DraftKings Sports Betting App Now Available in Michigan
Online sports gambling company, DraftKings, has announced its new partnership with Michigan casino operator, Bay Mills Casino and Resorts. The partnership allows DraftKings to operate a mobile sportsbook app at two casinos in Michigan, which is owned by Bay Mills. The company also operates hotels, golf courses and restaurants. The app will be effective on June 12 when Bay Mills reopens its properties following a shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
DraftKings Sportsbook App Functionality
DraftKings, a company which only begun publicly trading in April believes they have the best mobile sportsbook app in the industry. The company believes in game betting is the key to growth as far as online sports betting is concerned. In-game betting, also called prop bets are bets made during a game. the bets aren’t necessarily about the outcome of the game, but rather the happenings while the game is live. The DraftKings sportsbook mobile app allows players to place bets in real time predicting who will score next or even place bets on player behaviour. Placing prop bets is a service also available at casino sportsbook venues.
Why the State of Michigan?
Michigan is now the 8th state with a mobile sportsbook app from DraftKings. Chief business officer at DraftKings, Ezra Kucharz says after conducting a study, they found that Michigan offers good business opportunities. It was found that a third of its residents had interests in online sportsbetting with many of them having travelled to other states and even countries to do so. But, more than half of the population said they haven’t participated in online betting just yet, which DraftKings saw as a gap in the market.