NFL Season is back! Get ready Michigan
The 2021 NFL season officially kicked off on Thursday, but things will really heat up in the state of Michigan on Sunday.
The Detroit Lions will take the field against the San Francisco 49ers, and there is going to be plenty of action on that game.
The Michigan sports betting industry has started to slow down over the last few months, but that won’t be the case now that the NFL is back. This is the biggest betting market in the United States, and sportsbooks in Michigan are gearing up to bring the action to the bettors.
BetMGM Using Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders is one of the most beloved icons in Detroit Lions franchise history, and BetMGM is using him to attract customers in the state. BetMGM has also partnered with the Detroit Lions, and that should give the operator an edge over the competition in the state as well.
BetMGM has announced its “King of the Weekend” promotion, and one lucky bettor could walk away with $50,000 by the end of the action. The contest requires bettors to pick the top six highest-scoring teams in the NFL in Week 1, and those teams must be placed in the correct order.
This operator is also offering $20 worth of free bets in Week 1, with $10 to be used for the season opener, and another $10 can be used this weekend. While most operators are looking to attract new customers at this time, BetMGM has made it a priority to reward its current customers as well.
For the older generation at BetMGM, the operator is also using the old Tecmo Bowl game to help spark some interest. BetMGM is calling this contest, “8-Bit Barry,” and it is actually a free-to-play game that doesn’t require any betting.
This contest doesn’t involve the NFL action on the field at all, but it is a fun way to give customers a chance to earn some free bets at BetMGM Sportsbook. Sanders has had a prominent role in the Michigan sports betting industry since the beginning, but is now working exclusively with BetMGM.
DraftKings Has Great Options
DraftKings Sportsbook is already one of the top options in the state of Michigan, but the current promotions being offered at the site are going to make it even more popular. This operator has a proven track record in this industry, especially when it comes to betting on the NFL.
Along with offering free bets and other smaller promotions for Week 1 of the NFL season, DraftKings has also announced much larger contests. These specific contests have a hefty entry fee, but there is also a significant reward on the back end.
The DraftKings Millionaire Pick’Em contest has a $1,500 entry fee attached, but it also has a prize pool of $4 million. This contest simply requires participants to make picks for each NFL game throughout the 2021 season.
There is also a survivor contest available at DraftKings, and the winner of that can receive $30,000.
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