Michigan sports betting set for March 11 launch
Regulated sports betting is set to begin in Michigan this week, with Detroit's three commercial casinos expected to be authorised to launch retail wagering by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
Should the casinos – MGM Resorts’ MGM Grand Detroit, Penn National Gaming’s Greektown Casino and the privately-owned MotorCity Casino – be licensed at a Control Board meeting on Tuesday, March 10, they could launch from 1PM the next day.
The state regulator noted that it expects to approve each casino after hearing final presentations at the meeting, with all preliminary requirements for going live already met.
“With just 11 weeks to prepare, MGCB staff worked hard to make the launch of onsite sports betting at the Detroit casinos possible by March Madness,” Gaming Control Board executive director Richard S. Kalm said.
“The casinos and their suppliers helped us by their timely efforts to share information we needed to authorise the gaming. This new gaming opportunity has been highly anticipated, and we hope citizens will enjoy it and see benefits from additional revenue to both the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit.”
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