We finally have a definite start time for the online sports betting and casino markets in Michigan: these Friday.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board made the formal announcement Tuesday that nine of the state 15th Online sports betting could start three days later.
“The days between authorization and launch give operators and platform providers additional time to test and adjust before the game goes live,” said MGCB Managing Director Richard Kalm said.
Other operators will be eligible to launch online sports betting in Michigan in the coming days and weeks, Kalm said.
MI Sportsbook were originally only introduced for retailers last March. Now the majority of the state’s licensed online operators are on time for the NFL Conference championships and Super bowl Bets.
Who Starts Online Sports Betting in Michigan?
The nine Operators that start on Friday are mostly familiar names:
Barstool Sportsbook partnered with only Penn National‘s Greektown Casinostarts without an iGaming component.
Who is still waiting?
This works out FOX Bet and PointsBet as the two most famous sports bets that don’t go live on launch day.
PointsBet is slated to launch in Michigan in January, although time is running out to reach that goal. The Australian-listed Sportsbook is also planning to debut its Michigan online casino.
Others don’t go live Friday:
- Gun Lake Indians, along with Parx
- Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, partner of Kambi
- Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians, along with Scientific games
- Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe
The start in Michigan is being watched closely
Apart from expectations of the market – which ones PlayMichigan Estimates could be $ 8 billion under control and $ 500 million There’s another good reason to watch this launch closely.
This is the first time both iGaming and online sports betting have launched simultaneously in a US state.
This could mean much higher results from the start than operators in new markets are used to. Most can sell new customers to the industry they didn’t originally sign up for.