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Michigan Sharp is an independent source for all of the news, analysis, and information you need to stay in the know about online gambling in Michigan. The content we publish is all original and is created by our experienced team of writers, researchers, casino, and sports betting experts.

We post daily and weekly content covering all aspects of gambling online in Michigan. From breaking news and analysis, interviews, and opinion pieces, if it’s happening in the world of online betting in Michigan, you’ll find it on Michigan Sharp.

Michigan Sharp wants to be the best and most complete resource around for gamblers and industry followers. The editors of this website operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization.

Neither Michigan Sharp nor any of its managers are directly affiliated with any casino or sportsbook.

Online Gambling And Sports Betting Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation to legalize online gambling in Michigan in 2019. Michigan joins only a handful of states to legalize mobile sportsbooks as well as online casinos and online poker.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board is reviewing and approving licenses and anticipates the first online gambling apps will launch in early 2021. For more information on the latest status of online gambling in Michigan, see our news page.

Some of our top resources for Michigan bettors who are new to online gambling include:

Michigan Sharp Team

Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman is Managing Editor of MichiganSharp.com. A recovering attorney, she's spent almost a decade developing and managing websites and writing for a variety of industries. Amber became a Cubs fan after living a handful of blocks from Wrigley Field, much to the chagrin of her Mets-loving family and Red Sox-loving husband. Amber writes for a number of online sites including the food and lifestyle site Food And Drink Destinations.

Laura Logan

Laura Logan is the Site Manager of Michigan Sharp. Based in San Diego, she started her editorial career in entertainment and lifestyle publishing but is a lifelong sports fan. She has a particular soft spot for soccer.

Corey Roepken

Corey Roepken is News Editor for Michigan Sharp. Roepken has 20 years of experience as a sports journalist in Michigan, Texas, and Tennessee. Most notably, he covered professional and international soccer for the Houston Chronicle. He has also covered college softball, SEC football, the MLB, and the NFL.

Joshua Buckley

Joshua Buckley is Sports Content Manager for MichiganSharp.com. Along with award-winning experience as a sports editor in Alabama and Texas, he has also spent time in public relations for the tourism and blood banking industries. Joshua is co-host of "Whole Lotta Wolves," the only U.S.-based Wolverhampton Wanders FC podcast.

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani is a Casino Managing Editor at MichiganSharp. Before editing, Mike excelled as an online gambling expert, specializing in bonus offers, how-to's, and reviews of betting sites to help you keep more of your money while having fun and staying safe.

Alex Weldon

Alex Weldon is the Casino News Editor for Michigan Sharp. He’s a former semiprofessional poker player and has been writing about online gambling professionally since 2014. Alex provides insightful content on the regulated online casino and poker industries, with an emphasis on legislation, regulation, responsible gambling and business strategy. His writing about poker has earned him multiple nominations for the American Poker Awards over the years.

Kris Johnson

Kris is a Senior Writer at Michigan Sharp. With more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist, Kris Johnson’s work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also wrote a sports-betting novel entitled The Endgame.

Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher combined his love for writing with his education in entrepreneurship to launch his writing career. Currently, he writes for Michigan Sharp and a family of other online casino and sports betting sites. Despite growing up in Texas, his favorite teams are the Broncos and the Rockies. Although most of his adopted teams have been struggling, the Avs have been a bright spot in Colorado’s sports scene.

Travis Pulver

Travis Pulver is a Senior Writer at Michigan Sharp as well as a lifelong football fan, which he believes comes naturally as he hails from the football-crazy state of Texas. His love of sports, over the years, has grown to include basketball, baseball, rugby, and golf. Currently, life finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a writer and contributor for Michigan Sharp. He is an accomplished author, who has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He isn't far from the Michigan action, residing near Lake Michigan, where he lives with his daughters.

Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher is a writer for Michigan Sharp with a focus on online casino content. She had her first published byline at age 10, but didn't get paid for her writing until she got her first newspaper job. Heather's work in Suburban News Publications in Ohio and eventually took her to The New York Times, where she's still a contract freelance reporter for the National Desk. In March 2021, Fletcher began writing about online casino gambling as the lead writer for Online Poker Report, which lead her to MI Sharp.

Tony Mejia

Tony Mejia is a writer for Michigan Sharp and has been a national sportswriter for nearly two decades. He mainly covers NBA and college basketball as a columnist, analyst, handicapper, and has previously been a bracketologist for CBS Sports, Pro Basketball News, and numerous other sites.

Ryan Hagen

Ryan Hagen is a writer for Michigan Sharp. He’s spent most of his career writing in various roles, copywriting for many different industries. Ryan's passion is sports, and that has been his focus, writing in the sports betting industry for the last few years.

Sadonna Price

Sadonna Price is a writer with Michigan Sharp and has been actively writing gambling content since 2009. Since that time, Sadonna has focused on online poker gaming, casino news, sports betting, and legal changes within the international and United States-based industries. She has been involved since the early years of legal gambling in the country, watching the landscape evolve, following along and writing about the newest states offering online casino and sports betting options.

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson is a writer for Michigan Sharp with a background as an entertainment professional. Jim has over twenty years of experience as an actor, writer, producer and comedian. Jim recently transitioned into the world of sports content creation. He has more than fifteen years experience as a sports bettor, poker player and card sharp. He is proficient in all forms of betting, in-game wagering and prognostication but his expertise in golf betting

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