Golden Nugget Closes Online Sportsbook in Michigan

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Sports fans in the state of Michigan have one less sportsbook app to use as of January. According to several sources, the Golden Nugget online casino app’s most recent update did not include its sportsbook. The Golden Nugget casino went on to encourage players to visit their partner site DraftKings for any future wagers. That now leaves the state of Michigan and sports fans with 13 online sportsbooks to choose from after a phased closure of FOX Bet’s operations in August 2023. The Golden Nugget casino disclosed the following information on their new casino app concerning their sportsbook branch, “GoldenNugget Online Sportsbook in West Virginia and Michigan will no longer be available post-update to the new Golden Nugget Online Gaming experience. However, players can enjoy the Sportsbook experience in the states of West Virginia in Michigan with our partner DraftKings Sportsbook. Players can download the DraftKings Sportsbook app or go to the DraftKings Sportsbook website. You will need to create a DraftKings Sportsbook account to wager on the DraftKings Sportsbook in the states of West Virginia in Michigan.”

If you have visited the Golden Nugget online casino app recently you may have noticed the app looks quite similar to DraftKings. The most recent update to the app, however, did away with the brand’s sportsbook and pointed sports fans to the Draft Kings app. Golden Nuggets Online Casino still remains active through their new app, but it looks almost identical to the DraftKings version. It is understandable since DraftKings has owned Golden Nugget since May 2022, but you would think they would at least try to make the two apps a little different. Several of the games, the style of the website, the fonts used, and virtually everything else is identical across the two sites. The only change is the Golden Nugget and DraftKings logos. The Golden Nugget website even has DraftKings-themed games available to play.

Players of Golden Nuggets Online Casino or Sportsbook can have their information automatically transferred to Golden Nugget’s new app just by downloading and logging into their account. Any available funds and account information will automatically transfer, allowing you to start playing right away on the new Golden Nugget casino app. Players’ data will not automatically transfer to DraftKings servers nor will players be able to use the same login information on the DraftKings site that they had used at Golden Nugget. If you’re looking to set up a new DraftKings account, make sure to use a different login from your Golden Nugget account. Despite Golden Nugget’s performance as an online casino brand, it continually struggled in Michigan in the sports betting market, which eventually led to the recent closure of its sports betting site in the state. The sportsbook market in Michigan continues to consolidate as the top-performing brands continue to convince players to switch to their apps. When will Michigan receive a new sportsbook? Follow along on our website to find out.

If you were someone you know, is struggling with gambling addiction, or is having trouble knowing when to stop call 1-800-GAMBLER or 1-800-270-7117 to reach the Michigan problem gambling helpline. You can also reach the helpline at, or by texting 800GAM. Trained contact center staff are available 24 seven to help anyone seeking guidance or support related to their gambling problem. The helpline is free and confidential.

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