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Detroit Casino Revenue Down in January Compared to Last Year

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Three city casinos report paying $13.3 million in January monthly taxes, other agreements to Detroit.

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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.


Melissa Mason, Research Associate

UM-Dearborn Political Science student. Thought interning at WDET would be interesting. Does data for “Detroit By The Numbers” and assists with “Detroit Today.”


Vincent Craig, Special Assignments Associate Producer

Avid sports fan with a knack for enjoying the support roles


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