- Michigan’s Upper Peninsula now has their first land-based sportsbook at the Island Resort & Casino.
- BetAmerica Sportsbook has opened at the casino as a retail sports betting venue with future plans to become an internet and mobile platform in the state of Michigan.
HARRIS, Mich. – Churchill Downs, Inc. has opened a BetAmerica Sportsbook location in Harris, Michigan at the Island Resort & Casino.
BetAmerica is Churchill Downs’ official platform for all sports wagering and iGaming that the company offers nationwide.
The grand opening of the newest expansion to the casino was held on Friday after a partnership was made between BetAmerica and the Hannahville Indian Community to open the first sportsbook in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
What Will The Sportsbook Offer Michiganders?
The new retail sports betting facility boasts 14 terminals for self-service wagers and two gambling windows where sports bettors can place bets with the help of staff members. All current professional sports taking place have lines available for wagers that patrons can enjoy.
Within the space, there are 25 televisions that allow for plenty of viewing options on various games happening simultaneously.
BetAmerica at the Island Resort & Casino also has the biggest TV wall in the area, giving customers the ultimate experience for watching the top matchups in sports on the “Big” screen.
“We are thrilled to partner with BetAmerica to open the first sportsbook in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula,” said Kenneth Mesigaud, Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Chairperson for the Island Resort & Casino. “The BetAmerica Sportsbook is a fantastic addition to our gaming options and combined with our other entertainment opportunities — including two 18-hole championship golf courses — it provides another great reason for people to visit.”
BetAmerica Sports Betting
BetAmerica Sportsbook at the Island Resort & Casino will be running promotions for their visitors periodically. These promotions will be geared toward Michigan sports betting fans and what interests them most.
The sports betting establishment not only covers all of the top sporting events but numerous betting types will be attached to each. To further fan engagement, live in-game wagers have been placed on the menu of betting types as this is one of the more popular bets in the sports betting community.
The casino has stated that they are excited to be able to offer their customers a unique and engaging experience to wager on sports in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
They are located just two hours from Green Bay, Wisconsin which will allow all of those Green Bay Packers fans and NFL betting fans the ability to take a two-hour drive and put some money on Aaron Rodgers and the Pack to win games this season.
Presently, this is purely a land-based sportsbook. However, pending regulatory approvals for licensure, BetAmerica has plans to open a statewide online and mobile sportsbook for the people of Michigan in the future.
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.