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***PointsBet online sportsbook is not live yet in Michigan. We anticipate the first bets will be placed in late 2020/early 2021.

PointsBet Michigan Promo Code, Review and Banking

One of the biggest iGaming operators in Australia is making headway in its U.S. expansion. Following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana, the Wolverine State is next in line.

In this article, we’ll take a close look at PointsBet MI to see what we can expect on launch. We’ll also discuss the potential PointsBet MI promo code and bonus that customers can expect to find waiting for them after sign up.

PointsBet MI Bonus Offer

While there is no way to know exactly what the PointsBet MI offer will look like, taking a peek at other states can give us a good idea. 

Newly registered customers are typically greeted with four risk-free bets worth up to $1,000 (21+, T&Cs apply). It is safe to assume that the PoinstBet MI bonus offer will be somewhere in that ballpark.

Traditionally, the PointsBet promo is broken down as follows:

  • Two Risk-Free Bets on Fixed Odds Wagering
  • Two Risk-Free Bets on PointsBetting

So your first two bets on traditional, fixed-odds matches are risk-free up to $250 each. Plus, your first two PointsBetting wagers are also risk-free up to $250 each. If you’re not familiar with PointsBetting, we’ll break that down a bit later in more detail… but just imagine a higher risk, higher reward way to bet on sports. Intrigued? We thought so.

Once the bonus offer is confirmed for Michigan we will be sure to let you know.

PointsBet MI Promo CodeTBA
Welcome BonusUp to $1K in Risk-Free Bets
MI License PartnerNorthern Waters Casino Resort
Online LaunchEst. 2021

When will PointsBet launch in Michigan?

Although PointsBet MI has yet to announce a launch date, current information points to an early 2021 debut. The state of Michigan officially approved sports betting back in early 2019 following a long and arduous legislative process. 

PointsBet was quick to act, securing a partnership with the Northern Waters Casino Resort in early 2020. The operator plans to offer both sports betting and casino games within the state. Recently, PointsBet also announced a partnership with the Detroit Tigers — this makes it the first online sportsbook to enter a partnership with an MLB franchise.

PointsBet Reputation: Nice and New

Formerly a relative unknown, PointsBet has managed to quickly gain traction. In fact, since its initial launch in NJ the brand has become one of the leaders in the U.S. sports betting market. PointsBet achieved this by offering unique betting options, excellent bonuses, and weekly promotions.

Needless to say, Michigan bettors have plenty to look forward to. If the operator’s offering in New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana is any indication, we can expect great pricing, unique bet types, and generous promotions. The company’s mobile app is also top notch.

Sign Up

Although the brand is not available yet in Michigan, we have a pretty clear idea of how the signup procedure will look. In particular, we know that registration will be open to all persons 21 years or older. It doesn’t matter where you live, you can sign up from anywhere.

The registration process itself shouldn’t take long at all. Here is a step-by-step guide of what it will look like:

  • First, you will need to head over to the official PointsBet MI website by clicking one of the links available on this page.
  • Once there, click the “Sign Up” button to start the registration procedure.
  • Enter the PointsBet MI promo code when asked.
  • Fill out the rest of the registration form with the requested personal information. This will include:
    • Name, email, mailing address, phone number, birthday, and the last 4 of your SSN.
  • Check the necessary boxes.
  • Click “Join PointsBet” to finish registration.

Note that before the sportsbook allows you to withdraw any funds, you will need to verify your account. Fortunately the procedure is usually quick, and it only involves clicking a link sent to your email.

Deposit, Withdraw with Ease on PointsBet

PointsBet makes funding your account easy. You’ll be placing bets in no time.

We expect access to the following payment methods will be available within the Michigan cashier:

  • Credit + Debit Cards
  • ACH/eCheck
  • PointsBet Prepaid Play+ Card
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • Wire Transfers
  • Paper Check
  • In-person with Cash at the Casino

Each of these choices is secure and easy to use. Additionally, the funds are credited near instantly so if kickoff is fast approaching, you should be fine.

