Michigan online casino revenue soars to $175.3m in November

December 20, 2023
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Activity was up despite the recent land-based casino strike in Detroit.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has published its statewide online casino revenue numbers for the month of November. Despite the ongoing Detroit casino workers’ strike, the state pulled in an all-time monthly high in November.

Online casino revenue for the month reached $175.3m, the state’s highest total to date, beating out March’s $171.8m high. Results for November surpassed online casino revenue posted in October by 9.4% and reflected a year-over-year increase of 20.6%.

According to the Control Board’s report, Michigan is on target to post its best year to date. Revenue so far this year has already reached and exceeded the state’s 2022 yearly total of $1.43bn by 22%.

BetMGM Michigan claimed the title of top online casino app for the month and posted a November revenue total of $46.7m. FanDuel Michigan followed close behind and reported its highest month on record with revenue for the online casino app reaching $43.9m.

Michigan’s online casinos paid close to $32.9m in state taxes and fees during November.

The state’s land-based casinos in Detroit, however, recently reported drops in revenue when compared to October’s report. November’s Detroit casino revenue fell by 7% from the previous month.

Decreases in revenue per casino were significant as well. MGM’s November revenue fell by 34.4%, while MotorCity and Hollywood Casino at Greektown reported decreases of 17.8% and 10.8% respectively.

Workers from Hollywood Casino at Greektown and MotorCity Casino were on strike for 19 days in November, while workers from BetMGM Grand Detroit were on strike for the entire month.

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