Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, launched the first TwinSpires online casino in Michigan in partnership with the Hannahville Indian Community in early 2021. TwinSpires is the new name of the BetAmerica brand. The site next rebranded in Pennsylvania, and it could make the transition in New Jersey by the end of the year.
Featuring software by gambling giant GAN, TwinSpires offers a variety of slots and table games, including progressive jackpots, blackjack, video poker, roulette and baccarat. New customers can claim a welcome bonus of risk-free bets up to $500 for a day, plus 250 free spins on Starburst.
Keep reading for more on TwinSpires’ welcome bonus and other promotions, site navigation and software, and all about the games.
To claim the TwinSpires welcome bonus, use the offer code FREEDAY, make your first deposit and start playing games. The casino will refund any net loss after your first 24 hours in site credits.
Once you’ve completed your risk-free day, you’ll get 50 free spins to use on the slot game Starburst every day for five days, for a total of 250 free spins. Before you can withdraw any winnings, you’ll need to meet some wagering requirements.
|Online Casino||TwinSpires Casino Michigan|
|TwinSpires Offer Code||FREEDAY|
|No Deposit Bonus||250 Free Spins|
|Risk Free Bonus||Risk-free play up to $500|
|Last Updated||September 2021|
Once you’ve entered the FREEDAY offer code and made a deposit, your 24 hours begins. If you win, congratulations are in order. But you won’t qualify for the bonus, because you ended up with a net gain, not a net loss. But if, for instance, you deposit $100 and wind up with $25, you’ll have a net loss of $75. TwinSpires Michigan will then add $75 in site credits to your account within three days.
Next, if you’ve made at least one deposit, you’ll get 50 free spins every day for five days, for a total of 250 free spins. To qualify, just launch the Starburst game, and the casino will add your free spins automatically.
You can use the spins just to play Starburst. Importantly, you must use them the day you receive them or they’ll expire. You’ll receive any winnings from the spins as site credits. Note that you wager real money funds before site credits, so you’ll need to play off your cash deposit first. Once you play through your site credits, any winnings will turn into unrestricted cash. See the terms and conditions for complete details.
Signing up for TwinSpires Michigan Casino is easy. To get started, head to the casino website and click the green “Join now” button in the top right corner.
Enter your legal name, phone number and email address, along with the bonus code, and click apply. You should see an on-screen message saying, “Bonus code has been accepted.”
Then move to the second screen and enter your address exactly as it appears on your driver’s license. Open the final screen and enter a username and password, then set up two security questions.
Finally, enter your birthdate and the last four digits of your Social Security number, then click the boxes to agree with the legal terms. Lastly, opt in or out of email offers and additional password authentication before clicking “join” to finish up.
TwinSpires offers a few simple promotions, such as leaderboard contests, drawings and free spins for select slots, but no loyalty program. The promotions page primarily applies to the sportsbook, so you’ll have to click on promotional offers scrolling across the top third of the lobby to opt in. The following offers were available at the time of this review and are subject to change:
Michigan players can visit TwinSpires via iOS or Android app or web browser on a computer or mobile device. To download the app, click the logo appropriate for your device from the page footer and follow any additional prompts. Note that you’ll need to download and install the GeoComply plug-in to verify your location when visiting the site on a desktop or laptop computer.
BetAmerica originally used a platform from SBTech, but migrated to GAN’s GameStack platform in 2020 when DraftKings acquired SBTech. You can sort games by featured options, which displays the newest and most popular games; table games; slots; high-limit games; Vegas; and all games. Click the leaderboard tab to check your progress in current contests.
Navigating the site is easy. Along with the account menu, TwinSpires maintains a comprehensive site map at the bottom of every screen. Click your name at the top right of the screen to open your account menu, where you’ll find transactions, balances, bonuses and wager history.
TwinSpires has a variety of facets, but here are the main points in its favor:
While other Michigan online casinos offer larger game libraries, TwinSpires offers a solid collection of slots, including progressive and fixed jackpots, and table games. Minimum and maximum wagers vary from game to game, but high rollers with deep pockets can view TwinSpires’ nearly 30 high-limit slots and table games by clicking the high limit tab.
Real money slots make up the bulk of TwinSpires’ game library. You can try a low volatility game that pays off lots of small wins, or, if you’re more interested in chasing a bigger jackpot, try a high volatility slot that features rarer but larger payoffs that can run up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here are some interesting titles:
Other TwinSpires slots to try include Turn Your Fortune, Venice Amore, Lucky Rooster and Michelangelo.
