888 Holdings Replaces Hannahville’s Twinspires While Michigan Urges Responsible Gaming￼
888 Holdings has been approved as the new operator for the Hannahville Indian Community sports betting site by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, according to Michigan.gov, with the decision taking effect last Wednesday.
The Hannahville tribe, which runs Island Resort and Casino in Harris, struck a partnership with 888 Holdings following Twinspires announcing they would be leaving the business. The latter will no longer be offering online sports betting or casinos to Michigan residents but bettors and gamers could check out Great Lakes Stakes for some of the best options therein.
888 Holdings, which will be functioning under the Sports Illustrated brand, has requested approval for internet sports betting at the moment, but will apply for internet gaming later in 2022.
The Hannahville Indian Community was one of 10 groups holding licenses originally given authority by the MGCB to launch both online betting and online casinos last January. The board authorized Michigan’s 15th internet gambling portal in mid-April.
If you’re keen on obtaining additional information on the state’s online gambling operators, you could download this list.
Gambling Problems Inside Great Lakes State
The latest news from the Great Lakes State, highlights how the gambling industry and regulators are urging high school and college students to practice responsible gambling.
Between 60-80 percent of high school students said they gambled in the past year, according to a survey conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling. The aforementioned council claims 4-6 percent of high school pupils have a gambling addiction, while EarthWeb, a research platform says an estimated 6 percent of college students in America struggle with gambling problems.
A study from 2017 determined that 13 percent of adolescents bet money on sports teams. The authors of the review also suggested that gambling becoming more acceptable and increasingly glamorized in recent years has greatly influenced the habits of young people.
Parents, siblings and friends should look out for signs of gambling problems among young adults, including:
Carrying gambling materials such as dice, cards, or poker chips
Gambling with money that is supposed to be used for school-related purposes
Skipping class or other school activities to gamble
Borrowing, stealing, and selling items to get money to gamble
Michigan legislation requires bettors to be 21 or older to place a bet at an authorized internet gambling website. Operators are also tasked with conducting KYC (know your customer) checks to confirm customers’ ages and identities before opening accounts or allowing them into retail locations.
While bets can be placed on pro and college sports in Michigan, high school sports are off-limits. The MGCB also publishes a sports wagering catalog from which both operators and gamblers could seek guidance, while there are also responsible gaming tools available for self-imposed limits on one’s time spent playing, betting, or deposits.