Greektown Casino fined more than $500,000 for past violations

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DETROIT (AP) – Greektown Casino LLC has been ordered by the Michigan Gaming Control Board to pay nearly $530,000 in fines related to 25 violations under its previous ownership and management.

State gambling officials say Tuesday that the violations were acknowledged by the Detroit casino and occurred between 2010 and 2014 when it was owned by Greektown Superholdings, Inc.

Violations included failing to report a land swap deal and paying a broker fee to a real estate firm without a Gaming Control Board-issued license. The land swap violation’s fine was $150,000.

State gambling regulators in 2013 approved the casino’s sale to Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans owner Dan Gilbert.

Greektown Casino-Hotel Vice-Chair Matt Cullen says the casino worked with the Gaming Control Board “to fully understand and resolve the inherited matters.”

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