Fanatics Online Casino and Sportsbook to Debut in Michigan on February 22By: Jessica Aletor
Fanatics is set to launch its casino and sportsbook in Michigan on February 22, months after purchasing PointsBet’s US assets for $225 million. Michigan becomes the third state with a Fanatics casino and the 13th jurisdiction with the operator’s sportsbook.
BetMGM Signs Exclusive Partnership with Elon Musk’s X for Sports Betting FeatureBy: Jessica Aletor
BetMGM and X reportedly signed a deal to bring odds information and betting features to the social media platform. New partnership raises possibility of BetMGM Michigan online casinos coming to the social media platform. Rivals may potentially sign similar deals.
Detroit Casinos Report $94.4 Million in Gambling Revenue for JanuaryBy: Jessica Aletor
Three Detroit casinos earned less than $100 million in gross gaming receipts in January 2024. This decline follows a trend of year-on-year January revenue decline. Retail sport betting records improved earnings, however, due to the Detroit Lions playoff.
Michigan Gaming Control Board adopts 1-800-GAMBLER as Problem Gambling HelplineBy: Jessica Aletor
Michigan citizens have a new problem gambling helpline, 1-800-GAMBLER. The MGCB’s partnership with NCPG is designed to achieve consolidation of problem gambling helplines and improve the access of Michiganders to helpful resources.
White Hat Studios Launches Exclusive Gaming Options for BetMGM Michigan CustomersBy: Jessica Aletor
BetMGM Michigan customers will enjoy two exclusive offers, a game mechanic and a slot, courtesy of the operator’s partnership with White Hat Studios. These exclusive offering is expected to strengthen BetMGM’s market domination.
Governor Whitmer Increases Funding for Problem Gambling in 2025 Fiscal Year BudgetBy: Jessica Aletor
Governor Whitmer has presented her sixth executive budgetary recommendation, unveiling a $80 billion plan which includes $4 million earmarked to the Compulsive Gaming Prevention Fund. Another $1.9 million is also proposed to be allocated to the MGCB.
MGCB Executive Director Williams and Attorney General Nessel Remind Michiganders to Bet Responsibly Ahead of Super BowlBy: Jessica Aletor
With Michigan projected to place some of the most bets on Super Bowl weekend, the Attorney General and the Executive Director of the MGCB has called on Michiganders to bet responsibly and protect themselves from predatory platforms.
University of Michigan Survey on Teenage Gambling Exposes Knowledge Gap Among ParentsBy: Jessica Aletor
A University of Michigan study has shown that parents lack awareness about teenage online gambling habits. The study revealed that parents did little to talk to their children about betting and barely knew their state’s legal gambling age.
Northville Downs Fails to Meet Conditions for Plymouth Township RelocationBy: Jessica Aletor
The Plymouth Township Board and Planning Commission have both met to rescind the bid for the relocation of the Northville Downs track due to failure of the racetrack owners to meet stipulated conditions by the community.
Michigan Surpasses Pennsylvania to Emerge Second in US Online Casino MarketBy: Jessica Aletor
Michigan has emerged from 2023 with the second highest online casino revenue nationwide and the second largest revenue per capita in the US. However, it sits outside the top 10 of states for online sports betting handle and revenue.