Hearings Begin on Sports Betting

Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee opened hearings this week to permit casinos to offer sports team wagers.

The movement on sports betting comes after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that gives states the ability to regulate the running of a sports book for gaming operations within their borders. Regulatory Reform Committee Chair Brandt Iden (R-61) stated that he wants to move bills out of the House by June 21; however, House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-93) has not yet signed off on this.