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Michigan bill bets on legalizing internet gambling

Michigan legislators are betting that online gambling could be a windfall for state coffers, pushing a plan that would legalize, regulate and tax internet gaming sites run by licensed casinos. The Michigan Senate Committee on Regulatory Reform this past week advanced Internet gaming legislation in a 7-1 vote over protests from critics who say the bill poses a legal, fiscal and public safety risk for the state.


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article Michigan Online Gambling Supporters “Cautiously Optimistic”
(Michigan) -- State Senate Majority Leader Mike Kowall (R-District 15) introduced SB 203 earlier this month. If the legislation becomes law, commercial casinos and...


article Thousands calling Michigan Gambling Helpline as state fights addictions
(Michigan) -- More than 526,000 phone calls were placed to Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline since its creation in 1999, according to data obtained by the Newschannel 3...


article Opinion: Snyder effort would hurt Tribe, Mt. Pleasant
(Michigan) -- The Hannahville Indian Community operates the Island Resort & Casino in Harris Township in Menominee County and is one of the eight Indian Tribes who...


article Michigan lawmaker 'cautiously optimistic' online casinos will be legalized
(Michigan) -- It appears there is momentum in the Michigan Legislature to give you the opportunity to legally gamble on casino games on your phone or from the comforts...


article State reaches agreement with Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community on gaming compact
(Michigan) -- An agreement has been reached between an Upper Michigan Native American tribe and the state of Michigan, pending judicial approval.
article Craig Currier — The worst form of gambling continues growing
(Michigan) -- I heard an ad on the radio the other day that the Mega Millions lottery jackpot had climbed to nearly $100 million and since I was headed to the gas...


article Michigan bill bets on legalizing internet gambling
(Michigan) -- Michigan legislators are betting that online gambling could be a windfall for state coffers, pushing a plan that would legalize, regulate and tax internet...


article Online gambling could be coming to Michigan
(Michigan) -- Bills that would legalize internet gambling in Michigan have cleared a Senate committee and are headed to the full Senate. The proposal would leave it up...


article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Clears Senate Committee But a Third of Tribes are Opposed
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s online gambling bill was approved 7-1 to at a hearing of the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on Wednesday and will proceed to the...
article Tribes main concern at Michigan online gambling hearing
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s latest online gambling bill is headed for the state senate floor after a committee overwhelmingly approved the measure.


article Michigan Online Gambling Hearing Live Blog March 8
(Michigan) -- US Poker will post continuous updates of today’s hearing in Michigan where, among other things, a Senate committee will discuss online gambling...
article Michigan Senate Regulatory Reform Committee passes online gambling bill
(Michigan) -- Michigan's Senate Regulatory Reform Committee today held a hearing to discuss the latest in online gambling legislation. Senate Bill 203 – The...


article Michigan attempts again to legislate online gambling
(Michigan) -- State Senator Mike Kowall introduced alongside five colleagues SB 203, which would authorise online gambling within Michigan borders.


article A First Look At Michigan’s New Online Gambling Bill Shows It Is Friendly To Casinos
(Michigan) -- New online gambling legislation emerged in Michigan on Wednesday. With the introduction of a series of bills, Michigan became the sixth state to introduce...
article Michigan online gambling legislation faces uphill slog
(Michigan) -- Michigan legislators are lining up for another run at authorizing online gambling within state borders in 2017, but their path is anything but clear....


article Michigan To Take Another Swing At Online Gambling Legalization With New Bills
(Michigan) -- Michigan is back in the game for the possible legalization of online gambling, with a hearing on legislation reportedly slated for next week. The stirrings...


article MGCB Criticized by Michigan’s Auditor General
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has been criticized by the state’s Office Of The Auditor General for failing to ensure that casino staff...


article Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M
(Michigan) -- The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has shared $32.1 million in gaming revenues with communities in Michigan, WPBN reported. Under its Class III gaming...


article Misguided Cannibalization Fears Could Derail Michigan’s Online Gambling Efforts
(Michigan) -- A letter obtained by Online Poker Report suggests cannibalization concerns are at least partly responsible for holding up a Michigan online gambling bill....


article Online Gambling Supporters Shift Attention To Michigan As Legislative Clock Winds Down
(Michigan) -- Time has run out on the Pennsylvania legislature, and barring a special session, online gambling legalization is on hold until 2017 in the Keystone State....


article Casino expansions coming to Marquette, Baraga
(Michigan) -- It could be a big couple of year for Ojibwa Casinos in both Baraga and Marquette. General Manager of Ojibwa Casinos, Dan Wren said “We’re...


article Michigan Legislators Still Considering Online Gaming
(Michigan) -- Online casino gaming legislation still is under review in the Michigan legislature. State Senator Mike Kowall said there is “plenty of time”...


