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Wife of Tigers, Wings owner to run MotorCity Casino

Updated: April 13, 2005, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- State gaming officials on Wednesday approved Marian Ilitch's bid to buy out her partners in MotorCity Casino and become the sole owner of the venture, which takes in more than $400 million in revenue annually.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board approved the bid on a 4-0 vote.

MotorCity, which is owned by Mandalay Resort Group, was sold because of the pending merger between MGM Mirage Inc. and Mandalay. MGM already owns Detroit's MGM Grand Casino, and Michigan law prohibits ...

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