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Michigan Plans For Geolocation Technology to Control iGaming

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As reported in MIRS: “The Michigan Gaming Control Board doesn’t have a problem regulating internet gaming and online sports betting. In fact, should the state Legislature choose to allow it, regulators could audit and control those games more than at a walk-in-the-door casino.

Executive Director Richard Kalm told the Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee last week that “if iGaming or sports betting is legalized, his shop would use geolocation technology to track where bets were coming from.”

“In New Jersey, they have a map — and we would have something similar — a map where they can actually see bets trying to come in from New York,” Kalm said. “You can see people trying to place bets, trying to come in from New York across the border. They can’t accept those bets because of geolocation. But in New Jersey you can see on a map every place where a bet is being placed and you can see who is betting it.”

Every transaction is logged online, Kalm said, so the MGCB would be able see each of those bets, giving it “much more oversight and control with an iGaming platform.”

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