Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer signed a sports betting bill into law last month. The Michigan Gaming Control Board will oversee legal sports betting, and also receive and grant gambling licenses. The board will also be allowed to issue licenses to casinos owned by various tribes. Some in Michigan are asking if they can go to one of the biggest casinos in the state and place legal sports bets.

The casino, ‘FireKeepers Casino’ in Battle Creek, Michigan, says they still can not take sports bets yet. Officials at Firekeepers announced on Sunday that they will be taking the next required steps to get sports betting up and running.

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One issue at hand, is that a casino must engage in a partnership with a sportsbook. The casino is in negotiations right now with a sportsbook. Jim Wise is the marketing director of the FireKeepers Casino. Wise said on Sunday this is a process, and it can take time, the Governor just signed the bill into law last month.

FireKeepers Casino Is Currently In Talks With Two Different Sportsbooks

Mr. Wise said that the negotiations have been underway for a few weeks, and a deal could come together by next week, he said. A gaming expert said that ‘sports betting won’t get underway the second a deal is reached between the casino and sportsbook. Wise said once the partnership is etched in stone, he will have a better idea of an official launch date. Wise also indicated that there will have to be cosmetic changes to the inside of the casino.

Those changes have to be made so certain areas of the casino can be designated areas where guests can place their sports bets. However Wise said, he will not have the specifics on construction and dates of operation until he has cemented a deal with a sportsbook. Michigan was the 20th state that gave the green light to sports betting.

Michigan’s Pottawatomie Tribe Is Very Excited For Sports Betting To Begin At FireKeepers Casino

Jamie Stuck is the chairman of the tribal council of the Pottawatomie Huron Band of the Pottawatomie tribe said it’s a great opportunity. Stuck says the Pottawatomie tribe is in a 100% agreement that sports betting will be a win for everyone on all sides of the discussion.


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He released an official statement on behalf of the tribe that read, “We salute the actions of the Michigan legislature and Governor Whitmer to proactively provide Michigan with the sports wagering and online casino options.” Stuck said, “this is a clear reflection of the desires of the people of Michigan who voted to allow sports betting.

Stuck said that passing the law, and signing the bill, keeps Michigan on an equal par with other states that have already launched sports betting. Stuck said ‘by the time everything is said and done, the majority of the states will have legalized sports betting’.

 

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Thanks for checking out our free sports betting picks and please take some time to look around our KnupSports main page. We have several areas to help you make sound decisions on your next wager. 

We have a sports betting guide to lead you through the ins and outs of the many sports to bet along with advice and types of bets that are common for each sport. If you are a DFS enthusiast, we give a guide for daily baseball, basketball and football for you to use in your quest for winning.

In this day and age of a rapidly changing environment in the legalization of sports betting, there are two categories to help you stay on top of it with bills passed, bills proposed, where it is not legal and the latest industry news. We provide a list of legal sportsbooks in the United States to point you in the right direction.

KnupSports has relationships with some of the top players in the United States and we will provide the newest contests in the industry. We have a sports forum that we provide to bettors to post their thoughts and read the ideas of others on betting many different categories. 

Ryan does interviews with the top names in the sports betting world where you can hear their thoughts on success along with what the future may hold with the latest ideas they are working on in the industry. He has past shows and will continue to provide new ones. 

Look for the sports calendar. We believe have one of the best you can find. It features the 2020 year of events and is updated on a weekly basis for any new sporting events scheduled. 

Also, there is a passion for sports reading at KnupSports and our book review section is full of the latest book reviews. We have books from a few years go and also provide the latest. Some reviews are out before they are published thanks to our association with several sports publishing companies.

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