This is a discussion on Michigan House Passes Poker/sports betting Law within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Michigan House of Reps just confirmed the senate bill for the legalization of sportsbetting and online poker/gaming. Our senator should hopefully sign it before the
Michigan House of Reps just confirmed the senate bill for the legalization of sportsbetting and online poker/gaming. Our senator should hopefully sign it before the year is over and from what I read, it could take up to 15 more months before us Michiganders hit the online felts with legit online rooms.
Hope it happens sooner than 15 months, but getting it through the house of reps before the year ended was huge for us in Michigan!!
this is the bill/language of the bill https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(uxg1wzxkfdenpfjxjxao1cwz))/documents/2017-2018/billcurrentversion/House/PDF/2017-HCVBS-4926-18821.PDF
After reading through the senate amended bill 4926 that just passed and is on the way to the Governor of Michigan it states the following.
I wonder if this is going to keep PokerStars out of Michigan because of the black friday thing, and PS being indicted back in 2011.
from the bill:
(2) The division shall issue an internet gaming license to an applicant described in subsection (1) after receiving the application described in subsection (4) or (5), as applicable, and the application fee, if the division determines that the internet gaming proposed by the applicant complies with this act and the applicant is otherwise eligible and suitable. An applicant is eligible if it meets the requirements set forth in subsection (1)(a) or (b). It is the burden of the applicant to establish by clear and convincing evidence its suitability as to character, reputation, integrity, business probity, and financial ability. The application or enforcement of this subsection by the division must not be arbitrary, capricious, or contradictory to the express provisions of this act.
In determining whether to grant a license to an applicant, the division may request and consider any or all of the following information from the applicant as a factor in the determination:
(d) Whether the applicant has a history of material noncompliance with casino or casino-related licensing requirements or compacts with this state or any other jurisdiction, where the noncompliance resulted in enforcement action by the body having jurisdiction over the applicant. (e) Whether the applicant has been indicted for, charged with, arrested for, or convicted of, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to, forfeited bail concerning, or had expunged any criminal offense under the laws of any jurisdiction, either felony or misdemeanor, not including traffic violations, regardless of whether the offense has been expunged, pardoned, or reversed on appeal or otherwise. The division may consider mitigating factors, and, for an applicant described in subsection (1)(b), shall give deference to whether the applicant has otherwise met the requirements of the applicant's gaming compact for licensure, as applicable.