bet Basketball Live: Another opt-in rewarding live bets on NBA or NCAA basketball games Tuesday-Saturday.
    • $25 wagered earns $5 in free bets
    • $50 wagered earns $10 in free bets
    • $100 wagered earns $20 in free bets
    • $250 wagered earns $50 in free bets
    • $500 wagered earns $100 in free bets
  • Follow The Puck: Weekly NHL opt-in for pre-game NHL bets, which earn free live bets up to $100 according to the following schedule:
    • $25 wagered earns $5 in free bets
    • $50 wagered earns $10 in free bets
    • $100 wagered earns $20 in free bets
    • $250 wagered earns $50 in free bets
    • $500 wagered earns $100 in free bets

How to download the BetMGM Sportsbook app in Michigan

The BetMGM app works on all Android and iOS devices and gives players the freedom to wager wherever they may be, from The Big House to the Upper Peninsula.

When prompted by your device, verify that you trust the download and tap through a few quick prompts.

How to bet online at BetMGM Sportsbook  in Michigan

New customers can sign up for a new account quickly and easily in Michigan.

Geo-location software in your phone or computer will make sure that you’re within state borders and legally able to proceed. Persons who work in a few certain professions are not allowed to make wagers, most notably those who could affect the outcome of sporting events such as referees, coaches or players. Certain employees of the gaming industry are also barred.

Luckily, Michigan allows remote registration, meaning you can sign up from anywhere rather than having to go to a casino sportsbook. Or you can visit the MGM Grand Detroit casino.

Some personal information will be required for verification before depositing.

  • Click the “Register” tab on the top right of the BetMGM Sports homepage
  • Enter your name, email, and date of birth
  • Click “Continue”
  • Create a user ID and password
  • Input the last four digits of your Social Security number and mobile phone number
  • Click “Continue”
  • Enter your complete address as it appears on your ID
  • Click “Continue”
  • Establish two security questions
  • Enter the BetMGM Michigan bonus code PLAYBONUS
  • Click the boxes attesting that you are older than 21 years of age and acknowledging you understand you are prohibited from sharing your account, that you are eligible to bet on sports in the state, and that you have read the terms of service and privacy policy.
  • Click on the “Create My Account” tab

You’re a BetMGM Sportsbook customer.

How to deposit and withdraw with your BetMGM Sportsbook account

BetMGM accepts several forms of secure payments to fund and withdraw money from your account, including debit cards and major credit cards, and third-party processors. You can also do it in person.

Deposits

To deposit, click “Deposit” at the top right header, select the desired deposit method, and follow prompts.

BetMGM deposit methods are:

  • Credit or debit cards: Visa and Mastercard are accepted, but some banks do not accept deposit requests from online gambling sites.
  • ACH e-check: This allows deposits directly from your bank account.
  • NETELLER: A third-party online payment processor, that requires a separate account. Transaction speeds are fast.
  • Online banking transfer: Customers can directly link their bank and BetMGM accounts online.
  • PayNearMe: 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and CVS have outlets to accept cash for immediate deposit into BetMGM accounts.
  • Cashier at BetMGM Sports Lounge at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino: 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit. In other states, you are able to fund your account at the land-based casino partner of the online sportsbook. We expect that to be the case here, though we do suggest you confirm with the casino before making a special trip for this purpose

Withdrawals

You can normally withdraw your winnings from BetMGM using the same method you used to make a deposit. If withdrawals are not available using your deposit method, BetMGM will help you make alternative arrangements.

Acceptable BetMGM withdrawal methods include:

  • ACH/e-check
  • Check by mail
  • NETELLER
  • Casino cashier at MGM Grand Detroit

To claim your money, select the “Withdrawal” and click on your desired method. Then follow the prompts.

BetMGM allows bettors to “cash out” of some single and multiple bets, which means you can withdraw some winnings or return a portion of potential losses and end a bet even though the event is ongoing.

Check with BetMGM for specific “cash out” rules that apply to different games and leagues.

BetMGM sportsbook features in Michigan

The “log-in” and registration buttons are located in the upper right corner, as with most online sports, with a menu of major sports betting markets conveniently just below in a horizontal banner.

Some timely parlays and bet boosters are high-lighted just below, with the design then ceding to the typical layout of live markets centered in the screen.

Bettable markets are also tabbed down the left margin and you can find your bets in the “Bet Slip” section on the right side of the screen.

What sports can I bet on in Michigan?

Every major professional sports league – most importantly NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL – has a franchise based in Michigan and Michigan State compete in the storied Big Ten conference. Other smaller, but popular universities abound as cheering, and now, betting options.

Michigan’s pro sports royalty is the Detroit Red Wings, with 11 Stanley Cup championships in the National Hockey League team.

In the National Basketball Association, the Detroit Pistons are three-time champions.

The Detroit Tigers could be on the verge of a renaissance with a coveted crop of young players soon to take the field.

Detroit Lions interest remains high as the frustration for a team that continues to rebuild.

What are futures wagers for Michigan online sports betting?

Futures wagers available at BetMGM are all about long-range predictions on the outcome of league championships, player awards or sundry performance targets.

Think Matthew Stafford will lead the league in passing next year? Then futures wagers are a great avenue to give sports betting a try.

How about the league MVP or which college star will be the top draft pick in the NBA draft? Bettors can make wagers on these markets before the season even begins or as it’s underway (the odds are better for you the earlier you bet) and then wait to see how they pan out. It’s getting paid for seeing something before anyone else.

Photo by Rick Osentoski / Associated Press
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Brant James is a veteran journalist who has twice been recognized in the Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, most recently in 2020. He's covered motorsports, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball among a myriad of others beats and written enterprise and sports business for publications including USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com.

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