|MISSION STATEMENT - "The Michigan Gaming Control Board shall ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the State of Michigan."|
|Serving Michigan citizens by licensing and regulating commercial casinos in Detroit, their suppliers and employees, regulating pari-mutuel horse racing, and overseeing Native American casinos in Michigan.|
In November 1996, Michigan voters approved Proposal E, effectively authorizing three licensed casinos to be built in Detroit. Proposal E was later substantially improved and strengthened, then signed into law as the Michigan Gaming Control & Revenue Act.
In January 2010, the governor issued Executive Order 45 authorizing all of the authority, powers, duties, and functions of the Office of Racing Commissioner to the Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
On April 11, 2012, Governor Snyder signed Executive Order 2012-4 resulting in more effective regulation of certain charitable games. This Executive 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. Regulation of other forms of charitable gaming such as bingo and raffles will remain with Lottery.
|Native American tribes are sovereign nations. As such, the State of Michigan does not have general regulatory authority over Indian casinos, although the State does have oversight authority over compliance with the State-Tribal Compact provisions. They are regulated by the National Indian Gaming Commission and the government of the appropriate tribal community.
|The Times Herald - November 25, 2013 |
Poker Hall Closing - State Gaming Board Suspends Licenses During Investigation
Maverick's Poker Palace and Saloon will be closed after Tuesday. Manager Mark Berlinger, Jr. said the Michigan Gaming Control Board has stopped approving licenses for charities to hold millionaire parties at Maverick's Poker Palace and Saloon at 1639 Garfield St., Port Huron. FULL STORY >>
|Lansing State Journal - November 18, 2013 |
Editorial: Compromise on Charitable Gambling
Michigan's gaming regulators and a large number of Michigan charities are squared off over proposed changes in the rules that govern gambling events that provide funds for hundreds of community groups across the state. Compromise is in order. FULL STORY >>
|Detroit Free Press - October 31, 2013 |
Michigan Proposes Crackdown on Charity Poker as Games Explode into 'a Racket'
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 oversight requirements are imposed by the state in the coming months. FULL STORY >>
|ABC Channel 12 News - October 31, 2013 |
Packed Room for Rare Committee Meeting on Proposed Poker Room Rules
It was standing room only during a rare committee meeting ahead of a public hearing for proposed rules for poker rooms. Rare because the meeting is usually held after the public hearing, according to lawmakers Thursday. FULL STORY >>
|MLive News - October 30, 2013 |
Operations Suspended at Burton Poker Room Amid Allegations of Pay-To-Play Scheme Involving Charities
Operations were suspended Tuesday, October 19, at the Palace Poker Room in Burton after the state Gaming Control Board alleged more than $100,000 may have been diverted from charities as part of a pay-to-play scheme. FULL STORY >>
|Wood TV8 - October 29, 2013 |
State Cracks Down on Charity Poker Games
The popularity of charity poker games has exploded since the State first allowed them nearly a decade ago. Now, the State thinks the games are out of control and is starting to crack down. FULL STORY >>
|MLive News - October 22, 2013 |
Allegations of Illegal Gambling Leads to Suspension of Operations at Flint Township Poker Room
Operations have been suspended at the Pocket Aces Poker Room in Flint Township following an investigation into alleged illegal gambling and fraudulent activities involving licensed charities. FULL STORY >>