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Detroit casinos beat city expectations for initial reopening

Even as revenue at Detroit's three casinos fell 42% year-over-year in August, taxes on wagers beat city expectations for their initial reopening with limited capacity following a four-and-a-half-month shut down due to the COVID-10 pandemic.

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9/15/2020

article MotorCity Casino backs off plans to reopen poker room
(Michigan) -- MotorCity Casino has folded its plans to reopen its popular poker room anytime soon. The casino had blasted out an email to customers last week promoting...

9/14/2020

article Detroit casinos beat city expectations for initial reopening
(Michigan) -- Even as revenue at Detroit's three casinos fell 42% year-over-year in August, taxes on wagers beat city expectations for their initial reopening with...
article Detroit casinos beat expectations despite 15% capacity limit
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s commercial casinos saw their gaming revenue slide 42% in their first month since reopening, while plans to reopen poker rooms are causing...

9/13/2020

article Two Detroit casinos plan to reopen poker rooms, catching Michigan's gaming board off guard
(Michigan) -- At least two downtown casinos are making plans to reopen their poker rooms, one as early as this week. But that's news to the Michigan Gaming Control...

9/8/2020

article Greektown Casino-Hotel to permanently lay off 43 employees
(Michigan) -- Greektown Casino-Hotel is permanently laying off 43 employees as it deals with the impact the pandemic has had on the company.

9/7/2020

article Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel to lay off 43 workers due to loss in revenue from pandemic
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel is laying off 43 workers due to revenue loss from the coronavirus pandemic. “These layoffs at Greektown Casino...

9/3/2020

article What gambling looks like in a pandemic
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos opened their doors in early August, nearly five months after they were shut down because of the pandemic. But gambling looks a...

8/30/2020

article MGM Grand Detroit to cut 1,100 workers amid slow comeback for casinos
(Michigan) -- MGM Grand Detroit will let go about 1,100 employees after Aug. 31, the casino told Crain's on Saturday. The downtown Detroit casino reopened Aug. 7...

8/28/2020

article MGM to lay off 18,000 nationwide; Detroit casino not giving local count
(Michigan) -- MGM Resorts International is sending pink slips to about 18,000 employees, more than one-quarter of its pre-pandemic U.S. workforce, due to the slow...

8/27/2020

article LeDuff: How safe are Detroit casinos? Sources suggest they're gambling with Covid
(Michigan) -- At MotorCity Casino, the Covid check for guests is little better than turn your head and cough. “What's my temperature?” I asked the clerk...

8/13/2020

article Revenue at Detroit's three casinos continued to plummet before reopening
(Michigan) -- Revenue at Detroit's three casinos continues to plummet, dropping 65 percent, or $555.2 million, through July from the same time last year. MGM Grand...

8/7/2020

article All three Detroit casinos now open for business amid COVID-19 pandemic
(Michigan) -- The last of Detroit's three casinos reopened its doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic Friday. After about four and a half months, MGM Grand Detroit opened...
article MGM Grand Detroit reopens to the public Friday
(Michigan) -- MGM Detroit is set to reopen to the public Friday. Casino goers will be allowed to enter at 10 a.m. The hotel and spa will be closed, but gaming and dining...

8/5/2020

article Casino guests return to the slots as Detroit's gaming halls reopen
(Michigan) -- For Curtis Martin, the reopening of Detroit’s three casinos was long overdue. “I’m glad they’re opened, but I think they’ve...
article Patrons eager to get inside as Detroit casinos reopen at 15% capacity
(Michigan) -- After being shutdown since March, gamblers were able to place their bets again at Detroit casinos. Casinos were able to open Wednesday at 15% capacity,...

8/4/2020

article Detroit casinos try their luck reopening amid pandemic
(Michigan) -- Greektown Casino-Hotel and MotorCity Casino Hotel will welcome back gamblers Wednesday, while MGM Grand Detroit is scheduled to reopen Friday.
article In age of COVID-19, change is new thing as Detroit casinos reopen
(Michigan) -- As Detroit’s three casinos prepare to open to the public this week, guests will see numerous changes when they walk through the doors. Among those...

8/3/2020

press release A look inside Motor City Casino ahead of its reopening this week
(Michigan) -- For nearly five months, the normally-packed Motor City Casino has sat empty because of COVID-19. Now employees are getting tested and precautions are in...
article A look inside Motor City Casino ahead of its reopening this week
(Michigan) -- For nearly five months, the normally-packed Motor City Casino has sat empty because of COVID-19. Now employees are getting tested and precautions are in...
article Detroit’s Casinos Prepare to Reopen at 15 Percent Capacity
(Michigan) -- Despite increased restrictions on bars around the state, the governor is permitting Detroit’s trio of casinos to reopen at 15-percent capacity on...
article What Motor City Casino in Detroit will look like when it reopens this week
(Michigan) -- The Motor City Casino in Detroit is set to reopen Wednesday, and when it does, it will look very different because of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19)...

