It’s been a long time in coming and the path hasn’t always been the smoothest. It now seems, however, that there will be a new addition to the online gaming and poker industry in the States of America. The state of Michigan is working on final approvals with operators and casinos inside the Wolverine State, making a launch in November a potential reality.
One Good Thing About COVID-19?
It is entirely within reason that the one good thing about the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting shutdown in Michigan provided the impetus for the quick action in the state. Seeing the boom in action in other states that already had established online gaming and poker arenas, the Michigan General Assembly didn’t want to waste any time getting their industry started. But they still went through a stringent process while being expedient.
In April, the Michigan Gaming Control Board completed all its rules and regulations and, a quick month later, applications for play began to flow into the regulatory body. By July, the MGCB stated that they had more than two dozen applications from suppliers, vendors and gaming operators looking to be a part of the Michigan market. In September, two independent test labs (ITL) were granted permission to operate.
What does this mean? It is possible