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Millionaire Party Licensing Updates
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) continues to work closely with qualified organizations (charities) and suppliers to issue millionaire party licenses under the emergency rules issued July 2, 2014. The emergency rules were approved by the Governor after ongoing litigation eliminated the promulgated rules which were effective May 14, 2014.
As of April 20, 2015, the MGCB has issued 1,968 millionaire party licenses which equates to over 6,835 event days, and more than $102.5 million in potential chip sales at events. We expect the numbers to continue to grow as charities and suppliers become more familiar with the emergency rules.
Many new suppliers and locations have been added, offering the charities even more options to assist them in the operation of their charity events. On April 15, 2015, the American Legion Hall #267 was added to the list of locations hosting millionaire parties, bringing the number of reoccurring locations hosting events to 66. Charities are encouraged to use the links above for lists of locations and licensed suppliers.
Please feel free to call our office at (313) 456-4940 for any additional questions or assistance.
Millionaire Party Update: Court of Appeals arguments
The Michigan Court of Appeals heard oral arguments March 3 regarding the millionaire party rules enjoined in 2014 by the Michigan Court of Claims. The Michigan Gaming Control Board’s (MGCB) appeal contests the lower court’s ruling based on the timing of changes to the rules.
The Court of Appeals granted the MGCB’s request for an expedited review. Regardless of when or what the Court of Appeals decides, the MGCB intends to continue issuing millionaire party licenses to qualified charities pursuant to the Bingo Act.
The millionaire party emergency rules remain in effect at this time.
NEW FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Extension of Millionaire Party Emergency Administrative Rules - December 22, 2014
Millionaire Party Expenses - October 30, 2014
A Message for Charities about Millionaire Parties - September 16, 2014
Press Release - July 17, 2014
Millionaire Party Emergency Administrative Rules - July 2, 2014
Notice Regarding Millionaire Party Locations Moratorium - May 16, 2014
Notice Regarding Millionaire Party Suppliers Moratorium - January 10, 2014
Millionaire Party Educational Subordinate and Religious Subordinate Classifications - November 12, 2013
Millionaire Party House Games Seed Money - October 22, 2013
State of Michigan
Michigan Gaming Control Board
Office of the Executive Director
P.O. Box 30786
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (313) 456-4940
Fax: (313) 456-3405
Contact Email Address: Millionaireparty@michigan.gov
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Our office is closed on weekends and holidays.
Suspicious or Illegal Gambling
To report a suspicious or illegal gambling-related activity anonymously, please call 888-314-2682 or visit the Michigan Gaming Control Board's Illegal Gambling Tip Line site.