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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Horse race betting is coming to Biloxi in time for the Kentucky Derby

They’re off and running and Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi is the first casino on the Coast to take bets on horse racing.

The ribbon cutting is at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Contact Sports Book and comes just ahead of the race for the Triple Crown that starts with the Kentucky Derby on May 4.

Bets can be placed everyday at two windows, where tellers will help with common or more advanced bets, or two self-service kiosks in the sports book, said general manager Keith Crosby.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing to the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” Crosby said. While the sportsbook at the Palace opened in August, “We hadn’t gotten to the point where it (betting on horses) was permitted,” he said.

“This is a project we have worked on for several years,” Crosby said, “and we are excited to offer our guests the best possible wagering opportunities on all major U.S. tracks…