Welfare recipients would not be able to use their state-issued debit cards to draw cash from casino ATMs or buy lottery tickets, alcohol and tobacco under new legislation.
Operators of Detroit’s three casinos say they are opposed to a tax increase proposed in Mayor Dave Bing’s budget presentation to the City Council.
A campaign is trying to gather more than 300,000 petition signatures from people who would support building seven new casinos in Michigan.
Las Vegas-based Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. has signed an initial agreement with a company headed by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to develop and operate casinos in Cincinnati and Cleveland.
Michigan regulators have approved an ownership change that allows Detroit’s Greektown Casino to emerge from bankruptcy protection.