In 1996, a statewide ballot gave the city of Detroit the ability to build three casinos. Because of this law, MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino & Hotel and Motor City Casino were created in the motor city. After these casinos opened, state prosecutors had to start dealing with Casino and Gambling Crimes.
Crimes that occur at a casino in Detroit are prosecuted under the State of Michigan laws by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. At these casinos, there is constant video surveillance. There are quite literally thousands of cameras in casinos. They are placed all over the place and it is very difficult to get away with illegal behavior there because of this. There have been rumblings about there being nearly 6000 cameras at Greektown Casino.
Any attempt to cheat at a casino game, including capping or topping chips, is punishable as a felony. Pursuant to MCL 432.218, the following conduct (partial list) is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $100,000.00, or both, and barred for life from a gambling establishment in Michigan, for doing any of the following:
If a person who is under the age of 21 gets caught entering a casino, they are in trouble for committing a misdemeanor. This is punishable by up to 1 year in jail.
Attorney Shawn Haff
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