BetMGM Pre-Launch Welcome Bonus
This promotion runs from today until January 4, 2021. To claim the bonus, sign up, create a BetMGM account, and complete Know Your Customer (KYC) verification to confirm your identity. Once you complete those steps, you’ll be rewarded with $100 in Freebets for the BetMGM sportsbook and $100 in FREEPLAY credit for the BetMGM casino app. Your account will be credited with the bonuses once BetMGM launches in Michigan.
Michigan Pre-Launch Bonus Offers
This offer is the latest in a line of pre-launch bonuses in Michigan. Compared to the competition, BetMGM’s $200 total offer is one of the best sign-up deals you can get in the Great Lakes State.
- BetRivers: $50 sportsbook bonus
- DraftKings: $200 sportsbook/casino bonus
- FanDuel: $100 sportsbook bonus
BetMGM will operate a Michigan online sportsbook and casino with its MGM Grand Detroit license.
Michigan: The Lay Of The Land
It’s been a tumultuous time for Michigan as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to force casino closures and shut down businesses statewide.
As of this writing, many of Michigan’s casinos are closed, with only a few tribal properties choosing to remain open. This has greatly impacted casino revenue. Detroit’s three casinos saw a sharp drop in revenue during the month of November.
Meanwhile, online sports betting and online casinos are seen as a possible savior during a particularly tough time for Michigan’s gambling market. But the latest legislature meeting was canceled due to Covid-19, and finalizing the state’s sports betting licenses was one of the agenda items. That meeting was rescheduled to January 12. Based on that timeline, online sports betting could come to Michigan within the first month of 2021.
In one particularly odd turn of events, Michigan’s state legislators issued a request to hire Robert Saleh as the head coach of the Detroit Lions. It’s an unprecedented, left-field request that highlights just how unique a time we’re in for sports, betting, and politics.