Last Updated on December 1, 2020

The Detroit Pistons are making waves in Michigan ahead of the impending launch of online sports betting in the state. The Pistons are partnering with two industry leaders — DraftKings and FanDuel — in advance of the 2020-21 season. Detroit fans can expect to see stadium signage, digital advertisements, and more from DraftKings and FanDuel going forward.

The partnerships between the Pistons and these sportsbooks will have far-reaching effects. Both sportsbooks can now use official team logos and marks for promotions. We expect DraftKings and FanDuel to hit the ground running with tons of new-user bonuses, Pistons-related promotions, and other enticing offers when Michigan finally launches legal sports betting.

The Pistons are not the first team in Michigan in any of the four major sports to ink partnership deals like this. Over the summer, the Detroit Tigers inked a similar deal with PointsBet Michigan Sportsbook. Detroit is a tremendous sports town and it is likely to be a hotbed for sports betting. The city is home to the Pistons, Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings. Although Detroit hasn’t experienced much winning in the last few years, it is a city rich with sports history.


DraftKings Michigan Sportsbook Set To Launch

“As our first professional team activation in the state of Michigan, we are thrilled to join forces with the Detroit Pistons ahead of our pending market introduction,” said Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer, DraftKings in a press release. “This deal deepens our relationship with a prominent local team to facilitate more immersive fan experiences, both for Michiganders familiar with regulated gaming products as well as newcomers to the space.”


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FanDuel Michigan Pistons Partnership

“The Pistons are a progressive and forward-thinking franchise committed to its fans, and we see an incredibly valuable partnership opportunity as we connect our retail Sportsbook experience with Pistons game action in the arena,” said Mike Raffensperger, CMO of FanDuel in a press release. “This new relationship will create unique approaches for us to reach Pistons fans. With the FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino and mobile gaming offerings on the FanDuel Sportsbook app, we will together offer engaging experiences both inside and outside the arena while giving fans access to unique betting promotions and content.”

One of the best things about having your state legalize mobile sports betting is it allows you to wager on all sorts of betting markets on (or against) your favorite teams. In Michigan, there will surely be a ton of betting markets surrounding the local professional and college teams such as the Lions, Red Wings, Michigan, Michigan State and the Detroit Pistons. Here is a look at some betting options you can expect at FanDuel Sportsbook to wager on the Pistons:

  • Spreads
  • Totals
  • Props
  • Who the Pistons will draft in the NBA Draft
  • Blake Griffin props