Disclaimer: William Hill Sportsbook has not yet launched in Michigan. This review is based upon WH New Jersey and will be updated after the site goes live in MI.
William Hill Sportsbook is up and running in Michigan! The venerable sportsbook opened its virtual doors to Michigan inhabitants in 2020.
William Hill should be a familiar name to anyone with even a passing interest in sports betting. The British sportsbook operator is a worldwide giant and has had a sizable presence in the US for many years.
The decades of experience in booking sports bets ooze from the app. There are few bets – even esoteric ones – that you cannot find on William Hill. If you are a fan of European sports in particular, you can usually find what you need.
William Hill’s international reach also means that you can always find something to bet, no matter the time of day. The app’s live betting section is extensive and always has opportunities up for grabs.
If you want to bet with a sportsbook that is steeped in tradition and years of excellence, William Hill is the choice for you. Read on for all the latest that’s happening with William Hill in Michigan.
Sign up for a new William Hill Sportsbook account using the promo code LEGAL500, and you’ll get $500 in free bets just for making your first deposit of $250+.
However, even if you can’t make such a hefty deposit, you can still participate in the promotion. Once again, using the promo code LEGAL500 you can receive the following benefits, depending on the amount of your deposit:
|Online Sportsbook||William Hill Sportsbook Michigan|
|William Hill Promo Code||LEGAL500|
|Free Bets||$500 with $250 Deposit|
|Last Updated||November 2020|
William Hill offers several betting promos you can take advantage of. Here are some examples of promos currently running at WH sportsbooks:
Check out William Hill Michigan sportsbook for details on these and any other upcoming promotions.
The sportsbook does not maintain a loyalty program.
That said, there’s plenty of value in taking advantage of regular promotions on the site.
If you want to make a bet using William Hill, you have to sign up for an account. Fortunately, William Hill Sportsbook makes signing up a relatively easy process.
Enter your name, email, date of birth and phone number. Then, hit “Next.”
Enter a password for use with your account. Then select two security questions and provide answers for verification later. Next, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number and fill in your current address.
Finally, enter the LEGAL150 promo code in the space provided to make sure you’re getting the best possible bonus.
Be sure to check the four boxes accepting the various terms and conditions.
Hit “Submit” and, once William Hill verifies your information, you’ll be ready to start making bets.
Yes. Sports betting as a whole was legalized in Michigan in late 2019, along with online casinos, online poker and daily fantasy sports. The first retail sportsbooks in the state opened to the public in March 2020, while online sportsbooks went live later in the year.
William Hill is partnered with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, which owns and operates Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in Williamsburg, now the site of Onyx Sports Book by William Hill.
If you’re unfamiliar with William Hill, it is one of the biggest names in sports betting outside the US. It began in 1934 in the United Kingdom and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
William Hill’s US-based operations began in 2012 in Nevada, and the company has continued to expand from there with sportsbooks in at least 12 states, Washington, D.C., and the Bahamas.
The William Hill Sportsbook app is free and can be install on both Apple and Android mobile devices. Whether you’re using an iPad or iPhone, any number of Samsung Galaxy phone or tablets or Google products the William Hill app will function the same for all of them.
While you also have the options to place bets using William Hill’s website, this section is specifically about the William Hill app. First things first is getting the app onto your device.
The first thing you will do is follow our links to get the correct iOS or Android William Hill Sportsbook app.
In order to both downland and install the app you will need to select yes when asked if you want to download it and then yes again when asked if you want to have it installed on your gadget.
If you have certain security settings active you may need to enter your security PIN, or use your fingerprint or facial recognition software.
But that is all there is to this step. As long as you have a decent internet connection it should not take more than a couple minutes. Now onto our review of the William Hill app.
To begin with, William Hill’s sportsbook app only works in the standard, upright position. This can be problematic for tablet users who have their devices connected to a keyboard and are used to using it horizontally. It shouldn’t be a major problem for the majority of users though.
Now, let’s walk you through the look, feel and functionality of the William Hill Sportsbook app.