8/2/2020

article Precautions in place as Detroit casinos set to reopen Wednesday
(Michigan) -- After nearly five months of keeping their doors closed because of COVID-19, the casino's will be reopening on Wednesday. There are several precautions...

8/1/2020

article Analysts: Detroit casinos may be reopening, but restrictions will drain city revenue
(Michigan) -- Just a few months ago on any given Saturday night, Detroit's casinos were packed with customers crowding at the bar or a poker table. Smoke filled the...

7/30/2020

article Detroit's three casinos prepare for fewer people and lots of disinfecting
(Michigan) -- The guidelines Detroit's three casinos must follow for reopening next week are strict and detailed, including the disinfecting of dice after each...
article MGM Grand Detroit to reopen at reduced capacity Aug. 7
(Michigan) -- MGM Grand Detroit will reopen next week for meals and a chance to hit the slots again. After months closed by executive order during the novel coronavirus...
article MGM Grand Detroit to reopen Aug. 7
(Michigan) -- MGM Grand Detroit is expected to reopen with limits next week following months of being shut amid the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Thursday. The...

7/29/2020

article Detroit casinos to reopen at reduced capacity; new restrictions Up North
(Michigan) -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave the go-ahead Wednesday for Detroit's three casinos to open at greatly reduced capacity Aug. 5, after shutdowns that began in...
article Whitmer OK's Detroit casinos to reopen, reimposes some COVID-19 limits Up North
(Michigan) -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive orders Wednesday that allow Detroit's three casinos to reopen next week at 15 percent capacity, while clamping...
article Motor City Casino to layoff over 2,500 amid extended COVID-19 closure
(Michigan) -- With no reopening date in sight, Motor City Casino-Hotel plans to lay off more than 2,500 of its employees at the end of July. This comes on the heels of...

7/27/2020

article Detroit, Michigan Casino Revenue Takes Nose Dive In June
(Michigan) -- Casino revenue in Detroit took a giant nose dive in June, showing yet again how crippling the global pandemic has been to the gambling industry. Figures...

7/24/2020

article Detroit: furloughed casino workers could lose health insurance
(Michigan) -- As all three Detroit casinos remain closed under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders, roughly 2,000 furloughed workers of MotorCity Casino Hotel...

7/23/2020

article Nearly 2,000 Detroit casino workers about to lose health insurance
(Michigan) -- Roughly 2,000 furloughed workers of MotorCity Casino Hotel are poised to lose their employer-sponsored health insurance on Aug. 1 as all three Detroit...

7/20/2020

article Detroit Casino Closures Cost State, City More Than $87M in Lost Gaming Taxes
(Michigan) -- Detroit casinos have been closed since March 16, and their shutdowns have resulted in a substantial hit to state and city coffers. The Michigan Gaming...
article Detroit casino revenues tank by nearly 60% during coronavirus pandemic
(Michigan) -- Revenues from the three Detroit casinos are now down nearly 60% compared to last year as all three remain closed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic....

7/18/2020

article Detroit, its casinos see revenues drop due to virus closures
(Michigan) -- Revenue from Detroit’s three casinos has plummeted nearly 60% so far this year as the gambling halls’ months-long closure in response to the...

7/15/2020

press release Casino revenue decline delivers wallop to Detroit tax collection
(Michigan) -- Detroit casino revenue plunged 59.3% through the end of June as doors continue to remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. First closed on March 16, the...

6/26/2020

article Detroit casinos prep for re-opening with safety protocols
(Michigan) -- The teased date of Michigan’s move to phase 5 of reopening amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is coming up next week, and that could mean the...

6/25/2020

article Fewer games, more plexiglass and no smoking -- a look inside MGM Grand Detroit
(Michigan) -- Despite not having a set date for reopening Detroit’s MGM Grand Casino and Hotel staff have been working to ready gaming tables, machines, restaurant...
article MGM Grand Detroit waits to reopen with Covid safety precautions in place
(Michigan) -- After casino doors shut in March as part of the Governor's Safer at Home Order, MGM Detroit casino went to work to establish safety protocols. "...

6/23/2020

press release No smoking, 15% capacity when Detroit casinos open
(Detroit) -- Detroit casinos will have to ban smoking on their gambling floors and limit capacity to 15% initially when they are allowed to open by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

6/18/2020

article Michigan’s casinos remain closed. Unemployment freezes are leaving some workers desperate
(Michigan) -- Michigan businesses are beginning to open as the state relaxes some of the restrictions issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though restaurants, retailers...

6/17/2020

article Greektown Casino-Hotel plans to permanently cut 621 employees
(Michigan) -- Greektown Casino-Hotel plans to permanently lay off 621 of its more than 2,000 employees after being forced to close three months ago due to the COVID-19...
article Report: Greektown Casino Plans Layoffs Due To Impact Of Covid-19 On Business
(Michigan) -- The Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the metro area gambling industry. Greektown Casino plans to lay off part of its workforce due to the...

