Michigan Gaming Control Board Releases Detroit Casino Revenues for October 2011

The Michigan Gaming Control Board ("MGCB" or "Board") has released the October, 2011 total adjusted revenue figures for the three Detroit casinos - MGM Grand Detroit Casino, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino. Overall, aggregate revenue for the Detroit Market was up by 1.7% from the same reporting period last year. Specifically, revenue for MGM Grand Detroit Casino and MotorCity Casino was up by 3.3% to $48.3 million and 0.9% to $37.7 million, respectively in comparison to the same month last year, while revenue for Greektown Casino remained the same in comparison to the same month in 2010 at $29.5 million.  (Continue...)

Detroit Casinos -  Labor Agreement Update

On Friday, November 4, 2011, workers at MGM Grand Detroit approved a new four-year labor agreement. The approval comes after workers opposed a prior proposed agreement last week and the parties went to mediation to resolve initial disputes.  (Continue...)

The Michigan Gaming Newsletter Accepting Nominations for the 2011 Michigan Gaming Industry Recognition Awards

The publishers of The Michigan Gaming Newsletter are proud to announce that the Newsletter will be accepting nominations for its first annual Michigan Gaming Industry Recognition Awards. These awards recognize those individuals who are committed to furthering and preserving the vitality of casino gaming in the state of Michigan. Nominations will be accepted through December 15, 2011. (Continue...)

» Click here for a nomination form.   

Congress to Hold Hearings to Address Internet Gambling  

Next week, U.S. Senate and U.S. House panels have scheduled hearings to examine potential issues surrounding the legalization of Internet gambling.  (Continue...)

Perron Defeats Parker in the Race for the Bay Mills Executive Council Chairman Seat

The Bay Mills Indian Community reported on its official website, that Kurt Perron defeated incumbent Jeff Parker 321-273 during the November 2, 2011 election. Mr. Parker had held the leadership position for almost two decades and spent the last 10 years trying to open a $300 million Bay Mills casino development in downtown Port Huron. Mr. Perron is less supportive of the casino bid and has made statements that he wants to reopen the Charlotte Beach Claim settlement.   (Continue...) 


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