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Mich. launches online betting, gambling today

LANSING (AP) — Online sports betting and casino games will start in Michigan at noon today, an expansion of options for gamblers who now wager through offshore sites.

State regulators have authorized licenses for all three Detroit casinos and seven of the dozen tribes with “Class III” casinos. Additional operator and platform provider licenses are expected to be approved in coming weeks.

Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Richard Kalm this week called the launch a “new era,” saying it will give casinos a new way to engage with customers and provide state and local governments with additional tax revenue.

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