Michigan sets 22 January launch date for online betting and gaming
| By Daniel O'Boyle
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has approved eight operators to launch both online betting and gaming – and a ninth permission to launch online wagering alone – from Friday (22 January).
Richard S. Kalm, executive director of the MGCB, said that with significant consumer demand, he expected the state to post high revenue figures and generate significant returns through taxation from the long-awaited launch.
“The Michigan Gaming Control Board and the state’s commercial and tribal casinos will begin a new era January 22 with the launch of regulated online gaming and sports betting,” Kalm said.
“Michigan residents love sports and, judging by inquiries we’ve received, eagerly anticipate using mobile devices to place bets through the commercial and tribal casinos.