FanDuel is one of the most popular sportsbooks in the United States, in large part because of its brand identity and large consumer base in place because of its Daily Fantasy Sports product. In 2018, they became a licensed online sportsbook in New Jersey and has continued its expansion into other regulated markets, including launching a FanDuel Michigan sportsbook.
Owned and operated by PaddyPowerBetFair, FanDuel MI Sportsbook offers a wide range of sports available to wager on and several different types of contests available to players. Its sleek, easy-to-use site allows novice and expert bettors to quickly place any type of bet in nearly every sport. Everything is able on an easy to navigate page on both desktop and the FanDuel sportsbook app, while the frequent promotions and offers keep players coming back.
FanDuel MI offers every new player a risk-free bet of up to $1,000 as a welcome bonus. If the bet is a "loss," the bettor will receive site credit up to that $1,000 – hence the “risk-free” aspect of the wager. The bonus funds you receive back are not withdrawable, but any winnings from the site credit are. Any unused portion of the bonus will be withdrawn from the customer’s account 14 days after the promotion was awarded.
|Free Bet Offer||New bettors receive a risk-free $1,000 bet with losing bets refunded in the form of site credit|
|Deposit Bonus||None – Free Bet offer of $1,000 automatically given when signing up for an account|
|Odds Boost||Occasionally, FanDuel will offer boosted lines on selected games|
|Promo Code||None, Play Now!|
Making a deposit into your FanDuel Sportsbook account is easy, and there are several ways to do so. Select one of these options to make your first deposit: credit card/debit card; checking account (most popular banks are available and funds usually available in 2-4 business days); FanDuel-branded Play+ card; PayPal (funds will be available in 48 hours); Game On gift card; cash with PlayNearMe; cash at a FanDuel partner’s brick-and-mortar casino or retail sportsbook cashier cage.
To withdraw money from your account, all a player must do is request a withdrawal. FanDuel will then review the request and send your funds, usually within two days. Methods available include Play+, PayPal, wire/bank transfer, a paper check mailed to your address; and cash at a FanDuel-affiliated casino/retail sportsbook cashier cage. Usually, money that is withdrawn and sent to a bank account will appear in 48-72 business hours. Checks can often take much longer and are not the preferred way by most players to receive payment.
Players at the FanDuel Sportsbook MI can play and bet on just about any sport available, including in-state college teams. There is a betting market for just about everyone. Here are the most common sports available to bet on (listed A-Z):
Far and away the most bet on sports in Michigan (and the United States) are football and basketball. FanDuel does offer both professional and college basketball/football bets, and they offer a wide array of ways to bet on these two sports. You can also bet on your favorite Michigan sports teams, such as:
The FanDuel Michigan sportsbook offer has all the traditional bets available that every bettor has come to expect from top online sports betting sites: point spread, moneyline, totals betting, teasers, parlays, team and player prop bet wagers, round robins, alternate lines and futures.
But there is more for FanDuel bettors. Among the contests available on FanDuel are Leaderboard Awards, Giveaways and NBA Over/Under contests. For example, in the NCAA Leaderboard contest, players earn points for every qualifying bet they place. At the end of March Madness, players with the most points are eligible to win site credit. FanDuel’s Giveaway contest allows bettors the chance at $1,000,000 by placing a bet during the NCAA Men’s Tournament. FanDuel’s NBA Over/Under contest allows players to simply pick the over or under for every prop during a TNT national broadcast. Participants who get the most prop picks correctly will be eligible to earn site credit.
Like most top online sports betting operators in Michigan, FanDuel has an array of features available to its customers, ranging from live betting to parlay insurance.
FanDuel players can bet on games in real-time by constantly adjusting betting lines using a computer algorithm. Players can wager on traditional bets such as the moneyline, point spread and totals in select sports. These lines are updated constantly, allowing players to bet as the action unfolds.
The Cash-Out option allows players to get money back on a bet before an event has ended. The money given back to a player will depend on how likely a “win” or “loss” is for a bet. However, it’s worth noting that this isn’t available for every bet, but only a select few. To check if your bet is eligible to be cashed out before it has ended, go to your bet slip and check “active bets.” It’s a great way to lock in a profit or soften a loss.
