Eagle Casino & Sports Launches in Michigan
While most bettors will vary when it comes to wagering strategies, one thing that most agree on is that the more sportsbooks you sign up for, the better chance you have to win. Because of varying odds and weekly promotions, sharp bettors tend to prefer a wide variety of different betting apps rather than sticking to one or two. Well, different states with legal sports betting are making that decision easy. New sportsbooks are consistently expanding across the U.S., such as the anticipated Bally Bet launch in New York. Michigan has just added another betting platform for residents to wager with, adding another option to the robust selection of sportsbooks available in the state. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Eagle Casino and Sport’s approval and launch in the Great Lakes State.
Eagle Casino And Sports Launching In Michigan
Sportsbooks in Michigan must all be approved by the Michigan Gaming Control Board before launching and operating in the state. Well, according to Casino City Times, the control board has just given the green light to a new sports betting operator. Soaring Eagle Gaming, the gaming arm of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, has been confirmed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board as the 15th betting operator in the area going by the name Eagle Casino and Sports. Soaring Eagle Gaming has already struck a partnership with GAN, a betting platform provider, and is now fully live in the state.
In addition to the Eagle Casino and Sports betting platform, bettors in the state can check out the physical casino from Soaring Eagle. The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan is well regarded by residents thanks to its live entertainment, casino games, and dining options.
Plenty of Competition In Michigan
The new betting platform from Soaring Eagle is joining a crowded field in Michigan sports betting. The state is home to all of the biggest sports betting operators, such as Draftings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and BetMGM Sportsbook. Additionally, Michigan is home to PointsBet Sportsbook, FOX Bet, BetRivers Sportsbook, Barstool Sportsbook, and WynnBET Sportsbook. While it might not be easy to stand out with all the competition, Eagle Casino and Sports will definitely get some attention from bettors looking to check out a new platform.
Michigan Sports Betting By the Numbers
Ever since the launch of Michigan sports betting, the state has seen some big money rolling in on sports betting. With the Michigan sports wagering launch on January 22nd, 2020, the state has seen a total of $5 billion in sports betting handle. This has given the state over $396 million in total revenue. Thanks in part to the betting popularity of Super Bowl LVI, February 2022 saw a $423,768,381 total handle in Michigan. The most popular sportsbook in the state has been FanDuel Michigan with well over $1 billion in bets, although BetMGM, DraftKings, Barstool, and Caesars have all gotten some major attention in the area as well. Once we get a chance to see the numbers on Eagle Casino and Sports Michigan, we’ll have a clearer look at how the sportsbook stacks up against the competition.