The Michigan State Senate and House of Representatives passed House Bill 4926, which would have effectively licensed real money Michigan online poker and casino games in the Great Lakes State. However, the legislation was vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder, according to numerous social media reports on Friday, December 28th. Online poker will have to wait at least until 2019 before receiving approval in Michigan.

This is a BREAKING NEWS story and will be updated as new information is received.

Original Story – Thursday, December 20th, 2018:

The Michigan State Senate and House of Representatives formally approved House Bill 4926 late Thursday evening and early Friday morning. The online poker and casino legislation’s passage through the state legislature would pave the way for the launch of real money online poker games in the Great Lakes State some time during the 2020 calendar year.

An updated report early Friday morning from OPR reporter Eric Ramsey states that the Lawful Internet Gaming Actnow moves to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder.”

Michigan Online Poker and Casino Bill — Analyst Commentary

Reaction to the Senate’s passage of the Michigan Lawful Internet Gaming Act has been overall extremely positive in the few hours since the news broke.

Chris Grove, Online Poker Report:

Steve Ruddock, Online Poker Report / PlayNJ:

Chris Krafcik, Eliers & Krejcik Gaming:

Revision of USDOJ Wire Act Opinon Incoming?

The highly momentous news from Michigan comes just days after reports of a potential revision to the USDOJ’s 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act — first reported by OPR’s Dustin Gouker.

Part Time Poker will update this story Friday as more news develops. For ongoing discussion related to the current Michigan online poker bill (House Bill 4926 — or the “Michigan Lawful Internet Gaming Act”), visit the following TwoPlusTwo NVG Discussion Thread or the social media accounts featured in this article.

Find Out More About Michigan Online Poker Legislation

Michigan House Bill 4926 FAQs (Part Time Poker – May 9 2018)
Michigan Regulated iGaming Study Guide (Part Time Poker – Feb 6, 2018)

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