For the second consecutive month, Michigan casino (including Michigan online casinos) and sports betting revenue have increased, according to figures recently released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. It’s a much-needed rebound following the 100-day state-mandated casino closures this spring, and signs of life in a market battered by the pandemic.
Michigan Sports Betting September Revenue
For the month of September, Michigan’s total sports betting handle was just over $33.5 million, a 113% increase over August’s take. That translates to nearly $4.4 million in revenue for the state.
As for how individual casinos fared, MGM Grand Detroit, with its self-branded BetMGM Sports Lounge, edged out MotorCity Casino for the top spot, taking in over $14.6 million in handle for September. MotorCity for its part, took in just under $13 million in September handle through its FanDuel Sportsbook partnership. Last but not least is Greektown Casino, home of the recently opened Barstool Sportsbook, which collected $5.8 million in sports wagers last month.
Michigan Casino September Revenue
September was a solid month for Detroit’s three land casinos as well. Despite still operating at a capacity capped at 15%, casinos in Detroit took in just under $88 million in revenue for September, a 27.5% increase over last month. MGM Grand Detroit again came out on top with $36.1 million in revenue. Right on its heels is MotorCity, which took in $32.2 million. Greektown’s September revenue was just under $19.6 million.
The numbers are promising, but overall gambling revenue in Michigan is down sharply from last year, by more than 55%.