article Michigan Online Poker Bill Still In Play For 2016
(Michigan) -- Despite months of inaction, an online gambling bill in Michigan is still on the table for 2016. The office of Michigan Sen. Mike Kowall told Card Player...


article States continue to bet on lotteries, casinos to support schools and services
(Michigan) -- Stop in at any lottery retailer on an evening when jackpots in some of the games are reaching the stratosphere, and there’ll often be people waiting...


article Editorial: ‘Sport of kings’ lost the bet, but not Lansing
(Michigan) -- Maybe horse racing has run its course in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed two bills into law that are expected to make it easier for the state...


article MI Legislation Offers Some Hope for Racing
(Michigan) -- Michigan lawmakers have passed legislation designed to improve the condition of the struggling pari-mutuel horseracing industry. The legislation, which was...


article Michigan online poker bill moves to Senate floor
(Michigan) -- It seems the state of Michigan is one step closer to online poker legalization. Yet another major hurdle was cleared yesterday when the Senate committee...


article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Easily Clears First Committee Vote
(Michigan) -- A bill that would legalize online poker and gambling in Michigan made it past a committee vote in the Senate on Wednesday.


article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Set To Have Hearing
(Michigan) -- The bill in Michigan aiming to legalize and regulate online casino games will have a hearing tomorrow, June 8, at 2 p.m. EST in front of the Senate...


article Kowall On Michigan Online Gambling Bill: “I’m Fairly Confident We Can Get It Done”
(Michigan) -- All eyes were on California, Pennsylvania, and to a lesser extent New York at the start of 2016. Following the surprise introduction of an online gambling...


article BLOG: Questions Arise When Wife of Michigan iPoker Bill Sponsor Is Shown to be Working for Amaya Lobbying Firm
(Michigan) -- Michigan iPoker has been on track to become a reality ever since State Senator Mike Kowall (R-15th) presented SB 889 to the state’s senate two months...


article Good Or Bad Odds For Michigan Online Gambling: It Depends On Who You Believe
(Michigan) -- Michigan could have a good chance of passing online gambling this year. Or not. Two different reports this week painted vastly different pictures of the...


article Michigan Holds Hearing on Online Gambling Bill
(Michigan) -- Last week, the Michigan Regulatory Reform Committee met to discuss the online gambling bill introduced a few weeks ago by State Senator Mike Kowall. Kowall...


article Michigan Hearing Raises The Question: Is Action On Online Gambling Coming This Year Or Next?
(Michigan) -- On Wednesday, the Michigan Senate Regulatory Reform Committee held an informational hearing to discuss State Senator Mike Kowall’s online gambling...


article Michigan legislators either impressed or bored by online gambling testimony
(Michigan) -- Wednesday saw Michigan politicians hold their first hearing into legislation that would authorize online casino and poker operations by the state’s...
article Michigan Online Gambling Hearing: Live Reporting, May 4
(Michigan) -- US Poker will post continuous updates of today’s hearing in front of the Michigan Regulatory Reform Committee that will take place at 2 p.m. EST. The...


article Michigan To Hold Online Poker Hearing
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Senate’s Regulatory Reform Committee has planned an online poker hearing for Wednesday, May 4, less than a month after the bill was...
article Michigan Continues Sprint To Online Gambling With May 4th Committee Hearing
(Michigan) -- The Regulatory Reform Committee in the Michigan Senate will hold a hearing on May 4 to discuss two gambling bills submitted by Senator Mike Kowall (R). SB...


article This is how the casino money will be distributed
(Michigan) -- Harper Creek Community Schools will receive the largest portion of FireKeepers Casino Hotel's annual slot-machine revenue that is doled out to local...


article Michigan legislators introduce bill to legalize online casino and poker games
(Michigan) -- Gaming analysts were expecting either California or Pennsylvania to become the fourth state in the U.S to legalize online gambling but that hasn’t...
article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Looks to International Liquidity Sharing
(Michigan) -- A Michigan online gambling bill presented Friday might one day permit the state’s poker players to play in international liquidity pools. While all...


article Jan Corey Arnett: Imagine the possibilities
(Michigan) -- Have you ever challenged your own thinking, or that of others, by asking “What if” questions? Children are creative at this process: What if...


article Beating the odds
(Michigan) -- Thousands of people visit Michigan casinos every day as a form of entertainment and socializing, with no severe impact on their lives.


article FLETCHER: Texas Hold-‘em on the Flint? It could happen
(Michigan) -- Among the several squawkers who regularly air their pet gripes in this newspaper’s Squawkbox feature is one who frequently espouses the idea of...


article Feeling Lucky? State-Run Gambling Hits Record High in 2014
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Lottery set a record in 2014 with $2.6 billion in ticket sales, up 25 percent since 2005. People are spending more than ever on Michigan...


