Detroit casino revenue edges up month-on-month in May
| By Robert Fletcher
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has reported a slight month-on-month rise in revenue from the three land-based commercial casinos in Detroit, with revenue up across casino gaming and sports betting.
Aggregate revenue for the month amounted to $110.0m (£77.6m/€90.2m), up 0.9% from $109.0m in April this year.
The MGCB noted that year-on-year comparisons were not available as casinos were closed for all of May 2020 due to state-wide restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
However, the regulator did reveal that revenue was 12.6% lower than the $125.8m posted in May of 2019, but added that casinos are currently having to operate at limited capacity in line with continuing Covid-19 measures.
Of the total revenue generated in May, $108.0m was attributed to slots and table games – up 0.5% from April, while sports betting revenue climbed 20.0% to $1.8m.
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