Michigan Sports Betting: BetRivers Teams Up With The Detroit Pistons One Day Ahead Of Launch

Rush Street Interactive has announced a partnership with the Detroit Pistons one day before the company is slated to launch its BetRivers online sports betting and casino site in the Great Lakes State. 

“Michiganders love their home state NBA team and the Detroit Pistons have a rich history, winning the NBA Championship three times,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive. “This partnership combines two organizations that share an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing sports fans with unparalleled experiences, and BetRivers.com is proud to be an official sportsbook partner of this well-respected franchise.”

The partnership features a free to play Fan Pick’em game, which allows fans to “go directly to the Pistons app to play games and win fabulous prizes.”

BetRivers In Michigan

This partnership announcement comes just before Michigan’s highly-anticipated online gambling launch. The state has long been in the throes of regulation, and operators like BetRivers have been preparing for the state to go live for months. 

BetRivers secured a casino partner in the conveniently named Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. The casino is owned and operated by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. 

Tomorrow, BetRivers will launch its online sportsbook and online casino, joining nine other operators in Michigan for a day one go-live. 

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BetRivers In Good Company

Thanks to Michigan’s lengthy ramp-up to legal online gaming in Michigan, sportsbook and casino providers have had a while to prepare. Tomorrow, BetRivers will be one of 10 approved platform providers authorized to go live in the state. Most of these operators are expected to launch on day one, but some may take a bit longer. 

Here’s a list of online sportsbooks and online casinos authorized to launch tomorrow in Michigan:

Brand Casino(s) Online Sports Betting, Online Casino, or Both?
DraftKings Bay Mills Resort & Casino Both
William Hill Leelanau Sands Casino and Turtle Creek Casino Both
TwinSpires Island Resort & Casino Both
Golden Nugget Online Gaming Ojibwa Casino Both
BetRivers (Rush Street Interactive) Little River Casino Both
Wynn Kewadin Casinos Both
Penn Sports Interactive/ Barstool Sportsbook Greektown Casino Online Sports Betting
FanDuel MotorCity Casino Both
BetMGM (Roar Digital) MGM Grand Detroit Both
PointsBet Northern Waters Casino Resort Online Sports Betting

Of course, this is just the beginning. Many other providers are expected to throw their hats into the proverbial ring in Michigan. As the market matures, keep an eye out for more major players in the state. 

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Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a Chicago-based freelance writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment space. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns. Prior to freelance writing, Cole spent seven years in communications at a gambling and lottery supplier.