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Here Comes Michigan Sports Betting: Bill Will Pass This Week

Legislation to legalize sports betting, internet gambling, online poker and daily fantasy sports will pass the Michigan state legislature by Wednesday, according to state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr.

After weeks leading negotiations between industry stakeholders and the administration, Hertel tells Legal Sports Report that an agreement has been reached that will get the signature of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

While a steep tax increase for iGaming was needed to garner the governor’s support, the tax rate for sports betting actually decreased from 8.75% to 8.4%. Otherwise, the bill remains largely unchanged.

Hertel laid out that the substitutes to the bills passed by the House will be adopted and voted out of the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee early Tuesday morning.

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