With the NFL season here and many of last year’s coronavirus pandemic restrictions lifted, retail sportsbooks at Michigan casinos are ready to put their best foot forward.
You really can’t come up with many better atmospheres to take in games than the books, which aim for a Las Vegas-like feel across the Great Lakes State.
Here’s how some Michigan sportsbooks will be celebrating the new NFL season and a new beginning for the Michigan sports betting scene.
Barstool Sportsbook at Greektown Casino, Detroit
With NFL football season here, it stands to reason that Barstool will again be among the most popular Michigan retail sportsbooks. So you might want to get there early. We’ll have more on the game-day experience later, but there’s a full menu and drink service at the book.
Here are some of the promotions the book is running:
- Barstool Battle (Survivor Pool): With a $500 entry, select a different NFL winner each week to advance (Sunday games only). There are 19 total contest weeks, with Thanksgiving being its own contest week. Submit weekly entries in person at the sportsbook by 6 p.m. Saturdays. The prize pool (with no rake) will be split evenly to winners in case of a tie. A 19-0 season scores a $500,000 bonus prize. Your team to needs to win for you to advance, and there’s a limit of five entries per person.
- Choose your Champs: Earn 250 tier points to participate. Stop by the promotional kiosk weekly (Monday through Thursday) to choose the winners of the upcoming week’s NFL games and win up to $500 in Mycash every week, and earn a chance to win tickets for the Big Game for Life. At the end of the weekly choose-the-champs promotion, the top 50 guests with the most total correct points will receive a Mycash prize.
- Future Frenzy: On Thursdays in September, October and November (excluding Thanksgiving), there will be drawings every 10 minutes from 2 p.m. until 7:10 p.m. Guests who play with their Mychoice card inserted in a slot machine are eligible to win a chance at selecting a number 1-32. Whichever number they select will be an NFL team that they will receive a free $25 futures wager for them to win the Super Bowl.
- College Football Parlay Party: Your losing college football parlay can turn into a winner. Enter your losing three-plus leg college football parlay tickets to win prizes. Drawings are every other Thursday.
BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM Grand Detroit
BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM Grand Detroit is trying to get customers in to enjoy NFL football with all their rowdy friends.
For Thursdays and Mondays, TAP sports bar has a first-half special of a burger and a beer for $10.
While there, enter the VIP Football Experience Sweepstakes. From 4 p.m. until the 11 p.m. drawing each night, receive an entry form into the contest.
If you are chosen, you win a VIP table at TAP and $75 of food credit, along with a one-night stay at MGM Grand Detroit for your next football outing.
There’s also the Holy Sheet food platter for 2 special on Saturdays and Sunday, and you can win a football contest giveaway through social media.
To enter, follow @mgmgranddetroit on social media and comment on the Sweepstakes post, including the hashtag #sweepstakes and tagging a friend.
The winner gets a one-night hotel stay, food and beverage credit, two tickets and transportation for of the following games:
- Lions vs. Eagles, Oct. 31
- Michigan vs. Ohio State, Nov. 27
- Lions vs Packers, Jan. 9
Dacey’s Sportsbook, FireKeepers Casino, Battle Creek
Enter through Sept. 20 by placing any NFL wager of $500 or more in-person at Dacey’s windows. That wager gets you into the Sept. 20 drawing for a pair of suite tickets at Ford Field.
The first drawings will be held at 8:05 p.m. Sept. 20 for the Oct. 17 Detroit game against Cincinnati and Oct. 31 against Philadelphia. Then, at halftime of the Lions’ Monday Night Football game against Green Bay, the drawings will be held for a pair of suite tickets Dec. 5 against Minnesota and Dec. 19 against Arizona.
There is a limit of one win per person, and you must be present at FireKeepers on Sept. 20 to claim the prize.
Caesars Sportsbook at Turtle Creek Casino, Williamsburg
Across the hallway from Caesars Sportsbook at Turtle Creek Casino near Traverse City, The Skybox can take your football viewing party to the next level.
Book the space, which has eight HDTVs and eight cozy lounge chairs. A personal server will take care of your food and drink orders for up to 10 guests throughout the game.
To book, contact sales manager Nick LaDrig at 231-534-8814.
The sportsbook has $3.50 Bud Light and Miller Lite drafts available during football games.
TwinSpires Sportsbook at Island Resort, Harris
On college football Saturdays and NFL game days, Island Resort Casino is having drink specials at TwinSpires Sportsbook and the nearby T. McC’s Sports Bar.
Coors Light drafts are $3 on college Saturdays, while Miller Lite drafts are $3 on NFL Sundays.
If you place sports bets on those days, you’ll also have the chance to win prizes.