The Economic Club of Marquette County invited the Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board to speak at the Ramada Inn on Monday.
Richard Kalm gave an update on Michigan's gaming industry. It brings in around $5.4 billion in revenue.
There are 26 tribal casinos in the state which generate around $1.4 billion, and two percent of that money goes to local government.
"Several of the tribes pay into the Michigan Strategic Fund, anywhere from four to six percent, and that's the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. So there's an offset, and six of the twelve tribes contribute to that which helps the entire state," said Kalm.
The Gaming Control Board does background investigations and yearly audits on every casino as well as charitable gaming.
The state of Michigan has some of the strictest gaming regulations in the country.