Detroit Evening Report: Detroit casino revenue remains down in November

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Detroit’s three casinos reported $79.1 million in revenue for the month of November — down nearly 24% from November of last year.

According to the Michigan Gaming Control Board, $76 million of the $79.1 million in monthly aggregate revenue (AGR) for the month of November was generated from table games and slots, and $3.1 million from retail sports betting.

Revenues were impacted in the early part of the month by a strike. Unionized employees at Motor City Casino, MGM Grand Detroit and Hollywood Casino at Greektown walked off the job Oct. 17 over pay, benefits and staffing issues. 

Workers at MotorCity and Hollywood casinos agreed to a new tentative five-year agreement on Nov. 19, while MGM Grand workers settled a couple of weeks later. MGM Grand had 39% of the market in November. MotorCity had 34% and Hollywood Casino at Greektown had 27%, according to the gaming board.

The three casinos paid $9.4 million in wagering taxes to the city of Detroit last month. 

Other headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023:

  • More than 40 political and civic leaders have written an open letter to metro Detroiters asking for them to back Democratic Congressional candidate Adam Hollier.   
  • Officials with the No Labels political party are in town today speaking to the Detroit Economic Club.
  • Ford has plans to cut production of its F-150 pickup in half early next year, according to the Detroit Free Press. 
  • Atlanta police have arrested a woman who’s accused of trying to burn down the birthplace of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.