Michigan Casino News

Detroit’s Sportsbooks Roll Out The Red Carpet

August 24, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

With the recent legalization of sports betting in Michigan, the three casinos in Detroit, the MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino, and the MotorCity Casino have rolled out the red carpet for bettors. Each casino has built a state of the art sportsbook that features plenty of betting windows and dozens of 24/7 betting kiosks to […]

FBI Fingerprint Protocols Could Delay Michigan Online Gambling Launch

August 12, 2020 | By: Geoffrey Fisk

Michigan gaming regulators still hold an optimistic outlook on the possibility of a 2020 launch for legal online gambling. Those prospects could hit a snag, however, and it involves the FBI. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) needs FBI approval on language in the Michigan Lawful Internet Gaming Act, pertaining to fingerprint checks on gaming […]

FireKeepers Opens Michigan’s First Tribal Sportsbook

August 5, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

FireKeepers casino in Battle Creek has made history, becoming the first tribal casino in Michigan to open its own sportsbook, rather than partnering with an existing operation. Now sure, you may have to do a double-take on that. After all, doesn’t Bay Mills have a sportsbook on-site? What about the Little River Band’s casino? That’s […]

Detroit Casinos to Reopen With New Safety Requirements, Capacity Restrictions

August 3, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Detroit’s casinos are set to reopen on Wednesday, August 5, after nearly five months of remaining closed due to Covid-19 and related stay-at-home orders. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order will allow Detroit’s three properties–Motor City, MGM Grand Detroit, and Greektown–to reopen at 15% capacity.  In addition to the truncated capacity, Whitmer is requiring added […]

BetAmerica Launching Sports Betting, iGaming Platform In Michigan

July 29, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

BetAmerica will enter the Michigan sports betting and iGaming market through a partnership with the Hannahville Indian Community, parent company Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced Wednesday. The launch will include a retail BetAmerica-branded sportsbook at Island Resort & Casino in Harris, as well as a BetAmerica online sportsbook and online casino platform available statewide. The […]

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 […]