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The three commercial casinos in Detroit had a good month of October, as they generated $101.4 million in revenues for the period.
The casinos generated $7.6 million in sportsbetting revenues, and wagers were up 72.7% from September's numbers. The top market for sports wagering was the MGM Grand, which had $3.7 million in revenues. The MotorCity Casino had $2.2 million in revenues, and Greektown had $1.7 million in revenues.
The casinos paid $287,166 in state taxes on sports wagering for the month, and $350,980 in taxes to the city of Detroit for the activity.
Revenues for casino games were down compared to last year due to having to operate at 15% capacity because of Covid. Table games and slot revenues were down 18.9% from last year. Year to date numbers for the games is $550 million in revenues and they paid $7.6 million in taxes to the state for both games.
Detroit casinos closed in March due to Covid, having re-opened in a limited capacity in August. The addition of sportsbetting has softened some of the blow, and online gaming is coming around the corner to help let punters gamble within their homes.