Michigan Senate panel OKs sports betting, online gambling.
Promises of a Michigan sports betting bill have carried on for long now. Rep. Brandt Iden of Michigan pledged that sports betting would be his legislative priority in 2019. A new internet gaming bill is said to take action with a 15 month moratorium and some changes are currently being made by the Senate on prior betting regulations on commercial casinos and horse race betting. But online.
DETROIT — Come Wednesday at 1 p.m., sports betting will be officially legal inside three Detroit casinos. Michigan became the 20th state to pass sports betting back in December.
Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer signed a sports betting bill into law last month. The Michigan Gaming Control Board will oversee legal sports betting, and also receive and grant gambling licenses. The board will also be allowed to issue licenses to casinos owned by various tribes. Some in Michigan are asking if they can go to one of the biggest casinos in the state and place legal sports.
While sports betting is only accessible at retail locations for now, online sports betting will soon available in Michigan — likely before the start of the 2020 NFL season. On December 20, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law two bills, S4916 and H4311.
Sports betting is now legal in Michigan, the 20th US state to have legalized and regulated sports betting. In December 2019, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of gambling expansion bills into law. In addition to legalizing online casinos and online poker, these bills legalized sports betting and fantasy sports contests in Michigan and regulates advance deposit wagering on horse.
Michigan is the latest state with legalized online gambling, as a full package of bills officially became law just as 2019 concluded. A similar bill made it through the legislature in 2018, but did not ultimately result in passage. Former governor Rick Sndyer vetoed that year’s bill at the last moment as one of his last acts in office. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not spoil the holiday party.
Sports betting for Michigan Residents at land-based facilities in the state is now legal and operational, now that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act has been repealed. The state came close to passing a sports betting bill in 2018 but the governor vetoed the bill shortly before having to give up his seat. Michigan lawmakers didn’t give up though and have passed a bill.