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Michigan Lottery pursues online sales; retailers surprised, concerned

By this time next year, Michigan residents will have the ability to gamble online or on their smartphones through the Michigan Lottery, despite the Legislature denying funding for the new endeavor and local retailers raising concerns.

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7/12/2018

article Island Resort opens Sage Run on Sweetgrass anniversary
(Michigan) -- It was 10 years ago that the Island Resort & Casino, located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula just outside of Escanaba, developed the award-...

7/11/2018

article Arenac County Casino Expansion Project On Schedule
(Michigan) -- It’s been 10 years in planning, but the first major expansion of the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino reaches a half way milestone. Construction crews...

6/27/2018

article Michigan lawmakers adjourn without passing sports betting law
(Michigan) -- Michigan adjourned its legislative session this week without legalising sports betting, but there's still hope for the bill to become law by the end of...
article Michigan Lawmakers Adjourn Without Passing Sports Betting Legislation
(Michigan) -- While lawmakers in Michigan tried to pass sports betting legislation before the summer session came to an end, the legislature adjourned without a bill...

6/25/2018

article Michigan Adjourns Without Sports Betting Law, But Made Progress
(Michigan) -- The state of Michigan ended its attempt to legalize sports betting before the start of the NFL season last week, when the state legislature went on its...

6/18/2018

article Michigan lower house paves way for legal online gambling
(Michigan) -- The lower house of the Michigan state legislature has passed a bill opening the doors to legalized online gambling and sports betting in the state of 9.9...

6/17/2018

article Michigan moves towards legalizing online gambling
(Michigan) -- Michigan's House of Representatives has voted 68-40 in favour of online gambling bill HB 4926, which paves the way for the Lawful Internet Gaming Act....

6/15/2018

article With A Successful Online Lottery, Does MI Really Need Online Casinos?
(Michigan) -- If it looks like Michigan lawmakers are dragging their feet on online gambling, it’s probably because they are. Who could blame them? The...

6/13/2018

article Michigan bill opens door to online gambling, sports bets
(Michigan) -- Bills that have cleared an initial legislative hurdle would legalize online gambling in Michigan and start the process toward possibly also allowing sports...
article Michigan House approves online gambling bill
(Michigan) -- Michigan would legalize online gambling under a bill passed by the state House. Lawmakers voted 68-40 Tuesday night for two main bills to create a Lawful...
article Michigan Sports Betting Passes House, But A Second Bill Is Needed, Sponsor Says
(Michigan) -- Although the Lawful Internet Gaming Act passed by the Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday references sports betting, bill author Rep. Brandt Iden...
article New law could legalize online gambling in Michigan
(Michigan) -- A new law winding its way through Lansing is paving the way for Michigan residents to gamble without having to leave their homes. Just two decades ago, the...

6/12/2018

article Michigan House votes to legalize internet gambling, final passage possible in fall
(Michigan) -- Michiganders could legally gamble online under a bill that passed the House of Representatives Tuesday on a 68-40 vote. The bill would allow people at...
article Michigan Sports Betting And Online Gambling Bill Passes House
(Michigan) -- Michigan has finally taken a major step toward legal online gambling and sports betting. House lawmakers voted to pass the Lawful Internet Gaming Act by a...
article Michigan takes step toward legal online gambling
(Michigan) -- Gamblers in Michigan would be able to play and bet on casino games online under bills passed 68-40 by the House on Tuesday night. The bills would allow...

6/9/2018

article Michigan legislature too disjointed for 2018 sports wagering legalization
(Michigan) -- Some states haven’t proffered any legislation regarding sports wagering, and then there is Michigan. The Michigan legislators have out fourth at...
article 5 Lansing women plead guilty in connection with gambling operation out of vacant store
(Michigan) -- Five Lansing women pleaded guilty this week to involvement with an illegal gambling operation out of a storefront in the city. The Michigan Attorney...

6/2/2018

article BLOG: Tribal Concerns Slowing Down Online Gaming Progress in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Earlier this month, State Representative Brandt Iden expressed optimism that his online gambling and sports betting bill would pass in Michigan before the...

5/25/2018

article Is sports betting coming to Michigan?
(Michigan) -- Commercial sports betting may be on the horizon in Michigan. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to override a 26-year-old law that prohibited...

