FanDuel Sportsbook Review

Updated November 2021
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  • Unique high-risk, high-rewards betting option
  • Fully optimized for mobile via dedicated apps or browser
  • Highly experienced in local market customer trends

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FanDuel online sportsbook, in partnership with MotorCity Casino in Detroit, entered Michigan’s online sports betting market in March 2020. Despite being new to the state’s sports betting scene, the sportsbook is already set up to offer established players a full range of features, services, sports types, betting markets and betting options.

When signing up, FanDuel welcomes new members with a generous risk-free bet of up to $1,000. Once you have enjoyed the generous welcome bonus you have two more special offers to add good value to your daily sports betting, daily odds boosts and multi-sport parlay insurance.

A well-established history in sports betting has seen FanDuel build a solid reputation for offering some of the best market-related odds and pricing among bettors.

And if you own an Apple or Android mobile device, FanDuel has a fast, clean sportsbook app dedicated to suit your smartphone or tablet. Integrated geolocation allows you to only place bets while you are physically within the state border, keeping you safe from potential legal issues.

Let’s dive deeper into FanDuel’s offering in Michigan…

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Online SportsbookFanDuel Sportsbook
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Welcome Bonus$1,000 Risk-Free First Bet
Legal StatesMichigan
Last UpdatedNovember 2021

Promotions at FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus – When you open a new sportsbook account with FanDuel, the bookmaker will start your relationship with them by offering you a one-time chance to claim your first bet as a risk-free bet. Should your first bet lose, you receive a 100% bet matched credit to a maximum of $1,000 as a welcome bonus. Only your first bet qualifies, so if you include multiple selections on a single betslip, only your first selection is considered. If your qualifying bet wins, the offer becomes void and you just bag a nice win.
  • Daily odds boosts – You will regularly receive favorable odds boosts on specified sports events. Normally this would include key seasonal events for popular sports such as the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, soccer, and several others.
  • Multi-sport parlay insurance – If you place a parlay bet containing 5 legs in any market on any sports type, you can claim up to $25 back on qualifying bets. To qualify, your bet must contain 5 or more legs, with each of your selections offering odds equal to -200 or greater, and lastly, all legs except one must win. Teaser and round robin bets do not qualify.

Currently, FanDuel does not offer a VIP rewards program in Michigan but expect the sportsbook to include a rewards program similar to its already successful FanDuel Players Club sometime in the future.

How to create a FanDuel account in Michigan

Applying for your new sportsbook account with FanDuel is an easy process that requires little time to complete. You will need to keep the following details handy:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Residential address
  • Email address
  • Mobile number
  • Last four digits of your social security number

Go to FanDuel’s homepage and select the “Join Now” button in the top right-hand corner to open the application document. Enter the personal details we listed above, and create a username and password. Complete two security questions when presented, agree to the company terms and conditions, the privacy policy and confirm all your supplied information is accurate, including the fact you are over 21.

FanDuel Sportsbook app

Due to its history as a daily fantasy sports provider, FanDuel provides mobile users with three quality mobile access solutions — two installable apps, as well as a browser-based mobile portal. The mobile portal and two dedicated apps for your Android and Apple mobile phones and tablets offer you full access to all features of the sportsbook. Powered by “PlayShot” software from IGT, all three apps feature a “Fast Bet” option. As the name suggests, that allows you to place wagers quickly. Fast Bet is a user-friendly feature when you start running short of time to place bets.

This allows you the convenience of betting on a full range of major international and popular US sports types via your mobile even while traveling. Just remember you must physically be in Michigan, otherwise, the apps will refuse to accept your bets.

One of the things you will probably appreciate most is how similar all three apps look and operate compared to their website for desktops. The home page and other pages come with cleverly placed intuitive menus. That makes finding your way around easy and instantly familiar.

Despite the full range of services, sports, markets, betting options, and tons of other features, the menus and information remain easy to read. Importantly, pages load quickly without errors.

