Three Detroit Casinos Take In $108.1 Million In June

The three Detroit casinos reported aggregate revenue of $108.1 million for June, the Michigan Gaming Control Board has reported today.

Despite being limited to only nine days of full capacity in June due to COVID-19 precautions, MGM Grand, MotorCity, and Greektown casinos took in $105.8 million from table games and slots, and $2.3 million from sports betting. This figure is in line with recent months, when the three casinos reported $109.7 in aggregate revenue for May, and $108.9 for April. This marks the fifth consecutive month that the trio of Detroit-based casinos have combined to eclipse the $100 million mark. The last time the casinos were open for the entire month of June was in 2019, when aggregate revenue was reported at $117.5 for table games and slots.

Concerns over vaccinations, social distancing, and COVID-19 variants caused the city to limit the capacity at the three casinos for a little more than a week in June. The restrictions were lifted on June 22.

Once again, MGM Grand Detroit led the way in market share with 44%, followed by MotorCity Casino at 35%, and Greektown Casino with 21%.

Table Games And Slot Revenues For June 2021

According to the MGCB, gaming revenue by the three Detroit casinos for June:

  • MGM Grand: $46.3 million
  • MotorCity Casino: $37.2 million
  • Greektown Casino: $22.3 million

Revenue From Retail Sports Betting At Detroit Casinos For June 2021

The total handle in sports betting at the three casino locations was $24,378,868 for June, with gross receipts of $2,295,932, per the MGCB.

The casino breakdown for retail sports betting revenue:

  • MGM Grand: $680,434
  • MotorCity Casino: $796,206
  • Greektown Casino: $819,272

Gaming Taxes Paid To State Of Michigan For June 2021

For tables games and slots, the tax revenue reported from the Detroit casinos for June is:

  • Gaming Taxes: $8.6 million
  • Wagering Taxes & Payments to City of Detroit: $12.6 million

For retail sports betting, the tax revenue to Michigan is reported as:

  • $86,785 paid in taxes to State of Michigan
  • $106,071 paid to the City of Detroit.

Second Quarter 2021 Revenue Report

For the second quarter (months April-June), the revenue by casino from gaming was:

  • MGM Grand: $135.7 million
  • MotorCity Casino: $115.3 million
  • Greektown Casino: $70.2 million

In retail sports betting, the second quarter breakdown for 2021 is:

  • MGM Grand: $3,410,243
  • MotorCity Casino: $4,585,416
  • Greektown Casino: $4,546,994
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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.