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Michigan lawmaker pushes for sports betting rules

Michigan lawmaker pushes for sports betting rules
Michigan sports betting could be ready before the Super Bowl.

A lawmaker in Michigan is pushing for sports betting rules to go live before the next Super Bowl takes place next February.

US.- The sports betting segment is thriving in the US but Michigan still has to launch its own rules. However, Rep. Brandt Iden is pushing to get regulations ready before the next Super Bowl.

Lawmakers discussed three sports betting bills in the House Regulatory Reform Committee. Those would authorise the Michigan Gaming Control Board to create rules governing online or in-person sports betting. The segment would go live at Michigan casinos and the authorities would tax it at a rate of 8%.

Tiffany Brown, a spokeswoman for Governor Gretchen Whitmer is concerned about the impact of the segment. 

“We initially submitted suggestions to a draft bill and anticipated that we would have an opportunity to review an updated draft before the bill dropped,” Brown said. “However, that did not happen.”

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