In 2011, the federal government opened the door to online lotteries when it lifted its ban on non-sports gambling.
That action sent the Michigan Lottery down the cyber-path to online lottery games. With some 160,000 registered online players, it's still a small part of the state's lottery business.
But it's set up a big showdown with the Gun Lake Tribe, a showdown that's already blown a $7 million hole in the budget of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Bridge Magazine and Crain's Detroit Business writer Lindsay VanHulle's story on the online state lottery games sparking a feud with tribal casino operators can be found here.
VanHulle joined us on Stateside today.