Some in Detroit are worried that the "keep our money in Ohio" ad campaign in the Buckeye state will add another blow to the already reeling Michigan economy:
Detroit's three casinos pulled in 1.36 billion last year, paying $151.36 million in gaming taxes to the city and another $121.04 million to the state.
But revenues this year have been down at MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity, while Greektown is seeing gains even as it remains in bankruptcy.
The Detroit News reports that, by all accounts, Ohio residents are the largest group of out of state Casino patrons in Southeast Michigan.
Keeping the money in Ohio won't just keep it out of Michigan -- it'll affect Indiana, too, already feeling pressure from gambling in surrounding states and the weakened economy. Some legislators are making noise about holding the line on gambling here, but I can't see it. The state has become too dependent on the revenue.