Michigan Gaming Control Board begins to accept online gaming supplier licensing forms

Contact: Mary Kay Bean 313-456-1344

Detroit, May 15, 2020 – The Michigan Gaming Control Board today began to accept online gaming supplier licensing forms.

"We've taken another step toward the launch of online gaming by beginning the licensing process," said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director. "The MGCB encourages suppliers to file applications soon so we can conduct investigations and issue provisional licenses, which are allowed under state law."

The forms and related information can be found in a new website section, Internet Gaming and Fantasy Contests. Website visitors can find a link to the section in the ribbon at the top of the agency's homepage.

The MGCB can issue provisional licenses for all suppliers other than platform providers. However, platform providers still can complete their applications and be ready for licensure when the rules are promulgated.

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Other forms will be added to the website soon after the agency receives additional feedback on proposed rules shared recently with stakeholders, including the Detroit commercial casinos and the 12 federally recognized tribes that operate Class III casinos in Michigan.

"We continue to make progress on rule promulgation for internet gaming and online sports betting," Kalm said. "While we expect to launch these forms of betting by early 2021, we hope it can happen sooner."

The MGCB provides information about the rulemaking process and expected timeline on its website.

"The Michigan Gaming Control Board shall ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the State of Michigan."

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