Detroit casino revenues and wagering taxes reported for April 2017

Contact: Mary Kay Bean 313-456-1344

Detroit, May 10, 2017 - The three Detroit casinos’ April aggregate revenue of $121 million was 1.1 percent below April 2016 revenue and 7.8 percent lower than March 2017 results.  Year-to-date aggregate revenue of $481.4 million was 1.8 percent higher than January through April results last year.

Revenue declined at all three casinos compared with April 2016 revenue: MGM, by 1.7 percent to $49.6 million, MotorCity, by 0.5 percent to $42.1 million and Greektown by 0.9 percent to $29.3 million.

April market shares were:

  • MGM, 41 percent

  • MotorCity, 35 percent

  • Greektown, 24 percent

The three Detroit casinos paid $9.8 million in gaming taxes to the state of Michigan during April compared with $9.9 million for the same period last year.

The three Detroit casinos reported submitting $14.4 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the city of Detroit during April.

"The Michigan Gaming Control Board shall ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the State of Michigan."