Michigan has been one of the most commercially successful online gambling states in the US. Last year, the industry raked in $1.92 billion in revenue from Michigan online casinos, placing it second among all six jurisdictions where internet gaming is legalized. It narrowly lost the first place to Pennsylvania, a state which had launched online gambling sites since 2019 compared to Michigan’s debut in 2021.
With emerging first place on the radar, stakeholders in the state, including Governor Whitmer are including the gambling industry in fiscal plans for 2025. Most recently, the governor submitted her sixth executive budget recommendation with increased funding for problem gambling interventions.