Mobile is the future of online casino wagering and some in the industry would argue that the future is now. For instance, in New Jersey, one of the first states to legalize gambling after the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made it legal across the country, the state showed that 80 percent of its action was being played via mobile devices.
Expected mobile casino apps in Michigan: BetMGM, William Hill, Pointsbet, Betrivers and other gambling platforms.
As Michigan prepares to launch online sports betting and casino gambling sometime later this year or in the early part of 2021, mobile apps will be vital to the success of the entire operation.
The mobile casino experience is growing by leaps and bounds. Software developers are constantly working to make mobile apps that are sleeker and seamless to use, as well as increasing the volume of games these apps can offer over a mobile device. The end goal is to create a mobile experience that’s every bit as enthralling as playing the same games on a laptop or desktop computer.
Certainly, Michigan bettors can anticipate access to mobile apps that offer state of the art technology.
What Apps Will There Be?
A number of the gaming sites with world-class mobile apps operating in states where online gambling is already legal and active will be bringing their technology to Michigan in partnership with some of the state’s retail and tribal casinos. BetMGM, Pointsbet and Betrivers are launching their gambling apps for casino players in Michigan in 2020/2021. Expect signup bonus offers and promotions.
Detroit’s MGM Grand will be able to provide the high-end quality that their BetMGM mobile site delivers through their ROAR Digital partnership. The Greektown Casino (Barstool) and Motor City Casino (FanDuel) all plan to offer online casino gambling and are working with sites that have established reputations for delivering a quality mobile experience.
Among the tribal casinos around the state, FireKeepers Casino will operate via software provided by Scientific Games. The Little Rivers Casino (BetRivers), Bay Mills Resort (DraftKings), GunLake Casino (Parx), the North Waters Casino (PointsBet), the Island Resort & Casino (BetAmerica), all four Kewadin Casinos (GAN) and both Ojibwa Casinos (Golden Nugget) announced their intentions in offer online casino wagering and are also paired with content providers well-versed in delivering a pleasing mobile experience.
These same apps will also work with most site’s sportsbooks. In fact, many sites are beginning to offer an easy transition from online casino wagering to the sportsbook site, a kind of one-stop shopping experience for the betting public.
Are They Safe For Use?
Online casino apps will all need to be certified before they can be made available to the public. State regulators will review each application to ensure that they work satisfactorily before any online site could offer their mobile app for download. This will include testing of the software prior to going public with it. Regular audits would be put into place to review how well the games work and to ensure that there is a reasonable return to the players.
Where Can You Play?
Bettors can expect that the vast majority of these Michigan casino apps will prove compatible with both iOS and Android devices. That being said, always be certain that a site’s app works with your choice of mobile device before signing up.
To download an app for an iOS device, bettors can go to the Apple App Store. However, you’ll need to visit the casino website of choice to download the Android app. The Google Play store does not currently support gambling apps, thus requiring bettors to put in some extra effort when downloading the Android app.
The activities you can enjoy through a Michigan casino app include these items:
- Sports betting will be available through a mobile app. You can use the app to find the latest lines and wagering options. Some setups may support live betting features. Also, many mobile sports betting apps offer live streams of games.
- Traditional casino games will be available, including many varieties of slots and table games. The selection will vary by site.
- An app could potentially link to the state lottery, although the Michigan Lottery would need to approve such a move before it could be instituted.
What Bonuses Will Be Available?
You can expect to find bonus offers on mobile casino apps in Michigan. It could be a free bet when you sign up, a matching deposit bonus, or even some free pulls on specific slot machines.
Many apps also offer loyalty programs, delivering comp points when you play more frequently. You could redeem those points can be redeemed for cash, prizes and other perks, such as free meals or room offers at the app’s retail resort partner. The offers are similar to what you’d find at a traditional casino.
What About Payment Methods?
When funding your account, these are some of the payment methods that are commonly accepted by all betting sites:
- Credit and debit cards
- Bank transfer
- Online transfer service, including through PayPal or Skrill or whatever else works
- Deposit at the casino cage; you’d have to provide details on your account here
You may also use some of these same deposit methods for withdrawals. Each casino’s banking offers will vary. There may also be limits as to how much you can deposit or withdraw at one time. A casino is unlikely to impose any transfer fees, but some credit card companies and e-transfer sites are known to do so.
Casino apps for Michigan players
- Pointsbet MI Casino App
- Betrivers Casino App
- BetMGM Michigan Casino App
- William Hill Casino App
*Expected mobile casinos in Michigan. The list of apps will be updated during 2020/2021.