5/17/2018

article Mid-Michigan casinos open to sports gambling
(Michigan) -- Casinos in Mid-Michigan are open to adding a new attraction that focuses on sports. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday, May 14, to overturn the...

5/14/2018

article Revamped Michigan Online Gambling Bill Still Faces The Same Problems
(Michigan) -- After falling off the radar, Michigan has reentered the online gambling conversation, with a new draft of H4926, an online gaming bill.The bill’s sponsor,...

5/13/2018

article BLOG: Stars Aligning For Online Gambling in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Last year, Michigan’s efforts to push through online poker legislation ground to a halt after a bill (HB 4926) introduced by Rep. Brandt Iden got...

5/8/2018

article Michigan Lawmaker On Online Gambling Bill: Goal Is To Pass It Before Summer
(Michigan) -- Today was the day by which Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden expected to get his online gambling and sports betting bill approved by the state’s House of...

5/7/2018

article Michigan Senator seeking support for revised iGaming bill
(Michigan) -- Michigan might be back in the online gambling race after Gambling Compliance chief, Chris Krafcik, tells all that State Senator Rep. Brandt Iden is busy...

5/3/2018

article Michigan Online Casino, Sports Betting Bill Is Coming Out Of Hibernation
(Michigan) -- An online casino, poker and sports betting bill in Michigan is stirring to life. What’s new with Michigan and online gambling? Online Poker Report...

5/1/2018

article Northville Downs sees revenue boost from Hazel Park closure, will run live race season without a break
(Michigan) -- While no headcount is yet available, gamblers from the now-closed Hazel Park Raceway have made their way to Michigan's lone remaining horse track,...

4/30/2018

article Rep. Iden's online gambling bill under fire
(Michigan) -- A bill proposed by Representative Brandt Iden of Oshtemo to legalize online gambling in Michigan is drawing some heavy fire from a state health official,...

4/9/2018

article Michigan's Historic Grand Hotel Opens for 132nd Season on May 4
(Michigan) -- Grand Hotel will open its doors for the 132nd season on Friday, May 4. The 2018 season will debut two newly designed Named Rooms, along with the...

4/6/2018

article Hazel Park horse track closure ‘devastating’
(Michigan) -- The long, twilight struggle for thoroughbred racing in Michigan finally may have ended. Like a lot of owners and breeders and others when they heard...

3/13/2018

article Detroit Casino Revenue Down Compared to Last Year
(Michigan) -- The three Detroit casinos reported $110 million in aggregate revenue during February, a 6.1 percent decline compared with February 2017 results. Year-to-...

2/28/2018

article Bills would reform MI’s online gambling laws
(Michigan) -- A set of bills making its way through Michigan’s legislature will change the rules for gambling online within the state. Current laws say online...

1/27/2018

article Michigan iGaming Bill Adds Sports Betting
(Michigan) -- Three measures that would establish a framework to legalize and regulate online gambling and sports betting recently passed the Michigan House Regulatory...

12/27/2017

article Lawmakers plan to tackle internet gambling in New Year
(Michigan) -- Internet gambling would be regulated under bills recently voted out of a state House committee. The legislation would let casinos and tribal casinos get...

12/26/2017

article Column: Let’s legalize internet gaming
(Michigan) -- The internet and the convenience of mobile devices are changing the way we do everything. We stay in touch with family and friends online. We shop online....

12/22/2017

article State agency launches updated website
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) recently launched an updated website that makes it faster for visitors to access to licensing forms. A new filter...

12/18/2017

article Michigan Moves One Step Closer Toward Legalizing Online Gambling
(Michigan) -- Last week, the Michigan House Committee on Regulatory Reform approved three gaming bills that would allow some forms of online gambling. The bills must now...

12/17/2017

article Casinos stepping up to challenges to lure in new players
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos spent their first decade consistently growing their gaming operations as they became a billion-dollar industry along the...

12/15/2017

article Michigan Online Poker Bill Awaits 2018 Consideration
(Michigan) -- Michigan has a chance to become the fifth US state to legalize online poker, with a set of bills creating a framework for the legalization and regulation...

