It's officially here and now legal to gamble online with many services competing for your business. Michigan regulators have given the green light for online gambling and online sports betting. The Michigan Gaming Control Board says it is now approved for nine casinos and their online platform partners to launch at that time, with more approvals expected in the near future. You of course must be 21 and older. This from Freep.com.

Here are the nine platforms:

  • FanDuel, for MotorCity Casino
  • BetMGM/Roar Digital, for MGM Grand Detroit
  • Penn Sports Interactive/ Barstool Sportsbook, for Greektown Casino
  • DraftKings, for the Bay Mills Indian Community
  • William Hill, for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • TwinSpires, for the Hannahville Indian Community
  • Golden Nugget Online Gaming, for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  • Rush Street, for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
  • Wynn, for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

I think it is cool and does bring revenue to the state, but what worries me is the families that could be hurt. The important thing of course is to NEVER gamble what you can't afford to lose. Gambling can turn into a mean addiction. I remember as a kid a few fights my mom and dad had where pops lost most of his paycheck at the track. That is why there is gamblers anonymous in every community. Here is a  Gambler Anonymous Hotline you can call if it becomes a problem. They also help folks find one in their area.

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