Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act

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The Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act, passed by Michigan voters in 1996 as Proposal E and then expanded and signed into law as the Public Act 69 of 1997, allows non-Native American casino gaming in Michigan.[1][2] The proposal was approved by 51.51% of the voters on November 5, 1996.[3][4]

The text of the proposal as passed by voters:

An act providing for the licensing and control of casino gambling operations, manufacturers and distributors of gaming devices and gaming employees; providing for the distribution of revenue for public education, public safety and economic development; authorizing limited casino operations within the State of Michigan; and vesting authority for the regulation of casino gaming in a gaming control board.[1]

Proposal E election results[edit]

Proposal E[2][3][4]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 1,878,542 51.51
No 1,768,156 48.49
Total votes 3,646,698 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 6,677,079[5] 54.62

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Proposal E Full Language". michigan.gov. Michigan Gaming Control Board. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  2. ^ a b "Michigan Manual 2009-2010" (PDF). legislature.mi.gov. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  3. ^ a b "Proposal E Ballot Language". michigan.gov. Michigan Gaming Control Board. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  4. ^ a b "Complete Results from all Races" (PDF). michigan.gov. Michigan Department of State - Bureau of Elections. January 14, 1997. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  5. ^ Federal Election Commission. "Voter Registration and Turnout - 1996". fec.gov. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-09.