from Craig Mauger of the Detroit News,
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a package of bills that legalizes sports betting and online gaming through Michigan's casinos.
Michigan joins 17 other states that have legalized some form of sports betting, said Jill Dorson, who's been tracking the policy development for Sports Handle, a sports betting industry news site.
Supporters have said they hope sports betting will be operational in Michigan by college basketball's annual tournament in March.