Michigan approves mobile horseracing betting

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has approved online and mobile betting on advance deposit horseracing after a new order was issued by executive director Richard S. Kalm.

This comes after an amendment was made to the state’s horse racing laws in December 2019, which allows third-party companies to offer betting on live and simulcast pari-mutuel horseracing events.

The new order

Now that the order has been issued, third party companies are now allowed to take horseracing bets online in the state of Michigan.

Kalm said: “The order should enable the state’s horse racing industry to gain new followers through advance deposit wagering (ADW) and maintain protection for citizens who wish to place wagers on live and simulcast pari-mutuel racing in Michigan using their mobile phones.

“Before ADW can go live in Michigan, the race meeting licensee and the certified horsemen’s organizations also must agree to a contract with a provider.”

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