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State approves Lac Vieux Desert online sports betting


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DETROIT — The Michigan Gaming Control Board approved the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Wednesday and its partner, PointsBet, to launch online sports betting starting noon Friday.

“The MGCB team worked closely with the Lac Vieux Desert tribe and PointsBet to wrap up regulatory requirements for online sports betting in time for the initial launch,” board executive director Richard S. Kalm said in the approval’s announcement. “Other operators will launch as they meet the requirements, which are designed to protect participan...

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