Michigan Casino News

Spike in COVID-19 Cases Pushes Back Detroit Casino Reopenings

July 27, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Michigan’s COVID-19 situation is too unstable to reopen Detroit casinos right now. State officials told Michigan Sharp they want to see the numbers at least stabilize, if not drop, before opening the doors in Detroit. At first glance, it doesn’t look like there’s a problem. On July 25, the state reported only 12 confirmed cases, […]

Detroit Casino Revenue Sees 60% Drop Due To Ongoing Closures

July 21, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Detroit’s three casino properties remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The closures, which started in March and have continued into July, have caused a 60% drop in revenue for the city’s casinos compared to this time last year. Michigan’s largest city is home to three gambling properties: Greektown Casino, Motor City Casino, and MGM […]

Retail Sportsbook Now Live At Four Winds Casinos’ Michigan Properties

July 14, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Sports betting is now live at the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos properties in New Buffalo, Hartford, and Dowagiac. To commemorate the launch, former Chicago Bears legend and Super Bowl champion Steve “Mongo” McMichael placed the first bet at Four Winds New Buffalo. His wager of choice? $20 on the Chicago Bears to […]

Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden Hopes Sports Betting Rollout Could Be ‘Model’ for Other States

July 13, 2020 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Despite the pandemic’s challenges, Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden has remained busy crafting sports legislation. He sponsored a bill that would increase the amount of money college athletes could earn from their likenesses. That could be a positive force in Michigan’s permissive betting environment, but Iden believes his legislation has important limits. Iden also said […]

Four Winds Casinos Forms Sports Betting Partnership With Kambi Group

July 6, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Global sports betting services provider Kambi Group announced a partnership with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to bring its online and retail sportsbook to 3 Four Winds Casino properties in Michigan. Kambi is set to install its full range of sportsbook offerings at Four Winds Casinos location in New Buffalo, Dowagiac, and Hartford, Michigan. This […]

PointsBet Teams With Detroit Tigers In First-Ever MLB Sportsbook Partnership

July 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The Detroit Tigers named global sportsbook operator PointsBet as their official gaming partner, the first such arrangement for any Major League Baseball team. The multi-year agreement, which starts with the upcoming 2020 season, will see PointsBet provide Tigers fans access to unique experiences, content, promotions, and more, both in and around Comerica Park, according to MLB.com. […]

Michigan Now Taking License Applications For Online Gambling And Sportsbooks

July 1, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Michigan online gambling and sports betting launching ahead of schedule just got a lot closer to reality. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced Wednesday it has begun accepting internet gambling and online sports betting licenses from tribal and commercial casinos in the state. Michigan legalized sports betting on March 11, mere days before businesses […]