Online Sports Betting Set to Start in Michigan on Jan. 22
The Michigan Gaming Control Board has authorized nine casinos to begin online sports betting and online games, beginning Friday, Jan. 22 at noon.
“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,” said Richard Kalm, MGCB executive director, in a statement. “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.”
Approved operators that can being online sports betting on Jan. 22
“It is really exciting, it’s a historical day,” said President of BetRivers.com, who has partned with Little River Casino. “Michigan is a great state for this opportunity. Why? Because online gaming is being legalized around the country and Michigan has the chance to offer it’s citizens a chance to play fun games in a safe and reliable fashion and bet on sports in a convenient way.”
“For us it’s all about having fun and having a little bit of a stake in the game,” added President of Digital William Hill Ken Fuchs. “Having that riding interest, but doing that in a responsible way. ”
Each associated platform provider is offering different incentives for the launch of online betting, like $500 risk free bet through William Hill or up to $250 match bonus through BetRivers.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board anticipates additional casinos and platforms in the coming days and weeks.
For more information on online sports betting and online games, visit the gaming board’s site.