Detroit Casino Revenue Down in January Compared to Last Year

Detroit’s three casinos’ combined January revenue of $111.4 million was down from the same month a year ago, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

Casino taxes are the city’s third largest source of revenue behind income taxes and state revenue sharing.

The three casinos 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 in January.

January revenues dropped 0.5 percent in 2018 from 2017’s earning at the three casinos.

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

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