About Us - Who We Are and What We Do

Welcome to GreatLakesStakes.com, a one-stop shop for Michigan gamblers to stay on top of the latest casino, poker and sports betting news and read unbiased reviews of the newest online sportsbooks and casinos. Our seasoned staff of writers, editors and reviewers have lived and worked in Michigan for decades, and share your passion and excitement for the exploding gaming market in the Great Lakes state.

Our Goal

Our mission is simple: provide Michigan gamblers with all the news and analysis they need to make smart, informed decisions when it comes to online gambling, no matter whether their interest is sports betting, casino games, online slots or poker. We also will provide unbiased reviews on online gaming sites in Michigan, find you the best sign-up offers and serve as an invaluable resource on all things gaming.

What We Do and Why You Can Trust Us

We cover the latest developments in Michigan gambling as well as provide analysis on the most pressing issues. We introduce you to the movers and the shakers in the industry and offer unbiased reviews of the latest sports betting, casino and poker sites that launch in the state.

Meet our Team

We know Michigan gambling because we know Michigan. Our team of writers and editors grew up in the state and have decades of professional experience covering sports, news and gambling here. There is no one better in the business to give you insights and the knowledge you need.

The Story Behind GreatLakesStakes.com

Why have a site dedicated to bringing Michiganders the latest news about casinos, sportsbook and online poker? We’re glad you asked.

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the Lawful Internet Gaming Act in December 2019, it signaled the start of something truly special. Michigan already had dozens of casinos, both tribal and commercial, but the size of the state and the scope of the legislation – arguably the most comprehensive of its kind in terms of online gambling opportunities – demanded coverage just as comprehensive.

So, we put together a team of seasoned editors and writers dedicated to covering one of the largest and most dynamic online gaming markets as it launches into this brave new world. We’re here to keep you up to date and in the know on all things gambling in Michigan.

Responsible Gambling

Gambling is supposed to be fun, but some players can struggle with gambling responsibly and knowing when to stop. We take responsible gambling seriously at GreatLakesStakes.com, and you can find resources to help you if you or someone you know may have an issue with gambling addiction at this Responsible Gaming Resource Center.

All the online sportsbooks, casinos and poker sites we recommend also take this issue seriously and have information on their sites about problem gambling and self-exclusion, which allows a player to take a “break” from playing. You can also contact the Michigan Gaming Control Board to be excluded from sites if you suspect you have a problem.

Online Gambling 101s and FAQs

Yes, we do. Our primary mission is to provide you with news and analysis about all things online gambling in Michigan, from poker to casinos to sports betting. We also provide independent reviews of the top legal and regulated betting and casino sites in the state and showcase the top welcome offers.

Online gambling with regulated, licensed sites is 100% legal in Michigan. That includes online poker, online casino games and slots, and online sports betting.

GreatLakesStakes.com only reviews and recommends online gaming sites that are licensed and regulated by Michigan Gaming Control Board, meaning players can rest assured that games are fair and there are mechanisms in place to protect their funds and personal information.

It is safe to play online casino games if you are playing on sites that are licensed and regulated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Those are the only sites you will find recommended at GreatLakesStakes.com.

Contact Us

Have a question, news tip or story idea about online sports, online casinos or online poker in Michigan? We are here to help, and feedback is important to us.

By Phone: 813-445-7555

By Email: [email protected]

Our Address: KAX Media America, 514 N Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602