Will there be a Fanatics online casino in Michigan soon? As of now all we know is Fanatics Sportsbook offers legal sports betting in five states and now has plans to launch an online casino in Michigan early 2024. In this review, we take a closer look at what Michigan bettors can expect to see from this fast-growing online operator including potential promotions based on its current sports betting operations and its takeover of PointsBet USA and its retail sports betting outlets, online sportsbooks and online casinos.
Fanatics, billed as the most rewarding online sportsbook, currently offers its new users a simple ‘Bet $5 Get $200 in Bonus Bets’ offer. To qualify for the bonus bets, all a new user must do is open a Fanatics betting account and place a wager of $5 or more. They will then receive bonus credit to the value of $200. Once Fanatics Online Casino Michigan goes live, we may see a similar type of offer.
In fact, following Fanatics' acquisition of PointsBet’s U.S. operations, there’s a good chance that the current PointsBet USA welcome offer for Michigan bettors will be the same. This is especially true if Fanatics opts to simply rebrand PointsBet MI to become Fanatics MI. Following the takeover, PointsBet rebranded as ‘PointsBet Casino - A Fanatics Experience’. Its new user casino welcome offer is 400 Extra Spins once you place any wager using a newly registered account. As noted, this is quite similar to the sports betting welcome offer.
The pros and cons listed below are based on the Fanatics legal sports betting app as we can expect its online casino to have similar features since it will run on the same iGaming platform.
|✅ Focus on loyalty and rewards||❌ Mobile-only|
|✅ Industry-leading search functionality||❌ Inexperienced operator|
|✅ 24/7 live chat support|
|✅ Plentiful banking options|
|✅ Withdrawal tracker|
Fanatics Betting currently offers the following payment options on its mobile sportsbook. We expect the same deposit and withdrawal methods to be available once Fanatics online casino MI launches.
At present, Fanatics Betting does not allow the use of credit cards to fund online gambling accounts. Debit cards may be allowed in Michigan on the new iGaming platform, but this has yet to be confirmed.
|💳 Minimum Deposit||$5|
|💳 Deposit Methods||PayPal, Apple Pay, Online Banking, Debit Cards|
|💳 Withdrawal Methods||Bank Transfer, Check, Wire Transfer, Debit Cards|
|⌚ Withdrawal Time||1-3 business days|
One of the most notable features of Fanatics Betting banking options is transparent withdrawals. There is a withdrawal tracker that allows you to see where your money is. This is an incredible feature that you won’t find anywhere else.
If, as expected, Fanatics rebrands the PointsBet retail sportsbook in Northern Waters Casino Resort to launch its first retail sportsbook, we could also see cash-at-counter funding options for online casino gaming accounts.
The Fanatics Sportsbook mobile app is available for both iOS and Android and is currently powered by its software provider Amelco. Following the company’s acquisition of PointsBet, Fanatics intends to integrate PointsBet’s Banach technology into its Amelco platform ahead of its online casino launch.
To date, the Fanatics Sportsbook app with its simple user interface and responsiveness has been well-received. Getting started with the online sportsbook app is quite simple for sports fans and will likely be the same process for the online casino app. All you need to do is search for Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Download and install. As the entire platform is mobile-app based, you can complete the fast signup process for a Fanatics account, deposit your money and take advantage of any promo code offers through the gaming and sports betting app. There is not a Fanatics website, so the platform is only available through the apps.
|✅ Fast and responsive||❌ No light theme|
|✅ Simple to use interface||❌ Some features hard to locate|
|✅ Clean and uncluttered menus|
|⭐ Apple App Store Score||4.7||⭐ Google Play Score||4|
🗣️ “I’ve deposited and withdrawn and haven’t had any problems there and it was all pretty quick.”
🗣️ “The pictures, layouts, the UI is beautiful.”
🗣️ “I actually haven’t placed a single bet because the app cannot verify my location.”
🗣️ “The sign up was quick and easy, and the app is very fast. It's also very quick to settle bets and process withdrawals.”
🗣️ “Had some trouble getting my free bets at first but customer service was great about fixing it and they have a lot of good offers so I have changed my mind and my rating about the app I use about five betting apps and Fanatics is for sure in the top two of those”
🗣️ “Love the fan cash that I receive. But since the update on 9/4 the app will not open or it crashes. Issues resolved with latest update.”
It’s crucial that you have easy access to customer support for any online casino gaming or sports betting provider. After all, this is a business that is managing your cash when it is in your gaming account. So it’s great to see that Fanatics Betting has made contacting support very straightforward. If you need help, contact the customer service team via the following methods:
Based on the focus that Fanatics Betting currently places on rewards and loyalty through its FanCash rewards program, we fully expect Fanatics casino MI to be on a par with the likes of BetMGM online casino Michigan and BetRivers. These legendary online casino operators run hugely impressive online loyalty programs, but we can see Fanatics and its high-value FanCash rewards giving them a run for their money.
While we have yet to see the gaming options available at Fanatics' new online casino, we can safely assume that, as a result of its takeover of PointsBet USA, there will be a lot on offer. If Fanatics maintains the partnerships it now has with PointsBet casino, it will probably offer jackpot games, a slots library and live dealer gaming area that is comparable to the likes of Caesars online casino Michigan.
All three of the online casinos listed above are great gaming options to get started on while you wait for Fanatics online casino to launch in Michigan.
Fanatics takes responsible gaming seriously, as it should, and it’s good to see that there are several resources available to all users of the Fanatics app. These include:
Fanatics runs several social media accounts that cover both its sports merchandise and sportsbook and gaming operations. These accounts offer some great tips and insights when it comes to placing wagers and taking advantage of promotions that are introduced. We fully expect to see a Fanatics online casino gaming account when the operator launches in Michigan.
Fanatics online casino has yet to launch in Michigan but will be fully legal and licensed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board when it goes live in late 2023 or early 2024 as anticipated. Fanatics currently operates its newly acquired PointsBet online casino - "A Fanatics Experience" - in the state in partnership with Northern Waters Casino Resort.
Not yet. The Fanatics online casino has yet to launch in the state of Michigan. However, once it receives the correct regulatory approvals and launches its real-money wagering platform, you will be able to legally place wagers and play online casino games such as online slots and table games.
While Fanatics does have a mobile app, it is not yet available in Michigan. Fanatics online casino will be similar to its online sportsbook in that it will be a mobile app-only iGaming platform with no website available.
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