Michigan Online Sports Betting Revenue Surges In June

Michigan bettors are still showing plenty of interest in online wagering, even during the slowest part of the US sports betting calendar.

The state’s 13 mobile sports betting apps generated just over $235 million in handle for June. That figure marks a third straight month with online wagering handle in the $235-$250 million range.

While handle remained steady, revenue from online sports betting grew 69.7% month-to-month in June. The $16,760,379 in June revenue represents the second-highest total in that category since the January debut of mobile sports betting.

Online casino revenue took a dip in June, with combined revenue ending up at $66,193,027.

MICHIGAN ONLINE SPORTS BETTING REVENUE JUNE 2021*

MI SportsbooksCasino PartnerOnline Betting HandleAdjusted Gross Sports Betting ReceiptsYTD Revenue
FanDuel SportsbookMotorCity Casino Hotel$77,291,086
$8,100,504$14,662,044
DraftKings SportsbookBay Mills Indian Community$56,476,772
$3,308,005
$933,287
BetMGMMGM Grand Detroit$52,093,347$4,193,510
$19,494,906
Barstool SportsbookGreektown Casino Hotel$16,709,310$1,453,186$7,345,113
PointsBetLac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
$10,213,141-$2,784-$1,054,041
William HillGrand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
$7,913,412
$306,194
$485,850
WynnBETSault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians$5,460,421-$464,099-$79,173
FOX BetLittle Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians$3,731,852$195,351$625,834
BetRiversLittle River Band of Ottawa Indians$2,463,189
-$6,130
-$639,720
TwinSpiresHannahville Indian Community
$1,250,656
-$98,182
-$535,063
Golden Nugget SportsbookKeweenaw Bay Indian Community
$914,393$50,036
-$7,842
Four Winds SportsbookPokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
$607,100-$275,211-$723,147
FireKeepers SportsbookNottawaseppi Huron Band of Pottawatomi Indians
$656-$1-$1
Totals$237,551,158$16,760,379
$40,508,046

A few of Michigan’s 13 mobile sports betting apps are still seeing promo credits (welcome bonuses, other promotions) outweigh monthly gross revenue. Six online sportsbooks posted negative adjusted gross sports betting receipts in June.

In spite of those totals, June marked the second-highest revenue month in the history of online sports betting in Michigan. Mobile sportsbooks pulled $16,760,379 in June revenue. Only March revenue ($18,981,089) exceeds that figure.

FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM, and DraftKings Sportsbook account for more than 75% of all bets placed at online sportsbooks in June. FireKeepers Sportsbook debuted in Michigan in June, bringing the total number of operating mobile sports betting apps to 13.

MICHIGAN ONLINE CASINO REVENUE JUNE 2021*

MI Online CasinosCasino PartnerAdjusted Gross ReceiptsYTD Revenue 2021
BetMGMMGM Grand Detroit
$16,216,293$157,900,728
DraftKings CasinoBay Mills Indian Community$13,927,176$76,858,896
FanDuel CasinoMotorCity Casino Hotel$13,351,559$80,057,832
BetRiversLittle River Band of Ottawa Indians$5,390,828$28,544,107
Golden NuggetKeweenaw Bay Indian Community$3,904,877$16,349,363
WynnBETSault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians$3,502,554
$17,772,769
PokerStars CasinoLittle Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians$2,960,859
$22,823,221
Barstool CasinoGreektown Casino Hotel$2,559,294$16,812,240
Four Winds CasinoPokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians$1,879,978
$6,929,560
TwinSpiresHannahville Indian Community$1,274,757
$7,316,413
PlayGunLake.comGun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians$526,680$1,144,568
PointsBet CasinoLac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians$514,809$1,127,170
William Hill CasinoGrand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
$172,651$1,917,256
FireKeepers CasinoNottawaseppi Huron Band of Pottawatomi Indians
$10,712$10,712
Totals$66,193,027$435,564,835

Online casinos revenue took a big drop month-to-month from May to June. Adjusted gross receipts (AGR) from the state’s 14 online casino apps finished up at $66,193,207 for the month.

Monthly AGR had come in at over $88 million in each of the three previous months. BetMGM produced $33.67 million in gross revenue in June, but adjustments brought that total down to $16,216,293 in AGR for June.

Michigan’s online casinos have generated $435,564,835 in adjusted revenue so far in 2021. That puts the state on pace to clear $870 million in revenue by the end of the year.

Between mobile casinos and online sports betting, mobile casino apps have been the big winner for the state in terms of tax collection. Online casino revenue has yielded $85.2 million in tax revenue for the state so far this year.

The monthly revenue reports from the Michigan Gaming Control Board can be viewed here.

About the Author

Geoffrey Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff’s interests include the legal online poker industry in the U.S. and abroad.