Michigan Online Revenues Drop 0.4% in August

The Michigan Gaming Control Board revealed that the state's online betting numbers hit $175.4 million in August, representing a 0.4% drop when compared to the month prior.

Online casino gaming receipts were $152.2 million for the month, while sportsbetting revenues were $23.2 million. Handle for the month was up 8.8% for sportsbetting to $218.5 million.

The state's gambling operators paid $28.6 million in online casino gaming taxes and $1.1 million in online sportsbetting taxes. Detroit's three casinos paid $7.3 million in taxes, while tribal operators paid $3.6 million.

Numbers will likely rise in the coming months as the football, hockey, and baseball seasons get underway.

In other Wolverine State developments, the state's gaming regulator met with representatives from the city of Flint, which has seen a number of illegal casinos popping up. The groups were discussing strategies for fighting the illicit casinos and the impact the spots have on regulated betting throughout the state.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.


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