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article Detroit Casinos Need Sports Betting to Drive Revenues
(10/14/2019)
(Detroit) -- The three casinos in Detroit, Michigan are continuing to struggle. Revenues have been down for months and September was no exception.
article Ilitch entities own 52 empty properties around MotorCity Casino
(7/18/2019)
(Detroit) -- The 50 blocks around Little Caesars Arena branded as District Detroit isn't the only area where the Ilitch organization owns dozens of properties that have...
article Dan Gilbert hospitalized with stroke symptoms
(5/26/2019)
(Detroit) -- Quick Loans founder and Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert has been hospitalized with stroke symptoms. The 57-year-old business mogul and majority owner of the...
article Police make arrest after man stabbed outside Greektown Casino
(4/13/2019)
(Detroit) -- Detroit police have arrested a 31-year-old man after a stabbing outside Greektown Casino Friday night. Police say the victim is in critical condition....
article Woman who tripped at Detroit Clinton event loses lawsuit
(3/30/2019)
(Detroit) -- A woman who fell on her face at a 2016 political event for Hillary Clinton has lost her bid to pin responsibility on the Michigan Democratic Party and a...
article Midday gambling helps keep Detroit's 3 casinos open and in good health
(12/25/2018)
(Detroit) -- There was a sizable crowd inside Greektown Casino-Hotel on a recent Wednesday afternoon with groups of predominately middle-aged and older gamblers —...
article Motor City Casino security locates parent of child found in parking garage
(8/4/2018)
(Detroit) -- Motor City Casino security was trying to locate the parents of a young child who was found alone in a car on the third floor of the casino's parking...
article Detroit casino sports-gambling no sure bet
(7/30/2018)
(Detroit) -- Caesars Entertainment is introducing sports-betting at four of its casinos in the United States this summer, but anyone laying odds on that in Michigan will...
article Greektown Casino opens seven new eateries: What we thought of the food
(5/2/2018)
(Detroit) -- Don't call it a food court. Greektown Casino-Hotel has just opened its brand new food hall featuring seven new places to eat, including a ramen noodle...
article Detroit casinos set new monthly aggregated gross revenues record
(4/16/2018)
(Detroit) -- The three commercial casinos in the city of Detroit had a great March as their aggregated gross revenues increased by 5.7% year-on-year to reach an all-time...
article Detroit casinos could win from strike, closure of Caesars Windsor
(4/6/2018)
(Detroit) -- Detroit's casinos could emerge as winners from the temporary closure of Caesars Windsor, especially if the Canadian labor strike that shuttered the...
article Casino revenue down last month compared with February 2017
(3/14/2018)
(Detroit) -- Revenue reported by Detroit's three casinos in February was down from the same month last year. The Michigan Gaming Control Board says monthly revenue...
article Detroit casinos' year-over-year revenue shrinks
(3/14/2018)
(Detroit) -- The month of February yielded $110 million in aggregate revenue for Detroit's casinos, down 6.1 percent from a year before, according to Michigan Gaming...
article Man arrested in Taylor after carjacking man, 91, in Greektown Casino parking garage in Detroit
(3/4/2018)
(Detroit) -- A 24-year-old man was arrested after carjacking a 91-year-old man Friday in the parking garage at Greektown Casino, police said. Police said the victim was...
article Police: Suspicious package at Detroit's MotorCity Casino was towel
(3/4/2018)
(Detroit) -- A report to Crime Stoppers about a bomb Sunday morning in MotorCity Casino was about just a towel, police said. Someone reported that there was a bomb on...
article Detroit casinos see potential in sports betting
(12/12/2017)
(Detroit) -- The busiest part of Las Vegas casinos on Sunday afternoon aren’t the slots, craps, roulette or blackjack. It is the sportsbook, where people bet on...
article Detroit casinos' revenue rises in November
(12/12/2017)
(Detroit) -- Aggregate revenue for Detroit's three casinos was up 0.4 percent in November from October and 1.4 percent year over year, the Michigan Gaming Control...
