Detroit Evening Report: Casinos brought in $1.2B in revenue in 2023, gaming board reports

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Detroit’s three casinos brought in more than $1.2 billion in revenue last year, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board

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MGM Grand had the largest share of the market last year at 46%, followed by Motor City with 31% and Hollywood Casino at Greektown with 23%. The three casinos paid the State of Michigan $99.5 million in wagering taxes in 2023. In December alone, the casinos paid $13.8 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the city of Detroit. 

Compared to 2022, yearly gaming revenue in 2023 from slots and table games for the three casinos in 2023 were down 6% at $564 million for MGM; down 5.8% at $373.6 million for Motor City; and up by 9.5% to $285.2 million for Hollywood Casino at Greektown.

Other headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024:

  • A Detroit News/WDIV poll shows former President Donald Trump leading incumbent President Joe Biden in Michigan by a margin of 8 percentage points.  
  • U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich), and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, says her team returned more than $11.8 million to constituents in 2023.
  • Wayne State University will host a series of events beginning this week to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including a panel discussion on Thursday and a formal program on the “Arts, Culture and Music of the Movement” on Friday.
  • Detroiters should prepare for a blast of winter weather late this week, with forecasters saying the area could get up to six inches of snow Friday night into Saturday.

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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.