About the Author

Chris Nesi

Chris Nesi is a contributor at Michigan Sharp and the Managing Editor of Colorado Sharp. He’s been an editor and writer for more than a decade, with experience spanning newspapers, magazines, digital news, and commercial writing. His work can be found in publications including TechCrunch, Mental Floss, and Huffington Post. Chris enjoys politics and gambling, and writing about the points at which those worlds intersect.

BetAmerica Launching Sports Betting, iGaming Platform In Michigan

July 29, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

BetAmerica will enter the Michigan sports betting and iGaming market through a partnership with the Hannahville Indian Community, parent company Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced Wednesday. The launch will include a retail BetAmerica-branded sportsbook at Island Resort & Casino in Harris, as well as a BetAmerica online sportsbook and online casino platform available statewide. The […]

Four Winds Casinos Forms Sports Betting Partnership With Kambi Group

July 6, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Global sports betting services provider Kambi Group announced a partnership with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to bring its online and retail sportsbook to 3 Four Winds Casino properties in Michigan. Kambi is set to install its full range of sportsbook offerings at Four Winds Casinos location in New Buffalo, Dowagiac, and Hartford, Michigan. This […]

PointsBet Teams With Detroit Tigers In First-Ever MLB Sportsbook Partnership

July 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The Detroit Tigers named global sportsbook operator PointsBet as their official gaming partner, the first such arrangement for any Major League Baseball team. The multi-year agreement, which starts with the upcoming 2020 season, will see PointsBet provide Tigers fans access to unique experiences, content, promotions, and more, both in and around Comerica Park, according to MLB.com. […]

Michigan Now Taking License Applications For Online Gambling And Sportsbooks

July 1, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Michigan online gambling and sports betting launching ahead of schedule just got a lot closer to reality. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced Wednesday it has begun accepting internet gambling and online sports betting licenses from tribal and commercial casinos in the state. Michigan legalized sports betting on March 11, mere days before businesses […]

Michigan Casinos Reopening Guidance Includes Mask Wearing, Temperature Checks For All

June 12, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Michigan’s commercial casinos don’t have a set reopen date yet, but when they do visitors and employees will be subject to a number of new safety measures, including mandatory face coverings and temperature screenings. Michigan’s state-licensed casinos, which include Greektown Casino, MotorCity Casino Hotel, and MGM Grand Detroit, have remained closed since mid-March when coronavirus […]