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Lansing city pioneers say an excessive number of individuals are betting illicitly. That is the reason Lansing City Council's Public Safety Committee is drafting a measure to get serious about it. FOX 47's Cryss Walker sat down with Council President Carol Wood to discover how the city intends to handle this issue. President Wood says at the present time, the city does not have the ability to examine illicit betting activities, rather, the city needs to depend on the state to make a move. 

Wood stated: 

These are alluded over to the state since we didn't have a betting ordinance. For the State of Michigan there are two consistence officers that need to manage betting foundations. All things considered, when you think about the whole State of Michigan what amount of time would they say they are really going to spend in Lansing? 

To battle this issue, the Committee on Public Safety is pushing a mandate that would enable nearby law authorization to go up against illicit betting cases. 

Wood clarified: 

The issue is correct now we don't have that capacity on the books and by making this, it puts another apparatus in the tool stash for the police office. 

Last October, state examiners close down an unlawful betting undertaking that worked inside what gave off an impression of being an unfilled retail facade at Logan Square. Neighbors in the territory say the unlawful movement is as yet going on. 

Wood proceeded: 

There's been, as I stated, various betting kind of offices on the south side of Lansing and we're endeavoring to show signs of improvement handle on this. This will then go live and our police can do the examination. 

Chamber President Wood told FOX 47 that the mandate won't influence the state lottery, bingo corridors or other gaming foundations that are authorized by the state. The full gathering is relied upon to vote on the betting mandate August thirteenth.

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