article Owner of derelict Pontiac Silverdome eyes casino development in Canada
(Michigan) -- Triple Properties, the Toronto-based development company run by Andreas Apostolopoulos and his son, Steve Apostolopoulos, which bought the vacant Pontiac...


article Let's get the Indian casino in Fruitport going before it's too late: editorial
(Michigan) -- All attending the federal public hearing last month on the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians plans for a casino in Fruitport Township must have gone away...


article Caller makes bomb threat to Casino
(Michigan) -- A desk worker confirmed there was a bomb threat at the Leelanau Sands Casino Sunday night.


article Four Winds Casino warns of data breach
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casino is warning patrons of a data breach that occurred at its locations in New Buffalo, Dowagiac and Hartford.


article Sales tax revenue continues torrid pace in Huron County
(Michigan) -- Roland Tkach, county auditor, was happy to release the new batch of numbers. “Sales tax is steady from the spending in July,” he said.


article LRSB police request stalemate continues
(Michigan) -- The hoped-for compromise on requests for police reimbursements failed to materialize during an Oct. 20 special meeting of the Pokagon-New Buffalo Area...


article New casino under discussion in Mackinaw City
(Michigan) -- The former site of the Thunder Falls Water Park is currently being looked at as the place for a new casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan.


article State shutters charity gambling at Grand Ledge golf course
(Michigan) -- The state has accused the owners of a Grand Ledge golf course of acting “like a casino” and accepting money for hosting charity gaming parties...


article State Senator Looking Into Lottery Online Gaming
(Michigan) -- MIRS News is reporting that state Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Rick Jones is looking into shutting down the Michigan Lottery's online gaming...


article Opinion: Indian-state gaming rift must be resolved
(Michigan) -- Michigan has grown to rely on payments from Indian gaming operations to fund economic development programs. So when a tribe turns off the tap because of a...


article Horse Racing Unlikely To Return To Jackson
(Michigan) -- It looks like a horse-racing comeback at the Jackson County Fairgrounds is just pie in the sky. We talked to the county administrator Thursday, who says...


article Michigan Gaming Control Board Releases Detroit Casino Revenues for May, 2015
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB” or “Board”) released the May, 2015 total adjusted revenue figures for the three Detroit...


article Bold Kewadin Lansing Casino plan awaits judge’s ruling
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe’s plans for a $245 million, 125,000-square foot downtown casino aren’t dead, despite an ongoing legal...


article Casino to break ground on expansion
(Michigan) -- A northern Michigan casino resort is getting ready to break-ground on a new expansion and remodeling project.


article As wagers fall, horse owners, tracks seek help from state
(Michigan) -- The horse racing industry statistics show why the tracks and horse owners want help from Lansing: The financial and breeding data paints a bleak picture...
article Michigan's horse-racing industry looks to track down profits
(Michigan) -- Michigan's horse racing industry is at odds with itself as it scrambles to find new revenue to survive. The state's two remaining tracks -- Hazel...


article Hazel Park Raceway slashes losses with live thoroughbred races, but still losing money
(Michigan) -- A wild mix of mint julep-swilling suburbanites, bikers, hipsters, frat boys, cowboys, businessmen, women in elaborate hats and every other colorful...


article Little River Casino manager departs after paving way for proposed Muskegon County location
(Michigan) -- Little River Casino Resort General Manager Wendell Long will be leaving the resort at the end of April, The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians announced...


article Our View: Casino could provide boost for our area
(Michigan) -- Undoubtedly, this plan will be met with resistance, and that is unfortunate. We understand that not everyone is a fan of casinos, and we recognize that...


article The economic impact of casinos in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Michigan's casino gaming industry generated almost $3 billion in economic impact and created more than 17,000 direct and spin-off jobs in a recent year...


article Detroit casinos set pace for growth
(Michigan) -- Revenue at the three Detroit casinos improved solidly from the year before, due in part to better weather conditions and an additional gaming day.


article Tim Skubick: Michigan Lottery's quiet roll-out of online gaming
(Michigan) -- It’s a good bet that if somebody offered you $10,000 you’d never pick the state lottery czar out of a line-up. Unless you’re a relative...


article Skubick: Internet Lottery Sales Quietly Taking Off
(Michigan) -- The state lottery has quietly launched Internet lottery sales which means instead of going to your local store for tickets, you can purchase off your...


article Michigan Gaming Control Board Releases Year End Detroit Casino Revenues for 2014
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB” or “Board”) released the December, 2014 total adjusted revenue figures for the three...


article Racing officials ponder whether bets off at Sports Creek Raceway is a negotiation tactic
(Michigan) -- The executive director of the Harness Horsemens Association says he wonders whether Sports Creek Raceway's state gaming license lapsed New Year's...


