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Michigan Cease-And-Desist Threatens Bovada With Legal Action

May 31, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has ordered the Curaçao-based operator behind and to stop taking bets from Michigan residents. It might be hard to enforce such an order against a company without a US presence, but some believe Bovada will comply voluntarily. Following an investigation, the MGCB rolled out the unwelcome mat […]

WSOP Adds Michigan to Shared Liquidity, Is Once Again America’s Largest Multi-State Poker Network

May 28, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

Caesars-owned has added Michigan to its multi-state network, which once again comprises three states. That means it has reclaimed the title of largest online poker network—in terms of states served—which it temporarily had to share with PokerStars after losing Delaware earlier this year. The network has been operating since May 24, but the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced its approval this […]

ESPN Bet Sportsbook Opens at Hollywood Casino, Completing Penn’s Michigan Brand Synergy

April 26, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

Penn Entertainment’s first ESPN Bet-branded brick-and-mortar sportsbook opened this week at its Hollywood Casino at Greektown in downtown Detroit. The move makes Michigan the first state where Penn’s online and retail businesses operate under the same casino and sportsbook brands. Penn left previous betting partner, Barstool, behind for a 10-year deal with ESPN last August after […]

Hard Rock Bet Likely Coming to Michigan Thanks to Acquisition of 888’s Assets

March 28, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

Hard Rock Digital will acquire the customer-facing US assets of 888 Holdings as the latter abandons the market, which will likely accelerate the expansion of Hard Rock Bet into new states. 888 announced the sale on March 28, about three weeks after revealing that it was throwing in the towel on its Sports Illustrated-branded US platform. One immediate impact of the […]

Fanatics Rebrands PointsBet Michigan, Launches Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino

February 23, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

PointsBet Michigan is out, and Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino is in. As promised earlier this week, the switch happened on Thursday when Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) transitioned PointsBet Michigan customers to its Fanatics-branded betting platform. The move is the next step in FBG’s PointsBet to Fanatics migration after the latter acquired PointsBet’s US business […]

WynnBet Closing Down As Caesars Buys Michigan WynnBet Casino, Fanatics Moving Into PointsBet Spot

WynnBet will soon cease operations, a Wynn Resorts spokesman told Bonus on Feb. 20. The catalyst is Caesars Entertainment taking over the online gambling operator’s “skins” there, with an emphasis on iGaming and Michigan WynnBet Casino. Simultaneously, Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) is putting its bespoke app in place of Michigan’s PointsBet sites. The Wynn () […]

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