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Detroit casinos report $110.4 million in aggregate revenue for September

12 October 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The three Detroit casinos reported $110.4 million in monthly aggregate revenue for September. Table games and slots generated $106.9 million in revenue, and retail sports betting produced $3.5 million in revenue.

The September market shares were:

- MGM Grand Detroit Casino, 45%
- MotorCity Casino, 34%
- Greektown Casino Hotel, 21%

The Detroit casinos reported $87.9 million in monthly aggregate revenue during September 2020 while operating at 15 percent capacity due to COVID-19 health concerns. In September 2019, the casinos reported $112.3 million in monthly aggregate revenue.

Table Games and Slot Revenue and Taxes

Monthly table games and slot revenue rose 21.6% from revenue reported for September 2020. September monthly revenue fell 4.7% compared with August results.

Compared with September 2020 results, monthly gaming revenue rose for all three casinos:

- MGM, 34% to $48.4 million
- MotorCity, 13.4% to $36.5 million
- Greektown, 12.4% to $22 million

Through 30 September, table games and slot gaming revenue rose 105.9% compared with results for the same nine months in 2020.

The three casinos paid $8.7 million in gaming taxes to the State of Michigan during September compared with $7.1 million for the same month last year.

The three Detroit casinos reported submitting $16.8 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the City of Detroit during September.

Third Quarter Table Games and Slot Revenue

Aggregate revenue was up 112.9% during the third quarter compared with the same period last year. Quarterly gaming revenue rose at each casino compared with the third quarter of 2020:

- MGM, $154.4 million, up 138.4%
- MotorCity, $111.6 million, up 95%
- Greektown, $68.8 million, up 95%

During the third quarter, the three Detroit casinos paid $27.1 million in gaming taxes to the State of Michigan compared with $12.7 million for the same period last year.

Retail Sports Betting Revenue and Taxes

Retail sports betting qualified adjusted gross receipts (QAGR) for September dropped 20.9% compared with September 2020 results. QAGR rose 109.8% compared with August 2021. September QAGR results by casino were:

- MGM, $1,341,262
- MotorCity, $1,237,488
- Greektown, $883,813

The casinos reported a total handle of $32,528,487, and total gross receipts were $3,459,841.

The casinos paid $130,885 in retail sports betting taxes to the State of Michigan and reported submitting $159,970 in taxes to the City of Detroit.

Through September 30, aggregate retail sports betting qualified adjusted gross receipts were:

- MGM, $5,740,373
- MotorCity, $6,693,261
- Greektown, $6,433,442

Fantasy Contests

During August, fantasy contest operators reported total adjusted revenues of $920,250 and paid taxes of $77,301 to the state.

Fantasy contest operators reported $10.4 million in aggregate fantasy contest adjusted revenues and paid $869,543 in state taxes through Aug. 31.

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