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Online gambling regulations head to Snyder’s desk

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State lawmakers are harnessing some money from online gambling to help Michigan’s struggling horse racing industry.

Legislation to allow Detroit and tribal casinos to apply for online gaming licenses passed in the waning hours of the Lame Duck session.

The bills would allow types of gambling and games already allowed in existing casinos to be played online.   

A portion of the tax revenue would go to the School Aid Fund and Michigan Transportation Fund.

Along with insuring the city of Detroit won’t see a drop in tax revenues if fewer people actually go to the city’s casinos. The legislation also sets aside up to three million dollars annually for Michigan’s Equine Agriculture fund.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR. Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the Legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN. Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker. Follow her on Twitter at @Cheyna_R
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