About the Author

Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman is Managing Editor of MichiganSharp.com. A recovering attorney, she's spent almost a decade developing and managing websites and writing for a variety of industries. Amber became a Cubs fan after living a handful of blocks from Wrigley Field, much to the chagrin of her Mets-loving family and Red Sox-loving husband. Amber writes for a number of online sites including the food and lifestyle site Food And Drink Destinations.

Michigan Vs. UCLA Betting Odds & Game Preview

March 30, 2021 | By: Amber Hoffman

Image Credit: Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire The Elite 8 matchup in the East region features #1 Michigan versus #11 UCLA, two-storied programs with a lot of history and pride. Michigan is looking to return to the Final Four since their last appearance in 2018 and UCLA is aiming to make a long-awaited return trip to the […]

Some Tribal Casinos in Michigan to Remain Open During Shutdown Order

November 20, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

With COVID-19 cases raging out of control in much of the country, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an emergency order last week closing many public spaces in the state, and Detroit’s 3 casinos have been ordered closed at least through Dec. 8. Michigan gamblers have fewer options than usual when […]

FanDuel Michigan Sports Betting $100 Launch Offer

November 11, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

FanDuel Michigan is gearing up in anticipation of its impending launch in Michigan. FanDuel will offer both a sportsbook app and an online casino app as soon as the Michigan state legislature finalizes rules and regulations regarding online gambling. Michigan bettors don’t need to wait for the launch, though, to register at FanDuel Michigan. FanDuel […]

2020 Michigan Online Casinos and Sports Betting Launch Hopes Fade

November 10, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

For months we’ve reported about the Michigan State Legislature’s efforts to accelerate the timeline for the launch of online sports betting and casinos from early 2021 to late 2020, but Tuesday’s public meeting of the Michigan Gaming Control Board threw some cold water on the hopes for a 2020 launch. For now, a 2020 launch […]

Michigan Online Gambling Q&A With MGCB Director Richard Kalm

October 27, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

Michigan sports betting fans from around the state have been on pins and needles in recent months as the Michigan Gaming Control Board and state legislature iron out the final rules and regulations governing the imminent launch of online sports betting and casinos. The latest set of rules crafted by the MGCB now sit with […]

Michigan Casino, Sports Betting Revenue Climb for September

October 14, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

For the second consecutive month, Michigan casino and sports betting revenue have increased, according to figures recently released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. It’s a much-needed rebound following the 100-day state-mandated casino closures this spring, and signs of life in a market battered by the pandemic. Michigan Sports Betting September Revenue For the month […]

Barstool Sportsbook Launching in Michigan, its Second US Market

October 14, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

Following its debut US launch in Pennsylvania last month, Barstool Sportsbook has its sights set on Michigan for its next US launch. This according to Penn National CEO Jay Snowden, who this week sat for an interview with Fantini Research, which provides paid market analysis for and about the gambling industry. Earlier this month, Barstool […]

Lions Form Sports Betting Partnership With BetMGM

September 3, 2020 | By: Amber Hoffman

The Detroit Lions have announced that BetMGM will become the team’s official sports betting partner, the first such partnership for the franchise. The partnership will include BetMGM sponsoring fan activities and giveaways, including Lions Bingo and Lions Perks. BetMGM will also sponsor team broadcast programming, digital marketing assets, and in-stadium promotions and signage. The partnership […]