A Former Republican Member of the Michigan senate, Mike Kowall has reassured voters that proposals to regulate online gaming in the state- which he sees as a critical boost to the Michigan economy.
Referencing the state’s recovery from the “largest municipal bankruptcy in US History” Kowall wrote that Detroit- by some distance the state’s largest city- still had to do more of it was to “blossom back into the economic powerhouse we all know it can continue being.”
” In December, in rare, bipartisan fashion, the Michigan senate passed a bill to legalise online gaming, which if signed into a law, could have uplifted the City’s economy by bringing over tens of millions in revenue to the city and state’s economy,” Wrote Kowall.
“Rather than reap the Fruits of this new business activity and tax revenue on December 28 the people of Michigan instead received word of governor Rick Synder’s red Veto pen forming a roadblock.”
He said: “The Real question today is not whether online gambling should exist, it is who should control it and under what parameters. Residents in Michigan are already gambling at unregulated offshore online sites.”
He ended on an optimistic note:” While both parties were disappointed by Veto of the online gaming bill, in the coming year by colleagues that are still serving look forward to working with Whitmer to push it over the finish line once and for all.”