article Gaming industry study: Casinos create 17K jobs in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Michigan's casino gaming industry generated almost $3 billion in economic impact and created more than 17,000 direct and spin-off jobs in a recent year...


article Michigan doesn't gamble on slot machine standards
(Michigan) -- Chris Adams and his colleagues don't have a typical state of Michigan office job. They get paid to play slot machines. While slot players at Detroit...


article Michigan Charity Groups Satisfied with 50% Profits
(Michigan) -- The gaming regulators in Michigan are trying to convince charity groups to accept larger shares of charity poker profits. One might think that charity...


article Those multiline, multi-coin slot machines are bad news
(Michigan) -- QUESTION: What are your thoughts on nickel multiline, multi-coin machines? Do they induce play more than the older machines? Is the return the same as...


article Gun Lake Tribe Claims New Federal Law Stops David Patchak Litigation Cold
(Michigan) -- Perhaps the final hurdle has been cleared for the existence of the Gun Lake Casino.This past Friday, President Obama signed a number of bills into law,...


article Michigan Gaming Control Board Releases Detroit Casino Revenues for August, 2014
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB” or “Board”) released the August, 2014 total adjusted revenue figures for the three...


article Pokagon Band sends fewer casino revenues to community fund
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is sharing fewer casino revenues with a community fund that warns it could run out of money a year from now.


article Feedback: Sault Tribe report missed several points
(Michigan) -- A Free Press story last month about our proposed casino in Huron Township correctly noted our legal right to take the land into trust for the benefit of...
article Sources: Soaring Eagle dismisses top boss
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort CEO Wendy Reeve was dismissed earlier this week from the top post overseeing all gaming and hospitality functions for the...


article Editorial: Courts should uphold limits on Indian casinos
(Michigan) -- If the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians gets its way, two new casinos will be constructed in southeast Michigan — in Lansing and in Huron...


article Michigan judge blocks new rules for charitable gambling
(Michigan) -- Operators of Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events are claiming a “significant win” after a judge barred Michigan from enforcing rules...


article Soo Tribe casino partner was developer behind failed racetrack
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wants to build an off-reservation casino in partnership with a developer of a failed racetrack. Jerry...


article Developer of failed horse track wants to open casino near Metro Airport
(Michigan) -- Banking executive Jerry Campbell — the developer of the failed $50-million Pinnacle Race Course who walked away from its $2.5-million tax bill four...


article State suspends license of Lansing charity poker game supplier
(Michigan) -- The state’s largest charitable gaming supplier systematically and illegally diverted $1.6 million in profits to a Lansing sports bar, a Northville...


article Hazel Park's new run at success includes microbrewery
(Michigan) -- The reintroduction of thoroughbred racing at Hazel Park Raceway this year after a 30-year absence is predicted by the track's management to reverse a...


article OP/ED: Casino is not politics; it's puppetry
(Michigan) -- If another casino opens anywhere in Michigan, it should be in Port Huron. While I embrace this opinion, it did not originate with me.


article U.P. tribe plans casinos near Detroit Metro Airport, Lansing
(Michigan) -- An Upper Peninsula American Indian tribe is moving forward with proposals to build two casinos in Michigan — including one near Detroit Metro Airport...
article The Winds At His Back
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casino COO Matt Harkness looks to strengthen the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians gaming brand throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Matt...


article Mike Connell: Kioskance's legacy affects casino question
(Michigan) -- If a tribal casino ever opens in Port Huron — and I wouldn’t wager on it — a good name for it might be The Kioskance. Kioskance, or Young...


article Huron Township supervisor says casino proposal has merit
(Michigan) -- A proposal by a Native American tribe to build a casino at Sibley Road and I-275 could have some positive benefits for the township, Supervisor David Glaab...


article Michigan drops appeal in Soo Tribe off-reservation casino case
(Michigan) -- Facing another defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Michigan has withdrawn its appeal in an off-reservation gaming case.
article Editorial: Snyder can grant city's casino wish
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court neither ended nor sanctioned Port Huron’s casino quest. Now it’s time for the governor to grant the city’s wish.


article See which municipalities and schools received money from Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe last week distributed more than $2.6 million to area municipalities and school districts as part of its bi-annual 2...


article Local units of government, schools receive 2 percent grants
(Michigan) -- A spirit of gratitude filled the Saganing Tribal Center during the Saginaw-Chippewa Indian Tribe’s 2 percent revenue distribution May 30. The tribe...
article Snyder can grant city's casino wish
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court neither ended nor sanctioned Port Huron’s casino quest. Now it’s time for the governor to grant the city’s wish....
article Editorial Roundup: High court restores casino hopes
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court might not have given a green light to the casino plans of the Bay Mills Indian Community. But the court clearly kept them alive. In...
article Thoroughbred racing is back in Hazel Park
(Michigan) -- Renovations are going on at Hazel Park Raceway to prepare for a change in the type of horse races they will have.