6/16/2020

article Permanent layoffs at Greektown Casino will begin in September
(Michigan) -- Greektown Casino Hotel is laying off employees, a result of the pandemic's impact on the company, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by the Detroit...

6/12/2020

article Detroit health officials say casinos safe to reopen as state withholds approval
(Detroit) -- Detroit's top health officials say the city's casinos are ready to reopen, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has yet to give them the go ahead. MGM Grand...

6/8/2020

article Detroit casinos can reopen at 15% capacity and with smoking ban
(Detroit) -- Detroit's casinos will be less crowded and less smoky once they are given approval to reopen. The Michigan Gaming Control Board released Monday a list...
article Detroit casinos would reopen with ban on smoking, food buffets
(Detroit) -- Future visitors to the three Detroit casinos will be required to wear face masks, submit to temperature checks and be prohibited from smoking, playing poker...
article New rules for Detroit casinos include bans on smoking and severe restrictions on capacity
(Detroit) -- New rules for Detroit's casinos were released on Monday, following approval from the state's gaming board. Under minimum reopening guidelines...

5/27/2020

article Closed casinos are huge loss for Detroit: How much it could hurt
(Michigan) -- One revelation to emerge from Detroit's 2013-2014 bankruptcy was the extent of the city's dependence on tax receipts from the three casinos. The...

5/6/2020

article Duggan: Detroit's casinos 6 to 12 months away from normal operations
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos are at the very least six months away from operating as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Mike Duggan said...

4/15/2020

article Detroit facing fresh fiscal woes with coronavirus closures
(Detroit) -- Barely surviving the 2008 economic meltdown and humbled by its 2013 bankruptcy, Detroit’s fiscal future now faces another daunting foe in the...

4/7/2020

article Detroit casinos really wish they had online sports betting now
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s casinos barely got a taste of their new sports betting options before COVID-19 spoiled the party, but the Michigan Lottery’s online...
article Detroit casinos report 60% revenue slide due to coronavirus pandemic
(Detroit) -- Revenue at Detroit's three casinos fell 60 percent year-over-year in March due to the gaming shutdown during from the coronavirus outbreak. The dramatic...
article Detroit's three casinos, closed for COVID-19, report sharp revenue declines
(Detroit) -- Detroit's three casinos — MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino — posted sharp drops in revenue in March and for the...

3/30/2020

article Greektown Casino-Hotel opens rooms for first responders
(Michigan) -- Greektown Casino-Hotel, which has been shuttered since Michigan imposed a shelter-in-place order last week, is offering free stays to Detroit first...

3/29/2020

article Detroit casino workers' pay stops Wednesday; benefits run through June 30
(Detroit) -- Thousands of city casino workers are about to see their paychecks halted, as the three major gambling halls have extended their shutdown through at least...

3/23/2020

article Detroit losing $600,000 per day in casino revenue
(Michigan) -- The city of Detroit has spent $11 million this month responding to the coronavirus outbreak and is losing about $600,000 in daily casino revenue, Mayor...

3/17/2020

article MGM Grand changes course, agrees to pay casino workers amid shutdown
(Detroit) -- MGM Grand Casino has agreed to pay workers during the casino's shutdown over coronavirus concerns. The casino follows behind other Detroit area casinos in...

3/16/2020

article MGM Grand, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino close to limit the spread of coronavirus
(Michigan) -- Detroit casinos will close for at least a two-week period to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. MGM Grand, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino...
article No more Detroit gambling: MGM Grand, MotorCity and Greektown casinos closing temporarily amid coronavirus
(Michigan) -- Casino gambling in Detroit is about to go away for the time being because of the coronavirus pandemic. All three Detroit casinos are shutting their doors...

3/14/2020

article MGM Grand Detroit employees express concern over COVID-19 response
(Michigan) -- The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 has taken several local industries by surprise - including Detroit's casinos. Like other local casinos, MGM Grand...
article Splitting up the slot players: Casinos close buffets, build temporary walls to stay open amid crowd ban
(Michigan) -- Detroit casinos are pulling the plug on large parts of their businesses and taking creative steps to keep the lights on while also staying compliant with...
article Detroit's casinos stay open with additional safety measures, like washing chips, closing buffets
(Michigan) -- The city's casinos remain open around the clock but with several changes in the wake of the coronvirus outbreak that forced Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to...
article How Detroit's casinos are dealing with coronavirus, Gov. Whitmer's executive order
(Michigan) -- Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order banning gatherings of over 250 people, some Michigan casinos are finding ways to stay open for...

3/12/2020

article Barry Sanders to make first bet at MotorCity Casino’s FanDuel Sportsbook, meet with fans
(Michigan) -- You can begin placing in-person sports bets at MotorCity Casino’s new FanDuel Sportsbook beginning tomorrow and meet Detroit Lions Hall of Fame...