ACH payments and PayPal are particularly popular due to their large user base and quick processing speeds. Credit/Debit Cards are also a great option for the every day better. Pull out your wallet, enter a few numbers, and you’re all set.

When it comes to withdrawing funds, minimums usually start around $10. If you are using ACH/eCheck or PayPal, withdrawals will be processed in as little as 24 hours. Paper Checks and Wire Transfers, however, can take a few days to process. Be aware that you may need to make a deposit with your desired withdrawal method before it can be used to receive a payment.

Users should also be able to make deposits and withdraw funds in person. You can do this either through PayNearMe at participating 7-Eleven, CVS, and Family Dollar Stores (deposit only) or at the casino cage at Northern Waters (deposit + withdrawals). You can visit the casino at N5384 US-45, Watersmeet, MI 49969.

PointsBet provides 24/7 banking support so you can rest assured that any issues that arise will be sorted out quickly.

Software Overview and Platforms

PointsBet features a modern website which provides easy access to both betting and account management. The site is clad in a black and red theme which, apart from looking good, is easy on the eyes at night. Conveniently, as soon as you get to the website’s homepage you’ll see the most popular sporting events listed with real-time results and odds.

Clicking the three horizontal red lines in the top left corner will pull up an easily navigable menu that lists all of the current sports or contests that can be wagered on.

Notably, when betting through a computer you will need to install a separate geolocation plugin to prove your location. If you’re not in the state of Michigan, you can’t bet with PointsBet MI.

PointsBet MI Mobile App

The website’s design language translates seamlessly to mobile. The operator gives users the option to either use the website or download the dedicated PointsBet app for both iOS or Android. 

The apps are very well rated, and are arguably the most convenient way of accessing the sportsbook’s services. They are free, easy to navigate, and support the full set of features available on desktop browsers. Naturally, they also let you make wagers from all over Michigan at any time.

iOS users will be able to find and download the app in the App Store. Android users need to download and install the app directly from the operator’s website. This is due to Google’s restrictions on betting apps on its Play Store in the U.S.

The entire process takes just a few minutes and the operator provides detailed instructions. Once you access the website through any mobile browser, the operator will suggest downloading the app. 

Once you get to the download page, Android users can download the PointsBet APK file and open it. You will get a prompt requiring you to enable downloads from unknown sources. Once you do so, the installation will proceed as normal.

Before placing a bet with the mobile app you’ll need to grant the program access to your devices GPS chip so that it can show the sportsbook where you are. Remember, only persons located inside of Michigan can place a bet.

Security

Trust is the key component for building a long term relationship between customers and businesses. This is especially true when it comes to online sportsbooks and casinos. This is why online operators take extra care to provide customers with a safe and secure playing environment.

In Michigan, all sports betting and gambling operations will be monitored and regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. This regulatory body is there to make sure that customers’ rights are fully protected and that betting regulations are enforced.

It is also in PointsBet’s best interest not to violate or abuse any customer’s rights. Together with its licensing partner, the Northern Waters Casino Resort, PointsBet will ensure that betting is as secure online as it is in-person.

Available Markets and Bet Types

  • NFL
  • College Football (NCAA)
  • NBA
  • College Basketball (NCAA)
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NASCAR
  • Soccer
  • Boxing
  • MMA/UFC
  • Golf
  • Rugby
  • Cycling
  • Tennis

The sportsbook should also offer a wide selection of betting types. This includes moneyline bets, points spreads, parlay, totals, live betting, and more.

PointsBetting in Michigan

Exclusive to the platform, PointsBet is the only online sportsbook that offers PointsBetting. PointsBetting is an extremely popular high-risk, high-reward betting type. It rewards bettors with more money depending on the number of points their bet wins by. Let’s take a look at an example:

The Detroit Lions are playing at Ford Field on Sunday and PointsBet has set the odds on QB Matthew Stafford throwing for 275 yards. You believe he’s going to shred the Bears defense for more, so you take the over.

