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April 12, 2021

Online gaming and sports betting

Michigan Gaming Control Board authorizes Four Winds Casinos, provider partner Pala Interactive

Michigan Gaming Control Board authorizes Four Winds Casinos, provider partner Pala Interactive
"We welcome the addition of Four Winds Casinos and Pala Interactive to Michigan's growing online gaming and sports wagering market," said Richard Kalm, MGCB's executive director.
United States | 02/16/2021

The Michigan Gaming Control Board this week authorized the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and associated platform provider Pala Interactive L.L.C. to launch online gaming and sports betting under the Four Winds Casinos brand at noon on Monday, Feb 15.

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he Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians — which operates three casinos under the Four Winds brand in Dowagiac, Hartford and New Buffalo — and its platform provider, Pala Interactive LLC, join a group of other operators and platform providers the state agency has approved in recent weeks, since the two forms of gambling officially launched in the state last month. 

"We welcome the addition of Four Winds Casinos and Pala Interactive to Michigan's growing online gaming and sports wagering market," Richard Kalm, MGCB's executive director, said in a statement. "Their participation will generate revenue to support education, economic development and the Pokagon Band's tribal community."

Four Winds will be the 11th operator to offer both online gaming and sports betting in the state. A 12th operator, Lac Vieux Desert Tribe, and its platform provider, PointsBet, are authorized only for internet sports betting at this time.

The other operators and platform providers offering both forms of gambling are:

  • Bay Mills Indian Community, DraftKings
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, William Hill
  • Greektown Casino, Barstool Sportsbook & Casino
  • Hannahville Indian Community, TwinSpires
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Golden Nugget Online Gaming LLC
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Rush Street Interactive MI, LLC
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, PokerStars and FoxBet
  • MGM Grand Detroit, MetMGM LLC
  • MotorCity Casino, FanDuel
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, WynnBet

Michigan's law legalizing online gambling, which was signed at the end of 2019, allows only the state's licensed casinos to offer online gaming and sports betting. Platform providers can pair up with the casinos.

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