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Resolution for legal sports betting at Detroit casinos approved, will launch today

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 04:49:06-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Gaming Control Board passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the launch of on-site sports betting at Detroit casinos.

Sports betting will be available starting 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.

“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.