Michigan Legalizes Online Sports Betting
The legalization of online sports betting is moving through committee, but could be delayed by
differences among tribes over tribal sovereignty online casino Singapore. If approved, the bill would grant four online
licenses to federally recognized tribes and an additional four retail licenses to commercial
operators. The Sports Betting Alliance and tribes support expanding the number of tribal
licenses, while Gov. Janet Mills opposes the legislation as part of a larger tribal rights package. If
it passes, the bill would give the four tribal licenses to commercial operators.
New Jersey regulates online sports betting
In November 2011, voters in New Jersey approved the legalization of sports betting in their
state. Governor Chris Christie enacted legislation to allow sports betting in the state, and shortly
after that, the Division of Gaming Enforcement issued regulations. In February 2012, the
Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey had the right to regulate sports betting, and it paved the
way for other states to follow suit. The current state law prohibits online betting, but has been
modified by Christie II to allow sports betting on certain events.
Pennsylvania regulates online poker
PA Governor Tom Wolf signed PA House Bill 271 into law, authorizing real-money online poker,
DFS, and casino games. After several amendments, the bill was approved by the state Senate
and House on late Thursday, October 26. The legislation paves the way for a sale of licenses –
estimated at $4 million USD each – to licensed operators. This is good news for online poker
enthusiasts in the state, as it would allow regulated gaming in the state.
Michigan regulates in-person sports betting
Unlike other states that have legalized sports betting, Michigan has not passed a law that
prohibits the activity. The state has a very low tax rate of 8.4%, and the hold rate is fair. Because
of this, sports betting in Michigan is a solid choice for consumers. However, there are some
important differences between legal in-person sports betting and online betting in Michigan.
Below are some details about each.
Connecticut regulates offshore sports betting
Although Connecticut legalized sports betting in May, online and retail betting will not be
available until the fall of 2021. While the state has the right to regulate such activities, it is
lagging behind. While sports gambling is legal in Connecticut, the state is slow to regulate
offshore sports betting. Its current plan is to regulate land-based sportsbooks. Once this
happens, Connecticut will have a sponsor for state-licensed online sportsbooks.
North Dakota regulates offshore sports betting
Although the state has never regulated online sports betting, it does not prohibit it. In fact, it is
one of only two states in the United States that do not expressly prohibit offshore sports betting.
Because the federal government does not directly prohibit offshore sports betting, only two
states – Delaware and Rhode Island – are explicitly prohibited from offering this type of betting.
Nonetheless, North Dakota residents can still gamble legally, as long as they do so through
licensed offshore sportsbooks.