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Chris Krafcik

San Francisco Bay Area
Research Director, North America — Gambling Compliance
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Research Director at GamblingCompliance. Council Member at Gerson Lehrman Group. Tweets and opinions mine. RTs not endorsements.

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New server-in-the-casino lingo in HB4926 presumably intended to strengthen lingo elsewhere in the bill stating that #MI #iGaming takes place *in the casino.* Why important? Very (!) loosely, iGaming-in-the-casino *may* = a-form-of-gaming-that-complies-with-the-MI-Constitution.
Another wrinkle: The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling argues that the #MI #iGaming bills do not comply with the MI Constitution (non-CSIG MI legal experts have said CSIG's arguments may have legs). CSIG brief here——drafted by AG Schuette's former firm.
Detroit casinos understood to support #iGaming expansion *in principle,* but MI tribes are splintered on the issue. MI Senate majority leader, meanwhile, hasn't shown much interest to-date, while House speaker—position = ?—is an ex-underling of anti-iGaming MI AG Bill Schuette.
House Reg. Reform Comm. approval of #MI #iGaming bill HB4926, if happens, would not be surprising. Similar legislation has been released—twice—by Senate Reg. Reform Comm. in last two years. The Senate v. of HB4926, SB203, has been idling on the Senate floor since March.
An amended v. of #MI #iGaming bill HB4926 will be taken up in the House Reg. Reform Comm. tomorrow a.m. The bill is expected to clear that comm. Amendments incl. server-in-the-casino requirements and a new tax revenue distro scheme. The bill's prospects on House floor = unclear.
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