Michigan supports gambling expansion

The House of Representatives passed a Michigan gambling expansion bill.
The House of Representatives passed a Michigan gambling expansion bill.

The Michigan House approved a gambling expansion bill that would loosen restrictions on Detroit’s three casinos, paving the way for further gaming options.

US.- The industry keeps expanding in the US and no jurisdiction wants to lose much ground against others. That’s why Michigan is pushing for a gambling expansion at Detroit’s three casinos.

The State House voted to approve a bill that would loosen restrictions on all three venues. It is part of a larger package that would legalise iGaming, DFS, sports betting and advance-deposit wagering in horse racing.

The bill would also exempt casino licensees from background checks and would allow applicants with criminal convictions to get licences.

Sports betting

Michigan is considering how to regulate sports betting, which just got some major support.

According to local media, leaders of Michigan’s Indian tribes are on board with the legislation that lies in the State House. Representatives have already approved the bill, which a Senate committee will discuss next.

Should Michigan tribes get left out of the sports betting segment, revenue issues lie ahead. Experts say it would create a state revenue hole, but not if they support the vertical, as they do.

“Really this is free-market legislation that protects citizens but lets the business of fantasy sports keep going here in Michigan,” Sen. Curtis Hertel had said on DFS legislation. “We shouldn’t be penalising people for basic entertainment. Really this is just another way to enjoy sports and the way we watch.”

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