HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 25Issue 21MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD RELEASES DETROIT CASINO REVENUES & WAGERING TAXES FOR JULY 2019

In a press release dated August 14, 2019, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB” or “Board”) released the July 2019 revenue figures for the three Detroit casinos – MGM Grand Detroit Casino, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino.

The three Detroit casinos reported $119 million in aggregate revenue for July 2019, a 0.3% decrease from the same month last year. The results were 1.3% above the monthly revenue in June 2019. The year-to-date aggregate revenue of $854 million was 0.8% higher than in the first seven months of 2018.

Please see the linked  State of Michigan official financial report.

Revenue increased at MGM by 1.5% to $51.7 million. MotorCity recorded a revenue increase of 0.3% to $40.7 million. Greektown revenue decreased by 4.3% to $26.6 million compared with July 2018 results.

The July 2019 market shares for MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino were 44%, 34% and 22% respectively.

During July 2019, the three Detroit casinos paid $9.64 million in gaming taxes to the State of Michigan, compared with $9.6 million for the same month last year. The three casinos reported submitting $14.2 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the City of Detroit in July.

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 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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