Surprise Veto Sinks Internet Gambling In Michigan

Michigan’s outgoing governor has vetoed a bill to authorize online casino and sports betting, citing risks to internet lottery sales and a need for further study of revenue implications.

As passed by Michigan lawmakers just before Christmas, House Bill 4926 would have allowed each of the state’s commercial and tribal casino operators to apply for licenses to offer interactive casino and poker games, with the prospect of online sports wagering built into the legislation as well.

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