article Turning to Michigan casinos to help collect unpaid child support
(Michigan) -- In the future, parents who fail to pay their child support might be risking more at Michigan casinos than they realize.
article Can't get no satisfaction? Play the lottery!
(Michigan) -- Unless you are a direct descendant of Rip Van Winkle, you know that our hometown of Detroit is mired in the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. As a crack...


article New Michigan charity poker rules going into effect
(Michigan) -- New rules are cutting charity poker games in Michigan from being played 7 days a week to only 4, and hundreds of small charities around Michigan say it...


article Proposal would draft casinos into collecting child support
(Michigan) -- Deadbeat Dads and Moms beware. The Michigan House has approved a bill that would turn the state’s licensed Casinos into an extension of the Friend of...


article Michigan charitable gambling rules take effect
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board on Wednesday put into place rules reining in Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events that regulators say have run amok...


article Taking one step closer
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council approved a letter of intent to buy the Baraga Lakeside Inn from Keweenaw Bay Developers at a meeting on...


article Michigan Senate passes bill easing regulations on charitable gambling
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board intends to put new rules in place in the next week or two that will have a distinct impact on charity gaming by...
article Snyder, lawmakers at odds over charitable gambling after Michigan Senate OKs easing regulations
(Michigan) -- Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers remain at odds over how much to rein in the charitable gambling industry featuring games such as Las Vegas-style poker,...
article Will lawmakers let charitable gaming rules ride?
(Michigan) -- Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan lawmakers aren't seeing eye to eye on reining in the charitable gambling industry, which has seen significant growth...


article Millionaire Party rules changing
(Michigan) -- Proposed new rules on charitable poker, including limiting game nights to 208 annually per location, go into effect May 1 unless a legislative panel files...


article Michigan Gaming Control Board backs off new charity poker rules for now
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board abruptly withdrew its request today to change the rules regulating charity gaming. The board gave no reason during a...


article LETTER: Gov. chooses casinos over charities
(Michigan) -- Last week, The Detroit News posted a letter from the Michigan Gaming Control Executive Director Rick Kalm (“Why Michigan is fighting ‘...


article Letter: Why Michigan is fighting 'charitable' gaming
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board has undertaken efforts to bring some order to what is often called “charitable gaming” or “millionaire...


article Fred Dakota Founded Native American Casinos — In A U.P. Garage
(Michigan) -- Classic read, from the archive of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. With his unemployment about to run out and five kids to feed, Fred Dakota...


article Correction-- Greektown Holdings, L.L.C.
(Michigan) -- In the news release, Greektown Holdings, L.L.C. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results, issued 14-Feb-2014 by Greektown Holdings, L.L....


article Letter: Casino doesn't show flip side of coin
(Michigan) -- The Firekeeper’s Casino is proud to brag about the positive impact it has had on the community. It has provided many full and part-time jobs as well...


article Falling casino revenue could cost Detroit $10M a year
(Detroit) -- The city of Detroit stands to lose about $10 million a year in gaming taxes as revenue at Detroit’s three casinos fell by 4.7 percent last year, the...
article Gambling revenue at heart of Detroit's dilemmas, new and old
(Detroit) -- For Detroit, the road in and out of U.S. bankruptcy court is paved with casino money. An economic lifeline, wagering tax revenue from the city's three...
article Gambling revenues plummet in 2013 at Detroit's 3 casinos
(Detroit) -- Gambling revenues at Detroit’s three casinos experienced their biggest year-over-year drop in 2013, according to figures released today by the...


article FireKeepers Casino Hits $200M Mark in Wages and Benefits
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi's FireKeepers Casino Hotel has reached a financial milestone. Since its August 2009 opening, the Battle...


article Detroit Casinos’ November Revenues Decrease from Same Month Last Year
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for November 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan...


article OP/ED: Tribal casinos pay off for Michigan
(Michigan) -- For too long, Native American tribes have gone without opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The Detroit News’ Dec. 16 Editorial,...


article Lower casino revenues could mean dwindling jackpot for Detroit
(Detroit) -- The City of Detroit’s financial lifeline for its bankruptcy restructuring — tens of millions in annual taxes from casino gambling — has...


article Editorial: Make state casino gamble worthwhile
(Michigan) -- For too long, Michigan has gone without any revenue from its tribal casinos. The state must navigate a way to continue reaping profits from Detroit’s...


article Michigan tracks, horsemen agree on plan to return Thoroughbred racing to the Detroit area
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has agreed to move Thoroughbred and mixed-breed racing next year to Detroit-area...


article Tribes Holding All The Aces In Michigan Compact Talks [sub req'd]
(Michigan) -- Negotiations on new casino compacts between Michigan lawmakers and six American Indian tribes will likely continue for months, if not years, beyond last...


