Gambling in Michigan

Lottery: 18
Parimutuel: 18
Casinos: 18-21
Bingo Charity: 18

The great lakes state of Michigan got it’s name due to the many lakes around the state. One of the things the state is most famous for is the strong presence of the automotive industry. Many different large automotive companies have set down roots within the state which is now also known as the birthplace of the automotive industry. Michigan allows all kinds of gambling within the state with land based casinos, a lottery, charity bingo events and pari-mutuel betting.

Gambling types found in Michigan

Parimutuel betting was one of the first forms of gambling within the state which dates as far back as 1933. The state currently offers 5 horse racing tracks like Northville Downs, Mt. Pleasant Meadows, Hazel Park & Pinnacle Race course that allow players who are 18 and over. The state currently does not offer any kind of dog racing but has a huge map of casinos to choose from. Michigan has 26 casinos in total which allow players who are 18 or 21 to enter. The legal gambling age in a casino in Michigan is 18 however some casinos do not allow anyone under 21. The state allows charity bingo events that can be held privately by organizations, for this type of gambling players must be 18 and over to play. The state lottery was introduced within the 1980’s and has shown many profits since the beginning and had recorded about $1.65 billion in revenue by 1996.