Bipartisan Agreement Approved by the Legislature Increases Financing for the Michigan Gaming Control Board

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Bipartisan Agreement Approved by the Legislature Increases Financing for the Michigan Gaming Control Board

The State of Michigan’s budget for the fiscal year 2023 was agreed upon by legislative leaders, and it contains an additional $7 million for the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB). The agreement will now end up in front of Governor Gretchen Whitmer for her signature, and it is anticipated to go into effect on October 1st.

The money will help expand MGCB’s outreach to neighborhood organizations and support a complete campaign to promote responsible gaming. It will also point citizens in the direction of solving problem gambling. For charity gaming millionaire party events, a reliable financing stream was established under the State of Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget. This will guarantee that the MGCB can continue running charities with its present level of service without having to raise its license costs.

To help with the rise of higher-than-expected Michigan online casino activity, internet sports betting, and fantasy contests, additional funding was allocated for new MGCB personnel and IT support/infrastructure. In the case of MGCB casino offices, the financing will boost network speeds and storage capacity to assist operations.

I want to applaud Governor Whitmer and the legislature for their leadership and a budget agreement that acknowledges the significant role the MGCB plays in promoting honest and fair gaming in the State of Michigan. Our 2023 budget places a strong emphasis on investments that will help us enhance our mission and integrity, assist neighborhood charities, and inform Michigan residents about how to enjoy gaming safely.

Henry Williams Executive Director of the MGCB

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