Sports and gambling go hand-in-hand like gamers on console release day, so bettors in Michigan will be pleased to hear the legalization of online betting will also yield a selection of sports-themed online casino games.
Legislators in Michigan rubber-stamped the legalization of sports betting in March 2020, but Michigan online casino operators explain customers are still restricted to in-person wagers at a select number of casinos in the state. Online betting (including sports) is expected to become fully legal in late 2020 or early 2021, at which point casino games such as slots, roulette, blackjack and much more will also become fully compatible for online players.
It’s natural the intersected traffic between sports and gambling tends to cross over, and with this new wave of casino games will come a steady stream of sports-themed games.
Football was one of the few sports fortunate to not have its calendar disrupted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and fans can gear up for Super Bowl LV (February 7, 2021) with End Zone Riches, a slot-style game that will undoubtedly appeal to NFL supporters in the United States:
Players will attempt to match special symbols including football helmets, foam fingers, the NFL emblem and a Vince Lombardi trophy in pursuit of the $50,000 maximum prize. This particular casino option—produced by Nucleus Gaming—is sure to appeal to many supporters in the build-up to any given Sunday, Monday or Thursday Night Football, with wagers starting as low as 25 cents.
Football not up your street? NHL fans may lean in favor of Hockey Enforcers, a multiplier-style slot game that will help satiate any hunger during the off-season. The Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the 2020 World Series crown following delays, and NHL bettors may appreciate a hockey-themed betting experience with no certainty over when exactly the new campaign will get underway:
One of the more reputable casino games dressed in sports-based garb is Scudamore’s Super Stakes, a popular slot option for horse racing aficionados developed by Sweden-based NetEnt, who have been listed on the NGM Nordic and the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 2007.
Michigan is home to a number of notable race tracks, including Northville Downs, Triple Force Race Track and Sports Creek Raceway, but Scudamore’s Super Stakes has the advantage of being available from your home and pays out a maximum of 5,000x your wager.
The options go on, with Euro 2020 enthusiasts sure to favor a soccer-themed games like Football Frenzy or Champion’s Cup, while NBA bettors will back basketball-based options like Basketball Star (produced by Microgaming) or iSoftbet’s Slam Dunk.
The gambling landscape in Michigan is certain to undergo major changes when online betting becomes fully legal in the very near future, and sports fans in particular are sure to find something to suit their tastes.