(WXYZ) — Michigan is potentially just days away from online sports betting rolling out, meaning you can place bets on your favorite games no matter where you are in the state, all from your phone.
The anticipation is hard to miss with ads all over TV and the internet. More than a dozen online sportsbooks or platform providers have gotten a license from the state.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board says it plans to announce a date for online sports betting to go live at any time really, and once that happens, platforms will have a few days of testing before officially rolling out.
“We could see a live launch next week,” Richard Kalm, the executive director of the MGCB, said.
It comes at a time when there’s a lot to bet on – from the NFL playoffs to college basketball and the NHL season getting underway.
It’s been months of planning and preparation, with Michigan’s retail sportsbetting already up and running since March.
But the highly-anticipated online sports betting is now just days away, too, with online casino games.
Michigan has 15 operators licenses to host online sports betting – 12 belonging to tribal casinos and 3 for each of the Detroit casinos.
“Between the tribal casinos and the Detroit casinos, somewhere between $16, $17