Michigan Governor Vetoes Online Betting

Days before his term ends, Michigan Governor Ricky Snyder vetoed 40 bills, including the legislation that would legalize online betting within the Wolverine State.

The governor vetoed HB 4926, which was approved of by the State Senate and House earlier this year. The bill would have made Michigan the fifth state to legalize the activity, and came as the bill had large bi-partisan support. In a letter explaining the veto Snyder shared: "Due to largely unknown budgetary concerns, I believe this legislation merits more careful study and comparison with how other states have, or will, authorize online gaming. To be blunt, we simply don't have the data to support this change at this time."

On January 1st Gretchen Whitmer will take the reigns as Governor of Michigan, and it's likely that the state's lawmakers will attempt to try again with a governor whose expressed previous support for legalizing sportsbetting and other symbols of vice.

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1 January 2019 - 12:12pm
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40 bills he vetoed a!?!

With a governor liking so much to enforce his powers it would might take some time before the sportbetting being legalized in Michigan..at least that how it looks like from aside.

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