- Northern Michigan now has sports betting offered by two William Hill powered sportsbooks.
- The Onyx Sports Book by William Hill and a satellite location at Leelanau Sands Casino will give residents of the Wolverine state the opportunity to wager on a number of sporting events through these facilities.
WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. – Michigan locals have a new sportsbook at the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in Williamsburg with the unveiling of their Onyx Sports Book by William Hill venue on the property.
There was an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday where former NBA Detroit Piston Rick Mahorn cut the ribbon to open the Onyx to the public.
Michigan legalized sports betting in December 2019 and has been slowly adding to their list of operators and locations in 2020. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) gave William Hill exclusivity to be in charge of all of their retail sportsbooks, mobile sports betting platforms, and internet casinos are pending approvals in the Wolverine State.
“This is just the beginning of our partnership with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, with plans to launch mobile sports betting and iCasino gaming throughout Michigan as soon as permitted,” said Dan Shapiro, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for William Hill. “This is an exciting way to start the NFL season, and we know the Onyx Sports Book by William Hill will be the new game-day location for sports fans in Northern Michigan.”
The Details Of Michigan’s Latest Sportsbook
The Onyx Sports Book by William Hill at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel is equipped with 20 televisions throughout the space and two ticket windows to place bets. There are two self-service wagering kiosks for gamblers to place their bets without the help of staff. It is located directly across from the casino floor within the establishment.
There is an outdoor patio, food and drinks, and free games for patrons to engage in while betting on sports in Michigan.
Hours for the sportsbooks are Monday-Thursday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. The kiosks on the sports betting floor will be open using the hours of the casino which is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, strict guidelines from the CDC will be enforced for all visitors to the property.
Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown is a satellite location for the sports betting establishment that has two kiosks for visitors to place wagers on sporting events from the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the week.
They too will be implementing health safety restrictions regarding COVID-19.
Place Your Bets On The NFL In Northern Michigan
Both William Hill and Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos are excited for this latest development in Michigan. Now sports bettors in the northern part of the state will have access to bet on all kinds of sports matchups.
The opening of the Onyx and its satellite location come just in time for all the championship games from the NHL to the NBA to the MLB and almost a full season of NFL games still needing to be played. All of these events will be open for wagers.
“We are excited to align with William Hill, the leading sports betting company in the US. They are the best in the business, and that’s always what we strive to give our guests. We have an excellent, trained staff to assist customers with getting their bets down,” said Michael Schrader, CEO of Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos. “We want to provide the best destination for sports betting in the state, and with William Hill as our partner, that’s a bet we’re happy to take. When Michigan regulations are permitted, we will be able to offer the best in online gaming and betting as well. This is truly a win-win for Northern Michigan.”
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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.