KALAMAZOO (WWJ/AP) – Plans are in the works for venues in Kalamazoo to allow nonprofits to host black jack, poker and other casino-style games.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Ryan Reedy, a local entrepreneur, wants to open three such casino-style operations in downtown. State officials, however, have at least temporarily put the plans on hold.READ MORE: Study Suggests Replacing Michigan's Fuel Tax With Mileage-Based User Fees
Reedy on Tuesday had planned to open Black Jacks Casino & Sports Bar at one of his restaurants, Will Bull Saloon & Steak House. He said officials are reviewing the charitable gambling plans and asked him to hold off on opening for a few weeks.READ MORE: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Seeks Additional Funding To Investigate LGBTQ Hate Crimes
Under the plan, Reedy’s properties would provide the location, equipment and staff to handle customers. The business then proposed to split the gaming revenues 50-50 with nonprofit organizations.
The venues would be subject to different rules than traditional casinos.MORE NEWS: First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Michigan: How To Keep Your Family Safe
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