12Mar Rep. Hall, Barry Sanders first to place in-person sports wagers at MotorCity Casino Categories: Hall News,News Sports betting now in full swing across Michigan State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today joined Detroit Lions Legend Barry Sanders in being the first two people to place a sports wager at MotorCity Casino as in-person sports betting is now in full swing in Michigan. Before kicking off the action, Hall participated in the MotorCity Casino ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hall’s plan legalizing sports betting in Michigan and installing important consumer protections was signed into law in December 2019. The legislation was Rep. Hall’s first bill to be signed into law since being elected to serve the 63rd House District as state representative. The first-term lawmaker said his bet was on the Detroit Lions winning Super Bowl LV, while Sanders placed his bet on the Detroit Tigers winning the 2020 World Series.