Michigan has an interesting history of adopting innovative change in the gambling sector, whilst simultaneously cracking down on infringements to State Law.
Check out the timeline for other landmark dates in the history of gambling in Michigan;
1933 – Betting on Horse Racing was legalized in Michigan. These days it’s possible to enjoy simulcast betting on other states and worldwide.
1972 – Michigan State Lottery begins.
1972 – “bingo Act’ makes charitable gambling legal under license.
1980’s – Indian Tribes begin to offer high-stakes Bingo Games on Tribal Land. The Tribal Casinos won a U.S. Supreme case for Tribal Gaming in 1987, and in 1988 the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, passed Congress, permitting casinos on Indian territory.
1993 – First Indian Casinos open in Michigan for electronic games only and not table games.
1994 – The Windsor Casino opened across the river in Canada and opened the eyes of Michigan residents to the potential revenue raising potential of legalized casino gambling.
1996 – Michigan residents narrowly vote to legalize casino gambling.
1998 – 4 More Michigan Tribes sign contracts to establish Tribal Casinos.
1999 – First land-based Casino in Detroit opens. Tribal Casinos win case to be granted Table Games Licenses as a result.
January 2021 – Online casinos, online poker and online and land-based sports betting are now available to its residents.
Visit Our Page on Sports Betting in Michigan for information on the state’s top legal Online Sportsbooks