Detroit casino revenues hit $90.84m in January

Casinos were closed for most of December.
Casinos were closed for most of December.

January was the first full month the venues were open again after a second closure under Covid-19 countermeasures began in November.

US.- Detroit’s three casinos collectively generated US$90.84m in monthly aggregate revenue in January.

Figures from the Michigan Gaming Control Board show that casino table games and slots generated $86.78m in revenue, down 7.7 per cent compared to January 2020.

The figure was a riseo of 293.5 per cent compared to December, when casinos were closed for most of the month.

Casinos are still operating under strict capacity limits and other health and safety protocols due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For full-year 2020, Detroit casinos reported revenue of $620.4m, down 57 per cent compared from the $1.5bn taken in 2019.

Legal online betting in Michigan

Online betting is now legal in Michigan. The first nine casinos and their online platform partners were approved by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) last month. Further approvals are expected.

More than 100,000 people created online gambling accounts in the first week the regulated online market was open, according to geolocation company GeoComply.

Jonnie Sam at the Little River Casino in Manistee, said: “The numbers have been outstanding, not just for us but in general in the state of Michigan.”

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