Detroit casino revenues and wagering taxes reported for March, first quarter 2018

Contact: Mary Kay Bean 313-456-1344

Detroit, April 12, 2018 - The three Detroit casinos reported an overall record $138.6 million in aggregate revenue during March, which is the highest monthly total since the casinos opened in 1999 and 2000. The previous record of $135.3 million was set in March 2012.

Monthly aggregate revenue at $138.6 million was 5.7 percent higher than March 2017 results and 25.9 percent higher than February 2018 revenue.

MGM gained its highest ever monthly aggregate revenue at $58.1 million, which exceeded its previous monthly record of $57.2 million set in March 2012. MotorCity Casino also delivered its highest ever monthly aggregate revenue at $49.3 million, besting its previous record of $45.8 million set in March 2013. Greektown Casino earned its highest monthly aggregate revenue of $34.7 million in March 2013.

First-quarter 2018 aggregate revenue of $360.2 million dropped a fractional 0.1 percent from last year’s first-quarter results. 

Revenue detail

 

Casino

March results

in millions

Percentage increase (decrease) vs. March 2017

First Quarter Results

in millions

Percentage increase (decrease)

vs. Q1 2017

MGM

$58.1

7.3

$151.7

1.6

MotorCity

$49.3

9.3

$125.6

1.2

Greektown

$31.2

(2.3)

$  82.9

(4.7)

 

The March monthly market shares were:

  • MGM, 42 percent

  • MotorCity, 36 percent

  • Greektown, 22 percent

During March, the three Detroit casinos paid $11.2 million in state gaming taxes compared with $10.6 million in March 2017. The three Detroit casinos paid $29.18 million in state gaming taxes during the first quarter compared with $29.20 million during the first quarter of 2017.

The three Detroit casinos reported submitting $16.5 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the City of Detroit during March.

"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."