TwinSpires’ table game library includes roulette, baccarat, video poker and blackjack.
Roulette is a simple game to learn and a lot of fun to play. TwinSpires offers several versions, including Classic Roulette, two versions of American roulette, European roulette, Double Bonus Spin Roulette, Monopoly Big Spin and two first person titles from Evolution Gaming — Lightning Roulette and Classic Roulette.
Baccarat is another fun game that features a bit more strategy. Basically, you place a wager on the player, the banker or a tie at the beginning of each hand. TwinSpires offers several variants, including Classic Baccarat from IGT, Baccarat Professional Series from NetEnt and Baccarat First Person from Evolution Gaming.
Other table games include three first person titles from Evolution — Dragon Tiger, Dream Catcher and Football Studio.
Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games, largely because it’s fairly easy to learn and features a high return-to-player ratio. When it comes to playing blackjack, TwinSpires has you covered with several variants, including one high limit game. Choose from Blackjack Multihand, High Limit Blackjack, two versions of Classic Blackjack from IGT and NetEnt, and IGT’s Blackjack Poker & Pairs.
With multiple games included in several titles, including IGT’s Game King suite and the Ultimate X Poker series, TwinSpires offers a solid collection of video poker games, including six high limit titles. Multiple-game titles include the following:
You’ll also find a variety of poker titles from SG Digital, including Three Card Stud, Texas Hold’em Plus, Casino Hold’em Poker, Casino War, Zappit Poker, I Love Suits Poker and Let It Ride Bonus Poker.
With so many games, it might be hard to figure out what you want to play next. Want to try out a new slot or table game before you risk any of your own money? Demo mode has you covered. You can learn the finer points of baccarat or that new video poker game you’re been curious about without risking any real money.
TwinSpires Casino MI offers a range of safe and secure banking methods for deposits and withdrawals.
Select one of the following banking options to fund your TwinSpires account:
Select one of the following options to withdraw money from your TwinSpires account:
If you’re unable to find an answer to your question on the FAQ, accessed via the contact link in the page footer, TwinSpires offers a number of other support options:
Yes. Michigan lawmakers enacted the Lawful Internet Gaming Act in 2019, with the Michigan Gaming Control Board providing oversight. For questions and concerns, contact the MGCB via email at [email protected], or call 313-456-4100.
TwinSpires is licensed in partnership with the Hannahville Indian Community, which operates the land-based Island Resort & Casino in Harris. Players must be at least 21 years old and located within state lines to wager real money online in Michigan.
The Island Resort & Casino is wholly owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a federally recognized Potawatomi Indian tribe that resides in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Located just outside of Escanaba and about 100 miles north of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Island Resort & Casino features 36 holes of championship golf, over 320 guest rooms, a 42-site RV Park, the Drift Spa, six dining options, two entertainment venues, and one of the top casinos and poker rooms in the Midwest. TwinSpires opened a retail sportsbook there in 2020.
Originally called BetAmerica, TwinSpires is the iconic brand of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. TwinSpires debuted its online casino and sportsbook in Michigan in early 2021, while the Pennsylvania BetAmerica site rebranded in April. The New Jersey site could also rebrand by the end of the year.
Additional BetAmerica and TwinSpires retail and online sportsbooks are located in Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Colorado. In addition to Presque Isle Downs and Lady Luck Nemacolin in Pennsylvania, Churchill Downs also owns or operates land-based properties in Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio, Maryland, Maine, Florida, Illinois and Kentucky.
Yes. Enter the code FREEDAY during registration to qualify for TwinSpires’ welcome bonus.
No. In order to wager real money online in Michigan, you must be at least 21 years old and located within state borders. TwinSpires’ app includes built-in geolocation software to make sure you don’t place any illegal wagers outside the state. If you try to bypass geolocation, you won’t be able to wager.
Yes. TwinSpires’ app works for iOS and Android phones and tablets.
Yes. The TwinSpires Casino MI app accepts a variety of banking methods for making deposits and withdrawals, including PayPal. Other options include credit cards, TwinSpires Play+ card, ACH e-check and Skrill.
No. TwinSpires will not charge you a fee for deposits or withdrawals. Some financial institutions may charge a fee to process a withdrawal, such as Skrill. For more information, contact your bank.