3/11/2020

article 'I'll be here a lot more now': Detroit casinos take their first live sports bets
(Detroit) -- Tigers and Lions on the "over." Rory McIlroy to take this week's Players Championship. The Red Wings to actually win a game. The first live...
article Legal sports betting launches at MGM Grand Detroit
(Detroit) -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced Wednesday the launch of legalized sports betting at the MGM Grand Detroit through its BetMGM Sports Lounge....
article Detroit casinos clean up amid coronavirus, sports betting launch
(Detroit) -- Detroit's casinos saw a big revenue jump in February as they prepare to take legal sports wagers Wednesday and institute precautions against coronavirus...
article FanDuel, MotorCity Casino Team Up for Sports Betting Starting Thursday
(Detroit) -- MotorCity Casino is partnering with FanDuel Group to operate a newly designed, two-story sportsbook at the Detroit casino scheduled to open Thursday, March...

3/10/2020

article Detroit casinos report significant increases in revenue
(Michigan) -- The Detroit casinos reported aggregate revenue of $121.7 million during February, topping February 2019 revenue by 6.3 percent. February revenue was up 1.5...

3/9/2020

article Sports Betting Goes Live at Michigan Casinos This Week [VIDEO]
(Michigan) -- Legalized sports betting is about to become a reality in Michigan. Beginning Wednesday, patrons of Detroit's three commercial casinos and Michigan'...

3/6/2020

article Detroit casinos can launch onsite sports gambling Wednesday
(Detroit) -- The city's three casinos will be able to offer onsite sports betting starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Michigan Gaming Control Board announced Friday....
article First Legalized Sports Betting In Michigan
(Detroit) -- The Horizon League Conference Tournament used to be in Detroit and was known as Motor City Madness. This year, Motor City Madness takes on an altogether...
article Onsite sports betting expected at 3 Mich. casinos next week
(Detroit) -- Sports betting will soon be making its way into Michigan. The three Detroit casinos expect to be authorized by the Michigan Gaming Control Board to begin...
article Michigan Sports Betting Starts Wednesday At Detroit Casinos
(Detroit) -- Michigan sports betting will officially begin Wednesday at 1 p.m. at two of Detroit’s commercial casinos pending final regulatory approval. The...

3/4/2020

article MGM Grand rolls out kiosks in anticipation of sports betting by 'March Madness'
(Michigan) -- Live sports betting could begin in Michigan as early as next week, and almost certainly before the gambling frenzy that is "March Madness" this...

2/5/2020

article Detroit casino not liable after $6 million is gambled away
(Detroit) -- A Detroit casino is not liable for $6 million earmarked for construction projects but lost in gambling, Michigan's Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.

1/26/2020

article Detroit casinos report more than $1.4 billion in revenue for 2019
(Michigan) -- Adjusted gross revenue for Detroit's three casinos topped $1.4 billion last year. The amount was more than $10 million higher than in 2018, according...

1/25/2020

article Casinos go all in on sports bets
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos are betting big on sports gambling with expectations for the newly legal activity to generate a fresh customer base and...

1/21/2020

article Detroit casinos post record revenues ahead of sports-betting legalization
(Michigan) -- The total revenue from Detroit's three casinos in 2019 set a new record even before sports-betting becomes legal this year in Michigan. The casinos...
article Detroit casinos report record-setting revenue in 2019
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos set a record for adjusted gross revenue last year, earning $1.454 billion. According to the state, that amount tops the...

12/11/2019

article Revenue up at Detroit's 3 casinos in November
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos earned 5.6 percent more in revenue in November than they did in the same month last year. MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino...

12/4/2019

article House OKs bill loosening restrictions on Detroit's casinos
(Michigan) -- The Michigan House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday evening to approve a bill loosening restrictions on Detroit’s three casinos as lawmakers seek to...

11/3/2019

article Finley: Land hoarding keeps bucks in Ilitch pockets
(Michigan) -- Last week I attended a dinner at Amnesia, the fine restaurant/lounge atop the Ilitch-owned MotorCity Casino. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer one of the...

10/14/2019

article Detroit Casinos Need Sports Betting to Drive Revenues
(Detroit) -- The three casinos in Detroit, Michigan are continuing to struggle. Revenues have been down for months and September was no exception.

10/11/2019

article Detroit’s struggling casinos still waiting on sports betting
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos reported falling gaming revenue in September and their ongoing lack of sports betting options isn’t helping. Figures...

10/8/2019

article Detroit casinos' aggregate revenue drops in September
(Michigan) -- Year-over-year revenue for Detroit's three casinos fell for the month of September. Greektown Casino-Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino...

9/13/2019

article Jack Entertainment to Close Detroit Office Following Greektown Casino Sale, Laying Off 92
(Michigan) -- Dan Gilbert’s Jack Entertainment will close its office in Detroit, laying off 92 employees in the wake of the sale of the Greektown Casino-Hotel to...

