State Bill May Ban Welfare Card Use In Casinos 9-28-2010 - WNEM TV 5

State Bill May Ban Welfare Card Use In Casinos 9-28-2010


LANSING -- State lawmakers are debating a ban on the use of public assistance debit cards at ATMs in casinos.
The Michigan Senate unanimously approved the bill this week and moved it to the House.
One report shows more than $84,000 in benefits has been withdrawn from just one Detroit casino in the past year.
Other states Minnesota, Arizona and California have already banned such use, the report noted.
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