1997 : Governor Engler Signs Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act

July 17, 2018 all-day

A multitude of losing hands and stingy slots created a mountain of cash from Detroit’s casinos since they were legalized 20 years ago today.

The city’s three casinos contributed roughly $4.6 billion in state and city taxes on revenue since their operations began, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

After a signature from Gov. John Engler, the Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act took effect July 17, 1997, launching the commercial casino industry in Detroit, the control board said in a news release.

For the full article, see Robert Allen, “Who’s winning big at Detroit’s casinos“, Detroit Free Press, July 17, 2017.

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