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Charity Casino Opens In Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) - A new casino is opening in Detroit. It's a charity casino that will be housed at the St. Regis Hotel on West Grand Boulevard. One of the owners, businessman/investor Herb Strather says the big difference here is that they will donate 50 percent of their proceeds to charity.

"This is licensed under the Bingo Act and under their millionaire licensing rules, they've been in place for, really, about 20 years, but this is a progressive model," says Strather.

"Each charity can have four events a year, they have to get a license though, we'll help them process the license," says Strather.

It's the only one of its kind charity casino in Detroit,  under the Michigan State Lottery Charitable and Gaming Division, it will be a full-fledged gaming hall.

"We have black-jack, we have poker, we have roulette," says investor, Herb Strather.

"We can have slots and we will probably be putting them in sometime after our grand opening day," Strather says.

Twenty charities, to date, have been selected to receive proceeds from this casino.

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