Michigan to discuss sports betting

Two bills have been introduced in the state to legalise sports and online gambling once the Legislature goes back in session.

US.- Sports betting is ready to take the US by storm after the Supreme Court revoked the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and allowed the segment to be legalised nationwide. That’s why Michigan has introduced a bill to regulate sports wagering in the House, while another one aimed at online gambling has been sent to the Senate to be debated once it goes back in session.

State Rep. Robert Kosowski introduced HB 4060 (sports betting) and told news outlet Watchdog News that the segment should be legal in Michigan as people already gamble illegally, so it needs to regulate it in order to bring its revenue to the state coffers.

Regarding internet gambling, legislation was allowed but Michigan didn’t make any progress with its regulation. However, HB 4926 (iGaming) was recently approved and sent to the Senate as the state seems willing to enforce new laws more open to the gambling industry.

So far, New Jersey has deployed full-scale legalisation while West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island and Mississippi have already passed their own bills. However, several other states are discussing the segment’s regulation and sports betting could soon become very popular in the US.

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