- Nine Michigan casinos will be allowed to begin offering online gambling services.
- They will offer online casino gambling in Michigan in addition to sports betting.
- These casinos will be subject to some significant state taxes.
DETROIT, Mich. – Residents and tourists alike will soon have access to online gambling in Michigan throughout the state.
Online gambling sites in Michigan will be up and running through via partnerships with nine different in-state casinos, starting at 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday.
The casinos are partnered with providers of sports betting and online casino games, and will be using the betting odds of their providers.
For example, Greektown Casino partnered with Penn Sports Interactive/Barstool Sportsbook, while MotorCity Casino partnered with FanDuel.
The full list of casinos that will begin offering USA online gambling on Friday is as follows:
- Bay Mills Resort And Casino
- Turtle Creek Casino And Hotel
- Greektown Casino
- Island Resort And Casino
- Ojibwa Casinos
- Little River Casino Resort
- MGM Grand Detroit
- MotorCity Casino
- Kewadin Casinos
Note that the tribes that run several of these casinos were what was technically approved. For example, the Bay Mills Resort And Casino is run by the Bay Mills Indian Community, which is what was technically approved for online sports betting and gambling.
Users should also note that online gambling sites do not require in-person registration so those located in the state can sign up and start gambling from their own home. Upon signing up, users will be required to show proof of identification and meet the 21-year-old or older age requirement.
Many bettors might wonder what the cut that the state will take is, and how it will impact the odds at the casinos.
The state will be taking an 8.4% tax on sports betting, which is fairly reasonable all things considered, but it will be taking a much larger portion of online gambling revenues.
Depending on various factors, Michigan will be taking a cut of up to 28% on online gambling.
Despite this, it will be a day of celebration in the gambling world as online gambling’s increasing acceptance as a mainstream form of recreation continues to grow.