MGCB Set To Address Detroit Casino Gaming in Tuesday Meeting

MGCB Set To Address Detroit Casino Gaming in Tuesday Meeting
By Bryce Derouin

Casino gaming in Detroit is set to be the focus for the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s virtual Tuesday meeting.

The meeting will be open to the public regarding board business and the licensing, regulation and conduct of casino gaming in Michigan under the Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act. The MGCB will discuss the implementation and administration and enforcement of the provisions set by the Act related to casino gaming in Detroit

The MGCB is set to consider the casino operations division’s recommendations regarding Level 1 and Level 2 Occupational License Applications, and the pending supplier license renewal requests of 14 distributors, among other renewal topics with casino gaming in Detroit.

Other MGCB Notes

There is still no update on the MGCB’s request to waive the mandatory 15 session days required for the final draft of online gaming rules to be before the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). On Thursday, MGCB communications specialist Mary Kay Bean said the board had not been given an update on its request.

Once the JCAR approves the rules, the MGCB will have two days to prepare the certificate of adoption before filing it with the Office of the Great Seal.

If the MGCB’s waiver request is granted, the process will be accelerated. MGCB Executive Direct Richard Kalm would file the Certificate of Adoption, highlighting the immediate enaction the rules would become effective, allowing the state to proceed with its Michigan online casinos.

On Oct. 28, the MGCB allowed people in Michigan to remove their names from the Disassociated Persons List. Just over a week later, the MGCB has received 95 applications from people who wish to be taken off the list.

If someone is granted removal from the list, it does not automatically grant them gaming privileges. Casinos may choose to keep the banned status after the MGCB removes a person’s name from the list. Under this circumstance, a person must contact the casino property directly by mail or telephone to discuss possible reinstatement.

As of Oct. 1, the Disassociated Persons List included 4,825 people who voluntarily banned themselves from the Detroit casinos since 2001. Michigan does not offer self-exclusion from casinos operated at the 12 federally recognized tribes. Those are regulated by their own gaming commissions and under federal law.



With a decade in the media and gambling space in Michigan, I aim to bring you the latest news and developments in Michigan online casino and sports betting.

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