Michigan closer to launching online gaming and sports betting

Sports betting could go live in Michigan as early as November.
Sports betting could go live in Michigan as early as November.

The next step is to take on board public comments and submit a final draft of regulations to officials.

US.- The Michigan Gaming Control Board has held a virtual public hearing on proposed regulations for online gaming and sports betting.

The next step is for the final draft of the regulations to be submitted to the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules and the Legislative Service Bureau. That process has a time limit of 40 days.

After that, the certificate of adoption will take around 25 days to issue, meaning online gaming could go live in the state in November.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board’s executive director, Richard Kalm, said: “The Michigan Gaming Control Board appreciates the feedback provided by stakeholders and the public on proposed rules for internet gaming and internet sports betting.

“Today, our agency completed a key step in the rulemaking process by holding a public hearing on the two sets of proposed rules.”

Given that each of Michigan’s three casinos reported year-on-year declines in revenue in August, the state could well welcome extra tax revenue from online gaming.