Best Betting Michigan

Sportsbook Reviews and Online Casino Reviews Explained

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Mar 4, 2024

If you’re looking to read the best sportsbook reviews and the best online casino reviews and you’re located within Michigan state, then you’ve landed on the right page - our main reviews hub.

Our betting site reviews hub tells you exactly how we review the sportsbooks and casinos that you’ll find listed and ranked across this website as well as pointing you in the right direction to read all of our current sportsbook reviews and casino reviews for players from Michigan.

We believe it’s important that you trust us, so we’re completely transparent with how our experts review the operators. You can read on below to find out more, but first lets give you a full list of sportsbooks and a full list of online casinos that Michiganders can legally play at.

Full List of Michigan Sportsbooks for 2024

All Michigan Sportsbook Reviews

  1. BetMGM
    BetMGM Sportsbook

    First Bet Offer - Up to $1,500 back in Bonus Bets

  2. Logo of FanDuel in Michigan
    FanDuel Sportsbook

    Up to $1,000 Second Chance Bet - Paid in Bonus Bets

  3. Logo of BetRivers sportsbook
    BetRivers Sportsbook

    Second chance bet of up to $500

  4. Logo for Golden Nugget Sportsbook brand in Michigan
    Golden Nugget Sportsbook

    Bonus Bet up to $250

  5. Caesars Sportsbook Michigan
    Caesars Sportsbook

    First Bet Offer - Up to $1,000 back in Bonus Bets

As you can see above there are plenty of sportsbook reviews to check out, read, digest and allow you to make better decisions about where to place your bets. Unless you have a good idea of where you want to play, we suggest choosing a few reviews and understanding each brand as well as possible before signing up.

You can also use our unique and bespoke side-by-side comparison tool, if you wish to compare more sportsbooks against each other.

Full List of Michigan Online Casinos for 2024

All Michigan Online Casino Reviews

  1. Current logo of BetMGM casino for Michigan users
    BetMGM Casino

    100% Deposit Match up to $1,000 + $25 On the House Casino Bonus

  2. Image of the BetRivers Casino Logo
    BetRivers Casino

    Up to $500 Cash Back on Your First 24 hours of Play!

  3. Logo for Golden Nugget Sportsbook brand in Michigan
    Golden Nugget Casino

    $1,000 Match Bonus + 200 Spins

As with our sportsbook reviews, there are multiple online casino reviews to get stuck into, and with so much choice, it’s worth being clear on what’s important to you when playing at a casino.

Our comparison tool also highlights the differences between all of the best casinos available to Michigan and is a useful tool to utilize before signing up to play.

Comparing Sportsbooks and Comparing Casinos in Michigan

Lists and ranking tables of sportsbooks and casinos are great, and give you a good head start on where the right place to play is.

However, at Best Betting Michigan, we think it’s equally important to put operators up against each other, using our bespoke comparison tool. This way you’ll see more of the technical details that matter and allow you to make a much better informed decision.

Below you’ll see a sportsbook comparison tool and an online casino comparison tool giving you more detail than anywhere else.

BetMGM Sportsbook
Logo of FanDuel in Michigan
FanDuel Sportsbook
Logo of BetRivers sportsbook
BetRivers Sportsbook
Logo for Golden Nugget Sportsbook brand in Michigan
Golden Nugget Sportsbook
Payment Methods10876
Top Payment MethodsVisa, Mastercard, PaypalPaypal, Venmo, VisaMastercard, Visa, PaypalMastercard, Paypal, Play+ Card
Cash out
Live stats
Live scores
Bet Builder
Live streaming
Free to play
Current logo of BetMGM casino for Michigan users
BetMGM Casino
Image of the BetRivers Casino Logo
BetRivers Casino
Logo for Golden Nugget Sportsbook brand in Michigan
Golden Nugget Casino
Payment Methods976
Top Payment MethodsBetMGM Play+, Paypal, MastercardPaypal, Play+ Card, VIP PreferredPaypal, Visa, Mastercard
Demo Play
Live Dealer
Exclusive Games
Casino Tournaments
Casino Races

How do we Review Sportsbooks and Casinos?

It’s so important to us that you can trust the review process so we’ve been completely transparent with what we brief our experts to look for when they’re reviewing.

Whilst there’s always room for freedom of expression within our betting site reviews and casino reviews, our contributors follow a template that adds consistency and gives you a structure that is understandable. This is why, no matter which reviews you check out, they will always have a familiar feel to them.

Our Expert Writers and Contributors

At the beginning there is our expert - these are always people who have experience working and writing within the iGaming industry and understand the elements a good operator provides. They may be specialized to sports betting, or casino, or possibly have expertise across a broader spectrum, but they will always be experts.

Our Editorial Guidelines

All of our experts are chosen based on the experience and expertise they can bring to the table but we still like to keep a set of editorial standards and guidelines in place to ensure that you are getting the most out of us.

Every review written has been done so with the expert actually taking the time to play and experience the sportsbook or casino first hand, coupled with their own expert knowledge of the brand in question.

We aren’t influenced by commercial partnerships, meaning our rankings are truly based on our opinions of the sportsbooks and casinos in question.

Our experts write factually and from a position of their truth - if something isn’t great, even if the overall opinion is good, you’ll know about it. This way, if there’s a specific area you prefer a casino to be strong in, then you’ll know whether they meet your standards or not.

We understand that what is great for one user, may be useless for another user, so we aim to come from a position of objectivity whilst giving the user as much information as possible, allowing them to make better informed decisions.

So, what can you expect from the reviews themselves?

