Michigan Casino News

Michigan Senate Amends Online Gaming Bill To Allow Multi-State Online Poker

October 1, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Today, the Michigan State Senate passed bill SB991, which would amend the Lawful Internet Gaming Act to allow the state to join multi-state online poker pools. The bill still needs sign-off from the state House of Representatives and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before it becomes law.  Michigan’s Lawful Internet Gaming Act originally included language allowing multi-state […]

Detroit Casinos’ Performance Beat Expectations Despite COVID-19 Restrictions In August

September 14, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan’s commercial casinos posted better-than-expected numbers in the first month of operations since mid-March. Despite restrictions limiting the casinos to 15 percent capacity, Michigan’s trio of Detroit commercial casinos took in $69.2 million in revenue for August. Those numbers include revenue figures from MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino Hotel, and MotorCity Casino Hotel. The $69.2 […]

William Hill To Launch Sportsbook At Turtle Creek Casino

September 10, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

William Hill is gearing up to launch a sportsbook in northern Michigan’s Turtle Creek Casinos. The Traverse City property will soon be home to the Onyx Sports Bar & Grill by William Hill. The plans also include a satellite location at Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown. William Hill and Turtle Creek originally planned to open […]

Lions Form Sports Betting Partnership With BetMGM

September 3, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The Detroit Lions have announced that BetMGM will become the team’s official sports betting partner, the first such partnership for the franchise. The partnership will include BetMGM sponsoring fan activities and giveaways, including Lions Bingo and Lions Perks. BetMGM will also sponsor team broadcast programming, digital marketing assets, and in-stadium promotions and signage. The partnership […]

Evolution Gaming and BetMGM Ink US Market Access Deal

September 1, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

BetMGM (a joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts International) and Evolution Gaming have signed a deal to bring live casino games to online casinos in regulated markets across the US, including Michigan. Under the agreement, Evolution will offer live casino services through BetMGM’s various brands nationwide.  The first phase of the deal will […]

Little River Casino Resort to Ban 3 Types of Face Masks

August 31, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The Little River Casino Resort in Manistee recently announced a change to its mandatory face mask policy that will disallow three types of facial coverings in the casino starting Sept. 7. The casino announced the policy change in a recent update to its FAQ page. The ban extends to bandanas, gaiters, and masks with valves, […]

7 Of The Best Sports Bars In Detroit

August 25, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Michigan is no stranger to the sports community. In fact, Detroit has the distinction of hosting a pro team for each major sport: the Red Wings (hockey), the Lions (football), the Pistons (basketball), and the Tigers (baseball).  And as is true of any metropolitan hub, Detroit has a wealth of bars that give sports fans […]