9/11/2019

article Detroit JACK layoffs another clue Gilbert is winding down casino empire
(Michigan) -- If nothing else, the move by top Dan Gilbert aide Matt Cullen from Gilbert's JACK Entertainment arm to be CEO of the Bedrock real estate operation...

9/10/2019

article Detroit casinos' year-to-date revenue increases slightly
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos saw a combined revenue increase of 0.7 percent so far this year, compared with the same period of time last year. MotorCity...

8/14/2019

article Man arrested at Motor City Casino in connection with Warren, Oak Park bank robberies
(Michigan) -- A man was arrested Tuesday at Motor City Casino after using notes to rob banks in Warren and Oak Park, police said.

8/12/2019

article Detroit Casinos Prepare For Sportsbetting Even Though Illegal
(Michigan) -- Michigan may not have made sports betting legal yet but the casinos are remain very optimistic and are already preparing for a sports betting launch. Local...

8/9/2019

article MGM Grand Detroit files two cases fighting taxes paid on unpaid gambling debt
(Michigan) -- The MGM Grand Detroit has filed two cases within the Michigan Court of Claims in order to earn the right to avoid paying taxes on uncollectible gambling...

8/7/2019

article MGM Grand Detroit argues it shouldn't pay tax on forgiven gambling losses
(Michigan) -- Casinos that settle with gamblers to repay a portion of funds lent to them by the casino, and which the gamblers then lost, should be able to claim the...

7/29/2019

article Detroit casinos contributed $2.2 billion to School Aid Fund in past 20 years
(Michigan) -- The Detroit commercial casinos have contributed more than $2.2 billion to Michigan’s School Aid Fund since 1999. The state tax on Detroit commercial...

7/18/2019

article Ilitch entities own 52 empty properties around MotorCity Casino
(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...

7/16/2019

article Detroit casinos' aggregate revenue falls in June
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos saw their first dip in year-over-year revenue in 2019 for the month of June. Greektown Casino-Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit and...

6/23/2019

article Former MGM Detroit Staffer Sues Casino Operator, Alleging Wrongful Termination, Sexual Discrimination
(Michigan) -- A former assistant shift manager at the MGM Grand Detroit is suing that property and its parent company, MGM Resorts International, alleging he was...

6/14/2019

article Greektown Casino workers hit the jackpot with $500 gift cards from ex-owner Gilbert
(Michigan) -- Employees at Greektown Casino-Hotel were noticeably buzzing Friday morning, having just received word of a generous parting gift from their former boss....

6/11/2019

article Revenue grows slightly at Detroit casinos in May
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos saw a slight uptick in aggregate revenue last month, as they continue to maintain an upward trajectory in 2019. MotorCity...

5/26/2019

article Dan Gilbert hospitalized with stroke symptoms
(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...

5/24/2019

article What's next after $1 billion sale of Greektown Casino-Hotel?
(Michigan) -- The $1 billion sale of Dan Gilbert-owned Greektown Casino-Hotel has been finalized. Vici Properties Inc. on Thursday said it completed the transaction to...

5/22/2019

article State gaming board OKs $1 billion sale of Greektown Casino-Hotel
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board gave the green light Tuesday to the sale of the Dan Gilbert-owned Greektown Casino-Hotel to its soon-to-be operator.

5/21/2019

article Greektown Casino sale to Penn National approved, will happen Thursday
(Michigan) -- Michigan regulators gave final approval Tuesday for the $1 billion sale of Dan Gilbert's Greektown Casino-Hotel, set to happen later this week.

5/20/2019

article Workers concerned by hedge fund influence over casinos
(Michigan) -- Casino workers in Detroit and their union leadership plan to speak before Michigan's Gaming Control Board about the influence hedge funds are having on...

4/17/2019

article Man sentenced for role in girlfriend’s death at Detroit casino
(Michigan) -- "Rot in hell.” Those were the last words called out to Daniel Michalak as he was led from a Wayne County Circuit courtroom Wednesday morning,...

4/13/2019

article Police make arrest after man stabbed outside Greektown Casino
(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....

4/10/2019

article Detroit casinos report record $140.3 million in revenue in March
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos reported a combined record $140.3 million in total aggregate revenue in March, the Michigan Gaming Control Board said in a news...

3/30/2019

article Woman who tripped at Detroit Clinton event loses lawsuit
(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...

3/12/2019

article Revenue rises at all 3 Detroit casinos in February
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos benefited from a boost in aggregate revenue for the month of February, rising 4.1 percent from the same time last year.

2/12/2019

article Trial set for St. Clair Shores man in death of girlfriend at Detroit casino hotel
(Michigan) -- An April trial has been scheduled for a 33-year-old St. Clair Shores man accused of contributing to the death of his girlfriend at a Detroit casino hotel...

