LAWFUL SPORTS BETTING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 149 of 2019
432.402 Legislative findings and declaration.
The legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Operating, conducting, and offering for play sports betting on the internet, including through mobile application, involves gaming activity that already occurs in this state illegally.
(b) This act is consistent and complies with the unlawful internet gambling enforcement act of 2006, 31 USC 5361 to 5367, and with 18 USC 1084, and permits the use of the internet, including through mobile application, to place, receive, or otherwise knowingly transmit a sports bet or wager if that use complies with this act and rules promulgated under this act.
(c) This act is consistent and complies with the state constitution of 1963 by ensuring that internet sports betting may only be offered by licensed sports betting operators who are lawfully operating casinos in this state.
(d) In order to protect residents of this state who wager on sports through the internet, including through mobile application, and to capture revenues generated from such sports betting, it is in the best interest of this state and its citizens to regulate this activity establishing a secure, responsible, fair, and legal system of internet sports betting.
History: 2019, Act 149, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2019
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