Could Online Gambling and Sports Betting Go Live by Late November?
According to WILX, when Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4311 in late December of 2019, it was Christmas come early for online gamblers.
As you know that bill turned into the Lawful Internet Gaming Act.
"According to Michigan Gaming Control Board Director Richard Kalm, the original plan was to bring online betting live some time in late January of 2021." (WILX)
So now, certain rules will be submitted to the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules within the next few days.
Once they're approved or amended, they go to the state legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules in October.(WILX)
After that, they can either pass the rules or they could go through the process of passing a law that would reject the rules.
Hopefully they will approve the rules as they are and people in Michigan can get busy and start betting online.
There are so many gamblers in Michigan waiting patiently to see if the rules are approved because the sooner it's rolled out, the sooner online gambling could generate millions of dollars in revenue for the state.
I really don't have a take on how I personally feel about online gambling. I'm sure some are for it and others are against it. That's why its been taking so long to get passed through the proper channels.