In case you couldn’t tell we really like the functionality of the William Hill Sportsbook app in Michigan. There’s no question William Hill knows what they’re doing and there is a reason they have been so successful both in the U.S. and abroad.
There’s a lot to like about the William Hill sportsbook, so let’s look closer at some of the highlights:
Overall the one thing that really sticks out to us is that William Hill had the consumer in mind when designing the app. So many sportsbooks have roughly the same product to offer, but rarely is it delivered in such a clean, easy-to-use way as the William Hill Sportsbook is.
Honestly, we really don’t have many complaints about the William Hill sportsbook.
One thing we noticed is that the welcome offer is somewhat convoluted. It’s hard to be too critical as it’s both generous and innovative, but it does take a minute to understand how the offer works. And there isn’t a no-deposit offer to give you a chance to try out the book before you fund your account.
Several basic bets are available at William Hill Sportsbook, including:
William Hill Sportsbook also provides the following unique betting options:
Also called live betting, in-play betting gives you the chance to bet on games that are already underway.
The odds adjust throughout depending on the time, the score and the situation.
William Hill Sportsbook allows you to bet on the following sports:
Getting the chance to bet on our all our local Michigan sports teams is one of the best parts about sportsbooks being legalized in the state.
While we’re aware that a lot of you know all about the top pro and college teams from Michigan, we also understand that new people are frequently moving to our beautiful state, so we wanted to take the time to go over the teams from the Wolverine State that you can bet on at William Hill.
We’ll start with the NFL and the Detroit Lions. The Lions unfortunately have won only one playoff game since the Super Bowl began more than 50 years ago. And that lone win was way back after the 1991 season. That’s no matter; you still can wager as much as you’d like on the Lions and the other 31 NFL teams at William Hill.
Then there’s the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. As with the Lions, it’s been a few years since the Pistons last won a playoff game, but the drought hasn’t been quite so bad. Detroit went to the Eastern Conference Finals back in 2008, but hasn’t won a postseason game since.
Things aren’t quite so dire for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. While the Red Wings have had a few down years of late, they made the playoffs in 2016 and every season prior to that dating back to 1991. Detroit also has won more Stanley Cup titles (11) than any other US franchise.
Last up for local pro teams you can wager on at William Hill, we have the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. The Tigers are one of the oldest teams in the sport, having played their first season way back in 1901. Since then, Detroit has won more than 9,000 games and four World Series titles, the most recent coming in 1984.
In football, there are five teams that you’ll be able to bet on: two in the Big Ten Conference and three in the Mid-American Conference.
Michigan State and Michigan are in the Big Ten, while Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan all play in the Mid-American.
All five of those schools also have men’s basketball teams that you can bet on at William Hill, while two others — Detroit Mercy and Oakland — also have Division I teams that you can gamble on at the Michigan sportsbook.
Futures betting is more for people who like to play the long game. Whereas with regular sports betting you could know the results of your bet in a few hours, futures bets take longer to play out. Here’s our compilation of the top Michigan futures markets that you are able to wager on at William Hill’s retail and online sportsbooks.
For the Detroit Red Wings and rest of the NHL, you can bet on teams’ regular season performances, pick which team you think will win each division and of course the eventual winner of the Stanley Cup. Individual future bets likely will be for the winner of the regular and postseason MVP awards.
For the Detroit Pistons and all NBA teams, you also are able to bet on how teams will do in the regular season, which teams will top their division and the eventual winner of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Futures for the regular season most valuable player and for the NBA Finals MVP also should be available.
For the Detroit Tigers and the other 29 MLB teams, you have plenty of futures markets to select from at William Hill. There are regular season futures based on how many games each team will win, the ability to select which squads will win their division or the AL and NL pennants respectively, and the most popular — betting on that year’s World Series champ. As for futures markets on individual players, be on the lookout for MVP betting and possibly for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards, too.
