Detroit casinos expected to launch on-site sports wagering

6 March 2020

On Tuesday the Board is anticipated to give final approval after presentations by the three commercial casinos.

On Tuesday the Board is anticipated to give final approval after presentations by the three commercial casinos. (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The three Detroit casinos expect to be authorized by the Michigan Gaming Control Board to conduct onsite sports wagering beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, 11 March, just a few months after a public act legalizing the gaming was signed into law.

On Tuesday, 10 March, the Board is anticipated to give final approval after presentations by the three commercial casinos at its 9:30 a.m. public meeting at Cadillac Place in Detroit. All preliminary requirements have been met to go live the next day.

“With just 11 weeks to prepare, MGCB staff worked hard to make the launch of onsite sports betting at the Detroit casinos possible by March Madness,” said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director. “The casinos and their suppliers helped us by their timely efforts to share information we needed to authorize the gaming. This new gaming opportunity has been highly anticipated, and we hope citizens will enjoy it and see benefits from additional revenue to both the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit.”

The MGCB issued provisional licenses to suppliers who assist the casinos with onsite sports betting by providing sports betting kiosks and information among other services. The agency will continue work to issue full licenses to the suppliers in the coming months.

The MGCB will not regulate onsite sports wagering at Michigan’s tribal casinos. The tribal casinos will announce their launch of onsite sports betting individually.

MGCB staff continues to develop administrative rules for online sports betting, online casino gaming and fantasy sports. The rules should be final by early 2021, and online and mobile sports betting and gaming can begin next year after proper licenses are issued to the Michigan tribes and the Detroit commercial casinos and the firms that assist with these activities.

Today the agency also published a new information page about sports betting and online gaming on its website.

Related Links
Ranked Online Sportsbooks

Featured Vendors
Slot-Tickets Worldwide
TribalHub
Slot-Tickets Worldwide
Slot-Tickets® Worldwide, The Original and Still the Best.
TribalHub
22nd Annual TribalNet Conference & Tradeshow Nov 8-11, 2021 Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine TX
Bar Maid Corporation
Casino City Press
Bar Maid Corporation
Clean and dry thousands of chips, dice and tiles per hour with the high-speed CHIP CHAMPION machine!
Casino City Press
A leading publisher and distributor of casino and gaming business data and market research reports.
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
RSA Executive Search
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
You one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
RSA Executive Search
A Boutique Search firm specializing in the Recruitment of Hospitality and Gaming Entrepreneurs
Breathe Easy with Smokefree Casinos- a project of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
Breathe Easy with Smokefree Casinos- a project of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation
Breathe easier during COVID-19. We can help you reopen smokefree for everyone’s health.
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
35 years in the gaming industry - premium quality slot tickets, lottery tickets on time under budget
Castle Merchandising Inc
Broadband Hospitality
Castle Merchandising Inc
Brand Name Products for your Player Rewards and Loyalty Programs
Broadband Hospitality
Improve these critical guest-facing amenities: In-room TV, Wi-Fi, Mobile App. Priced right. All here
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Slot Machines Unlimited
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
Casino Schedule Ease
Casino Essentials
Casino Schedule Ease
Get a 90-Day Free Trial of 100% contactless, customizable table game & full casino scheduling
Casino Essentials
The Ultimate Online Training Platform for the Casino Industry
Casino Network
Casino Network
20+ years experience selling refurbished slot machines, parts & glass for all major brands


Your Guide to 15,635 Gaming Industry Suppliers