michigan first http://michiganradio.org en Betting on more casinos in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/betting-more-casinos-michigan <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Fights are getting under way between groups that are proposing at least 22 new casinos in Michigan and opponents seeking to protect the business of existing gambling halls or simply opposed to more of them.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">The Detroit Free Press (<a href="http://on.freep.com/AArZwC"><u><font color="#0066cc">http://on.freep.com/AArZwC</font></u></a> ) says it has reviewed confidential documents on proposals for opening new casinos besides the three now operating in Detroit and others charted by Indian groups around Michigan.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Four tribes are working to expand off-reservation gambling, while two investor groups are seeking to amend the Michigan Constitution to allow more casinos.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">There are four proposals for casinos in Romulus and two each in Detroit and Port Huron.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Michigan State University tribal law expert Matthew Fletcher calls it a &quot;fantasy&quot; and questions if people want that many casinos in lower Michigan.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">___</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com</span> Sun, 04 Mar 2012 19:57:06 +0000 The Associated Press 6491 at http://michiganradio.org Betting on more casinos in Michigan