Today, the Michigan Gaming Control Board authorized its 11th online gaming and sports betting operator. Following the authorization, Four Winds Casinos and partner Pala Interactive launched online casino and online sports betting at noon on February 15, 2021.
Four Winds Casinos in Michigan are operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Currently, 11 operators are authorized to provide both online casinos and online sportsbooks in Michigan. The 12th operator, Lac Vieux Desert Tribe, is partnered with PointsBet and is only authorized to provide online sports betting in Michigan.
“We welcome the addition of Four Winds Casinos and Pala Interactive to Michigan’s growing online gaming and sports wagering market,” said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director. “Their participation will generate revenue to support education, economic development and the Pokagon Band’s tribal community.”
Michigan Online Gambling
Since going live on January 22, Michigan online sports betting and online casino gaming has rapidly expanded. To date, 12 operators have launched in the Great Lakes State. Here’s a rundown of current operators live in Michigan:
- Golden Nugget
- William Hill
- PointsBet (online sports betting only)
- FOX Bet (online sports betting)/PokerStars (online casino gaming and poker)
- Pala Interactive (launched today)
This is an impressive roster of major players in the sports betting and online gaming industry. Michigan is a hotly contested market, and the list is expected to expand in the coming weeks and the MGCB doles out more launch approvals. Keep an eye out for more Michigan go-lives as the market matures.
Four Winds Casinos And Pala Interactive
Michigan is home to three casinos operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Michigan gamblers can visit Four Winds Casinos in Dowagiac, Hartford, and New Buffalo.
Pala Interactive is a growing company in the interactive gambling space. The organization offers sports betting and online gambling products to companies looking to launch in legal markets. Michigan marks Pala Casino’s second state. The company is already live in New Jersey with sports betting and online casino via a license from partner, Borgata Hotel and Casino.