Pick’em style daily fantasy sports games officially banned in Michigan

Pick’em style daily fantasy sports games officially banned in Michigan

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  • Jeff Edelstein, MIBets
October 15, 2023 1:00 PM

New rules governing daily fantasy contests took effect Wednesday in Michigan, and they effectively ban “pick’em” style contests such as the type offered by PrizePicks.

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The Michigan Gaming Control Board’s rules — which were submitted to the Michigan Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules — no longer allow fantasy contests that “have the effect of mimicking betting on sports, or that involve ‘prop bets’ or the effect of mimicking proposition selection,” according to an agency press release.

“Fantasy contests, like any other form of competitive gaming, thrive on rules and regulations,” MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said. “The Administrative Rules, which were reviewed by the Michigan Legislature, provide a level playing field for all fantasy contest operators and participants, and will help ensure that fairness, transparency, and integrity are upheld.”