Administrative Rules for Michigan’s Fantasy Contests Go into Effect

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The proposed administrative rules for fantasy contests from the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), which are mandated by the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act and were provided to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules of the Michigan Legislature, went into effect on October 11 after being filed with the Office of the Great Seal, a division of the Bureau of Elections in the Michigan Department of State.

The Rules provide the legal framework for the licensing and management of fantasy sports competitions in the state and guarantee the operation of a safe, fair, ethical, and legitimate system of fantasy contests.

Fantasy contests, like any other kind of gaming of a competitive nature, thrive on rules and regulations, according to MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams. The Administrative Rules, which were examined by the Michigan Legislature, provide an even playing field for all operators and players in fantasy competitions and will support upholding fairness, openness, and honesty.

Two different sorts of licenses are given out by the MGCB for fantasy contests: an operator license is required to run or offer fantasy contests for play, and a management company licensee manages the day-to-day operations of a fantasy contest for an operator.

To make sure that all current applicants for fantasy contest operators’ offers adhere to the provisions of the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act and Rule, the MGCB will evaluate them. Fantasy competitions may be held without a license by commercial casinos and federally recognized tribes operating Class III casinos, provided they abide by all other regulations set out in the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act and related Rules.

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