Last Updated on February 16, 2021
Online gaming continues to sweep across the state of Michigan. Lawmakers pushed through legislation for online casinos and online sports betting in Michigan in 2019, but the official launch wasn’t until June of 2021. Now, just a few weeks after launch, Four Winds Casinos and Pala Interactive are joining the party.
“We welcome the addition of Four Winds Casinos and Pala Interactive to Michigan’s growing online gaming and sports wagering market,” said Richard S. Kalm, MGCB executive director, in a statement. “Their participation will generate revenue to support education, economic development and the Pokagon Band’s tribal community.”
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians run three casinos in Western Michigan — Dowagiac, Hartford, and New Buffalo. The Four Winds name is an established brand in the Wolverine State.
Michigan Online Casino & Sports Betting Providers
Four Winds becomes the 11th approved provider to offer online gaming and sports betting. PointsBet and the Lac Vieux Desert Tribe only offer sports betting at this time. Here is a list of the 11 groups that offer online casinos and sports betting in Michigan:
- 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 FOX Bet
- MGM Grand Detroit, BetMGM LLC
- MotorCity Casino, FanDuel
- Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Pala Interactive LLC
- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, WynnBet
Four Winds is joining a crowded field in Michigan. Of course, industry leaders like DraftKings, FanDuel, William Hill, and FOX Bet are in the mix.
It’s also worth noting that Barstool Sportsbook is making a huge push into the state. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy went to the University of Michigan, which explains part of the interest from Barstool. With that said, Michigan is a state that is going all-in on online gaming right now. It’s no surprise to see operators rushing to get in on the action.