Michigan Online Gambling Finally Goes Live

Michigan’s Senator Curtis Hertel was credited for playing a big part in bringing legal online sports betting and casino games to the state. Michigan finally flipped the switch on its industry on Friday, allowing ten operators to launch their platforms and igaming apps.

In a statement issued by Richard Kalm, the executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board on Friday, it was said about Senator Hertel:

“His leadership on the 2019 bills made today’s announcement possible, and his work on the recently signed legislation permitting multi-jurisdictional poker will allow poker players to compete against players in other states in the future. It’s a fitting tribute to have Sen. Hertel launch this new era of gaming.”

10 Operators Go Live

Some of the best names in the industry went live on Friday afternoon, with Kalm describing it as “an exciting and much anticipated day”.

Out of the 15 that were provided with provisional licenses, 10 were allowed to start taking bets on Friday. They are either tethered to one of Detroit’s three commercial casinos or one of seven tribal casinos throughout the state. The other five will go live in the coming days.

  • BetMGM (MGM Grand Casino)
  • BetRivers (Little River Casino and Resort)
  • FanDuel Sportsbook (MotorCity Casino)
  • DraftKings (Bay Mills Indian Community Casino)
  • BetAmerica/TwinSpires (Island Casino)
  • Golden Nugget (Ojibwa Casino)
  • PointsBet (Northern Waters Casino)
  • William Hill (Turtle Creek Casino)
  • Barstool/Penn National (Greektown Casino)
  • WynnBet (Kewadin Casino)

Caution Encouraged

In the meantime, the Michigan Attorney General encouraged players to familiarize themselves with the bonus offers before signing up to a sportsbook or online casino.

“Authorization of these programs is very recent, and I urge anyone who is interested in registering to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions related to the promotional packages being offered so that you are not confused about what might be expected,” wrote Attorney General Dana Nessel.


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