Michigan illegal gambling crackdown sees 14 venues shuttered
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has revealed that it issued cease-and-desist orders to 14 businesses in 2019 as part of ongoing efforts to combat illegal gambling in the state.
Working in partnership with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office, the MGCB sent officers to businesses that claimed to be operate redemption games, which are legal in Michigan.
However, when investigating each location, the MGCB determined the sites were instead offering casino-style video slot machines, which are based on chance and not skill.
Four locations in Oakland County were shut down in 2019, as well as three each in Macomb County and Lapeer County. A further two closed in Genesee County, and one each in Kent County and Washtenaw County.