article Greektown On line casino worker recognized with Hepatitis A; vaccinations for some patrons urged
(12/3/2017)
(Detroit) -- A Greektown Casino employee has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, the Detroit Health Department said Thursday, just two days after it announced a separate...
article Man fatally shot at Greektown Casino Hotel
(12/2/2017)
(Detroit) -- A man was fatally shot inside the Greektown Casino Hotel early Saturday after he argued with the suspected shooter inside a room on the hotel’s ninth...
article Detroit casinos' revenue ticks up in October
(11/14/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit's three casinos reported higher aggregate revenue in October, down 0.9 percent from September but up 1.7 percent from a year ago, the Michigan...
article Victims of brutal Greektown Casino beating share their story
(11/7/2017)
(Detroit) -- The Greektown Casino and Hotel served as the venue for a Labor Day bachelor party - it was a night they will never forget for all the wrong reasons. A...
article Detroit Casinos Up 1.3% to $113.6M in September
(10/16/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s monthly gambling figures have been released, with the state’s three casinos having generated revenues of $113.6 million in September,...
article Detroit Casino Revenue Up in September from a Year Ago
(10/11/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined September revenue of $113.6 million was up from the same month a year, according to the Michigan Gaming...
article Feds: Carjackers target gamblers leaving Detroit casinos; busted after 4 holdups
(10/4/2017)
(Detroit) -- Two parolees with checkered pasts are back in prison, this time accused of running a carjacking spree that targeted gamblers leaving the MGM Grand and Motor...
article Police bust carjacking ring that preyed on Detroit casino customers
(10/4/2017)
(Detroit) -- Michigan State Police say they busted a large carjacking ring in the city of Detroit that victimized gamblers at the city's casinos. MSP released...
article Detroit Casino Owned By NBA Owner Dan Gilbert To Get New Name
(9/27/2017)
(Detroit) -- Dan Gilbert’s JACK Entertainment said last week that it will be re-branding its Detroit casino that it acquired just four years ago. Gilbert, the...
article Greektown Casino-Hotel transition to JACK Detroit Casino-Hotel well underway
(9/22/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit-based gaming, hospitality, and entertainment corporation, JACK Entertainment LLC, recently announced that the rebranding of their Greektown Casino-...
article Jack Entertainment names new senior vice president for Detroit casino
(9/22/2017)
(Detroit) -- Chad Barnhill, former senior vice president and general manager of Jack Cincinnati Casino, is taking on a new role that — pending regulatory approval...
article Slot Machine Player: ‘Inside The Casino, We Heard It, We Felt It’ Of Explosions In Greektown
(8/2/2017)
(Detroit) -- A series of underground explosions rock several buildings in and around Greektown Wednesday night. The blasts, thought to be electrical in nature, appeared...
article Motor City Casino winner says he was robbed inside
(7/18/2017)
(Detroit) -- A metro Detroit man says he was mugged at knife-point in the bathroom of the Motor City casino - the crook making off with his winnings. "I was winning...
article Revenue up for Detroit casinos
(7/14/2017)
(Detroit) -- The Michigan Gaming and Control Board revealed that Detroit’s three casinos collected US$354 million in aggregate revenue during the second quarter of...
article Detroit casinos' 2nd quarter revenue up slightly from last year
(7/12/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit's three casinos reported an aggregate revenue of $354 million for the second quarter of 2017, a 1.3-percent increase from the same period last...
article Detroit Casino Monthly Revenue Up from a Year Ago
(6/13/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined May revenue of $120 million was up from the same month a year, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board...
article Detroit casinos report slight increase in May revenue
(6/13/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit's three casinos reported an aggregate revenue of $120 million in May, up 1.2 percent from a year before and down 0.9 percent from April, the...
article Drop in Detroit casino revenues, wagering taxes reported for April 2017
(5/16/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s three casinos saw a lower aggregate revenue for April 2017 than at the same time last year, or over the previous month, according to reports...
article Detroit casinos report small gain
(3/14/2017)
(Detroit) -- Peninsula Reports released the numbers that show that the three existing casinos in Detroit increased their revenue and wagering taxes in February.
