Michigan sports betting bill passes first committee stage

18 September 2019

The Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee has approved a bill that would allow for legal sports betting in the state, passing the bill to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

The committee progressed House Bill 4916, which was introduced by representative Brandt Iden on 5 September, on Tuesday 17 September. If passed into law, the bill would permit online and retail wagering, with land-based casino permitted to operate one mobile skin apiece. The Divison of Sports Betting would be created to serve as the regulator for the market.

The bill allows for both pre-game and in-play betting and does not specify a source of data that must be used for results.

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