More than 100,000 sportsbooks are currently operating in Michigan, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Sports Betting Association.
The total number of betters with at least one Michigan sportsbook was 6.6 million in 2016.
In 2016, the total number registered bettings increased from 1.9 million to 2.2 million.
In 2017, the number of registered bettor increased from 2.6 to 2 million.
The Michigan Sportsbetting Association’s chief operating officer, Mike Purdy, said that bettormasters now own an average of about 10 million betting options and $2.7 billion in assets.
He said the state expects to add up to 1.5 million sportsbook slots in 2018, which is the largest single-year increase in slots since the agency began tracking slots in 2007.
Purdy said the growth in slots has been a boon for sportsbooks and their customers.
“They’ve invested in infrastructure and new technologies and are now able to offer more value to their customers and offer them more sportsbook opportunities,” Purdy said.
“We see a lot of people buying sportsbooks now that they used to not have to do before.”
He said the number one reason people buy sportsbooks is that they’re more secure, as people can now get access to the online database, the ability to bet on live events and a wide variety of sportsbooks.