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4 March 2012 - 8:21pm

Michigan Casinos To Grow

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I checked my morning newspaper this morning and found this interesting news article:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

I was unaware until reading this article that there are 22 casinos in my home state of Michigan. I was also surprised to see that there are plans for 22 more casinos in the next few years! Another big surprise is that Michigan is the fifth largest gambling market in the 50 states.

I am hoping that the government will change face and actually support these casinos as well as an online option.

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4 March 2012 - 9:09pm

Wow, that is a lot of casinos! I wonder if Michigan can start a tourism industry there.

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7 March 2012 - 8:38pm

Wow, that is a lot more casinos that here in Minnesota. Here is an article that states we need to expand our options and build some state-run casinos. They have been talking (forever) about opening up a casino in Block E, downtown Minneapolis, which would be the very first state-run (not Indian) casino in Minnesota. I heard somewhere, so not sure it is accurate, that MN is the ONLY state where they Native American casinos do not have to pay the state one penny in taxes.

There is a two lane road that leads to one of the largest casinos in the state (Mystic Lake). The road became very run down due to traffic in and out of the casinos (Little Six casino is a smaller casino on the road leading to Mystic). I heard that the city asked the casino to split the cost of the road repair, and they refused to offer up one single penny. Yet the extensive remodeling they have done to their casino is absolutely incredible.

So much does not seem fair.

There are only 15 casinos listed on this page, but I think we are somewhere in the twenties.