The Michigan Gaming Control Board is currently investigating why the raceway did not fulfill its obligations under the law.
James Countryman was working as a dealer in 2012 when his sister, India Countryman, suddenly won $4,700.
Richard Kalm, executive director of the Gaming Control Board, said the decision will ensure the “integrity of gaming and the future of millionaire parties as a fundraising option for charities.”
New legislation would let charitable gambling events continue in Michigan once emergency rules expire this summer.
Players can link their lottery account directly to a debit card, credit card or bank account to deposit funds for playing online.
Stoman said “back in the day” Hazel Park Raceway would have a million dollars in “live handle” — bets on local races.
A judge has stopped new regulations on Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events in Michigan.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board put into place rules reining in Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events that regulators say have run amok and charities say are an important source of income.
Twenty-two sites have been closed for illegal gambling since 2010, and in recent days authorities found a poker hall where two of four dealers were felons.
Fraser police uncovered an illegal sports gambling operation and now the state attorney general’s office is announcing charges against three Dearborn men.