Casinos - Proposed Ballot Initiative
April 3rd, 2012
MLIVE – The Board of State Canvassers today is expected to consider the size, lettering and other physical features of petition forms that could be circulated by a coalition supporting the campaign to allow the opening of eight new casinos in Michigan. If the forms of the petitions are approved, supporters of the campaign would have to collect more than 300,000 voter signatures to make a statewide ballot. Among the locations that would get new casinos through the proposal are Detroit, Pontiac, Grand Rapids and Romulus. Reports say the proposal will likely draw opposition from some of the owners of Michigan’s existing casinos. There are three casinos in Detroit and more than 20 others owned by Native American tribes.