A Guide To March Madness Betting At Michigan Online Sportsbooks

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on March 19, 2021 - Last Updated on August 17, 2021

The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is here. Yes, after a one-year hiatus, betting on March Madness has returned.

It’s an exciting time for bettors around the country, but especially for those in the latest state to join the grouping of states with legalized betting. Michigan online sports betting launched earlier this year and it’s our job here at PlayUSA to ensure you have a rundown of legal betting options to choose from.

Below you will find a quick how-to on signing up with a betting account, which sportsbooks are live, a few promo options, and some key dates to remember.

Quick recap on creating a Michigan sports betting account

Below we will provide a quick recap on how to set up your account for mobile sports betting in Michigan.

The following steps can be used at all 12 legal online sportsbooks in the state. The first steps are relatively simple: select the sportsbook of your choice and download the corresponding iOS or Android app.

Sportsbooks in Michigan will ask you to provide a few bits of information.

  • First and last name
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Valid email address
  • Home address
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number

Again, all of the information requested above is standard across the US. Additionally Michigan allows remote registration so you can accomplish signing up from anywhere in the state.

Once your account is created, you can choose from multiple methods to deposit money into your account and begin betting. Similarly, each sportsbook provides various ways to withdraw your winnings.

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Michigan online sportsbooks to choose from

As noted, there are 12 online sportsbooks live in Michigan.

Some of the well-known sportsbooks like the DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook were first to launch on January 22. Since then the list has grown and continues to grow.

Customers can choose from the following:

* denotes sportsbook partnered with tribal casino for retail and online sports betting.

Remember, mobile sportsbooks in Michigan permit a number of different bets including moneyline, parlays, and point spread, to name a few.

March Madness promo offers in Michigan

Before you being making bets be sure and check to see if your sportsbook of choice is offering any special promotions or bonuses for March Madness.

Below we have a collection of special promos/bonuses to check out before the tournament begins.

PointsBet Sportsbook

Right now you can head over and sign-up with PointsBet to enjoy two risk-free bets up to $2,000.

Golden Nugget Sports

Golden Nugget is offering customers a free bet valued at $250.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel is the top sports betting operator in the US and is offering a risk-free $1,000 bet just in time for the big dance.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings is expecting big things in March and to that extent, the company is offering customers up to $1,050 free.

William Hill Sportsbook

One of the well-established sportsbooks, William Hill, is offering customers a $500 risk-free bet for March Madness.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM is offering customers a free bet plus an extra bet every week.

March Madness – scheduled dates to remember

The tournament kicked off yesterday, March 18th with the first four.

  • 1st/2nd Rounds — March 19-22
  • Regionals — March 25-28
  • Final Four & National Championship — April 3-5

Also, whether you live in Michigan or not, be sure to check if your state allows for betting on in-state college teams. Additionally, double-check if you live in a state with online sports betting at all. Unfortunately, sports betting in states like Mississippi and New York is retail only.

Lastly, don’t miss our popular Best Way To Bet $50 On March Madness piece for some tips.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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