Lawmakers in Michigan Ready to Give iGaming Another Shot

Politicians in Michigan have begun work on a new bill to legalize and regulate online betting in the Wolverine State after former Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill on his way out of office last year.

There are two bills that have been introduced, one in the House and one in the Senate. The House bill was introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden, who led the charge last year by introducing the bill that was passed by both chambers. His new bill is almost identical to last year, which would allow for licenses to be held by tribal and commercial casinos, and forms a regulating body for the industry. Casino games and poker would all be allowed, with sportsbetting up to the new regulatory body's discretion.

The Senate bill was introduced by Senator Curtis Hertel, and is close to the one that Iden has introduced. The state is similar in size to that of New Jersey, and it's possible that online betting could be a boom industry.

There is room for optimism with these bills, as new Governor Gretchen Whitmer is believed to be in favor of the legislation.

We're following this story and will update readers as we learn more.

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12 March 2019 - 6:36pm
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So if there's a new Michigan governor the chances of the new bill to pass without being vetoed are quite high...is that right Slim?

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