How to download the FanDuel Android app

The Android version of FanDuel’s app is not available in the Google Play store because of an internal Google policy that bans the listing of gambling-related software. Fortunately, it is available directly from the FanDuel website. Do not worry, the app is perfectly safe to install. Installing FanDuel’s app for Android on your mobile phone or tablet is a mostly automated affair, depending on your device’s security settings.

  • Download – Start the process by taking the mobile device you intend to use for sports betting, use your mobile browser to navigate to FanDuel’s homepage. Select the sportsbook “Download for Android” button, wait for the download to complete.
  • Installation – Once the download completes opening the notifications panel on your device, select the “fanduel.apk” to start the installation and wait for it to complete. If a security prompt interrupts the install, select “settings” and enable the “Install from unknown sources” option to allow the process to complete.

When the install finishes, log in with your existing username and password combo. If you do not have an account, use your newly installed FanDuel app to complete the registration procedure. Please note that do not try to open a second account for your mobile. You will break numerous international, federal, and state laws. As a result, the company will block you from accessing both accounts, as well as any money left in your account balance.

How to download the FanDuel iPhone/iPad app

Downloading and installing the FanDuel app for any of Apple’s iOS mobile smart devices is as simple and straightforward as it can get. Use the iPhone/iPad you intend using for your sports betting activities and use your mobile browser to navigate to FanDuel’s homepage. Select the FanDuel sportsbook “Download on the App Store” button, wait for the page to open.

When the page opens select “Get”, wait for the download, and install to finish. When it completes, open the app and log in using your pre-existing username and password and start placing bets.

Again, do not open a secondary account to use on your mobile. You will break many international, federal, and state laws. This will prompt FanDuel to lock you out of both your accounts and unable to access money left in your accounts.

FanDuel online sportsbook features

Upon first entry, FanDuel’s uncluttered, easy to read interface are two of the most striking things about the sportsbook. It offers a ton of relevant information without any confusion, which makes finding what you are looking for a simple task. Cool shades of blue on crisp white create the basic framework for each page. Licks of color used sparingly highlight pertinent promotional information and page-links for popular destinations. An uncomplicated account registration document and process ensures signing-up remains brief and near effortless.

Visible, well-spaced, and laid out menus with all the required navigational links allow you to quickly familiarize yourself with page contents. The commonly used three-column sportsbook layout offers a categorized menu to the left, to ensure finding the sports and events you prefer betting on is easy and fast.

Popular key features such as Home, Live, and Promotions become available via direct links at the top of the sports page. Further down the left menu, you can select quick links to popular sports like the MLB, PGA, UFC, and more. An A-Z list of all other sports follows directly underneath. The betslip is located within easy reach to the right of the page allowing you to check, edit, and place bets quickly and conveniently.

The central column features a detailed layout of each selected sports type containing event names, scheduled times, offered odds, and the various betting options to the top and right of the list.

Members have the option to take bet insurance on a huge variety of bets including parlay, halftime, and OT insurance among others. That means if your bets do not come in as predicted, you still have your stake refunded.

If you need to hedge your bets even further, you can make use of FanDuel’s Cashout feature that becomes available at strategic times of an event. The Cashout feature allows you to sell your bets back to the bookmaker at strategic moments to restrict losses, or lock down a certain win without having to wait for an event to reach its natural conclusion.

While live betting has become an almost universal feature at online sportsbooks, one rarely sees the depth applied to FanDuel’s in-play markets.

FanDuel does not offer a live streaming feature in Michigan at the moment, but considering the full experience it offers elsewhere, the service will likely arrive soon.

Available sports at FanDuel

FanDuel has over 10 years’ worth of experience providing the most popular betting products to US markets. FanDuel does not yet offer its full range of available sports in Michigan, but pending state approval its available range of international sports will continue to expand. However, the sportsbook does offer a full range of popular US sports. It provides comprehensive coverage of all the major league events. You can bet on events from the MLB, NFL, NCAA, NHL, NBA, UFC, including the Super Bowl series, March Madness, and more. The sportsbook features a huge variety of betting options on all the above sports.

