Detroit Casino Revenue Down in August Compared to Last Year

Detroit’s three casinos’ combined August revenue of $111.5 million was down from the same month a year, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

The three casinos also reported paying $13.3 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the city of Detroit and $9 million in gaming taxes to the state of Michigan.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board says MGM’s market share in August was 43 percent followed by MotorCity with 34 percent and Greektown with 23 percent.

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