article Detroit casinos' aggregate revenue in January up from last year
(2/14/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit's three casinos had an aggregate revenue of $112 million in January, 2.7 percent higher than the same time last year, but 4.2 percent lower than...
article Jack Entertainment partners with Interblock for Detroit enhancement
(12/5/2016)
(Detroit) -- American casino operator Jack Entertainment has partnered with luxury electronic table games manufacturer Interblock in order to bring a new stadium-style...
article Detroit casino revenue drops for third straight month
(11/14/2016)
(Detroit) -- The aggregate revenue of Detroit’s three casinos was down 1.9 percent in October from the same month last year and down 1.3 percent from September,...
article Detroit casino revenue drops for third straight month
(11/11/2016)
(Detroit) -- The aggregate revenue of Detroit’s three casinos was down 1.9 percent in October from the same month last year and down 1.3 percent from September,...
article Detroit casino war — earn a car, trips, batting practice at Comerica
(10/22/2016)
(Detroit) -- What was once a night out has turned into a battleground. Detroit's three casinos — MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCityCasino Hotel and Greektown Casino-...
article Detroit Casino Win Up 5 Percent In Third Quarter
(10/14/2016)
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s three casinos reported $112.2 million in gaming win for the month of September, according to figures released this week by the state Gaming...
article Jackpot winning couple kidnapped from Greektown Casino thanks 7 Action News for help getting justice
(10/4/2016)
(Detroit) -- Charlotte and Johnny left Greektown Casino smiling. They had experienced a rough few weeks after Johnny suffered a stroke, but finally they seemed to have...
article Police: Man kidnapped, robbed Greektown Casino patrons
(10/3/2016)
(Detroit) -- Authorities arrested a man accused of kidnapping and robbing two senior citizens last month at Detroit’s Greektown Casino. Michigan State Police...
article Detroit Casino Win Approaching $1 Billion For 2016
(9/14/2016)
(Detroit) -- Through the first eight months of 2016, Detroit casinos have won $934 million off of gamblers, according to figures released by the Michigan Gaming Control...
article Dan Gilbert to move casino HQ to vacant school building
(8/27/2016)
(Detroit) -- Dan Gilbert plans to fill another long-vacant downtown Detroit building with one of his companies. Jack Entertainment announced it will move the casino...
46 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article Agua Caliente leaders meet presidential hopefuls for roundtable talks at Democratic debate
(8/1/2019)
(Detroit) -- Leaders of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the heads of other Native American tribes participated in roundtable discussions this week with...
1 Article on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Critics question if Michigan's voluntary gambling blacklist works
(3/27/2019)
(Detroit) -- Hussein Dakhlallah thought he could fix his gambling problem by signing a piece of paper. In 2016, Dakhlallah's wife Terresa grew concerned about her...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article St. Clair Shores Man Charged In Murder of Girlfriend at MGM Casino
(6/2/2018)
(Detroit) -- Daniel S. Michalak, 33, of St. Clair Shores, has been charged in Tuesday's death of his girlfriend at the MGM Grand Casino hotel in Detroit.
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article The rise, fall of Donald Trump’s Detroit casino bid
(10/15/2016)
(Detroit) -- In recent visits to Michigan, Donald Trump has vowed to restore Detroit’s economy and tirelessly work to provide jobs for young, unemployed African-...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Detroit Union Claims Activist Hedge Fund Investors Pose Risk to Casino Workers, Revenue
(5/22/2019)
(Detroit) -- A Detroit local of Unite Here is the latest labor union to warn regulators about risks from activist hedge funds and private equity firms which invest in...
article St. Clair Shores man sentenced in death of girlfriend in MGM casino hotel room
(4/17/2019)
(Detroit) -- A 34-year-old suburban Detroit man has been ordered to serve between 12 and 20 years in prison in connection with the death of his 27-year-old girlfriend...
article #MeToo founder Tarana Burke blasts the movement for ignoring poor women
(11/15/2018)
(Detroit) -- She didn’t look like Alyssa Milano. But maybe that’s because Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement that has led to complaints and...