12/14/2017

article Gaining Support Of Detroit Casinos ‘Big Step’ For Michigan Online Gambling Bill, Lawmaker Says
(Michigan) -- Michigan state Rep. Brandt Iden hoped to get his online gambling bill through the House before the turkeys were stuffed on Thanksgiving. Instead, he...
article Michigan bill now includes sports betting
(Michigan) -- Sports betting could be allowed in Michigan after it was added to a gambling bill that progressed through the state’s legislature on Wednesday. Rep. Brandt...
article Michigan sets its sights on a legalised sports betting future
(Michigan) -- Amendments made to a bill passing through Michagan’s House Regulatory Reform Comittee (HRRC) could potentially see a legalised sports betting market...
article Marquette, Baraga county sites get boost from gaming
(Michigan) -- A proposed underpass project in Marquette Township got a boost from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community with a $25,000 gaming distribution.

12/13/2017

article All Michigan wants for Christmas is online gambling
(Michigan) -- Michigan legislators are making a late run at passing intrastate online gambling legislation but the odds are heavily stacked against this attempt making...
article Michigan Adds Online Sports Betting Language To Gaming Bill
(Michigan) -- A Michigan online gambling bill that advanced on Wednesday now has a sports betting provision in it. Lawmakers in the state advanced Rep. Brandt Iden...

11/17/2017

article Flint man faces felony charges after alleged improper payments at Owosso Poker Room
(Michigan) -- James Russel Johnston Jr. is being charged with violating state charitable gaming laws by requiring a supplier to pay him gambling profits. Johnston was...
article Owosso Poker Room operator arrested for violating gaming laws
(Michigan) -- A 43-year-old Flint man was arraigned Nov. 9 in 66th District Court on felony larceny and charitable gaming law violation charges following an...
article Michigan lottery retailers are getting busted for stealing customers' winning tickets
(Michigan) -- Well, this is one scam we'd never thought of. Some employees at party and grocery stores around Michigan have apparently been collecting winning...

11/11/2017

article Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state of Michigan in 2016
(Michigan) -- Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state and local communities in Michigan last year, according to a new report. Of that amount, $60.4...

11/7/2017

article Native American tribes provided $29.2 million in gaming revenue to local governments
(Michigan) -- A recent report from the Michigan Gaming Control Board reveals how local communities have benefited from Native American gaming operations, with $29.2...

10/24/2017

article Michigan bills would regulate fantasy sports platforms
(Michigan) -- A package of bills making their way through Michigan’s legislature would regulate daily fantasy sports platforms such as FanDuel and DraftKings,...

10/23/2017

article Michigan could approve DFS
(Michigan) -- Michigan State’s legislators could soon approve a new proposal aiming at including daily fantasy sports (DFS) operations in the current gaming law....

10/20/2017

article Michigan bills regulate, make legal daily fantasy sports
(Michigan) -- Michigan lawmakers want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change...

10/9/2017

article Michigan Lawmaker Wants Online Gambling Bill Through House By Thanksgiving
(Michigan) -- State Rep. Brandt Iden wants Michiganders to go to sleep Nov. 23 with bellies full of turkey and happy thoughts about the future prospects of online...

9/27/2017

article Michigan Senator Holds Out Hope An Online Gambling Compromise Can Be Reached
(Michigan) -- Michigan state Sen. Mike Kowall isn’t ready to give up on online gambling just yet. According to GamblingCompliance, the Senate majority floor leader...

9/26/2017

article ‘Very Slow’ Pace Of Michigan iGaming Push To Continue, Says Key Lawmaker [sub req]
(Michigan) -- In Michigan, the sponsor of a closely-watched internet gambling bill said the measure is “progressing” but that the pace of related policy...

9/23/2017

article Michigan Lawmaker Proposes Online Gambling
(Michigan) -- Michigan state Rep. Brandt Iden recently sponsored HB 4296, which would legalize online gambling. At a committee hearing on the bill, Iden said online...

9/22/2017

article Michigan Representative Wants to Legalize Online Gambling
(Michigan) -- Last week, Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden introduced a new bill that would legalize and regulate online gambling. Iden would like to see...

9/19/2017

article Detroit Is Going To Finally Know JACK, The Casino That Is
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel is finally getting the rebranding its owners promised almost 18 months after it was announced. JACK Entertainment...

9/18/2017

article Inside Michigan Online Gambling Bill H4926
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s recent hearing regarding the possible legalization of onlne gambling in the state was accompanied by the introduction of two new Michigan...
article Michigan Online Poker Regulation Still In Play For 2017
(Michigan) -- Michigan lawmakers will continue discussing the merits of regulating online casino games over the internet after a lawmaker introduced a new proposal last...

