Department of Treasury
Michigan Gaming Control Board
Administrative Rules for Fantasy Contests
Rule Set 2020-11 TY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Michigan Gaming Control Board, Hearing Room
3062 W. Grand Blvd., Suite L-700, Detroit, Michigan
The Department of Treasury will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed changes
to the Fantasy Contests rule set.
The rules establish a framework for a secure, responsible, fair, and legal system of fantasy contests in
The Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act, MCL 432.501 to 432.516, was enacted on December
20, 2019, and authorized the operation, conduct, and offering of fantasy contests which were already
occurring in this state.
By its own terms, the act was created to regulate the conduct of fantasy contests; to protect Michigan
participants in fantasy contests; to require licensing of the operators of fantasy contests; to impose fees
on the operators; to provide for the powers and duties of the Board in overseeing fantasy contests in
Michigan; to prohibit violations of the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act; and to prescribe civil
sanctions and penalties.
These rules are authorized under section 10 of the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act of 2019,
PA 159, MCL 432.510, which provides that the “board shall promulgate rules to implement this act under
the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328, including, but not limited
to. . . any . . . rule the board determines is necessary to ensure the integrity of fantasy contests.” MCL
432.510(f). In addition, section 3(5) of the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act, MCL 432.503(5),
provides that the Board may promulgate rules related to the conduct of fantasy contests
The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed
issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or
electronic mail at the following email address: MGCB-Rules@michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the
following addresses until 1/6/2022 at 05:00PM.
Michigan Gaming Control Board, P.O. Box 30786, Lansing, MI 48909
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 313-456-4205 to make