What threatens the new bill in Michigan?

Michigan is back in the game for the possible legalization of online gambling, with a hearing on legislation reportedly slated for upcoming week.

The state has eyed many types of gaming expansions in the recent past. The bill, if enacted into law, would be a direct affront to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. That federal law prohibits single-game sports wagering everywhere except for in Nevada.

If the bill is enacted by state’s voters, it would likely be instantly challenged in court by the NCAA and the major US professional sports leagues. Those are the entities that have blocked New Jersey from having legal sports betting within its borders via federal court. That state is appealing its case to the US Supreme Court.

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