Well just not too long ago I posted an article from the Detroit News about “The State struggles for more control” over all of the charity poker rooms and events going on around the state, if you did not see the article you can read it here: The State struggles for more control. Now it looks like they are going to get it and who knows what else will come out of it. It’s so tough to say or even guess at what the motives are here, but time will tell and when there is more to know I will let you know what I hear.
Here is an excerpt form an article on MLive there will be a link to the full article at the end of the page be sure to check it out and let me know in the comments what you think our state is trying to do with all the Charity Rooms around the state.
By: Dave Murray
LANSING, MI – A state agency will have more oversight over casino-style games run by non-profit groups as fundraisers based on an executive order signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday.
Snyder also signed streamlining law enforcement intelligence units concentrating on Southwest Michigan, according to a release from his office.
Snyder staff members report that the order transfers regulation of “millionaire parties” from the Michigan Bureau of State Lottery’s Charitable Gaming Division to the executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
The parties consist of casino-style games and poker and are used as fundraisers by nonprofit organizations.
The events are becoming more popular, growing from generating $3.4 million in 2003 to nearly $194 million last year. The state receives nominal licensing fees for the games but does not share in the profits.
Snyder staff describe the Gaming Control Board is “a quasi-law enforcement regulatory agency,” and said the change will result in more effective oversight.
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