Michigan Gaming Control Board to be granted $50.7m in state budget funds

June 30, 2023
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The funding allocations are expected to take place on Oct 1.

The Michigan Legislature reached an agreement on the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget, which includes a $50.7m budget to be granted to the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB).

The agreement states that $3m will be allocated to the continuation of the MGCB’s “Don’t Regret the Bet” responsible gambling campaign, which launched earlier this year.

Additional allocated funding the MGCB will receive as part of the FY2024 budget includes: $2.2m to support new gaming programs and 16 full-time equivalent jobs towards new gaming programs, $2m to create an accounts receivable system that is integrated with an existing internal agency database and the state’s financial system.

There will also be $63,000 to begin compensating MGCB board members for attending meetings, who currently serve on an unpaid volunteer basis.

The budget agreement will be forwarded to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for her consideration and signing into law.

Funding allocations are expected to take place at the start of the state FY2024 budget calendar year on Oct 1.

MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said, “A well-funded gaming control agency is crucial for ensuring fair and honest gaming in the State of Michigan, preventing fraud and illegal activities and addressing problem gambling.

“I sincerely appreciate the support from Governor Whitmer and the Legislature of a budget that will help the MGCB continue its responsible gaming messaging campaign, support our state’s growing gaming economy; and allow us to grow our team and make investments into efficient systems that help strengthen our mission and integrity while supporting those we serve.”


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