Michigan nears deal to legalize sports, online gambling. AP News
- December 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm #2569
By David Eggert Associated Press
The Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are closing in on an agreement to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan, with final votes possible this week.
The development would be a landmark in a state with many gambling options already. Those include three commercial casinos in Detroit, 24 tribal casinos across western and northern Michigan, and the Lottery, which also has an online component.
The abundance of competition is a complicating factor, primarily due to concerns that letting casinos offer online gambling would hurt rapidly growing revenues from the state’s iLottery. The Lottery sent nearly $1 billion to the state’s school fund in the last fiscal year for which figures are available, 7% of which came from online games.
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- December 9, 2019 at 3:30 am #2596
Yet another state jumping on the online gambling bandwagon. Too bad we didn’t have this much momentum in prior years past.
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