Published: June 6, 2024

Michigan Gaming Control Board hosts college sports betting panel discussion on rules, regulations, and compliance

DETROIT, June 6, 2024 — The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) recently convened a panel discussion focused on college sports betting regulations and compliance measures. The June 3 informative session offered insights into the intricacies of governing college sports betting, emphasizing the importance of maintaining integrity within the industry.  

“The Michigan Gaming Control Board is dedicated to fostering a transparent and compliant gaming environment, particularly in the realm of college sports betting,” MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said. “By hosting this panel discussion and engaging with NCAA Division I collegiate officials involved with overseeing compliance, talking about ways in which we might be able to work together to prevent student-athletes from illegally gambling, we aim to uphold the highest standards of integrity and responsibility.”

The panel consisted of seasoned experts in gaming and regulatory practices, including:

  • Dave Murley, Deputy Director of Online Gaming & Legal Affairs, MGCB
  • Mark Hicks, Managing Director of Enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Richard Taylor, Director of Responsible Gaming, BetMGM
  • Dan Trolaro, Co-Managing Director of Education and Training Services, IC360
  • Patrick Walter, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Detroit Office

Panelists shed light on key aspects of college sports betting, including rules, regulations, and compliance measures. Participants engaged in thoughtful dialogues aimed at enhancing understanding and ensuring adherence to established guidelines.

“Athletes are risk takers and are conditioned to know if they practice, they can get better, but the problem is that’s not how gambling works,” said Dan Trolaro, Co-Managing Director of Education and Training Services at IC360. “Current K-12 educational curriculums include discussions about drugs, alcohol, and stranger danger but not about gambling, risk taking, and decision-making. We need to create curriculum about gambling so that we can empower our student-athletes and equip them with the tools they need to succeed in life after college.”

The MGCB’s commitment to fostering responsible gaming practices and regulatory compliance underscores its dedication to safeguarding the integrity of college sports betting. By facilitating constructive dialogues, fostering collaboration, and actively seeking input from industry partners, the agency reinforces its role as a proactive regulatory authority and positions itself as a catalyst for positive change within Michigan’s gaming landscape.

Gambling in any form is for entertainment purposes only. If you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-GAMBLER, text 800GAM, or visit Help is available 24/7 and is free and confidential. Michigan citizens can also visit the Responsible Gaming page of the MGCB website for information on self-exclusion programs including the Disassociated Persons List and the Internet Gaming and Sports Betting Responsible Gaming Database, and for additional tools to game responsibly.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board shall ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the state of Michigan. Learn more at

MI Newswire Gaming Control Board Executive Office Internet Gaming and Internet Sports Betting Illegal Gaming Press Release 06 June 2024

Media Contact:

Public Information Officer

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

© Public Gaming Research Institute. All rights reserved.