Detroit Casinos Fare Higher in March, Gaming Income Almost $114M


Posted on: April 13, 2021, 01:53h. 

Final up to date on: April 13, 2021, 02:49h.

The Detroit gaming trade reported a powerful exhibiting final month, because the three downtown business casinos reported mixed gross gaming income (GGR) of practically $114 million.

Detroit casino March 2021 gaming revenue
The cleansing squad at MotorCity On line casino is pictured final month. The on line casino was considered one of three in Detroit that noticed play return in March. (Picture: MotorCity On line casino)

MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity, and Greektown collectively gained $113.84 million. Desk video games and slot machines had been accountable for $110.87 million, and retail sports activities betting $2.97 million. 

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) ordered the three casinos to shut in mid-March of 2020. Because of this, final month’s efficiency represented a 93 p.c year-over-year GGR enhance. March was additionally a greater than 28 p.c premium on February 2021. 

MGM commanded a 39 p.c market share with GGR of $43.21 million. MotorCity was subsequent at 38 p.c by successful $42.04 million. Greektown positioned a distant third at $25.62 million.

Restrictions Stay, However Casinos Get well

Detroit’s three business casinos are actually trending in a constructive path. They proceed to extend their gaming numbers since being allowed to reopen on December 21 of final yr. 

Nonetheless, March 2021 brick-and-mortar GGR stays down significantly from previous to the pandemic.

In March of 2019, Detroit’s three casinos skilled their finest month ever. The gaming flooring gained a file $140.3 million — or about $26.5 million greater than they did final month.

Casinos stay beneath a collection of COVID-19 protocols aimed toward stopping continued unfold of the coronavirus. Most notably, the casinos are nonetheless restricted to working at a most capability of 30 p.c. 

MGM says there has not be a single time since reopening in December that the on line casino flooring reached its 30 p.c capability restrict. Regardless of by no means having to kind a waitlist for on line casino entry, MGM Grand and MotorCity have each debuted reside occupancy info on their respective web sites. 

Throughout this writing (April 13 at 4:30 pm ET), the MGM Grand Detroit web site disclosed it “is at the moment properly beneath capability. There isn’t any wait to enter the on line casino.” MotorCity said that it had “tons of” of gaming positions out there for occupancy. 

iGaming, Sports activities Betting Numbers Later

March’s GGR numbers for the Detroit casinos will drastically enhance when GGR for his or her on-line operations and cellular sportsbooks are revealed later within the month.

iGaming and on-line sports activities betting went reside in January of 2021. In February, web operations had been accountable for GGR of $89.2 million. On-line casinos gained $79.7 million, and cellular sportsbooks stored $9.5 million of the $301.9 million in bets wagered. 

If that GGR haul from iGaming and on-line sports activities betting is realized in March of 2021, the three Detroit casinos will truly be simply forward of the place they had been in March of 2019. 

Michigan residents and guests proceed to point out sturdy curiosity in web gaming and sports activities betting,” stated Richard Kalm, government director of the Michigan Gaming Management Board.

Every of the three Detroit casinos are operational on-line with iGaming and sports activities betting. MGM Grand makes use of BetMGM, MotorCity is partnered with FanDuel, and Greektown with the Barstool Sportsbook. 

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