Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan Online Sports Betting Posts $115M Handle in First 10 Days

As monthly sports betting handles are pouring in from US states, Michigan has revealed it’s ten online sportsbooks posted a handle of $115.2 million from January 22 when the state’s industry went live, to January 31. The debut month of the Great Lakes State marks the most successful iGaming launch in US history, and Michigan’s …

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Michigan Regulators Authorize Four Winds Casino Provider, Pala Interactive

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) authorized Monday to launch the eleventh mobile gaming and sports betting operator in the state. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, who operate three casinos under the Four Winds brand in Hartford, Dowagiac, and Buffalo, received approval for their platform provider, Pala Interactive LLC, to go live in Michigan …

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Barry Sanders

BetMGM Signs Barry Sanders as Celebrity Brand Ambassador

BetMGM has announced a partnership with the Hall of Fame member Barry Sanders days after launching digital gambling service in Michigan. The multi-year deal that was announced last Thursday will see the inclusion of football player as a celebrity ambassador for BetMGM. The former Detroit Lions player will also be starring in the digital sportsbook …

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PokerStars: First Online Poker Site to Launch in Michigan

PokerStars becomes the first online poker service to go live in Michigan a week after the state launched its regulated mobile sports betting and iGaming industries, following its legalisation in December 2019. On Friday, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) stated that it authorized Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians and platform provider PokerStars …

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Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons Names BetRivers its Official Sports Betting Partner

BetRivers announced Thursday it signed multi-year sports betting partnership with the three-time NBA champions, Detroit Pistons. The announcement came a day before Midwest-based Rush Street Interactive’s (RSI) leading brand, BetRivers.com, launched its online sports betting offerings in Michigan. RSI is one of the leading online and sports betting companies in the US, and the deal …

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Detroit, Michigan

Michigan to Launch Online Sports Betting This Friday

The regulators announced Tuesday a definitive launch date for the online sports betting and casino markets in Michigan: Friday, January 22, 2021. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) approved the first nine of the Wolverine State’s 15 digital sportsbook operators go live at noon Friday. Additional approvals are expected in the coming days and weeks. …

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PointsBet Inks Sports Betting Deal with Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have inked a multi-year sports betting deal with PointsBet, just days before Michigan’s online sports betting launch. The partnership between the Detroit-based Ice Hockey team with the online bookmaker was announced a week ago. The deal makes PointsBet an official partner of the Red Wings, with a view to enhance fan …

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Michigan Sports Betting To Launch Online Within Days

Two years after legalization and a year after the launch of retail betting, Michigan online sports betting will launch within a few days. Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) executive director Richard Kalm said Tuesday that the approved operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, could be allowed to launch anytime between now and January 19. He announced the …

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PointsBet Inks a Sports Betting Deal With Detroit Pistons

The Australia-based sportsbook PointsBet announced earlier this week that it has forged a partnership with National Basketball Association’s team Detroit Pistons ahead of its launch in Michigan. The deal allows PointsBet the rights to use the Pistons brand across its online platforms, in addition to special in-game betting as exclusive PointsBet promotions. Under the terms, …

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Michigan Grants 15 New Licenses Ahead of iGaming Launch

Michigan has approved provisional licenses for 15 online gaming platform providers a few weeks before online sports wagering and iGaming will be available in the state. However, the launch date was not finalized by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) that approved the licenses on Thursday. The communications specialist for the MGCB Mary Kay Bean …

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