About the Author

Brian Carlton

Brian Carlton is an award-winning journalist who has covered casinos, the gaming, and finance industries for more than a decade. His work has been published by the BBC and a variety of newspapers across the U.S. He currently writes for Colorado Sharp and Bonus.com.

FireKeepers Opens Michigan’s First Tribal Sportsbook

August 5, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

FireKeepers casino in Battle Creek has made history, becoming the first tribal casino in Michigan to open its own sportsbook, rather than partnering with an existing operation. Now sure, you may have to do a double-take on that. After all, doesn’t Bay Mills have a sportsbook on-site? What about the Little River Band’s casino? That’s […]

Spike in COVID-19 Cases Pushes Back Detroit Casino Reopenings

July 27, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Michigan’s COVID-19 situation is too unstable to reopen Detroit casinos right now. State officials told Michigan Casino Review Bank they want to see the numbers at least stabilize, if not drop, before opening the doors in Detroit. At first glance, it doesn’t look like there’s a problem. On July 25, the state reported only 12 confirmed cases, […]

No Smoking Allowed: Michigan Casinos Temporarily Ban Lighting Up

June 22, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

The plan is for Michigan casinos to reopen by July 4, as the state enters Phase 5. In order to do that, however, casinos will have to follow a unique list of rules. From smoking bans to visitor restrictions, state officials are going beyond what’s worked in Nevada and Colorado. For that, you can blame […]