Sports betting fans in the US state of Detroit have a new outlet for betting on their favourite sports following the news that MGM Grand Detroit has launched its own sports betting service.
The launch comes only days after the property, owned by MGM Resorts International, was listed along with the Motor City Casino and the Greektown Casino as locations for sports betting.
The new sports betting facility will include over the counter sports betting, as well as wall-to-wall television coverage of sports events. There will also be video poker machines and the ability for customers to make bets using the BetMGM kiosks, which will be situated throughout the property.
Speaking about the launch, the President of MGM Grand Detroit, David Tsai, said that they were proud to be able to be part of the new sports betting sector in the state, and he emphasised the benefits that the company had already brought to the state:
“We’ve been able to help stimulate the local and state economy by creating thousands of jobs, making substantial infrastructure investments, and contributing over $2.8bn in tax revenue to the city and state since opening.”
The state of Michigan passed legislation to legalised sports betting last December. That regulatory framework set up a two-step process for the full launch of sports betting in the state. Betting firms are now able to offer retail sports betting, while online and mobile betting is set to be launched at a later point, subject to further regulatory approvals.
Michigan is one of the most recent states to legalise sports betting, following the Supreme Court decision of May 2018. Neighbouring Indiana already has a thriving sports betting sector, while Illinois is also set to launch this month, but sports betting is yet to come to Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota, which may enable Michigan sports betting operators to attract customers from those states.