As two of the most popular sports for locals to bet on, the sportsbook places great emphasis on football and basketball, especially at the college level. It also provides extensive betting coverage of various local and international tennis and golf tournaments. As the world’s most viewed and followed sports, soccer naturally always stays in betting limelight. In addition to the above, the list of included sports is already near endless, with much attention given to NASCAR, boxing, cricket, darts, rugby, and several other sports.

FanDuel sports betting options

Michigan law places no restrictions on the types of bets a sportsbook may offer. FanDuel makes full use of this to offer a massive array of betting markets and options at good odds. The available betting options comprises of all the popular ones like moneyline, spread bets, totals bets, futures bets, round robins, teasers, propositions, parlays, matchups, and loads of others

FanDuel live betting

In countries where live or in-play betting is legal, almost 80% of all bets placed are on live events. Live betting is one of the areas where FanDuel shines. The sportsbook accepts in-play bets on just about every available sports type that lends itself to this type of wagering. Available sports to place in-play bets on includes all popular US sports types such as basketball, baseball, football, ice hockey, tennis, NASCAR, MMA, rugby, soccer, and cricket.

Banking options at FanDuel

Michigan residents have several popular, trusted banking methods available to them to safely use when funding their FanDuel online sportsbook account. The list comprises of:

Deposits

  • Credit & Debit Cards – instant
  • Prepaid Card + – instant
  • PayNearMe – instant
  • PayPal – instant
  • Check – 3 to 7 bank days
  • Online Banking – instant
  • Wire Transfer – instant
  • Casino cash cage – instant

Withdrawals

  • Prepaid Card + – 24 – 36 hours
  • Check – 5 – 7 bank days
  • PayPal – 24 – 48 hours

Depending on the banking methods used to reflect in your sportsbook account deposits range from instant for prepaid, credit, debit, PayNearMe, and cash cage. Other methods may require up to 7 days before the funds appear in your account.

How to deposit

To deposit money into your FanDuel online sportsbook account, log into your sportsbook account. Under “My Account” select the “Deposit” option, when prompted to enter your preferred amount. Select your preferred payment method from the options presented to you, confirm your transaction, and depending on your chosen banking method your money will appear in your sportsbook account somewhere between instant and up to 7 days. 

How to withdraw

Under “My Account” select the “Withdraw” option, enter the amount you want to cash out, and select one of the available withdrawal options presented to you. Confirm your withdrawal request. After completing your withdrawal request, you will receive a confirmation of your withdrawal via email. 

FanDuel customer service

FanDuel has a customer-first focus, which means you can expect fast, reliable customer service from its team of professionally trained support agents. You also have several communication channels open to you when you need to contact the team. You can use the integrated live chat feature, phone toll-free, send a personal email, use the integrated “Submit a request” messaging feature, or send a letter via regular mail.

Live chat presents the quickest most direct contact route, followed by phone, with emails and regular mails somewhat reserved for a more formal approach to submit required documents and so on.

Is FanDuel legal in Michigan?

Yes, online sports betting is 100% legal in Michigan since Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the Lawful Sports Betting Act in December 2019. FanDuel also operates 100% legally in Michigan subject to its licensing agreement with MotorCity Casino in Detroit.

State law allows each of its licensed land-based casinos to hold a license for one online sportsbook “skin”. State law also demands all online sportsbooks in Michigan must enter into a licensing partnership agreement with one of the licensed land-based casinos. This allows the online sportsbook to operate legally within state borders subject to the approval and regulatory oversight of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB).

Who owns FanDuel and where is it located?

In May 2018, the UK-based Flutter Entertainment (previously Paddy Power) purchased FanDuel. To gain traction in the US, Flutter merged all its US operations to continue under the New York-based FanDuel banner to benefit from the company’s massive US brand recognition. FanDuel originally started as a daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider and is currently the second-largest DFS provider in the US.