Michigan senator vetoes online gaming act

Michigan senator vetoes online gaming act

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January 11 2019: GGB  News and other media report that in an unexpected development, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (l.) vetoed state Rep. Brandt Iden's online gambling bill, which had passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan approval. Snyder, who left office on January 1 due to term limits, said he was concerned online gambling could cannibalize state lottery sales and "encourage gambling by making it much easier to do."

In a surprising move just days before leaving office, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed HB 4926, the Lawful Internet Gaming Act, and its accompanying bills HB 4927 and HB 4928–legislation that would have made the state the fifth to allow online gambling. The Michigan House approved the bill 68-40 in June, and the Senate recently approved it 33-5; after changes were made, the House re-voted, approving the measure 71-38.

In his veto letter, Snyder, who’s leaving office due to term limits, wrote he appreciated the effort lawmakers had put into the bipartisan bill, which had the support of the state’s commercial and tribal casinos. But he wrote, “Due to largely unknown budgetary concerns, I believe this legislation merits more careful study and comparison with how other states have, or will, authorize online gaming. To be blunt, we simply don’t have the data to support this change at this time.”





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