With PointsBetting you’re also prompted to select the stake for the PointsBetting wager which will serve as a multiplier. Let’s use $1.

If Stafford comes out hot and racks up 350 yards, you’re in great shape. He covered the spread by 75 yards which is multiplied by your $1 bet and equals a $75 win.

However, it can also go the other way… If Khalil Mack sacks him early in the second half and he’s forced from the game with only 175 passing yards, you would then be looking at a $100 loss (275 spread minus 175 result). It is possible to set stop losses, but as we’ve said, high risk and high reward.

Your first two PointsBetting wagers on the site are risk-free up to $250 each thanks to the welcome bonus, so have fun trying it out.

Loyalty Program

PointsBet typically offers a very solid rewards program in its U.S. markets. We anticipate that Michiganders will be able to cash in as well. It’s an easy to follow system that works like this:

  • Bettors will earn 1 Rewards Point for every $5 wagered with fixed odds
  • Bettors will earn 1 Rewards Point for every $1 wagered on parlays
  • Bettors will earn 1 Rewards Point for every $1 won or lost through PointsBetting

As you bet you will accumulate Rewards Points, which can then be redeemed for bonus bets. The exchange rate is typically about 100 points to $1 in bonus, with 250 points ($2.50) being the smallest increment you can cash in. It may not seem like the most lucrative loyalty scheme, but everything helps in the world of sports betting.

PointsBet Michigan Promotions

We’ve already mentioned that generous promotional offers are among the operator’s main draws. PointsBet is known for providing industry-leading offers to both new and existing customers alike.

In other states we regularly see PointsBet offering more than 20 different promotional offers on a variety of sports and events. PointsBet will undoubtedly do the same in MI. Offers include:

  • Free Bets
  • Deposit Bonuses
  • Odds Boosts
  • Cash Refunds

There’s also the famed Karma Kommittee that convenes every morning to discuss any crazy sports betting beats that may have taken place over the last 24 hours. When deemed necessary they’ll issue “Good Karma Payouts” to write these wrongs in the form of Free Bets.

Support

Reliable customer support is one of the most important ingredients in ensuring an enjoyable user experience. In its current markets PointsBet gives users the chance to reach out in several ways. The operator’s customer service team is available around the clock via email or live chat. The support agents are quick to respond and can solve most issues immediately.

Additionally, the operator’s website also includes a useful Help section. Though not the most comprehensive one we’ve seen, it still covers many of the basic issues users might have. This might include questions related to banking, promotion eligibility, and general account management inquiries.

PointsBet Company Info

PointsBet was founded in 2017 in Australia. Although a newcomer, it has already made great strides within the U.S. sports betting industry.

PointsBet quickly became one of the most popular online sports books in Australia. Having established itself at home, its sights were set for U.S. expansion as soon as sports betting got the go-ahead. As more U.S. states began pursuing sports betting legislation, PointsBet has been there to secure its piece of the pie.

PointsBet already provides sports betting in three states – New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana – and that’s just the beginning. The brand is in the process of acquiring licenses (or is close to launching) in Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois. 

Additionally, the operator is getting ready to expand its operations to include online casinos in both New Jersey and Michigan. In fact, Michigan may become the first state with a PointsBet-branded casino.

Parting Thoughts

PointsBet will be a great option for Michigan bettors. It offers odds on a wide range of different sports and leagues, while also accepting an excellent variety of bet types. This includes the exclusive and popular PointsBetting format which can’t be found anywhere else. Both browser and mobile betting is a joy.

Additionally, PointsBet also offers 24/7 customer support. This is particularly useful in new markets, like Michigan, that are just opening up to sports betting for the first time. 

We will be here on launch to give you our full review of the sportsbook as soon as it goes live in Michigan. We’re excited to check it out.

Nick Chappell

Nick began working in the iGaming industry back in 2009 and has been an active member of the community ever since. He is a regular contributor for a number of publications including the USBets Network, RotoGrinders, and ScoresAndOdds.