Michigan Advances with Sports Betting
Michigan lawmakers have endorsed House Bill 4916 on Tuesday, allowing digital and retail sports wagering in the state.
“My goal is to have this up and running by the Super Bowl. Casinos are moving forward because they know it’s going to come to fruition at some point,” said State Representative Brandt Iden who penned the legislation.
However, Gretchen Whitmer has made it clear that she isn’t supportive of the bill.
In June, Governor expressed concerns that the bill would “cannibalize” Michigan’s lottery revenues, adding that “protecting the School Aid Fund, ensuring that we get every dollar back into the education of our kids is my top priority.”
If the bill will be adopted, 23 tribal and three commercial casinos will get the go-ahead to launch sports betting.