(CBS DETROIT) — Detroit’s three casinos reported $118.73 million in revenue in April, with the state collecting $9.5 million in taxes.
According to the Michigan Gaming Control Board, table games and slots generated $116.86 million while the remaining came from retail sports betting ($1.87 million).READ MORE: 'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At Schools
Officials say revenue in table games and slots rose 8.8% compared to last year; however, monthly revenue dropped 3.4% compared to March.
In addition, revenue through April 30 rose 10.4% compared to the first four months in 2021, in which the casinos operated at reduced capacity due to COVID-19-related concerns.
The board says the amount in taxes paid to the state increased from $8.7 million last year.
Here is a breakdown of revenue:
Table Games and Slot Revenue and Taxes
April table games and slots revenue rose 8.8% compared with April 2021 results. April monthly revenue dropped 3.4% compared with March revenue. Through April 30, the casinos’ table games and slots revenue rose 10.4% compared with the first four months of 2021. In early 2021, all three locations operated at reduced capacity because of COVID-19-related health concerns.
The casinos’ monthly gaming revenue results were mixed compared with April 2021:
- MGM, up 31.4% to $56.76 million
- MotorCity, down by 8.8% to $36.42 million
- Greektown, down 2.6% to $23.68 million
Retail Sports Betting Revenue and Taxes
The three Detroit casinos reported $24,785,686 in total retail sports betting handle, and total gross receipts were $1.9 million.
Retail sports betting qualified adjusted gross receipts (QAGR) were up by 21.3% in April compared with the same month last year. April QAGR fell by 3% compared with March results.
April QAGR by casino was:
- MGM, $405,385
- MotorCity, $552,841
- Greektown, $912,513
For March, fantasy contest operators reported total adjusted revenues of $984,560 and paid taxes of $82,703.
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