This year there has been a lot of hope that gambling regulators in Michigan could get online sports betting and iGaming started sometime in late 2020.
According to the latest Michigan Gaming Control Board Meet, but that might not be the case.
The board submitted rules for both Oct. Oct. 6but that might not be enough time to get live online sports betting in Michigan this year without the Joint Administrative Regulations Committee Returning the rules early after Managing Director Richard Kalm.
“We’re counting meeting days and it doesn’t look like we’ll reach 15 meeting days if we just let this run out by the end of the year,” said Kalm. “So conceivable that it would have to go to the next meeting in January and we would start another 15-day clock.”
The committee is still expected to forego these meeting days and return the rules this year, an MGCB spokesman said.
Michigan online sports betting launch process
The fate of the start of online sports betting in Michigan rests in the hands of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
The committee did 15th Days of the legislature to act on the rules or send them back to the regulator. JCAR only had the rules for three Meeting days so far only with one potential 10 left in the calendar.
The committee could also forego the remaining time and return the rules to the regulator early on.
The board requested the early return October 26theven though it hasn’t happened yet.
In the worst case, the start will slip past the Super Bowl
The latest news doesn’t just touch down NFL regular season in danger, but also potentially Super bowl Bets.
Just 11 Meeting days were blocked in January 2020according to the meeting schedule. That is, it could be February before Michigan’s game regulators even get the rules back.
The committee could of course return the rules in early January. That would most likely not be enough time for a Super Bowl start, though.
“We cannot issue most provisional licenses for platform providers for online games or online sports betting until the rules come into effect,” said Kalm. “So we’re collecting information to move forward, but we can’t license until these rules come into effect.”
The regulator can at least license suppliers and suppliers. There were 73 Supplier applications for sports betting or iGaming and 126 Manufacturer applications.
PlayMichigan was recently described 15th mobile sports betting that will eventually launch in the state.