HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 27Issue 6DETROIT CASINOS REPORT $90.84 MILLION IN JANUARY REVENUE

The three Detroit casinos - MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Greektown Casino - reported $90.84 million in January monthly aggregate revenue while operating at limited capacity, according to a press release.

The January market shares were:

  • MGM Grand Detroit - 38%
  • MotorCity Casino - 38%
  • Greektown Casino - 24%

January 2021 table games and slots revenue fell 27.7% compared with January 2020. Monthly revenue increased 293.5% when compared with December 2020. The casinos reopened at limited capacity on December 23 after closing on November 18 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Year-over-year revenue declined 32% to $34 million at MGM Grand Detroit, 20.7% to $33.2 million at MotorCity Casino, and 30.4% to $19.6 million at Greektown Casino.

The three casinos reported $7 million in gaming taxes to the State of Michigan during January, compared with $9.7 million in January 2020. They also reported submitting $10.3 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the City of Detroit during January 2021. 

The Detroit casinos reported a total retail sports betting handle of $35,684,194 in January. Retail sports betting qualified adjusted gross receipts for January were:

  • MGM Grand Detroit - $863,439
  • MotorCity Casino - $1,566,019
  • Greektown Casino - $1,633,659

Qualified adjusted gross receipts are gross sports betting receipts minus the monetary value of free play incentives provided to and wagered by bettors.

The Detroit casinos paid $153,586 in taxes to the State of Michigan on retail sports betting in January, and reported submitting $187,716 in retail sports betting taxes to the City of Detroit in January. 

Fantasy contest operators reported total adjusted revenues of $1.9 million for December 2020, and paid $158,726 in taxes to the State of Michigan. During 2020, fantasy contest operators reported $16.7 million in aggregate fantasy contest adjusted revenues and paid $1.4 million in taxes to the State of Michigan.


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