The gaming control board in Michigan has established a new set of rules for iGaming and a discussion has started following a request for a board meeting. Sports betting regulations have been proposed.
A public consultation on the rules followed new regulations to be submitted to the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules and the Legislative Bureau for a final take on the matter.
Stakeholders sent feedback to the board about existing rules and prompted a response from the regulator where they said some changes were gonna be made and the they would be submitted for the relevant offices “in the next several days”.
The Office of Administrative Hearing And Rules would submit the new proposal to the Michigan Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules in October. There, they will be reviewed for another 15 days before fully becoming active.
Online betting and gaming will then be permitted to go live after at least one tribal casino and at least one of the state’s three commercial casinos is granted a license. The state opened its licensing process in July.
Richard S. Kalm, executive director of the Gaming Control Board, said he expects online betting and gaming to launch by “late fall”.
The launch was initially planned for early 2021, but due to recent times regarding the pandemic, prompted efforts to accelerate the process, following disruption to the state’s land-based gaming sector.
Retail sports betting has already launched in the state at both land-based and tribal casinos.