Consumers will have ample options to place their wagers once online casino gaming and sports betting launches in Michigan at noon Friday, Jan. 22.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board on Tuesday and Wednesday approved authorization for 10 total casinos and their platform providers to begin accepting wagers on Friday.
All 10 operators are licensed in at least one other state and are reputable, according to Steve Ruddock, analyst and content director at BettingUSA.com
“I think the reliability will be there across the board,” Ruddock told MLive in a phone interview. “Certain companies might have a little bit of a difference in their customer service, things like that. Other companies have a little bit of an advantage in the user experience of the mobile app. It’ll really depend on what the customer’s preferences are and what they find important.”
Among the notable differences between online sportsbooks and casinos include: betting opportunities offered, customer service, ease of financial transactions (type and speed) and promotions offered.
“Michigan set a pretty reasonable tax rate and licensing fee, so the operator burdens are pretty low,” Ruddock said. “I wouldn’t expect a ton of differentiation. There will be some just because different business models by different sportsbooks, and what you might see is certain sites steering customers toward more like