Another good news for the US Poker-Community
On Friday, December 20, Michigan Governor Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the House Bill no. 4311 making online poker, online casino gambling, and internet sports betting legal in the state.
As included in what is now referred to as Michigan’s Lawful Internet Gaming Act, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) will be the body in charge to issue state-specific licenses to operators interested in offering online games for real money within the state borders.
This is another great step for US poker and it gives more hope for all players to have a normal situation in the future. The Wolverine State is the sixth to complete online poker legalization, along with Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
The Michigan players were waiting for a full 12 months to see if the legislation would pass into law and the happiness to receive such a positive answer before Christmas is big.
Governor Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said:
“My top priority in signing this legislation was protecting and investing in the School Aid Fund because our students deserve leaders who put their education first.”
“Thanks in part to the hard work and leadership of Senator Hertel and Representative Warren, these bills will put more dollars in Michigan classrooms and increase funding for firefighters battling cancer. This is a real bipartisan win for our state.”
As included in the bill, the gambling revenue will be used also to finance “road repairs and improvements, anti-gang, and youth development projects, public safety programs,” and more.