On Sunday, the MI FanDuel Sportsbook Went Down, and Bettors Were Furious

On Sunday, during Week 13 of the NFL season, FanDuel Sportsbook MI had technical difficulties. 

Due to the troubles, FanDuel was unavailable for a few hours between the end of the NFL games at 1 p.m. and the slate start at 4 p.m.

Because FanDuel is Michigan's most popular betting site, the technological issues likely resulted in a significant loss of handle.

The FanDuel Site Was Struggling for Hours

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, users of FanDuel Sportsbook MI began experiencing problems on their site. 

FanDuel reported at 2:57 p.m. that just Michigan's website seemed to be down. 

According to FanDuel, the technical troubles persisted for many hours until being addressed at about 5:29 p.m. 

As of this writing, FanDuel has not responded to demands to comment on the issue. Once we get additional information, we will update this post.

The Impact on the Sports Betting in Michigan

The prolonged outage in Michigan has a number of ramifications for customers. The most obvious problem is that clients cannot place bets during that time. The problem affected both pregame wagers for the 4 p.m. game and live wagering for the 1 p.m. game. 

Another difficulty emerges when clients try to cash out bets on wagers that seemed profitable but were not finished before the end of the 1 p.m. slate. Spread, money line, and parlay bets may be used.

Will Customers Get Their Money Back?

FanDuel has not stated if it intends to reimburse users or provide bonuses to compensate for the outage. 

We'll update you if FanDuel answers our inquiries and plans to reimburse customers. 

On the FanDuel Customer Support Twitter account, sports betting consumers expressed their desire for anything in exchange.

Michigan’s Most Prominent Sports Betting Site

It is a major setback for FanDuel, which has long been Michigan's largest bookmaker in both handle and revenue. Since its inception in January 2021, FanDuel Sportsbook MI has been responsible for $1.92 billion in online sports betting transactions, which has resulted in a profit of $194.5 million from internet sports betting. 

For the preceding 11 months, FanDuel and retail partner MotorCity Casino led Michigan in terms of sports betting volume.

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