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Flint Illegal Gambling Sites Shut Down as MGCB Continues Crackdown

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
Two individuals, Linos Kas-Mikha and Robert Jamerson have been arraigned for running an unlicensed gambling operation in Flint. One of the suspects has links with other illegal wagering operations raided by police. Stakeholders met last year to devise long-term solutions.
19/03/2024/
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Alleged Scammer Arrested in Connection to $700k Theft from Four Winds Casino

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
Gaytan-Garcia has been charged as the prime suspect in the $700,000 cash cage scam reported last July. The suspect was identified after months of investigation by the FBI and Tribal Police.
13/03/2024/
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AGA, MGCB Recount Loses to Illegal Gambling, Kick Against Offshore Operations

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
According to recent data revealed by the American Gaming Association, $510 billion was lost to illegal gambling in 2022. This year, the AGA and the MCGB are looking to clampdown on perpetrators, with several raids and arrests already conducted.
28/02/2024/
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Greektown Casino Escapes Liability for Negligence After Stabbing Incident

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
Two men were stabbed after an altercation in front of Greektown casino back in 2018. The Appeals Court in Michigan held that the casino was not liable for negligence, and this ruling may change the way we’ve known casino security.
28/02/2024/
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Michigan Senate Bill to Fight Gambling Addiction Through Education

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
In line with the MGCB’s campaign for responsible gambling among school students, a bipartisan bill was introduced to the Michigan Senate. The bill will mandate the Department of Education to develop a program of instruction on gambling education.
28/02/2024/
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Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority to Pay Heavy Fine Over Failed Casino Plans

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
A court sitting in Ingham County, Michigan has ruled that Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority, owned by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is to pay two investment groups $88.88 million as damages for breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation.
26/02/2024/
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MGCB Sends Cease-and-Desist Letters to Illegal International iGaming Operators

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
The Michigan Gaming Control Board has issued cease-and-desist letters to three internet gambling companies, two of which are based in the US while the other is headquartered in Cyprus. All three have now taken steps to restrict Michiganders from their websites.
29/01/2024/
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FBI Launch Investigation Into Possible Kidnap of Michigan Poker Champion

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
A Michigan poker champion has claimed to the FBI that he was kidnapped after a long spell of extortion, triggering the security agency to launch an investigation into the case.
15/01/2024/
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Gun Lake Casino Michigan Employee Sentenced to Jail, To Repay Stolen $84,564

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
A former employee of Gun Lake Casino Michigan has been sentenced to four months in prison, two years of supervised release and an order to repay the almost $85,000 he stole while clearing cash machines at the casino.
05/01/2024/
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Prosecutors Drop Embezzlement Charges Against Four Winds Hartford Casino Worker

Jessica AletorBy: Jessica Aletor
The Four Winds Casino Hartford cash cage employee that was charged with embezzlement in August has now been released after prosecutors dropped all the charges against her as they lacked evidence to proceed with the case.
11/12/2023/
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