Online gambling and sports betting goes live in Michigan
DETROIT – Starting at noon Friday, people in Michigan could legally place bets on sports teams or play casino games online. READ: ‘New era’ of gambling in Michigan begins -- Online sports betting goes live FridayIt’s been billed as a new dawn of online sports gambling, but really it is the COVID-recovery plan for the gambling industry. It all starts with downloading your favorite gambling app to your phone or smart device. At sign-up, they all require GPS tracking to make sure you’re betting from inside Michigan. The operators authorized to begin online offerings Jan. 22 are:ResourcesThe MGCB has published FAQs, patron dispute forms and a sports wagering catalog on its website, www.michigan.gov/mgcb.
‘New era’ of gambling in Michigan begins -- Online sports betting goes live Friday
DETROIT – Starting at noon, Friday, online sports betting was allowed for the first time in Michigan. The launch came about a year after sports betting became legal in Michigan, but until now, players had to place bets in person at casinos. It’s not just sports betting, but online gambling also has gone live. The MGM Casino is using Roar Digital, Motor City Casino is using FanDuel and Greektown Casino is using Penn Sports Interactive. The online apps require the user to verify their location within Michigan using the GPS in one’s phone or smart device.
Violent collision that left 3 dead in Detroit investigated as fatal hit-and-run
DETROIT – Three people were killed in a crash on New Year’s Eve in Detroit’s Corktown area. Detroit police said the crash happened around 10:40 p.m. on Michigan Avenue near 16th Street. READ: Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collisionThe occupants in the Mercury were pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at 313-596-2260 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up. Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collision
Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collision
DETROIT – Family and friends of Rodney and Marlene Rodriguez are remembering the two after they died in a two-car collision on Michigan Avenue. According to a GoFundMe page, Rodney and Marlene were married for 43 years. Rodney just picked up his wife from work at a city casino when the crash happened on New Year’s Eve night. Larry and Tahisha Smith had just left MGM Casino when they saw the crash. Police said Rodney and Marlene were in their Mercury Sable which was split in half in the collision.
Violent collision in Detroit rips car in half, kills 3
DETROIT – Police are investigating a crash that killed three people just blocks from Detroit police headquarters. The violent collision spit one vehicle in half with the front in the middle of Michigan Avenue and the back half wrapped around a light pole on the eastbound side. Larry and Tahisha Smith had just left MGM Casino when they stumbled upon the crash. “He had to be going over 100 miles per hour.”“It was something I don’t ever want to see again,” Tahisha said. Anyone with information pertaining to this accident is ask to please call Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at 313-596-2260 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.