article Man wins $875K slot machine jackpot at Detroit casino
(8/18/2018)
(Detroit) -- A 50-year-old man turned a $20 investment into six figures Wednesday, winning $875,527 in a slot machine at a Detroit casino, WXYZ reported.
article Buffy Sainte-Marie Headlining Detroit's Concert of Colors
(6/3/2018)
(Detroit) -- Folk music veteran and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is among the headliners of a festival celebrating the musical and cultural...
article Kerr jokes about 'soul-enriching' experience at Detroit MGM Casino Hotel
(12/11/2017)
(Detroit) -- The Warriors took full advantage of their day off in Miami on Saturday, Dec. 2. Players enjoyed the sun, water and clubs before beating the Heat, 123-95, on...
article Mom gets probation after leaving children alone in Detroit casino garage
(11/13/2017)
(Detroit) -- A woman received probation Monday for leaving her two infants in the car in a parking structure while gambling at a Detroit casino.
article Man accused of attempted sexual assault in Detroit Greektown casino garage
(10/16/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit police say a 29-year-old woman fought off a man who stalked and attacked her during a suspected attempted sexual assault in the Detroit Greektown...
article New Rock Doc “Rumble” Focuses On Native American Musicians
(9/12/2017)
(Detroit) -- This weekend at the Detroit Film Theatre, a documentary that rocks is taking over the screen. “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” focuses on the...
article Mom accused of leaving kids in casino parking garage while she went gambling
(8/22/2017)
(Detroit) -- A security guard at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit noticed two children unattended in a car at the casino parking garage about midnight Saturday.
article Mom arrested for leaving kids in vehicle during casino visit
(8/21/2017)
(Detroit) -- A 27-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after leaving her children in a vehicle while she was inside a casino, police said. A 2-year-old boy and 4-month-old...
article Family Day at Detroit's Native American Dance and Cultural Program
(8/20/2017)
(Detroit) -- Detroit's Native American Dance and Cultural Program hosts a family fun day today at Beacon Park to help celebrate and share Native American culture with...
article Woman leaves 2 young children in car while gambling at MGM Casino, police say
(8/20/2017)
(Detroit) -- A 27-year-old mother is in custody, accused of leaving her 3-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son in a locked car while gambling at MGM Casino overnight....
press release The National Center Participates in Alibaba’s Gateway ’17 in Detroit
(6/23/2017)
(Detroit) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development partnered with Alibaba for its Gateway ’17 conference, which took place earlier this...
article Hotel room where Chris Cornell died draws keen interest as latest dark tourism hot spot
(5/24/2017)
(Detroit) -- After the shocking news that Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell hung himself in Room 1136 at the MGM Grand Detroit after playing a sold-out show at the...
article Detroit casino brawl: Family of victim beaten in viral video speaks out
(4/17/2017)
(Detroit) -- The family of a man who was beaten over the weekend outside a Detroit casino in a brawl that spawned a viral video is speaking out as police vowed Monday to...
article Viral Facebook video captured violent fight in Detroit's Greektown
(4/17/2017)
(Detroit) -- Video of a chaotic and violent fight that occurred in Detroit's Greektown early Sunday morning was posted to Facebook, and had been viewed more than 1.8...
article A cultural history of Metro Detroit, Chapter One: Native Americans
(1/24/2017)
(Detroit) -- Any chronicle of cultural and ethnic patterns in Metro Detroit must begin, of course, with the groups of Native American settlers who first established...
article Man rescued after spending 6 hours stuck in Motor City Casino elevator
(9/15/2016)
(Detroit) -- A man was finally rescued from a Motor City Casino elevator Wednesday afternoon after he says he was trapped for six hours.
article Pilarski: So long, folks, and thanks for reading
(9/6/2016)
(Detroit) -- Dear Dad: I am getting a little jammed up here with work. Any chance you can lend a helping hand? Your son, Nicholas Today, readers,‪ I must bid you a fond...

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