Unlicensed Sites Show Up in Michigan; Players Complaining to MGCB

By | December 9, 2021

michigan_regulator_warns_against_black_market_after_nonpayment_complaintsThe iGaming industry is up in arms in the U.S. state of Michigan. Players across the state have complained to the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) about the difficulties related to obtaining winnings and deposited refunds.

The MGCB has received complaints from players about several sites on which they have invested their money that are not appropriately licensed in Michigan.

Henry Williams, executive director of MGCB, has asked players to keep track of the sites they use.

He also noted to players that there is a possibility that their personal data left on unlicensed sites could very easily be used for criminal purposes. These criminal purposes include obtaining medical care as well as reporting taxes in a not-so-legal way. However, whether or not you have shared your concerns with the MGCB you need to know that they have no right to sue these betting sites.

Williams’ Full Statement

“If you share personal information with an unregulated gambling site, there are no guarantees your information won’t be sold to or used by criminals,” Williams said. Identity theft is the most common complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission. Unlike regulated gambling, there is no mechanism for the MGCB to handle a patron dispute with an unregulated, offshore gambling site. Our agency does not have the authority to pursue a dispute with an unregulated site.”

What Do We Think?

If you are not sure whether the site you have chosen is licensed in this state, you can find the answer on the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) website. We advise you to check the site before playing at any given site. It will take some time, but this is the only way you can be sure that your money is going to a good site, and at the same time your personal data will be safe.


“Michigan regulator warns against black market after nonpayment complaints’’. iGB North America. December 6, 2021.

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