article Michigan Lottery pursues online sales; retailers surprised, concerned
(Michigan) -- By this time next year, Michigan residents will have the ability to gamble online or on their smartphones through the Michigan Lottery, despite the...


article Casino deals with 6 Mich. tribes may end today
(Michigan) -- But, at least initially, nothing changes. People will continue gambling and working at the 14 casinos in central and northern Michigan with expired deals....


article Casino deals with 6 Michigan tribes end Saturday
(Michigan) -- Deals struck 20 years ago to open the first American Indian casinos in Michigan will expire Saturday. Nothing will change immediately. It could be months,...
article Casino gambling won't stop this weekend, despite the expiration of some tribal gaming compacts
(Michigan) -- Casinos operated by six Native American tribes in Michigan will continue to operate even though the gaming compacts that allow them expire this weekend....


article Tribes in Michigan continue Class III compact negotiations
(Michigan) -- Six tribes continue to engage in Class III gaming compact negotiations with the state of Michigan.


article Michigan casino update: State, tribes in negotiations on revenue sharing, off-reservation gaming
(Michigan) -- Millions of dollars in casino revenue sharing and the ability for tribes to open off-reservation casinos could be at play as the state negotiates new...


article Compact negotiations under way
(Michigan) -- Compact negotiations are under way between the state, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and five other tribes in Michigan. The compact between the state...
article Six Michigan tribes in Class III gaming compact negotiations
(Michigan) -- Six tribes are in Class III gaming compact negotiations with the state of Michigan. The compacts are due to expire on November 30. They were originally...


article Michigan Indian tribes negotiate new gaming compact with state
(Michigan) -- Millions of dollars for the state and local communities where American Indian casinos are located are at stake as six tribes operating 14 gaming halls...
article Revenue sharing for state, local communities key in new tribal compact negotiations
(Michigan) -- Millions of dollars for the state and local communities where Native American casinos are located are at stake as six tribes operating 14 gaming halls...


article Deadline looms for major gaming compact between the state of Michigan and tribal governments
(Michigan) -- A big deadline looms on November 30th that may affect the state’s casino industry.


article Gambling rules hit sour note for band
(Michigan) -- Michigan nonprofits like high school band booster clubs, veterans groups and community service organizations earn about $17 million each year through...


article Detroit Casinos' October Revenues Decrease From Same Month Last Year: Michigan Gaming Control Board Releases October 2013 Revenue Data
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board ("MGCB") released the revenue and wagering tax data for October 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial...


article Detroit's casinos report lower revenue in October
(Detroit) -- It is shaping up as a down year for Detroit’s three casinos. Total revenue in October at MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel and Greektown...


article Ohio casinos draw money away from Michigan gaming
(Detroit) -- Detroit's three casinos are reporting a decline in revenue as Ohio's gambling market draws business and gamblers spend less. The Michigan Gaming...


article Detroit casinos could post biggest annual revenue drop ever
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s three casinos are on track to post their biggest year-over-year decline since they opened in 2001, as Ohio’s gaming market continues...


article Detroit Casinos’ September Revenues Decrease From Same Month Last Year
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board ("MGCB") released the revenue and wagering tax data for September 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan,...
article Crackdown On Charity Poker Rooms Brings Backlash
(Michigan) -- Explosive growth in the popularity of poker has helped Michigan's charities, churches and civic groups stay afloat at a time of dwindling donations...


article Michigan charities fight to save poker rooms from new regulations
(Michigan) -- A lively crowd of nonprofit organization members and charity poker advocates gathered at the state Capitol to express their opposition to proposed...
article Michigan proposes crackdown on charity poker as games explode into 'a racket'
(Michigan) -- Players hoping to pony up to a poker table might be looking at a bust if proposed rules that would limit the venues for charitable gaming and increase...


article Gaming compacts mark 20 years
(Michigan) -- The 20th anniversary of the signing of the first gaming compacts between the state of Michigan and Native American Tribes passed quietly last week, and...


article Michigan draws thin in new, high-stakes Indian casino tax negotiations
(Michigan) -- After 20 years of legalized Indian casino gambling in Michigan, the state is trying to claw back a piece of the action from six tribes as high-stakes talks...
article State seeks tighter oversight of Indian casinos’ local revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- Since Indian casino gambling in Michigan began in 1994, seven tribes have doled out more than $200 million in communities surrounding their casinos.


article State gaming control board OKs license renewal for Detroit's three casinos
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board voted to renew licenses for each of Detroit's three casinos, after asking for an update on Greektown Casino-Hotel'...
article Pokagon Fund discussions pending
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band Tribal Council cancelled a discussion it had planned for Monday, Aug. 12, of proposed amendments to The Pokagon Fund.
article Former Blue Chip Casino owner killed in bike accident
(Michigan) -- The former owner of Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City was killed when hit by a car on his bicycle near New Buffalo. Kevin Flynn, 46, was riding a bicycle...
article Former Blue Chip Casino owner killed in Harbert bicycling accident
(Michigan) -- Kevin Flynn, 44, a prominent Chicago businessman with a vacation home near Harbert, was killed Monday, Aug. 12, when his bicycle was hit by a car on Three...