9/17/2017

article Michigan could become fourth state to legalize online gambling under bill
(Michigan) -- A state lawmaker is hoping that Michigan becomes the fourth state in the nation to make Internet gambling legal. State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Kalamazoo,...

9/14/2017

article Detroit casino revenues fall 4% in August
(Michigan) -- According to data released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), the three operating casinos in Detroit reported an almost 4% drop in revenues...

9/13/2017

article Former AG Cox backs plan to legalize online gambling
(Michigan) -- A new House plan to allow online gambling has the backing of former Attorney General Mike Cox, who testified in support of the bills Wednesday during a...
article Michigan debates new online gambling bill
(Michigan) -- Legislators in the US state of Michigan are debating a new bill which would legalise online gambling in the state. House bill H4926 was submitted by...
article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Sponsor: ‘iGaming Will Become Law At Some Stage’
(Michigan) -- A Michigan bill that would legalize online gambling surfaced quickly this week, and was the subject of a hearing in the state House on Wednesday morning.
article Michigan online gambling hearing promises little progress
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s intrastate online gambling prospects appear dim – at least, for the immediate future – after all three Detroit casinos and at...
article Michigan to discuss new online gambling bill
(Michigan) -- A Michigan House Committee will discuss the newly introduced H 4926 today. The online poker bill was introduced by Michigan state Representative Brandt...

9/12/2017

article Michigan takes another run at online gambling legislation
(Michigan) -- Michigan is making another run at passing online gambling legislation, but whether this latest bill will make any further progress than previous efforts...
article Michigan’s Newest Online Gambling Bill Surfaces In House: A First Look
(Michigan) -- Michigan is officially back in the mix for online gambling. As first reported by the Poker Players Alliance on Monday, Michigan state Rep. Brandt Iden...

9/11/2017

article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Returns To Life With Hearing Slated For This Week
(Michigan) -- The Michigan House appears to be set to look at a new piece of online gambling legislation this week. That’s welcome news in a state where...

8/28/2017

article Michigan Senator Mike Kowall to make another push for online casino legislation
(Michigan) -- Senator Mike Kowall is the champion of the i-gaming regulation in Michigan. It was thanks to him and his efforts that the state joined the number of other...

8/26/2017

article Kowall Reviewing Michigan Online Gaming Bill
(Michigan) -- Michigan state Senator Mike Kowall is reviewing his online gambling measure and will hold meetings on it when legislators return to Lansing. The bill would...

8/6/2017

article ROBLES: Complexities of tribal gaming play out in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Punters visiting the United States may be surprised to find that a dichotomy exists in the American casino market. That is, the land-based casino space is...

8/4/2017

article Complexities of tribal gaming play out in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Punters visiting the United States may be surprised to find that a dichotomy exists in the American casino market. That is, the land-based casino space is...

7/31/2017

article Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision. Chief Frank Cloutier of the Saginaw...

7/29/2017

article Existing casinos lobby to stop six new off-reservation casinos in Michigan
(Michigan) -- A massive fight is brewing to stop six new casinos from opening in Michigan. Three tribes are lobbying to open the casinos in Muskegon, Lansing, Romulus,...

7/21/2017

article Renovation project approved for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
(Michigan) -- A Mid-Michigan casino is about to get some updates. With a vote of 11-0, Tribal Council of The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan has approved a...

7/13/2017

article Debate over online gambling laws for tribes in Michigan continues
(Michigan) -- The legalization of online casinos across the United States is a topic that’s never far from the public eye as various states attempt – and...

7/12/2017

article PALERMO: Tweaking Michigan Online Gambling Bill Doesn’t Resolve Many Of The Legal Problems
(Michigan) -- Proposed changes to a draft Michigan internet gambling bill will not alleviate many of the legal challenges legislators face in trying to mesh state law...

7/10/2017

article Michigan Online Gambling Springs Back To Life Following Changes
(Michigan) -- One state is going from the back burner to the front for online gambling. Michigan was one of a handful states looking at iGaming legislation for 2017. A...

6/30/2017

article Saganing Eagles Landing Casino expansion includes hotel, more slots
(Michigan) -- The nearly 1 million people who patronize Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Standish each year will soon have a room to stay the night.

