DETROIT (WWJ) – A new casino is opening in Detroit. It’s a charity casino that will be housed at the St. Regis Hotel on West Grand Boulevard. One of the owners, businessman/investor Herb Strather says the big difference here is that they will donate 50 percent of their proceeds to charity.

“This is licensed under the Bingo Act and under their millionaire licensing rules, they’ve been in place for, really, about 20 years, but this is a progressive model,” says Strather.

“Each charity can have four events a year, they have to get a license though, we’ll help them process the license,” says Strather.

It’s the only one of its kind charity casino in Detroit,  under the Michigan State Lottery Charitable and Gaming Division, it will be a full-fledged gaming hall.

“We have black-jack, we have poker, we have roulette,” says investor, Herb Strather.

“We can have slots and we will probably be putting them in sometime after our grand opening day,” Strather says.

Twenty charities, to date, have been selected to receive proceeds from this casino.

Comments (4)
  1. Trademark Litigation says:

    Here is a similar story

    The second annual casino-themed fundraiser of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), Chips for Charity, was hugely successful and a big win for JLOSH’s community programs.
    Guests enjoyed an evening of gaming tables, a 50/50 raffle, a large silent auction, food and music at the Maplewood Country Club on March 11. Together with the generous support of corporate sponsors, local retailers and community members, JLOSH’s Chips for Charity event raised more than $60,000, which will go directly to charitable programs aiding local women and children in need.

  2. Mark M says:

    The state of Michigans Millionaire Party act does NOT allow slot machines.

  3. Longshot says:

    You’ve got that right Mark M they don’t. Nor under Michigan Bingo Act can they get to keep 50% while just giving 50% . Charitable Casinos are ONLY ran as NON-PROFIT Period. Herb Strather has a criminal past and was forced in 1999 to give up his holdings of Motor City because of that background with financial messes.

    So who in Mi. Allowed and gave the OK for this 50% PROFIT Casino to have the Slots. Not one other Charity Casino in Mi. has them. Stather called this a PROGRESSIVE MODEL. I say its a SOMETHING STINKS BACK DOOR DEAL CASINO.

    If the Race Tracks want gaming, Proposal 1 of 2004 prohibits them unless State-Wide Vote. But Detroit can slip in another Casino under the Bingo Act ran by The Lottery Commissioner where there is no background check.

    Funny other than my Blog Addressing this same issue WWJ-95 CBS Detroit seems to be the only story on this St. Regis Casino that only has to give up 50% to a different Charity each weekend. Herb Strather gets to keep the other 50%.

    I believe this is called Operating a Casino FOR PROFIT.

    Who OK’d the Slots?

  4. offerte fastweb says:

    about four photographer friends who worked together during the bloody death rattle of apartheid. By the time

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