From time to time, FanDuel will offer “Odds Boost” on selected bets, typically prop bets, that will increase the odds dramatically in favor of the bettor. Odds boosts can sometimes double or even triple the payout a player would make on a single bet. While some odds boosts are available to established customers, others are used to entice a new player to sign up for an account.
FanDuel was one of the first sportsbooks to offer same-game parlays, allowing players to combine multiple bets from one matchup (or team) into a single parlay for a bigger payout. Players can now wager on prop bets along with traditional bets (point spread, moneyline, total) for massive parlays. Some bets may not be eligible, and your betslip will flag you if that is the case.
FanDuel MI online sportsbook offers all the traditional bets you would expect. Players can wager on the point spread, the total, the money, etc. FanDuel also has a wide array of prop bets and futures bets available, depending on the sport. FanDuel also offers parlays and round-robin bets that give players different ways to bet on their favorite sports.
FanDuel will often give parlay insurance on parlays with 5+ legs in any sport. If all legs of a parlay hit (except 1) players will receive $25 back into their accounts. Same-Game Parlays, Round-Robin and teasers are not eligible for this insurance. Players can only use parlay insurance up to four times per event. FanDuel will also offer specific parlay insurance on certain events, such as March Madness, where players can get parlay insurance on any 3-leg NCAA Tournament parlay (with each leg having odds greater or equal to -200 with the final parlay odds of at least +350).
FanDuel Michigan’s interface on the desktop is sleek and easy to use. They have a clean platform that makes it simple to navigate the site and search for a desired bet. The betslip on the right-hand side of the site populates effectively, and it's easy to track active and settled bets. The site has a long list of sports available to bet on the left side of the screen, and it's easy to quickly search for your favorite. It’s a very modern site with popular, live and odds boosts listed in the middle of the screen.
The FanDuel sportsbook app is a mirror image of the desktop site. It's easy to navigate and place bets. The icons and prices are not too small, and they are easy to read and locate. The left side of the screen will show all the sports available to bet.
Once a player has found a contest (or contests) they would like to wager on, the betslip appears at the middle/bottom of the screen. It’s very easy and clear how to place a bet and what the potential payout would be with a win. The mobile sports betting app also makes it easy to combine bets for parlays and teasers as the betslip appears at the bottom of the screen, with the total number of bets added to the slip showing up in a red notification ribbon.
The FanDuel mobile app also allows players to live-bet sports with updated lines by the second. This can tend to cause the app to "lag" at times, but it's not so off-putting that it makes the app unusable, in part because live betting is very easy to use and straightforward with big lettering to see exactly what the updated odds and lines are in a contest.
FanDuel MI’s sports betting app is available for both Apple and Android users and does require location services to be on to use it. Overall, this is one of the best sportsbook apps available to bettors in Michigan.
Signing up for a FanDuel sportsbook account is incredibly easy and simple to use. Here are the steps needed to create an account. You can also create an account through your Facebook.
Unlike other sportsbooks, FanDuel does not offer any rewards or loyalty programs. Instead, it has a long list of promotions and odds boosts. Odds boosts on selected games are often available daily. The site will occasionally offer promotions such as “Spread The Love," which offers inflated lines that rise with the more bets that are placed. These bets often have a maximum bet limit at $50, usually at -110 odds.
FanDuel offers multiple ways to bet responsibly on their site, such as allowing players to set deposit limits, contest entry limits and maximum entry fee limits. They also have a "time out" feature that allows users to block themselves from logging into the site until the timeout has ended. FanDuel’s Responsible Play section features resources for those who are concerned about a potential problem, as well as phone numbers to get help, including the National Council on Problem Gambling hotline (1-800-522-4700).
The FanDuel Sportsbook desktop version and mobile site are among the best in class. Both are incredibly easy to navigate and use. It's easy to find bets and odds, and the same-game parlays that are available for football and basketball make this one of the best sportsbooks in Michigan. The only real knock is the offers and rewards, but the site makes up for it with its functionality and easy-to-use app.
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