Detroit casinos to reopen this week

Capacity restrictions will be in place until January at least.
Capacity restrictions will be in place until January at least.

MotorCity Casino Hotel and MGM Grand Detroit will reopen on Wednesday. Greektown Casino has yet to announce a date.

US.- Casinos in Detroit are preparing to reopen after more than a month of closure due to Covid-19 measures in Michigan announced by governor Gretchen Whitmera.

According to company officials, MotorCity Casino Hotel and MGM Grand Detroit will reopen on Wednesday. Detroit’s third property, Greektown Casino, had not announced a date.

Casinos are permitted to reopen with a capacity limit of 100, social distancing measures, and with no food and drink services. The restrictions will apply until at least January 15.

MGM said it will be operating 1,500 slots, video poker machines and the BetMGM Sportsbook from Wednesday. Table games will resume on Saturday.

MotorCity will turn off some slot machines, remove seats at table games and use plexiglass barriers.

Detroit’s three casinos have struggled through the pandemic, with revenues down by more than half last month.

In November, the state of Michigan earned just $3.9m in tax revenues from the properties, down from $10.1m for the same month last year.