The Michigan Gaming Control Board has been one of the state’s most vibrant agencies. In the past half-year, the regulatory body has been considerably effective in its duties, ranging from the grant of licenses to the clampdown on illegal gambling facilities. However, since its establishment, its board members have typically worked on a volunteer basis without remuneration.
Last month, the Michigan legislature allocated $50.7 million to the MGCB, with about 0.1% of this amount earmarked for compensating board members. It is believed that this development will offer volunteers an incentive to be more efficient in their roles as the Michigan gambling industry’s regulator.