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August 19, 2018 | Edition Nº3553

The Senate will not consider the legislation until after summer break

Michigan online gambling bill moves forward

Michigan online gambling bill moves forward
f the bills pass the Senate and then the governor's desk, Michigan would join a wave of states currently exploring the online gambling industry as a source of revenue.
United States | 06/13/2018

The state's House passed a bill Tuesday night providing for the legalized of online gambling. The Lawful Internet Gaming Act would regulate online versions of licensed casino games.

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ichigan lawmakers voted 68-40 Tuesday night for two main bills to create a Lawful Internet Gaming Act that would regulate online versions of licensed casino games.

Thirty-five percent of profits from the platforms would go into a new Internet Gaming Fund to enforce regulations, WLNS reports. Five percent would go to the Michigan transportation fund, another 5 percent would be put into the school state aid fund and the rest would go to the city of Detroit - which has the state's only non-tribal casinos.

If the bills pass the Senate and then the governor's desk, Michigan would join a wave of states currently exploring the online gambling industry as a source of revenue. Critics say the proposal would enable gambling addicts, especially young adults.

The Senate is not expected to consider the legislation until after it returns from a summer break.

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