Court Sentences Former Employees of Ypsilanti Internet Café to Community ServiceBy: Jessica Aletor
A Michigan court has convicted four employees of the Stony Creek Internet Café on misdemeanor counts. Cecil Roberson, Angela Amperez-Lopez, and Beverly Weatherspoon were sentenced to community service and fines, while Timothy Reardon received one year of probation and fines.
NCAA Investigates the Michigan Football Program on Sign Stealing AllegationsBy: Jessica Aletor
The University of Michigan is under NCAA investigation for alleged sign-stealing violations. While the Wolverines face uncertain punishment, Michigan's high sports betting stakes are at risk. Coach Harbaugh is also currently being investigated for his possible involvement.
Authorities Raid Bridgeport Bar, Confiscate Computers and Gift Cards Worth $180,000By: Jessica Aletor
On October 18, a multi-agency task force raided an illegal gambling site, the PlayStation Bar and Grill in Bridgeport Township, Michigan, confiscating gaming machines, cash, and gift cards worth over $180,000, all thanks to an anonymous tip.
Congress Introduces Bill Potentially Granting Grand River Band Federal RecognitionBy: Jessica Aletor
A new bipartisan bill which aims to grant federal recognition to the Grand River Bands tribe after 30-years, has been introduced on the floor of the Michigan congress, potentially resolving a complication over the Little River Band tribe’s casino project.
MGCB Introduces New Rules to Discontinue Prop Bet Fantasy Contests in MichiganBy: Jessica Aletor
The Michigan Gaming Control Board’s rules limiting daily fantasy operators from offering illegal prop bets have been approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. The rules are to come into effect soon and may see PrizePicks leave the state.
Five Defendants Face Over 30 Charges Following Raids on Flint Storefront CasinosBy: Jessica Aletor
Five suspects have been arraigned in connection with a raid in April, following an investigation by the MGCB and the Department of Attorney General. The defendants face up to 10 years in prison or a $100,000 fine, if guilty.
DOJ Responds to States’ Correspondence About Illegal Offshore GamblingBy: Jessica Aletor
Earlier this year, several U.S. states, including Michigan, called on the DOJ to combat illegal offshore gambling, citing risks and lost tax revenue. The DOJ's response offered vague assurances but no specific actions, disappointing states seeking federal assistance.
The Flint Arcade Raided Yet Again as the MGCB Clamp Down on Illegal Gambling OperationsBy: Jessica Aletor
The Michigan Gaming Control Board and the Michigan Department of Attorney General have aided in exposing illegal gambling at a Flint storefront casino, leading to a police raid. The location, previously raided in 2022, had 48 illegal gambling machines and cash seized.
Michigan Tribal Casinos Contribute to Record Breaking National Indian Gaming RevenueBy: Jessica Aletor
The National Indian Gaming Commission has reported that Michigan and five other states in the St. Paul region contributed $4.95 billion to the US Indian gaming industry's record-breaking $40.9 billion gross revenue in 2022.
Michigan’s FireKeepers Casino Pens New Partnership Agreement with US IntegrityBy: Jessica Aletor
FireKeepers Michigan has recently announced an extension to its partnership deal with US Integrity that was signed last year. The deal will give FireKeepers continued access to integrity monitoring services through USI’s proprietary dashboard.