New law could legalize internet gambling in Michigan

New law could legalize internet gambling in Michigan


a new law winding its way through Lansing paving the way for you to legally gamble without ever having to leave your home you know it’s hard to believe but just two decades ago the only real place is to hit the slots or play blackjack legally was in Las Vegas or even Atlantic City I know right but my how times have changed and with the Supreme Court’s recent decision that legal gambling is up to the states you could see it everywhere and in Lansing there’s a push to get Michigan out ahead on this and allow legal online gambling that would let you place a bet anywhere think of it grabbing your phone and making a bet I’m a tiger game or brilli gambling that the Lions are going to pull it out in the second half and how about playing in the next MGM poker tournament from your back porch they can go to a game and make a bet and you know enjoy themselves in a game a little more excitement a bill passed in the house would allow casinos in Michigan to set up online gaming like poker and sports betting lawmakers think of Michigan pushes a law through before neighboring states gamblers will be hustling to place their bets here at one time ten or twenty percent of the people from Michigan gambling we’re from Cleveland in Ohio so we’re the only ones that have it we’ll get a big jump on things it seems like it’s a slam done another big win for the casinos am i right absolutely especially the sports betting yeah I think it should be legal but I don’t think it should be limited to you know just the casino obviously the upside here is money big money I mean consider this two years ago five point nine billion dollars was spent on legalized gambling in Michigan making that ace in the hole the tax revenue 1 billion dollars for the state a year before that but even gamblers know there’s a downside to this the worst thing about gambling is winning Tom Meighan has been gambling his entire adult life when you lose $100 you lose $100 you feel sorry for the day and you go back inside and you lost your owner dollars but winning and you know you win five in a row you think you can win six in a row when you win $200 bet well I was in a four hundred dollar bill the state Gaming Control Board still has to legalize online gambling but the belief is that will that will all be a formality once a law is on the books this bill by the way is only through the house and won’t be taken up by the Senate until the fall Sandra

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