Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden told Online Poker Report last month that he wanted to see significant progress on his bill to legalize online gambling in the short term.
At the time he said he hoped legislation would get “through the House before the Thanksgiving holiday.” That didn’t happen, as at H 4926 has not seen any public action.
Michigan is back in session next week, although it’s not clear we’ll be seeing any iGaming progress any time soon.
The House Regulatory Reform Committee, where the bill currently sits, is not scheduled to meet.
The road ahead for Michigan online gambling is one filled with possible pitfalls.
Both tribal gaming and commercial casinos are wary of how online gambling would work in the state. Some also question how it intersects with the current law and environment. While lawmakers and stakeholders in the state have been working on the legislation behind the scenes, it appears they are attempting to thread a narrow needle.