The Michigan legislature is renewing its effort to introduce online gaming legislation in the state after outgoing Governor Rick Snyder vetoed the prior passed legislation at the end of 2018. To read our prior updates on this legislation, please visit Michigan Legislature Passes Law Allowing Online Gambling, Includes Potential for Online Sports and Michigan Veto Pushes Online Gaming to 2019.
The two new bills that were filed in the House and Senate last week are substantially similar to the legislation proposed last year. If adopted, Michigan would become the fifth state to legalize online gambling. The new bills also pave the way for sports gambling as they state that the newly created Division of Internet Gaming “may permit Internet gaming operators licensed by the division to accept Internet wagers under this act on any amateur or professional sporting event or contest.”
Like the prior legislation, this renewed legislation includes:
Blank Rome’s gaming attorneys have assisted clients in launching the first online gaming sites in the Unites States as well as the first sports betting locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.