Michigan launches online sports betting, casino games

Michigan launches online sports betting, casino games Photo: ABC News, file

DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press
Created: January 22, 2021 04:09 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Online sports betting and casino games started in Michigan Friday, an expansion of options for gamblers who now wager through offshore sites.

State regulators have authorized licenses for all three Detroit casinos and seven of the dozen tribes with "Class III" casinos.

Additional operator and platform provider licenses are expected to be approved in coming weeks.

Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Richard Kalm calls the launch a "new era," saying it will give casinos a new way to engage with customers and provide state and local governments with additional tax revenue.

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