The latest from the Michigan Charitable Gaming Association:

January, 2015


Director Kalm announces he may shut down millionaire parties if state does not win appeal

In the January 6, 2015 edition of Gongwer News Service, Director Kalm indicated that if the State does not win their appeal of the injunction of the rules that went through JCAR last year, then millionaire parties across the state could end.  By ending millionaire parties, his decision would affect both the traditional millionaire parties that many Michigan suppliers rent equipment for and are executed on a private site (usually owned by the charity) and those events that are held in the various poker rooms across the state.

The Emergency Rules that were put in place by Governor Snyder on July 2, 2014, were recently renewed for an additional six months which is permitted under state law.  If the state loses their appeal, the Emergency Rules will expire on July 2, 2015 and then no additional Emergency Rules can be put in place.  Either the legislature would have to enact rules, or the MGCB would have to have introduced rules and followed the rule making process outlined in the Administrative Procedures Act,

MiCGA is currently addressing possible courses of action that our organization can take to ensure that this does not happen.  More information will be available in future emails.

Michigan Court of Appeals Sets Oral Argument for State’s Appeal of Permanent Injunction of Rules

The Court of Appeals has announced that the case of MiCGA v. State of Michigan will be heard before Judge Henry William Saad, Judge Donald S. Owens, and Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00a.m.

Lansing Courtroom, Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa, Second Floor, Lansing