Scientific Games has announced a partnership with FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan, to launch sports betting and igaming across the state.

The partnership comes after Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4916 — the Lawful Sports Betting Act last month, which allows the Michigan Gaming Control Board to issue sports gambling licenses to tribal casinos, as well as the three commercial casinos in Detroit.

This made Michigan the 20th state in the US to pass sports betting regulations. Michigan sports betting licenses will cost $100,000, and be renewed annually at $50,000. Tribal sportsbooks will be taxed at 8.4 per cent.