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Michigan Lawmakers Confident in January Online Gambling Launch

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Michigan is launching interactive sports betting by mid-January, officials from the Michigan Gaming Control Board have confirmed. Michigan to See Official Interactive Sports Betting in January. Online gambling and specifically sports betting are coming to Michigan and members of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) have confirmed that the state...

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