2/4/2019

article PODCAST: Daughter Of A Numbers Runner Witnessed An Underground Economy In Action
(Michigan) -- Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "...

1/9/2019

article Detroit Casinos Post Record Annual Win Despite High Unemployment
(Michigan) -- Detroit casinos won a record $1.44 billion in annual gross gambling revenue (GGR) in 2018, a $20 million premium on the previous top mark set in 2011.

1/8/2019

article Detroit casinos report record-breaking $1.44B in 2018 annual earnings
(Michigan) -- During 2018, the three Detroit casinos reported a record-breaking $1.44 billion in annual revenue, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The...
article Detroit casinos report record-breaking revenue for 2018
(Michigan) -- All three casinos in Detroit were lucky this past year, as Greektown, MGM Grand and Motor City reporting record-breaking revenue. The three casinos...
article Detroit's casinos report record-breaking earnings for 2018
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos have reported a record-breaking $1.44 billion in combined revenue in 2018. That’s up $20 million from the previous...

12/25/2018

article Midday gambling helps keep Detroit's 3 casinos open and in good health
(Detroit) -- There was a sizable crowd inside Greektown Casino-Hotel on a recent Wednesday afternoon with groups of predominately middle-aged and older gamblers —...

11/17/2018

article Why time was right for $1 billion Greektown sale
(Michigan) -- The $1 billion sale of Detroit's Greektown Casino-Hotel is the culmination of several factors, including industry trends and timing. First, and perhaps...

11/15/2018

article With Penn National as new owner, will Detroit's Greektown Casino offer sports betting?
(Michigan) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. is acquiring Detroit's Greektown Casino-Hotel from Quicken Loans founder and JACK Entertainment owner Dan Gilbert for $1...

11/14/2018

article Cleveland Cavaliers owner selling Detroit casino to Penn National in $1B deal
(Michigan) -- Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the...
article Dan Gilbert’s JACK Entertainment announces $1 billion sale of its Detroit Greektown Casino
(Michigan) -- Dan Gilbert’s JACK Entertainment gambling business announced Wednesday that that it has agreed to sell its Detroit Greektown Casino-Hotel for $1...
article Greektown Casino ownership swap could mean perks for gamblers
(Michigan) -- The $1 billion purchase of Greektown Casino-Hotel by casino operator Penn National Gaming and real estate investment trust VICI Properties will not only...

10/9/2018

article September revenue up at 2 Detroit casinos, Greektown falls
(Michigan) -- Of Detroit's three casinos, Greektown Casino-Hotel saw revenue fall year-over-year last month. Total monthly revenue at Detroit's three casinos...

8/20/2018

article Man puts $20 into slot machine at Detroit casino, wins $875K
(Michigan) -- A longtime visitor to Greektown Casino-Hotel recently won $875,527 on a slot machine. The guest, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big prize on...

8/14/2018

article Detroit casinos' revenue up slightly in July
(Michigan) -- Revenue at Detroit's three casinos was up slightly in July from a year ago, the Michigan Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday. The agency says...

8/4/2018

article Motor City Casino security locates parent of child found in parking garage
(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...

7/30/2018

article Detroit casino sports-gambling no sure bet
(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...

7/11/2018

article Detroit casinos' revenue rises in June
(Michigan) -- Revenue at Detroit's casinos rose 5.3 percent in June from a year ago, the Michigan Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday.

7/8/2018

article Elderly man robbed in MGM Casino parking garage
(Michigan) -- A 72-year-old man was robbed and carjacked in the parking garage of a downtown Detroit casino on Sunday morning. The carjacking took place about 9:50 a.m....

6/12/2018

article Detroit casinos' year-over-year revenue up 3.9 percent in May
(Michigan) -- Detroit's casinos saw their year-over-year revenue climb 3.9 percent in May to a total of $124.6 million, according to the Michigan Gaming Control...
article Detroit Casinos’ Monthly Revenue Rises in May
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined May revenue of $124.6 million was up 4 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the Michigan...

6/5/2018

article MGM Grand Casino Pays The Most Property Taxes In Michigan, In Top 100 Of Nation
(Michigan) -- The property that paid the most taxes in Michigan in 2017 — and among the most in the country — is right here in Detroit. MGM Grand Casino...

5/21/2018

article Seven New Restaurants at Greektown Casino
(Michigan) -- Greektown Casino-Hotel Executive Chef Drew Lovell and Noodle Art Chef Hai-Ying Bushey came on The Nine this morning to make Champon. Seven new restaurants...

5/2/2018

article Greektown Casino opens seven new eateries: What we thought of the food
(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...

4/16/2018

article Detroit casinos set new monthly aggregated gross revenues record
(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...

4/13/2018

article Detroit Casinos Report Highest Ever Monthly Revenue
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined March revenue of $138.6 million is the highest since they opened in 1999 and 2000, according to the Michigan...

