LANSING (AP) – A judge has stopped new regulations on Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events in Michigan.
Court of Claims Judge Pat Donofrio on Friday issued a temporary restraining order after the Michigan Charitable Gaming Association, 11 charities and three suppliers challenged the new rules.READ MORE: Chief Search: Detroit Board Of Police Commissioners Agree To Find Candidates
The rules were enacted earlier this month by the state Gaming Control Board and include limiting the number of days for poker rooms hosting “millionaire party” events. Poker rooms also can take 45 percent of profits instead of the current 50 percent split with charities.READ MORE: Under Proposal N The City Of Detroit Says Demo, Rehab Of Abandon Properties Underway
Donofrio says the economic harm to groups seeking the injunction “outweighs the harm” to the state and Gaming Control Board if the injunction is issued.
The judge will talk to both sides by phone on June 12.MORE NEWS: Drugstores Offer Pfizer Vaccine For Kids Age 12-15 Under New Approval
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