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The state of Michigan took an important step forward toward legalizing and regulating online betting within their borders as the Senate Reform Committee passed the measure with a 7 to 1 vote.
The bill will now head through to the full Michigan Senate for debate and a vote, where if it passes it will go through to the House. If it passes there it will go to Governor Rick Snyder's desk where it could then be signed into law.
The measure was introduced by Senator Mike Kowall, who last year brought forth a nearly identical bill that would legalize and regulate the activity in the state. It is modeled after the law in New Jersey which has proven to be immensely popular and has raised millions of dollars in tax revenue.
The bill still has a way to go before it comes law, but we will update this story as more developments arise.