We have more good news to announce. Today, the MGCB issued an Order allowing ADW – 06-25-2020 through 3rd party facilitators licensed by the state. The MHHA and Northville Downs currently have signed contracts with TVG and TwinSpires.
As of this afternoon, TVG has received a provisional license from the state making them the first licensed 3rd party facilitator active in Michigan. This means every time a wager is placed in Michigan through TVG that Michigan racetracks and Michigan horsemen will benefit. A portion of those wagers will flow to the horsemen’s purse account, the Michigan Agricultural Equine Industry Development Fund (county fair racing), and the licensed racetracks (Northville Downs).
We are hopeful that TwinSpires will become the 2nd licensed 3rd party facilitator shortly and that more online providers will sign deals that support Michigan horse racing.