Michigan Online Gambling Bill Advances

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This week the Michigan Senate Regulatory Reform Committee passed through a bill that would legalize online gambling in the Wolverine State, as it passed through with an 8-1 vote.

The bill, which is formally known as Senate Bill 889, would legalize and regulate online casino games and poker within its borders by licensing operators with a $100,000 application fee and $5 million license. Gross Gaming Revenues would also be taxed at a rate of 10%. The bill was introduced by State Senator Mike Kowall, who also serves as the Senate Majority Floor Leader.

The bill will now move through to the full Senate, where it will be debated and voted on. If the bill passes through, it will go through to the House. If it passes through there it will head to Governor Rick Snyder's desk where he can either sign the bill into law or veto it. The bill does face legislative deadlines though, as the state's fiscal year ends on June 30th.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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9 June 2016 - 10:40pm

There's a battles for legalizing of the online gambling in few US states at same time so I messed up the news a little bit. Obviously in Michigan all goes fine and maybe only the legislative deadlines seems to be the problem.