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Race Track Contact Info


Hazel Park Harness Raceway
Standardbred Racing
1650 East Ten Mile
Hazel Park, Michigan 48030
Phone: 810.398.1000

Northville Downs
Standardbred Racing
301 South Center Street
Northville, Michigan 48167
Phone: 248.349.1000






Michigan Horse Racing

The Michigan Office of Racing Commissioner is a division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture. It has the responsibility of administering the licensing, regulation, enforcement and collection of pari-mutuel revenues for the state.

Michigan's racing industry currently consists of five tracks.  The industry has sought to revive itself through the expansion of gaming operations. However, Michigan voters rejected adding VLTs to the tracks in 2004 when Proposal 1 was adopted, amending the Michigan Constitution to require statewide and local voter approval to expand gaming options.


Effective January 17, 2010 the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) officially assumed the duties of the Office of the Racing Commissioner (ORC).

On October 8, 2009, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm issued Executive Order No. 2009-45 which, among other things, transfers the regulation of horse racing from the Office of Racing Commissioner to the MGCB. The ORC and the position of Racing Commissioner were abolished by the Order.

MGCB Executive Director Rick Kalm now performs the functions of the Racing Commissioner.

Click here for Michigan Racetrack contact information.


Michigan Lottery

The Michigan Bureau of State Lottery promulgates rules governing lottery games, and oversees the issuing of the lottery, bingo and charitable gaming licenses. It has existed since the lottery began in Michigan in 1972, and is currently led by Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen. The Michigan Lottery is one of the most successful lotteries in the country. The Lottery reported annual sales of $2.34 billion in fiscal year 2011, and generated $727.3 million in net revenue for the state School Aid Fund, which supports public education programs. In 2003, under Commissioner Peters, the Lottery introduced Club Keno and Pull Tabs games to be played at Michigan Class C bars and restaurants.

Michigan Lottery Bureau

  • Commissioner
  • Chief Deputy Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner of Operations
  • Deputy Commissioner of Charitable Gaming
  • Deputy Commissioner of Administration
  • Deputy Commissioner of Marketing
  • Deptuty Commissioner of Sales
  • M. Scott Bowen
  • Thomas Petersen
  • Connie Roblee
  • Kathie Oviedo
  • Katherine C. Clinton
  • Thomas Weber
  • Terry Bunting






Contact Information:

Office Address:
Bureau of State Lottery
101 East Hillsdale Street
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Phone: 517.335.5600
Fax: 517.335.5644

Click here to visit the Michigan Lottery Web site.

Click here to go directly to the Michigan Lottery Web page devoted to charitable gaming.


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