5/22/2017

article Horse Racing: In Michigan, mobile off-track betting is gaining legislative support
(Michigan) -- In Michigan, a bill that allows pari-mutuel horse racing bets through mobile devices is gaining legislative support, despite opposition from casinos in the...

4/27/2017

article Michigan names GLI as official lab
(Michigan) -- The State of Michigan will be operating its gaming technology under the approval and control of popular Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), due to a...

4/24/2017

article Blue Chip Casino Still Having a Lasting Impact on the Prosperity of the Region
(Michigan) -- Along with being one of the region’s top tourist attractions, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa is a major force for economic success in Michigan...

4/20/2017

article Not So Fast: Michigan Online Gambling Bill Faces Difficult Path To Make Tribes, Casinos Happy
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s proposed Lawful Internet Gaming Act would erode the sovereignty of the state’s 12 American Indian tribes and subject them to...

4/11/2017

article Analysis From Michigan Legislative Agency Slams The Brakes On Online Gambling Talk
(Michigan) -- Several recent articles have mischaracterized Michigan’s efforts to legalize and regulate online gambling as the state seeking to only authorize the...

4/10/2017

article Proposed Michigan Online Gambling Bill Would Only Authorize Internet Betting Inside Land-Based Casinos
(Michigan) -- The proposed Michigan online gambling bill that was introduced in early March by State Senate Majority Leader Mike Kowall (R-District 15) has hit a...
article Michigan Lawmakers Propose Interactive Gaming within Land-Based Casinos Only
(Michigan) -- Michigan lawmakers are in the middle of discussions which aim to pass a new legislation in regard to the regulation of interactive gaming within the...

4/9/2017

article Bill in Michigan Would License Online Casino Gaming and Poker – With A Catch
(Michigan) -- After the U. S. Department of Justice issued their famous dictate in 2011 that the Wire Act of 1961 only applied to sports betting, many thought there...

3/25/2017

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...

3/24/2017

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...

3/23/2017

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...

3/22/2017

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...

3/15/2017

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...

3/13/2017

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...

3/10/2017

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...

3/9/2017

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.

3/8/2017

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...

3/6/2017

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.

3/2/2017

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....

3/1/2017

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...

1/2/2017

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...

12/10/2016

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...

12/5/2016

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....

12/1/2016

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....

11/23/2016

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...

10/26/2016

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”...

10/17/2016

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...

7/16/2016

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...

7/5/2016

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...

6/14/2016

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...

6/12/2016

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...

6/8/2016

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.

6/7/2016

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...

5/18/2016

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...

5/16/2016

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...

5/15/2016

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...

5/10/2016

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...

5/5/2016

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...

5/4/2016

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...

5/3/2016

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...

4/29/2016

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...

4/19/2016

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...

3/27/2016

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...

2/21/2016

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.

1/6/2016

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...

12/2/2015

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...

11/28/2015

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...

11/15/2015

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...

11/8/2015

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

11/7/2015

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.

10/24/2015

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.

10/21/2015

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...

10/9/2015

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.

9/24/2015

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...

9/1/2015

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...

8/23/2015

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...

7/30/2015

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...

6/21/2015

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...

6/18/2015

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...

6/13/2015

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.

5/10/2015

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...

5/4/2015

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...

4/1/2015

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...

3/11/2015

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...

2/25/2015

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...

2/7/2015

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.

1/25/2015

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...

1/22/2015

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...

1/17/2015

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...

1/4/2015

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...

1/2/2015

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...

12/22/2014

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...

10/1/2014

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...

9/30/2014

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...

9/29/2014

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,...

9/14/2014

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...

8/17/2014

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.

8/16/2014

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...

8/15/2014

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...

8/11/2014

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...

7/28/2014

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...

7/27/2014

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...

7/18/2014

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...

7/13/2014

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...

6/28/2014

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.

6/22/2014

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...

6/21/2014

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...

6/20/2014

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...

6/4/2014

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.

6/3/2014

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...

6/2/2014

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.

5/25/2014

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...

5/24/2014

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...

5/22/2014

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...

5/14/2014

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...

5/12/2014

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...

4/25/2014

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...

4/13/2014

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...

3/19/2014

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...

3/18/2014

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 ‘...

3/14/2014

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...

2/17/2014

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...

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