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On May 10, 2017, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB” or “Board”) released the April 2017 total adjusted revenue figures for the  three Detroit casinos – MGM Grand Detroit Casino, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino. Overall, the revenue for the Detroit market was down 1.1% when compared to the same reporting period last year.

Revenue declined at all three casinos compared with April 2016 revenue: MGM Grand Detroit by 1.7 percent to $49.6 million; MotorCity Casino by 0.5 percent to $42.1 million; and Greektown Casino by 0.9 percent to $29.3 million.


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Total Adjusted Revenue and Taxes 2017

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*Total includes wagering tax and development agreement payments to the city of Detroit as reported by the casinos

All three casinos are subject to a wagering tax of 19%, with 10.9% of this levy payable to the City of Detroit and 8.1% payable to the State of Michigan.

The April 2017 market shares for MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Greektown Casino were 41%, 35%, and 24%, respectively.

The figures released by the Board are the gross receipts less winnings paid to wagerers. The figures do not include: 1) any fees or other relevant city, state or federal taxes; 2) wages and benefits paid to casino employees; 3) payments to suppliers, services providers or vendors; nor 4) other normal business expenses.


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