Michigan betting timeline
Here are some memorable dates in the Great Lakes legal betting timeline:
1933: The Michigan state approves the 1933 Racing Act to legalize and control pari-mutuel horse competition. This led to the creation of the office of the Racing Commissioner.
16th May 1972: Eligible Michigan voters endorse a constitutional revision legalizing the establishment of a state betting. The margin of the vote was 2-1.
1st August 1972: Then Michigan Governor William Milliken accents the 239 Public Act into law. As soon as the Michigan Lottery was established, William assigned Gus Harrison as Michigan State's pioneer Lottery Commissioner. The earnings, however, are diverted to aid Michigan State's government schools.
1972: Michigan State licenses 382 Act. This Act permits non-profit companies to raise money via authorized raffles, bingo games, millionaire parties, and the selling of charity sports pass.
13th November 1972: The Great Lakes State Lottery is established by selling passes for the 50cent Green Ticket sport.
24th November 1972: The Great Lakes State holds her earliest draw.
22nd February 1973: Taylor's Hermus Millsaps wins Michigan's first $1 million Lottery.
January 1984: Fred Dakota, Keweenaw Bay Indian ethnics challenges Michigan's right to control the Indian gaming system. Fred opens The Pines, a single blackjack gaming house in his two-car garage.
4th July 1984: The earliest ethnic-sanctioned gaming house launches on Michigan's ethnic land in Brimley.
1993: The Indian Tribe of Saginaw Chippewa becomes the earliest ethnics to approve a compact with Michigan's State. Saginaw Chippewa's tribe concurs to deliver 2% of fortunes from the increasing Eagle betting house and Resort.
31st August 1996: Then earliest large Game, now known as Mega Million's ticket, sells in Michigan. It introduces the earliest multi-state gambling game in collaboration with Maryland, Georgia, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Illinois - to the Great Lakes House in history.
November 1996: A proposal that legalizes the erection of 3 authorized casinos in Detroit was accepted by Great Lakes voters.
1997: The Michigan State witnesses the passing and signing of The Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act into law. It legalizes the establishment of 3 legalized wagering houses in Detroit.
29th July 1999: Establishment of sports betting company in Detroit.
14th December 1999: MotorCity Casino Hotel was established, becoming second Detroit's commercial betting house operation.
Michigan's history from 2000 till now
10th November 2000: Another Casino Hotel was created in Detroit, becoming the second commercial gambling house in the city.
April 2013: Rick Snyder, then Michigan's Governor, suggests introducing digital lottery sales.
November 2013: Great Lakes legislators object to the Governor's suggestion to fund the establishment of digital lottery sales. However, the State's Lottery uses the fund in its budget to proceed.
November 2014: Great Lake's iLottery confidentially establishes, permitting gamblers to obtain tickets for immediate keno and removes its game equivalents, including Pot O' Gold and Cashword, from devices - Desktop, tablet device, or mobile phone.
January 2016: The Great Lakes Lottery includes draw games for digital sales. Bettors can obtain tickets virtually for the most common draw games on the lotteries - Mega Millions, Powerball, Fantasy 5, and Lotto 47.
December 2018: Michigan lawmakers pass a law legalizing virtual betting. However, then-outgoing Governor Rick forbids it.
December 2019: The Michigan legislators pass a rebrand bill authorizing digital poker, digital gambling, fantasy sports, and sports betting. New Michigan's Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, approves the bills, inviting commercial casinos and old ethnics to show interest in games betting and digital wagering approval.
11th March 2020: The earliest retail sportsbooks were established in Detroit city. Another sportsbook was also established. The next day, a new casino was also established.
22nd June 2020: Another Casino begins operation, becoming the first state's tribal gaming house sportsbook.
13th July 2020: A new Casino established sportsbooks in 3 ethnic casinos in Dowagiac, Hartford, and New Buffalo.
17th July 2020: Another Casino begins operation in Manistee, becoming the earliest in northern Michigan.
10th September 2020: Another gambling hub established a Sportsbook, the first in the Great Lakes Upper Peninsula.
2020 upward: Michigan will establish digital and mobile sportsbooks, digital poker sites, and digital casinos.