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Michigan Senate panel OKs sports betting, online gambling

Posted at 10:41 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 12:36:34-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan would legalize sports betting and internet gambling under bills that lawmakers hope to send to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by week's end.

A state Senate panel unanimously passed most of the package Tuesday. The tax on sports wagering receipts after winnings are paid out would be 8.4%.

The tax on internet poker and other online games would range between 20% and 28%. Most of the new revenue would go to Michigan's fund for public schools.