The Detroit casino has opened its Moneyline sports lounge, despite the fact that the state still doesn’t have a sports betting legislation in place.
US.- MGM Grand Detroit has unveiled its Moneyline Sports Lounge, even if the state Legislature hasn’t legalised sports betting. The space features a sports lounge right in front of the entrance to the casino.
The sports lounge has a capacity for 280 people and VIP seating. It also features a sports bar with 60 televisions to watch multiple games at the same time. It is in front of the casino entrance and neat the hotel lobby, and it is open every day from 11:30 am to 1:30 am.
Mike Neubecker, president and COO of MGM Grand Detroit, explained that Detroit is a sports town and they saw an opportunity to open a venue unlike other sports bar in the city. It provides the guests with a unique and exciting atmosphere to watch their favourite teams, he said. “And if sports betting is legalized, we’re prepared to offer an outstanding experience.”
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is open to the possibility of legalising sports betting in Michigan. However, she argues that an 8% rate is too low and that the state should get a higher cut.
Sports betting balls were sent to the House Ways and Means Committee last month, but they haven’t been discussed yet. A Republican lawmaker even said that they want sports betting by February 2, when the Super Bowl takes place.