Published: January 13, 2022

Michigan gaming board to gamblers: Avoid, report unregulated gaming machines or pay price

The Michigan gaming control board said it plans to crack down this year on unregulated gaming machines, a problem that it is certain will get even bigger in the future if not addressed.

It's seeking help from businesses and the public. 

And, the board said, because it doesn't have many investigators to actually investigate and enforce the problem, it's getting a hand from the state liquor commission and attorney general.

In short, the control board is asking establishments — bars, restaurants, gas stations and convenience stores — not to purchase or lease the gambling machines, and if they already own them, to unplug them.

For the most part, except for lottery units, the machines are only allowed in casinos.

And if you are a gambler, the board is asking you simply don't play them.

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