The Michigan Gaming News Letter

MGCB Public Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, February 21

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) will hold a regular public meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the MGCB’s Cadillac Place Office, 3062 W. Grand Boulevard, Suite L-700, Detroit, 48202-6062. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM and will also be accessible via Zoom.

The MGCB will consider recommendations of occupational licenses level 1 and 2, supplier licenses, supplier license renewals, approval of new key persons, and the approval of some acknowledgements of violations among other issues. The full agenda for the February meeting may be found here.

The meeting is open to the public, and comments from the public are welcomed and encouraged during the public comment portion of the meeting. Anyone wishing to speak should  submit this form to by 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 21, to notify them you plan to address the Board during public comment. Please include your telephone number on the form. You also may use the Q&A in the Zoom meeting to indicate you wish to speak during public comment. Please provide your name and telephone number, and you will receive a call placing you in the queue.

The meeting will also be accessible to the public via Zoom at this link.

Michigan Gaming Control Board Approves 888 Holdings as Hannahville Tribe’s Internet Casino Gaming Provider

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) has approved 888 Holdings’ VHL Michigan LLC as the new platform provider for the Hannahville Indian Community’s internet casino gaming site under the Sport Illustrated brand effective Tuesday, February 7, at 8:00 am, according to a press release issued by MGCB.  The tribe operates Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Michigan.

The Hannahville tribe entered an agreement with 888 Holdings after Twin Spires, the original platform provider for both internet gaming and internet sports betting, announced its plans last year to exit the business. 888 Holdings’ VHL Michigan LLC became the tribe’s internet sports betting provider on Sept. 7, 2022. Twin Spires no longer offers internet gaming or internet sports betting services in Michigan.

“I wish the Hannahville tribe continued success as they once again may offer their customers both internet gaming and internet sports betting in Michigan,” said Henry Williams, MGCB executive director.

Authorized online gaming operators and their platform providers are listed on the MGCB website.