Early in February, Michigan took bold steps in the fight against teenage and problem gambling that had ravaged the state. Senator Joseph Bellino introduced a bill to establish responsible gambling education initiatives in schools and colleges across Michigan. Although the bill is still a long walk from becoming law in the Wolverine State, stakeholders can well read the handwriting on the wall.
However, despite the obvious call for regulation of gambling activities and prevention of teenage problem gambling, online sports betting has remained accessible to college students. Improper sportsbook advertisements have also been rife on Michigan campuses.