article Out of patience: Muskegon City Commission can't wait for Indian casino to develop Harbor 31
(Michigan) -- About 15 minutes of an hour discussion on the financial problems with the Harbor 31 SmartZone business park went by before Muskegon city commissioners...
article How FireKeepers Casino is helping to heat up Battle Creek as an entertainment destination
(Michigan) -- Battle Creek could very well be Maximus Decimus Meridius from "Gladiator", and shout out, "Are you not entertained!?" Entertainment is...


article A Fund Divided: Proposed changes to Pokagon Fund operations spark debate
(Michigan) -- A battle is brewing over control of The Pokagon Fund (TPF), the non-profit foundation which has granted more than $16 million to local governments,...


article Detroit Casinos’ May Revenues Decrease from Same Month Last Year
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for May 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial...


article KBIC 'appalled' by Snyder casino refusal
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is "appalled" by Gov. Rick Snyder's refusal to allow the tribe to relocate its Marquette County casino to...


article KBIC appalled by Gov. Snyder's casino decision
(Michigan) -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community says it is "appalled" by Governor Snyder's decision to reject the tribe's casino relocation proposal.


article Snyder casino refusal linked to Marquette-area gas station
(Michigan) -- In exchange for approving the proposed relocation of a local tribal casino, Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to alter plans to...


article Gov. Snyder says no to KBIC casino at former Marquette County Airport
(Michigan) -- Gov. Rick Snyder has declined to concur with a proposal for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to relocate one of its casinos to the former Marquette County...
article Snyder says ‘no’ to casino at old airport
(Michigan) -- Citing a desire to reach a broader tribal agreement, Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday rejected a Keweenaw Bay Indian Community proposal to relocate one of its...


article Sault Ste. Marie Tribe asks 6th Circuit to lift casino injunction
(Michigan) -- Briefing continues in an off-reservation gaming dispute between he Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the state of Michigan.
article Governor Snyder issues decision on KBIC casino relocation
(Michigan) -- Governor Snyder has not approved the proposed move of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community's Chocolay Township casino to the old Marquette County Airport...


article Mascot complaint dismissed by feds
(Michigan) -- A complaint by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) seeking to end the use of Native American mascots and images in state public schools has been...


article Detroit casinos feeling pressure from south of the border
(Michigan) -- All three Detroit casinos posted a decline in revenues from March to April, as new casinos in Ohio have begun to chip away at some of their customer base.


article Detroit casino revenues drops 2.7% in April
(Detroit) -- Revenue at Detroit's three casinos fell 2.7 percent in April as new Ohio gaming halls continue to pull revenue from the metro Detroit area, according to...


article Gambling revenues rise nationally, fall slightly for Detroit's casinos
(Michigan) -- Gambling revenues grew 5% last year for the country’s non-tribal casinos but fell slightly at Detroit’s three casinos amid new Ohio competition...


article Michigan eyes online lottery project
(Michigan) -- In the United States, the Governor for the state of Michigan, Rick Snyder, has requested three million dollars in funding from the next budget for the...


article E-Lottery: Snyder Wants To Put Wagering Just A Click Away
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Lottery will sell tickets online next year -- unless legislative critics block that. A showdown between Gov. Rick Snyder and opponents of...
article Governor requests money for online lottery
(Michigan) -- People who play the Michigan Lottery could start buying tickets on the Internet and possibly playing lottery games online as early as next year. Lottery...


article Michigan Lottery eyes Internet despite opposition
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Lottery sees the Internet as its new frontier for business, where more tickets can be sold and games can be played to ultimately pump more...


article Four Winds Casino Dowagiac to open Tuesday; gaming facility is third for Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
(Michigan) -- Members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will opens their third gaming facility in Southwest Michigan at noon on Tuesday (April 30) -- Four Winds...
article Mackinaw City council listens to opinions on proposed casino
(Michigan) -- Those for and against a casino proposed by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians had their say Tuesday in Mackinaw City.
article Odawa casino plan below Mackinac Bridge gets mixed public reaction
(Michigan) -- Resident opinions were split Tuesday on whether to allow a new $26 million casino below the Mackinac Bridge to be built in the village of Mackinaw City.
article Detroit Casinos’ March Revenues Slightly Decrease from Same Month Last Year
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for March 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial...


article Gilbert casino move may set battle for hometown branding
(Detroit) -- Competition is expected to heat up between Detroit's two hometown-style casinos with Dan Gilbert's recent purchase of the majority share of...