For the Detroit Lions and the NFL, William Hill has plenty of futures. There are your typical regular season record futures, as well as for division and conference winners and maybe the most popular of all futures bets, the Super Bowl champion. Not only do NFL player futures have your typical MVP bets available, but oftentimes you also will see futures for individual leaders in passing, rushing and sometimes receiving yards.
Futures markets for NCAA sports are much smaller than what you will see for the pro leagues discussed above. At William Hill Sportsbook there will be futures for college football conference winners as well as for that season’s national champion.
For Michigan universities, that means you’ll be able to place futures bets on both Michigan and Michigan State, but it’s unlikely the other schools will be listed because they are such incredible long shots.
In men’s basketball, there are futures for picking the teams that will reach that year’s Final Four during March Madness and also for the winner of the tournament, the NCAA men’s basketball national champion. Once again, it’s likely that only the Wolverines and Spartans will have futures odds on them at the beginning of the season. If any of the other schools reach the NCAA tournament at season’s end, they’ll have odds at that time.
Placing a wager with William Hill is basically a four-step process:
You’ll need to fund your account before you can place bets with William Hill. Plus, you’ll want to know how to get your winnings out.
Fortunately, William Hill Sportsbook gives you plenty of simple and easy deposit and withdrawal options.
There are several ways you can deposit funds into your William Hill account. These include cash, credit and debit cards, and online payment processors.
Here is a list of deposit methods William Hill Sportsbook accepts:
You can almost always withdraw money from William Hill Sportsbook the same way you deposited it. If your method of deposit isn’t available as a withdrawal, you can use another option.
William Hill Sportsbook withdrawal methods include:
Making deposits and withdrawals with William Hill Sportsbook is easy.
First, log in to your William Hill Sportsbook account.
Then, select the deposit option from the account menu and choose your most convenient method. Follow the prompts before confirming the transaction.
The funds should be immediately available for betting.
For withdrawals, select the withdraw funds option from the account menu.
Select the withdrawal option that works best for you and confirm it.
Your request should process within 72 hours, but it’ll generally happen much faster than that.
William Hill Sportsbook has a comprehensive FAQ section that covers all common questions and issues.
Plus, you can contact the customer support department 24/7 via:
The William Hill retail sportsbook is called Onyx Sports Book by William Hill, and it is located at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in Williamsburg. The casino is owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
The retail sportsbook boasts 20 HDTVs and offers patrons complimentary access to Golden Tee, billiards, darts and shuffleboard. There is an outdoor patio as well where smoking is permitted.
The sportsbook opened in September 2020, about five months after the first retail sportsbooks in Michigan were allowed to begin operations.
It is certainly in the discussion.
William Hill has been in the sports betting business for more than 80 years because it knows what it’s doing. While it might not be as well-known in the US as sportsbooks like DraftKings and FanDuel, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s one of the best sportsbook companies in all of Michigan.
As to whether William Hill is the No. 1 overall sportsbook, we’re going to chicken out and not given a definitive answer as of yet. We definitely wouldn’t bet against it taking home the title at some point, though.
Yes, the William Hill app is safe.
Downloading the app is easy. Just visit the site via our links and click either the yellow Download iOS or Download Android buttons. With William Hill’s experience and stellar background, you can rest assured that the app is safe and secure.
As a licensed provider, William Hill operates under the purview of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), which governs the state’s iGaming industry. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the MGCG via email at [email protected] or phone call at (313) 456-4100.
William Hill Sportsbook has set a $20 minimum for online deposits. The maximum deposit depends on the financial institution you use to fund your account. For deposits, William Hill is likely to accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit and debit cards, VIP Preferred eCheck, online banking powered by PayWithMyBank (similiar to Skrill), Skrill, PayPal, the William Hill Prepaid Play+ card and cash deposits at casino cage.
Michigan laws that regulate online sports betting make the industry more safe and transparent. Your money is not likely to disappear at a big brand online sportsbook like William Hill. These legal sites are licensed by the Michigan Gambling Control Board and adhere to all rules and regulations. Furthermore, you can bank on the fact that if you win, you will be paid. The same cannot be said for offshore sites hosted in Panama or Antigua.