4/11/2018

article All-clear given after fire at restaurant in MGM Grand Detroit
(Michigan) -- MGM Grand Detroit says the all-clear has been given after a two-alarm fire reported on Wednesday morning. Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said the...

4/6/2018

article Detroit casinos could win from strike, closure of Caesars Windsor
(Detroit) -- Detroit's casinos could emerge as winners from the temporary closure of Caesars Windsor, especially if the Canadian labor strike that shuttered the...

3/14/2018

article Casino revenue down last month compared with February 2017
(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
(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...

3/4/2018

article Man arrested in Taylor after carjacking man, 91, in Greektown Casino parking garage in Detroit
(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
(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...

2/13/2018

article Detroit Casino Revenue Down in January Compared to Last Year
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined January revenue of $111.4 million was down from the same month a year ago, according to the Michigan Gaming...
article Total revenue for Detroit's casinos drops in January
(Michigan) -- Aggregate revenue at Detroit's three casinos in January fell 4 percent from the month before and half of a percent year over year, according to the...

1/13/2018

article Slots Are Hot: 81% Of 2017 Detroit Casino Revenue Came From Slot Machines
(Michigan) -- The three casinos in Detroit have reported $1.4 billion in aggregate revenue last year. The Michigan Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that the amount is...

1/9/2018

article Detroit’s 3 casinos report $1.4 billion in 2017 revenue
(Michigan) -- The three casinos in Detroit have reported $1.4 billion in aggregate revenue last year. The Michigan Gaming Control Board says Tuesday that the amount is...

12/19/2017

article Detroit Casino Gambling Win Flat Through November
(Michigan) -- While Michigan lawmakers discuss legalizing and regulating online casino gaming, including traditional iPoker, the state’s three commercial casinos...

12/12/2017

article Detroit casinos see potential in sports betting
(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
(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...

12/3/2017

article Greektown On line casino worker recognized with Hepatitis A; vaccinations for some patrons urged
(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...

12/2/2017

article Man fatally shot at Greektown Casino Hotel
(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...

11/14/2017

article Detroit casinos' revenue ticks up in October
(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...

11/7/2017

article Victims of brutal Greektown Casino beating share their story
(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...

10/16/2017

article Detroit Casinos Up 1.3% to $113.6M in September
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s monthly gambling figures have been released, with the state’s three casinos having generated revenues of $113.6 million in September,...

10/11/2017

article Detroit Casino Revenue Up in September from a Year Ago
(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...

10/4/2017

article Feds: Carjackers target gamblers leaving Detroit casinos; busted after 4 holdups
(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
(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...

9/30/2017

article Jack Entertainment to hoist new sign onto Greektown casino
(Michigan) -- A helicopter will lift the new, bright red Jack Detroit Casino-Hotel sign to the top of Greektown Casino-Hotel on Saturday. Now owned by Dan Gilbert-owned...
article Greektown Casino-Hotel to receive new rooftop sign
(Michigan) -- A new rooftop sign will be lifted by helicopter to the top of Greektown Casino-Hotel's 30-story high-rise hotel on Saturday, Sept. 30.

9/27/2017

article Detroit Casino Owned By NBA Owner Dan Gilbert To Get New Name
(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...

9/22/2017

article Greektown Casino-Hotel transition to JACK Detroit Casino-Hotel well underway
(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
(Detroit) -- Chad Barnhill, former senior vice president and general manager of Jack Cincinnati Casino, is taking on a new role that — pending regulatory approval...

9/13/2017

article Detroit casino revenues down 3.8% in August
(Michigan) -- Revenues for August at Detroit's three casinos declined nearly 4 percent from a year ago, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The casinos...

8/2/2017

article Slot Machine Player: ‘Inside The Casino, We Heard It, We Felt It’ Of Explosions In Greektown
(Detroit) -- A series of underground explosions rock several buildings in and around Greektown Wednesday night. The blasts, thought to be electrical in nature, appeared...

7/19/2017

article Michigan marks 20th birthday of Detroit commercial casino legislation
(Michigan) -- To celebrate the 20th birthday of legislation that legalized commercial casinos in Detroit, the Michigan Gaming Control Board has revealed that the city...

7/18/2017

article Michigan collects $4.5bn in tax following gambling legalisation
(Michigan) -- Three casinos operating in the city of Detroit, Michigan have paid over $4.5bn in taxes to the state of Michigan since gambling was first permitted 20...
article Who's winning big at Detroit's casinos
(Michigan) -- A multitude of losing hands and stingy slots created a mountain of cash from Detroit's casinos since they were legalized 20 years ago today. The city...
article Motor City Casino winner says he was robbed inside
(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...

7/17/2017

article 9 gambling facts marking 20 years of Detroit casino law
(Michigan) -- A multitude of losing hands and stingy slots created a mountain of cash from Detroit's casinos since they were legalized 20 years ago today. The city...
article Detroit casinos have paid $4.5 billion in taxes to state, city since launch of commercial gambling
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos have paid approximately $4.5 billion in taxes to the state of Michigan and city of Detroit since the launch of commercial...

