Michigan Gaming Control Board
Detroit, December 10, 2020 – The Michigan Gaming Control Board has approved provisional licenses for 15 platform providers who will support commercial and tribal casinos’ online gaming and sports betting offerings.
“The MGCB now can approve provisional licenses following the filing of the administrative rules for online gaming and sports betting Dec. 2 with the Office of the Great Seal,” said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director. “The platform providers still must meet other regulatory requirements before online gaming and sports betting can launch in Michigan. The launch date will depend on how quickly they can fulfill the requirements.”
Provisional licenses were issued to:
American Wagering, Inc. d/b/a William Hill Sports Book
Betfair Interactive US LLC d/b/a FanDuel Sportsbook
BetMGM, LLC d/b/a Roar Digital
Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming, LLC d/b/a TwinSpires
Crown MI Gaming LLC d/b/a DraftKings
GAN Nevada Inc.
Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc.
NYX Digital Gaming (USA), LLC
Parx Interactive Inc.
Penn Sports Interactive, LLC
PointsBet Michigan LLC
Rush Street Interactive MI, LLC
Sports Information Services Limited d/b/a Kambi
TSG Interactive US Services Limited d/b/a Fox Bet
WSI US, LLC d/b/a Wynn Sports
Before launch happens, the platform providers must complete additional regulatory requirements including independent testing of platforms and games and MGCB approval of their internal controls, which ensure gaming integrity. The firms also must secure occupational licenses for certain employees.
“The platform providers’ ability to meet the requirements of the laws and rules will determine which entities can be licensed for launch first,” Kalm said.
Since mid-May, the MGCB has accepted applications, communicated licensing requirements and reviewed internal controls and branding submissions from prospective operators, platform providers running the gaming technology, suppliers and vendors.
The agency has allowed operators and platform providers to launch applications in the various app stores prior to launch. Michigan residents may download the apps and create accounts, but wagers cannot be placed until approval is granted to launch.
"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."