Michigan Gaming Control Board approves license renewals for three Detroit casinos

Contact: Mary Kay Bean 313-456-1344

Detroit, November 10, 2020The Michigan Gaming Control Board today approved the renewal of casino licenses for MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino.

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 are renewable annually after payment of the $25,000 license fee and delivery of an annual report which includes information required under rules promulgated by the MGCB.

Agency staff conduct investigations each year to determine whether the casinos’ licenses may be renewed. Investigators and financial analysts examine reputational issues, integrity, capitalization, compliance, problem-gambling programs and ability to operate and maintain a casino.

The MGCB licenses and regulates persons and entities participating in or involved with casino gaming authorized under the Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act.

"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."