About the Author

Geoffrey Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff’s interests include the legal online poker industry in the U.S. and abroad.

Detroit Casino Revenue Tops $100M in October

November 10, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan’s retail commercial casinos continued to prove resilient in October, despite COVID-19 restrictions limited them to 15% capacity. Detroit’s trio of commercial casinos (MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Greektown Casino-Hotel) brought in $101.4 million in monthly aggregate revenue for October. Those numbers, released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), marked an increase in […]

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Michigan Sports Betting: Where You Can Bet Right Now

October 15, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Online sports betting isn’t live yet in Michigan, but bettors in the Wolverine State can still place wagers at the state’s legal retail sportsbooks. The COVID-19 pandemic halted the progress of Michigan’s live sports betting industry for several months, but with the fall sports season in full swing, several retail sportsbooks are taking bets throughout […]

Detroit Casinos’ Performance Beat Expectations Despite COVID-19 Restrictions In

September 14, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan’s commercial casinos posted better-than-expected numbers in the first month of operations since mid-March. Despite restrictions limiting the casinos to 15 percent capacity, Michigan’s trio of Detroit commercial casinos took in $69.2 million in revenue for. Those numbers include revenue figures from MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino Hotel, and MotorCity Casino Hotel. The $69.2 […]

FBI Fingerprint Protocols Could Delay Michigan Online Gambling Launch

August 12, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan gaming regulators still hold an optimistic outlook on the possibility of a 2020 launch for legal online gambling. Those prospects could hit a snag, however, and it involves the FBI. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) needs FBI approval on language in the Michigan Lawful Internet Gaming Act, pertaining to fingerprint checks on gaming […]