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Detroit Casinos Report $82.8M in October Revenue




The three Detroit casinos reported $82.8 million in monthly aggregate revenue (AGR) for the month of October 2023, of which $81.7 million was generated from table games and slots, and $1.1 million from retail sports betting.

The October market shares were:

  • MGM, 46%
  • MotorCity, 31%
  • Hollywood Casino at Greektown, 23%

Table Games and Slot Revenue and Taxes

October 2023 table games and slot revenue decreased 18.9% when compared to October 2022 results. October monthly revenue was 18.3% lower than September 2023. From January 1 through Sept. 30, the Detroit casinos’ table games and slots revenue decreased by 1.3% compared to the same period last year.

The casinos’ monthly gaming revenue results all decreased compared to October 2022:

  • MGM, down 19.6% to $37.3 million
  • MotorCity, down 22.8% to $25 million
  • Hollywood Casino at Greektown, down 11.7% to $19.4 million

During October, the three Detroit casinos paid $6.6 million in gaming taxes to the State of Michigan. They paid $8.2 million for the same month last year.

The casinos reported submitting $10.1 million in wagering taxes and development agreement payments to the City of Detroit in October.

Retail Sports Betting Revenue and Taxes

The three Detroit casinos reported $18.1 million in total retail sports betting handle, and total gross receipts were $1.1 million for the month of October.

Retail sports betting qualified adjusted gross receipts (QAGR) were down 46.3% when compared to October 2022. October QAGR was down by 28.6% compared to September 2023.

October QAGR by casino was:

  • MGM: $365,705
  • MotorCity: $669,028
  • Hollywood Casino at Greektown: $90,430

During October, the casinos paid $42,531 in gaming taxes to the state and reported submitting $51,982 in wagering taxes to the City of Detroit based on retail sports betting revenue.

Fantasy Contests

For September, fantasy contest operators reported total adjusted revenues of $2.1 million and paid taxes of $178,346.

From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, fantasy contest operators reported $16.8 million in aggregate fantasy contest adjusted revenues and paid $1.4 million in taxes.


IGT’s Tiger and Dragon Game Debuts in #1 Position on Eilers & Krejcik’s US & Canada Game Performance Report




International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that its Tiger and Dragon multi-level progressive (MLP) game debuted in the number-one position on Eilers & Krejcik’s May 2024 US & Canada Game Performance Report in the “Top Indexing NEW Games – Premium Leased & WAP” category. Tiger and Dragon Cash on Reels took the top position by performing at more than 2.8X zone average and Tiger and Dragon Multipliers ranked third for performing at more than 2.5X zone average.

“Building on the tremendous success of IGT’s Prosperity Link and Mystery of the Lamp games, Tiger and Dragon earning this number-one position in Eiler & Krejcik’s May 2024 game performance report validates our commitment to delivering the industry’s best MLP games. Both Tiger and Dragon themes deliver compelling gameplay mechanics, vibrant graphics, and stunning merchandising that provide our casino operator partners with games that players truly love to play,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming.

IGT’s Tiger and Dragon is housed on IGT’s PeakCurve 49 cabinet and features three unique bonuses: Tiger, Dragon, and the combined Tiger and Dragon bonus. The game introduces an entirely new lock-and-respin and reveals a bonus structure featuring money ball symbols with credit values that can combine. In another new game mechanic, when gong symbols on reels land in the same row, monetary winnings are revealed. Adding to the gameplay excitement are the game’s “up arrows” that appear on reels and increase credit values exponentially.

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Caesars’ Temporary Casino Generates $222M in Gaming Revenue Since Opening Last Year




The temporary Caesars casino has generated $222 million in gaming revenue since opening last Year.

Meanwhile, construction continues on the permanent casino right next door.

Danville has received nearly $20 million of that as part of their agreement – $7 million more than expected.

“We figured it would be more, but we didn’t know it was gonna be this much more. That’s all great, actually, because it’s a temporary facility. It’s in a tent. They don’t have near the number of games that they would have in the full casino,” said Ken Larking, Danville City Manager.


Larking says the money is going toward neighborhood parks, school improvements, economic development and more.

“We want to invest in what would grow our city including more businesses, more opportunities for jobs, better quality of life, better recreational amenities, better education, workforce development, those are the kinds of things that we’re investing in,” Larking added.

General Manager Chris Albrecht says the temporary casino sees around 100,000 visitors per month. He expects that number to grow substantially once the permanent casino opens.

“That’s really going to bring a lot more customers from further away when we have all the offerings from the hotel, the restaurants, the entertainment meeting space, the pool, and the spa. It’s going to drive visitation from even further and further away. So, we’re really excited to move next door here in the next few months,” Albrecht said.

Their current staff will also jump from about 400 people to around 1200.


“Those jobs are number one and that incremental revenue to the city will help support existing businesses and hopefully new investment into this market as well,” Albrecht said.

They say the permanent casino is still on track to open by the end of the year.

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Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Opens Expanded Casino Floor, New Poker Room




Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River has opened its casino floor addition, representing a significant milestone in a $275 million expansion project. Spanning 25,000 sq. ft., the extended casino floor features a curated selection of gaming options. Players can now try their luck at one of the 300 new slot machines or eight additional table games.

Further enhancing its gaming lineup, the expansion also introduces the highly requested World Series of Poker – Poker Room. With a lavish design and upscale ambience, poker enthusiasts and casual players alike can enjoy a range of cash games with favorites like Three Card Poker and Texas Hold’em. The poker room is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 am and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 am.

Additionally, guests can enjoy Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River’s new 22-seat casino bar located on the expanded floor. Offering nine of the latest bar-top video games, eight beer taps, bar seating and lounge seating, the casino bar is open daily from 9:00 am to 2:00 am.

“We are ecstatic to reach this milestone in our expansion process and unveil the expanded gaming floor, which represents the culmination of months of hard work and dedication both from our internal team members and general contractor, Robins & Morton. Every detail of the casino floor expansion was selected to ensure memorable experiences and we are confident that our new amenities and offerings will exceed our guests’ expectations,” Lumpy Lambert, General Manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, said.

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