The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has given its approval for the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan and platform provider Parx Interactive to launch online sports betting in the state.
The arrangement between the two parties will see online sports betting offered in Michigan under the Gun Lake/Parx brand from today (August 2).
Gun Lake and Parx Interactive already operate online casino in the state, having secured approval from the MGCB in April this year.
“With Gun Lake Casino now fully authorized, 14 current Michigan operators and their platform providers may offer both internet casino gaming and online sports betting to patrons,” MGCB executive director Henry Williams said.
“The associated revenue payments will support responsible gaming, the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund, K-12 education and economic development.”
The approval comes after internet gaming operators in Michigan reported a third straight month of declining revenue in June despite a leap in revenue from sports betting.
Gross internet gaming and sports betting receipts of $114.2m in June, down slightly on the $114.3m in May.
Gross sports betting receipts grew by 28.2% to $25.0m compared to the previous month. Sportsbooks generated total handle of $235.1m for the month, down on the $237.6m in May and the lowest full monthly total since the market launched in January.