article Online gambling bill supported by Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, state representatives because of ‘dangerous’ nature
(Michigan) -- A bill supported by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and state Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, would prevent the Michigan Lottery from expanding...


article State board approves Gilbert's purchase of Greektown Casino
(Detroit) -- Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert received state regulatory approval today to buy Detroit’s No. 3 casino. In two unanimous votes, the Michigan Gaming...


article Michigan board OKs Gilbert takeover of Greektown
(Detroit) -- Michigan gambling regulators have approved the sale of Detroit's Greektown casino to Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans owner Dan Gilbert.
article State board approves Gilbert's purchase of Greektown Casino
(Detroit) -- Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert received state regulatory approval today to buy Detroit’s No. 3 casino. In two unanimous votes, the Michigan Gaming...
article With Greektown deal, Gilbert envisions vibrant downtown district
(Detroit) -- Restaurant and shop owners in Greektown are hopeful businessman Dan Gilbert can help revitalize the historic neighborhood as he becomes majority owner of...


article Detroit Casinos’ February Revenues Decrease from Same Month Last Year
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for February 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan,...


article OP/ED: Gambling's hope not so bright today
(Detroit) -- For years, critics warned that Michigan’s casino market had its limits. Detroit’s three gaming facilities offer the proof. The city’s...


article State ready to gamble on Internet lottery
(Michigan) -- Michigan's thousands of lottery retailers soon could see a new competitor on their ticket-selling turf: iLottery. The Snyder administration plans to...


article Michigan Department of Civil Rights seeks to ban American Indian mascots, says it negatively impacts student achievement
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) filed a complaint Friday with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR), asking the...
article State asks for end to Indian mascots
(Michigan) -- The state of Michigan wants the federal government to step in and end the use of most American Indian mascots and images by the state’s schools.


article Pokagon Band: A $35 Million Economic Force
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians contributed $35 million to the regional economy in 2012, in addition to its annual payments to the State of Michigan...


article New bets are off at horse racing tracks
(Michigan) -- Lawmakers and horse track owners are scrambling to find common ground with Gov. Rick Snyder after he blocked a new form of wagering they hoped would...


article Michigan Racing Bill Dies On Governor’s Desk [sub req'd]
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s governor has elected not to sign legislation authorizing instant racing machines at racetracks, citing state constitutional concerns....
article Mount Pleasant Meadows feeling 'booted out' after pocket-veto of gambling bill
(Michigan) -- Midland resident Ray Poirier prefers real horses, but he would have given gambling machines a chance had Gov. Rick Snyder not pocket-vetoed legislation...


article Michigan casinos & the 'fiscal cliff'
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s casino industry could face some problems if the nation falls off the ‘fiscal cliff’ at the end of the year. The president and...


article FireKeepers Casino Hotel buys lodging property
(Michigan) -- Owners of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel say they are buying a nationally branded hotel right next to the casino to diversify its business.


article Snyder delays decision on casino at old airport
(Michigan) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted Gov. Rick Snyder a six-month extension to decide whether the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community can move its Ojibwa II...


article Gaming official: Detroit's casinos must change to remain competitive
(Detroit) -- Detroit's three casinos will continue to lose revenue due to competition from new casinos in nearby Ohio, Indiana and Illinois unless it moves quickly...


article Casino could be in township’s future
(Michigan) -- It’s still a long way off, but a casino is one step closer to reality after the Board of Trustees approved two agreements Nov. 7 with the Sault Ste....


article FireKeepers Casino announces hotel opening date
(Michigan) -- The FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek will open its hotel December 12th for an opening date of 12-12-12. The casino has been open for a little over three...


article Latest debate over gambling in Michigan tied to proposal at horse racing tracks
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s horse racing industry has been in decline for decades, overshadowed by casinos and other forms of gambling that have become more prominent...


article Letter: Casinos should be a great way to boost our economy
(Michigan) -- While at FireKeepers Casino the other day, I decided a good way to create jobs throughout the United States would be to construct many more casinos. This...


article Michigan Voters Have Lots of Decisions to Make On Election Day; Expanding Gaming Won’t Be One of Them
(Michigan) -- Several states this Election Day will consider expanding their gaming industries, but voters in Michigan, where the American Indian vote tops one percent...


article Opponents spend $2 million to keep casinos off ballot
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos and other opponents of a ballot proposal to authorize eight new casinos in Michigan poured nearly $2 million collectively into...


article Casino groups spent $5 million on now-dead ballot proposal; more expenses to come
(Michigan) -- Backers and opponents of the now-dead casino ballot proposal have so far spent more than $5 million on a measure that never made it to the voters.


article Casino ballot proposal will not appear on Nov. ballot
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the challenged ballot proposal that would allow construction of eight new Michigan casinos will not appear...

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