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Charity Gambling Events May Get Closer Look

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(WLNS) - The State Court of Claims could soon look at rules concerning gambling events.

Fourteen organizations, from charities to gambling professionals, brought a suit to the court saying regulations enacted two weeks ago by the Michigan Gaming Control Board are outside of its authority.

The rules restrict Las Vegas-style charitable events.

The groups say the regulations proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder's administration are too restrictive and will force their businesses to close.

Legislation that would ease the new rules has passed the Senate, but it's unclear if it will pass the House. A legislative committee could have objected to the rules but chose not to after the board made changes.

Revenue from the events was $7.9 million in 2002 but jumped to $184 million a decade later.

 

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