The launch date for online gaming in Michigan may be announced any day with early next week being the longest that players in the Wolverine State will have to wait for word on when they will be able to place their first legal and regulated online casino and sports bets in the state.
During a meeting of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) on Tuesday, Executive Director Richard Kalm stated, “We’re very close. I wish I could give an exact day and time, but each day that changes.”
Online casino games and sports betting are expected to be the first games available in Michigan. “Most operators will launch online gaming and sports betting simultaneously,” Kalm said. Online poker is expected to lag behind the other games by “four to five days.”
Once a launch date is announced, it is expected that players will be able to place real money online wagers within a matter of days.
In the end, it will have taken just over a year from the time Governor Whitmer signed the Lawful Internet Gaming