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US – Michigan’s online sportsbooks increase in August with online gaming reaching new heights

Volume at Michigan’s online sportsbooks narrowly ticked up in August to more than $192m, pushing Michigan past $2bn in online and retail wagering for the year. The modest gain did not lead to more revenue, though, as sportsbooks set the stage for four of the busiest months of the year. “August marks the beginning of…

US – Detroit’s casinos down 29 per cent from before the pandemic

The three Detroit casinos reported $86.38m in monthly aggregate revenue during February while operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19 health concerns. Table games and slots generated $86.46m in revenue while retail sports betting produced a $77,627 loss. MGM Grand Detroit Casino had 40 per cent of the market, MotorCity Casino had 36 per cent…

US – WynnBET partners with Detroit Pistons

WynnBET is now a partner of the Detroit Pistons. As part of the multi-year deal, several new co-branded marketing efforts will be introduced that enhance the fan experience, providing fresh ways for the devoted base to interact with their favourite team beyond just game day – both online and off. Anchoring the partnership is a…

US – Management team takes over ownership of JACK Entertainment

There has been a behind the scenes change of ownership at JACK Entertainment with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the Founder and Owner of JACK Entertainment, selling the casino company to its management team in December. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Board Chairman Matthew P. Cullen did confirm: “As of…

US – Penn National to open Barstool Sportsbook at Greektown Casino Hotel

Penn National Gaming expects to open its Barstool Sportsbook at Greektown Casino Hotel on 23 December 2020, subject to any final regulatory approvals. “We are thrilled to be opening our new Barstool Sportsbook,” said John Drake, Vice President and General Manager at Greektown Casino. “The new design showcases the spirit of the Barstool Sports brand,…

US – Detroit casinos to lose $67m during three-week shutdown

Michigan’s commercial casinos all must close for three weeks, as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order Nov. 15. With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high in the state, the emergency order forces the casinos to close from November 18 to December 8. The state’s commercial casinos, all located in…

US – Michigan Governor orders closure of Detroit’s casinos

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the closure of the three casinos in Detroit for three weeks beginning November 18 to fight against what she described as the ‘worst moment’ yet in the COVID-19 pandemic. Motor City, Greektown, operated by Penn National Gaming, and MGM Resort International’s MGM Grand Detroit will all close. Deutsche Bank…

US – Michigan Gaming Control Board approves license renewals for three Detroit casinos

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has approved the renewal of casino licenses for MGM Grand Detroit Casino, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino Hotel. The board voted 3-0 to accept the renewal recommendation from MGCB staff. The fourth board member was absent. A commercial casino license is issued for a one-year period in Michigan. All licenses…

US – Detroit Red Wings renew and expand BetMGM partnership

The Detroit Red Wings have renewed and expanded their strategic partnership with BetMGM, a market-leading sports betting and gaming platform joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings. “We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with BetMGM,” said Peter Kent, Detroit Red Wings Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. “We’ll continue to work together to…