Michigan Lawmaker Expects Online Gaming This Year, Sports Betting In 2019

When the Michigan legislature returns to Lansing next week for a lame-duck session, one of the items on the agenda is a bill to legalize online gaming, a state representative has said, and sports-betting legislation may not be far behind.

State Representative Brandt Iden, who authored House Bill 4926 that passed the state House earlier this year, said he believes the online gaming legislation will pass the Senate and reach outgoing Governor Rick Snyder’s desk by the end of 2018.

The bill permits online play of games currently allowed in land-based Michigan casinos, including poker, slot machines, and table games.

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