Online sports betting and gaming approved in Michigan

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 01/19/2021, 12:52 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(LANSING, Mich.) Starting Friday January 22, nine Michigan casinos will be allowed to offer online sports betting or both online sports betting and online gaming. The announcement came on Tuesday from the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB). The nine operators who will be allowed to offer these activities are: Bay Mills Indian Community, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Greektown Casino, Hannaville Indian Community, Keewenah Bay Indian Community, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. "Michigan residents love sports and, judging by the inquiries we've received, eagerly anticipate using mobile devices to place bets through the commercial and tribal casinos," said Richard S. Kalm, the executive director of the MGCB. "Online gaming and sports betting will provide casinos with new ways to engage with customers while the state and local communities will benefit from taxes and payments on wagering revenue." For online sports betting, the tax and payment rate is 8.4 percent. For online gaming the rate ranges from 20 to 28 percent. 30 percent of the taxes from online gaming and online sports betting at the Detroit casinos will go to the city of Detroit. 20 percent of the taxes from online gaming at the tribal casinos will go to the local jurisdiction governing body for services. In the next few weeks, the MGCB is looking to allow additional operators and platforms to be allowed to offer online gaming and online sports betting.


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