Online betting will be launching in Michigan on Friday as the Michigan Gaming Control Board authorized nine operators to begin offering services to customers in the state on January 22nd.
The industry will see online casino games like slots and table games being offered as well as online sportsbetting services. Players will have to be physically located in the state at the time of play and have to be 21 years of age or older. Online poker will also be coming, as the state has legalized interstate poker games, although no date for those services are known.
In a statement, MGCB executive director Richard S. Kalm said, "The Michigan Gaming Control Board and the state's commercial and tribal casinos will begin a new era Jan. 22 with the launch of regulated online gaming and sports betting. Michigan residents love sports and, judging by inquiries we've received, eagerly anticipate using mobile devices to place bets through the commercial and tribal casinos. Online gaming and sports betting will provide the casinos with new ways to engage with customers while the state and local communities will benefit from taxes and payments on wagering revenue."
As of press time, the following sites are going to be offering services on Friday:
More casinos will be authorized in the coming weeks.
We'll be following the launch and will let you know as more services launch.