7/14/2017

article Revenue up for Detroit casinos
(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...

7/12/2017

article Detroit casinos' 2nd quarter revenue up slightly from last year
(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...

6/13/2017

article Detroit Casino Monthly Revenue Up from a Year Ago
(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
(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...

5/16/2017

article Drop in Detroit casino revenues, wagering taxes reported for April 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...

5/10/2017

article Detroit Casino Revenue Down in April from a Year Ago
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined April revenue of $121 million was down from the same month a year ago, according to the Michigan Gaming...

4/15/2017

article Detroit casinos post small profit for 2016 compared to 2017
(Michigan) -- The three Detroit casinos posted a small profit for 2016 compared to the previous year, according to new data released by Michigan Gaming Control Board....

4/14/2017

article Detroit Casino Revenues Up 5% to $131M in March
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board has released its latest results for Detroit, revealing the City’s three land-based casinos generated revenues of $...
article Detroit casinos post small profit for 2016 compared to 2017
(Michigan) -- The three Detroit casinos posted a small profit for 2016 compared to the previous year, according to new data released by Michigan Gaming Control Board....

3/14/2017

article Detroit casinos report small gain
(Detroit) -- Peninsula Reports released the numbers that show that the three existing casinos in Detroit increased their revenue and wagering taxes in February.

3/13/2017

article Detroit casino revenues report small aggregate gains over last year
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos had their revenue and wagering taxes for February reported earlier this month and the results revealed mostly fractional...

2/14/2017

article Detroit casinos' aggregate revenue in January up from last year
(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...

1/10/2017

article Detroit casinos' aggregate revenue rises slightly in 2016
(Michigan) -- Revenue for the three Detroit casinos totaled $1.4 billion in 2016, representing a 0.7 percent increase from 2015's total, the Michigan Gaming Control...

12/29/2016

article Michigan gaming regulator criticized over Detroit casino licensing protocols
(Michigan) -- A new report from the Michigan Office Of The Auditor General has controversially concluded that the Midwestern state’s gambling regulator has been...

12/28/2016

article Audit: 213 Detroit casino employees need more financial scrutiny for gaming license upgrades
(Michigan) -- An audit of three Detroit casinos released this week concluded that 213 employees were not licensed within guidelines of state gaming rules. The Michigan...

12/20/2016

article Detroit casino profits on the rise
(Michigan) -- Numbers reported by the Michigan Gaming Control Board for Nov. 2016 have added up to good news for Detroit casinos. There are currently three casinos in...

12/5/2016

article Jack Entertainment partners with Interblock for Detroit enhancement
(Detroit) -- American casino operator Jack Entertainment has partnered with luxury electronic table games manufacturer Interblock in order to bring a new stadium-style...

11/14/2016

article Detroit casino revenue drops for third straight month
(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,...

11/11/2016

article Detroit casino revenue drops for third straight month
(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,...

10/23/2016

article Detroit casino war — earn a car, trips, batting practice at Comerica
(Michigan) -- What was once a night out has turned into a battleground. Detroit's three casinos — MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCityCasino Hotel and Greektown Casino...

10/22/2016

article Detroit casino war — earn a car, trips, batting practice at Comerica
(Detroit) -- What was once a night out has turned into a battleground. Detroit's three casinos — MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCityCasino Hotel and Greektown Casino-...

10/14/2016

article Detroit Casino Win Up 5 Percent In Third Quarter
(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...

10/11/2016

article Detroit casino revenue down from August, up from 2015
(Michigan) -- Though revenue for Detroit’s three casinos in September was down compared to the previous month, third-quarter aggregate revenue was up compared to...
article Detroit casinos' revenue drops 3.2 percent in September
(Michigan) -- Revenue for the three casinos in Detroit dropped in September compared with the previous month but rose compared with the same month last year, the...

10/4/2016

article Jackpot winning couple kidnapped from Greektown Casino thanks 7 Action News for help getting justice
(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...

10/3/2016

article Police: Man kidnapped, robbed Greektown Casino patrons
(Detroit) -- Authorities arrested a man accused of kidnapping and robbing two senior citizens last month at Detroit’s Greektown Casino. Michigan State Police...

9/14/2016

article Detroit Casino Win Approaching $1 Billion For 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...

8/27/2016

article Dan Gilbert to move casino HQ to vacant school building
(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...

8/25/2016

article Gilbert's casino biz moving to old Greektown school
(Detroit) -- Dan Gilbert's casino enterprise plans to relocate its headquarters from one part of downtown Detroit to another and move into a vacant 148-year-old...

8/11/2016

article Detroit Casinos Post Strong July Revenues, But Ohio Shows a Different Story
(Detroit) -- Detroit casinos pulled in $118.5 million in revenue during July, a 9.1 percent jump compared to the month prior. The generated income represents a three...

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