Michigan operators report $113.1 million in August gross internet gaming and sports betting receipts

Contact: Mary Kay Bean 313-456-1344

Detroit, Sept. 16, 2021 - Internet gaming operators in Michigan reported $97.2 million in internet gaming gross receipts for August, producing the highest monthly total since the January launch by surpassing March's $95.1 million total. Internet sports betting operators received $15.9 million in total gross sports betting receipts and reported a total handle of $192.3 million for the month for a 2.3 percent increase from July results.

Taxes and payments are based on adjusted gross receipts, which were $87.6 million for internet gaming. Internet sports betting adjusted gross receipts were $7.5 million during August. Adjusted gross receipts include deductions for the monetary value of free play incentives provided to and wagered by bettors. The operators delivered more than $18.4 million in taxes and payments to the State of Michigan including:

  • Internet gaming taxes/payments: $17.9 million
  • Internet sports betting taxes/payments: $540,706

Internet gaming adjusted gross receipts in August increased 5.4 percent month-over-month.

For internet gaming, the state receives 70 percent of the total tax from the commercial operators and 80 percent of the total payment from tribal operators. The tax and payment rate ranges from 20 percent to 28 percent based on yearly adjusted gross receipts.

For internet sports betting, commercial operators pay 70 percent of the 8.4 percent tax to the state and 30 percent to the city of Detroit. Tribal operators make an 8.4 percent payment to the state on adjusted gross sports betting receipts.

The three Detroit casinos reported city wagering taxes and municipal services fees of $5.1 million for:

  • Internet gaming taxes and fees: $4.9 million
  • Internet sports betting taxes and fees: $216,699

Tribal operators reported $2 million in wagering payments to the tribes' governing bodies.

From the Jan. 22 launch through August 31, aggregate internet gaming adjusted gross receipts totaled $606.3 million and aggregate internet sports betting adjusted gross sports betting receipts were $60.5 million.

An online gaming and sports betting revenue distribution table is available on the agency's website.

During August, 14 operators were authorized for both forms of online wagering. Details for each operator's internet gaming and internet sports betting results are available in tables published on the MGCB website.

Gambling in any form is for entertainment purposes only. If someone has a gambling problem, please call the state's 24-hour, toll-free helpline at 1-800-270-7117 or the MGCB's responsible gaming section at  1-888-223-3044. You also may visit the MGCB website at www.michigan.gov/mgcb for information on self-exclusion programs including the Disassociated Persons List and the Internet Gaming and Sports Betting Responsible Gaming Database.

 

"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."