Detroit casinos expected to launch onsite sports wagering March 11

Posted at 10:03 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 12:38:56-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The three Detroit casinos are expected to conduct onsite sports wagering, beginning at 1 p.m. on March 11 with the authorization of the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

The board is expected to give final approval in a public meeting.

“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 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.