Michigan State Rep. Brandt Iden has received an honorary American Gambling Award for his extraordinary efforts in legalizing sports betting, online poker, and online casino gaming throughout the state in 2019

The American Gambling Awards recognize the companies and individuals making outstanding contributions to the growth of the regulated online gambling industry in the US. Iden is the latest recipient of the Golden Eagle trophy, presented by Gambling.com.

“Michigan Representative Brandt Iden has been one of the strongest and most vocal pro-gaming legislators in the country, and it was his feat of championing a successful all-encompassing gaming bill into law that truly set him apart over the last year. For his successful efforts to bring sports betting and online gaming into the 21st century and set an example for states all over the country, Gambling.com is proud to award an Honorary 2020 Golden Eagle to Representative Iden,” Charles Gillespie, chief executive of Gambling.com, said.

“It is truly a fantastic honor to be the receipt of this year’s honorary Golden Eagle Award and have Michigan’s iGaming policy recognized by Gambling.com. I would like to thank my staff, colleagues, the governor of our great state of Michigan and the industry advocates who spent thousands of hours and over four years of hard work helping to make this policy a reality,” Iden said.

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