“Our priority is protecting the interests of the citizens of the state of Michigan” Mary Kay Bean opens up on the MGCB and helping Michiganders gamble safely. More than 10,000 citizens have self-excluded from various platforms.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) which oversees the regulation of online gambling in the state, announced this month that Michigan would be joining an online poker compact with the markets of Delaware , Nevada , and New Jersey — a move which was made official as the MGCB put pen to paper and signed the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA).
The addition of Michigan to the MSIGA will see the combined player pools from the four states balloon from about 13 million to 23.5 million people . With such a large contingent having access to the multistate online poker networks afforded by MSIGA, it will be even more important for the regulator to make its responsible gambling offerings as robust as possible.
All online gambling operators in Michigan offer ways for players to take time away from the tables — but the MGCB also offers players a way to remove themselves for longer periods of time across all of the online gambling operators in the state in one swoop . This way, a player does not have to self-exclude from every site individually but can just do it once via the state regulator’s site.
In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Kay Bean, Communications Specialist at the Michigan Gaming Control Board tells us more about the responsible gambling efforts undertaken by the Board. The Board lifted the lid on how players can self-exclude by adding themselves to the Responsible Gambling Database and how it may not be as labor-intensive as it first seems. Are you planning any social media / public awareness campaign to alert Michigan residents to Responsible Gaming tools ?
Gov. Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request included $3 million for the agency to launch a responsible gaming awareness campaign , which would include social media. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The Legislature currently is working on budget bills for the next fiscal […]