Media Inquiries

PlayMichigan writers are industry veterans and top experts when it comes to analysis on the legal Michigan gambling market. So it’s no surprise that our staff members regularly make media appearances for publications and broadcasts, both local and national.

In fact, lead PlayMichigan writer Drew Ellis, managing editor Paul Costanzo, and content manager Matt Schoch are often called upon for their expertise on the latest sports betting and online gambling news in Michigan. They have made appearances on local news broadcasts such as CBS Detroit, ABC Detroit, and Fox 17, as well as local and national print and online media including: The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Sports Illustrated, Crain’s Detroit Business, and Yahoo! Finance.

Our team continues to accept media requests to weigh in on trending topics such as Michigan online gambling regulation, sports betting, casino gambling, and online poker.

For press inquiries, please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to provide a PlayMichigan representative to contribute expertise on the legal gambling industry in Michigan.

Media appearances

Fox 17 News | July 21, 2021

State tax revenue nears $90 million just 6 months after online gambling goes live

Michigan Matters, CBS Detroit | April 4, 2021

Michigan Matters: Online Sports Betting, Gambling Takes State by Storm

The Spiro Avenue Podcast | March 23, 2021

Podcast #24: Matt Schoch Interview

WXYZ-TV Online (ABC Detroit) | March 19, 2021

Online sports betting expected to bring big money to Michigan during March Madness

Fox 17 | Jan. 22, 2021

Online sports betting is live in Michigan

Fredi the Pizza Man – The Good Life | Dec. 4, 2020

Interview with Matt Schoch – Detroit News

Press mentions

The Detroit News | May 16, 2023

April another big month for online casinos in Michigan

The Detroit News | April 18, 2023

Michigan’s sports betting market is leveling off as market matures

Sports Illustrated | Jan. 8, 2023

Detroit Lions NFL betting odds D’Andre Swift yards against Packers

The Detroit News | June 22, 2021

1270-AM joins Audacy’s BetQL network; New lineup heavy on sports-betting content

Fox 17 | June 15, 2021

Analysts say struggling Detroit teams contribute to decline in Michigan’s sports betting revenue

DBusiness Magazine | May 17, 2021

DBusiness Daily Update: Online Sports Betting in Michigan Drops Below $250M in April…

MiBiz | May 14, 2021

Michigan online casino gaming holds strong as sports betting dips expectedly

The Detroit News | May 11, 2021

Detroit casinos report $109 million in April revenue amid industry rebound

Crain’s Detroit Business | May 11, 2021

Detroit casinos’ April revenue dips; sports betting handle passes $1 billion

Detroit Free Press | April 26, 2021

If Michigan is home to so many boxing legends, shouldn’t the big matches be held here, too?

The Detroit News | April 21, 2021

Online gambling big hit in Michigan; ‘Staggering numbers’ cited couple of months into legal gaming

The Detroit News | April 20, 2021

Online poker off to solid start michigan but faces challenges

Detroit Free Press | April 4, 2021

What’s in the cards after online betting launch?

Detroit Free Press | April 3, 2021

Michigan’s online sports betting launch was a big win. I talked to the man behind it.

Yahoo! Finance | March 18, 2021

One month in, Michigan’s sports betting market is already a big boon for casinos

MLive | March 17, 2021

NCAA Tournament 2021: Michigan casino, mobile operators hopeful of betting boom

Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News | March 17, 2021

Michigan’s online gambling market grows, but some banks wary

Detroit Free Press | March 16, 2021

Online betting boosts Detroit’s casino tax haul to pre-pandemic levels

The Detroit News | March 16, 2021

Some banks hedge bets as Michigan’s online gambling market grows

MLive | March 16, 2021

How to bet the 2021 NCAA Tournament: A rundown of Michigan’s mobile operators

Crain’s Detroit Business | March 16, 2021

Michigan casinos record $301.9 million handle for online, sports bets in February

Detroit Free Press | March 15, 2021

Michigan basketball in NCAA tournament: Vegas doesn’t want to see Wolverines win it all

Crain’s Detroit Business | March 12, 2021

Some Michigan banks, credit unions cut off access to accounts for online gambling

The Center Square | Feb. 18, 2021

Michigan internet gaming reaps $42.7 million in gross receipts in first 10 days

Moody on the Market | Feb. 18, 2021

Michigan’s online betting & gaming undergoes historic debut

Fox 17 | Feb. 17, 2021

Michigan online sportsbooks see record debuts

The Detroit News | Feb. 17, 2021

Online gambling notches $42.7 million in gross receipts over first 10 days

SBC Americas | Dec. 20, 2019

Michigan becomes the latest state to welcome legal sports wagering

Traverse City Record Eagle | Sept. 9, 2020

Turtle Creek to launch William Hill sportsbook

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