Turtle Creek Casino in Michigan announced that it would open a William Hill sports betting venue in time for the start of the NFL season. The sportsbook firm even announced in February that it would open in time for football season.
However, the NFL season began, and there were no indicators that the sports betting facility will open on time. Once it opens, Michigan will be the eleventh state where William Hill has a retail sportsbook.
On the other hand, Turtle Creek is the 23rd Michigan casino to obtain a sports betting license. Also, it is the sixth to officially open after Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the gambling expansion bills into law last December 2019.
William Hill Sports Betting Venue
Based on sources of bookie pay per head providers, William Hill operates 124 sportsbooks and racebooks in Nevada. Also, experts estimated that 25 percent of wagers in the US are made through a William Hill sportsbook.
In Michigan, William Hill will open the sports betting venue in Turtle Creek Casino’s Onyx Sports Bar and Grill. It will have two betting windows and several HDTVs. Also, they will have self-use betting kiosks.
According to 9DollarPerHead.com, William Hill is not the first significant bookie company that opened a casino in Michigan. Little River Casino partnered with BetRivers to operate a sportsbook. Also, Bay Mills casino signed a deal with DraftKings.
Odawa Casino has a contract with FOX Bet, and they will open a sportsbook before the end of the year. Based on bookie pay per head solutions experts, FanDuel, BetMGM, and Penn National Gaming are operating sportsbooks in three casinos in Detroit.
Many sportsbook firms tried to enter the Michigan sports betting market. They are anticipating the approval of online sports betting later this year or in 2021. Also, it would allow online daily fantasy sports and casino games.