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Why one American Indian tribe is refusing to pay its casino revenue sharing to Lansing


In 2011, the federal government opened the door to online lotteries when it lifted its ban on non-sports gambling. 

Credit Letsgambling.blogspot.com

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. VanHulle discusses Michigan Lottery's move to online games and the growing rift with American Indian tribe-owned casinos on Stateside with Cynthia Canty.


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