Sportsbook and Online Casino Data Points

At the start of every review and within our sidebars, you’ll see a small snapshot of the key information you need to make your decision. Of course you can continue to read if you have a specific area you want to know more about, but the initial snippet and the data around it should be enough to give you a real feel for the quality of the operator. Data points include:

  • Site product features
  • Welcome or Sign-up bonus
  • T&Cs around promotions
  • Payment methods
  • Payment limits
  • Customer support details
  • Number of games

Our Approach to Bonuses in Reviews

All major sportsbooks and top casinos in Michigan have welcome bonuses and ongoing promotions for current customers.

They’re all different in subtle ways so we ensure that you will understand them as best as possible.

Within each review, we detail the key terms and conditions that come attached to these bonus promotions. We jump right into the fine print to assess bonus requirements such as the wagering/playthrough, match type and minimum odds.

This allows us, based on experience, to really gauge whether a bonus is a strong option or not.

Existing Customer Promotions

Whether you root for the Wolverines or the Lions, the Pistons or the Red Wings, our betting reviews will highlight the best ongoing customer promotions in Michigan which look to reward customer loyalty over the long term.

Equally our casino reviews also heavily focus on regular promotions aimed at keeping users returning to the brand.

We apply a solid weighting to bonuses in general - not just the amount but the quality on offer. After all, no one wants a bonus they can’t really earn due to play through requirements.

Trust and Security - at the Heart of Everything we Stand For.

As with any online transaction, trust and security should be at the forefront of any decision you make when it comes to betting on sports or gambling at an online casino. We know when you land on Best Betting Michigan, you expect to find the most trusted betting reviews and the most trusted online casino reviews.

The good news for you is that every site listed on Best Betting Michigan has been highly vetted by us, but also gone through the licensing process of the MGCB, meaning they must offer the highest levels of security to ensure that your personal information and your betting journey is safe and secure.

As mentioned above, the State of Michigan has rigorous testing and licensing procedures to ensure you are protected. We look at important aspects such as security certificates, payment gateways, data encryption and responsible gambling tools to clarify whether a site takes your safety seriously.

Mobile Apps and Mobile Betting within our Reviews

Pretty much all operators focused on Michigan can offer a mobile first approach, ranging from app to mobile web. Our team of experts take the time to experience all of these platforms to help aid our ratings and ensure you are best informed.

We consider our teams personal experiences as well as feedback from our users. We consider items such as; website navigation, number of clicks to place bet, load speeds, & account admin. The mobile experience is often significantly different from the desktop view and this will also differ for the same sportsbook on each mobile version.

Betting Product and Casino Product

Critical for a sports betting site and integral to our betting site reviews, is the number of different sports that are available to bet on. We’ll delve into the major sports such as Football betting and Basketball, both pro and college while also looking further afield for sports such as Australian Rules Football and cricket.

The depth of markets available is an important consideration also. Online products and data streams allow sportsbooks to be far more creative in the number and type of betting markets that they offer. Utilizing many of the same data providers as the big European sportsbooks, Michigan's online operators can take bets on anything from the standard team spread, totals and moneyline to individual player props.

Finally, we take a look at the odds on offer by the various sportsbooks. For some, part of the entertainment of sports betting is in identifying value in a bet. This is the idea that you believe the odds offered by the sportsbook for a certain event are bigger than they should be. Throughout our analysis, we monitor the odds offered to identify which sportsbooks keep them tight, and which might provide more value opportunities.

When it comes to the online casino product, our reviews will walk you through the games providers, the platforms they run, the types of games available and the limits they offer. You’ll have a huge insight into each brand and what they can deliver for you.

Live Betting and Live Casino Opportunities

Live betting, also known as in-play betting is the capability to bet on an event while it is taking place. This allows you to assess the action and make more informed decisions based on how your selection is performing. Live betting options and products vary significantly between sportsbooks. In the UK as an example it is reported that live betting for many of the large books can be 70% of their handle.

We will take a look at the depth of the live markets available (if any) but also the surrounding features. Live streaming, event visualizations, commentary, statistics and data will all feature within our reviews.

Likewise with casinos and their live casino opportunities. Which live dealer games providers do they have? How does the experience differ? What do you need to know as a user of live casino products? We answer all of this within our reviews.

Payment Methods at Sportsbooks and Casinos

Each payment provider supplying operators in Michigan needs to be approved by the MGCB. This means that you are able to deposit with peace of mind that your transactions are safe. What we are looking at within our reviews are:

  • The number of deposit and withdrawal methods available
  • Speed of withdrawal
  • Deposit and withdrawal limits

Why are these important? Because it’s your money, and we believe that a good sportsbook or casino should treat it well and be efficient in their processing. This plays a lot in our rankings because it’s such a fundamental part of the process.

Customer Support Options

Response and resolution times are important as well as the number of options available to reach the operators’ customer support team. This might include; phone, instant chat and email. Our experts will test out each of these support options to see if the sportsbooks meet their own promises.

We also like to factor in customer surge response times. As volumes and thus queries can be significantly impacted by sporting events, it is important to look at how the operator is set up to deal with such periods. One day when the Lions make the Playoffs, we’ll be sure to send in some curveballs to the customer support teams and see how they handle them.

Our Summaries and FAQs

As if the above isn’t enough we make sure that we succinctly produce a summary of the whole review. This way you can jump straight to this point if you don’t need all the detail and be able to make your decision straight away.

Likewise we try to answer as many FAQs for each brand as possible ensuring you have all the info you need.

In Summary

So, there you have it, this is the process we take for our sportsbook reviews and online casino reviews - ultimately you can rest assured that we’re doing our best to provide you with everything you need, from experts who’ve experienced the brands first-hand.

All of this info helps us to produce our ratings, which then lead to our ranking tables, which hopefully helps you to make informed decisions.